I had one of those weeks that I had to drag myself out of bed in order to go to work. I rarely "dislike" work and usually look forward to the kids. This week was the perfect storm of a million things coming together.
Monday morning I woke up, felt fine and jumped out of bed. I quickly realized as I grabbed the bed to keep from eating the floor that my hip wasn't working....at all. I have no idea what in the hell happened, but I couldn't put pressure on it and I couldn't walk. I hobbled everywhere and debated taking off the day. I ended up sitting in my chair at work and my student teacher did the "leg work." I went to bed Monday night and work up Tuesday and it was fine. Totally fine. Totally weird.
Tuesday I kept taking deep breaths from killing my extra substitute assistant. He was eating all of my snacks (which are for the kids) and was ALWAYS on his phone. I secretly started wishing that one of my kids would rip it out of his hands and throw it across the room. That would be easier to explain than if I did it. I ran out to see Nawlers and...well I blogged about that didn't I...
Wednesday I had a "discussion" with the cell phone using, food eating IA and he no longer worked in my classroom. Win for me.
Thursday my hip started trying to kill me at 10 am. After work I had to run to drop off my ProCert. I hadn't burned it to CD yet but went down to fill out some paperwork. I found out that I needed to take some class that I didn't take. I can substitute another class from undergrad, but that was 12 years ago and like I remember...SHIT!
Friday. Friday I had this great blog post planned as an April Fools, but I could barely muster the energy to teach let alone write a blog post. Hilarious- Fail. Just know it would have been an awesome trick. I honestly had to muster up every ounce of patience for dealing with the aftermath of crappy IA, multiple unmedicated children, and lack of ProCert being done. The fact that I am not in jail right now is a miracle. I ran to the local tack shop to their Birthday Sale and got 5 gallons of Cocosoya Oil for 15% off!! $70 for 5 gallons! I was so happy. I also entered their raffle. I had dinner with some great people, but despite being 8 miles from Denali's barn I didn't make it to see her. I didn't want to drive down the road at night and freak out the owners of the property.
Today. After sleeping for 10 hours (AWESOME) I woke up to have my lovely allergy shots which make my arms swell up to twice their normal size. After getting my shots I was running to meet a friend for lunch when my phone rang. I started screaming before I even answered it. It was the tack store and I knew that I won!! What did I win you ask? I won this:
That my friends is a Sprenger KK Ultra, and it has been my dream to own one for at least the past year and a half. However, I couldn't justify the $125.00 that it costs to buy one. I magically made it from Seattle to the tack store in 20 minutes. Not sure I did it legally, but I was so excited I just had to go pick it up. I walked in squealing like a 7 year old girl. It's beautiful. It's a 5 1/4 so I actually don't know if it will fit Denali, but I own it. I can just stare at it's and be happy. She wears a 5" (HA ,HA, like we use a bridle and a bit right now...) but her loose ring was a 5 1/4 so we'll see. It should fit pretty snug because of the way it lays across their tongue, so I hope it's not too loose. That and that we can use it SOMEDAY.
After having lunch with a friend I ran out to see Denali and show her our new toy. She seemed less than impressed with it, and I (being me) couldn't wait to see if it fit. I don't have a bridle at the barn, so attempted to have her take the bit, just the bit and keep it in. It sort of worked, but I didn't get a good idea since I couldn't hold it and take a good look at it. Tomorrow I'll take out the bridle to see if it fits. She was such a good girl about it.
No one at the barn can believe that she use to act the way she did (and I'm afraid she still can.) She's a favorite and everyone loves her. One woman tonight told me "You know that Denali is a magical horse. There's just something about her." I wanted to tell the woman that when she starts shitting money that will make her magical, but decided to smile and say "I know" because I do.
She seems pretty stiff still. I am going to talk to the vet about injections (Adequan and/or Legend) to help her. She looks like she's 30 when she get up. It's not nero, I know that. Our old vet had mentioned that we should give her Adequan, and then this all happened. Also, has anyone used acetyl-d-glucosamine? I heard it was cheaper than Adequan, but almost as good.
I am in the process of planning a lesson with Barb Apple. I hope that we can make that work this week, as I told her my "tool bag is empty."
Hope all is well with everyone, I have run out of time to blog let alone read blogs. Hopefully next week will be better and I can slack off and catch up!