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Touched My Heart

2009-09-24T11:14:11.581-07:00

Children hold a special place in my heart. FarmBoy and I have been blessed with a pretty incredible child that is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out. Ky is a healthy, average 11 year old girl. As a parent, I think that one of our biggest fears is the fear of our child being diagnosed with some horrible disease or getting terribly hurt...or even worse, losing them. I am often reminded of how blessed FarmBoy and I are when I hear the radio-thon for March of Dimes, or when a terminally ill child comes into my office. Life is often taken for granted as we all sometimes overlook what is important.

I am briefly blogging this because today when I opened my email, there was the typical YAHOO headlines, and there happened to be a link of Beyonce singing at a concert in Australia. The brief headline mentioned that she dedicated the song to a child.....so of course, I wanted to check it out. I just love it when a "star" does something nice...especially, yep you guessed it, for a child.

So, I clicked on this link, not knowing that I would need a tissue. This girl, this little child, is battling Leukemia. While hugging Chelsea, she looked into her eyes as she sang "I got my angel now," before resting her head on Chelsea's chest. She also added the child's name to the lyric, "[Chelsea] I can see your halo, you know you're my saving grace."

I lost it. Plain.And.Simple. Wow..... As I am even typing this, it brings tears to my eyes, because I cannot imagine being that little girl's parent...it is quite humbling.

So take a look, and thank God today for your blessings!

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The "New Moon" Trailer...

2009-09-14T07:19:28.252-07:00

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I just do not know if I can wait until November 20th! Ironically enough, this was NOT my favorite book within the series, however, this trailer has me VERY excited!!



Meteor Shower TONITE!!

2009-08-11T10:55:45.807-07:00

I am always a sucker for a shooting star.....quick to close my eyes and make a "reasonable" wish. Well, tonite will be a night FULL of wishes! Every August the skies are peppered with little bits of space debris that create the Perseid meteor shower--shooting stars! The Perseids get their name from the constellation Perseus, from which they tend to emanate like spokes from the hub of a wheel. Comet Swift-Tuttle, whose debris creates the Perseids, is the largest object known to make repeated passes near Earth.

So, I found a few tips on meteor watching! A few years ago, I counted well over 75 in an hour! I was a good little star watcher that year, and went outside about 1:30 am.

Good LUCK!!


~Find the darkest location you can, away from porch lights and other lighting.
~Use a blanket or lounge chair to lie back and scan as much of the sky as possible.
~Allow 15 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.
~Binoculars and telescopes are of no use, as the meteors move too swiftly.

Expect the shooting stars to arrive in groups. While scientists forecast 1 per minute during peak hours, the pace in fact tends to be higher for brief periods with relative droughts in between. Patience is truly a virtue.
The Perseids get their name from the constellation Perseus, from which they tend to emanate like spokes from the hub of a wheel.



4H Fair Fun!!

2009-07-24T11:54:30.001-07:00

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As you can see, we SURVIVED!! Wow, what an incredible fair this year. FarmBoy and I did not choke one another, I only got pee'd on once, and Ky only shed tears twice!! That is an amazing feat in and of itself!!

Seriously though, it was another fantastic year, especially since we were blessed with beautiful weather and hard working kids and volunteers.

So watch the video, and you'll get a glimpse into the 4H Fair. I am so stinkin' proud of my kiddo...and ALL the kiddos! Thanks to everyone who came and watched. And a big ole' thank you to my friends and family, for understanding why FarmGirl and her fam haven't been available lately! Hugs and love to you all!

P.S. AJ, this video is awesome! HOWEVER, I do not feel that it was necessary to show my butt smacking moves!! WENCH!! LOL

Can I get a YEE HAW!!!!!!



What's In YOUR Wallet?

2009-06-24T14:01:43.841-07:00

Since I have a few moments to rant....I am going to post (finally) my current tribulations!! Life has an insane way of getting out of control without even REALIZING it!

