Was thinking about doing something with the Boys, but it was hot and humid all day. I'd been steamy in my classroom, so I was also kind of worn out.
Nothing of substance to report, of course. I don't even think the Boys managed to do much interesting. They were just hanging out when I got home and not very involved in anything exciting.
Guess it's OK to have days like that now and again, although I have a bad feeling I'll have a lot of them this summer. There is rumor of another heat wave coming.
But late last night into the early morning hours, a weather front came through in a fairly noisy thunderstorm. There wasn't much rain--enough to wet everything down--but it seems to have washed away the humidity. It felt really wonderful outside this morning.
However......school is still in session!! It's the last day and I have to go back tonight for graduation, so I am going to be pressed for time again. It all depends on how early I get home after the ceremony as to whether I will have a chance to work a horse. I might have some time in the afternoon, but again the weather and heat will figure in.
When I was younger, I wasn't such a wimp about the weather. I rode in the heat, the cold, and sometimes even in the rain. Stacie and I have often discussed the idea that when we boarded our horses out we were much more likely to ride them. We decided that combining a drive to the stable and the financial expense of the board, inspired a certain committment keeping them at home doesn't demand. It would take me twenty five minutes to drive to the barn. If I didn't do something productive with my horse, the trip would have been a waste. Now, it takes me all of two minutes to walk out to the barn. Somehow it's just too easy to say, "Oh, I can ride later if I feel like it."
Then again, back then, I only had one bad knee and it wasn't much of a problem. Since I've had the Boys at home, I have wrecked my other knee, had surgery on it and redamaged the other bad knee so it too needed surgery. Sometimes I just can't drag myself up on a horse.
As I've said before, I don't think the Boys mind much. They seem pretty happy just lounging around.