Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ryder Loeb

Life can be tough for a little fella....

This is Ryder Loeb sporting his first black eye!

Cheap toy!

When Ryder's mom, Leah sent me this shot she said, you buy all these neat toys and they can play for hours with a simple fly swatter. Ain't it the truth?

"Sport Confusion"

Little Ryder can't decide if he's going to play ball for the cardinals or be a calf roper!

I'm so glad Leah keeps her camera handy and gets these great shots. In a few short years these photographs will mean so much to her.
So this is your reminder, keep your camera with you at all times!

Thanks Leah for sending me these photos. Dan & I enjoy them so much.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

McGee's Menagerie

First off let me apologize to my blog readers who receive the blog in their email. Yesterday when I finished typing the title I accidently hit the enter button. This automatically published the blog, with just a title and no content. I then hit the edit button and added my content. Sooooo, email readers only got the title. So sorry, click HERE to read yesterdays blog entry.
Todays post is a sampling of our little zoo. Simply click on the photo to enlarge it. Enjoy!
Dan teaching the paint mare to stand on the pedestal.

Dan working with the Zebu.

Dan working with the paint mare on her bowing technique.

Cousin It and his buddy. How about Cousin It's new do?

Okay, when my ears are back, I'm not amused!

I'm a little fuzz ball!

Don't I know you from somewhere?

Tell us, tell us, tell us, we're all ears!

Paint Mini
The Grey Zebu and his buddy the Yak.
Zebu's are sometimes called miniature Brahmas.
The red Zebu in a training session.

Hey Lady! I've had enough of this picture taking business, I'm out of here!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1000 + miles!

That is what Dan figured he drove this past weekend. It all started on Saturday. Kelly came down for a jewelry show on Saturday night and Dan figured since we wouldn't be home he would go to Scotts Hill, Tn to a horse sale. We used to go there quite a bit. The sale barn changed hands and we haven't been in a while. Saturday after we closed the store we headed home and I started cutting grass and Dan started getting stock ready for the sale. Dan left about 3 o'clock and I cut grass until about 3:30 then went in and got cleaned up for the jewelry party. Once again we had a great time at the party with some really fun folks. We got home about 9:30 and went out to feed then back in to watch the bull riding. For some reason it didn't come on until 11:30 Saturday night and I didn't make it 'til then. I woke up some time during the night and heard Dan & Kelly just talking away. The next thing I remember it was 6am and I thought about our mare that was due on Saturday and still hadn't delivered so I jumped up and started looking for her....still no baby. I went back to bed. I woke up at 7 when the phone rang. I heard Dan talking to Matt. We had made plans to go to Dyersburg, Tn on Sunday to meet Matt and pick up the Zebu calves that Dan would be training for a rodeo act. Dan was telling him we would have to meet him later than planned. This was the interesting part. The night before when Dan went to the horse sale he had taken Ned & Kelly's trailer that they had for sale. He sold it. However, he had bought some stock so the fellow that bought it said just take it on home and bring it to him Sunday morning. Finally we had a plan concocted. Dan, Kelly and I would take the trailer to Savannah, Tn and meet Charlie. Then we would come home and get the other trailer and go to Dyersburg, Tn and meet Matt. Kelly would go on home to Columbia and skip the trip to Dyersburg. When we got to Savannah we met Charlie at the Huddle House. Breakfast. While we were eating Dan said while we're here we should go on up to Crump, Tn (about 2 miles) and check at the Flea Mkt for some paddles for our pedal boat. Okay, lets go. So we went on to the flea mkt. bought a couple of paddles and headed back home. Kelly loaded up and headed home and we hooked up the other trailer and headed back toward Savannah on our way to Dyersburg. By now it is about 11:15 and we still have a long day ahead of us. It is about a 3 hour drive to Dyersburg. We aren't really going to Dyersburg we are going to Obion, Tn. Obion is about 20 minutes east of Dyersburg. Seems further when you've never been there. About the time we get off the hiway at our exit the fuel light comes on so we go into the little town of Obion for diesel and lunch. It was one stop shopping at the Lil General. The only thing open in town. We get to the Mulvaney's (where we are meeting Matt) and wait for another 30 minutes or more on Matt to get there. It was so good to see my baby boy. I haven't seen him since Christmas. He unloaded his stock, Zebu's, a Yak, a Zebra, two mares in foal to a Zebra, miniature horses and a riding horse. Dan wanted the Zebu's that he will be training to be castrated. The Mulvaney's had a squeeze chute there in the pens where we had stock so "Doctor" Matt had to do a little surgery. With that chore out of the way the tack trading began. Watching Dan & Matt trade is always a lot of fun. They are just alike with neither one wanting to give and inch. Dan's dad was quite a trader. The trading gene is very strong. Amanda Mulvany was out there with Payton who is about 17 months old and just a precious little thing. Amanda is pregnant with another baby girl. That doesn't slow this gal down one bit. At 5:30 we are ready to leave, we say our good byes and pull out. A little ways down the road my cell phone rings. Matt. He forgot to give Dan $20 he owes him. Okay we'll go on down to the Lil General and meet you there. We all get to the Lil General and Amanda pulls in (Matt was going to follow her to another farm to look at some yearlings and 2 year olds). Amanda says we passed her husband Lee on the way to town and she is going back for him he wants to see the stock. Okay, we'll wait. After we visit with Lee we decide we'll just follow them to the other farm too. So off we all go. Finally, we hit the road about 7pm. Got home about 10 and still had to unload and feed. We were really tired but it was a good day. And a good weekend. I got to spend time with both my kids and that made all the driving worthwhile. Here are some photos from our trip. Enjoy!
My baby boy!

