This week has been completely insane, mostly because I am swamped with work. You might be thinking, “But Stephanie, you work at a tack store- how much stuff can there be to do?” Most of the time, the answer is “Eh, not that much”, but this week has been a fucking nightmare. Our website server unexpectedly closed last Friday, which was 10 days ahead of the schedule they’d given us. Cue panic and lots of scrambling to get the site back online on a new server, while simultaneously upgrading our e-commerce software. My week has been spent repairing errors, digging around in MySQL databases, and generally trying not to strangle anyone.
Oh yeah, and Johnny and I joined a local running group sponsored by the county health department. Our first run was last night, and today my body feels like it will fall apart. Totally taking a half day to sit on my sofa and finish a book, y’all.
Nevertheless, a few things have made it onto my radar!
I drink a disgustingly nutritious protein shake (chocolate SpiruTein + a banana + water + ice) for breakfast on mornings I ride, because it requires minimal effort. I always feel bad for throwing away my straws, but I don’t really want to reuse them. These stainless steel straws are awesome! They’re pre-bent at the perfect angle, long enough for most cups, and you can throw them in the dishwasher.
TWO OneK Defender with retractable sun shield
Real talk: are these the dorkiest things in the world, or kind of cool? I almost always ride in sunglasses when I’m outdoors, but sometimes they’re a pain to keep straight. They’re being discontinued, so I’m tempted to buy one at a super low price and just…deal with it?
This q & a article from Dressage Today is useful advice for many of us. Many of us are training and schooling our horses ourselves, for whatever reason, and I think the tips in this post can be applied to a lot of disciplines, not just dressage.
FOUR Rise & Grind tee
Maybe it’s my love for the Memphis Grizzlies clouding my judgement (they use the phrase a lot), but this Hunt Club tee is perfect. I need it. Right now.
When Horse Nation posted the first of this series a few weeks ago, I thought it was pretty funny. This installation is full of silliness (like Sheath Cleaning: The Musical). Maybe I should print some up for next year’s Derby party…