So, Monday September 16, is one of those days why I remember I live where I do.
After abusy weekend at the Jennifer Show, Meghan Namaste and I drove up to Estes so she could see another National Park that she hadn't seen.
Working nights in an ER and doing Police Auxiliary and everything else I try to cram into a 24-hour day, I sometimes forget the main reason I live here. While I love my work and where I work, it's WHERE I LIVE that I really love. Seeing it through someone else's eyes always reminds me to actually stop and look at the mountains and the trees and everything that is truly around me.
2019 has been a rough year for me and I haven't hiked or been horseback riding. I have really just been working and sleeping and I needed this reminder that there are other things besides that.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
I only slept about 4 hours on Saturday night because I had an allergic reaction to a down comforter at the AirBnB - nothing like breathing difficulty to start the day off.
Sunday was Artist Resin and Micro Mini day. I had very limited of each so I was able to wander the tables and see all the goodies others had out.
My Micro Mini Hazel Resin painted by Stephanie Blaylock won her class.
My Micro Proud Mary Resin that I painted myself received a 3rd and a 4th in Workmanship and breed.
My model of my real TWH mare Aspen received a third place.
My Pipsqueak Resin by Sara Gifford was first in Mini Artist Resin Fantasy.
My Mini Thunderbutt Resin that I did myself was 4th in Mini Artist Resin Fantasy.
My Micro Mini Draft custom that I painted was third.
So not a bad day overall, considering the bumpy start.
Loaded up the truck and crashed at the AirBnB. It was an exhausting but fun weekend.
Monday, September 16, 2019
So I got off work Friday the 13th at 6 am, headed home, slept for 4 hours and then packed my truck will all my model stuff and headed down the mountain after running some errands to the AirBnB that Meghan Namaste and Christine Jordan and I were sharing!
It was a nice place in Aurora about 15 minutes away from the show hall in a quiet neighbor and was a WONDERFUL price.
We were up and on our way early on Saturday as we needed to run to Walmart to bring food stuffs to the show and then breakfast for us before heading to the show hall.
I will say that I have shown models for 30 years and this is the LARGEST show that I have ever attended.
I will admit that my ADHD kicked in with all the noise and people and it was a bit stressing for me on Saturday to the point I had to sit out a few performance classes I was going to show in because I was pretty shaky.
The competition was tough and with all my models and two proxy models I might have been overwhelmed on Saturday so I am going to apologize if I was snappish because I was really floundering about.
My first Medallion came with my little Jumping Jack Resin painted by Molly Pengra in the Other Performance division doing his Miniature Horse Halter Obstacle - someone gave me a LOVE medallion.
My little Tiger Horse was 3rd in the Decorator Stablemate Custom class.
My Thestral won 2nd place in the Custom Stablemate Fantasy class.
My Custom glaze Fantasy Chinas got first and second.
By around 1 PM my space looked like a Kansas Tornado had come through it.
I did not place in performance as there were so many great entries and my Custom Stablemates and Traditionals did not place either as the classes had tons of horses. We did not leave the show hall until almost 10 PM and back to the AirBnB to crash and burn, it was so exhausting.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
I have been SO excited for this model horse show! There are a ton of great showers coming and I am so excited to see how my little herd competes with some of the top in the hobby. A 2 day show with all these great people is just so awesome and I have been working hard on models and tack and other things for this show.
Meghan Namaste and I decided to be roomies and she found us a great little AirBnB for much cheaper than any of the hotels in the area.
Entry fee Paid and Table selected!! Now it's time to work on projects - tack, models and set ups! I am so excited.
Then it was packing time!
I work the next two nights, sleep 1/2 day on Friday and then drive down to Denver area for the show. More to come!