Sunday, January 11, 2009
Roller Coasters and Weather
The weather is a roller coaster. We have lovely blue skies and warm sun and light breezes on weekdays only to have a front come in a little early and freeze our party lesson into a lunch only event. So, the wind howled and the temp was 24 degrees Sat. morning. The gang tried out a new restaurant in Catoosa called La Maison (or something) - a Mexican place with really brightly painted tables and chairs and fun decorations in a S. American / colorful jungle theme. The service was good and friendly (amigo) and the chips and salsa plentiful. So we could hardly eat our meals. The girls joined us and enjoyed their first sopapilla - yummy.. We had a larger than normal group including Carol and Paul Johnson, Krystal, Ron and Kathy Burrows, Jean and Ruthie Korver, Marsha, Patty, Ivy, Alaina, and me.
After we talked, ate, talked, and ate some more, we went outside and Jean and Ruthie followed us home to ride a little. The 3 of us road Pico (Ruthie), Diez (Jean) and Splash (me). It was colder than it looked - maybe mid 30's. What were we thinking. So after a quick ride in the arena and a speedy tour around the east 4, we came inside for hot chocolate.
Today, the weather was lovely for mid-January - sunny, 50's and no wind. The girls had a birthday party in Tulsa so riding looked unlikely. But, we escaped the party around 3:30 and made it home in time for a quick ride in the pasture. Ivy decided to try Splash and so Alaina rode Sunny. Both did a good job and practiced some trail as well as a little riding. Both horses tested the steering systems but neither did anything scary. Maybe Ivy can ride Splash this year if I continue to work him. Steve is still pushing for us to move a horse or 2 on down the road but I really want to keep them all for now. We will need to buy hay soon but it is nice to have Splash in the yard to work and Pico home to ride too.
So, the roller coaster weather this week looks good until Thursday when the next front is expected and temps will drop. Lets hope for moderation of the OKIE weathercoaster and a lesson next Sat. YaYa for now. c