We've had parent/teacher conferences this week. I've enjoyed meeting my students' parents, but finding the time to meet with 30 parents with only a one-hour minimum day has been hard. I've had to start my conferences at 7:00 a.m. which means I get to work at 6:15 a.m. Seriously?!
I had a lesson on Monday which went great, but I didn't go to the barn on Tuesday. I just didn't have the energy. And even after eight parent conferences and a full day of teaching, I did ride again on Wednesday. Sydney was Awful (with a capital A), but I persevered. Thursday? I just couldn't do it. My mind was literally too numb. Instead, I stopped by the house for a pair of flip flops and then drove to my local nail salon and got a pedicure.
Pedicures are my drug of choice. My local salon has full spa-style pedis: massage chair, foot bath, foot scrub, foot and leg massage, and so on. It's pure bliss after a long, hard day. Somehow, massaging my feet perked up my brain and Viola, it's back to blogging!