Friday, September 11, 2009

Her name is Reba and she's fast

Finally I got to take her out for a spin, I got lots of heads turning. I know it was the car! She'll definitely be a spring, fall, and winter car, the air conditioner just won't keep up with the hot summer weather here in OK. I picked Josh up from school, and he told me I was really making him look good. The only thing better was if he could be driving. I told him to just wait, his car would be ready by the time he could drive.
We had rain for the last 2 days, nice but does interfere with the baseball games.
Josh will be playing until Oct.31. So we still have plenty of games to watch.
Tony is gearing up for hunting season, so I have to get all my honydo chores on the list. Once season opens, he mostly hunts and chores get done around that. Oh well, keeps him out of the bars!and the meat is good to eat.
I'm going to have to redo my flower beds completely, the deer have decided that we put them there for desert just for them. That's what I get for putting a corn feeder in the front yard. We have 3 that come almost every day for a snack, then they lay down in the shade for a nap. They are sooooo scared of us and the dogs.
I enjoy watching them so even if they do eat my flowers it is worth it. I've tried to get a few pictures, but it is hard to get close enough even with the telephoto lens. We'll see if I sometime. Hope you all have a good week end.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Baseball and more baseball-----

Josh on the mound in his first start this year----we won
Josh got to start his first JH game, for a 7th grader to start pitching in the 8th grade game is a BIG deal. He was so happy and we of course were very proud of him.
He did well and with some defensive help got the side out for two innings. Rachel as well as the coach is keeping a sharp eye on grades, they are missing a lot of class and can't have any of the boys not making good grades, we have no pass no play here too!
We've had a cool spell this week and it has been wonderful, but makes me long for fall. I love fall it is my favorite time of the year. There is just so much you can finally get out and do.
I think Tony is finally satisfied that my mustang is road worthy, and I'm planning on taking it out this week. Looking forward to getting it out and seeing just how it will go. It looks pretty, Tony says I need to find a parade to drive it in. Maybe a Silo JH Baseball team Christmas car? Who knows, I'm just glad it's done and I can take it for a run.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Josh has begun his junior high baseball career, he got to close the first game of the season AND finish out the first game of their first tournament. He was the only 7th grader to get to pitch in a game so far. He did really well and of course we were very proud of him. The Rebels will be playing about 30 games this fall, in addition he'll be playing fall ball for the Durant League on the White Sox team. We will be getting a lot of baseball in. Good thing we have comfortable chairs. It's just about to kill his Mom, a lot of the games are early afternoon and she can't get off work, we just have to keep texting updates and answering calls!

Tony has finished my Mustang, I'm waiting on a spare tire then I can take her out for a spin. Painted her candy apple red, with back interior, and she is lovely. Can't wait to get to get her out on the road.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Team Xtreme

Josh's baseball team made it through the city tournament and are going to play in the regional tournament next week in Shawnee, Ok. We'll be there to watch and cheer!This team has a bunch of really talented ball players and we are keeping our fingers crossed that they can make it through to state.
Josh is finally 100% after that broken wrist, and we did stats the other night and even with his injury, he has the highest on base %. He has been working really hard on his batting and fielding, improving his arm strength, and has high hopes for next season as a pitcher. His goal right now is to make the 7-8 grade Silo school team. At Silo, they play BASEBALL, then basketball, no football program, I'm not sorry about that, I love football, but would just as soon Josh not play. Just too many injuries.
Today is Tony's birthday, Rachel and Josh will be coming up to celebrate, then next week we'll celebrate mine in Shawnee. We have our anniversary, and both birthdays within 4 weeks, so it's easy to keep up with and have a combined celebration for all.
Tony and I celebrated our 42nd Anniversary June 17. Today he'll be 64.
Hope you all have a safe and fun 4th of July.
GOD BLESS AMERICA --aren't you thankful we live here!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009



