Friday, December 31, 2021
Thursday, December 30, 2021
2021 Doll Year Review
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
I Have Regrets
Then there is this horse. I love this mold, love this horse, and had a vague idea to get it to customize or to use as a traditional scale pony. Wait... you already have TWO horses you are customizing in the closet and have not worked on either in months! AND you already have plenty of ponies and pony sized things. So yeah, I also don't need this horse and will be putting her up for sale sooner or later. Even the Breyer tote bag I bought, which I have been eyeballing for months, is a disappointment. It's kind of a weird shape, and stiff... and I don't like it. But it's a bag so that one I will likely keep.
I have also been thinking of other horses I am hanging onto. Like my Breyerfest Dani. I adore that horse, but I already have a horse on that mold that I show the crap out of (and have a space for). So Dani has been in her box since I got her. I have Hal, who I mentioned the other day, who I was keeping because he was the last horse my friend Pat traded me. BUT Pat also trade me Ichabad Crane (who I show the crap out of) so do I really NEED to keep Hal? Likely not, he will also tentatively be for sale. There may also be others, I am not even sure what I have yet.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Monday, December 27, 2021
Learning New Things
Sunday, December 26, 2021
I Have Issues
I did buy a Spice Drop. Apparently they sold out in 12 minutes or something like that. I didn't feel frantic buying one, I didn't care if I missed out, but I DO want to see what I will get. If I get a blue or a purple I MIGHT keep it, but likely not, I have no room for any models. Are people mad at people like me? People who buy things with no intention of keeping them? Yes, they are totally mad at people like me. Even if I sell it at cost (which, if I can profit on a thing, I might, depends on how badly I want it gone) I am evil to some people because I bought a thing I didn't want and took the chance from someone else. But everyone had the same chance. I missed out on the little Clydesdales because I forgot they were going on sale and I was at work. It happens. I know it's not the same, because I am not an OF collector who is hoping to add a special new piece to my collection. I just want to get the thing to see which version I get. That is the fun part for me.
As an interesting side-note, there are already (it is 1:21 pm, eastern on Christmas day as I type this) there are 10 Spice Drops on ebay, and one has already sold. I will very likely sell mine. But first I am going to wait until I see what I got.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Weird Things Women Get Shamed For
Body hair. Either for having too much, or for removing too much.
Not smiling enough.
Having periods, and anything that goes along with it.
Having larger thighs or butt. I had grown men making sexual comments to me since I was 11.
Being too muscular, or too thin, or too fat.
For not having children. Or for having children.
For having stretch marks.
For being too tall.
For not being in a relationship.
For having large breasts. Or for having small breasts.
For being too shy. Or for being too outgoing.
Wearing clothing that is too revealing. Wearing clothing that is too covering.
Caring too much about fashion. Not caring enough about fashion.
Wearing too much makeup. Not wearing enough makeup.
Dieting. Not dieting.
Not dying gray hair.
These are actual things that women have been shamed for. Often. And there are a lot of other things. It really is a strange thing to me. I have seen entire groups (many) whose sole purpose is to talk about how women with tattoos are whores. Really? What started this rabbit hole was a makeup primer ad on Facebook. The comments went from "does this actually work", "does it work on undereye wrinkles" to, "I like women to be natural". The comments also included many women saying that they had great skin because they had never worn makeup, with other women then replying that makeup doesn't ruin your skin (it really does not, and a lot of makeup these days can help protect your skin). I wondered why people who don't wear makeup were commenting at all. Anyway, I have dealt with the comments on having large breasts, or a big butt, tattoos, colored hair, not coloring my gray hair, being too heavy, having kids (especially since I had them young), and my least favorite, for having a kid with special needs. There really are people who will sort of "blame" the mother if a kid is different. Clearly, we must have done something wrong. Not disciplined enough. These things are said and thought, and are completely ridiculous.
So my hope for 2022, and every year, is that we can all learn to be a little nicer to each other. Stop judging each other on things beyond our control or our personal choices that have absolutely no consequence on anyone else. And let's please give Anne some ideas of what she can write about or we may get some more wonky posts like this one, lol! I am also open to guest posts!
