Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by KMSmit » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 03:15:43


I finagled some time to ride for the SECOND time this year. Pathetic,
ain't it?

A friend and I (the two chubby, middle aged women) postponed our
planned trail ride twice, but we made it to Buck Creek State Park
(Springfield, OH) on Sunday afternoon. She picked us up and the sun
was shining. We loaded up and it poured. We arrived at the trail head
and it was still pouring. Dammit.

We waited and the weather cleared to a sprinkle. We unloaded my
chubby, geriatric Morgan mare and her chubby, geriatric Morgan
gelding. They look like two peas from the same pod, do my Stasia and
her Midnight. We tacked 'em up. And it started pouring again. Dammit.

We waited in the shelter house and soon the rain dwindled to something
just a touch heavier than a sprinkle. Oh, what the heck? We mounted
and went on our way. And the rain quit.

The trails were wet, but not soggy or muddy. Impressive, really,
considering that we've had more than nine inches of rain in June
alone. When Stasia decided that a puddle concealed a ravenous, horse
eating monster, Midnight walked forward and she followed. When
Midnight thought that something in the foliage lay in wait to ambush
us, Stasia went forward and he followed. Silly horses.

A really refreshing breeze hindered the mosquitoes and flies, so being
wet wasn't so bad. And it was quite relaxing to just mosey about at
the walk.

All in all, a good ride. Here's hoping that my friend and I will carve
out more such afternoons this season.

--Karen Smith, who has several loads of laundry and ironing yet to
finish...

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Emily Brook » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 03:20:45


Quote:
>I finagled some time to ride for the SECOND time this year. Pathetic,
> ain't it?

snip

> --Karen Smith, who has several loads of laundry and ironing yet to
> finish...

I'm still trying to get to the park myself.

IRONING?!!! :-)

Emily

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Alison Hiltabidl » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 04:21:13

on 6/30/2008, Emily Brooks supposed :

Quote:


>>I finagled some time to ride for the SECOND time this year. Pathetic,
>> ain't it?

> snip

>> --Karen Smith, who has several loads of laundry and ironing yet to
>> finish...

> I'm still trying to get to the park myself.

> IRONING?!!! :-)

> Emily

Hah.  I just bought an iron and ironing board for the first time in 20
years.  Now to actually USE the thing .... lol

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by JJ » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 04:57:03


Quote:
>I finagled some time to ride for the SECOND time this year. Pathetic,
> ain't it?

Glad you were able to DO it!

Quote:
> A friend and I (the two chubby, middle aged women) postponed our
> planned trail ride twice, but we made it to Buck Creek State Park
> (Springfield, OH) on Sunday afternoon. She picked us up and the sun
> was shining. We loaded up and it poured. We arrived at the trail head
> and it was still pouring. Dammit.

Good grief!

Quote:
> We waited and the weather cleared to a sprinkle. We unloaded my
> chubby, geriatric Morgan mare and her chubby, geriatric Morgan
> gelding. They look like two peas from the same pod, do my Stasia and
> her Midnight. We tacked 'em up. And it started pouring again. Dammit.

DOH!

Quote:
> We waited in the shelter house and soon the rain dwindled to something
> just a touch heavier than a sprinkle. Oh, what the heck? We mounted
> and went on our way. And the rain quit.

Well, good!

Quote:
> The trails were wet, but not soggy or muddy. Impressive, really,
> considering that we've had more than nine inches of rain in June
> alone. When Stasia decided that a puddle concealed a ravenous, horse
> eating monster, Midnight walked forward and she followed. When
> Midnight thought that something in the foliage lay in wait to ambush
> us, Stasia went forward and he followed. Silly horses.

What a good pair though.  My friend's mare and my Comet also are "concerned"
about different things.  So, when one is being silly, the other is just
like, "Whatever...let's go"...and visa versa.  It comes in handy!  ;-)

Quote:
> A really refreshing breeze hindered the mosquitoes and flies, so being
> wet wasn't so bad. And it was quite relaxing to just mosey about at
> the walk.

Nice.

Quote:
> All in all, a good ride. Here's hoping that my friend and I will carve
> out more such afternoons this season.

I hope so too!  It's good for you and for your critters I bet!

Quote:
> --Karen Smith, who has several loads of laundry and ironing yet to
> finish...

JJ, who never irons anymore and hasn't in years.  :-)  But my hubby does
iron!
 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by betse » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 05:51:22


Quote:
> I finagled some time to ride for the SECOND time this year. Pathetic,
> ain't it?

> A friend and I (the two chubby, middle aged women) postponed our
> planned trail ride twice, but we made it to Buck Creek State Park
> (Springfield, OH) on Sunday afternoon. She picked us up and the sun
> was shining. We loaded up and it poured. We arrived at the trail head
> and it was still pouring. Dammit.