Well, we finally had a little getaway last weekend, only to see the poor Cardinals get stomped by Detroit, fry the bottom of my feet at Six Flags (I would have thought the WATER park would have had WATER on their sidewalks....hmmm), and laugh my ass off when a poor unknowing sole had Llama spit for his afternoon snack!! It was a much needed getaway, with loads of laughter. I am sure you are wondering if this trip was our traditional "get-the-hell-out-of-dodge" trip we take each year with another "not quite right" family--it was indeed! This year, however, beer did not fall out of the back of the van w/ Miss KK's bra for all to see! I enjoy each year....new FUNNY adventures every year!

So, for my belly ache for the day....lost my wallet. Like, pulled into Casey's for my rice krispy treat and had no wallet, kind of lost. I looked like a crazed lunatic, tearing my car apart, looking for my oh-so-cute zebra striped wallet. NOT THERE!! WTF??? Luckily, I have "saved" winning scratch off lotto tickets for a rainey day, and cashed those bad boys in so I could eat my Snap-Crackle-Pop treat! I didn't call FarmBoy--why give him a reason to complain! HA! I just figured I would look for it when I returned to my construction site of a home later tonite.

WELL..............

FarmBoy called.

FarmBoy: "Are you missing anything?"

FarmGirl: (cautiously) "Why?"
FarmBoy: (toying with me) "Just curious."

Silence

FarmGirl: "Oh for crying out loud...what is it?"
FarmBoy: (smugly) "Someone says they found your wallet along the highway....3 towns over."

(Shit shit shit)

FarmGirl: (trying to save face) "Ya, so?"
FarmBoy: "Do you want their number?" (I just can see him smiling, saving this "haha" for a rainey day)
FarmGirl: (sigh) "Ya, what is it?"

I called the lady, who found HALF my wallet, minus the cash and checkbook. Tonite I will begin my scavenger hunt for the other half of my wallet.

GOOD GRIEF!!



Happy Mother's Day!!

2009-05-06T08:00:23.945-07:00

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about
immunizations.


Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.!
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so
small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .


So here's to you...all of you moms...YOU ROCK!!



Our Anniversary

2009-03-17T15:05:23.398-07:00

Check out this video montage that my pal Angie made for us! I just LOVE it!!

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We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

2009-03-10T15:07:59.731-07:00

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Trampolines are obviously NOT for country people! We had a heck of a storm blow in this past Sunday morning. When we looked out the window, we saw Ky's trampoline swingin' in the wind. This was tramp#2, as #1 was replaced last year.

When Ky returned from her friends house later that afternoon, she just looked at us with those puppy dog eyes, trying NOT to cry....

KY: "Can I get a new one? I'll help pay for it." (sniffle sniffle)

(What do I say to that?)

FarmGirl: "Sure thing."

Ky: "Why did the wind have to do that again? I like my trampoline. Can you sew it?"

(Uh, no....have you ever seen me sew?? Not pretty, believe me!)

FarmGirl: "I don't think that would help. We will try to get you another one soon."

Ky: "Can you try to sew it? It wouldn't be hard." (more sniffles)

FarmGirl: "We have to get it out of the tree first, then we will see."

Ky: "I hate that tree!!!!!!!!"

And off she ran....no longer able to be brave. She later came in to help fold laundry and apologized for saying "hate". All over a trampoline, and the funny thing is....I wanted to cry! I felt like I had taken her best friend away!

Dang ole' WIND!!



Survival...On and Off the Court

2009-03-04T15:05:16.088-08:00

So today I am taking a breather, one I am sure I will regret later. It is not that I don't have other things that need to be done, it is that I cannot focus to do them, or at least that is what I tell myself.

I digress....

Basketball has become a part of my life, and get this....I LIKE it! I never played basketball, my "girls" always got over stimulated running up and down the court. So I was a full-time "backseat driver" in the stands as a kid, "Brett is OPEN!! HELLO!!" I would yell, even though I knew nothing about wing men and whatever. Well, I know now that life truly is full-circle because once again, I am yelling in the stands, yelling at the refs, stomping my feet. Only now, I am in a 33 year old body, that needs assistance from her loving hubby to "navigate" through the bleachers safely! Dear lord, what has my life come to!

