Wednesday, January 6, 2010

3 Wishes

I didn't go to school today. I had two appointments for my knee. No surgery, and with physical therapy they said I probably wouldn't need it. Good News.

What does one do with her extra time after going to the doctors? The barn of course. I was a bit apprehensive of going out since the last time I saw the girl she about riped my hands off.

I took Denali a bag of apples. Where did they come from you're wondering? My students all refused to eat them at lunch and brought them back to the room for me to give to her. I tried talking them into eating them, but to no avail.

I went and got her from the pasture and worked on leading going back into the barn. She gets kind of pushy sometimes, and tries to lead me. She seriously was the dirtiest horse! I was impressed! Mud CAKED ON. I groomed her on Sunday, pretty impressive as to how dirty she gets in 3 days.

I put her bell boots on and turned her out in the arena where she proceeded to run like crazy. She was bucking and galloping all over. She did this for 35 minutes. 35 MINUTES! I didn't think it was ever going to end. She was then COVERED in sweat. She then proceeded to roll. I'd really wish that she'd roll the whole way over. I hear it's the same thing as chiro work. She is so buff. I started calling her Arnold tonight.

While I was waiting for her to cool off I was talking to my trainer in the aisle way. I was saying to her how much I missed the one boarder Sarah. About two minutes later guess who pulled in?

I laughed at my skills and then wished, "I wish for a million dollars, not even a million, I'd take a few thousand." I then went to grooming Denali in the cross ties.

A few minutes later my phone rang (I'm NOT even joking.) It was the insurance company. They got the estimate for my car and said they wont' pay to fix it (It honestly isn't that bad, the hood has a dent and the plastic is broken out of the headlight) and instead will pay me 2,200 for my car. I can keep the car, but they suggest I take collision insurance off since they are paying out, and won't pay out again on a car that was considered "totaled."

I seriously at this point was laughing so hard and started making random wishes. I wished that my IA's (Instructional Assistants) would start talking, I wished that Denali and I would start working together as a team, along with the typical healthy life, world peace, etc.

I got home and my one IA had e-mailed me and the other IA about an incident at work that should have been handled differently. Not exactly what I was expecting, but it is communication.

It was a weird, weird night for wishes. I guess I used mine up!

If you could have any three wishes what would they be?


Rachel said...

So cool!

You can wish the following 3 for me:

1) MORE MONEY (like out of debt and can pay my bills and afford riding lessons perhaps buy a truck and move into an apartment without a roommate)



ok, thanks!

SprinklerBandit said...


1) A couple thousand dollars

2) Riding lessons

3) I don't really have a three. I guess this can go for peace or happiness or something generic for everyone.

Denali said...

Next time I'm in the barn aisle I'll make these wishes for you :)

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

1. To have my horse free of laminitis and back to healthy
2. See above..yes, I want it that badly
3. More $$ to aid in his health care