Update as at July 12th.
It took a few weeks to get my energy levels back and I am not 100% sure they are the same as they were but I now feel good about doing everything again. I can ride, walk the dogs, climb stairs etc without getting breathless and have lots of energy which is handy as we renovate our main floor - kitchen and living room.
I still have muted taste, I can taste sweet but not all the flavours in something. I know I am eating something savoury because I recognize it by sight but the taste is even more muted. I still cant smell the barn or dog poop (even when I am cleaning it up), my favourite bar of soap from Lush which I know has a crazy strong smell, garlic cooking or cat litter but yesterday I could suddenly smell the wood saw as it cut up hardwood flooring and the sunscreen I use. I cant smell the paint going on the walls though. It doesnt really make any sense as to what I can and can't smell.
Ducky had some slipping stifles which was a weakness from my lack of riding in the main covid time period so we are working on that with poles and transitions. We also plan to go to a couple of events this year - a Horse at Work cross rails class on August 14th is planned and a small show with a Hunter Hack class on Sept 11 but first we have a weekend obstacles event coming up in 5 days which I am uber excited about at Restless Pines with Nikki Porter.
To be able to attend these events I have the opportunity to borrow a trailer which I am towing with the F150 that we were finally able to buy. The truck is amazing and I just plain love it!
The weather has been perfect, a typical NS July full of early morning and evening dog walking, deck meals, pool gazing and filter sounds, hot and humid days and nights which this year is actually hard for me and lots of evening riding.