Ky is doing great with basketball (this is her 1st year) , just a little on the passive side. Her first game was somewhat painful because you could see her apprehension on the court. She was practically GIVING the ball to whoever wanted it...she was "SHARING". When the other team players would bump into her or push her around, she was apologizing to them...she was being "KIND".

I understand where her confusion comes from, because as parents, we do sometimes send mixed messages. We raise our kids to share, be kind, blah blah blah. During my first, "Don't LET the other team take that ball!" speech, she was totally confused. What happened to my "use your manners" speech? Where DID it go?

I'll tell you where....OUT THE DOOR! Those girls were pushing my baby around, and I'll be danged if I just sit by and watch! Well, that crap is over, I say!! OVER!!! I have toughened up my little cookie and last weekend..................

WHAM!!!!!!!!!! The other team tried to take the ball from Ky, and she almost grew 6 inches and made the scariest face I have ever seen...twisted HARD from side to side and THREW that girl on the GROUND!! I was in the corner yelling, "YA......YA!! That's my girl!!!" I almost cried, I was so dang proud! That team was NOT going to push her around, and SHE was taking care of herself......BY herself! A very proud moment, indeed!

I will admit that I felt kinda bad, hootin' and hollerin' at the other girl's expense--but that was MY girl being thrown to the ground just a few weeks ago. And as a parent, we have to teach our kids to be strong, emotionally and sometimes physically, otherwise, they'll spend alot of time being "knocked down". I will say that this alter basketball ego has been tough on Ky, maybe even tougher that running up and down the court for an hour. Even when this little gal was being the aggresser and Ky stood her ground last weekend, Ky's little hand went down to help her up. What a sweet little soul she is.

My cup runnith over.



Beyonce Watch OUT!

2009-02-27T11:48:35.105-08:00

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Ok, long time, no blog! I came across this today (my pal Carla sent it) and I just had to take 2 minutes to post! Hope you all enjoy!

It's been nutty around here.....basketball tournaments are our life! March it will all die down and I will be BACK!! Yee Haw!!



The "LOOK"-- Are YOU Scared?

2009-01-29T15:51:22.790-08:00

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Our family is wacko...as I am sure you all have figured out by now. I have modified these 2 photos (into cartoon---ooohh ahhhhhh) from our Christmas trip to Branson. Ky and I were patiently waiting for our food (seriously, we TRIED being patient--for like 10 minutes!!) at FudRuckers and practicing our "Nana Look" on the cashier. (We were hungry...and bored!! So what the hey?!) Now this is a serious matter, because all who have seen this look can attest that it is indeed intimidating, and yes, even scary. So here we were, a bunch of rednecks, playing with the camera, and getting a bit antsy for our chow. FarmBoy was enjoying the free entertainment as we kept making eye contact with the little cashier lady. Needless to say, I do not think our "look" caused her fear...if anything, I am sure she was thinking, "WTF!!!....Freaks!"

My momma is the only one who can get the men working and the kids quiet with this look. I must catch up with her soon to try to perfect this.

(Mom...I know you are reading this.....and it is funny, ok!! I need to get a pic of you making this look, so I can practice on FarmBoy and Ky!! Love ya!! Hug Hug!!)

BTW...even in cartoon funk, isn't Ky just the cutest thing! (ahh to be young again!! What a crappy cliche--but oh so true!!) I wish we had taken a video clip of this....we were just rip-roaring laughing because no matter HOW hard we tried, our food took for flippin' ever to make!! But it was SOOO yummy!!!



Honest Scrap...or Crap--You Decide!!

