Thursday, June 25, 2009
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off...
Tuesday evening: one moment I was contemplating what needed to be done to get the day's painting completed before midnight, the next, I was dealing with a sick horse which developed into an emergency colic. A few hours later I was taking said horse to the clinic. I left there at 4am expecting to get a call in a couple of hours asking for the okay to do surgery. Needless to say, sleep wasn't on the agenda. Thankfully, I never got that call. This time conservative treatment resolved the issue, much to everyone's surprise. I carried on doing stalls, getting straw, and was able to bring the horse back that evening. She's still under very close watch, of course, but this time, it seems, she dodged a bullet.
A few other added developments have me waving the white flag on this month's 30 days. Of course, no one seemed to miss me, so I guess I won't worry about it too much, other that my own disappointment. Once the smoke clears a bit I'm sure I'll finish the painting I started on Tuesday, but for now, things are on hold.