Thursday, October 9, 2008

I swear I am not dead

I know it looks that way!

I've been so busy (but not in a good way) and I keep thinking "god I need to sit down and write all this up" but then I get too busy and don't and it's even more daunting the next day.

So look, I'll hit the high points tonight and tomorrow I'll start filling in the blanks. (Assuming half my readers don't disappear after point #1)

1. I'm selling Poppy. To a really good lady, who wanted a draft and just totally fell in love with him and is keeping him at my field and getting him trained and promised she'd sell him back to me if she can't keep him. I feel halfway guilty for "giving up" on him but I really feel it's the right thing to do. She adores him, she has the money to get him trained, and he's where I can keep an eye on him. I adore him, but I don't have the money to pay for training OR the time to do it myself. And once I get him trained, I just don't know if I will have the time to rotate riding three horses enough.

2. I moved! To a nice quiet apartment complex only 3 miles from the horses. It's heavenly. The move itself was horrid, but now that I'm here and halfway unpacked it's quite nice.

3. I DID NOT DIE on Clipper last week. Had an amazing lesson last Sunday with some real mental breakthroughs for me, plus some bonus wild-ass cantering (more like dead run bolting) during which I did not fall off and die.

4. I still have no lawyer job and am still working on it. In retrospect, going to law school three years ago was pretty foolish considering what the economy has done since I passed the bar. I knew that there was a housing bubble, and that it would collapse one day, but even in my most pessimistic moments I didn't think it would affect the general economy the way it has. Sigh. I'm thinking that if I don't have a lawyer job by the end of the year I'm going to try for Navy (or possibly Air Force?) JAG.

Also I understand that I got a blog award thingie? I saw that right before I moved (and thus stress++ and no internet, poor me!) and I have some good candidates in mind.

More tomorrow. I promise. Pinky swear.


  1. Go for the Air Force. I'm glad I did. Seriously. It's so easy it's ridiculous. I'm staying in for the full 20. Watching the evening news every night makes me even more sure of that. The Air Force treats their people like gold compared to the rest of the branches.
    Oh yeah and your award thingie is under the Arte Y Pico label on my blog :)

  2. Glad you're alive. My dad was air force (Canuck of course) and it paid off for him.


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