Ain't he cute?

Payton & Amanda in the ranch ride!


Cousin It?

It was a hot & windy day.

Precious Payton.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quick note....

Just a quick little blog note to let you know that it is 4:45 (pm of course) here at the ole Shamrock and I have so much to tell about my fantabulous weekend that I won't have time to get it all down and load the photos in 15 minutes. Okay now it is 4:47, whewwww! Soooooo, tomorrows blog will be packed with info and photos and all that good stuff.

Now for another quick note. Contest! There will be another contest in May.
Kay's May Giveaway!
Catchy huh? April and I came up with that at lunch today..... We're really, really smart or we're really, really bored.
Not sure yet what the giveaway will be, but trust me, it will be good!
Stay tuned for more details.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow. Must go now, it's QUITTING time!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Matt!!

As of 5:42 am this morning I am officially the mother of a 30 year old. UNBELIEVABLE!
Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday our little preemie entered this world. He was no bigger than nothin' and I am not embarrassed to admit I was scared of the little bugger. I don't think Dan was as scared of him because he took charge, as he always does, and everything worked out just fine. I soon got the hang of the mommy thing and it was smooth sailing. He has grown into a fine young man with a wonderful wife and continues to make us proud of all his many accomplishments.
Dan & I will be going to Tennessee tomorrow to meet Matt & Mary and pick up some cattle. I'm really glad this worked out on this weekend so I can be with him on his birthday weekend, even if just for a little while. Life is Good!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Some days are just like that!

Yesterday was a crazy, crazy day! We stayed busy with orders, repairs and embroidery. I'm still a little under the weather but I'm feeling better. I really need to get to feeling better the weather is great. When I left the store yesterday at a little after 5pm Greta's thermometer said 89*. Crazy, I know. At first I thought "poor Greta, her thermometer isn't working," but then I passed the bank and sure enough, 89*. Our last few trucks have had thermometers but not my car. I'm just now getting used to looking up to check the temp. Funny the habits we get into and out of. Today is suppose to be even warmer. This weekend is suppose to be rain free so I will cut the grass. I love cutting grass. I get this from my dad. I think it is his only hobby.

