Sunday, May 20, 2012

I Has Excuses

My posting has been...sporadic, to say the least.  This is because on March 2, my grandmother passed away after suffering another stroke while she was in assisted living.  She had such a hard was neither unexpected, nor a relief.  Anyway, she is at peace.

So, we had a graveside service, and a memorial service.  Also, we're moving into her house.  It's like, twice the size of our current house, with a beautiful yard for the dogs (she always took great pride in her yard).  I feel incredibly lucky and blessed to be able to live in this house that was a second home to me growing up.

But, it's work.  Oy, is it a lot of work.  My grandma saved everything, as her generation was wont to do, and as my husband has the same habit, there is a TON of stuff to sort, sell, recycle, and throw out.  It's a huge project.  Not to mention, we have to get our house ready to sell *cue whimpering*.

All this to say, blogging is like, 20th in importance on my to-do list (although I TOTALLY love seeing how my readership is down every time I log on.  Thanks Blogger!  Awesome feature.).  It will not always be so, but right now I just don't have the time or the inspiration, frankly.

I have been riding, and out to the barn at least 3 to 4 times a week.  Not enough, but it's been keeping me sane.  I've had some amazing rides on Miles, and Chamie is doing so, so well.  She turned 27 on Cinco de Mayo, can you believe it?!  I can't.  She's got some grey, but she looks AMAZING.  Totally shiny and fat (but not too fat!).  She's also so, so happy, being out with Miles and Bliss, an Arab mare.  She was so adorable today...after I turned her and Miles out, she stuck around for scratches and pettings, putting herself gently but firmly between Miles and me.  When Miles gave up and sauntered off with Bliss, she stayed with me, for the first time since she came back to me.  Love my old girl.  What a gift to have a second chance with her.

 She looks dynamite in pink.  Also, she is not attached to the coiled mess of rope next to her:)

Miles.  What can I say about him?  He is beyond gorgeous right now, shiny and fat (for him!) and content and calm.  He had a couple days where he reverted to insecure cray-cray TB when a new herd of horses moved into the pasture next to him and His Mares, but he settled after 2 days and is back to the boy I can ride after 2 weeks of no real work without lunging.  Complaints?  I hasn't them.


Miles lurves Derby Day!

I think my readership is tiny enough that I feel comfortable giving out my name, for those that would like to follow our adventures on Facebook-that's really where all my horsey updates are these days.  Search for Sarah Szwejda, and find out how ridiculous I really am:) 

R ownr iz batshit.  Luckie wez out-numburz hur.

PS-I'll Have Another?  I don't care how controversial his trainer is.  I want a triple crown winner in my lifetime already!  Come on pretty red colt!


  1. Both Miles and Chamie look great! So sorry to hear about your grandmother passing away.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. My grandmother passed last year and it was so hard to see her not doing well, but her passing was quite sudden. I try to find peace knowing she's with my grandfather now.

    Your kids look fantastic! My sweet AJ will be 26 this year... so AJ and Chamie are pretty close in age. :)

  3. Your babies look amazing!
    I'm sorry to hear about your Gma, but how nice you can think of her fondly daily in her home. I'm SURE she would have been over the moon knowing you were going to move in/take care of it.

  4. Life happens, no excuses necessary. I also lost a grandmother in March, so I feel for ya.

  5. Sorry to hear about your Grandmother...

    Glad to hear from you and see how great the equines are looking.

    Hope you get everything sorted out with your houses soon. :)

  6. I'm sorry about your grandmother--mine passed away two years ago and I cried like a baby at her funeral. Some people make that kind of impression.

    The view tracker is kind of annoying. I feel like it plunges right before I log in every day. Fail.

  7. Sorry to hear about your grandmother.
    The horses are looking great!

  8. I'm so sorry about your grandmother!
    but Miles looks great as always :)

  9. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Living in her house will bring back many happy memories, I'm sure.