Weekly Meal Plan Week 26 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
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It’s been a rough week for my family so we’ve been ordering out every single day. Well, on the days we’ve been lucky enough to actually eat. It’s been so stressful and busy there’s days we’ve missed meals.
One of our horses had colic this week. Our new horse Gigi started to act odd the other day. We had the vet out and sure enough she was sick. That was days ago. We’ve had the vet out about 5 times since.
If you don’t know anything about horses colic is basically abdominal pain. It means there’s some gastrointestinal issues with your horse. They get severe abdominal discomfort and start behaving differently.
Most horses will paw at the ground, turn to look at their stomach a lot, some will make strange noises because of the discomfort, you will see them get a strong desire to lie down and roll.
They key is to not let them roll, that’s bad news in a big way. So we basically you keep them upright and do some walking. Needless to say we walked miles and miles in the past few days.
During one of her worst spells I broke down in front of everyone. It’s hard to watch your horse be in so much pain. So I lost it a little bit. Or a lot, if we’re being completely honest. I cried like a baby.
I love my horses, they are like family members. So having one get sick was heartbreaking. The one night when she was super sick I just couldn’t help but break down. I was so worried about her.
She’s so much better now. After a few days of vet calls, walking her, hydrating her, and keeping her calm we’re through the worst of it. Her impaction has let loose and she’s feeling like herself again.
Today she was full of what I like to call “piss and vinegar”. She tried to nip me, she was bouncing off the walls and a little ball of energy. To put it mildly. We know when she’s causing trouble she’s feeling better.
I’m so happy she’s doing a bit better. We’re still watching her like a hawk just in case she relapses or her tummy slides the other way after all the meds and hydration. That’s always the worry after a bout of colic.
I’m not going to lie, I’m also happy she’s improving because I’m physically exhausted. During one of her bad spells the barn owner was walking her when she dropped to the ground, hard, and tried to roll.
Myself and my daughter jumped in and tried to push her up. You basically use your foot to push the hind quarters so you’re far enough away and can move out of the way quickly if needed.
Well, she spun without warning and we saw hooves coming at our brains. We both jumped but my daughter thought we wouldn’t make it out of the way quickly enough. So she shoved me out of the way.
I flew through the air a little bit and managed to fall flat on my back, and whacked my head pretty good. My head, neck, hip and back are all sore. But let’s be honest, it’s better than a hoof to the brain.
So, needless to say walking for hours and hours has taken a toll after getting hurt. I powered through and ignored it while she was super sick. Now that she’s a wee bit better I realize how sore I actually am.
I’m hopeful for a nice quiet weekend. I’m also hoping Gigi is past the worst of it and back to normal now, or close to it. I’m also hopeful my body recovers quickly. I’m tired of walking like I’m an old geezer.
This weekend I’m also going to hit the grocery store and stock up for next week’s fabulous meal plan. I’m looking forward to getting back into the kitchen and cooking for the blog. It’s going to be a blast.
Kitchen Closed – Enjoy a night off!
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Have a great weekend. I hope it’s filled with family, friends and TONS of amazing food!