SoftThistle Life

I Used to Love...


I used to be awesome at drawing anything horse related... I'm totally out of practice now! >_<


Anything to do with them.

Even though I didn't get lessons (ok, at the time I was VERY pouty about it, but now I *totally* understand! Expensive much? Up every Saturday morning at the crack of dawn? No thanks!!), I knew everything about them. The tack used on them, all the different brushes used for grooming and which one did what. I even knew what plants were dangerous for them to eat. 

Could I tell you those things now? 

Not a chance!

It seems that my mind has expelled a lot of information I collected over the years. 

Hell, it's definitely not remembered all those drug pathways and such from pharmacology!

(and such... that's the technical term. *cough*)

However I do still seem to remember how to draw them.

I'm out of practice, for sure, 

but there's something really calming about sitting down, looking at photos of the most beautiful beasts I've ever seen, and trying to draw them. 

I think I need to make friends with someone who has a horse...

just so I can give one a hug

and feel that gorgeous soft-as-velvet muzzle one more time.

I guess there's not really any "used to" about it. Eh?

Surely it hasn't been *that* long??


Actually got my hair cut!

Oh but it has... it's been over a year since I last had my hair cut! So here's my new do. Much more maneagable, still long (I haven't grown it long like this since Zack was less than a year old!), and layered properly again. 


Then I went to my friend's lil beauty boutique and finally got to have a fishy pedicure!

I was squealing like a girl at first - they're *so* tickly!

After about five minutes though, it was actually really relaxing.

I think I may need to go back for a few more sessions at some point... 

So now I've had a morning of pampering

(I genuinely can't remember the last time I had anything other than a basic hair cut, and that was over a year ago, as I said!)

it's time to get back in the saddle. Get the laundry sorted, empty and reload the dishwasher, and go pick up my gorgeous Max from nursery...

I definitely need more mornings like this, that's for sure! :)