So, at 7:30 this morning I am at the barn talking on the phone to my client who is sick and not going to the show. I am trying to figure out what to do about my own chores etc. Nina was just getting fed as I pulled in so I am not going to get her out of her pen and work with her. I have her bucket of beet pulp with me but I don't want to feed it this early because she will ignore her hay, walk all over it and then not eat it later. The grocery is on my to-do list, but it is not open yet and beside losing the show fees I don't want to spend money driving back and forth to the grocery.
I decide to give Nina her beet pulp, clean her shed really well and maybe her hay will stay clean enough that she will eat it later. She seemed to enjoy having me wandering around in her pen, alternating following me around, getting in my way and eating. Her spooking away from me and flinching when I touch her was absent this morning so maybe the time spent was good. In fact she was sticking her face in my face trying to get me to scratch her forehead, one of the few places she likes to be petted.
I stopped for groceries on the way home, and right now I am taking a break from cleaning the house. This isn't exactly how I wanted the day to go, but that's how things are sometimes.