Last week Michael had Monday off of work; his mom came over Monday to spend the night (she lives in a rural area about an hour southeast of us), so he also took Tuesday and Wednesday off. As a result, I didn't have much time sitting at my computer during the first few days of the week, and in fact I didn't even remember to do my accountability post for the previous week (the week of February 11) until I finally had some time on Thursday.
As you can imagine, this meant that I didn't get much done last week. The one thing I did do a lot of, however, was ride! This was a mixed blessing, as you'll soon see.
1. Novels: No progress, except for possibly a little work on find some more images and locating another book for some ongoing research. Not great progress, but at least it wasn't nothing, either.
2. Blogs and websites: Still no progress. Eventually I will get to this...
3. Other writing projects: Ditto above comment.
4. Books: Finally! Something else I can report progress on! I did finally finish reading my book club's February selection on Thursday. I took a short break from long books, choosing as my next book a thrilled that I finished in 24 hours; and then I started Les Miserables, one of the books on my 2013 reading list!
5. Horses: The past week has been both encouraging and discouraging in the equine department. I rode Panama Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the little girl I nanny for rode him Monday; however, he seems to have a problem with his back, so I was riding him so often to try the saddle out with a different pad, and finally to try the old saddle to see if anything made a difference. Nothing did, so I backed out of the schooling show I was going to do on Saturday, and the vet is coming this week to check him out.
The good news is that I rode Rondo on my own a couple of times, both Monday (while the girl I nanny for rode Panama) and Tuesday (I rode him briefly to show my mother-in-law, who gave him to me, how he's doing, and then let her sit on him for a few minutes, just at the walk. Riding Rondo without my trainer present is a huge step for me, as I have been a little worried about doing so until now -- there is so much I still don't know about what to expect from him. I was intending to ride him again this weekend, but I didn't have time on Saturday (I had to wash and repair Panama's blanket before our big snowstorm started Saturday night), and Sunday we were virtually snowed in.
So it wasn't a hugely successful week, but I am pleased about my progress with Rondo, even if I didn't accomplish much else (and even if I am also rather worried about Panama)!