Take A Holiday -Jimmy Buffett

Orange-y red light filters through the window, and I blink to avoid burning my retinas.

Morning chores, lessons, night chores.

I pour the last granules of feed into a container and top it off with a supplement. Once the lid is in place, I put it on top of the shelf.


I grin as I lock the door. I finish my nighttime routine by 9pm–and complete my trek home by 9:02. Applejack and Chex follow my progress, whinnying as if to beg me to stay.

Sometimes I do.

The poor husband waits each night as I play with ponies instead of spending time with him, and his kind patience needs to be rewarded.

I’m taking a week off to spend with him.

June 2-9th will be his time. I’m cleaning the house and spending time with my husband. There’s stuff to do and plenty of it.

The ponies have worked hard, too, and need a vacation.

Perhaps during my time off I can finish night chores by 8:30pm.

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