Thanks to Alaina at Alberta Equest for this blog hop. I was in dire need of some motivation for content!
What’s the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
Personal: I got to spend a lot of time with the hubby this year, which was especially nice during the summer.
Horsey: Breeding my friend’s mare! She is due mid-January, so we are in the final stretch now!
|a maple old fashioned (or two) by the fire with the hubby|
What's the worst thing that happened to you in 2020?
Personal: This is a toss up between the hubby’s job lay-off and work. Actually, I’m going to go with work, as the hubby got a new, even better job in October. Work has continued to suck since, oh, about May? It is the first time in 16 years that I’ve considered leaving the organization I work for. It makes me a bit sad, but hey, c’est la vie.
Horsey: Hmmm – I think the worst horse-related thing this year is the hay shortage. We had a drought in June/July and it seriously affected the hay supply. It has been very hard to find enough decent hay. I think I’m ok now for the winter, but just barely.
|I may have yelled out the window: Hay! It's for eating, not sleeping! There's a shortage! They didn't answer. Lol|
What was your biggest purchase in 2020?
Personal: Once the hubby got his new job, we decided a new tv was in order, since we are home more and not going out (at all!). A 65” smart tv was what the hubby went with!
Horsey: Ivy!! A new horse counts as a big purchase, even though she was not all that pricey.
What was your biggest accomplishment in 2020?
Personal: Oh, this one is easy! I have taught Archie to give me a high five! Trainable cats are the best. Our next trick will be to ring a bell for a treat!
Horsey: I got on not one, but two different horses this year. Being out of the saddle had me a bit nervous about riding again, but a good friend encouraged me to get on for a short stretch this fall and I did not die! (Also did not blog about it!)
Personal: Family time. 100% My family lives far away and I don’t see them as much as I’d like in a good year. This year, we canceled our Easter visit and now Christmas. Boo.
Horsey: Robbed? Well I don’t really feel robbed on the horse front this year. I didn’t get to show, but I’m ok with that, really.
Were you subject to any covid impulse buys in 2020?
Personal: Does the tv count? It wasn’t really an impulse though and it was really the hubby’s purchase.
Horsey: Does Ivy count? My friend and I allllmost bought a cute TB mare, but decided against it due to the hay shortage and stupid winter. Lol
Unexpected silver linings in 2020?
Personal: With all of the job lay-offs and Covid related stuff, I was prompted to get my finances in better order. We had a great person at our bank help us get everything sorted out and updated. I feel waaaay less stressed about that now.
Horsey: An acquaintance of mine bought a small farm with an indoor arena. She was looking for some clients to build her business of boarding and training. I happened to have a big red horse that was in need of training. We made a deal for a very good price, I might add, for Fred to go to her place for the winter and further his under saddle training!
|Blurry screen cap of Fred under saddle!|
I hope everyone has as good of a holiday as possible, what with the shitshow that is 2020!