Viva Carlos Blog Hop: My Ideal Day

I’m loving this blog hop, because I’ll take any excuse to daydream about my ideal scenarios. The hardest part for me is narrowing it down to just one day, since there are so many iterations that sound so ideal.

First off, I’d wake up around 7 without any kinks in my neck or back. For me that’s just the right time to feel like I’m not waking up in the wee hours, but not lazing the morning away. And the neck kinks are self explanatory.

I’d then have a nice light breakfast of fruit and yogurt with my husband. Just a little something to wake up. Throw some English breakfast tea in there because in Dreamland I can have caffeine without staying awake for 3 days. I wouldn’t have to worry about preparing any of it or doing any of the dishes.

From there I’d head to the barn, with my magically not-allergic-to-horses hubs coming with to enjoy the fresh air. He would obviously bring a fancy camera with him.

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Like this only imagine that he’s not holding back sneezes

My first ride of the day would be on the schoolmaster I bought with my imaginary riches, with a brief lesson jumping the big jumps and learning more about how to ride the big tracks. After cooling and grooming my delightful packer, it would be Francis time. Plenty of time to groom and play to get ready, then a private lesson of learning to work together. I don’t even care what we do in the lesson. Then a nice cool out walk around the neighborhood with my ammy friends to enjoy the sunshine, more grooming time, and a deep clean of my tack while chatting and hanging out.

After that I’d probably want to head to a winery with friends to relax and enjoy trying some new wines. We’d be able to sit outside and pet everyone’s dogs and listen to music. It would be sunny and 70s – warm enough to be comfortable outside, but not too hot or humid.

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This one 10 minutes from the barn would do nicely (they have a mini donk there too so it’s literally a paradise)

I’m thinking this would take us to about mid afternoon, at which point I’d want to head home to my house with a quiet yard, garden, and plenty of ducks. I’d go for a leisurely swim in our pool, and we’d have the neighbors over for a barbecue, share a bottle of wine, listen to some music, not get eaten by bugs.

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I imagine it looks a lot like this. Source

The house would magically clean itself, and we could go to bed at a reasonable hour to the sound of crickets.

Basically all I ever want to do is ride ponies and drink wine with friends.

Alternative version: pretty much any day I get to spend at a horse show. Lucky me that I get to live my ideal day so often ❤

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5 thoughts on “Viva Carlos Blog Hop: My Ideal Day

  1. carey 03/06/2019 / 1:19 pm

    I think you can check off even more “ideal to everyday” if you moved to San Diego: no bugs, weather between 65-75 year round (except this month when it rained all the time, and the 2 weeks in summer it gets to 85), wineriers + breweries, all horse shows within 1 hour radius of home.
    …Just a thought….

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    • hellomylivia 03/06/2019 / 4:30 pm

      If I could convince my trainer to open up a satellite barn there, I’d move tomorrow! No bugs and wineries, check and check.

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  2. Rachel - For Want of a Horse 03/11/2019 / 7:49 am

    That sounds pretty much like my ideal day too, well, except not with your hubby cause well that would just be weird! LOL

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  3. Genny - A Gift Horse Blog 03/14/2019 / 10:58 am

    I actually sighed reading this. Sounds amazing! Should also add something about how wine in this world delivers a delightful buzz, but no after effects maybe?

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    • hellomylivia 03/14/2019 / 3:19 pm

      Oooh good call, that recovery time took a VERY sharp dive hahaha. Definitely need to caveat with no after effects!

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