I got sick during my weeklong Thanksgiving break which was a big fat bummer. But on the other hand, I didn't have to use up as many paid sick days. In total, this little bug has forced me to miss 11 work days outside of the 2 I wasted while on vacation. When I got back to school the first time, the kids asked me what I had done for more than two weeks. My reply: thank goodness for the internet and a credit card.
The truth is, I just bought two of the most expensive tack purchases we can make: a new to me saddle and a pair of boots. Since I haven't made any discipline changes or acquired any new horses, my current tack is serving me well. So instead of giving my husband a horsey wish list, I asked if we could do some furniture shopping for Christmas. Once he green-lighted the table and chairs that I found, boredom got the best of me, and I added new bedding, a side table, and some new wall art.