Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm leavin on a jet plane....

Hopefully I'll get a chance to blog while out of town in the hellacious heat of TX next week. (leaving at 7am... awesome.) I can't make any promises.

I may just melt into a puddle of sweat and goo never to be seen or heard from again.

Tomorrow I leave at 9:30 am to head up the canyon for the Estes Park Paragon horse show. I'm tailgating up with Rex and her trailer should my truck give me any fits and starts. It had a little hiccup on the way home from the Cheyenne show. Makes me nervous. It spent the day at the mechanic's...

I told Wade (our trusty mechanic), "Please don't let me end up dead at the bottom of the canyon ok?"

Wade's eyebrows went up - "Geez. Does it have to be dead at the bottom of the canyon? Couldn't it just be stuck on the side of the road?"

"Wade. There IS no side of the road going up there."

He thought for a minute - "Oh. Yeah. I guess you're right."

I'm sort of a nervous nelly as it is and I can think up all sorts of crazy "what if" scenarios. To be worried about the truck... and hauling my beloved Sera Sue in a horse trailer with said truck? Not such a great combo.

The 2 lane highway up the canyon with no pull offs, guard rails with drop you off the side of the mountain cliffs and rock outcroppings jutting out on the other side is sort of giving me major heart palpitations.

I think once I'm up there and I can pry my white knuckled fingers off the steering wheel it will be fine. I wonder if my hands will get stuck into little claws or if they'll actually relax enough by Saturday to hold the reins?

Screw remembering my tests - right now I just want to get up the mountain in one piece. THEN I can sit and go over my tests....

I'm sharing a room with 3 other people... Rex, her mom, Amber... and I'm nervous about that. What if I get a case of the night toots?

Furry Husband well knows my propensity for .. well .. my back passage and ....*ahem* .... wind. He MARRIED me. He HAS to live with me and all my oddities.

These poor people only see me now and again... they just don't know what they are dealing with. (sad shaking of my head)

It's also the first time I've stabled Sera away from home and I'm a little nervous about how she'll respond. Tho' I suppose Furry Husband is the one left at home with 2 shrieking horses calling for their herd mate.

Maybe I have the better end of the deal? The quieter end more conducive to sleep part of the deal anyway.

Have a great weekend and be glad you don't have to travel for your job. sniff.


mommyrides said...

Good luck at the show Shanster. I'll be praying that you don't end up down in the canyon but high on the mountain, okay?? Have a good stiff drink once you have everything taken care of at the top, it'll help relax those fingers in no time!!! Don't know what it will do for remembering your test though :D.

Just so you know I don't like to share hotel rooms with people other than my family that know me and all my "ahem" night issues. And can sleep through them!!! My only advice would be to take a fan with you and turn it up loud, hee hee. Then they can't hear anything and if you face it the right way, nothing else will bother them either!!!!

Shanster said...

mommyrides - THANK-YOU! I'll be praying too! Oh yeah... wine. We'll have wine from Furry Husband and he was nice enough to make his better than sex pasta sauce for dinner for everyone tomorrow night. MMMMM.

Well I'll either "share" my "air" or my belly will blow up like a small balloon and everyone will wonder when I'm due.

Maybe I'll pass out ear plugs and spend some extra alone time cleaning stalls ... grin.

DebH said...

well..I know your on the road and perhaps most likely there by now...but I send my "Best Wishes" on a fantastic time and good show.
Maybe check in and let us know you made it in one piece and then I won't have to worry all weekend??! You'll do great and I can't wait to hear about the adventure...somehow I just know you'll see the real adventure in all of it!
Drive Safe!!

Susan said...

Are you sure it's not the better than sex pasta sauce causing the farting? Ha ha.

Cheryl said...

Hope you made it to the horse show alright. Those high, windy roads make me nervous, too. I bet you were really glad for the wine and the pasta sauce afterwards!

How was Texas? Or more to the point, how was the Twin Sister's Bakery?

Shanster said...

DebH - Thank-you!! We made it there and back all in one piece. Shew! I had no internet access... and it was driving me INSANE!

Susan - the pasta sauce along with 99% of every other thing I eat! grin.

Cheryl - Thanks! yeah, the sauce after was wonderfully comforting and Tx is my next post! Twin Sisters rocks!