Monday, January 24, 2011

charity does not cost you money

I recieved this today from my friend Bonnie in New York...perhaps we could give a bit of help it does not cost anything for you to vote. perhaps we could all help out with this?

"Claire, can I ask you for a favor?

I have a friend who lost his wife to a riding accident last year. I think it would've been understandable if he'd never wanted to see another horse again, but on the contrary, he's had the far more beautiful response of committing himself, in her memory, to the care and well being of her sweet Haeflinger (did I spell that right?), Charm, and right now, to trying to win a grant for a handicapped riding program that she was involved in.
That's where I'm hoping you can help! The grants are awarded based on votes, with the top 10 programs being awarded money. The riding program keeps being stuck at 11!
Unfortunately there is a registration involved (usually I won't vote if I have to give info but I made an exception for this one) - but I was wondering if you would mind voting, and even better if you had a circle of horsy friends to whom you could pass the word? Thanks for whatever you can do. I would LOVE to see these guys make the jump to #10! http://www.refresheverything.com/lirhalongislandridingforthehandicappedassociation "

Friday, January 07, 2011

as my thoughts turn to seeds..

lovely..throught the post comes the Organic Gardening catalogue, prompting dreams of spring and planting seeds. I am positive last year that I took good stock of what I had, what I needed and what I wanted......hmmm....
so there is the catalogue, at the back of a rather overful box, used and unused seeds......
so before any ordening is done this must be sorted!

I am trying to 'de-clutter' the house in general, there is 'too much stuff'. there are several blogs out on ideas for minimising, de-cluttering, donating, giving away, throwing out....such as 365 days and miss minimalist


I have managed to fill three bags to take to the second hand store, but due to my second hand car still being out of action they are still cluttering up my bedroom.....I really find it hard not having a car, can't get to the pony(annoying everybody for lifts), can't get to work(either early or late but never on time---and having several five mile walks due to consitent breakdown of buses), can't get for a big shop(too heavy to carry home).

Monday, January 03, 2011

Parelli Principle number 3


my world has had a few prickles in it recently.
I just read this intersting post on Parelli Central by Neil Pye, its about electronic communication and how easily misunderstandings can happen by the pressing of a send button. the readers comments are worth reading as well.