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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Last Minute

Ed pointed out to me a few weeks ago that I never do last minute things with the horse. I usually have it planned well in advance.

Apparently I decided to prove him wrong by signing up for this clinic.

Between work and Ed away I didn't have time to make sure that everything was ready well in advance (although I did give my bridle a quick clean on the weekend).  I spent three days this week away for work.

Last night I dreamed that I showed up at the clinic without my hay or shavings and had to drive back to get it. I spent the rest of the night making mental lists even though I have a physical list that I made this year and it will make sure that I am ready.

I might be getting a bit OCD as I age.

I am thinking that this is good for me- I don't have to have everything with Carmen planned down to the last detail. We should be able to pack up and go and have it all be fine.

Right?

Carmen thinks I worry too much. Of course she's not the one having to pack or anything

32 comments:

  1. You are nearly the complete opposite of my life with horses LOL! Pretty much everything I do is last minute: a quick text to squeeze in a lesson, run and grab tack between dinner and night fall, scan the show schedule for one I can join last minute like this weekend. Good luck at the clinic!

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    1. I can (believe it or not) do that with a lot of things. But doing something with my horses seems require a plan of military porportions!

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  2. I used to do the same thing before a show. The trailer would be packed at least a day ahead. It’s not OCD it’s peace of mind!

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    1. See- now I feel better! or at least less lonely. :) I almost ALWAYS have the trailer ready the day before.

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  3. Sometimes the universe knows what you need and will conspire against your OCD-ness (ask me how I know, lol). You and Carmen will rock this clinic, you've spent so long laying such a good foundation!

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    1. lol. Life lessons, enough already! I'm not too worried about the clinic just that I will forget something!

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  4. I think it's natural to plan more as you get older. When I was young, I had a lightning quick mind and could do things at the last minute without problems, but now, even if I plan ahead for weeks and obsess over it, I still forget an astoundingly high number of things.

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    1. Good point. We also have tons of experience with the issues forgetting things causes!

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  5. Ha! From one compulsive planner to another, it will be perfect and awesome :D

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  6. Great photo! I have the dream of forgetting the hay still because of the time I ran out at a ride, and had to go around begging. So embarrassing, people don't normally bring tons of extra hay to ridecamp.

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  7. I make lists of what I need to pack lol. So no, completely normal! I am so excited to hear your recap from the lessons!!

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  8. By now you and Carmen probably have a good routine. I think it is mainly getting rid of the worrying part.

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    1. You are so very wise and were proven correct. :D

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  9. Hay, shavings, tack, what else do you need? Oh yeah, the horse, don't forget the horse:)

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  10. Have a great clinic! I used to make lists and plan but trailering out to weekly lessons ended that. Now its a quick shoulder check of bridle/saddle/girth/brushes=check and go. Shows started out super planned this summer (eventing has two saddles and two outfit changes which added to the stress!) but by the end I found I was just shoving things in the truck last minute as well (and some things just ended up living in there...) :P

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    1. ha- keep the trailer loaded is a great plan

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  11. I wing it all the time. Of course, I have managed to show up at events without things. Like the one time I forgot my bridle. But I'm sure there's no connection between the two. Purely coincidence.

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  12. IF you're becoming OCD as you age, & I've been OCD since birth, I sure hope that means I'm getting more laid back as the years go by.
    I just consulted Mr Shoes, he said that I am definitely more relaxed, but he was doing something with his eye brows....

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    1. That Mr. Shoes- he thinks he's funny!

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  13. OCD can work for you. Nothing worse than being unprepared.

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    1. It can- as long as it is not out of control

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  14. there's something somehow kinda liberating to know that you've done what can be done and the rest is just gonna go how it's gonna go. i hope you guys have a blast and that it's a really productive and fun clinic experience!

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  15. I do love a good list! I am not really a planner though, there is way too much winging it in my life. I should really try to be more like you!

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    1. ha- I am not a role model- trust me!

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  16. Absolutely. Your last clinic was a success! Don't stress it.

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