Monday, May 2, 2016

Happiness Writes White

"But if you wonder why I never wrote you that song - it's because happiness writes white..." Harvey Danger

I've been feeling Blogger guilt, especially as I drive to and from the barn, because since we returned from California, I've had few things of interest to report. 

There's been a lot of windshield time spent racking my brain as to how I could make "I love my horse and all my rides are awesome" into a more interesting post, but I just... can't.

Then, as I was listening to my (old) ipod on full shuffle and enjoying the random journey through my musical taste circa 2003-2010, an old Harvey Danger song came on that I pretty much always have to scream along with at the top of my lungs and roll the windows down to.

It's always been one of my favorite "wrote-this-song-for-a-girl" songs because it's... boring.  I love the idea that he never got around to writing her a love song because "happiness writes white" meaning it leaves relatively few interesting things to sing (or blog) about.  When I think about my friends who are artists, they have lots to say when things are crappy, but seem to lose their source for material once they land is a stable, happy relationship..

So, that's where I am.  I have a magical unicorn that I adore, and literally EVERY ride since we've gotten home has been awesome. 

I can tell we're building a better flatwork foundation as our lengthenings have magically busted wide open, Windsor is consistently keeping his withers lifted and all the sudden I'm keeping my own balance up and we are finding (almost) all of our jumps out of stride.  Our lateral work is staying more fluid and forward (at least it is to the left...) and all in all there are a lot of pats and "good boys" to be had the entire time.

So there's that. 

The only semi-interesting thing going on is that I am (slowly) getting my act together to do a ribbon quilt with all of Prair's loot.  In my mind I want some of her (more significant) coolers to make up some of the squares, and then I think I would have enough to fill in the others with 1st/2nd (maybe 3rd.. though she has a distinct lack of 3rd place ribbons..).  I'm on the fence as to whether I want to cannibalize the tri-colors... but for the moment I'm going to try and leave those in tact.

The first step of this process was to strip the magnificent ribbon walls of the garage, and start to organize. I got as far as the stripping, and laying them all in some nice big bags for sorting, but that's about it.
omg sad.  so naked.
I did put up Windsor's ribbons from The Oaks, so he is slowly starting to refill the walls on his own..

Prair's tri-colors and year ends to the right.. Winds' loot to the left.
It's a start.  I even went through all the coolers and tried to decide which ones I wouldn't mind cutting up... My heart cringes at the thought of it, but I feel like incorporating them into some sort of quilt would be awesome... 

Happy Monday ya'll.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about having an easier time writing when things are in the crapper. That's why I write a lot these days ;) Can't wait to see your quilt!

  2. I was about to text you and get updates on my dapple grey beloved. Glad to hear things are going well!

    Also wtf black ribbons? Not ok, whoever ordered those.

  3. Whatever you decide to put into it it'll be am awesome! ☺☺☺

  4. So happy to hear that life is amazing! I was hoping everything was ok since I hadn't seen you in blogland recently.

  5. Haha Definitely not true for me, I think I always write, but I work on stuff more when I have stuff to work through.. or maybe that means I always have "feelings" of some kind floating around. I'm sure your quilt will look awesome!

  6. I missed hearing about you and Winds! Glad to hear things are going swimmingly


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