Sep 8 2015
There’s no way to rehash the could’ve-been blog posts from recent months. But here are a few events and observations that come to mind. In no particular order:
*I completed 3,000 pushups in 30 days.
*Jazz and I helped with crowd control at the Potomac Hunt Races. Anxiety fueled Jazz’s flop sweat in the opening parade.
*Pigpen (our aged car) shed some interior bolts and other parts of questionable importance.
*Cayden, Hadley and Brynn participated in school recitals, riding lessons, pony club, baseball, softball, and drama club.
*At one point, I wore the same clothes for three days.
*Martin found a decomposing raccoon in the hayloft.
*I trailered Rocky home from a riding lesson, driving a truck with a flat tire and an empty fuel tank.
*Cayden met Zeb Hogan, host of Nat Geo’s “Monster Fish.”
*I found a starved dog, dumped on the road.
*My insomnia ran amok. I quit Ambien, then took it up again.
*We discovered that barn swallows shed bird mites when they are nesting.
*The kids slept in a tent in the yard, until a storm nearly blew them away.
*My friend Sarah competed in a sidesaddle race and placed 2nd.
*I opened the mailbox one day and found a field mouse staring back at me.
*We plotted several farm improvements but accomplished none of them.
*Cayden and Hadley learned to surf.
*I treated Hadley’s infected toe using the horses’ Ichthammol, per my veterinarian’s instructions.
*Maisie stayed at a nice hotel with us.
*Martin considered removing a wasps’ nest by grabbing it with gloved hands, and stuffing it into a trash bag. He changed his mind when I started videoing the event.
*I cleaned out my mom’s freezer and threw out cans with sell-by dates from 15 years ago.
*I quit the blog and picked it up again.