I haven’t blogged in almost a month. I’ve barely had time to work on horses, let alone blog about it. But I have some solid and exciting excuses!
December was a big month- I found a new, local barn to start riding at and my husband and I finally found a home to buy after a year of looking and five failed offers on condos and houses.
My new barn is a lovely hunter/jumper stable about 30 minutes away. It’s still a bit of a drive, but that’s what I get for city living :) I love the owner/trainer and have a great arrangement where I help teach lessons in exchange for ride time. It’s very nice to be riding more often. I’m also enjoying riding different horses, although I do miss Cochise. I need to go visit him soon…
Our new home is a condo in downtown Portland in the heart of the most walkable neighborhood with amazing food and amenities all within walking distance. I told the husband we needed to factor a little extra into our monthly budget in fact.. there’s a Blick Art Materials kitty corner from our place!
The condo also has an amazing patio that you can’t believe is in the middle of the city. It’s a big open loft-style place like our current apartment, and it also has a cute little nook which will become my studio. We have grand plans for putting in a counter and cabinets for all my goodies.
On top of those big excitements, we had a friend visiting this month and I’m leaving imminently for a work trip. In fact, I’m sitting in the airport right now! I kept meaning to post and didn’t find the time until now.
I’ll be out of the country for a week and we move pretty much as soon as I get back. Because of this, I am going on an official blogging hiatus until life settles down a bit.
If you’re yearning for more active hobby writings, I highly recommend you check out Braymere Custom Saddlery. The indomitable Jennifer Buxton blogs every day! I doubt I’ll ever reach her level of awesomeness, but I promise I will return to blogging… when I get settled again!