Okay, let's see how many iPad auto-correct wierd typing my left hand generates today....
The arm is much less painful than it has been. I am almost off the "so strong and addictive the doctor takes your prescription seriously" ones, and now on the all-purpose Tylenol ones. Plus of course anti inflammatories. I'm still rattling really. I go to see the surgeon on Thursday for x-ray and consultation. I do hope he doesn't frown, peer at the x-ray, and tell me that I'm healing crooked. If all's well, then I think I keep the sling on for another 4 weeks, but have physio to start the muscles working again. It is all divine justice for waving two arms in the air at Husband for six months after he dislocated his shoulder.
Luckily the truck is automatic with the D - N - R stick on the steering wheel so I can drive.
Son and his friend L are currently running around the house battling Romans and ancient Britons - I think it's fair to say that this game is directed by and starring Son. This is our third friend to visit. Friend 1 I was so nervous of me and my accent that he didn't eat anything, just gazed at me like a rabbit. Friend 2 J was super polite and wants Alfred to teach him to ride a horse. Friend 3 L today looks like an angel, but is currently cutting the heads off the prisoners in their game. Still about 4 more boys from his class left to invite. I have no idea which one will become a favourite. Apparently L's mum rides, so I'll be aiming at her!
The snow has gone; it just came, showed us what it looks like, then melted again. Currently beautiful blue sky, sunny Autumn weather. Or should that be Fall weather. My big bales of hay are stuck in the field until the canola is cleared off the field behind (the logistics of getting them in). I should have had small bales which I can get in myself, but small baler broke at the last moment..... Doh.
Husband did discover that his car doesn't have any traction in the snow at all so he has gone off today to part ex it for a 4wd. So much for the usual 4 months choosing which car to buy - this is a bit of a distress purchase. His employer pays for his fuel, so I believe he is considering a 5 litre petrol beast..... The environment doesn't really get a look in round here!
My neighbour A and I went shopping at WEM this week - I needed some front fastening bras (you try putting a bra on one handed.....) so she took me to the nice lingerie shops. And I introduced her to the delights of Lush products, and Sushi for lunch. That was the day it was sleeting then snowing - our gravel road has unique properties in very dusty weather, or very wet weather. In both instances it turns into a skid track so we skidded our way home. It's only gravel for our block - the rest of the journey was fine. On the radio they don't talk about rain so much as precipitation. I have no idea why, maybe it's because the have it so rarely, they feel it needs a posh name. Anyway, on the radio in the morning they don't give a weather forecast so much as a clothes forecast - "today it will be sunny with a 40% chance of precipitation at 4:00. Low of -2 overnight, high of 6 in the day. So take a light raincoat for when you leave the office". It certainly helps me when I'm working out what to put out for Son for school.
And next week I'm going with friend H to an exercise class - I am her conscience and motivator because she doesn't like to exercise but wants to. We're going to the class for 'seniors' so I know I'll be able to do it even with an arm in a sling! I've been temporarily sacked from the Hot Lunch Volunteer duty at the school as a one armed lady is no help at all.
I am however being sucked in to be a committee member of the school foundation (parent fundraiser body). All I did was turn up to one meeting! As always, the number of people who buy tickets is large, but the number of parents who'll take part in organising is small. L's mum (she who rides) is Chair so I think it's inevitable that I'll be dragged in. I think she wants me to organise a social fundraiser at the waterpark.. An evening at the indoor beach in February - sounds like fun!
Went to a tack sale this morning - more western saddles and rhineston than you can imagine in one place. I bought a breastplate with a small amount of tasteful tooling (leather carving) for Riley.
The boys are enjoying a long settling in period due to my arm. I have mastered one-armed head collar putting-on and am doing a little bit of groundwork with them both. I think the biggest issue is going to be taking one away from the other....need a third! Yesterday I received a hot lead about who to talk to about children's ponies. There's a western kids gymkhana place near to us apparently. Mounted games Western style:)
That's a big update - my left hand is multi-talented