Saturday, October 14, 2006

My Nieces....

These are my nieces...
Biggest: Sadie Lynne
My dad once said that it is disconcerting riding down the road with a child in the back seat who has a higher IQ than you do.
My Mom and Dad's first grandchild.
Sadie Lynne once told her "other grandmother":
"I love Grandfather the best. No wait...I love God first, then Grandfather."
I told him, not too shabby, being second only to God.
Needless to say, they are completely in love with each other.
Second Biggest: Adelaide Rose
If Sadie Lynne is the Valedictorian, Adelaide is the Prom Queen.
This girl loves shoes...And I don't mean little girl shoes...I mean high heeled shoes. She walks around in my mother's shoes all day. She wears high heals better than I do, for the love of all that's fashionable.
For her birthday last year, her Mom, Shannon, took here to the mall and Adelaide tried on shoes...And not the little girl kind.
The Littlest: Ruby Beth (aka Ru-Ru)
The first few times I saw her, she screamed whenever I entered the room. Needless to say I was developing a significant "Aunt" complex.
I don't know her as well as I do the first two. But she has the weirdest and funniest facial expressions!

Mutton Bustin' -- This is too cute!!

Tiny bull riders in training!

You have to be younger than 6-years-old and under 40-pounds to ride -- but
it's a trip the young and adventuruous will never forget.
It's called mutton bustin'.

That's where kids ride sheep like bulls and they get more points the longer
they can hold on.

Mutton bustin' started at the Travis Country Fair and Rodeo five years ago.
The event was so popular last year that dozens of disappointed youngsters had to be turned away.

But on Monday, more than 30 young cowboys and cowgirls saddled up on a sheep and clung to it like their lives depended on it.

The rodeo gave away trophies for first, second and third place finishes.

By Shelton Green / KVUE NewsBy Shelton Green / KVUE News

I Am Determined To Recruit You!

Here's a pretty good summary of the PBR.........

And here's a funny video of a newcaster trying to find out "Why 8 Seconds?"


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George Lucas In Love

If you know Star Wars.........You will love this!

(Have I become the mad blogger?)

You may now post comments to my blog (I think!).

Friday, October 13, 2006

This One Must Be Shared!

A House For Me

I'm thinking about building a home.

My husband and I are (eventually) going to sell our house and, as many of you know, will more than likely be living separately.

Since I can't find a home that remotely appeals to me, I might buy a lot that I have my eye on and build a house.

Tell me what you think! Vote when you post your comment.....






Thursday, October 12, 2006

Outside Looking In

Why do I always feel like I'm on the Outside Looking In?

Even when I'm with people I love, I still feel this way. And I don't like it.

I always seem to be on the fringes of life.

I try to be on the Inside. I really do.

It sucks. Everything seems to swirl around me, without ever touching me. Conversations, friends, family.

I guess it's because I hold back. Do I hold back? I must.

What a bunch of crap. I'm not clever enough to hold any one's attention. People seem to talk around me. Why is that? I try to join in but once again.........talked around.

I hate it.

Maybe I'm not "engaging" enough. Too stunted.

I can be entertaining sometimes, I guess. But I don't seem to be able to add much to conversations. I think I'm amusing occasionally. But apparently I'm not as amusing enough.

I try....I really do. Don't get offended or defensive please....but even in FBB chat, I don't seem to be able to hold anyone attention or get "chatted up". Please don't try extra hard the next time I visit. It will only make me feel more ..... needy.

And I'm not needy. I very self-sufficient. Maybe too self-sufficient.

Anyway......Dana has issues with her self-esteem apparently but I love her so much. And I guess I have issues with feeling like I'm on the Outside Looking In.

Left Behind....

I have been left behind in the cloud of thick dust as technology has sped away from me!

Once upon a time, I could hook up a VCR AND set it!

I could set up a new computer and it would work.

I could set the timer on the stove without all of the beeping buttons.

I have just spent 1 and 1/2 hours trying to set up this blog site!

Now we have HD Cable (with the requisite set-top b0x), a surround sound theater system, a DVD player/recorder, a large screen TV, and a Playstation. The sheer miles and maze of wiring behind the "entertainment" center is not entertaining in the least. We have FOUR remotes to operate the television!

Wire color-coded connections leading from the cable wall outlet to the TV, to the Cable Box, back to the TV, into the surround sound system, out of the surround sound system back to the DVD player/recorded and then out to the TV and so on and so on and so on.........

I'm tellin' ya, the Griswold's Christmas looks like a pedal-car compared to our Ferrari of wires.

Please send me in a time machine back to 2001!!


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