Here's the whine list ...
I'm working a lot of hours right now, BUT ... I only work 184 days a year. The rest of the year is filled with weekends, holidays, and ten weeks of summer vacation. I can suck it up.
It's getting dark REALLY early (see above), BUT ... I get two and a half days off next week which means I can ride for five consecutive days in the daylight! And ... I get the last week of December off AND the first week of January off. That means even more daylight rides.
Our glorious, rock-free arena is getting a wee bit deep, BUT at least it's not muddy. It's also forcing me to do lots of changes of direction and ride odd, bendy shapes to avoid working the same lines over and over. Speedy seems to like the variety.
Okay ... I feel better. I know you're reading this on Saturday, but I am now enjoying a glass of wine, the right kind, and cooking a lovely artichoke gorgonzola pasta dish layered with beautiful cremini mushrooms. I have two healthy horses sitting in the barn. I have a VERY indulgent husband. What do I have to whine about? Cheers!