Friday, June 3, 2016

Random Friday

1.  I went back to Physical Therapy this week.  My therapist did not look overly dismayed when I told her about the pain when I rode last weekend.  Instead she was focused on how quickly my back returned to okay afterwards --  two days instead of eight weeks.  She gave me more work to do, and instructed me to ride only at the walk initially and then increase it over the next two weeks as I am able.

2.  In the meantime, I think I broke my foot.  I feel like a walking hobbling disaster.  Three weeks ago, Finessa stepped on my foot.  She was just moving in closer so I could reach the spots she wanted scratched, and I gently pushed her off.  I remember muttering to her "that wasn't very nice" and then I pretty much forgot about it.  I am forever getting stepped on by the goats or the dog, and I drop things from time to time (heavy barn things).  X-rays were inconclusive so next week I go in for an MRI.  In the meantime, I can't bear much weight and have to wear sandals to accommodate the swelling.  Finessa is the one who is sweetly looking at the camera in this picture. She looks small but she's a solid 500 lbs.

3.  Brett finished up the section of fence he was replacing in the girls' pasture and moved them back on Thursday.  Lucy is an interesting character: incredibly demonstrative and sweet, but also incredibly jealous and, at times, downright b**chy.  If she were human, she would be the wife from hell -- pushy, demanding, nagging, and vain.  ...of course, she is a fun ride so maybe she would be worth it...

4.  And here's a picture of Tuffy -- just because he's so dang cute.


  1. We have got to get you some steel toed shoes! I does sound broken. Those little donkeys are so sweet.

  2. Two steps forward, one step back. Glad you got encouragement from the pt.

    I dropped a hammer onto my foot not too long ago. (stupidly left it on top of a ladder I was dragging around - lesson learned...) Arnica gel and Traumeel have given me a ton of relief while it heals up.

    Tuffy is adorable :D

  3. adorable ending shot.

    thank you for your kind comment today.

  4. Sounds like you're going to have to invest in bubble wrap for yourself while working around the farm! I'm always doing stuff like that too. Tuffy is adorable. Good luck with your foot and back.

  5. Ouch! I had a mini who propelled herself off my foot once, so I know that small doesn't mean harmless. Lol. I couldn't wear boots or rude while it healed, but in my case, it wasn't broken. Hope you heal up fast and get totally well.

  6. I'm so sorry you having physical issues. It's always so hard to sit still and heal when you are an active person!



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