Monday, October 13, 2008
Happy Birthday to ME!
We woke early this fine Monday morning. It was still dark out and the clouds were heavy. MisterMan had planned a day for us. What a wonderful day. I love surprises, but I don't. I love them because they are fun, but I had a bad case of what we call nervous tummy! I could not even eat breakfast! So we got ready, and I with my 20 questions drilled MisterMan to see if I could get any clue to what they day was going to hold. Question one. How long are we going to be in the car? Answer. More than 5 minutes.
Question two. What should I wear? Jeans, flipflops, hiking shoes? All needs clarification of course, so that I can get the most clues. Answer. You can wear what ever you like. He was not about to spill the beans. The questions continued until he called for the cease fire, I had reached the limit of answerable questions, yet I had no better idea of what we were going to do. After driving for a bit we got to Fitzjoy's Riding Stables! Yeah for horseback riding in the forest preserve! It is so fun, and I was so happy to be back there for a wonderful fall ride! We checked in and got our crazy riding helmets on, and the horses came out. They were the same two from last year. Star and Misty. We went for a quiet ride through the woods, the trees were changing colors, it was so peaceful and fun. Star, my horse, was being a rascal. He was eating everything in sight. He was not shy about showing his annoyance with me since I was instructed to pull up and not let him eat the grass. We had a blast. What a great birthday surprise.