Sunday, February 23, 2014

TWO Posts in ONE Weekend. WHAT?!

Remember when this used to be the norm? Ha--well I'm trying to be better about blogging, and the fact that I am excited about spring and my new lease helps too.

So I have a question for you all--especially those of you who take on extra hours or part-time/freelance work to support your horse habit. I keep butting up against the annoying fact that the hours in the day are finite. I like to get my work done before I go out to do something fun, but if there's an additional non-horsey thing to do, like visiting family or fixing up something in the house...well, there goes my whole weekend, and I'm at the barn at 6pm on a Sunday!

I'm trying to fit freelance writing in on weekday mornings (alternating with writing/exercising in the AM, depending on whether I'm going to ride after work) but it doesn't always happen. Theoretically I could write in the evening, but usually I'm tired from work and expending more brainpower is the last thing I want to do.

I used to write in the morning all the time in college, actually, when I had a writerly roommate. We had a really nice routine of waking up, making tea, and then retreating to our desks to write overly serious poetry (me) and a novel (her) for an hour or a half hour before classes. Of course, "early morning" had a different definition in college (8 or 9 am) than it does now...

So, discuss: How do you make enough money to ride, while also having the time to ride?

HorseNation posts this week:

Share with your friends! I feel like this one could break 10,000 views!

Featuring Vigor's Horse-Action Saddle to cure gout, obesity and female hysterics...yeah we know what that means...

Pretty interesting study. I was really tempted to go all sarcastic with Parelli Horsenalities but I wasn't sure if that was a copyrighted term that would get HN in trouble. Anyway I hope they do more of this genetic research to figure out its training implications.


  1. #1: Never sleep. It's a waste of time, you can sleep when you're dead.
    #2: Time Turners
    #3: Poke around in your garden bad. Any backyard gold seams or oil wells you could take advantage of?
    Seriously though, I have no idea.

  2. Silly me, I forgot all about that oil field in the backyard! Problem solved,