December 10th, 2008

Adventure before dementia

Personality Test

Just snagged this from jaded_jamie  ... while I am waiting for my tea to brew!


Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test...

HFPS - The Humanitarian

Humanity, Foreground, Big Picture, and Shape

 

You perceive the world with particular attention to humanity. You focus on what's in front of you (the foreground) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the shapes around you. Because of the value you place on humanity, you tend to seek out other people and get energized by being around others. You like to deal directly with whatever comes your way without dealing with speculating possibilities or outcomes you can't control. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You prefer a structured environment within which to live and you like things to be predictable.

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Adventure before dementia

Natural Beauty - The Best.

As most of you know, by now, I read part of my Bible every morning.  Today I started at the beginning again, and read of Creation.

Planets, stars, sun and moon, sea and land, animals, fish and birds ... and finally humans.

Now, whetever you believe in a literal 7 day creation (as I do) or whether yu believe in evolution, you must admit, we have some amazing and stunning natural beauty around us.  If you read the story in Genesis, you will see the pharse that "God saw that it was good".  You must agree, whether it is a tiny flower, or the starry sky, there are some beautiful sites to see.

I want to also share these 4 pictures that arrived by e-mail this morning.  The Northern Lights ... something I have never seen, but just stunning - I hope you enjoy them

 

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DJ - plaited!

Cold And Wet - Not A Traditional Wednesday!


As I drove towards DJ this morning, the sun was shining ... and the further I drove, the darker it seemed to get!

Still, as you can see under the cut, I took my camera out to the field, so you can see part of where DJ and Conrad live - for any who haven't spent time aroung horses, you will be horrified by the mud ... Those who know horses, know that muddy gateways are unavoidable.  And, all of you will realise that DJ can stand very unevenly!  Conrad is almost 5, so should have stopped growing by now!

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I then proceeded to groom him ... the plan had been to take another photo, but I ran out of time ... Oh well maybe next time!

Toni rode Smudge and led Junior and we went with Ros and Rosie an=round the forestry.  There was quite a lot of work going on, as it is a managed area, itt is great to see it being well maintained.

Just as we were leaving and heading back on the road, we actually saw a daffodil in flower!

Then back home.  As we couldn't trot all the way due to DJ (this was his longest ride since his leg injury) we were out for about 1 1/2 hours.  DJ was a good boy, didn't spook at anything (including large traffic, the contractors in the forest, or even his oily patch!)

By the time we got back we were all cold as for the last 1/2 hour it had been hailing and raining!  Therefore, no furthjer picture of DJ at this point either ... he looked dirty!  Also, as I went to jump off - the word "Ouch" came to mind ... my bruised leg was not at all happy ... I had kept my feet in the stirrups the whole time - and combining that with frozen, wet jodphurs ... OUCH!

So, after I had fed DJ, I slipped his bridle back on and rode him back to his field (his back was dry where the saddle had been) ... so more work for DJ, but less for me!

I am sure he will have spent the rest of today moaning to Conrad (and Badger in the next field) about how tough his life really is!

Spuffy - Christmas

Something To Be Happy About MEME - Day 2

Today I have written some more letters to go with Christmas cards ...

And it made me thankful that my family have all lived to old age, as well as (basically) keeping well.

Both my grandmothers were in their 90s when they died, my 2 aunts, are in their 80s ... and in the new year I have been invited to my Mums cousins 70th wedding anniversary.

I read of friends who lose family - I am so thankful that mine are alive, and well - and that I have actually got to know them.