It is Day #3 of being in bed, after a futile attempt at returning to work yesterday afternoon, which ended up with me returning home 4 hours early, with a coughing fit that didn't end until Charles strapped his asthma nebulizer to my face with a double dose of albuterol. (It's nice being married to an RN.) Fell asleep exhausted afterwards. I could breathe. Slept for 14 hours.
Have stayed in bed today all day, watching new episodes of New Girl, Parenthood, and No Reservations. (It was nice to visit the Dominican Republic through Anthony Bourdain's point of view. Yaaaay beeeeaaachess...)
|Random beach in the Dominican Republic|
My cats rock, btw. Just sayin.
|Aengus and his rat.|
|I tried getting one of him actually trotting towards me, carrying the rat by the tail like he always does after retrieving it, but it was blurry. Here he had jumped up onto my pillow, rat in tow, and was waiting for me to throw it again.|
- That if you write to AERC, they will send you a free information packet? I had questions about becoming a member; read somewhere that techs get veterinary perks as AERC members (like access to veterinary CE at Convention), but didn't know how to indicate my status on the registration. It was either sign up as a vet-vet or as a regular person. Per AERC if you're a tech, you just sign up as a vet. Price for registration is the same, though. They responded to my e-mail within 12 hours, and within 2 days, I had received a DVD on what to expect at vet checks, numerous pamphlets and handouts on the sport, a current copy of Endurance News (I'm finally catching up on the whole FEI mess), information on the Atlanta convention, and registration papers for my AERC membership. So very cool! So if you're new to endurance and want more information, just write to AERC at firstname.lastname@example.org telling them that you're interested in the sport!
|My information packet :D|
- That there is an explosion of Green Bean endurance groups on Facebook? It all started with the PNER (Pacific North Endurance Riders) Green Bean group, and now there are several across the country! What are the Green Beans? They are support groups for new endurance riders or experienced endurance competitors on green horses. They encourage mentoring and meeting people from the same region for training/riding together. The nationwide Green Bean group is Green Bean Endurance.
Already tired of being in bed. I'm a cranky and impatient patient that hates having to be still, to be locked up indoors. The weather is not helping!
Ok, changing the subject!
|Ahhhh yes....Luquillo Beach in Puerto Rico, with the sacred mountain of El Yunque in the background.|
That mountain is among my favorite places in the world to go hiking.
If you want to be temporarily transported to the tropics, you can go read this post that I wrote back over the summer. It's all about my little island and is full of my own personal photos from my time living there.