I was cleaning. Constantly. I would say it was nearing obsessively. I was doing laundry like 3 times a day, and dishes like 5. I even got a scruffy and scrubbed the years of dust and grease off of the top of the cabinets. OH and I scrubbed all the walls (who in the world does that?). I'm too private about my art to risk my parents waltzing in to see all of my pastels out; they want to see pieces before they are finished, and I'm just not always ready to show them until they are done. The ranch is a half hour journey, and I don't really have the money to spend on gas. So I think a garden might fill in this time void.
Back to the topic of money though! I may have found myself a job. The position is as a receptionist at a pet grooming salon. I think it could be fun! And it's a little over half way to the ranch, so it would be perfect to work before, or after my lessons. The position does not pay well, and it is only about 18 hours a week, so I'd be getting about $600 a month. Add that to the $700 I am making teaching riding lessons. Minus all of my bills, and I'm left with just under $1,000 Not too bad right? And then I could even make bigger payments and pay off my car quicker. Options, options.
Now I do have a question for you. I've been thinking about getting some riding instructor certification. It is hard to judge if that is even something people look at. And if they do take this into mind, what certification should I get? I was looking at <a href="http://www.riding-instructor.com/"ARIA"</a> is that a legitimate program? What do you guys think? Remember, I mainly work in the western world, so where I think this matters more in English would western riders look for this? The break in the cost of insurance might be enough to make it worth it though.
I thought that I would leave you with a picture of a rather grumpy Roxy