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Friday, November 18, 2016

weekend to do

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I'm pretty much without words right now. as a "resident alien", I always volunteer during election season for the candidate that best represents my hopes for our girls - who were both born here. The weeks leading up to the election were busy. I put in hours phone banking for HRC and - along with so many I know - and then, was shocked at the results of our presidential election. my heart broke in the early morning hours of Wednesday last. I am still working through what happened, and trying to keep things as normal as possible while not accepting that things are normal at all.

this weekend is about keeping cozy and close. preparing for my favorite holiday of the year. and strategizing how we go forward from here.

so a to-do list for this weekend: a summation of some of my favorite suggestions from friends

1) Communicate with your congressperson. They work for you. Tell them how you feel. Regularly.
2) Inform yourself. Read the daily paper, or better yet two or three papers. Don't rely on the internet (and especially social media) as your dominant news source
3) Frequent minority-owned businesses. Let them know they are an important part of your community.
4) Get to know your neighbors better. Even the ones you usually don't agree with.
5) (But) Don't tolerate the intolerable. Misogyny. Racism. Homophobia. Xenophobia. Not ok. At all.
6) Volunteer. Join local clubs. Help in local elections (school board! neighborhood council! city government! in LA all coming up very soon!) and prepare for volunteer time for the mid-terms.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

show day 3 (IEL #1)

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fabulous day at the first Interscholastic Equestrian League show of the season. big classes. pouring rain. these rockstars xo

Saturday, October 29, 2016

weekend to do

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haunted ranch
show weekend :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

weekend to do

homecoming (aka "hoco" by those in the know)
getty lecture
haircut (!)
sukkot dinner

around the house
catch-up!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

show day 2

Spirit 2016

Spirit 2016

Spirit 2016

Spirit 2016

Spirit 2016

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Spirit 2016

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Spirit 2016

Spirit 2016

this past sunday E rode in the Spirit Equestrian Think PINK show. another fabulous weekend at a beautiful venue. (oh how I love socal.) this show was in support of breast cancer awareness, and E rode in memory of Anne, a woman I had taken riding lessons with in the beginning of my adventure. she was a bright light at the barn, and is missed. we also thought about our family members who have battled breast cancer (my gramma, my aunt, d's mom.)

now a weekend off then the final show for October. it has been a busy month! so proud of our boy and the girls xo

Friday, October 14, 2016

weekend to do

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show weekend #2!






*the R.B. Kitaj Estate has installed a selection of iconic book cover prints from the series, In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part, 1969-70 at Arcana:Books on the Arts, on through January 2017. check it out!

Monday, October 10, 2016

show day!

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

Pacific Dressage 10/16

A fabulous day at the Pacific Dressage Oktoberfest schooling show for this girl & our horse with a red and a blue and junior high score (whoohoo - and a cowboy hat to go with it!). And some of her very best people there with her. Couldn't be prouder.

weekend to do

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show weekend!