Speechless

DSCF0272I bought this card at the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma and I framed it.  I love it.  Fireman and I used to ride our friend’s horse when we were dating.  That’s the extent of our horsemanship.

I am looking for a new way to volunteer in our new location.  I have been driving back to the Shelter since we moved here .  I have another month or so on the Board there.   It is time to volunteer in  this community now. It is one way I can try to help this world in a small way.   You were all really helpful with my making this decision.  I asked your advice a ways back.

So…yesterday I told Fireman I was going to check out the Therapeutic Riding Center about 2o minutes away. (those with emotional and physical disabilites ride) I had read their website and I thought I’d have a look see.

Fireman said he felt like getting out and he came along.  Before I knew it he told the co-ordinator he’d sign up to learn more too.  I may just clean some stalls, We have to check out my comfort level.  The horses we met were very very gentle..they would have to be ..of course.  But a horse is a horse of course of course…..

You know me.  It is rare that I am speechless.  My chin dropped to the riding ring floor.
I was so happy.  We have a 3 hour orientation on Monday.  Whoa!!!  WHoa there!  DSCF0559I knit this top a few years ago. I don’t wear it. I don’t like the loosey goosey arms and such.  Today, I shall try to deconstruct it.  It is a waste of good yarn sitting on my shelf in my clothes closet.

Wish me luck please. I have never deconstructed successfully. I Just read a big old tutorial and am hopeful.

I don’t like wasting yarn.  If I fail at the deconstruct, I may just felt it into a cat blanket….

 

 

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Author: compassionknit

I've moved from irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com to compassionknit.wordpress.com on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

11 thoughts on “Speechless”

  1. Love your cowboy picture. And how cool that you and Fireman will be volunteering together…at a Therapeutic Riding Center…what a great way to combine your love of animals and your nursing!!
    You are braver than I if you deconstruct…I wouldn’t even know where to begin!

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  2. The therapeutic riding center sounds like the best place to volunteer! Kudos to Fireman for joining along. Good luck with the deconstruct…brave one! You can do it!
    Cheers~

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  3. I love that the two af you are volunteering together. It sounds like a perfect place to volunteer. Fun times! Good luck with your yarny project. More yarn!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. How exciting!!! I can’t wait to read your posts about your adventure.
    Good luck with that sweater remodeling. I need to do that myself with a few of my stinkers.

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  5. Reclaiming the yarn is easy peasy. If it’s knit from the bottom up – ravel from the top down; knit from the top down – ravel from the bottom. Always start with the castoff edge. It’s okay to cut the first few rows to salvage the rest of the garment.

    Glad you and Fireman found a way to give back to your new community.

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  6. Bravo on your volunteering at the riding place! And it’s awesome that Fireman will be doing it with you. Dayle and I volunteered at the falls today and I was so proud of how well he helped the people. ((hugs)), Teresa 🙂

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  7. I am looking for a horse riding place near me for Little B. THe problem is the time it takes to get him there with school, therapies and work. Good luck with the new adventure.

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