I want you all to know that I have wanted and wished for a Mustang since I was 14 years old. I am now the proud owner of a 66 Coupe, classic Mustang. Tony's friend found this one while looking for a project for Josh, T ask if I wanted it and I just couldn't bring myself to turn it down. T is going to pretty it up for me and I'm going to be one of those "grey headed" ladies you see in a sports car roaring down the road, terrorizing the other motorist! Its' going to be Candy Apple red with red and white interior, it has a 6 cylinder so I won't be getting any speeding tickets. I told T that I had a good car and didn't really need this, but after he said, but would you like to own it, I just decided that it would be fun to have and after all you can't take it with you so why not? I can drive it to the baseball games and use it when my friend and I go shopping, but not for groceries, the trunk is way too small. So look out if you see a red streak coming down the road, it just might be me. I'll post some pictures when we get it dolled up.


This is Kid, Josh's new horse, we were please and suprised that Josh decided to get another horse so soon after he lost Ace. But he told his Mom that he "had been horseback since he was 3 and he wasn't realy not to have a horse of his own". Josh pick Kid out of a line up on the internet and after a trip to Tulsa, OK, to see if he was really the "goods" Rachel put her stamp of approval on him and they went back the next weekend and Josh rode him for a few minutes, in his cast mind you, and it was love at first site. Kid has had lots of arena riding, and is well broke and does tricks, like pushing down a teetertotter and pulling a hankerchief from your hand, he'll sidepass over and let you mount off of the trailer or a bucket, and he justs 18" jumps (this might not be such a good idea). He's not trained on any events, but Josh would rather do that himself and is looking forward to getting started. Josh has his cast off, and is rehabing his wrist, he has good range of motion,, just need to loosen it up a bit and rebuild the strength. He's back playing baseball and will be with us for two weeks while Rachel finishes out the school year in Texas. Tony and he are working on his 66, but as they have 4 years before he can drive, I think they have plenty of time to get it ready.
Happy Memorial Day, be safe and have fun.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Really, really bad week!

First off I'd like to say Happy Easter to you all.
This has to be the worst week we have had in a long time. My grandson Josh's great horse,Ace,colicked and had to be rushed to OSU in Stillwater, Rachel couldn't get him there fast enough and he ruptured a gut and had to be put down. The vets there told her surgery wasn't even an option. Of course, it was hard on everyone. Josh wasn't with her and didn't even get to say goodbye and there was no way to get Ace's body back so we could bury him at home. Really tough.
This afternoon, Rachel called and told us Josh was at the emergency room, broken wrist. Riding an ATV fell off tried to catch himself and snapped it. Hopefully it will get set properly and heal with no issues. His baseball season is over, you all know that baseball is REALLY important to him. He can't go fishing, or turkey hunting either. I don't know yet how much physical therapy he'll have to do. Rachel broke her wrist in just about the same place, and she had to do a lot to not lose range of motion. Of course, he's a lot younger....
Anyway this has not been a good week for us. Remember Josh in your prayers, he has a lot on his plate right now, and has lost the one thing that might have helped keep his mind off losing Ace.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brings back good memories

Watching kdwhorses little cowgirl show that goat sure brought back memories for me.
My daughter showed sheep when she was in FFA. Some years ago, she has a 12 year old son now. I still remember what fun we had going to the shows. She had a best buddy that went with us and since most of the shows were during the week, her dad couldn't go so it was just us girls. I must have hauled those two over most of Southern Oklahoma. Rachel, my daughter, enjoyed showing and was very successful--3 county Grand Champion Market Lambs and Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair. Her son Josh tried it when he was very small, about 6-7, won his light weight class, but says it would interfere with baseball since they both happen in the spring! His team starts playing April the 9th and we'll be busy from then until the last part of June. Hopefully they will still be playing in July--Regional playoffs. The playoffs are in Durant this year, which is home for us. Including a couple of pictures of my kids and their lambs. Kris tell Savannah we all said GREAT JOB!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Baseball Season is ON!

