Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weekend Re-Cap

I enjoyed watching the Derby on Saturday right up until the part where the beautiful, second place filly had to be put down because she broke her legs - and I thought, "I don't think I can watch this anymore." There are a lot of things wrong with modern horse racing - track safety, poor breeding, cost and profit issues - and I'm not sure what the answer is but I think, for now, I'm going to switch to steeple chase or eventing. At least in those sports the horses are raised for overall confirmation and not just speed.

My sister flew home on Sunday. I got paranoid about her flying alone, but then I reminded myself that's she's 25 years old and quite capable of traveling without me holding her hand. We had such a nice visit with lots of good chats. There are times that I absolutely cringe at how horrible we used to be to one another. It is strange (but nice) when your younger siblings grow up and become your friends. Makes you regret all those tricks you used to play or, worse yet, the terrible things you used to say.

By the way, Annie, Gerrard and Sabi wanted me to tell you that they miss you and that I'm mean because I don't jump up and let them back in the house when they start whining. They're working out a deal with the mailman to post themselves to your house.


Maggie May said...

I must admit that the horse racing seems cruel at times.
It is also amazing to remember all the terrible things that we older children did to younger siblings. I am truly sorry Godfrey! (My brother)

Jennie said...

My brother and I hated each other when we were young, but now we have both had children it seems we get on a lot better. Proved when my Dad got really ill last year, and my brother drove up straight away (he lives away)to be with my Mum and I, and the relief and joy I felt on seeing him again was overwhelming!
Mail those three whiners to me, Ellie would be overjoyed to see them. A couple of hours being hugged and squeezed by a twelve year old, should have them appreciating you a lot more and desperate to come home!