Friday, April 27, 2007

Ride 'em, cowgirl

Good morning, Sahara fans! It's Friday and even when you love your job, that's a wonderful thing. My leg is almost completely better--it's amazing to see how fast the human body can repair itself. The worst of it? Pulling off the bandage or adhesive tape. OW!

Those cardinals must really love my trees because they've brought their friends over to serenade me. It's 7 in the morning and there are 6 of them just flitting around. Three males, three females. It's lovely. And speaking of lovely, don't you just love this photo of Sahara visiting some equine friends a summer or two back?

Sahara has been in fairly good spirits this week and hasn't had any headaches lately, or at least none she has told me about. Sometimes she can hide how she feels and it is so frustrating! Her electrolyte levels are looking good and she seems to be doing well on lower dosages of her medicines. It's all a matter of body chemistry and it can be hard to regulate. Thank God she is such a tough and resilient girl.

Horseback lessons start on Tuesday at Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship, and she seems to be looking forward to that - woo hooo! It is so wonderful that we have such a facility in our area. They have nearly 40 students enrolled for weekly lessons. The students are of all ages and abilities. The riding should really strengthen her legs and abdominal muscles, and she'll have some fun, too.

The Make-a-Wish people will arrive tomorrow night to begin working on the basement, and we are all excited about the big makeover. What a wonderful blessing...and it will make Sahara's living space absolutely awesome! The next few days should be very cool and I'll try to post some before and after pictures soon.

Have a great weekend!

With love,