2009-01-28T15:09:58.585-08:00

Good ole' Momster has tagged me for a fun lovin' game of 10 things....in this case, first 10 honest things about me. Right now, the way I feel, this could get me in trouble, so I will do my best to tone it down and be ladylike!! HAHA!! The RULES are as follows:The honorees are to:A) First list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! (Scary!!!)B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap. (This is usually the hardest rule for me to follow, so I will just ask that all who read this AND have time(haha) do this and link back to me!! I will list a few blogs at the end, but I am sure that by the time I get this done, I will not put anyone!! My initial intentions are ALWAYS good, I promise!!)Alright, then....here we go.....YEE HAW!!1. I CANNOT stand peas....they are just plain NASTY!! (and they are NOT a vegetable PEOPLE!!!! It is a starch!!! So quit making kids suffer by eating them!!) My little nephew Logan has NO idea how painful it was for me to eat 2, (and when I say 2, I mean 2, no more, no less!!) of those with him a few weeks ago. I really wanted to help him hide them in his napkin. But I was the good Auntie and choked them down with a quart of milk!! YUK! Peas are just GROSS!!2. I love being a mom, I mean LOVE it!! I enjoy doing homework with Ky, taking her places--trips or just a quick run to Wally World. I like that she will still grab my hand while we are walking sometimes, and I love that she lets me tuck her in at night...."snug as a bug in a rug". Being a mom completes me, even though sometimes we both push each others buttons. I love it....the best thing that I ever did!!3. I am a hateful little snot when I am hot. My best pal Angie can attest to that! I feel like I could cause bodily harm to ANYONE when the sweat beads above my upper lip---just THINKING about it makes my blood pressure jump a notch! FarmBoy takes great pleasure in my discomfort during these times...and honestly, I could choke him!! (man, I am feeling a bit aggressive today, aren't I??)4. I smoke...and I wish I would stop. I don't even smoke a pack in a day...maybe 2 or 3 days, so I don't know why I just don't quit!! UGH!! But in defense of my poor choice, I do not smoke in the house or car.....I don't want Ky to breath it in AND I cannot stand the smell!! 5. On the smoking thing, I wear a hat, even if it is 105 degrees outside....I will wear a hat when I smoke so that my hair won't smell like it! And a glove...yes, ONE glove!! (FarmBoy says it is my Michael Jackson look!!) I don't want my fingers to smell like it either!! 6. I just adore Chelsea Handler! She cracks me up! I watch her show on E! and her brutal honesty and "take no prisoners" approach to everything is freakin' hilarious!! The roundtable is the best!!7. My first "relationship" was of course, young love, in 1st grade. I loved G Potts and JAzdell. When I officially got all my "stuff" out of my parents house when they moved a few years ago, I found some of our refreshing love notes. The fact that we (and yes, the boys did too) took so much time to put these little notes together is quite entertaining. Remember the ditto machines---they printed purple colored ink off of a roller. Anyway, our daily worksheets always had a section in the top right corner for "Name". We would cut the tops of the returned worksheets off, tape together to make a long strip, and see how many times we could get "love" written across the top. THEN, we would roll them around our pencil and give to our love of the day. I mean....that is crazy!! So much thought at what, 7 yrs old???? And yes, I still had one or 2 that I have gotten from them. 8. (Another elementary confession) I [...]



Kiss My GRITS!!

2009-01-19T11:38:59.571-08:00

So I was minding my own business....trying to get in the Monday groove. {{It did not help that the dang bus was 12 min early, so I had to take Ky to school. Why oh why could I not have been off work today?}}

ANYWAY....(sheesh, I really AM easily distracted) phones were ringing and I was running to the back phone while on the cordless {{pray tell why no one can get line 2 to ring up front....maybe it is BossMan's kind way of telling me to get off my badonka donk??? hmmmm}}

My story....OKAY! Ringing phone in back...as I answered it, I had to stiffle a SHRIEK because the biggest, HAIRY ASS mouse ran right in front of me!!! Being that I am so quick and limber, I hopped (or thumped) onto the desk. The little sucker turned around and LOOKED at me and ran for cover!!

{{Alright, I am a FarmGirl, and I know that if there is ONE, then there are FIVE!! I do not know how the "math" works, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.}}

I manage to get thru the phone conversation, (I still do not know who called or why....YIKES!!) and I quicky sprint into the front show room, crawl into my chair, and call BossMan. He says, "FarmGirl, chill" as he listens to my crazy talk! I explain to him that I suffered thru the "bug" problem (don't even ask...it was TERRIBLE), but that I could NOT handle lice infested mice running amuck!! Again, "FarmGirl chill" (he likes to embrace his heritage when I am wiggin' out)

After a few deep breaths, I called FarmBoy! Who, of course, immediately laughed his ASS off!! He has SEEN my quick, limber moves before and just kept laughing and saying...."Oh I can just see YOU FARMGIRL!!!" {{hoot hoot....cackle cackle}} He is not a very gracious hubby, is he??? hmpf!

