My life went from zero to sixty in an instant yesterday. An old friend called to ask if I could help produce a television program, and within moments, everything went into high gear. The project needs to be shot right away, but there’s still a huge amount of research to be done. I found myself sitting at the computer after everyone had gone to bed and waking even earlier than usual to jump right back into it.
Yesterday, as I did my barn chores, I also had a conference call. When I took the dog to the vet, I had another conference call. I guess that subconsciously last week, I must have known what was coming, and it reminded me to appreciate the calm before the storm.
I turned the horses out at the end of the day after it stopped raining. Silk was so itchy again and rolled in the mud. Her belly was so scratched up that I was afraid to let all that dirt sit on her all night. So, at 8 pm, after dinner, I was out in the barn, washing my horse and giving her antihistamines. Then, I raced back in the house to wash my dog’s bed since she has suddenly become much more incontinent and is peeing all over everything. I tucked my daughter into bed and went back to work on the TV production.
When I finally fell into my own bed, my last thought was that this must be a test to see how well I can still juggle.