a few days ago i upgraded my mac book pro to snow leopard. and: it is really great: the computer is starting faster & waking up faster. the system needs less disk space. i did some research before to make sure my daily tools will go on running under snow leopard. & most of them do. some programs crash on quitting (cs 4!). only ms office (2004) does not want to play with the white cat. annoying 🙁 i am not sure how to handle this. office 2008 would work, but i don’t really want to pay 600 euro to microsoft. if anybody knows a good alternative please let me know!
started yesterday with our weekly western riding lesson. my third lesson. with sheza. walk and trot. an exercise in insistence & willpower, making sheza go where i want her to go. & of course physical exercise: sitting trot … a western saddle is more comfortable than an english one but … well, i still cannot sit 😉
anyway i can’t wait for next saturday!
in the afternoon i was skating in the local nature reserve. m. came along with her run bike. sun was shining & we had so much fun going up & down the hills 🙂
on sunday we went to the farmers market at gut wulksfelde … just to find out that i mixed the days up: the market has been yesterday. disappointing. but we took the chance & enjoyed the warm & sunny day, making a walk around the farm, collecting comfrey, playing at the playground. then spent the rest of our sun-day playing, reading & having a picnic in our yard.
how wonderful life can be 🙂
what i mainly learned during my childhood was to prepare for life. to plan the future. project my life. instead of just LIVING my life. i learned to do & to learn what parents & teachers told me to. instead of just following MY WAY.
i am so grateful for my kids showing me how to live! sharing their lifes really helps me to find my way, my self. to remember what is really important.
life is NOW!
i finally found a training stable for western riding near here. it’s in elmenhorst, about half an hour by car. even better, m & me can both ride there, at the same time. yay 🙂
i love this way of riding. of interacting with the horse.
& … not only that riding is great physical exercise. it is so much more. kind of therapy. for me. makes me be totally “now”.