Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Breaking News:

This Just In:
My pony is feeling better. I checked on him twice a day all holiday weekend. I haven't heard him cough all weekend, his eyes are bright and his energy is back. After 7 days of antibiotics, I still have some yellow/green discharge, although it has decreased substantially. Becky called the vet to discuss, and he had put G on 5 more days of antibiotics. So-- looks like we have dodged the vet visit bullet another day. And I'm happy to see visible signs of improvement. I was definitely scared for a while there. I'll be really pleased after a few symptom free days and when I can finally hop back on the big man (after over 2 weeks).

My tall boots broke again last week! This is two times in about a dozen rides. I returned them to the WONDERFUL sales girl at Horse& Rider Inc. in Greensboro, NC. And this time, instead of a replacement, I asked for a store credit. That way I won't spend the money allocated for tall boots but I can try to save up another couple of hundred dollars to get a nicer pair that will hopefully endure. I'm very glad that was taken care of.

I got a phone call this morning that I did not receive the job for which I was a finalist. They will officially appoint the other candidate tonight. I am still in shock and don't know how I feel about it. The work isn't exactly what I want to do long-term and the location is near where I want to be, but also not spot on. So, the positive side is that maybe I will find that truly perfect match. The negative leaves me working two jobs and struggling with money and working an under stimulating job. I do trust in the process however, and think the right thing will come about at the right time for me.

ReCap of my weekend (sadly non -horsie):
TK took me to the Zoo saturday (the weather had a hint of fall, which is my fave, so I was in hog heaven). Then we checked on Granite again before getting Mexican food and watching some college football.
Sunday was a cookout with some friends and more college football. It was a blast.
Monday was some quality time with TK's family, some pool time with my friends, more checking on the pony, then a walk, wine, more college football (can you tell I LOVE football season).
I had a really great and relaxing weekend. I guess I needed it to prepare for getting bad news today!


  1. I am glad to hear that Gran man is doing better. Now you can get back to riding your boy soon!

    Bummer about the job, but you seem to have a great attitude about it. It just wasn't meant to be and the perfect job WILL come along, just hang in there...I can relate to that job stress stuff. Yuck!

  2. Sorry about the job - but it sounds like it might be the best thing in the long run.

    So glad your boy is finally feeling better - that must be a big relief!

  3. Fantastic news that Granite is feeling better!!

    Sorry to hear about the job, but you went through the process and the next time will be easier. The perfect job will come, I know it. :-)

  4. Well you will be just that much better the next time you interview for a good position...I got rejected by a zillion jobs before I finally got the one I have now. And then it all made sense why I interviewed so many time before I got this one. Just keep your head high!!

    If you need something funny to brighten your day...just think of me falling off Ella this morning. And her running out of the arena into the barn back to her stall. True story. That horse is on my last nerve. :)

  5. Glad to hear Granite's feeling better! Hopefully he'll be back to 100% and eager to play (aka work) again soon.

    Tough thing about the job, but another will come along and you'll be more prepared than before. Sounds like you had a wonderful long weekend though. Did you get any hurricane issues? I know we had a lot of hype and it missed my house entirely!

  6. I'm so glad Granite is feeling better. Yay!

    Sorry about the job, but look at it as practise for the one you really want.

  7. Yah for Granite.

    I'm sorry the job didn't work out.

  8. Those stupid interviewers don't know what the heck they are looking at! You would have been an asset for them I'm sure of it. Don't worry, something even better will come up and they'll be kicking themselves one day when you take the world by storm!

    So happy the G-man is feeling better. Give him hugs for me!

  9. You have a horse named Granite? That is bomb diggity awesome.

  10. I'm very glad Granite is doing better. Sorry about the job, but there will be a better one.

  11. Thanks for the encouragement and support everyone.
    Granite is stilllll struggling to get better, but its looking promising. I will try to post an update shortly :)

  12. Go Granite on feeling better and fighting that bug!! He's saving you money..good boy! ;)
    You not getting that job just means you are available for the better one around the corner.