Well, it's been a pretty slow week, riding wise. The weather has been HORRIBLE, I've felt like crap, and I've only ridden out of sheer necessity, NOT because I've wanted to:( Friday, I only ended up longeing Tiki, but it was good. He was good. He got a nice workout, cantered some slow circles, and didn't end up cross cantering so much. I was happy. Friday, it SNOWED big time, which is CRAZY!!! It snowed more than it has snowed since the "Great Blizzard of '93", when we got about 3 feet. We got about 4 inches or so, which is a LOT for us. Soooo, no riding Saturday, and Sunday I spent getting my Valentines Day/birthday gift ... a horsey tattoo! It was incredibly epic ... and it HURT like a son of a gun:( I've already got 4; upper back, lower back, right ankle, left calf, and up to this point, the ankle and lower back both hurt pretty much a LOT, lol. Well, I gave the artist a bunch of reference pics, some vague things I liked, and he worked for about 2 hours, drawing up an AMAZING tattoo that fit beautifully on my left shoulderblade. Every. Single. Line. Hurt. It was a weird experience for me. It was about 5 hours total actually SITTING there while he was tattooing, 6 hours in the chair. I made it all the way to the end, and I was SO close to crying mercy. My artist was SO great. He actually put some numbing gel on it for the last little bit, which was getting close to KILLING me, because he was working up towards the shoulder, and the shoulder part was REALLY hurting. I was a little skeptical about the stuff, but it was as good as an epidural, WOO HOO!!! So, he finished up the last 20 minutes or so PAIN FREE.:) Then, after getting up and paying I nearly passed out or threw up, lol. Had to drink some water and sit down for a minute, but recovered. It was a LONG day, about 10 hours total, and I'd had a granola bar and a diet Mt. Dew to drink.
Note the Tiki mask and the humming bird on my horse:)