Tri-County Riders of Watertown Saddle Club. Kristina and I tried to join last year, but no one got back to me and as I broke my wrist it didn't matter anyway. So now I have joined. We are not the typical saddle club members, but Lipizzan, Saddlebred and Arabian might add some spice to the mix! My horses have been a business, and therefore work, for so long I think we will enjoy some fun stuff. And getting off the farm. Did I say I need to get off the farm? Now I have to lose weight and get on poor old Spenser. I can tell you, he's thrilled. The boy above is a little too much for me right now, which makes him very thrilled!
The Westonka Horticultural Society. They meet at the community center in Mound, a short six mile drive for me. I think this will be a pleasant diversion from my increasingly dull life. Gardeners are a oddly mixed bunch.
Now don't laugh. Watertown Fine Arts Society. This is not an oxymoron. Really. OK, I almost laughed out loud when I read the name, but there is money in this area and somehow they came up with funds to build a state-of-the-art 600 seat theatre. They received a $32,000 donation and bought a Boston piano and have a climate controlled room to house it. The group is working at making Watertown a center for the arts in the western fringe. Personally I always have associated the town with the tattoo parlor and Pam's Bar. I guess I was mistaken. It could be fun... or funny. Either is a diversion from manure.
I have lived in this community for nearly two decades and I have never made an effort to become part of it. Now that my horse business went down with the economy I am looking for something to add to my life. I am still busy because I own so many of them, but I'm not interacting with humans anymore. No breeding clients, no buyers, no boarders........ only horses and dogs. That's not all bad, but too much of a good thing is too much. I'm going to forget how to talk before long.
So I joined. Now I need to re-find that brake between my brain and my mouth and I suppose I will need to buy some clothes that aren't threadbare and stained. Oh, oh. The second will be much easier then the first.
This could be a long and winding road or a short walk down the drive. Either way, I may get OFF THE FARM.