It took me about 10 minutes to "brave" to the back of the store,where the crime went down, but I had to! My breakfast was back there! So I tiptoed back and slowly made the corner to the "snack" area (this is a closet w/ a mini-mini frig & microwave)and low and behold the little MF'r ate my package of grits!!!! And there is mouse crap all over the freakin' microwave!! So I threw all my potential mouse food into the mini-mini frig and ran for cover!! Can you BELIEVE IT?? The little punk ATE MY GRITS!!!

I have been sitting up front, the rest of the morning, with my feet perched on the rollers of my desk chair. BossMan will be here soon, with traps. And he has another thing coming if he thinks I am capable of disposing of slain mice bodies!!

I still cannot believe that my breakfast is now feeding the mouths of a thieving mice community. All I have to say about that is...yep, you guessed it....KISS MY GRITS!!!!



Language of Women---9 Tips

2009-01-14T08:10:19.257-08:00

Ok, so it has been MONTHS since I posted anything really interesting or worthy reading. Time has just gotten the best of me.....for now anyway. This morning, I decided I needed a breather, so I was catching up on emails and got this one from my pal Liz. In my mind, I was thinking, "How appropriate...perfect timing". With that said, I have printed this to share with FarmBoy tonite...you know, to "help him along". I then decided to post it here too. I know men in general struggle with understanding women, but there are times where it is really a no brainer!! Here is a recent example of FarmBoy's brilliance. I encourage you all to post a story about a man you love, a story that will have us all mesmerized with their super intelligence! (ok, I even rolled my eyes as I was typing this....ooooh, and again....CRAZY!!)FarmBoy's Smart Story Work is busy....farming is done......so he calls (yesterday at 11am)..... FarmBoy: "FarmGirl, how many packages of fish do you want me to put out for supper?" FarmGirl: "Two."FarmBoy: "Are you sure?"(My phone at work is just ringing off the hook, I put him on hold)FarmGirl: "I gotta go....it's busy today."FarmBoy: "So how many packages?"FarmGirl: "Two."FarmBoy: "Don't you think that will be too much?"(I am getting a little annoyed now....)FarmGirl: "Fine, one."FarmBoy: "Well, I'll just put out two."FarmGirl: (large sigh) "Whatever. Sounds good."FarmBoy: "You're sure that isn't too much?"(Ok......at this point, bodily harm comes to mind. Are we seriously having this conversation???)FarmGirl: (in a short, quiet voice) "If you knew the answer to your question, then why are you calling me? One.... Two.... I really do NOT care---I have to go."(phone's ringing again)FarmBoy: (still not having a clue) "Oh, you're busy? Call me back later."(I am staring at the phone....is this really happening?)FarmGirl: (in my sticky sweet voice) "Bye" (ya know the "bye", where the "y" is held extra long???)So based on this story, I think FarmBoy needs a "gentle" reminder of our language....I dropped a few "fines" and "whatevers", but he still struggled with the situation. God Bless him. Oh, and when I got home, TWO packages were out!! Go figure!! 9 Tips on the Language of Women(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. (2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' ... that will bring on a 'whatever'). (8) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying ______ YOU!(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it her[...]



Photo Tag

2008-12-17T09:04:33.424-08:00

Ok...so I am dawdeling today....(is that even spelled right??) Anyway, I have lotsa catching up to do, and Momster tagged me like AGES ago....so here is my response.

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What you are supposed to do is pull up your photofile, open the 4th file folder and post your 4th photo in that folder.