Dan and I have spent a lot of time this week reflecting on the past. You see, our baby boy, our first born will turn 30 tomorrow. It must be something about your children having milestone birthdays that cause you to do this. I guess most of our conversations have centered around the theme of how fast time flies by. And you know it really does. Doesn't the Bible say time is a vapor? Makes you wonder why we worry about some of the insignificant things that we worry about when in the blink of an eye that "problem" will be replaced by something that is probably just as trivial. I was reading last week about a fellow who was having truck troubles and nothing seemed to be going right in his attempt to fix the problem. His wife who was trying to coordinate repair shop visits from hundreds of miles away reported that her husband told her, "it's not really a problem if it can be fixed with money." These are definitely words to live by. I hope I can remember this next time I think I have a problem. You may have to remind me!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Closet Cleaning

It's that time of year. You know, when you pack up the sweaters and turtlenecks and replace them with your shorts and T shirts. Definitely one of my favorite chores. No seriously, I like changing out my closet. I don't really clean it, I just remove and replace. Almost the same thing, right? Dan and I, mostly I, have too much stuff. I have too many clothes in too many sizes. Too much stuff that I don't and probably won't ever wear. I'm not sure why I can't say good bye to a lot of this "stuff". We live in a fairly large house. It was perfect when there was six of us. Now that there is only two it is waaaay to big. Now here is the interesting part. Our house has 10 regular closets and 3 linen closets and I am using every one of them! Okay, two of them have coats in them but otherwise it's my stuff. I know, that's bad. My name is Kay and I'm a pack rat. Is there a 12 step program for me? Here's where it gets real interesting. Five of the ten closets are in the back part of the house. The part we no longer use, except I guess for the closets. We told Ned and Kelly that when they sell their place in Tennessee and move to Alabama they can have the back part of the house. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, a sitting room/office, five closets and 2 linen closets. This means I must get rid of a lot of stuff. What am I waiting for? I work better under pressure. I guess I think Ned & Kelly will call one day and say we sold our place, come help us pack and I'll be thrown into high gear and go at everything like a demented monkey. This is when I will be depending on you, my friends, to save me. To help me get everything done. To save my sanity because I am a procrastinator. So when the call comes don't be surprised. In the mean time I'll just change things around from closet to closet.....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The ole allergies hit me, and hit me hard yesterday! I'm functioning very, very slowly today. I hate allergies. And I hate the way I feel while I'm taking allergy meds. It's a no-win situation. I did get lucky with some new meds today. Daddy had a doctors appointment today (regular check-up) . After the doc was through giving him a good report I casually asked him if, as long as all this crap I was blowing out of my nose was clear I shouldn't worry about it being an infection, right? He said most of the time. Then he said, and this is the good part, I'll get you some stuff. He came back with 2 bags full of samples. Three weeks worth! Three weeks worth of the good stuff, not the old ordinary over the counter stuff. The weather is gorgeous and should stay that way through the weekend. I just couldn't stand not feeling good when the weather was begging me to come outside and play!

Now about yesterdays blog entry. Kathy, my cousin who should blog, claims she knew all about the little tab. I don't really know how she would know this because she doesn't cook. As a matter of fact that is what she said. "Yep, I knew about it, but I don't I never use it. LOL" I told you she would be a great blogger, she knows something about everything and if she doesn't she knows somebody to ask.

I'm watching the clock today because when we close the store I'm heading over to Mother's for some chicken stew. My Mother makes great chicken stew, and when her little dumpling isn't feeling good it's chicken stew to the rescue. Yummm Yummm

Monday, April 20, 2009

Did you know?......

........ about the little place on the end of the Reynolds wrap box? The little place that you can push in and it holds the roll of reynolds wrap in the box? I didn't know about it....not one inkling about it. It's not only on the reynolds wrap box but on the handi wrap, wax paper and any box that has a roll of something in it. I still wouldn't know about it if it weren't for my Woman's Day Magazine. They casually mentioned it and I immediately went to the cabinet and checked it out. Lo and behold there it was. Plain as day. Why had I never seen this before? I have bought hundreds of rolls of foil, plastic and wax paper. I had never noticed this before. I mentioned it in my Pilates class and they too were surprised to hear about it. A couple of gals had also seen the Woman's Day magazine and like me, immediately checked it out. Donna said she mentioned it at Church and a lady friend of hers who is an excellent cook said it had been that way for years...... So much for my "oh, they just started doing that theory." Now I ask you, don't you think something of this importance should be announced in BIG, BOLD letters in a prominent place on the box? Any of us that pull the entire roll of reynolds wrap out every time we need a piece needed to know this. We need things that make our lives easier. We need all the helpful hints we can get.
Am I making too much of this?
I think not!
Now that I know one of the greatest secrets of the kitchen I vow to share it with the world. ( or my faithful blog readers) Did you know about this? If so let me know. I'm curious. Just to prove I'm not making it up I've included photos. Now, if you haven't already, head for the kitchen and check it out for yourself.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Blogger Block

