Friday, August 17, 2007

Week 3, Thing 5: Explore Flickr

Riding With Barbaro

Being a total Barbaro fanatic, I thought I had seen just about every last photo that's been put out there. Imagine my surprise to find this beauty in Flickr!

Though not identified, this picture was most likely taken at the Fair Hill Equestrian Center, after Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby and was training for the Preakness Stakes.

If you've seen my computer at work, you'll know I have had Barbaro wallpaper as well as himself running as my screensaver since he went to the New Bolton Center. As of today you'll now find this lovely portrait as my new wallpaper!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Week 2, Thing 3: Setting Up Your Own Blog

Finally! I finally got a picture into my profile! (That's what happens when you read ALL the instructions.) Now, the question is can I get that same picture into this post?
Woohoo! It worked! Now, I think I'll follow my kitty's lead and take a nap.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Week 1, Thing 2: Pointers From Lifelong Learners

So, here we go...

The hardest habit for me is Habit 2, by far: accept responsibility for your own learning. This blog is proof itself. It was set up in June and now it's August and I'm just now getting around to making the first posts! You might also notice I'm doing week 1 tasks when I should be zipping along doing week 4 tasks.

The easiest habit for me is Habit 4: have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner. I've never had any doubt that I can do anything I decide I want to do. The only hiccup though is that I also believe I should be able to do it perfectly the first time I try it. I have become a little easier on myself as I get older. I do acknowledge that if I'm not happy with something the first time I try it, it'll be better the second time, and even better still the third time. That now allows me to get back to something quicker to give it a second try. Now I crave the challenge to do it better, rather than get aggravated with myself for it not being picture perfect.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Just Testing

This is a test, this is only a test!