We knew it was going to happen …

Wally and I were talking last night about how much we had talked about the eventuality of my going back to work full time.  We’ve had it pretty easy the past almost-two-years in that I have been home, for the most part, to take care of things (including him).  He hasn’t had to do a whole lot of contribution as far as the daily chores go.

Things are different now … and it’s been fine, it really has been.

Wally’s knee has been bothering him a lot lately.  I was worried that he was going to give in and head to a conventional doctor for a steroid shot.  I started him on supplements and made him take it easy on the weekends and it looks like the knee is improving.  Good!

Working at Mellow Mushroom is not where I planned on ending up, but it seems to be a pretty good thing.  Yesterday was the easiest day so far.  Hopefully it will continue to get better.  I had hoped to get a day off this week, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, at least not this week.  Ultimately, I’d like to get to where I can work four or five longish days and have two days off.  I don’t think I’ll ever get two days in a row off, at least not unless I request this.

As I write this, Wally is still asleep, but I’ll be heading in to wake him soon.  I get up earlier to have a few minutes to read the web sites I like to read on a daily basis (ha! virtually none of them relate to Border Collies!), check the local Craigslist (you never know what might show up), pay bills, etc.  It’s really cool!  It’s gone from bloody hot to unseasonably cool.  Is there no happy medium?  Hopefully tonight I can get some greens planted.  I’d love to ride one night too.  Maybe now that the job is a bit more relaxing I’ll have the energy to do it.  At least with Trophy, catching and getting him ready to ride isn’t the rodeo it was with Merlin.

Just woke Wally up and told him that if he wanted to see me before he went to work, he’d better get up.  His comment was, “I can’t see much of you wearing a head lamp.”  He’s right, it’s damned dark out there right now.  Dark and cold …

Until later …