Little Dudes Enjoying their Texas Childhood and Making Lists and More Lists

One of the things we did in Texas was go to the JR Livestock show. It’s a BIG deal! Schools let out for it each year. Our friend, Shelby, that we met as she is one of Katy’s best friends – she is the one that stayed with us here in Nashville a couple of years ago and we gave her the Nashville experience. So Shelby’s daughter showed some cows – I’m not sure the proper names, lol. But she was the champion in her class. How awesome.

Here she is. I’m so impressed at how pretty the cows were. They have to wash and blow dry them. It takes a lot of brushing. It takes about a week to get them ready.

Little Roo’s best friend, Little H, from day care was there. River was eating his little baby rice cake. lol
I don’t know everyone’s names, but these are Katy’s buds and then Katy is in the maroon coat, Shelby to her right and then me.

Being there for bath time was fun.

This was our gift to him, the ball pit. And when Little H came over for the party, he loved it too! Look at that face!

So we are back now and all is fine. It is taking a little minute to get all transitioned in. There is so much to do. I still have lots of pics that I’ll share all through the weeks and try to relive each moment. It was too much to blog each morning like I used to do. No laptop and no time to really do it. Since Little Roo gets up early too, our days started early.

I sat at the airport and made several lists – grocery lists, a Target list, a bucket list, Mom’s list. The folks that make fun of our list making need to be thinking twice about that because they might not get what they want if they don’t get a spot on it. ha!

Anyway, I’m working on all my lists. There’s much to do. And some of it is fun stuff. I will try not to talk about how much time I need to do it all, but I do look forward to doing it. I used to play this game on the blog with myself, that I would write what I would do today if I were off. It kinda helped relieve some of the tension of wanting to do it all and do it all right now. I like my life to be in order and I don’t mind working to get it that way, but I like to have some spare time at the end too to relax.

So today if I were going to be home, I’d do the laundry, go to the grocery store, do a Target order, vacuum, empty the trash in all the rooms, put stuff up, dust, and begin putting out my normal decor. We have company coming to spend the night Saturday night. We eat breakfast with neighbors Saturday morning. So most of my getting ready will be done at night this week from this list I listed about what I would do today. I’ll have to do all those things at night.

George is taking Mom to get her car tags changed over to Wilson County. He’s off today. I’m jealous. Very jealous! But embrace what is and forge forward – not much lamenting over what cannot be. But I’m looking forward to being able to work on the house and some of the lists. Yee Ha. Anyway, glad to be back home, but we had a fabulous time and we are considering the possibility of a Hot Springs meet up on Katy’s spring break – for a long weekend. Six hours is not too bad of a trip and that is half way for each of us.

Oh and I have lots of doc appts to make, including the yukkie one – colonoscopy that I have put off for two years over the recommendation. Since polyps were removed it’s necessary to do this. I put it off in 2020 as I just didn’t want to do it. So 2021 was the year I needed to do it, then our spare time for self-care was zapped and given to Mom’s move and all her appointments – so that didn’t happen. This year 2022 is the year. At least we are not having to pack and move so I should have some time to sneak in some appts of my own – not that I want to.

Alright, I need to get ready and scoot on in to work. Hope you all have a great week this week. I may pop in for a quick bit in the morning but the next big blog entry will be Wednesday, Lord Willing. Then work is going to be a time suck this month as well as it’s quarter end/year end. Ooops I’m complaining. Or maybe just stating reality. We will go with that.

7 responses to “Little Dudes Enjoying their Texas Childhood and Making Lists and More Lists”

  1. Afternoon Sonya, Well I expect it’s still morning with you but hope you’ve had a safe trip into work. Bet it feels odd being back after your fun filled days away. However it won’t be for long you will be into the thick of things. I’m praying that the week won’t be as bad as you think it could be…I’ve loved all the photos of your time away. Wee River is such a little beauty, he is going to grow up a real Texan Cowboy. Glad you enjoyed your time at the Agricultural Show. Loved your description of the cow being prepared for showing LOL…you’ve know idea that work that goes on behind the scenes…..Anyway love hope you manage to get some things of your list tonight….Most IMPORTANT get your Colonoscopy booked…that should be at TOP of your to do list……Drive safely home, hope you see another nice sunset. God Bless

      • I’m glad lil’ bit was ok, but I was pretty sure he would be. Instincts.
        I love Rivers ball pit. I’m jealous!
        That was a whirl-wind of a visit. So much to comment…
        I hope your week goes smoothly.

      • Yes a quick and pricey trip with air, car, and all. I’m very behind at work 😮 with this weekend being 1/2 the month over – I’ve basically accomplished nothing toward quarter end and I’m a bit nervous 😬

  2. I love the picture of your grandson with the bunny. It’s fun seeing things thru their eyes.
    I remember those ball pits. lol.. Grandson loved throwing them all over the house.
    I never knew that about the cows being bathed and blow-dried. That one sure has a pretty shiny coat. We have a dairy farm around a mile or two from our house. We go get our milk from them and they serve homemade ice cream . We live in a rural area and have lots of farmland and horses and cows, even a donkey or two..It’s really pretty where we live. I enjoy seeing the animals on my drive to town. It is really growing though new houses being built where farmland once was and even a big Duke Power operations center is being built here.
    You will be fine at work. Somehow you always pull through. I know it is hard to catch up though after vacation the work just piles up while we are gone.
    Have a good week.

    • Yes he already learned the throw the balls back and forth in and out of the pit. lol It’s wonderful you live out in rural surroundings. I’m a farm girl at heart, except for being afraid to ride a horse, afraid of wasps, and don’t know how to can anything lol! I hate to see farmland turned into growth but it is always nice to have new things in the community too- so mixed feelings. I have a few weekend days planned to work so I have time. It’s awful to take PTO and then have to make it up. But I gotta get the quarter done. Plus two half days next week I have to leave to take Mom to two different doctors. Cards are stacked against me. But I’ll work early, late, and weekends to get it done.

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