Saturday, March 28, 2009

last night.....


Last night was our annual rotary rodeo here in our home town. I was runner #7 in the barrel racing. I usually don't watch the other runners for I'm so nervous before I compete. My neice was 3 runners ahead of me and I do watch her. She had a nice run going until she got to the second barrel, her mare decided to duck on that second but Sam stopped her and got her going in the right direction and whipped all the way thru the pattern, she ended up with a no-time for breaking the pattern. I have been having trouble with Dass running up the wall with me on the first so when I got to the first barrel, I sat down on her and jerked and jerked way too much for we knocked it over. I then knew I really had to make up some time for I just got a 5 second penality, the second barrel was good, then the 3rd, yup I got it too. So...I had another 5 second penality added. I would have had a time of 14,8 but after my penalities it was 24.8. I got told that if I hadn't hit those barrels I would have been in the money. GEE, thanks, that was just what I wanted to hear after running in front of my home town and knocking 2 barrels over. But you know, it happens, it doesn't matter who you are or what you are running , hitting barrels is something that happens. I do know that out of 13 runners last night there was more that hit barrels than those who left them standing. The times of those runners who left them standing was a good 2 seconds or more than what mine would have been. Right now, Brian is sitting in 2nd in bull riding. He scored a 73 only 3 bull riders was able to make it to the whistle. There was some good bulls there. I guess tonight will tell the score on whether Brian is still in the money. They will combine last night and tonight to see who places. I really dislike the 2 night rodeos. For you can only ride one night out of the two. Oh well.....I had fun and my mare was running for me last night, I was the problem.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Houston, Mississippi rodeo Feb.09

videoIf you will notice how the horses tied up at gate start acting up, it's cause me and Dass was tearing up some things trying to get in gate. these speed horses have trouble getting in the gate and it usually takes other people on horses poning me in. The announcer sometimes have to tell people to clear the gate when I'm coming in and to have the gate and alleyway cleared when coming out. We don't have any brakes.lol

I'm still alive or so I think I am.........

This is a photo of me, my neice Sam, and her Dad Chris(who is my ex brother-in-law). This was taken the other night at the rodeo at Ashland. Sam rodeos with me and let me tell ya, that lil gal can ride.lol Chris trains horses and has helped me a great deal with Dass and is working now with my bay mare Jazz.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and well-wishes. I'm finally getting back on track. Jon Brandon came home Saturday for 30 days and then it's back to where he will be protecting our freedom. He went the other day and got his 'meat tags'. It's his dog tags with all his info tattooed on his rib cage. I'm fixing to get me another one. It's gonna be a cross and I'm having it put on my shoulder. Now don't worry it's not going to be huge, probably more like 2 inches or smaller. I have been wanting something done before JB left out. Jb and me talked about different things for me to get, I wanted his calvary swords but he said what if he changed to something else and there I would be with the swords. So....we decided to do the cross. Faith is what has gotten me this far and faith will continue on carrying me and JB thru this time. There is one thing about my tattoos, they are covered up, and what I wear no one can see them. It's just something personal for me. I was without internet for awhile. I changed from dail-up to DSL. Man, I am loving this new DSL. It doesn't take 30 minutes to download just one picture.lol I'm going to try today to get to your blogs but if time doesn't allow me, I will be there in the morning. I have a rodeo tonight here in my home town. It's our annual PCA rodeo. I'm running that crazy app, and just hoping that she doesn't run up the wall with me on that first barrel. We have been having trouble with her doing that here lately. JB is going to be there to help support me and I'm excited to just be able to hear him hollar when I come thru the gate. When I come thru that gate, alot of times the world just shuts down for me. The only thing I can hear is the beating of my heart and the beating of Dass's heart as they become one. There is only two people that I can hear during that time, It's Chris hollaring kick, kick, kick,......and JB hollaring for his Mama to go. So.....today will find me doing some housework, getting our clothes ready for tonight, getting Dass her bath, loading up and heading to the rodeo. Sam and I will be doing barrels, afterwards it will be time for the bull riding. I won't be able to see my 2 cowboys ride, but I will watch my soldier-cowboy pull the rope and help his brother-cowboy(Brian) get down on his bull and maybe hopefully ride for 8 seconds and bring home a check. Once again, my family is complete, each and everyone of us back at the rodeo, P-town better look out for 'the rodeo beaners' are back in town.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Introducing.........MONKEY TOES......


After we sat and waited all day at the hospital, finally at 4:15 Jen was ready to push. Our younger sister Teisha was going to be in there with Jen but when it got time for the action to start, she changed her mind. I was standing out in the hallway, Jen's door open, and out came Teisha with her coat in one hand and her purse in the other hauling tail out of there. She didn't slack up when she passed me and told me to get in there she couldn't handle it. Weell......I didn't let any grass grow under my feet, I went! AFter 3 pushes the nurses was looking for the doctor. When the doctor came in the room he told Jen to breath thru it and in just a min we would have a baby. I looked up at the t.v. and yup, Cowgirls don't cry was on. Where was I standing, you ask? Now, that's a dumb question, just where do you think I was? Your right, I was down there with all the action. When she came into this world Jen asked me was she okay, I looked at Jen and told her yes and it was Monkey Toes!!!!! I wanted to put my hands on her soo bad but Sam( the big sister) wanted to be the first so Aunie just had to wait. After they got her cleaned up and Jen tended to, I went to the door and got Barry(Jen's hubby(he passes out at the sigh of blood) and Sam. The nurse laid the baby in Sam's arms and that's when my heart busted. I finally got my hands on her and yes, I did whisper in her ear for only her and God to hear. Then I sang Happy Birthday. Why even Jon Brandon was there and he was the next in line to hold her. My lil soldier boy broke down crying for he was soo scared he was going to miss seeing this lil one for he was leaving out two days later.
Oh, you want to know her name and all that other stuff?. Sorry, I have done dubbed her as Monkey Toes but I will tell ya what's on her birth certificate. Let's see....... what is her name............ Oh, Karley Jo a.k.a MONKEY TOES. She weighed in a 7lb 3 oz. Just think how big she would have been if she had made it to the end of March.
Monkey Toes and Mom is doing just great, they came home late Wednesday night and so far making it just fine. I haven't been over to see Monkey Toes for I have had the crud but just as soon as I'm over this, I'm going to get in some rocking time. Yea, I'm anxious to get in some bonding time with Monkey Toes.
OH Monkey Toes, Oh Monkey toes, how I love thee soo..............