Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out with a Bang... or a whimper?

It is the last day of the year, and the last day of the decade. Obviously a day of some importance. A time to reflect of the past year, and the past decade and maybe even the past fifty decades ( if you are me and prone to that sort of thing.)

The last year was really a train wreck, wasn't it? People losing their houses, their jobs and their savings- me included. But if you are reading this you made it through the toughest year and are probably looking forward to the new year. I know I am!
Ever an optimist, I have begun marking out horse show dates in my calender, taking my measurements to buy a new pair of chaps, brushing up on those pesky AQHA rules about trail penalties and watching and re watching the showing DVD's offering tips and encouragements.
This year I am going to call ~ drum roll please....


The DO IT Year!

If you can dream it, you can do it!

And here it is the last day of the last year and the last decade, and I'm starting a new and challenging job!

Except.....

Last night I had to be rushed to the ER with kidney stones!

Oh, MY GOODNESS!

It makes me sound like an OLD LADY to even write the words!
I spent several hours lying in a cold bright room, with a paper mask hung between my ears,surrounded by crying people and whimpering babies and enhanced by a few shots of some really good 'stuff,' man- to make the pain go away. ( No wonder Keith Richards is the way he is!)

But there was no way I was going to make it to the new barn today. I'll go on Saturday instead.
Today I am flooding my system with water- kinda like a horse with colic. And of course, better living through chemistry is the order of today.

By Saturday I should be as right as rain...

....if the hay guys show up as they should...
and the shavings guy shows up on Monday...
and I'm able to talk the Partnership into getting a Kubota...
...and all the other equipment I need...

"But other than that, Mrs Lincoln- how did you enjoy the play? "

Better stp writing now- the morphine is ikcking in...

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

The DO IT year huh? I was almost thinking the "Do over" year. Like this one didn't happen - we all get a do over to make it right. But DO IT year sound good too - last year may have given us opportunity to try things we've always wanted to do....

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

If it makes you feel any better...I knew a kid in his twenties who used to get kidney or gall stones at least once a year.

Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Here's to the DO IT Year. My "except" is that I broke a tooth and I'm pretty sure it will have to be pulled. AHHGHGGGHH!! Oh well, it's not like it's life threatening.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Yeah, kidney stones can strike at any age. I got them when I was 18! My husband had to be transported by ambulance from urgent care to emergency at the hospital when he had them. My daughter got her first kidney stone when she was 17. It's just a reminder to drink more liquids and keep a goof stiff bottle of gin around the house to kill the pain. I hope you feel better soon and pass it, if you haven't already.

Heidiwriter said...

Sorry to hear of your trip to the ER, well, the "perfect" ending to a rough year, huh?! But I love your optimism and I wish you health, happiness & prosperity in 2010!

Heidi

Denisarita said...

I'm with you on the DO IT! I will pass however on the kidney stone. Sonny and I are working really hard to get ready to show with you and Desi. Feel better soon!