> We waited and the weather cleared to a sprinkle. We unloaded my
> chubby, geriatric Morgan mare and her chubby, geriatric Morgan
> gelding. They look like two peas from the same pod, do my Stasia and
> her Midnight. We tacked 'em up. And it started pouring again. Dammit.

> We waited in the shelter house and soon the rain dwindled to something
> just a touch heavier than a sprinkle. Oh, what the heck? We mounted
> and went on our way. And the rain quit.

> The trails were wet, but not soggy or muddy. Impressive, really,
> considering that we've had more than nine inches of rain in June
> alone. When Stasia decided that a puddle concealed a ravenous, horse
> eating monster, Midnight walked forward and she followed. When
> Midnight thought that something in the foliage lay in wait to ambush
> us, Stasia went forward and he followed. Silly horses.

> A really refreshing breeze hindered the mosquitoes and flies, so being
> wet wasn't so bad. And it was quite relaxing to just mosey about at
> the walk.

> All in all, a good ride. Here's hoping that my friend and I will carve
> out more such afternoons this season.

> --Karen Smith, who has several loads of laundry and ironing yet to
> finish...

karen-

sounds like fun!  i wish i were there....

betsey

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Dr Corinne B Lee » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 08:32:57



Quote:
>--Karen Smith, who has several loads of laundry and ironing yet to
>finish...

Why iron???
Nuts, right?

Corinne & Crazy Canuck Crew, ex-military = ex-ironers...

--
*** Conserve Energy: Laughter is easier than Anger!

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Tom & Wi » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 09:11:08

On 6/30/08 2:15 PM, in article

Quote:

> A friend and I (the two chubby, middle aged women) postponed our
> planned trail ride

Um, excuse me, Karen, but I don't remember you as a "Chubby lady" when I met
you last Fall. Nope, nowhere near.
Quote:

> All in all, a good ride. Here's hoping that my friend and I will carve
> out more such afternoons this season.

Put yourself on the calendar. Make it an appointment.

Winnie

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by KMSmit » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 20:51:56


Quote:

> Why iron???

The last two promotions my husband got resulted in an exponential
increase in ironing. And my own summer business wardrobe tends to run
toward cotton and linen.

Quote:
> Nuts, right?

Indeed. I should know better and buy polyester. Actually, I don't mind
ironing. I turn on the radio, the body goes on automatic, and the mind
wanders off to its happy place. <g>

--Karen

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Ruth Baltopoulo » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 21:13:48

Quote:

> Indeed. I should know better and buy polyester. Actually, I don't mind
> ironing. I turn on the radio, the body goes on automatic, and the mind
> wanders off to its happy place. <g>

I never iron.  And I have lots of linen :)
--
Ruth B
 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Dr Corinne B Lee » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 21:55:17



Quote:

>> Why iron???

>The last two promotions my husband got resulted in an exponential
>increase in ironing.

You mean he doesn't do his own?
Put a couple railroad tracks down his slacks and he will....  <EG>

Quote:
>And my own summer business wardrobe tends to run
>toward cotton and linen.

=8-D
Self imposed ironing.
Oy!

Quote:
>> Nuts, right?

>Indeed. I should know better and buy polyester. Actually, I don't mind
>ironing. I turn on the radio, the body goes on automatic, and the mind
>wanders off to its happy place. <g>

Ugh.
I have always hated ironing.  Only did it because I had to.

Corinne & Crazy Canuck Crew, ex-military = ex-ironers...

--
*** Conserve Energy: Laughter is easier than Anger!

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Eileen Morga » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 22:14:13

Quote:


>> Indeed. I should know better and buy polyester. Actually, I don't mind
>> ironing. I turn on the radio, the body goes on automatic, and the mind
>> wanders off to its happy place. <g>

> I never iron.  And I have lots of linen :)

I've heard of ironing. The X and Carl both can do it well. NO ONE who
wanted to look nice (including me) would ever encourage me to pick up a
hot iron and have at good clothes . . . .

Eileen Morgan  
The Mare's Nest
http://www.themaresnest.com

 
 
 

Two chubby, middle aged women and two chubby, old horses hit the trails

Post by Ruth Baltopoulo » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 22:24:12

Quote:

> I've heard of ironing. The X and Carl both can do it well. NO ONE who
> wanted to look nice (including me) would ever encourage me to pick up a
> hot iron and have at good clothes . . . .

It has to be one of my least favorite things in the entire
world :)  The stuff that goes in the dryer I take out when
it's hot and fold or hang right away to avoid the plague of
ironing.

And if I  had my druthers, most of my wardrobe would be
linen.  I wash it and hang it to dry and it's good to go
without benefit of tortuously hot metal devices.  I actually
like the look of line dried linen (and some cotton blends)
better than ironed...
--
Ruth B