In which this isn't a horsey post, but it's full of smiling people
It doesn't seem like much time has passed
since Lisa arrived here at Haiku Farm.
|Santa Jim fluffs up his younger child |
before the ceremony begins
And yet, it's been nearly three years!
In that time, Lisa has gained language skills, an academic work ethic, a bunch of muscles, and a Whole Lotta Attitude.
|There were a lot of people smiling today,|
including my mom, Lisa, and Santa Jim.
Those are all things we value around here, and today we celebrated her accomplishment: graduation from high school.
|The entire Motley Crew smiles for the camera. L-to-R:|
Uncle Larry, Some Random Pirate, Will, Grandma Ellen, Lisa, Santa Jim, Uncle Dave,
Granny Barbara, Mister Stormy, Grandpa Richard
And, of course, I lied about there not being any horses in this blog post.
During slow parts of the ceremony (graduation ceremonies generally have 2 gleeful outbursts per family--everything else is dull as room-temp swampwater) I checked in on Team Fixie via Facebook. Here's Funder's photo from the 50-mile point:
There's not much that would keep me away from crewing Funder's first 100-miler, but I guess Lisa's graduation is one of those few events.
After the party was over, we stopped at the store to pick up a few essential items.
|Yep, the shoes have stupidly high heels, but|
she can still heft a 25-lb bag of carrots while wearing them!
Because if you really want your life (with horses) to be good,
you really need to have a lot of carrots.
You heard it here first, folks: it's good.
(and tomorrow, I'm going riding!)