Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Thoughts

So now I am back to work at a job that I don't love,
I am grateful I have it....don't get me wrong.  I have
had it for 24 yrs.  I have good benefits, insurance and
retirement in 8 yrs.  I just don't love going there
especially when I currently have a co-worker that
annoys the crap out of me.
My solace is that eventually they will be
transferred out for a promotion.
So like I said I have 8 years until I
can retire... and my thoughts this morning
as I was getting ready to leave for work was
to look around and focus on the positive
things that make me happy and bring me
joy and  not going to work. 
  So these are the
things I looked at this morning
to make me happy
before I left
Watching my bunnies get all happy
and excited for their breakfast

My happy bunny room

My art room, yes it is a mess at the moment
but that makes me happy...
because I am using it!!!

I am in the process of carving a
memorial bunny plaque
 that will hang on the wall
outside where Giddy and Gwennie
are buried.

I also have been painting and working to
complete this painting

You can see the fish tank  behind my easle

They were moved inside from the pond,
the only survivors as a heron
feasted on all our fish
So these guys are staying safely
in the tank and make me smile!

A quick stroll outside and
the bright colors of the flowers
make me happy. 
Also I might add... I couldn't have bought
the  flowers without the job
that gives me money!

Finding old junk someone tossed
away and redoing it makes
me happy.  That is what I did with the
red wheel barrel crate.

I love having vines grow up stuff...
It just makes me feel like I'm in a
jungle.  Happy to see the seedlings
I planted grow like crazy
I almost can't see out my kitchen window!
So I am going to make a conscious effort
to focus on my positives...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Spinal Fractures

This girl put my out of commission.
While riding her another
horse spooked and set of a
chain reaction which resulted
with me hitting the
dirt.  Although in a lot pain,
I thought that my hip was
knocked out and a trip to the chiro
would set me straight.
However as I drove home
I knew the intense pain
was more than something just
being knock out.
When I reached home
 I couldn't get out of the truck
and my husband said you're
going to the Emergency Room.
After many tests I was
admitted and ended
up fracturing L1-L4 bones.
Thankfully no organs
were injured.  
I have to say I think it was
the most pain I've ever felt
in my life, and I've had
a few intense injuries
that hospitalize me much
longer than this one.  
It was quite
humbling & scary to
need help to get to the bathroom
or into the shower and
not being able to even
sit up or roll over in bed.
I am thankful that I will
totally recover.
I am so grateful for my husband.
He did everything for me.
Drove me, helped me walk,
helped me get up, took care
of the household and all
my fur/feather babies.
He's a saint!
I couldn't do anything and am
on disability for another week.
I'm happy to say I am slowly
getting better.
....the first question
everyone asked, is are you
going to ride again?
At first I didn't know, I was
in so much pain.  As the pain eases
I want to ride again.
...And yes I plan to get
back on her. 
I obviously can't until the
bones heal and I get the
OK from the spinal surgeon.
Although I am scared
to death of ever experiencing
pain like this again, the
thought of never riding
again brings tears to my
eyes.  I will take it
one step at a time.
So for now, I can clean and
condition my saddle
while I sit and recover.
And with my husbands
help  clean out my
tack box.
I have been forced
to slow down and
stop and smell the flowers.