I am continuing to feel an improvement and rejoice when I see how each little achievement gives Greg a little more hope that his Cowgirl is coming back, his eyes light up and I can see the wall of stress he is carrying crumbling, brick by brick. Being well is going to be the best gift I could ever give him and I am working so hard to get there. My new wardrobe accessory, the full upper body brace is not on my favourite "must wear" outfit list. Wearing the brace manages very nicely to add about 10 sizes and causes me to waddle like a duck with a problem. Going to the bathroom even demands some level of ingenuity. Mobility is very restricted and yes, an under the brace itch is HELL !!! This year has been tough for me and it’s thanks to his love and dedication I have had the spirit and determination to fight all the challenges we have faced. Thanks also to all my family and friends who have unfailingly kept me in their thoughts, karma and prayers. Next year will see me back down at the barn, maybe not quite as good as new but working on it !
Greg and Ginger continue to work on building 2 new horse stalls. Never having worked in construction, Ginger has been challenged by the power tools that often appear to have a life of their own when operated by an inexperienced operator. Ginger hasn’t given up and happily ( I think) got familiar and confident with the nailer, half way up a ladder helping secure a beam. It will be interesting for me to see how many executive decisions have been made in my absence ! smile.
New Year will come to England 8 hours before we celebrate it here. Around 4 pm tipsy part makers will be calling from across the pond…..and I’m trying to persuade the Back Police that maybe just one… only one..little glass of wine might just be allowed to help me celebrate with them. From all of us here at the ranch, have a wonderful and safe New Years eve and hope that 2012 is going to bring more hope and promise of a better future for everyone. Take care. M