Think about this quote as you go along the day
Turn it over and over
To know its meaning like the colour of a clover!
Yesterday we went to one of my favourite shops = Lifeline! YIPPEE!! This lifeline has tons and tons of books (can you see why it one of my favourites? 🙂 ) I found a couple of Trixie Belden books. For those who didn’t know, I love this series! Trixie Belden is great because its full of mystery and villians. I enjoy that sort of story.
Some of them are quite rare. . . . . . . . . . which is where I begin. I found this one called: The mystery of the Anitique Doll. I have been collecting Trixie Belden’s for a while and was quite happy I got my hands on it, because I have not been able to find this one before. When I got home I promptly searched for it on ebay to find out its worth. And. . .. . . . . . it was worth $100!! No, not $1.00, $100.00!!!! But I have sworn not to sell it and am enjoying at the moment owning ‘a one hundred dollar book’ as I like to fondly call it!
Other Trixie Beldens I got were: The Mystery of the Whispering Witch and The mystery of the Vanishing Victim and the Mystery of the Velvet Gown.
Is anyone else into Trixie Belden?? I’ve got quite a few of the books!!
Well, I have been tagged once more by: Chelonie Green (AG).
It is called the ‘Get to know you tag’
Here I go!!
What is your favourite animal? – Horse of course!
Who are you a fan of?- well. . . . . I enjoy listening to Rebecca St. James and Bethany Dillion on occasion.
Are you anti-social? – No, way!!!
Are you social? – YES!!!! 🙂
Are you quiet? – Well, I used to be and used to find it difficult to make friends. But now it’s a breeze!
Are you shy? – I think almost everyone is shy up until they’re a teenager and they can start talking to Adults, they don’t know very well, freely. I am just starting this! Although sometimes I find I can’t find the right words!!
What is your favourite country? Australia.
Do you like dogs? – YES! I enjoy hanging around dogs! I would really like to own a Border Collie one day!
Do you think playing in the mud is cool? – Definately! But I don’t like to get too muddy! Do Dolores though is a different story!
Do you eat Playdo? – *grin* who doesn’t like Playdo?
Do you like eating? – Yes, when its my favourite food. My favourite meal of the day is Dinner.
Do you like birthday parties? – I sort of enjoy birthday parties. But I have never really thought about it before! Hmmmmmm. . . . .!
Do you like Riding horses? – YES< YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Have you ever fallen off a horse? – No, I haven’t! And I hope I never will!
Have you ever been stood on by a horse? – Not, yet! But, I am always scared I will, and so I lead my horse pretty funnily trying to keep away from him as much as possible!! hehe!
Do you like grooming horses? – YES! If I had a horse it would be the shiniest horse ever created by God!
Do any of your friends ride? – Umm. . One. But I hope I can change that!
How many friends do you have? – HEAPS! Lets see. . .. . . 6 and more.
Are you bored with this tag? Not really, its cool!
Who are you going to tagg? – Natalie! I’ll be looking forward to reading your response!!! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed that!
On Monday I had my last horse riding lesson of the term 😦 ! I started off mby going and getting the boots and helmet on. Unfortunately all the boots were really small and there was one large boot there and one slightly smaller one. So, I wore a sock on the larger one and no sock on the other one. I thought that was pretty funny! Then I put on my helmet and off I went!
My teacher asked me if I could get ready to ride without her, and I told her I would give it a try. I checked my girth and adjusted my stirrups. I will admit that I let my friend who works there give me a few tips!! Soon, I was mounted (without a crate) and walking around. Our teacher said that today we are going to start learning how to jump! How cool is that! I rode Jasper over some poles lying on the ground. And then the teacher made them a little higher and taught us the positon we are supposed to be in when we jump!!! Then we trotted over these poles!!! Then we did some more trotting around in circles! I am getting good at a rising trot! Then we did a couple of games and I had to go home. Later on however, my hips started aching from doing the rising trot, and that caused lower back pain that was sooooo terrible that I slept with heat packs on my back all night. I was a bit stiff still the next day, but much better.
Has anyone esle been horse riding before?
