That's right I have been keeping something from you. I have been in the process of adding another member to my family. I have been waiting until things were certain before I told people.
That's right, I've bought a horse.
Her name is Kassandra, she'll be 4 this year. She's a Selle Francais (French warmblood) and Thoughoubred cross. I am actually still a bit stunned that this has actually happened.
I didn't think that I'd buy another horse after the death of my last mare two years ago. But I felt ready and I was lucky enough to have this horse in the barn that I ride at and she was for sale! So the stars aligned and I am once again the proud owner of another horse.
So many people have asked me what exactly I do out here so I figured that I'd give you a brief run-down on my typical day.
I work Monday to Friday. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday go something like this:
I start work at 8am, which means that I get up at 7:50, throw on clothes and go downstairs to the family's apartment. There I do everything from getting the girls (little R, 4 Yrs old and Big R. 5 almost 6 yrs old) dressed (trust me this job is probably the toughest because they are tired and grouchy and mesmerized by the TV) to feeding the baby. Before I leave I have to make sure that the following things get done:
- Girls: dressed, fed, teeth brushed, hair brushed with their shoes and coats on ready to go - Baby: dressed, fed, clean, lunch put together (consists of 1 baby food plate, 2 yogurts and 1 compote), Coat (hat, mittens and scarf) on ready to go - Kitchen clean (clean up after the parents and the kids) - Girls' room clean (I make the beds put away all the toys etc.…
Detox phase: 2 Foods I can eat: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds, Fish and legumes Cheats: 6 (Arg)
What I ate today: Breakfast: Berry Smoothie Lunch: whoops Snack: Carrots and hummus Dinner: Salmon and Bok Choy
So I'm on day 10 and I am crashing and burning pretty bad. I'm not going to lie I felt like crap until I started cheating a bit and then my life became worth living again. Before cheating I was STARVING all the time and all I wanted to do was eat tons and tons of crap, but then I ate a couple (literally probably like 5-6) potato chips and my entire outlook changed. Suddenly my life wasn't about obsessing about food and what I could and could not eat, I was instead able to see my life clearly. So yes I may have had a few slips (said chips, 2 spoonfuls of pb&j, 2 x a quarter pint of ice cream and I can't remember the last one) but I have been sticking to it besides that. I am not going to totally fall off the wagon and abandon the whole thing, but if I need someth…