Feeling emotional

One of this afternoon’s meetings got canned so instead of walking the long mile to my office I bunked off; finished work early, in an unofficial manner.

By 15.45 I was at the yard shoving a carrot down the reluctant Vin’s throat. Well yes, OK. He wasn’t terribly reluctant at all.

By 16.15 I’d changed, de-rugged, groomed, tacked up and we were playing in the indoor arena.

He’s such a lovely boy. The exercises that JP has given us are getting easier; after half an hour of fairly tough work we went in to cool-down mode.

Back in his stable I untacked, groomed and rugged him up. And shoved another half-dozen carrots down his not-very-reluctant throat.

Then I came home, fired off a quick email to a band in NYC and Soph came home.

We kissed and cuddled and she made me open the post and now I’m sitting here surrounded by cards, gifts and money.

It is my birthday.

I’m going upstairs for a shower in a moment or two and then I’m being taken out for a meal as a treat, but just for now I don’t want to move, don’t want to disturb a thing.

I’m just sitting here, surrounded by nice things. I’ve just listened to The Load-Out by Jackson Browne and now I’m listening to the brilliant album from the very talented Steve McGill, and feeling just a little emotional.

In an ‘about to burst in to tears’ kind of way.


p.s. For those who don’t know it, here’s The Load-Out:

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12 Responses to Feeling emotional

  1. Dungeekin says:

    Many Happy Returns.

    Enjoy your evening – have a good one.


  2. Masher says:

    HB BJ

    Don’t get too pissed tonight!

  3. Citronella says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Jones! I hope you have cake! Good cake!

  4. Perpetual says:

    Happy birthday, may your cake be tasty and your drinks be plentiful!

  5. Soph says:

    We have carrot cake.

    (bought from an unnamed supermarket…not baked by my fair hands…)

    However, we also have full tummies.

    Anyone want an unopened supermarket carrot cake?

    Happy Birthday my lovely Bren xxx

  6. Sally says:

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Have a great evening

    ps email is now the right one – previously was missing an ‘e’ I think!

  7. Susie says:

    Very many happy returns, Sir. 🙂

  8. Brennig says:

    Thanks for your good wishes folks. And thanks Soph for a lovely evening, it was a very nice meal and a very funky restaurant. I’m only sorry that my birthday fell on a school-night. Perhaps the carrot cake will keep a little longer? 🙂

  9. smallbeds says:

    Happy birthday! As Obama said last night: “yes, we can (celebrate Brennig’s birthday)!” There was a loud cheer, that sort of obscured the last bit.

  10. Vicola says:

    Belated happy birthday. Hope the hangover has died down by today!

  11. Brennig says:

    Thanks Vicola. And no hangover! Woo! No booze. Boo!

  12. Amanda says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    Sorry I’m just catching up on Blogs and so happy you had a great day and got to play too.
    It’s the day after mine was lol
    YAY! for a man getting emotional ;o)