I guess that's what I have today. I had so much I wanted to tell about last weekend and now that I got that out of my feeble mind and onto the blog I'm BLANK. I have nothing, nada, zilch, zero.....
I can tell you that this has been an absolutely beautiful day! The kind that cold, damp days make you look forward to. It is 72* and sunny. Spring is definitely in the air!
I'll enjoy what I can of it because the rain comes back tomorrow and Sunday then cold again Monday & Tuesday. We're on the weather roller coaster! We may stay on the weather roller coaster until the ole thermometer hits about 93* and then we'll be stuck there.
Okay, I'm going back to work now. Maybe something exciting will happen to me and I can tell you all about it!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Today marks one year since I started blogging. I began on our other website, Dan & Kay McGee. When I started having trouble posting photos on the other website I moved my blog here to blogspot.
It has definitely been a fun and interesting year. I've tried to come up with something interesting everyday. So sorry that didn't happen. What did happen was that some days I just didn't blog and some days what I told you wasn't interesting at all. Again, I'm sorry. Life is just like that......Get over it.
One important thing that I've come to understand is that whether you are telling about your everyday boring life, one of your exciting adventures, or about how much you love and appreciate your family, you are forced to think about it thoroughly. Not just a passing thought, but a serious how & why is this important to me thought. A lot soul searching takes place in this process. I recommend everybody write a blog for at least one year. It can be great therapy and I'll read it!

I have several friends that I have told over and over to start writing a blog. Finally, Lauren Jarrett took me up on it. There is a link to her blog on the left side of the page click on it and enjoy. Lauren & Kelly have been great friends since they were in Jr. High School. Lauren and her family live in Summerville, Ga. Are you wondering how Lauren and Kelly got to be friends? It's because in this wacky rodeo world we live in you go to rodeos and ropings and barrel races all over the country and get to be friends with kids from everywhere. Okay, back to Lauren's blog. I know it will be great. Lauren is an Ag teacher in Ga. See, it's already got your curiosity peaked. A girl Ag teacher you ask....Yes! I'm sure she could do an entire blog just about her school activities but this is a gal that travels and rides and rodeos and has a lot of interesting things going on. Sooooo, check it out, I know you will enjoy it.

Now, my cousin Kathy would be a great blogger too! I've begged her to write a blog. Never have I known anyone that goes more and does more than this gal. When she traveled to Africa she would send emails home describing their trip. They were fabulous. They were so good the other travelers ask her to send them on to their families too. So, Kathy here is one more request, please start a blog. You can do it from your blackberry!

Have you ever considered writing a blog? It is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends that don't live close and even those that do! Blogspot is FREE so give it a try and let me know about your blog so I can put it on my list!

Thanks for being my faithful blog readers and here's to another year of sometimes interesting and sometimes not so interesting glimpses into my life.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Exciting Weekend, Part 3

I know what you're thinking.... How can it get any better?

A car.

A boat.

What else?

How about a pony for the grandbaby? Yes, the grandbaby that won't be here until August. That's one of the things I love about Dan, he plans ahead! He actually tried to buy this pony at the horse sale last month but the lady "no sale"ed him. So he was pretty excited to see him back again this month. He knew he wouldn't let him get away this time. Dan plans to rope on him for the next several years and have him ready for the grandbaby. Did I mention that Dan plans ahead? I guess you have figured out by now that this is not a little bitty pony. He's a big stout chunk of a pony! He is a bay roan. Dan likes to name horses based on their color like, bay, blackie, sorrelly, yeller...... you get the picture. I didn't want my grandbabies pony to be named "Roany". I wanted something catchy. So we kind of compromised with, are you ready for this?

