About three hours after I took that peaceful picture yesterday, I got into a saddle atop the horse on the right. As soon as my feet left the ground, but before I was safely in the saddle, she headed swiftly to the southeast. I headed swiftly to the north. As a result, I have been spending today popping ibuprofen and applying ice to my back. I'm feeling better as the day goes on.
But it has made for a quiet day. We ventured out to buy hay, halibut and coffee. We discovered that the Woodstock Farmers' Market is open for the season. We tried to learn to factor polynomials; well, I tried to teach it. No one was trying to learn...We napped. Horses are again free-ranging.
Oh--major news. #2 son, Matthew, currently living in Texas, but soon to move to Oklahoma, announced this weekend his intention to marry Miss Keri Miller of California on the 4th of July. Here in Illinois, at our church. Reception to be held in our backyard. I'm thinking there won't be very many quiet days for a while!