I think when I finally get “real” internet back, I’m going to have deja vu of when we first got cable after having only known dial-up. Yes, we are still waiting for our router. My neighbor has great signal. Thanks neighbsy!
Today was the big day! I am the proud new mom of an adorable little boy.
All together now: “awwwww!” Everyone meet Teddie. or Teddy. I’m still waffling. Although, Teddie is a kind of peanut butter, it could sort of be a tribute to nut butters world wide. I’ve never had it before, though – so if you tell me it’s dreadful, I may well just stick to Teddy. It is the name he came with, and while I love the name Dyson or Roomba for a male horse since they suck up all of your money like a vacuum cleaner, Teddy is very fitting for this big little guy.
Everything went quite well, and he was very well behaved stepping off the trailer. Always a relief. It’s sort of nerve-racking unloading a new horse in new environment, and then introducing them to his new pasture mate. Who, by the way, isn’t too fond of him even though Teddy/ie just wants a friend – though I’ll bet by the time I go to see him tomorrow they’ll be just fine.
I’m boarding him so that I will have more room and facilities to ride him – at home, we just have tonnnsss of trails, but not much of a large flat area to do dressage and general training. Which, is perfect for my mom and I love trail riding with her, but I’d really like to get back into dressage work. That and he’s still green under saddle, so I figure access to an indoor and a nice ring will be good for him before anything, anyways.
I don’t think my mom has ever taken a flattering photograph of me. Sadly, this was the best. Nonetheless, I’m glad the moment was captured. I can’t complain, since I just threw my d90 at her, which not only almost outweighs us but isn’t entirely mom-friendly. Otherwise, I didn’t take a toooon of photos since it was threatening to rain and you can only take so many photos of a pony grazing, regardless of how cheek-squeezing cute they are.
Anyways, now that the boring part is out of the way, I need to thank you all for your supportive comments after my last post. You seriously brought a smile to my face over and over – and definitely encouraged me to just forget about it and move along. Point taken – and now that le pony is here I really do need to.
That said, some randomly photographed eats taken over the past two days. I didn’t photograph a full day either today or tomorrow, but I’ll be back to normal once the router gets here.
Yesterday’s breakfast – see, I haven’t forgotten about oats! Except, this was mostly kamut, with some Peppy Kernels. Fresh blueberries are so amazing and I cannot wait to pick them, but I’ve said that more often than Larry the Cable Guy or whoever says “get ‘er done.”
This morning I was back to wacky waffling – but no photo of that because I experimented with using protein powder rather than flour, and while they tasted great they were not attractive. That and it was torrentially downpouring and really dark inside and outside.
I think waffles are going to be my hot-weather breakfast of choice. Strange, but then again, so am I.
I don’t even tend to gravitate towards lemony-flavored things, and yet this lemon bar was phenomenal. No surprise, seeing who it’s coming from, I suppose. I guess they’re having new flavors, and I hear they’re phenom, too. I am ready to speak to management if I can’t find them in stores around here.
A delicious sammie with a new loaf of fresh bread – I found that the bakers who I buy the bread from at the farmer’s market actually has a deli down the road from work. I stopped in Friday to see if they sell bread in-store and pick up a sandwich for my boss. Turns out they do, and looks like they can make a mean sandwich, too. Connicks, how I adore thee. No one, no one can make a loaf like you.
This was seitan, hummus, romaine, roasted reds,and artichoke hearts on toasted bread, with some leftover roasted broccoli utilizing some leftover bbq-maple dijon dressing and I finally broke into some TJ’s popchips that Kelli sent me a while back.
and dinner of quinoa, portabella mushroom, spinach, black beans, dried apricots, plantain, red pepper, chives, salt, pepper, curry powder, and cinnamon all mixed together, and then coated with the last of my remaining dressing that was the same I used the other night for a big ol’ salad – apple bbq sauce, balsamic vinegar, maple dijon mustard, and poppyseeds. Topped with some cashews.
This. was. deeee. vine.
And so was this gnu foods bar that I had for dessert. I actually packed it to take to work last week for one of the half-days I worked, but never got around to eating it. I remembered it tonight and figured since it was open, why not have half with some greek yogurt and blueberries?
That being said, has there ever been a whatever-ginger bar that I haven’t said “needs more ginger.” to? No. And there still isn’t – I would have liked more ginger out of this bar, but it was still lovely. And you simply cannot argue with the ingreds and nutritionals. Try me.
And that’s all for now, folks! I can’t wait to go play with my new pony tomorrow.
I’ve never had a pony before.
I’ve always been stuck with monster horses.
Speaking of which, Jiggy clobbered me on the side of my head with his big ol’ head today, so if I’m even loopier than usual I’m using that as my excuse.