Bloghop: Favorites of 2018

Here’s a fun post idea from Centered in the Saddle. So much has happened this year, and this is a photo based way to wrap it all up. Favorite Horse Show Picture I don’t show and didn’t make it to a single endurance ride, but here’s Kade’s first mounted lesson (and many more to come!)…

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So many questions

I’m a terrible blogger, but here’s something that’s been floating around many of the horse blogs I read. Actually stolen from Haiku Farm! 1.   Why horses? Why not a sane sport, like soccer or softball or curling? There are so many facets to this answer, starting with “it’s in the blood” and constant early exposure…

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Oregon Trails Summit

Along with a few other lucky ladies, I was privileged to attend the Oregon Trails Summit in Bend last weekend. PNER sent me to talk trails, but I brought a lot of past experience as both a trail user and stakeholder (I worked on trails with Northwest Youth Corps for six summer seasons, as well…

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Zen Mind?

In the sports I’ve chosen to dabble in (endurance riding, bike riding and running), most people speak of reaching a zen moment, or a blank mind, or just a moment when everything quiets and it’s just them and the road, or the trail ahead. It’s usually that indefinite stretch of time between the warm up…

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Money Diary, Day 7

Day Seven, Sunday 745am: I get up just long enough to let the dog outside to do his morning biz, see the kid is still conked out and crawl back into bed. 9am: I head to the local grocery store with the kid to forage for breakfast and food for a BBQ with our two…

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Money Diary: Day 6

Day Six: Saturday 7am: Busy & jam packed day! We’re loaded up and out the door by 7, with a quick stop at Starbucks (now a rare treat for us!) The adults get coffee and sandwiches, the kid gets hot chocolate, and the dog gets a Puppachino, something he clearly anticipates as soon as we…

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Suspense/mystery author supporting other authors, and sharing folklore

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Little Old Lady Comedy

Comedy That Matters (To Us)

Elin's Era

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DC UL Backpacking

wake early, walk far, and travel light

The Wandering Lindstroms

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