Baseball is here, Josh had a scrimmage game last Sat. his team won two games and lost another by one point. So it looks like they are ready for season play. We'll be going to a lot of games again this year. He'll be pitching, playing 2nd and 3rd base. We've GOT to get some comfortable chairs, we were at the ball field from
10am til 7pm. Thank goodness for the Home Base, our old RV we could at least go in an get a sandwich and get out of the wind every once in a while.
I don't really have any news just wanted to say hello and let Kris know that I've enjoyed seeing Savannah's pics on her blog. It's turned winter here, I thought we were in for a early summer for a while. Maybe we will have a spring after all. My gelding Mickey doesn't know if he should shed or not, and we had to split more wood after I had gotten the pile all down to a manageable size. Rachel said one of her horses, cut her eye on the feed bucket, so they were at the vets office til late last night, mare will be ok and they are replacing all buckets with rubber tubs! I miss having all my horses, I'm down to one now, but there are advantages, less vet time is one of those. With all the foals in the pastures, I'm getting the fever, just like every spring. I just keep telling myself, they only stay small for a few months!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Working on Wapi

It finally rained and this is where I've been! In the woods, dragging and burning brush. Thank goodness for Tonys dozer, it makes this much easier. In spite of being really under the weather, we got out and tried to get as much of the brush piles burned up as possible. We've been under a burn ban up here for months now and felf like we had to take advantage of the ban being lifted at least for a few days.
It is really h ard work but the place looks so nice after we're done. We only have about 35 more acres to clear. Tony is leaving the rest about 80, for hidy holes for the deer and turkey. this will make roughly 200 acres that we have cleared. I don't know what he'll come up with for our next project. Maybe fishing? I know baseball is just around the corner, Josh will be playing for a select team this year and we are all looking forward to the season starting. The weather is warming up so the snakes will be getting out, soon as I see the first one I'm GONE TO THE HOUSE! I don't do snakes.
Hope you all are well and having fun. Talk to you later.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Spring,Summer, Winter?

I know that the weather is supposed to be changeable here in Oklahoma, but come on now! We been from spring (66) right through summer(82)and right back to winter (22), all in the matter of a week! Is it any wonder that everybody has a cold or worse. We have been taking advantage of the nice weather to continue clearing our place. You can't imagine how much brush and how many cedars grow up in 20-25 years of neglect. We have had a burn ban on here int he county for months now,(please let it rain) so no brush burning and the piles are getting larger. So if it does ever rain again and you look out and it seems that southern Oklahoma is on fire, it's just Coyote Run burning the brush piles. Thank goodness Tony has a bulldozer with a brush rake, that makes all this so much easier. I can't imagine what it was like for the first folks out here to try and settle this land. It's worth the hard work, the place is looking really nice, and there will be lots more room for food plots.
Baseball update, Josh has been invited to play on two select teams this spring, he just has to decide which one now. He is as passionate about baseball as Rachel is about horses, so I think we'll be going to a lot of games at least through high school. He is taking some lessons on hitting and pitching, and you can see the improvement all ready. He really works hard at the drills and exercises his coaches give him. I over heard Rachel telling on of his coaches, she wished he was into the horses, that she could keep him mounted and teach him about roping and barrel racing and all that, but baseball was his first love. Mind you, he isn't ready to give up Ace, and he is planing on making some play days and jackpots this summer. So horses aren't totally out of his blood.
Our new lab puppy, Gunner, is coming along great. Tony took him down to the pond with the old Lab, Buddy, to let him watch Buddy retrieve some ducks kinda clue him in. Gunner got so excited that T decided to let him get one that was right at the edge of the water. He got that one and delivered it right to hand, so T thought he see if Gunner would get n the water and threw the duck out about 10 yards, off Gunner went with out a hesitation, retrieved that one and then did it again just to be sure he didn't mind the COLD water. By next year he'll be more than ready to take over from Grandpa.
Believe it or not, as I sit here and type, I hear the sound of rain/sleet on the roof! So maybe we'll get a little bit of what we need. I hope it's more liquid than solid though. I hate ICE. You all stay warm and be safe.