This is a photo of our little gal.....swinging away on her tree swing! She was so proud of this swing, her and FarmBoy made it together while I was at work one day. This was actually one of the last "nice weekends" we had this fall. If you look close, you will see that she is sitting on a towel....they did not have the patience to SAND this swing before trying it out, and Ky had a big ole' splinter in her butt!! Still, instead of sanding it (after the splinter was removed) they covered the seat with a towel! Poor ole' Strawberry Shortcake was full of filth the entire weekend!! Yep...I was too lazy to sand it too...and the towel DID prevent splinters in the rump....so who cares about Strawberry Shortcake and her splinters!!

So if you want to join the fun.....post your pic and leave a comment on here for me to come take a peek...I promise to work on my timeliness.....really I do!!!! Cross my heart....hope to die...stick a needle in my eye.......



Funny Christmas Carol

2008-12-17T08:14:06.196-08:00

Ok....I just got this email, and at first, I could not figure what the heck this guy was singing...then, as I scrolled down the page....the lyrics were there! I guess this especially made me laugh since my first job was at a "burger joint". Anyway....take a peek....it made me smile!!

Ding Fries are DONE



Wrestling Tourney

2008-12-08T09:59:36.590-08:00

MHS Takes 1st Place!!!!!!


This was an amazing tournament this weekend! The local highschool took 1st place! My best pal Angie made this video and I just had to post it! Please check it out, the more people look, the higher it will move up in the search. Ang asked that I help her out.....so a big ole thankyou in advance!!

(I promise to post more later...)



Yes...I am still ALIVE!!

2008-11-18T15:12:36.904-08:00

Holy COW!! What a chaotic little world I have been living in lately! I can hardly believe that it is November, let alone MID November! So much has been going on...yet when I was chatting with a pal yesterday and they asked, "So where have you BEEN FarmGirl?" I simply did not know....where have I been? What HAVE I been doing? Hell if I know...I just know that Christmas is nipping at my heels and I have lost that summer tan....what the HECK is up with that?So how does time pass us by so quick? What is really so important that you lose contact with friends for a week or more at a time? Life....that is what happens. It seems that I have so little time lately, that what time I DO have, I am trying to spend it with FarmBoy and Ky. But that is the story of everyone's life, right!! I just am not a good time manager, and I tend to be a little OCD when it comes to my job--I just cannot relax if I have things that need to get done. If I leave work with a big fat list of things to do....even if I AM home...I tend to fret about what is left at work. Personal problem.....I know.(I am checking my photobucket for cools pics...be back.....)Ok....I don't even have any cool pics to share...now that is SAD!! (Ok...mental note...I need to get a grip on my life.) Who goes a full month without taking a picture? Now I am frustrated! I had no idea until I just went to my photobucket, that I have NO PICS!! Not even ones that need to be downloaded! Crap, crap, crap!Enough whining...I know! I like lists, so I will make a list now as to what we have been doing....maybe then it will make me feel like I haven't lost an entire month.1. Farming - FarmBoy has been hard at it. We still have corn and beans in the fields, but I think (I really don't know for sure) the wheat is in. I love the wheat...it gets green so early in the spring, when everything is all brown and dead from winter. Wheat symbolizes hope for me....2. Ky - I am so proud of her. She has been selected for the National Young Scholars Program. How is it that a child, meerly 10 yrs old, can be so incredibly grown up? And how did it happen? (Again...I have issues with time--DUH!) She was nominated by her teacher and principal for her "ability to demonstrate exceptional maturity, scholastic merit and leadership..." Talk about puffing up like a big ole' rooster! I have been strutting around, eager to tell anyone who will listen! It is a week program (out of state....yikes!) that will stimulate her creativity/curiosity with fun, engaging projects. No parents are allowed AND it costs $1900...but we are looking at maybe a fundraiser/sponsership. So I have been trying to research fund availability...in my free time of course!!3. House - This is ticking me off. We spoke with a contractor 3 mos ago, he gave us a bid, and gave us a worst-case-scenario date of Nov 1. Go ahead...ask me......the answer is............... NOOOO!! He has not been by, called--nada. So FarmBoy called him on Friday to find out what was going on (he was worried about what I would say....so he called instead of me) Well, Mr. Hawkins (ya...I said his name...so THERE!!) forgot about us! Can you believe that! FarmBoy asked when he could fit us in...he said mid-December! FarmBoy let him know that his wife was not going to be too thrilled about this, and let him know we would call him back. Needless to say, FarmBoy was defending this joker before he even told me what happened (the male species cracks me up!) And now it is the principal of the matter....I can't get anyone to put our windows in any sooner, but I'll be damned if Matt or his d[...]



