No, no, no. Not ‘Happy New Year?’
Happy New Year!!!!!
And Merry Christmas!!!!! Since I am pretty sure I missed saying that to you before.
Yes, all of those exclamation points are more than necessary.
I hope each one of you and yours had a very merry and blessed Christmas and New Year. May the many blessings of our Lord shower upon you. Peace, love, and joy. Go forth keeping the Christmas spirit alive all year long.
Aunt M asked me the other day if I was sick or something since I had not shared any AHAmoments in a while. No, no, not sick. Just still reeling from a busy Christmas season. I have lost count of how many naps I have taken. A little tidbit about me, I do not really take naps.
I have been spending my time watching the rain re-hydrate the mud. Trying not to get mud everywhere. Watching the horses roll in the mud. Scooping poop in the mud. Watching the horses slip while walking in the mud. Not riding enough. Losing my mind a titch. You know, normal 2018 stuff.
It rained this weekend. It rained yesterday and it is raining today.
But hey, speaking of Christmas…I did a little baking. It is one of my favorite ways to celebrate and share love with my family.
Apple Cranberry Pie with Pecan Shortbread Crust.
Chocolate Spiced Rum Cake.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake.
Pesto and Prosciutto Christmas Tree and Cranberry Pepper Baked Brie.
And that was just my part. We ate well to say the least. For days.
I made Lito dress up like a reindeer a few days before Christmas. I had a good laugh…or ten. Him, not so much, but he put up with it!
I will be perfectly honest, I am still laughing! He is so dang cute, even when he pouts. There is your daily dose of cute, dear readers!
Anyway, in my opinion, the best way to close out a year and ‘ring’ in the new is to watch the sunset and be in bed
long before midnight. Then wake up early on January first, saddle up the best mare, and strike out down the road because that is the only dry stretch of ground for miles. So, that is exactly what I did.
“Stop taking pictures, food lady, and get in here to feed us!”
My Mamma came with on foot.
Hopefully 2019 will bring more ride time for me and my dun duo. It might just be after winter before the rain slows a little. Only the good Lord knows! And you know what? It is all good! Eventually, my riding will be back to normal. Until then, the horses are being horses. Doing what they do best. So, I am going to take this time and focus on myself. Be present.
Here is to 2019.
‘Rise with lifted eyes’ every day. Ride more when you can. Worry less all the time. Focus on the journey and the path and allow it to create your momentum. Live in the moment and see the light and blessings around you. Do not ‘live on the surface and in between the lines.’ Go find the ‘deepest part of you’ and let your heart fight for the truth.
You are not flying alone.
Go walk in love, dear readers.