It would have been fun, to spend time talking with our friend and hay guy, John DePriest. Instead, I worked on the article for the Icelandic Horse Quarterly about our trip – the deadline is Tuesday – and I read the soft tissue section in my EMT book. The consequence of my morning decision making process is that I’ll have another article appear in the Icelandic Horse Quarterly, which could conceivably open doors related to other trips. And studying the EMT material might mean that someday I’ll save a life.
In the afternoon, Pete went to a recycling meeting and invited me to come along. Once again, I declined, my reason being that I needed to get horses out. So I instead first took Tyra for an outing on what I’m calling the residential ride. She handled what we encountered – an RV parked at one end of a field and a step ladder stationed at the end of another field, just fine.
Pete came home and we got Hrimmi and Raudi out for a ride. Ryder came with us. The outside day concluded with my taking Tinni for a walk on our trails. All our horses are superstars – a joy to be with and a joy to ride. The reason is that though sometimes I’m feeling lazy, I get them out and provide them with the best of care.
It takes discipline to have a high quality of life. It does not just happen. Sometimes you just have to consider the consequences inherent to foregoing what most needs to be done.
End of rant. This evening I have to do my EMT homework, due Sunday because I won’t have time to do this tomorrow or Sunday. Tomorrow I have class. And Sunday I have friends coming over and an evening meeting. As Kurt Vonnegut once remarked “and so it goes.”
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