Thanksgiving Break, Dressage, and More NaNoWriMo!

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Technically my Thanksgiving break starts tomorrow at 4pm. However, due to a wonderfully timed conference for religion scholars located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, my one class that takes place tomorrow (Tuesday) has been cancelled! So instead of doing nothing all day until my 2:30-3:50pm Global Christianity class, I got to go home today when my Intermediate Photography class ended at 4pm! Four-ish hours may not be long to those who must travel seven or eight hours to get home, but you know, it is a lot for me. I sang for almost that entire time! Wicked, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (twice), and Classic Disney Volume 4 (or maybe it was Volume 1.. I can’t remember which number). Anyway, it was quite a drive. But now I am happily home with my parents and my four beloved cats – Feisty, Batman, Bella, and Byron! Feisty and I are cuddling now in my bed as I write this and prepare for some lovely sleep.

This Thanksgiving break I will be getting a wisdom tooth out (tomorrow at 9am as it happens), hopefully going to see a few movies, and with luck I’ll see a few friends as well! Thanksgiving itself will likely be small: it will be just my parents and I. Who knows if I’ll even get to really enjoy that turkey! Gah! I’m not big on a lot of Thanksgiving food, but for the foods I do like… If they’re sitting in front of me and I can’t eat them I’m gonna be pretty ticked off!

Dressage! We had our second dressage show this last weekend. I rode Rocky, a little Appaloosa guy… I thought he was going to go alright, until I found out he had a lot less go than I expected. I found myself resorting to giving him a good smack with the whip in my test (instead of using any vocal cues, for which I would be penalized), and he kicked right in front of the judge! In spite of this, I managed to get 4th of 9! Of course I’m not sure how I was lucky enough for this to happen, but I’m not complaining! 🙂 As a team, Wooster got 6th of 9. Not perfect, but it wasn’t too bad. 🙂 I really enjoy Dressage where I can show off more of what I can do, and there is more focus on the individual horse and rider, rather than a Hunt Seat show where you can get lost in the crowd. Besides, Dressage is more like Saddleseat, which I’m good at and have been doing most of my life! Haha…

NANOWRIMO! Of course I can’t forget Nano. I’m now closing in on 39k words. 38,827 words to be precise. 😀 I think this is a miracle, honestly. I can’t believe I’ve written this much. Keep wishing me luck on meeting the 50k goal by end of November 30th! I’m feeling pretty confident, and I’m trying to stay a few days ahead when it comes to word count, but I’m always worried something is going to happen and I’ll get behind. If I can finish a few days early, though, I’m going to be feeling flippin’ fantastic. (Say that 5 times fast!)

Anyway.. this was just a general update. Hope everyone is doing well, and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!


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