Monday, August 30, 2010

rounding out the weekend

Thanks to some free tickets being distributed at the county fair a couple of weeks ago, we attended last night's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration show in Shelbyville, TN. This was the third time I'd been to the Celebration, and each time I marvel at the beauty of the horses and the deceptive ease with which some of the riders appear to set on their horses. I'm also a terrible judge of winners, as none of my "favorites," with one exception, took ribbons anywhere near first!

Oh well, I am not schooled in the traits of walking horses and don't have a clue what to look for. A couple of years ago we attended with a friend who trains, owns and shows walkers, but do you think any of what I learned from her was retained? Ha!

We attended with some friends from church and their neighbors, grabbed dinner en route to the Celebration, and had a ball. It was a beautiful summer night--nary a drop (ounce?) of humidity, a light breeze, and pleasant temperatures. The Celebration goes on for days and days, and this was early in the schedule so attendance was poor, but we had fun cheering on the youngsters (ages 6-11: so cute!), and the oldsters: 70+. Well, frankly, we cheered everyone we were having such a good time.

It was a weekend of outings, a very pleasant change from our usual stay-at-homeness, and I feel refreshed for the week ahead. It's going to be a Pampered Chef week, with a training meeting tonight, an all day training event tomorrow, open house Wednesday night and neighborhood party Thursday night. I've also got the September newsletter to get out for church, and put together a variety of other things for my day job, so it will be a full week.

Off to the hospital in a bit to see a parishioner who was admitted last night. This afternoon giving blood. On a roll!

Hope your week is off to a good start.
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Jayne said...

I remember seeing them once when I was a little girl and being in awe of their high stepping. They are simply beautiful animals. Glad you all got to go and enjoy the show. :c)

Jules said...

You have been having some wonderful adventures! Love reading all about them.


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