Friday, September 01, 2006

Just when I finished one...

Well, my PBS TeacherLine training is all done! From the grades I see posted for my work, it looks like I am in fact going to be a Certified TeacherLine Facilitator! YAY! And, just as I finish that online course, it urns out the Distance Learning Coordinators (which I am one!) will be starting an online course to become certified through an organization in Texas (CDLR, I believe but I could be wrong.. LOL). So, here we go again, I guess!

Emily wanted to go out riding yesterday (Friday), so I saddled up the horse and several of us rode her around for a bit. Something was wrong wit the way her bit sat in her mouth or something because she was not happy about it... I tried adjusting it, so I'll have to watch that in the next couple days... Oh, I should stop here and talk about how little miss Daisy led me to the back right edge of her pen area before she would let me get a lead rope on her... Silly girl! She was not happy to see me since I was wanting to saddle her up before she ate! So, I'd take a few steps, and she'd let me get close, but not close enough to grab her halter... Then she'd take a few steps, eyeing me the whole time... Once I got her cornered, it was a showdown, and I knew I'd lose if I went in hard and fast to get her, so I just meandered a little, put my hand on her side and talked to her, then grabbed the halter. She never flinched... In fact, I am pretty sure she was smiling about the whole thing... That little snort she gave after I attached her lead rope was a laugh, I'm sure! :-)

After riding, or really, while other people were riding, Emily and Tyler and I kicked the soccer ball around a bit (it is a small one, pink with Disney Princesses on it - wanna guess who owns that one?). I helped Em ride her bike, too...

Shan made cinnamon rolls before she came out to watch us riding, so after we were done, I went in and had one! Excellent after-ride treat, lemmie tell ya! :-) Of course, since it contained no chocolate, it did not count as dessert, so I ate a fudgecicle after the roll... :-) I may not be doing what I need to do to lose weight, but I'll die happier.... :-) (or something like that)

Guess I better skee-dattle... I am doing this at work (dont tell my boss) before heading out to a school to do some audio troubleshooting... :-)

Hide-The-Oats! (that's "Adios" in Dave-speak)

3 comments:

  1. Dave~Congrats on your becoming certified! And it sounds like you're having a great time with the kids and the new "hossey". A guy I work with, well his significant other, has horses and he's learned a great deal about them and how they think and react. For example, I didn't know that they're "prey" animals and so can't be approached head-on or looked in the eye directly. He sayd that like other animals positive reinforcement with food and praise is a very effective tool. Oh, thanks for your input over at the "Public Education in the US" thread at the magazine's forum. It's most beneficial and truely appreciated.

    Love to all, Uncle Bill

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  2. Dave~Congrats on your becoming certified! And it sounds like you're having a great time with the kids and the new "hossey". A guy I work with, well his significant other, has horses and he's learned a great deal about them and how they think and react. For example, I didn't know that they're "prey" animals and so can't be approached head-on or looked in the eye directly. He sayd that like other animals positive reinforcement with food and praise is a very effective tool. Oh, thanks for your input over at the "Public Education in the US" thread at the magazine's forum. It's most beneficial and truely appreciated.

    Love to all, Uncle Bill

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  3. Just so you know, my favorite chips are ALSO your favorite! Also, if you talk to the Manager of the Sonic, like I did in Hamburg, you just may find that they sweeten their tea! I am a huge fan of the Raspberry, Peach and Original Sweet Tea with the Sonic Ice. Good luck with that.
    Also, good luck with your TXCDLR Training! You should be a pro by now! I will check in next week to see what "just popped in your head!"
    Cathi

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