Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday we were supposed to take Bandit to gymkhana, but changed our mind and went kayaking. Sucked up the pain in my ribs and loaded them up and went to Ell Pond, after paddling and resting on pond, loaded them back up but I knew I wasnt going to be able to unload them . Called Fred to meet us at Deb and Peters house to help Linda unload and put them away. Took 3 advil when i got home and 3 more later. Took it easy today, just cleaned stalls. Ribs are feeling a little better but still hurts getting in and out of car. Oh well, cook out tomorrow with family and friends. Yahoo!

Linda kayaking and resting on Ell Pond. Thanks Deb and Peter for the use of kayaks.

Took Linda to see an American dairy farm to compare to her friends farm.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Had Bud all tacked up on Tuesday, then realized my sneakers were too wide for the stirrups. So being too lazy to go get riding boots, decided to ride in my socks. It went okay until I was done riding and wanted to get off, its a long way down, didnt want to land on ground in just my stocking feet. So.... tried to make him stand by mounting block that i use to get on him. He stood okay but I wasnt sure if my right foot was going to reach it, I didnt want to fall between that and him, so I tried to get back up into saddle, somehow, still not sure how, but my left rib cage landed on horn of saddle, felt something shift in my ribs. OUCH!!!! Had to go get Fred to help me get off. Hurts when i cough, bend over, try to get out of my chair, etc.... Dont know if its cracked or just badly bruised. Dont want to do that again. Riding boots are now at the barn.... lesson learned.

Notice the stocking feet.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

not much going on, sun is out finally today. Had cookout yesterday with Deb and Peter, a little cold out but good food and friends..... Linda has been "playing" in the woodshop with Fred making some things. She is enjoying it. She may need to have a woodworking shop when she goes home... :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

We said good bye to Bailey today. Her kidneys were pretty much not working, along with Lyme disease, tough decision but better for her.

Linda is arriving tomorrow from Germany! Yahoo! Going for a trail ride in morning then picking her up that night. Couldnt have a better day planned!