I am trying to write early so I can get to bed at a more normal time. Today was catch-up day in the barn. Saying “barn” brings me back to a memory of when I was in my first year of college at Lindenwood (that was like a hundred years ago). Fern Bittner ran the equine department and the “barn”, or as she would get after me to say, the STABLE. It use to get her upset when I would say I was at the barn…she said it was a stable! I always went to the barn and everyone else there would go to the stable. I guess I was different even then. I own a stable but I go to the barn everyday. As I said it was a day to catch up and get things done that seem to get put off. It was not an exciting day it was just a day. I guess I am glad that it was not too exciting because no telling what can happen to make a day not boring. And there is a lot to be said about a quiet day at the barn…..no bad things happening, no shoes off, no sick horses, no phone calls to upset me. Everyone seemed happy and content.
Mark and I did run errands but again nothing our of the ordinary. When we came home one of the rescues (Pair of Jacks) had figured out how to open his stall door. I wish I had a video as he really put on a show trotting around flagging his tail, of course the guys were all over him being out, and with in minutes he was back in his stall and my guys were working on putting a different latch on the door as they said he knows how to open it now.
It is kind of sad that the TV does not have as much on Haiti as they did at first. I know that sounds weird but people get bored of watching the same old stuff, so that means ratings will not be as high. I do not want the world to forget how bad it is over there. This country needs a lot of help, for a long time. It is odd that when the news gets boring, it is a bad thing for TV but a good thing for the world; boring means nothing new and awful is going on, and hopefully things in the world are not getting worse. I think I am starting to enjoy boring, and a normal day. Does this mean I am getting old? I am always very careful not to wish for some excitement in my life as the last time I did that, 4 days later was 9/11. For those of you who do not know me well, Mark, my husband, was in the World Trade Center Tower Two that day. Mark worked at a bank whose offices were on the 82nd floor. Mark’s office was on the exact corner where the second plane hit. The day itself for Mark and I was nothing short of a miracle. That story will be for another day. I learned NOT to wish for some excitement in my life, enough comes along on its own.
After dinner Mark, Jessie, Drew and I played Wii bowling. Drew is very good at sports and games but he found out just how competitive this fat ole horse trainer is. His parting words to me tonight were “I am going to practice all day tomorrow and we will play again”. Those are fighting words to me. To that I say…. game on!
Yes it is nice to have a quiet day, some family games and a little bit of time to type out my thoughts for the day. It is also nice to know there are a few very different people who like to read what is inside my head. Please do not forget the poor people in Haiti, remember to love your life, as we are so lucky to be where we are today. I do feel lucky even if Mark is out of a job for a year already and funds are tight. I still have him in my life, we still have our family, a home, and food and water (and of course the horses in my life). I think boring is underrated!