I'm not sure if anyone else gets overwhelmed with long task lists/huge goals (I'm overwhelmed by many things... an entire house to be cleaned, 40 page papers, weight loss, etc etc). So it should come as no surprise that this whole What To Do With Pia thing is somewhat, well... overwhelming.
I'm trying to figure out all the possible answers and all the possible outcomes before I feel comfortable moving forward with anything, even though I know that approach is totally unrealistic and unreasonable. (Though I never promised that I wasn't either of those things...)
I really do appreciate all of your thoughts and comments. I know that there's no way for you guys to "know" her as well as I do, but fresh ideas, fresh perspective, and even just tangential experiences are all helpful.
So, in an attempt to keep my brain from exploding, here's my (very) Short Term Plan ((v)STP):
Today: Go to barn and put the mare to work.
I don't really want to ride yet (self indulgent... maybe), but I do want to get to busy and at least have something to work on. So, on the lunge she goes. Round and round aaaand roooouuund and roouuuuunnd she goes. But its work time. Super-Mom had a good observation that the games need to stop. no more tag, no more anything that makes me a herd-mate and not the boss. Good idea. I'll listen to that.
Tomorrow: No Mare Time. (I have the Seatttlllle Wedddinggg Show!).
I'm sorta horrified. I'm a great party planner, but the idea of thousands of crazed brides in one place clawing at photographers and gowns and whatnot is HORRIFYING. I'm scared. a little. Okay, a lot.. but I've promised myself a croissant on the way to the convention center. So I'll probably suck it up.
Sunday: More Lunging Work.
Then a barn party! Wahoo! I like wine and cheese with the barn ladies. Let's face it, I like wine and cheese with almost anything. Strangers.. the weird smelly guy in IT, raccoons...) Though I'm not super looking forward to 8 people telling me my mare is crazy (I do acknowledge that there's a chance she is totally bat-nuts).
Monday is too far away to be considered part of the (v)STP. (v)STP's don't last more than a weekend, max. So Monday, will be the start of another STP.