"Macaroni"! Macaroni the roany pony. Don't you just love it? Ned & Kelly liked it too. (They did have the final say.) Here is Macaroni's blog debut. I bet he'll be back often.....

click on the photo to enlarge it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Exciting Weekend, Part 2

Okay, Greta was just the beginning of my exciting weekend. It just kept getting better and better. Lucky for you I took photos. Remember I told you yesterday that Kelly and I were pressed for time to buy Greta because Dan and Ned were heading out to a horse sale?
Guess what Dan bought for us?
You're not going to guess so I'm going to have to tell you.........
A peddle boat!
I know!
At the HORSE sale!
Anyway it is super cool and we put it in the pond Sunday afternoon and peddled our legs off. After we got in Dan realized we needed something to help us get out into the water better so he told Ned to get him a T-post off the farm truck that we brought the peddle boat out to the pasture in. We used the T-post like a gondola pole. We are rednecks......and proud of it! We had a blast. When we had had enough Ned & Kelly got in and took their turn. Last fall Dan & I made a few trips to Colbert Ferry Landing to take photos of the wildlife in that area. We were somewhat limited to what we could do being stuck on the bank and all. Dan said then that he was going to get us some kind of little boat that we could cruise around the slough in. All the birds seemed to be on the other side. Imagine that! We had plenty of offers from people wanting to lend us their boats. We just didn't take them up on their offers. Now, all we have to do is get us a couple of life jackets and Dan says we need some paddles so when our legs get tired we can row for a while, and we are good to go. The peddle boat even has a place behind the seats for a small cooler. Snacks. Perfect. The funniest part of our big boating adventure was the reaction of the mares and the donkeys. They absolutely did not know what to think. I think their expressions say it all.

The exciting weekend didn't end with the peddle boat, check in tomorrow for part 3......

Here are some photos of us enjoying our cruise......

Our new peddle boat "the pelican"

Dan & Kay, check out our redneck gondola pole

We're cruising at full throttle now.....

See how useful a T-post can be....
The mares were "wound up"

Ned & Kelly taking their turn...

The blue roan mare is due the 1st part of May. Do you think she'll make it?

Peddling on in and picking up speed....

Even Wilbur picked his head up from eating to have a better look!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Meet Greta the Grand Caravan!

Yep! I did it! I bought a myself a van. Not just any van, a Dodge Grand Caravan with Stow & Go seating! Sounds cool doesn't it? It is! Kelly and I named her Greta. Greta the Grand Caravan. Greta is a cool chick and has remote control sliding side doors, tons of storage, baby car seat latches, CD and cassette player, built in remote control garage door opener( I don't have a garage) and probably a bunch more stuff that I will figure out as we go. Greta isn't new she's an '05 model. Plenty new enough for me. I've been driving Blackie the Blazer that is a '94. When Tinker, our local used car dealer was in the store last week we asked him if he had anything he thought would work for me. He said he had the perfect vehicle. Of course he said that, he's a used car dealer. When Ned and Kelly came down on Friday Kelly and I went down for a test drive. To my amazement Ned even took Greta for a spin. (I've told you about Ned's mini-van theory.... most accidents involve mini-vans) I decided to buy her. Dan & Ned were fixing to leave and go to a horse sale so Kelly and I were buying a car in the middle of all the Tornado warnings. When we were at the car lot everybody that worked there just left. Not me, I was buying a car. Finally Tinker said, "just take it home with you and come back tomorrow." Is it insured? Yes. Okay, Bye! Went back Saturday and closed the deal. I'm very pleased to have a reliable vehicle that I can get in and go to Columbia, Tn if need be. You know when that grandbaby gets here I'll keep the roads hot. Blackie the Blazer was fine for trips from home to the store with an occasional stop at Big Star. But I may need to be a traveling Grandmother and now I'm ready.

This was a wonderful weekend! Buying Greta is only the tip of the iceberg! Check back to find out what all else we got this weekend.

Here is a shot of Greta. Ain't she purty?

Friday, April 10, 2009

We Have a WINNER!!

We had sooo much fun with our "first" contest. Yes, there will be more! Check back often! And check the website often as we are updating many items!

Hands down the most liked item on the website were the lap top cases! Soooooo, be on the lookout for a lap top case to be given away in an upcoming contest!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated!!

And now THE WINNER IS.................

Drum roll, PLEASE...........


Congratulations Ashley!
We hope you enjoy your new handbag!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

WIN this Beautiful Western Handbag!