I've been TAGGED!!

2008-10-23T11:26:56.388-07:00

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Tina Bug has tagged me, so here are a few random facts about me (I know you have all been dying to learn more!! HA!)

1. I do NOT like nuts in my brownies, cookies, bread...NADA! If I want nuts in my food I will add it myself, thank you very much!

2. I love LOVE auctions. My record to date is about 6 hrs and 10 minutes. And boy oh boy...did I get me some DEALS!!!

3. I am dreadfully hateful when overheated....I am actually thinking of tatoo'ing a warning label, just in case!

4. I start playing Christmas music around Halloween...right now I have found my Point of Grace Christmas CD. I am trying to be strong and not play it, but I "fondled" it this morning....and I am thinking my will-power to resist is about out.

5. Speaking of Christmas, I am also considering watching ELF this weekend! I just love that movie!! (Can you tell, I LOVE Christmas)

6. My beloved friend, Ang, (she posted a few comments on the post previous to this) thinks I am crazy....as I am getting a 2nd job for this Christmas season. I hate to do it, but I don't want to stress about the money this year...and I love GIVING presents and I MUST go to Branson, MO....not an option!

7. I love Branson, MO....I just love it. Walking along the Landing--wandering aimlessly into the yummy shops, watching the ducks, listening to the music on the streets. I love strolling along the cobblestone road, the sidewalk vendors....and Joe's Crabshack! Our favorite time to go is in the winter, before Christmas. The Festival of Lights cannot compare to ANY light show I have ever been to. Just thinking about it makes me all giddy....I have attached the infamous Christmas Tree Lighting at Silver Dollar City--it is what they call "An Old Time Christmas". Many types of Christmas music, from Polar Express to some of my favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra, fills the cool night air. Our entire family loves going here each year--even FarmBoy has started talking about going again.


So I know it is not Christmas yet, shoot, not even Halloween! Funny how my "random" facts has lead me into Christmas...and yes, I know I have problems!!

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And that is all I wrote....mainly because I am currently bombarded with a crap load of work and shouldn't even be posting...but I just cannot resist!! I hope you all enjoyed!! Whoever wants to play along, please feel free to. Post a comment so that we can all go check out how incredibly "normal" you are!! Oh, and YEE HAW!!



Just a SWINGIN' {Friday Fiesta Foto}

2008-10-17T07:19:09.539-07:00

Now how fun does this look! FarmBoy and Ky made this swing last week and put it up in an old tree we have in our back yard. She has been on it constantly!

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I am just waiting for the screams of "MOM!! I HIT THE TREE" as I nurse a broken arm, but oh-well...since when do 10 year olds listen to their moms anyway. Besides, I must admit, there is some adrenaline that gets to flowing when you get too close to the tree...ah, yes....I've been a swingin' too!! I was scared to death of breaking the dang limb out of the tree, but here I am, still in one piece! Now FarmBoy, well, I tried to take him out, with my oh-so-long-slender legs (now THAT is funny people!!), and I almost wet myself. I had no idea that FarmBoy could bend like that! I have myself my own GUMBY!!

Like John Anderson sings..."And we were swingin', Yes we were swingin'".

{{For more great Friday Fiesta Foto's, check out Candid Carrie Better yet, join the fun!! See my oh-so-cute button on the right to get there too!}}





Happy Fall Ya'll

2008-10-16T13:41:19.261-07:00

We went on a little adventure out into our woods Monday night, "Checking out the crops," as FarmBoy would say. Old Blue (now that is a classic farm truck if I have ever seen one) hauled us up the "old lane", Ky riding in the back with our other "puppies" and Little Man (who you met earlier this week) riding in the front seat between hubby and myself. This photo is of some of our corn on the east side of the woods. In the background, you can see that the woods surround this field--a great place for deer hunting (I only shoot with my camera!)

