And today is Rodeo Day in Saint Jo, Texas!! I will be wearing my cowboy hat, even though the most Western thing that I do is get on my horse for about 10 minutes and ride around the arena a couple of times. Most of my day will be spent running back and forth putting out toilet paper and making sure our workers have everything that they need.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
My world is kinda funny. Of course in the romance department, there is none. But I have been asked for a phone number by a guy recently...oh, not for my number, he was wanting another gal's number. Which is funny, because just like in the books, she also has two kids... Maybe I need to warn them about making sure the kids are outta the way when they back up their vehicles... But I digress. No, my life is currently filled with Saint Jo Rodeo preparations. Only 9 days until the show! I'm a little less nervous about most of it this year since this is my 2nd presidential undertaking, but I am a little more worried about the finances this year. I was not paying attention to that stuff last year. But I know it will be fun, and I'm looking forward to it, so that's a good thing. I wish that the rodeo was the end of the stresses and responsibilities, but the three weekends after our rodeo will be filled with Forestburg then Denton then our August playday. After that we'll have to be getting ready for our chili cookoff in September, and by then the Republican Women's club will be started back up again, so I'll have that to deal with. I just watched a video talking about how God puts people in leadership positions. It was talking about government, but I thought of myself and my presidential positions. Well, if God put me there, then I guess that's how it's supposed to be. Most of the time it feels like some kind of crazy joke that I'd be intentionally put in charge of anything. Makes me want to roll my eyes just like I'm looking at some silly romance novel...LOL ;)
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Welcome to April, huh? Except that somehow the month is almost over already!?! How did that happen?! Of course I have been busy with work, but I'm also very busy with the CCRW (I'm already about a week late in getting my President's letter written for the newsletter - that's the next thing on my to-do list), and the SJRC keeps me even busier (we have a playday set for next Sunday, then a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, a trail ride on the following Sunday, and someone [me, I reckon] needs to get rodeo tickets printed before the Queen Candidates' meeting on June 17). Not to mention the slow process of getting all the paperwork organized to get our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status re-established. I wish I had time to hang out with my friends!! But I did get to see some good friends this weekend including Jamie at LeTourneau in Longview when I was in town for the Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet on Friday, and I also got to see Marcy at Goree in Huntsville and Catrina at Hobby in Marlin. So today will hopefully be my "catch up day" when I get everything caught up and organized. Ha. As always, thank you for listening to the status of my life. I hope that you're finding time to get out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. :)
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
...Anyway, when I got to the office at my temp job, I started listening to talk radio and I heard all kinds of assorted foolishness. Apparently there's a movement calling for the Blue States to secede from the Red States to better reflect the nations political leanings. ...Anyway, after I returned from lunch, I heard how suicide hotlines and Canadian immigration officials have been inundated by those wanting to escape Bush's second term. Mental health professionals all over the country are working overtime to counsel those of you despondent over the election results. Apparently people are seeking postelection therapy in droves. ...You've had plenty of time to feel your feelings. Now it's time to organize. Get off your therapists' couches and use your pent-up energy to gather the kind of information that will change minds and perceptions. If you hate the elected officials presiding over you, then it's your duty as an American to make sure we never get stuck with them again. ...So leather up, you nancy boys and girls, and get busy. P.S. If I could endure the fraternity party otherwise known as the Clinton administration, you can deal with President Churchy McJesus
Yup. Sounds like today. Speaking of political things, tomorrow is the 2nd meeting of the Cooke County Republican Women's club with me as president. My first VP and my second VP both can't be there. What's up with that?!? Where's the dedication? Just kidding. I know that they all care way more than me. You should come to a meeting sometime - First Thursday of the Month at 7:00 PM at the First Christian Church in Gainesville (except for July & August...and April this year because of Legislative Day in Austin). There is always FOOD!! Or you can just LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. I plan to start periodically streaming our speakers on the Facebook. They say we're supposed to be using these Information Age tools. Being tech-savvy may be the only thing that I have to contribute to the CCRW on account of I ain't no big donor, and I ain't no passionate speaker, and I ain't no social butterfly, and my knowledge of the government is, well, IMPROVING. And that's pretty much why I joined the club in the first place. I'm not crazy enough to think that I can make much of a difference, but it's usually fun to learn new things. And let's not forget - those women can COOK!! Hey, it turns out that I DO have something in common with Jen Lancaster - our appreciation of FOOD!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
It's possible that I should have read this book many years ago before I encountered Ms. God-Told-Me-To-X-Y-Z. But God's timing is perfect, so if it happened this way, then that means it was God's will. I can't name a time when I heard a whisper from God. I do believe that I have heard from God through other people plenty of times. Mr. Hybels doesn't address that sort of thing in his book. His focus was on those silent promptings in your heart. And it's possible that I turned a deaf ear to those little whispers after I met She-Who-Hears-from-God-about-What-to-Have-for-Breakfast. :) Maybe it's time that I open my heart again. Maybe God has something to say to me. Maybe.
2017 has started off alright for me, I reckon. I still have the same job (11 years) and the same house (5 years). I am starting my 2nd year as President of the Saint Jo Riding Club, and I am muddling through my first year as President of the Cooke County Republican Women. I just got asked yesterday to be on the committee for the LeTU Athletic Hall of Fame, so it seems that I might be taking over the world!! (Thanks, Brain...and Pinky.) No, but seriously, I recognize daily that I couldn't be doing these things without God. And when I start to feel inadequate, I try to remember that God is the one who put me in these leadership positions. I certainly didn't chase after them, and I would run away if I could (I guess that's always an option). But I feel like where I am right now is where God wants me to be, and that in itself has to be a lot like hearing a whisper from God! I hope that I will lose my spiritual deafness that has come from my skepticism and from my fear of sounding like you-know-who. God didn't tell me to write this post. God didn't tell me what to say. But I hope that He will be pleased with it. To God be the glory.