Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanks be to God

The last ten days are just proof again of how blessed I am. A few of the highlights are:

  • The women's trip to Savannah which included great architecture, great history, great fall foliage, and great food. It was a fun trip. I did win one major "ditzy" mark when I could not find the car after eating at Paula Deen's restaurant. 
  • Decorating the house for Christmas started soon as I walked into the house. Tonight it is 90 percent finished. The boys got the lights on and lit the very first time. Never has this happened.

  • There was never a dull moment with the boys around for four days. Rick and I came home Friday to find this coyote hanging in our back yard. (Greg and Chad, thanks for all your work on the Christmas and on the retaining wall. You saved our backs from some major pain.)
  • Thanksgiving with my family and the Fergusons. I love the time when the cousins are together. The kids still crack me up.  
  • Food - Savannah food, Thanksgiving food, Greg's birthday meal at the Angry Catfish, Saturday night's meal with Rick after all the hoopla was over.
  • This afternoon  "Grandparents' time" with Cade, Cali, and Keylyn.
Thanks be to God for the good life. I give Him all the glory.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I am a (sick) Princess

Yesterday I heard three of the worst words you can hear next to "you have Cancer." I was told that I have diabetes. I have been loosing weight since the summer. I drink water continuously and am always thirsty -day and night. However, the worst part is I have no energy. Yes, I know you are thinking that I am an old lady. I understand that I am not going to have to go through the treatments and the insulin shots. My diet will be changed. NO MORE sugar and the table scraps will have to be watched more carefully. I will be put on a high protein, high fiber, and low fat diet. I understand that I may have to share my domain with another lady really soon. They want me to teach her how to be a guard dog on the hill. I just hope that she is a quick learner and not too pesty. I would hate to put her in her place too early.
I am the Princess!
This post was guest authored by Princess, my 14 year old lab.

Monday, November 15, 2010

One Mean "Motor-Scooter"

Well, the farm is a little calmer today. Yesterday, Rickie and I took off "one mean Motor-Scooter". In other words, this cow was wild. Until several weeks ago she had never been in the corral. Only with Rick's patience and perserverance did she go in this weekend. While we were moving hay, he caught her in there. So she got locked up for the night. Yesterday was the challenge; she had to go in the trailer. After a hour of pacing, prodding, and kicking, Rick finally wore her butt down. Once she was loaded she went straight to the sale barn. There was no stopping - not even for a Diet Coke. I think Daddy was smiling.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Fun-filled Week

I was so blessed last week with some very fun activities.

  • Rick and I got to go see the game that the Rangers lost in the World Series on Monday. I have to admit my theory was wrong; I just knew the Rangers would win. My thought was that it was a money thing and the series would go at least one more game. Especially so the SF Giants could win at home.
  • We went to the thank you rally for the the Rangers on Wednesday night with two of his daughters and two grandsons. I love what Nolan Ryan has done with Rangers baseball. This truly put the "period" on the finale of a great baseball season.
  • We finished the week off with our Redneck weekend. This is the first time that Di and I had all four of our kids there. Each race weekend is totally different and memorable. This one was no disappointment. The races were good - even though there were no bad wrecks. We celebrated Chad's birthday. Food was delicious. Karaoke was entertaining. Fun was had by all. 
Life is good!!!