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As you can see, it may be Autumn, but our leaves are still green, or all gone! I have GOT to plant some maples out here!!

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Around to the right, there is a big clearing (our neighbor bails hay here) surrounded by woods. It is so amazing (so much so that I forgot to take a picture!!) to walk into the woods, so peaceful...and cool. In the summer, I will sometimes take Ole Blue and sit on the tailgate and read (FarmBoy brush hogs into the woods so I won't trip--I am a bit accident prone, go figure!) because it is always 10 degrees cooler in there. Well, long story short (ya right) we will take apples, melons, pumpkins, etc that have gone bad out there for the deer to eat...but we always throw the fruit at the trees, you know, to watch the fruit blow up. It is a great way to release tension, and we all know that Monday, after my car vs garage incident, I needed this. A blast was had by all...though FarmBoy was bummed because he had the biggest "air ball" of us all, which made Ky and I VERY pleased!!

We finally headed back, though Ky scrunched in the front with us...it was pretty chilly. It is truly amazing how quickly it is getting dark now. I truly love this time of year, but hate to see the sun go down. This next pic is taken of the good ole' Mid-West Sky...I just love the amber colors.

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So take a minute sometime soon and enjoy this beautiful time of year--Happy Fall Ya'll!



FarmBoy's Buddy

2008-10-14T14:19:13.020-07:00

FarmBoy loves this little guy, calling him "MACHO man..." in his Jolly Green Giant voice. Little Man (his REAL name) loves it because he indeed DOES feel Macho...being the only boy dog on the farm.

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This photo is Little Man's pathetic attempt to make us feel sorry for him...needless to say, it only caused me to get the camera!


Just wanted to share!



What a day....

2008-10-14T13:03:18.290-07:00

A typical Monday, some would say, but since when did waking up and going to work COST money? Leave it to me...I'd find a way. When the alarm went off this morning (when I thought it was Sunday), I should have just stayed put. We all were running around frantic-like, trying to figure out if it was Sunday or Monday...the arrival of the schoolbus confirmed it was indeed Monday. **UGH**

Pulling out of the garage was the icing on the cake...especially because my husband was there to witness my little "altercation" with the garage. It looked like I would truly prevail....I folded in the cotton-pickin mirrors and all!! (My Pacifica barely wedges in, maybe 2 inches to spare each side...may-be) Well, I guess it's a good thing I am not a gambler, because the garage won....$336 worth of damage! Can you IMAGINE!! I was freakin' fuming!

Called insurance (I have not had a ticket or claim in over 7 yrs) and those pocket book leeches told me that if I claimed it, it would cost me THREE POINTS!!! What does that mean, you ask....it means MORE money in premiums!! I have paid over...(I am getting a calulator...so just a sec.........)

$ 10,000 in premium and they wanna charge me more! They are freakin' idiots!

So...any suggestions for good insurance? Cuz I am ready to tell him to stick it where the sun DON'T shine!



{{{Ok, I DO realize hitting the garage is my fault...I am not blameless, but getting ripped off---I ain't into that. So there, I admitted I was WRONG...but only for hitting the garage door!!}}}}



Freakin' Hilarious!!

2008-10-06T12:18:42.420-07:00

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Ok...I accidently stumbled across this and I wasn't impressed UNTIL I saw his "fatal" move! I cannot stop laughing!! The outfit is so funky fresh...I think I am going to get one for FarmBoy!! Enjoy!!! I sure as hell did!!



Friday Fiesta Foto (A Priceless Moment)

2008-10-02T13:47:48.608-07:00

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My baby brother here with son #2. What an amazing reunion this past weekend of our families. He had served our country since before 9/11, and is now a full time dad. I am so incredibly proud of him...I just cannot even put it into words.

I was somewhat in awe as he was showing this little guy (my nephew) how to fish. Not that B understood a word. I think it was at this moment I realized how blessed we are as a family...to share in priceless moments like this.