Lily and I wondered into the barn today to find our most relaxed horse having a rodeo all by herself.
The other horses were scattered around the walls of the barn while Maise bucked and spun in the middle. Concerned by her odd behaviour we took a closer look and discovered she was being bitten by a large bug on her back and was unable to reach it with her teeth or tail. She was trying to buck it off. She is a lovely sensible mare and a few soft words from me and she stopped her efforts and let me brush it away and give a good scratch to the area bitten. It took my two swipes at the bug to dislodge it, it is honestly the biggest wasp looking thing I have ever seen. Saw my first one the day before on Lily’s potty, hope I don’t see anymore now that I know they bite, hard! This evening the horses were still in the barn, waiting for the relief the night will bring when the biting bugs go to bed.
Lily had a great day, puttering about, playing, watching all the animals and I found her favourite book again. It has only been missing since the beginning of the week but we read it many times to make up for the lost time. I love that she enjoys being read to so much, I hope it stays with her as I love books myself. We are all readers in our family so at the very least she will be well exposed to all kinds of books.
The cat just came in, it is a bit freaky being up so late (almost midnight) and the house so quiet, to all of a sudden hear footsteps coming confidently to the room, my heart beats quickened for just a moment before the brain kicked in.
My energy levels are way up these days which is good, lots is happening as I’ve said before, and their is no end in sight but that is good too. Today I challenged myself many times over when placing various phone calls to a few organisations here. I was not feeling very brave about trying to talk in french but in the end I did okay. A few times there would be words I’d never heard before and the person I was talking to had no other way of explaining what they were trying to say. In these moments I would feel a tinge of despair as I really would like to have the answers I am speaking but, in the end I just had to relax and have a bit of a laugh, stress was not going to help. Ice cream did but the bit of stress did not. In the end I found a lead to a bilingual person who may be able to help. Fingers crossed I can get in contact with them tomorrow.
Another beautiful day with the two loves of my life.