Yep! I'm having my first contest! It starts today! I am soooo excited! Our website is sponsoring the contest and the prize is this cowprint handbag with spots and rhinestones along the bottom. It's one of our most popular bags and I know you'll like it! It retails for $30 on our website but it can be yours for free!!! I can't wait for someone to win. Oh, you're a guy and you don't carry cool western handbags? You have a wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece or lady friend don't you? Then enter you can score mucho grande points with a gift like this! We'll be having monthly contests with different prizes each month. This contest is being promoted on FaceBook and through my email address book. The rest of the contests won't be. You will have to check back on a regular basis to find out about them! Read this entry carefully for all the details and Good Luck!

Alrighty, here we go, below is the info on how you enter to win this super duper cool handbag!

1) Go to our website and look around. Come back here and leave me a comment, including your first and last name, telling me what item you liked best at the website. It doesn't have to be a handbag! (hint: the item most liked will probably end up being in one of the next contest!) Easy enough huh?

Want another chance to win?

Okay you got it!

2) Go to your own website or blog page and put a link on there to our website then come back here and leave ANOTHER comment, including your first and last name, telling me that you did that and include a link to your website or blog so I can check it out.

Don't have a website or blog? Don't worry you can have another chance to win too!

Email 5 friends and tell them about (copy to me at then come back here and leave me a comment telling me you sent the emails.

IMPORTANT DETAILS: You must do option #1 to be entered. Option #2 is a bonus! When you leave your comment you MUST leave me your FIRST and LAST name on both comments! Comments will be numbered and the winner chosen by random draw. That's why you don't want to leave one comment for both option #1 and #2. Two comments mean 2 chances to win! Contest ends Thursday April 9th at midnight. Winner will be announced Friday, April 10th. I will announce the winner's name here on the blog and the winner will have to email me and we will work out delivery details.

Easy Peazy! and loads of fun for you and me both.

Good Luck!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sewing & Barrel Racing

Mother Nature is sooooo confused! It is April 6th and the temperature is 40*, windy with sleet coming down and snow is in the forecast for tonight! YIKES! I hate cold weather. I can tolerate it in the winter but April? That is ridiculous!

The weather was beautiful for the weekend and we spent it at the barrel race and sewing. I didn't win anything Saturday but I did on Sunday and was tickled about that. The barrel race was a great chance to visit and catch up with friends that I don't see often enough. When Kelly was down last Tuesday & we went to Hobby Lobby and bought some material to make her some maternity tops. I took 2 years of Home Ec in high school. I learned a lot about sewing not so much about cooking though. The sewing skills I learned have served me well. When my children were small I made almost all of their clothes. I would sew almost every day. Kelly has free time and wants to make herself some clothes. I think this is great. Kelly can sew and has a really nice embroidery/sewing machine that is Disney Licensed, she can embroidery all the disney characters! She just hasn't done any sewing where you follow a pattern. So we started Saturday night after the barrel race with our first sewing lesson. We cut out the pattern. Cut out the material and started in on our first project. We got up Sunday morning and started in on it again. Had to take a break to go to the barrel race. When we got home from the barrel race we finished it up! I was so proud of Kelly and her sewing. I had to take photos of her modeling her new maternity top! Enjoy!
BIG announcement coming tomorrow! Check it out!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Safe & Sound

Well we're still here. Lots of rain and wind but no twisters here. They were all around us though. Ahhhhh, the joys of spring in the south!

This has already been "one of those days". First thing this morning I turned on the dryer. I usually do this every morning, put clothes from washer to dryer. Put more clothes in the washer. Then tomorrow do it all over again! Sorry, back to my dilema, the dryer just groaned at me. It would not completely start. Just a groan that got weaker until it finally just stopped. Doesn't sound good does it? I didn't think so. That groan might have been my clothes dryers way of saying bye......I had a load of bath towels in the washer so I got out the drying rack. Do you have a drying rack? You should. Very useful. I hung all the towels on the drying rack. I'm now at work hoping Snickers doesn't think that I did that for his amusement! I guess we'll find out about 5:15 when we get home. When I get to work I turn on the computer and check the mail. This means I am mostly sitting there hitting the delete button about a hundred times. (I do read my emails that aren't junk and respond to those that require a response.) Today I started getting a pop up about a virus. I hit the appropriate "send it to the virus vault" button. Then in a few minutes I would get the same pop up again. Long story short, Oh wait none of my stories are short..... I called Bill Stephens, my computer doctor. He proceeded to talk me through a few things. No luck. So now the computer is at the computer hospital for treatment. Luckily they were caught up and Doctor Bill went right to work on the problem. Hopefully I will get the call this afternoon that the procedure was a success and that the patient can come home! Dan was afraid I would go into Computer Withdrawal. I reminded him that I have a laptop.
I took some photos of a friend Wednesday for his yearbook. He's in the top ten of his class academically! Cool huh? Okay, I'm not sure how to spell academically because I wasn't in the top anything of my class. All I know for sure today is that my dryer ain't working and my computer is in the hospital. Bummer!

