I really love this time of the year. Cool nights and warm days. Cool enough to sit in the sun and enjoy a cuppa but yet warm enough that you don't need to wear half you wardrobe to keep warm.
As far as my knee goes, as I mentioned in my last post, I was going to be out for 6 weeks. Apparently this was optimistic and I guess I should have known better, because when the injury actually occurred, I said to the big fella "I've really hurt my knee", which I wouldn't normally say, but I did hear something snap. So yes, true to form, when I do injure myself I normally do a good job. Sooooo, surgery on the 2nd and I have to do physio up until then because the better range I can get in it before the op, the better the outcome of the surgery. Well so they tell me anyhow. This means that I won't be back on a horse or back running for at least 6mths. I was rather upset about it, but there's not much for it, just got to get on with it.
So, I'm in limbo a little bit at the moment, trying to get a bit of range of movement in my knee but not really able to do everything that I would normally do. However, this has given me the opportunity to take the kids out in the afternoons and take a few photos.
Not sure why, but this is one of my favourite spots on our place. I just find it so calming.
|My little mud monkey.|
Sometimes I take a photo and I just like, I can't always pin point why I like it, but the above one is one of those.
Love these old girls would love to turn one into a garden feature.
|Something, not quite right here.|
We found this next out in the middle of one of our paddocks. I would love to set up a camera and leave it there to try and capture their parents feeding him. Cool little chap.
Mum and Dad
|Cause one day, she won't want to cuddle me in her sleep. |
|One month of healing. |
I was very spoilt with cooked breakfast, great coffee and a very loving card and book.
I'm so very blessed to have a mother as beautiful and resilient and caring as mine. She has endured so much through her life and yet she still remains so kind and caring and undeterred. I have so many close friends who do not share the same relationship with their mother, as I have with mine and I appreciate just how special the bond we have is. She is so precious to me.
|My anniversary present finally came in the mail! Love them!|
Best way to spend mothers day. Love this mob!
Kaka just loves it. And there's something about my daughter having a white pony, as I did when I was her age, that's a bit special.
|My little mud rats! |
Here are a few videos from what we are up to lately.
Garrett learning how to use the drill..... which ended up with a non-supervised incident of him drilling a hole in a brand new tyre..... *insert: omfg-myownfaultfornotwatchighim-face here*
Fishing with dad.
Someone has learnt to climb on the roof.
Happy as larry with her orange.
I took a few time lapse videos of me working my horses and one of these videos happened to catch the moment on impact when I hurt my knee.
The kids learning how to crack their whip.
Kaka using my exercise pedal thing.
and dad taking them for a bit of a trot in the yards.
So this has been our life for the last little while. I wish I could say that being laid up has left me feeling full of energy and ready to go, but I'm honestly just a bit tired, maybe my accident was the world's way of telling me to slow up a bit.
Hope you are all still safe and well. Everyone will have to share their favourite series for me to buy for when I have my op.
Be cool everyone!