Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunshine, Seeding, and Shopping!

Well, I survived the business trip to Orlando! There is nothing that improves a girl's tan lines more than going to a lovely resort hotel in Orlando and having to stand in a windowless conference room in khaki's and a long-sleeved shirt. It is, as I call it, *corporate torture*. Thank heavens the folks in the booth next to ours were kind enough to share their bottles of white wine! Lifesavers, I tell you, Lifesavers!

Some brief updates as to what is happening in the Land of WalkTrotCanter...

It seems that spring has sprung here in the *land of perpetual home maintenance*. Much to the utter delight of our rather obsessive-compulsive neighbors, H & I have begun to do some lawncare. Sort of. Since last summer's grass seed dried up in the drought, we have reseeded the lawn. We had to go to the local hardware store to buy a *broadcast spreader*, one of those things you walk behind that sprays seed and fertilizer evenly. Lucky thing I was with H for the big purchase as the salesman tried to sell H on the benefits of the $60 spreader with "inflated wheels" as opposed the the cheapie $20 one with "plastic wheels that won't absorb the shock". Ok, how much "shock" needs to be absorbed when one is walking behind a broadcast spreader? I told the guy we weren't planning to do any four-wheeling, we were merely intending to spread our grass seed evenly. So, anyway, our *broadcast spreader* purchase and lawn reseeding seemed to have set off a chain reaction here in suburbia. I had to snap a picture of one of the neighbors last weekend as he ran behind HIS broadcast spreader in a desperate attempt to catch up with our budding golfcourse-like lawn. (For the record, we have nicknamed this guy Paul Bunyon)

In other news, H & I are off to Kentucky this afternoon to attend the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event. This is one of the coolest horse shows around. Even H likes it!!! It is held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The folks who ride in this can qualify for the Olympics and the World Equestrian no, I am not riding! This weekend will, however, involve my favorite things: horses, picnics on the cross-country course, shopping, and spending time with H when he is finally NOT WORKING!!! YEA! The camera is packed so I will post some action shots of H & I having wine, H & I stuffing ourselves with picnic food, and probably H & I standing in line at the porta-pottie. A full report when we return...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Where is my SPF??

I have not fallen off the face of the earth! I have just been terribly busy...and terribly uncreative. This week I am in Florida. I wish I could say I was soaking up the sun with a cool umbrella cocktail in-hand; however, I am on a business trip wherein I have to dress nicely, behave, and refrain from ordering those oh-so-colorful martinis!!

I will have stories upon my return...