Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I think this you man says it so very well:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

8 stages of aging on horseback

Stage 1: Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat.

Stage 2: Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse’s neck. Ride until sundown.

Stage 3: Fall off horse. Use sleeve of shirt to stanch bleeding. Have friend help you get back on horse. Take two Advil and apply ice packs when you get home. Ride next day.

State 4: Fall off horse. Refuse advice to call ambulance; drive self to urgent care clinic. Entertain nursing staff with tales of previous daredevil stunts on horseback. Back to riding before cast comes off.

Stage 5: Fall off horse. Temporarily forget name of horse and name of husband. Flirt shamelessly with paramedics when they arrive. Spend week in hospital while titanium pins are screwed in place. Start riding again before doctor gives official okay. Stage

6: Fall off horse. Fail to see any humor when hunky paramedic says, “You again?” Gain firsthand knowledge of advances in medical technology thanks to stint in ICU. Convince self that permanent limp isn’t that noticeable. Promise husband you’ll give up riding. One week later purchase older, slower, shorter horse.

Stage 7: Slip off horse. Relieved when artificial joints and implanted medical devices seem unaffected. Tell husband that scrapes and bruises are due to gardening accident. Pretend you don’t see husband roll his eyes and mutter as he walks away. Give apple to horse. Stage

8: Go to see horse. Momentarily consider riding but remember arthritis won’t let you lift leg high enough to reach stirrup — even when on mounting block. Share beer with grateful horse & recall “good old days”.

Of course when the SPS reaches stage 8 I am expecting her to bring me fine wine and apple slices....

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I am going to school!!!!

I am thrilled, more than thrilled as a matter of fact. The special little girl has finally asked for me to come to school. Yes you heard it...she used her voice finally. She even asked that I come pink with silver hooves. The SPS and I are going to figure out how to turn me pink, we have the silver horse thing in the bag.

Lots of kiddos are really excited and so am I.

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them