I know. . . I’ve not blogged in a while. Basically, as a quick recap life has been getting busier and busier. One of my sisters-in-law had her baby in early May and my other sister-in-law her baby this month in June. We have another niece and our first nephew! Both babies are absolutely adorable and both mom’s and babies are doing really well!
We also went out of town in early June for a concert that we had bought tickets for back in December! We saw Harry Styles and it was amazing! Our seats were better then we thought they were going to be and he can put on such an amazing show! Then my brother wanted to swing by the Florida Keys because we were only a few hours away. The Keys were amazing! It was so different from where we live, the vegetation is so different but gorgeous! We saw many abandoned houses on little islands that seemed to leak stories from the walls. I wish we could have had time to go and see Ernest Hemingway’s home in the Keys, but we had to leave. We were all pretty bummed, but we got to see so many beauties on the Southernmost Point. We never got a picture with the buoy because the line to it was super long but we did see it!
My brother Andrew vlogged the trip down, the concert (which has some clips from the concert!) and the Keys as well. He had a blast and enjoyed himself so much! The Drone footage he got is incredible!
The links to the vlogs will be below, going in order from top to bottom!
All credit goes to Andrew! He did a really good job with the vlogs! You can visit his Youtube channel Megachristianvideos, and his picture is of him in a white caving helmet.
It was an adventure I will never forget, and I would totally go back to the Keys in the future!
I’ve decided that if you don’t own a horse, so you, therefore, cannot practice throughout the week on your riding, just ride a mower, lol! Miss H. taught me who to use her mower so we can start mowing the pastures for her when needed, and driving it through the pasture was so much like riding a horse! The type of mower Miss H. owns is one with bars for a steering wheel instead of an actual steering wheel. I’m not sure what that type is called, lol!
This is her mower
Miss H. had me practice driving it in an open space, away from things that I shouldn’t hit, lol! Before she left to go to the barn to get some things done while I mowed today, she said to me “Be assertive when you mow, just like when you ride! Look ahead, not at the ground otherwise you’ll crash into something! Look ahead and just mow!” While mowing I worked on my position (“Don’t collapse in the middle!” “Look ahead, not at the ground” (I.E. the horse’s ears!). “If you aren’t assertive, you won’t do anything! Be assertive!”). And do you know what? It helped! Needless to say, I’ll be practicing even with my family’s push-mower! Oh the things we don’t realize that help with our riding! Lol!
Riding has been really good. There have been some lessons that I have had a hard time with, but those lessons you end up learning the most with! So my quote of the day is:
The hard rides are the ones you get the most out of; push through it and keep going, no matter how hard it may seem!
I really appreciate the fact that Miss H. is very open about the hard rides as well as the good ones. She isn’t afraid to tell us that some days we are going to take several steps backward when we feel like we’ve finally “jumped ahead and made progress”.
Last week I felt like I had my own horse for a few minutes because I was able to ride “B” around the arena a couple of times all by myself! (Miss H. was getting something from the barn). I actually thought to myself “I’m on my horse [even though “B” isn’t mine; he’s a boarder’s horse], and I’m taking a nice stroll today.” It felt so good to finally make it to that point; it makes you feel like you’ve conquered the world!
July is looking to be just as busy as this year so far. Next month I go into surgery for seven (yes, 7) teeth to be taken out before I get my braces. Two and a half are baby teeth and the other half is a root from a baby tooth that decided to stay put, lol. The other four are all.four.wisdom.teeth. Yikes. I’m a little nervous because I’ve never had any type of surgery before, but I’m looking forward to my braces and the 27 upcoming months of them being on! That’s what my orthodontist said: 27 months!
I don’t go in for my surgery for another two weeks but please pray that everything goes well when I do. I’ll let y’all know how everything goes once I’m no longer groggy from the anesthesia, lol!
Any advice from those of you who have had their wisdom teeth taken out, or any teeth in general? What methods helped you be more comfortable after surgery?
That’s it for my quick little update!
I hope y’all are doing well and not forgetting to hug your horses!