|It's alive! It's alive!|
As I mucked out Dexter's stall last night, forking mightily and without stop until I was all rubbery-kneed, I wondered how many other people took their frustration out the same way. I had gotten bad news at work (no, I still have my job, although it's about to be notched down closer to hell) and, while the chilled bottle of Vinho Verde cooed to me in Portuguese from the fridge, I decided it would be healthier to throw myself and my frustration into something very physical. It worked. I was too pooped to snivel. Instead, I had a tall glass of water (to wash down my Aleve) and read more of Pioneer Girl. Now there's some real hardship. I am almost done and thankful that I get to read it again with the annotations. The website for the Pioneer Girl Project is a good resource for everything Laura Ingalls Wilder, as well. She was a remarkable woman with a wonderful story.