Friday, October 26, 2007

Today was another chilly day but without rain. We have mud that comes up past your knees. No joke. I had several things on my agenda to do today but the couch was bugging me and kept calling my name so I ended up going to it and holding it down so it wouldn't leave. Stayed there till about 2. I did get some washing done. I was getting ready to go out and feed and this military helicopter came over and started buzzing the house. This isn't the first time it has happened. The horses and goats started going crazy. So, I start calling the National Guard Amory to find out who to report this person to. I did talk to several people but still waiting on the commanding officer to call back. Come to find out this boy's family lives across the hill from us and I called them. I wasn't ugly but I stressed to them that I wanted a stop put to it. I had horses that I rodeoed with and show goats and I couldn't afford for one of them to get injuryed from this person's stupidty. Well, he said he would have a talk with him but I still plan on reporting him. Look, I'm a military mom, if my child was doing something like that I would want a stop put to it. Like I said , this isn't the first time, a couple of summers ago, he done this same thing and one of our cows was running and fell into a hole, we had to get someone out here with a backhoe to dig her out and like to have lost her and the calf that she was carrying. She did deliver that night and was not due for a couple of months. Now, back to what I had stated in the earlier post about my hair clippers. I have been looking for the clippers for a month now, no one seemed to know where they were at. Until last night, the truth came out. Let's just say the boys thought it would be cute to shave someone's animal and the used my clippers.AAAGGHHH..... not the animal clippers but my hair clippers. I don't know whose animal or what kind of animal, honestly, I don't want to know. I just want some more clippers!!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Possum Race

If ya'll are interested(hint hint Tracey) just pop over to and click on the video to watch the possum race. My object right now is to help Tracey become a redneck!!!
It has set in to raining. Don't get me wrong, we need the rain but come on. In one day we recieved over 5 inches of rain , do you know how hard it is to tend to livestock with all this rain and mud. I actually lost one of my boots the other morning going to feed. On top of that it has turned cold. I know, wasn't that long ago I was complaining about it being hot. Okay, I am a complainer. Oh, my friend Tracey over at has tagged me. Something about being famous. HMMMM..... thought I was already a queen around here I guess someone just didn't put the word out then. Tracey, I promise to get my statements out by tomorrow. So, you want to know what has been going on in my little corner of the world. Well, think we are getting ready to build the boat. When I start seeing the animals come out in pairs, I'm jumping on the boat. No, it has really been too wet and messy to really do anything other than feed and keep the barn and stables cleaned out. Been staying in mostly. We are having our last pulling this Saturday and I hope to have pictures up before the weekend is over. I have been keeping busy feeding the kids,( last count Tuesday night was 7) , making my rugs, salt dough ornaments and cinnamon ornaments. I have also been counting the days down till JB comes home. He will get here on November 15. I haven't talked to him since that Sunday when he called but Abbye has talked to him and said that he sounded good just ready to come home. I know, this week has been boring, the nicer weather must bring out the mischief in the kids. Just something to hold ya'll over till the next time, I can't find my hair clippers. HMMMM......

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Yesterday morning found us getting up at 3 am and loading up to head for another Pony pulling. We arrived about 8 that morning. As the boys were getting the harness on the ponies I decided to look around. Guess what one of their activities were for the day?! A POSSUM RACE. Yes, you heard me right. They were going to have a possum race later that day, this where the kids and adults catch possums and race them to see who has the fastest possum. On top of that, the event where we were at is called the Possum Day Festival, you would think that would have given me a clue. Our time pulled in the first class and even though we got put out, the ponies done real good. We could see a big difference in them since the last pulling. I kept my eyes open for any action on the possum race and just when I thought everyone was pulling my leg, the cages with possums in it where popping up everywhere. So what does nosey-rosey do, I head out to check out the race. There was little kids as young as 5 holding these possums up for everyone to see before the race. They were so proud of their animals. It was way tooooo funny. Here I thought that I had seen it all and done it all in my 40 life span but a possum race, never.(don't worry the animals nor the kids or adults were hurt or mistreated) We got home about midnight last nite and we only have one more pulling then we don't pick back up till March. Thinking I may start a possum race here, for it sure brings out the crowd of people. haha I want to ask all of you to remember a dear friend of mine in your thoughts and prayers. Her son has just been called up. Also remember all of the parents, family and our soliders in your prayers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sunday morning my cell phone rung and I looked at the number, guess who was calling?!! JON BRANDON!!!!! My hands were shaking sooooo bad I couldn't hardly answer it. It was wonderful to hear his voice. He is making it good and counting the days till he can come home. I just cried after I hung up.He wanted me to thank all of you who have sent letters and for all your prayers. I didn't make it to Melissa's funeral but did send some flowers. As of yesterday, I still don't know what caused the fire. I do know that her kids are having a hard time dealing with it all. Please continue to pray for her family. Yesterday found me and Tessa working the ponies. We have 2 more pullings left. This Saturday we will be in TN and then the last Saturday of this month we will have our championship pull here in Pontotoc. After that, they will put out into the pasture and we won't start working them again until March. I still have my days where I cry but the days are not like they use to be. I try to stay busy and pray that will take my mind off of things. Rain has moved in here last night and when I got up this morning it was still raining. Sure wish we could have had this kind of rain a month ago. Hopefully with this rain, the grass will grow some in the pasture. The temps here have been nice, cool at night and the days are in the 70's and some 80's. I can handle these temps, I just don't do well when they get colder than that.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Not a whole lot going on here. We were suppose to go to Jackson this weekend for the goat show down there but the goats have been sick with a cold and I didn't want to take them for I knew they would get stressed out and would be sicker by the time we got home. Did work the ponies some this week. We are having a cool spell right now. The temps at night are dropping some and the days are nice. Just sort have been a dull week here. Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I rocked into 40, I'm going to roll into 50 and then crawl into 60. lol Recieved some bad news the other night, a girl that I run barrels with died in a house fire. She leaves behind a husband, a 15 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Please remember Melissa Norris family in your prayers. Today will find me de-worming and vaccaniting goats over at my dad's. Hmmm..... that should be fun. There is a horse show tonight but I haven't made up my mind if I'm going yet or not.