I don't need gifts, I have plenty of stuff, but to know that someone was thinking of me is much. Every blog comment I get is like a gift. Someone thought enough of my words to say something in return. I know we don't always have something to say, I read blogs (about once a week at this point...) and only sometimes have something to say to the writer. But I love it. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, happy anything else you celebrate. If you celebrate nothing, Happy Saturday. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you of thinking enough of my words to keep coming back. :)
Friday, December 24, 2021
Friends and Family.
We also went on the carousel. Let me tell you, when it is 31 degrees outside, you are dressed for my super warm car, and riding metal horses, masks will help you keep warm! I am glad we went on the carousel, but I was equally glad when the ride was over. It was so cold!
While the Bright Nights display hasn't really changed in years it was still a really fun trip. Mostly because of the people in the car. There was a lot of silliness, including me buying a flamingo wearing a Santa hat (that I 1000% didn't need) and lots of laughter. This morning it is snowing, which I am not a fan of, but I can't help but think how many people will be happy about it.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
My Job is Hard
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
More Secret Santa
I received this cozy flamingo blanket, which apparently glows in the dark. There is always room for more fuzzy blankets, and flamingo items. And I guess glow in the dark items too.
I got some stablemates that I may need to talk myself into prepping so I can paint them, a couple of miniatures, and some driving cones Carra made. I didn't ask, I should have, but I think quite a few of these gifts were made by Carra.
I also received a cool shirt that matches my hair! I am excited about that.
Thank you SO MUCH Carra for your incredibly generous, incredibly thoughtful gifts. I am feeling quite spoiled by my Secret Santas this year.
Monday, December 20, 2021
And Day Drinker got 2nd in Other Western with his Extreme Cowboy cowboy curtain entry. It is entirely possible I put him in some other classes where he didn't place at all. I don't remember and I am not motivated enough to go and look it up.
Some horses don't show well under particular judges. Some don't show well right away and it takes a bit to find their groove. I have plenty of horses that show very well, pretty consistently, and since I am not an OF collector, I thought about selling Hal. I am pretty sure he was even up for sale, but that was when the OF market was normal. When even semi-rare models would not always sell quickly (or at all).
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Upper Level Dressage
Have I mentioned that I hate Tic Tok? I have friends that send me links to Tic Tok videos, and they are funny, but as a whole I kind of hate it. It is a time suck that I definitely don't have time for. It is a complete distraction to the kids at school (that and snapchat, texting their friends, and their parents, and so on and so on), but I especially hate those stupid Tic Tok trends. Steal large things from your school, steal from your teachers, punch a teacher, and the latest was Friday's shoot up a school Friday challenge. Really? Are people that desperate for likes and followers (or views? How does Tic Tok work?) that they feel the need to make up these ridiculous challenges? And how is shooting up a school considered cool at all? Or any of the other destructive or violent things that are on these challenge lists? I am really good with people, but a lot of times I really don't understand people.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
More Tack Making
I don't love the way the ear piece came out for this bridle. I don't hate it, but I don't love it and I might remake it at some point.
There is a lot fewer beads on this bridle in comparison to my Morgan western pleasure bridle. For two reasons. One, I ran out of beads. And two, Morgan horse bridles have a ridiculous amount of silver on them. Almost all of them. Usually men's stuff seems to be a bit more toned down (at least clothing) but even the men's bridles had silver on almost the entire length of the reins. Western side saddle seems to be almost minimal in comparison. Ooh, I need to get a comparison photo of the two bridles together! Maybe when I have my new saddle.
I also went with the thinner cord for this bridle. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I think it is potentially a bit too thin. I should put on a doll on the horse and check and see how I feel about it then. Anyway, another bridle is finished, now I just need to make one for Astrid. And since I got some bits in the bits and pieces (lol, bits and pieces...) of tack making stuff I got from Jana I am all set to make another bridle. Maybe I should get into that today. I guess we'll see.