CritterSitter - that sounds like a nasty wound! I happen to know from experience that there are LOTS of nerve endings in the hands and the feet, and the skin is rather tough, so getting stitches in those parts HURTS! I hope you get feeling better soon.
NickerMaker - We had a round of dental work here too. Sally (my daughters mare) and Koolio both got their teeth done on Wednesday ( I still have to make an appointment for the other two). Koolio also got his nasal passages and tear ducts flushed and a bean removed from his sheath (yuck!). Luckily, the sedatives make him very dopey, but not enough to keep him from being a drama queen. Hopefully he will forgive me by the weekend.
Happy Halloween everyone! It was a crazy day at school with all the ghouls, ghosts, goblins and other oddities running around all day. The most popular costumes were Mario, Luigi and some inflatable snowman. I did see a number of horses, a few unicorns, and one student who was dressed up as a cowboy riding a chicken, or maybe it was an ostrich. Regardless, it had a rather large beak sticking out and I kept wanting to say "hey, watch that pecker" but it would have been inappropriate in a junior high school. The kids had a good time and a good dose of sugar. Thank goodness tomorrow is a PD day!
I ended the school day by doing a series of spectacular chemistry experiments for my grade 9's. With 4 different fireball demos, and some wild colour changing experiments, I made it through the day without injuring myself or anybody else (except a poor unsuspecting gummy bear) and hopefully the smoke will clear out of my room by Monday.
It looks like the weather will be decent this weekend (or at least on Saturday) for some trail riding. The stable isn't ready to take Koolio until mid-November and I want to make sure his eyes are good and clear before moving him, so I would be grateful for a few nice weekend days to ride outside.
I wish everyone a happy Friday and hope you have nice weather to enjoy a great weekend!