I abandoned work today, mid-morning. That's right. I went to the ranch. I rode my horse. I loved it. I did not think about work for an entire hour. I cantered, I galloped, I had fun.
Things have been crazy. I know I haven't been around much. My rib still hurts but it's getting better. I have been having lots of acid reflux which is either an i'm-getting-old thing or an i'm-way-stressed-out thing. Don't worry, I have a medicine cabinet that could rival your local WalGreens pharmacy, and proud of it. Better living through chemistry, damn it.
I did go and get a pedicure this evening after work. sometimes I kind of resent all the stuff I have done: hair higlghted and cut, nails done, pedicure, facials.. all very nice, yes, a treat even. Except that sometimes I feel like I have to do these things. I am constantly in front of people at work, talking, giving presentations, meeting with people. I feel like I have to look right, have everything just so. God. I don't want to go to the dry cleaners tomorrow. I don't ever want to put on another pair of nylons in my life. If I didn't love ever last pair of my shoes, I'd want to throw away every pair with a heel over 1 inch high.
Anywqy, enough bitching about work. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job.
Avery is asleep in bed here next to me. I hear her tummy making noise. I told her I had heartburn, tonight, and that is why I had to eat the choclate pudding. A few minutes later she came to me, pointing to her chest, saying "I have a bad pain right here. My heart is burning. I need pudding."
The dog's mattress is getting picked up tomorrow. It was a good use of an old mattress for a long tie, but they've started hoarding stuff inside of it. Yesterday I found a dead bird in there. I've got to draw the line somewhere.
I have a huge pile of books on my nightstand- this my "to read" pile. Somehow, I know I'm only ever going to get through it if I get sick, really sick, like cancer-sick. So, I guess I hope that doesn't happen- but at least I'm prepared. I keep caressing my new copy of War and Peace. I can't wait to read it. It's just... I love it... but it is so long.
Okay, I'm going to eat ice cream and stay up all night catching up on my Tivo shows and then go in to work all tired and grouchy but it'll be worth it.