Weekend Coffee Share – Should I?


Welcome to our weekly coffee date! How are you doing? How did this week treat you? I hope it’s a good one so far. I love Friday’s! The weekend is here, and it’s going to be a good one. The week has been so incredibly good so far, that I expect the weekend to follow suit. 

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! 

I’m usually happy, and feel good, but this week my energy levels have been super high, and I’ve just felt on top of my world – THE WHOLE WEEK. My natural reaction to that is gratitude, productivity, and a search for new meaningful projects…well..the one “project” that I’ve really missed since moving here is to have a horse. Hold your horses (pun intended..) I did not buy a horse this week, but I did spend time looking at horses online. 

It would be doable to board a horse, if I really wanted to. It’s been a hole in my soul, not having a horse. Since I was two years old being around horses have been crucial for my well being. As a child, and an adult it’s been my foremost zen strategy, that have kept me grounded throughout life. The first months without horses last fall, I grieved my horses, but now it’s been 10 (VERY LONG) months, and my heart has room for a new horse. Would I? Could I? Should I? I don’t know. I’ve never had a horse in a city. There’s plenty of boarding facilities, some with access to trails. I do know that my heart will let me know when the time is right. I miss riding, and I miss sharing my passion with my daughter. I also miss just spending time with my horses; grooming them, taking them for walks, learning new things together. I doubt that I will look at any horses this weekend (or maybe I will,) but I’ve been thinking a lot about getting a horse this week. I’m not kidding myself, it’s totally not the most practical thing to do, while living in the city, and being a single mom..I would totally do it for my own sanity. The best times I’ve had in my life have all included horses, in one way, or another. 

I still have have some photos from last weekends camping trip to Death Valley to edit, and upload to my gallery. I’m going to spend some time doing that this weekend, and I’m definitely going to do some reading. I’ve started to read Louis L’Amour’s books. I finished The Daybreakers today, and just started Sackett. I’ve never read anything from him before, but I really like western history novels, so I thought I’d give his books a try. Are you reading anything interesting at the moment? Any fun plans for the weekend?

Thanks for having coffee with me. I hope your weekend becomes everything you wish for! Since it is evening as I am writing this, I’ll leave you with a sunset photo from last weekend. This is Saratoga Springs, in Death Valley National Park.



Ms Zen 

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

22 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Should I?

  1. YES! You should!! Definitely, you can definitely board your horse and get the same benefits. I know it’s not the same as having them on your own property, but it’s the next best thing! ❤️ And I know you are smart about everything being a single mom and all, oh how totally exciting!!! I don’t think it’s crazy at all, there is a horse waiting for you and I know how much peace and therapy they bring to your life. I totally loved sharing coffee with you this evening!! ❤️🐴❤️🐴❤️

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  2. I did notice a lot of horse photos this week. I guess I know where your mind is. You’ll find your way. Someday you will have a horse, whether sooner or later. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Lots to ponder – horse therapy sounds like a thing you must do. Are there any stables that rent out horses for trail rides or do you need to own your own? A day rental may be helpful until you get your own?? I don’t know much about them, obviously. 😉
    Tomorrow is our 35th wedding anniversary – gosh, where does the time go? A fancy dinner is planned! 🙂
    Hope your weekend is fabulous!

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  4. I know myself if I’m feeling not right I get in the saddle & I remember what it is to breath. Go breath, find somewhere to have a ride at least, feed that part of your soul. Also your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for the cup of tea and chat. I must admit I was rather surprised when you left the ranch and wondered how you would manage without your horses. We’re a dog family and couldn’t live without a dog. We have three. You are obviously aware of the costs and responsibilities of having a horse so all I can suggest is making sure you’re honest with yourself when you’re assessing what you’re going to do.
    Best wishes,


    1. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but it’s been some very difficult months. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I didn’t look at any horses for sale this weekend, but I did look at horses, wild ones. Making me a little late in returning coffee’s here. I will check in again later today. Thank you for having coffee with me.


  6. Your coffee is good, Maria and it got me thinking. Are there horse programs in LV where people with disabilities ride? We have several here (which you may know) Project RIDE and some others. While making your decision, perhaps you could volunteer at one of these places once a week or once a month…Your expertise on horses would be welcomed, I’m sure, plus you could be around them. Glad to read about all your energy! School just ended and I have the whole summer off. With a caveat, I’ll post about it later.

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    1. You know, I thought about that. I came to the conclusion that I can’t right now. It would be easier to have a horse of my own. The major reason for not doing it, is that it would require me to schedule a set time every week. With the weather getting hotter I need to finish all my outdoor activities very early, I just can’t do them later in the day. I could not bring my daughter, and I would have to pay someone to watch her. Otherwise it’s something very close to my heart. In fact I worked at a facility in Sweden for a while that offered rides for disabled kids. I also brought children with disabilities, that I’ve mentored, to my home, and let them spend time with my horses through the years. I think it’s a wonderful thing.

      I hope you had a fabulous week! I’m so jealous of your summer off! You certainly deserve it!

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  7. I love where the internet leads me sometimes! So glad I found your blog and your gorgeous pictures. I gasped when I saw “sagittarius viking”! Could it be? Have I found another sister?! Can’t wait to keep reading and watching!


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