Good News: I wrote a short story and did send it off.
Bad News: But I couldn't tell you because it was a big secret.
Good News: It got short-listed for Radio 4, making it into the final 15.
Bad News: But couldn't.
Good News: I did very well to make the final 15 and the editor said they loved reading it.
Bad News: Only it didn't make the final 5.
Never mind. It is a start! I actually made a shortlist!
Rode Henry today and had a fabulous time. We did flat work, and I learned to control his enthusiasm. Henry has 2 speeds; walk, and canter. I learned that by turning him into a tiny circle he has to slow down to trot, bend lots and work loads - which of course he objects too. After a circle or six, he finally got the message and kept a steady trot for me, so then I let him have a brisk canter as a reward.
Fantastic. I feel like I've really learned something today.
Plus - no sickness, and only taking diclofenac for what is a very mild pain in the shoulder.
And I had coffee with a friend I haven't seen in years, after which hubby cooked dinner.
A perfect day, I'd say!