I worked all morning at the stable, stripping and washing Kip’s old stall so that I could trade with Lindy. Kip is now living in luxury and the height of poshness in a huge stall with big windows. I warned him not to get used to it.
Yesterday I went with Phil and his mom to a “Continental” market in Congelton and bought interesting cheeses, boar sausage and Belgian chocolates. Yum. I was at loose ends this afternoon (Phil having discovered Planetside), so I read for hours with wine and cheese and decidedly suspicious sausage. :) Plus enough chocolate to send me into a coma; I have a terrible headache right now. Could be the wine, I suppose.
I’ve had the offer of rides on several horses at the barn, which is very nice and hugely appreciated. It will be a long time before Kip is rideable, and it would be nice to begin taking lessons again. Riding out is less of an issue, as I am a bit nervous about riding on busy roads with traffic. The stats for unfortunate car-and-horse meetups here aren’t great. Quite a few people die or are seriously injured on the roads.
What else is new? Not much. I’m not looking forward to work tomorrow…I could use a long vacation. I think we’ve hired a J2EE developer, which will be helpful, although I don’t think my boss is going to go with the guy that I liked.
*yawn* I’m off to hunt down some more ibuprophen…