Thanks for the link. I really hope it's not IBS because my diet is probably the one thing about my life I can't change. I'm impossibly picky so what I eat now is very little and there's really no room for change. Plus dairy makes up most of the things I eat so I'd probably starve if I cut it out of my diet.
Halloween was a disappointment. Only 2 groups of kids came. My parents claim it's because it was raining but most of the kids get driven around from house to house anyway (how lazy can you get? It's not like the houses are far apart at all. Do a little work for your candy!!) so it's not like they'd be out in the rain. Plus it was warm so getting a little wet shouldn't have been a big deal. While I'm ranting about kids there's a lovely story I have to tell. I've become increasingly annoyed with kids these days. I used to love them and couldn't wait til I'd have my own. Now I'm really thinking I want nothign to do with children and now I think I know why. Kids these days are awful. I thought maybe it was just me. That maybe my tolerance for small screaming, running, jumping children had just been greatly decreased, but now I think it might be that the kids are dumber and more annoying than they used to be. First of all the kids that live next door to us are constantly leaving their toys in our yard and driveway. We've had to move their stuff out of the way to drive up the driveway or to mow the lawn. My dad actually ran over one of their scooters one day because he didn't realize they'd left it there. I never played in some random persons yard when I was little and I sure as hell didn't leave my crap lying around someone elses property. If I left my stuff in my own yard I got in trouble because someone could've run over it with the car or mower. I wouldn't really have a problem with them playing in the yard if they'd ever have asked if it was okay. I mean I never would've done that without asking. Do kids not get taught manners anymore? Then the other day a guinie (sp?) hen somehow ended up in our yard (we're in the suburbs so I have no idea where it came from) and these kids just start running around after it. I guess I can kind of understand that. They are little boys after all. But it just really makes me wish people would teach their kids to treat animals correctly. It made me really glad my parents taught me to respect animals and not go chasing them around. Anyway one of the boy threw a rock at the bird (that I don't understand) and hit it in the head. It was knocked out for a bit, and it then spent a few days in our bathroom til my mom found someone to take it. Then there are the little kids that come to the barn the days that I work. It's some kind of church thing that takes the little kids and teaches them about horses and gives them riding lessons. The whole time I'm working I hear the instructor telling them not to run, not to shout, not to walk behind the horses. They KNOW how to behave around the horses and in the barn. They know how not to behave around the horses and in the barn. And yet what do I constantly see and hear? Screaming and yelling children running around the horses. I even had to ask them several times to stop running and stand back while I tried to get this one mare in her stall (turns out psycho children scare her a bit) and they would stand still for about 2 seconds and then start running around again. They would run right behind her too, even though they've been told repeatedly not to do that. *sigh* I don't know, maybe they've always been that way and I just have less tolerance for it.
Not much going on at the barn (besides the crazy kids). I had my evaluation lesson which was basically just a private lesson for them to see that I know how to ride. So now I can be put in a group lesson. I'm excited for that. I'll finally be riding regularly which is great. I think I will feel so much better knowing I have a lesson to look foward to every week.
Time for bed.