My new project mare, Morrigan, has been making tremendous progress and I'm really excited about how she is coming along. The past few weeks I have been putting in some time on the ground before I started riding her, making sure she remembers the training she had put on her a few years ago. It … Continue reading Restarting the Greenbean
This past week was a huge milestone for me as I completed my very first 5k race! The Summer Solstice 5k was at the Oregon Zoo, which made for an experience all the participants will remember, including me! Even though this was just a fun run, it was a huge achievement for me as I'm … Continue reading Elephants & Otters & Seals, Oh My!
Sorry for the long absence, but this last week we were all in Hawaii for my big sister's wedding!! It was my first trip to the islands, and it was a whirlwind of activity leading up to the Big Day. Anna and her now-husband Jar were married at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's in Honolulu. … Continue reading Aloha!
I'm very lucky that I have an amazing group of equestrian friends around me, and even though I'm currently horse-less, my friends always make sure I have wonderful ponies to indulge my horse habit! My new project is Morrigan, an around 10-year-old Irish Draught mare who's been at The Best Friend's barn for several years. … Continue reading Meet Miss Morrigan
This week has been a tough one for me both emotionally and physically. My papa has been battling Alzheimer's for 12 years now. This past weekend he was in the hospital due to back pain, and after he came home, it was pretty clear he needed additional help to get around while we got his … Continue reading Family First
I've been keeping a pretty low profile for the last few weeks, mostly due to the amount of work it took to organize getting me, seven boxes, four suitcases, a TV and a Suzuki Grand Vitara from Florida to Oregon. I got home a week ago today, and to borrow a phrase from the awesome … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Weed Pulling
Home is such an elusive place and feeling for me. I have lived some places where I immediately knew that was where I was meant to be, some where I immediately was ready to leave, and others slowly grew on me until I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. While I have really enjoyed my time … Continue reading Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart