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Monday, May 04, 2015

yesterday.



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it was a full weekend. E showed for the first time yesterday at the Los Angeles Equetrian Center. that meant helping transport 11 horses saturday then support friends in 26 different events sunday! she tested in Dressage Intro Level C (walk, trot, canter) and placed 4th. pony's first test too! sweet neesa is a fjord belonging to E's friend and has only been training since last fall. we are so very proud of both for them.


I was so moved by the support the other TEE riders gave E. it really was a team effort.

while E rode, K spent the day as a groom. i have never seen that girl work so hard so happily. it was wonderful to watch.

so blessed to be part of this barn family.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

weekend to do

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pond pumps
clean bbq

e is riding her first dressage test tomorrow! (intro test c)





*the photo shows moxie waiting while I tuck in the girls for our nightly television hour. d and i have been picking a series on netflix or amazon prime and watching it through, one episode a night. we've done madmen, orange is the new black, house of cards, shameless (uk version), and now just finished up the americans. moxie knows the routine (she knows all our routines) and seems to look forward to the quiet hour. so do i. its nice to just sit side-by-side at the end of the day. not talking or planning or anything. just being together. xo

Thursday, April 30, 2015

studio project

I'm thrilled to be doing a short contract with a wonderful painter, who at 93 is still going strong. working in an artist's studio is still my favorite thing.

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when I was in my teens i wanted to be a painter.
when I was in my 20s I wanted to be an art conservator.
when I was in my 30s I wanted to be a mom.
in my 40s, I love what I do. all I've ever wanted mixed together perfectly.

blessed.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

weekend to do

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breakfast at gjelina with sam!

around the house
sort through k's dresser drawers & storage bins (she's had another growth spurt!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

local fuel

adding to our list of favorite local spots...

gasolina cafe serves up spanish influenced, farm-to-table cuisine as well as a good variety of coffee, tea, and sweets.

i had the (very tasty) breakfast stew, a traditional Spanish garbanzos con espinacas topped with a perfectly poached egg and crispy toasts. the latte was perfect as well. (coffee comes from Poway,CA roaster James Coffee Co.)

this is Chef Sandra Cordero's first brick and mortar venture and she wanted to open something close to home (lucky us!). she was in the house - prepping for a photo shoot - and took time to stop and chat with us.

even thought it was an overcast morning, it was nice to sit outside at the colorful tables and watch woodland hills go to work.

will definitely be returning.

gasolina

gasolina

gasolina cafe
21014 ventura boulevard
woodland hills, 91364

more in the sfv...
local peasant
pedalers fork

Friday, April 17, 2015

weekend to do

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around the house
hang pictures in dining room
hang bulletin strip in office


make plan for pool deck and call for quotes(!)
fill out high school registration packet (!!!)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

sit out

looking at some outdoor seating for our bedroom patio. i keep changing my mind. chair with ottoman? bench? match what we already have, or something new?

here are some thoughts...

sit down

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