Did you notice that I have 3 baby due date widgets on the left side of the page? That's because Kelly doesn't like the original one. I have tried to use other ones but no luck installing them. Then yesterday blogspot had these available. I put 2 more on here for her to pick her favorite. I haven't heard yet which one she likes best. Until I hear I guess we'll have 3 baby widgets.

Barrel race tomorrow and Sunday at Longhorn R arena in Tuscumbia. Be there or be square.

Big announcement coming next week. Don't miss it!

Colt Abernathy, senior, Central High School, Florence, Alabama.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Kelly,

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Yep, today is Kelly's 28th birthday. ( I know what you're thinking and you're right, I'm not old enough to have a child that is 28, but I do.)

Kelly is the light of our life! Our children are truly our blessings. When Kel was born we knew our little family was complete. We can't imagine life without her smile and kind heart. Kelly has never, ever done anything half-way. She is definitely an over achiever. She can do anything she sets her mind to and has accomplished tremendous things. She and Ned make the perfect couple. We know she will be a great mommy and look forward to enjoying this part of her life as well.

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Your Mom & Dad love you more than you can ever imagine!!!

Amazing....2 posts in one day!

It was definitely her time to go.....

Goodbye Megan Joy. You know, tattoo girl from American Idol. You surely didn't think I was really going to skip blogging about Idol this week did you? I liked Megan at first. However, I think that unusual voice and odd style of hers that drew me to her in the first place became annoying after a while. Did you feel it too? I kinda think she was ready to go home too. I guess she knew she wasn't going to win and she had made the tour so why not go on home to her baby. Anoop may be next. I think he's been skating on thin ice for a couple of weeks now. I was a little surprised that Allison was in the bottom 3, do you think it was the outfit? Note to self..."Don't ever put on an outfit like that and go out in public!" My fave Danny Gokey is staying strong. Chris Allen is making progress and climbing the ladder. Scott McIntyre is everybody's favorite. And yes I still like Adam Lambert. It's hard for me to forget his take on "Ring of Fire", but I do like him. And yes, he will probably win the whole thing. But, like Dan says, "he should be that good, he is a professional."

Storms are coming! The area schools have let out early. We are checking the radar fairly often. Apparently conditions are favorable for tornadoes. We'll see. We have false alarms alot. In our neck of the woods anything can happen. If I don't post a blog tomorrow you might want to check on us.

Okay, I found out that some of my blog readers are reading my blog while they are suppose to be working. heehee! This is just fine and dandy with me but work filters prevent them from commenting. Bummer!! Thanks for emailing me with this info. Not sure how this is going to affect my big surprise but I'll work on it. Now if you missed my plea for comments here it is again. I need you to comment so I can check out a few things. If your filters don't allow you to comment let me know that too.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I know it's been a while since I posted photos. Mainly because I haven't been taking very many. I do have my list of "spring shots" and I took advantage of us being out Saturday.
We had been to the exotic animal sale in Belmont, Ms and we were coming back up the Natchez Trace around 5pm and decided to stop at Rock Springs and see how high the creek was. To our surprise it wasn't very high so we went along the trail and got some pretty good shots. There were some cool flowers. And, as usual, the foot bridge holds some sort of mystique that I can't resist. The shots of the Iris was taken Saturday morning at my house. I was getting in the car to go to the store when I noticed they were blooming. Out came the camera and I started shooting away! I love the color of my Iris'. The different shades of purple are amazing and the water droplets just added something extra to the shot. I just have one request. Please leave a comment. I am working on the "something special project" and I need to check a few things. Thanks & Enjoy!