July 2nd, 2009

DJ - plaited!

DJ - Wet, But Still Warm!

This morning it was overcast as I drove to see DJ, and the radio cut through James to say there was localised flooding about 20 miles south of me.

I got him in, groomed, fly-sprayed, tacked and plaited ... then with Toni and Smudge we headed off to meet up with Ros and Shadow.

We did the route down to the Church and back - and got soaked for about 10 minutes.  It is still warm, so not many layers of clothing, and I was dry again by the time we got back.  We did quite a bit of trotting today - so good exercise for us all.

Then back - and food, before out to his field - for a roll, of course ... that rain shower (and my grooming) made him look relatively clean!
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Adventure before dementia

Having Deep Thoughts!!


Don't worry - just couldn't think of a title for this post, as it is in 2 parts.  The first being this poem that I received from a friend and thought I would share it with you -

When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
There's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those blasted tights --
They're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
The crotch is at my knee?
I need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.
Though my hair has turned to grey
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
the outside's changed a bit.


The e-mail also had this great list of positive points :-

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day,
lost luggage,
and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.'

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life just being a doormat. You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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