This is me on Jasper a chestnut male horse. He is sooo gorgeous!!! 😀
Well, the afternoon came and I was off to horse riding again once more! We got there a little late so Jasper was already saddled. My teacher announced we were going on a Trail ride! HOW COOL IS THAT!! It was extremly hot although it was so late in the afternoon. Jasper didn’t want to go and was a bit feisty at first when I rode him down to the end of the driveway and along the side of the road. There were some trees that had low branches on the side of the road, and I was so delighted and enjoying every bit of the ride that I wasn’t paying attention, and when I saw the branches I didn’t have enough time to ride Jasper around them, so I just had to duck, and some whipped me in the face a little.
We went down the road for a bit then we went off the road on part of my teachers land – basically a short cut through the bush. Let me tell you, you don’t now what it is like going downhill on a horse until you have done it. It was a very new experience for me! Then we went across a ditch, I thought that would be bad, but it wasn’t. On the other side my teacher found a snake – and Jasper decided to do a pee (or turn on the tap! He went on for 2 minutes!) So I had to stand up in my stirups and wait for him to finish!! That was pretty funny.
We went on and linked up with the road again and went back to the stables. Then we played a couple of games (I was just lining up on the fence to play when Mum took the photo). We played ‘Around the World’, where you turn yourself around in the saddle, and then another game called ‘Dead Indian’ that teaches you to dismount properly. Then I led Jasper up to the stables, tied him up, took off his saddle and put on his coat and turned him out in the paddock!
It was awesome. I never want to leave that place, there are ponies and horses everywhere you look. ahhhhhh. . . . . . heaven for me!!!
Well, one beautiful Saturday morning, AND AFTERNOON! I spent all day working on a really cool Barbie Car for my younger sisters Do Dolores and prima Ballerina. Its red, and strong and has a really cool motor. Here are its owners sitting in it.
What is really cool is, the motor! We recently had the honours of getting at a broken plasma with a screw driver and undid the whole thing to pieces. The motor is made from some of these pieces. Have a look.
How cool is that! can you understand how it took me ALL DAY! I even padded the seats for the barbie and made moving wheels! I know I know, I am a very smart homeschooler. Anyway the main thing is my sisters enjoy it.
I made it out of a couple of small boxs and cardboard and taped all the boxs together and stuck paper on it and painted it red, then I added the headlights (yellow buttons), steering wheel (red button), and the glorious motor!!!
Yesterday I went horse riding lesson. But of course it was raining yesterday and the usual question was, is it still happening? Well, it was and my teacher said that if it was still raining when we arrived that we would have a lesson on grooming. It was rainig when we got there.
We had it in a shed, that had two fenced off areas inside that had wood shavings for flooring, one stable and a room where everyone signed in and the saddles and bridles were kept. There were also posters all over the walls. One pony was in the walkway, her name (as I found out later) was Twilight. She was a gorgeous bay with a silky coat and stripe on her face. She was tied up outside of the first fenced off area where two other ponies were tied up having a bit of a feed. Four baby brush turkeys picked among the woodshavings at there feet. In the stable was a horse, the horse I love called Jasper (ahhhhhh!). Then in the other fenced off area (wait for it) was a palomino pony and a adorable brown FOAL! Do Dolores patted her during my lesson. Well, it was still raining so we stayed in there, and my teacher taught us the names of brushes, the way to use them, and in what order. Then we were sent off to choose a pony in the fenced off area to grroom. I chose a little white pony with flecks of grey all over her coat. She started moving around a bit and insited on having her but towards my face, but soon she gave up and propmtly snoozed. I used the Curry comb and Dandy brush on her, the the mane and tail comb.
After that the teacher saw what we knew about parts of the saddle. Then she told us all of the parts and how to remeber them. Here is a diagram to get to know the names I learn’t:
I learn’t most of these, will I ever remember them all?
After that we were shown how to put the saddle on a horse, then we had a race to see who could do it properly. It was a tie. Then we talked about the parts of a horse, then the lesson was over! The good thing is I asked if I could ride Jasper next week, and she said I could! Can’t wait till next week!