Sunday, June 29, 2008


I stayed at the hospital Friday night with my Aunt. She didn't sleep any during the night she has her days and nights mixed up. She wants to hold your hand the whole time that you are there so I didn't get any sleep that night. I came home Saturday morning with the intentions of getting me some rest then getting up and washing clothes and cleaning house. Well, just about the time I was drifting off to lala land my hubby comes in and says he has 3 cows that are out, so up I get. We look and look and couldn't find them. Came back to house and started gathering up clothes then my cell phone goes off playing 'MAMA'S DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS....' I answer and my son wanted to know if I was at home and I said yes well he informs me that he is on is way to my house with hay for us to unload and put up. So the basket of clothes get throwed into the laundry room. We finish unloading and then my phone rings again, it's hubby. He has found tracks from the cows and needs help trying to locate them. I glance at the pile of clothes and tell ok but I have got to wash clothes asap. All of us head out looking for cows everyone going in different directions. After awhile we come back to house to refuel 4wheelers and I gather more clothes up to start washing and throw a load in washer, phone rings again, hubby again, he has found cows but needs help herding them into a neighbors pasture. I tell him okay but I have clothes to wash. It takes us a while to herd them but we do and I head back home with intentions to wash clothes. I throw the wet clothes in dryer and try to start another load in washer phone rings again. I answer yea what's your mainest problem now, don't you know I'm trying to wash clothes..... hubby got another project that he needs help on. So another load of clothes gets throwed into room and forgot about. I finally get back to house it's now after 9 I have had about 2 hours sleep since Friday morning and my tail is dragging and one can not get into laundry room for all the clothes. I take a look at the pile of clothes and think I have clothes to wash but........I'm going to bed

Friday, June 27, 2008

Just an update on my Aunt. Yesterday she was moved to a step-down part of the icu. She is able to use her right side but not much movement on her left. They removed a part of her skull and put it in her stomach until they can go back in there and replace it. She does have movement on her right side but not much on her left. The doctors are saying that if she comes home she will have to go to a nursing home. We don't know what the future holds for her but we are blessed to still have her and we will cross that bridge when we come to it. thank you again for the prayers. The doctors are amazed that she is still with us and they have made the comment over and over again, that it was prayers and the bond she has that has with her family that has allowed her to make it this far.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I just want to thank all of you for your kind words and all the prayers. things have been turned upside down around here. My Mom's sister was complaining with a headache last Sunday so she went to the er. She walked into in the er but two hours later, she couldn't walk or talk. She was having a lot of bleeding on the brain. The done surgery to stop the bleeding and Thank God, the bleeding did stop. She has been in the icu for 9 days now. We all have been taking turns staying over there. I would like to ask if you would remember her and my family in your prayers. The doctors are saying that prayer is the only thing that has brought her this far.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

As I sit here and write this post my heart is heavy and has been for several weeks. I haven't been posting regular for I have been busy but the true reason I have kept myself busy is because of this one reason, my son, Jon Brandon. His time is getting very close to be deployed out. I have found that if I have something to do then my mind doesn't wander but inside I'm still crumbling. I kept thinking that maybe he wouldn't have to go but the other day I recieve my shirt from his troop that we are to wear to help support him and his troop and that's when it hit , this is for real. Yesterday he pulled out to go to some training and will be gone for awhile. I didn't even get to say goodbye. I don't like saying goodbye, I did text him yesterday and told him that I loved him. Hopefully, I will hear from him today. I have watched this child of mine grow up to be such a caring and mature man. He is full of compasion, love and is a born leader. I know that now his mind is on to defending our country but I do know that inside his heart is the love he has for his family, his little red-headed soon-to-be wife, the love for farming, animals, and the greastest love of all, God. I do know that he loves me, but I can't help but wonder if he knows how much I love him. For now his attention is on to protecting all of us and keeping our country safe, but I know that the minute he gets home, my little solider will be climbing on a tractor just to make another round, or climbing in the saddle to ride for a little solace time.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Well, we finally pulled the horse show off. I had to be at the ag center by 6 that Saturday morning to help set everything up. I was beginning to get worried that no one was going to show but by 10:30 everybody started showing up. We had a great horse show along with an awesome auction. I know that everyone is feeling the squeeze of having a hard time with money right now but let me tell ya, those people were buying cakes and pies for well over $60.00. Some of the cakes and pies went for well over $100.00. The concession stand brought in a good amount of money. Everything that sold was donated, so nothing came out of our pockets for expenses. At the end of the day the total amount was right at $5,000.00. During the auction, the guy doing the auction made a comment about whenever there is a need that these horse people would be there for ya. Well, yea we are but I like to think it's the southern hospitality. It's what us southerns do, when someone is need, we all pull together. I guess it's something about living in a small town where everyone knows everyone's business.