Well, it wasn't a snow "day" it was a snow hour and a half. They were calling for some 'winter weather' and up to an inch of accumulation starting at around 6pm tonight. Well, by 3pm my boss realized that there was over an inch on the ground and that the roads were getting pretty bad, so he sent me home. I decided that going to the barn was probably a bad idea; getting home alive was a good idea. So I picked up Daphne from 'daycare' and headed back to the apartment. I usually get home around 6:30 or 7 when I don't have anything going on after work (just the barn), so getting home by 4 was strange.
I looked around confused for a while then decided that tonight was the perfect opportunity to play with my pilaties kit that came in the mail yesterday. It was $25 on ebay and included the big ball, 3 resistance bands, a mat, and a dvd. The DVD ended up pretty being pretty lame, so I used the little workout chart and did about 35 minutes of 'pilaties' work (I'm not sure I'm doing this right, I actually fell OFF the damn ball a couple of times).
OK, so then what? If you haven't ascertained this information yet, I'll let you know that I'm not good at relaxing. So, I decided that I would take the opportunity to clean some leather. Nothing says snow day like leather cleaning (eh, hot cocoa and movies may also say snow day). I went downstairs to get my pilaties kit earlier and the snow got into my car trunk and onto my saddle! The saddle has had to ride around with me a bit lately because I have been riding at Applewood. So, snow and the Bates... BAD COMBO! I brought the saddle upstairs to clean it and I removed the cover to find this--
So, I'm pretty upset about my saddle discoloration. I cleaned it, but there is no change. I guess I should try oiling, but its a Newmarket colored light saddle and I hate to have to darken it. I also cleaned my graduation field boots and my poor poor paddocks that are on their last leg. I'm sending them off to be refurbished tomorrow. It is supposed to take 3-4 weeks, but I figure if they can get me another year or two out of them, then it will be worth the $60 to refurb. I took "before" pics, so I will share the progress when I get them back and have "after" photos to share with you.
And now, I'm blogging. I think I will attempt to spend my last hour or so watching The Biggest Loser and having some wine. Granite has a vet appointment tomorrow for spring shots and possible (read: probable) teeth float. We have it scheduled for 9am and with the snow, I'm not positive that we will still be on for the morning, but cross your fingers he does well. I am nervous about having to have him sedated if he needs his teeth done. I'll keep you all updated.
Cheers my friends :)