Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I made a delicious bagel with lox and cream cheese. All went well there. Then I had grabbed a bunch of grapes from the fridge and stuck them in a bag to snack on after my bagel.
So I was sitting here at my desk stuffing grapes in my pie hole when I happened to look down at one of them...
Ugh. You guys. It was moldy. Most of the others still remaining the bag appeared not to be moldy. But how many moldy grapes did I not notice?! If you don't see a What's Up Wednesday post tomorrow, please send help. I'm only mildly allergic to mold, but I don't think I've ever EATEN it before.
Have you ever done something so gross? Did it nearly kill you? Please tell me I'm not gonna keel over at my desk.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
My boots took a little longer than expected because the first pair they made had a defect in the leather and they didn't want to send them to me. Instead, they made a brand new pair and they were almost perfect! To make up for the long time waiting, they sent me both pairs of boots. I thought that was so awesome and they really didn't have to do that. They do sell unwanted boots in their store in Wellington, so they could easily have made some money back on the defective pair.
I figured I would bring the boots down on my next trip to Florida and have them fixed up. So on April 26th I dropped them off at La Mundial. They said they would be ready on April 29th. Perfect. April 29th I went in, and the bonus pair still didn't fit. They re-took my measurements and realized that the actual measurements around the OUTSIDE of the boots were my leg measurements. Obviously, that's not quite right. So they said to leave them and they will stretch them more. I paid to have them shipped back. They also kept the good pair, both to use as a guide and because they had replaced the wrong snap so that still needed to be fixed. (They replaced the one on the bonus pair by mistake instead of the good pair.)
The bonus pair wasn't stretched at all:
But here's where I don't know how to proceed. I'm not comfortable returning the good boots again, because who knows if I'll get them back. Maybe I can just have a shoemaker or someone at Beval replace the snap. But the bonus pair? I mean I didn't actually pay for them, so I don't want to make a big deal/fight about them. But on the other hand, they're of no use to me. I guess I can just give them back to La Mundial when I'm in Florida and say thanks but no thanks? Or just let them sit around my house in case I lypo my legs? I just don't really know what to do.
What do you guys think? Should I try again to get them to fit me and have a snap installed? Should I just let them collect dust? Do I even bother contacting La Mundial about any of this? I don't want to be an ass. And as far as the free boots, they were free, so I don't really have much right to keep working on them. But what about the good pair with the bad snap? Ugh. I just am not sure how to proceed. What are your thoughts?
Boots: La Mundial
Spurs: Centaur and Color Tack
Spur Straps: Mane Jane
Belt: Mane Jane
Polo shirt: Hollister
Helmet: Charles Owen
The horses wanted in on the matchy matchy too, so I let them play along:
Rio wore some boots from a company that's out of business called Ascot-Pelham (or something very close to that anyway). His saddle pad and fly bonnet are both from USG and his bitless bridle is from Liberty Bridles.
Ok... Now for my work outfit. I completely forgot to grab photos at home, so these are... well.. Terrible.
Top: Vineyard Vines
Jeans: Kut from the Cloth
Belt: Vineyard Vines
That's what I'm wearing this outfit day! What do you have on? Any favorites from today? Do you ever match outfits with your horse? I know you eventers tend to!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The other boys are doing well too! I don't talk much about my failures with Romey, but I've pretty much just been walk trotting him this year. But we've been adding more canter in lately, and that's been pretty positive. He's honestly a really good boy, I just need to stop being such a chicken with him. Story of my life.
Rio is perfect as always! Monday I decided to see if he could still do lead changes with a human on him, and guess what?! Perfect changes, both directions. Le sigh. If only he could teach the other horses that come through the barn...
In semi exciting news, my gorgeous Fama Lusitano boots arrived while I was away! They're beautiful!
That's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Any shows coming up? Or maybe non-horsey plans/trips?
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Are you ever left out of important logistical information? Have anything you need to confess today? Let's chat in the comments!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Despite it being 97 degrees out on Wednesday, it's going to top out in the low 70's today. So long sleeves were a must today.
Belt: C Wonder
And my riding outfit from last night:
the900facebookpony fame of course)! I picked this shirt up in the second round of fundraising for the little guy. He's had a terribly rough start to life, but he's warrior and I'm proud to support his recovery.
Belt: Mane Jane
Half Chaps: Cavallo
Spurs: Color Tack
Spur Straps: Stacie Originals
Helmet: Charles Owen JR8
And that's what I'm wearing today! Any favorites? What are you wearing? Have any new gear you're excited about?