Yep it’s that big day again- and it’s on a Friday! Yeah~
In honour of Halloween, we are making caramel apples. Yumm…I’m really looking forward to them. We did that awhile ago- probably like 7 years ago with friends, so it’s kind of a fun re-enactment.
I also love spooky movies if you hadn’t guessed, so we have been watching some good ones on Canadian Netflix- recent standouts include We Are What We Are, Resolution (it was ok, still not completely sure how I feel about it) and the Den– which was excellent.
I also highly recommend VHS, which is not available on Netflix but worth the search- Netflix has VHS 2 for some reason…It’s not as good.
Oh and I enjoyed The Sacrament by Eli Roth and Ti West. It isn’t as good as it could have been, but pretty well done nonetheless.
So yay Halloween! It’s rainy and pretty miserable here, makes me sort of glad I’m too old to trick or treat haha,
Oh and an Oats update from my lesson with Nicole yesterday- Wow. It was a toughie.
I got pretty worked up, he actually cow-kicked out when I first got on for some reason?? And he felt pissy, AGAIN.
Pissy, rude, balky and bucky. Wonderful…We were NOT CLICKING at all. I was getting madder and madder, ready to spit nails. I was frustrated, and annoyed and like- I can’t be doing all this work to keep GOING BACKWARDS?!!!
Our run through the gymnastic was sloppy, we weren’t in sync for anything, and I was just so.pissed.off.at.him.
So….What did we do? Well, as I recall very recently- ”When you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Encouraged by Nicole, I took a few (a lot) of deep breaths and just keep plugging away. And did it get better? Yes. Did it get great? Nope! Not at all! Was it the lesson I *thought* I was going to have? A big NO to that one too!
So…A few good takeaways (even though the bitter, curmudgeonly part of me is still a bit incredulous about Oats. WTF pony? I hate you sometimes!!). It felt like I was trying to literally push him up a hill the entire lesson. He was so resistant, and fussy and balky. And the rude kind of balky, that makes me worried that he’s going to start bucking and NOT STOP until I’m on the ground.
But, before I get dragged into the bad, here is the good!
– I didn’t let my anger at Oats take over my whole lesson. True we had a few hissy fit moments, but we didn’t let it go overboard.
-I continued the exercises and completed them and they DID get better.
-I managed to trot a circle jump even after we blew it at the canter. Baby steps?
-We got more in-sync as we progressed.
-He didn’t buck! He had a few hiccupy, hissyfit moments. But no big EFF YOU bucks.
Curious…very curious progress(?????????) I use that word skeptically and with MUCH questioning it.
Oh and my dog was sick all night- luckily my long-suffering husband dealt with her but jeeeeesus. So gross. So annoying. Poor Gidget!