Monday, October 8, 2007

First I want to thank you all for those encouraging words and know how much I apperciate everyone of you. Yesterday was a better day for me. I have never been like this before and it scared me. I honestly thought there for a while I was losing my mind. Could it be 'old age' that is causing me act like this?lol Had a barrel race Saturday and once again, Dass done me right. We had a real good time. Ran a 15.832 but the most important thing, I left 3 barrels standing. Gosh, it felt good to be back in the saddle again. When I was running, JB was trying to call me. I cried when I noticed I had a missed call from him but it was bittersweet, knowing that when I was actually running, JB was thinking of me and calling. Ain't that weird? I don't know when I will be able to talk to him again, I just hope that he can place a call again soon. My neice ran Sat night at the rodeo and done real good. I hate that I missed her running but I was busy opening presents like a walking stick, tired old ass soak(no joke) , and geritol. Just one note, Tracey, she is getting better at not screaming when she

Saturday, October 6, 2007

quick note....

This week hasn't faired too well with me. I haven't been handling leaving JB too good. I'm ill, and all I want to do is cry and sleep. I feel so lost without him. To be honest, no, I haven't handle these past 3 months well all. I have tried to keep it well hidden but no the tears just flow. I am going to a barrel race today so maybe that will perk me up. Also, the kids are throwing me a 40(WAAAAA.....) birthday party tonight.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Friday morning when we go into the theater for the cermony, all these soldiers were sitting down with their backs toward us. I couldn't find my child. Do you know how one shaved head looks like another one? As the drill sargeants were called out, the group assigned to them would holler something out. Dumb me, thought everyone was hollering," WHOOP ASS". Naw, JB informed me later that wasn't it. We was asked not to leave the theater until all the soldiers have left, when we got out side, this is the first glimpse I had of my son. What a beautiful sight!!!! They marched back to their room and that was the longest drive for me(only 2 blocks) to get to my son. I got out of my car running and didn't stop till I got to him. It was like I had this sixth sense telling me where to go. I went right to him. I enjoyed my time with him and it was hard leaving him Sunday afternoon but I know that now I only have 45 more days until he comes home for awhile. Sunday morning when we was eating breakfast at this resturant, this elderly man came up to JB and shook his hand and told him how much he apperciated what he was doing and thanked him for joining and for fighting for him and his family's freedom. I cried and my heart just swelled with pride.


Here he is!!!! Don't he look nice? Hmmm... I don't know what key I have hit to make these pictures look big and small?. Sorry. Ok, on with my story. We pulled into Radcliff Thursday afternoon. After eating supper, my sister, Emily, Abbie, and I decided to go for a ride. Just to see where we would be going Friday morning. No one bothered to tell us that when you take the Fort Knox ramp that was it. One way in and one way out. So, we ended up at the guard check in post. I am asked for id, I start pulling out my license and then I'm asked what is my reason for entering. I start laughing and tell them that I was being nosey. The guard just looks at me and then wants to see everyone else's id. The whole time my sister,Teisha, is about to stroke. I finally tell them that I was to be at this certain place in the morning to see my son and I was just looking to see where I was suppose to go. The guard then directs me to pull over. Now I am the one about to stroke. Teisha is sitting in the back seat about to cry saying that we all was going to jail. The guard comes up to my window asked me whom I was to see and what rank, then gives me direction on how to get to the place. He tells me if I get stop to tell them that I am making a dry run. Also that I'm not to talk to any soldiers or anyone( okay, I was just told to tell someone that I was making a dry run, so, now who and who not am I to talk to) . Took us exactly 10 minutes to find the place where the cermony is going to be held and we got the hello out of there. I was as nervous as a cat in a room filled with rocking rockers. Teisha, well, she was laying down in the seat, saying we are going to jail, we are going to jail. Yup, one way in and one way out. No, we didn't get stopped but did get lost going back to the motel.