I realize that the majority of farm related households may not have boxes and boxes of ribbons and banners lying around but if your family has been showing cattle for over 60 years , like mine, it becomes a real problem. As a child I saved every ribbon we ever received from the local level all the way up to the national level. As I got older I was more willing to part with ribbons and only save what I deemed the “important ones”. Nevertheless, my family and I have quit the collection. At one point I wanted to make a quilt/bedspread out of these beautiful ribbons, but have since realized I possess little sewing skills and “ain’t nobody got time for that”, so I have been looking for other creative ways to hold on to these precious memories. So below is a a mod podge of ideas I have found, including one that my crafty little sissy made. **Disclaimer: Some of these require sewing talents way above my knowledge.
Well as all of you have been anticipating. .ha, here are some pictures of me around the office. Continuing to have some serious storms in this area. Mom and dad had some damage today around the sheep barns but nothing to serious. Hope all of this soon subsides. In the meantime make sure you count your blessings every night and be square with those you love. Take the time to call on friends and neighbors and make sure they are doing well. On another note here are some photos of me around the office and showing all the things I have been working on.
The first picture is me at my desk. The second picture shows my desk in action as I work away at the many task I have, followed by the files and contest boxes I have been organizing and lastly I show all the cardboard boxes I have set up to begin accepting photo contest entries.
Not too much for today.
So many things have happened since I last posted on my blog. First there was the awful devastation in Joplin, MO where my prayers are extended to every night. My momma always told me to be thankful for what I have and here is a prime example why.
I “survived” my first week of work. So far it has been amazing experience and I have met so many great people! I have been working very hard on the National Junior Angus Show preparation. I have been organizing all aspects of the various contest held throughout the week as well as organizing and contacting judges for those contest. Soon I will be going through all of the entries for the photography, creative writing and graphic design contest and processing all of them for the judges. Lots of things still ahead of me.
This past weekend was our first weekend in the SJ. I checked out the sights on Friday night as Shelia took Katie and I for a tour around the town and then out to eat and enjoy some chit chat at the Tap Room Bar and Grill. Being the hard working business women that we are we retired early, watched a movie and called it a night. On Saturday, I caught up on some much needed sleep, but I was only able to sleep in till 8 a.m. which was quite shocking to myself as I usually enjoy the 9-10 a.m. range. After lounging around the house and working on some homework, I decided to go exploring around the town. I went for a little pampering session and got my nails and toes done at Kevin’s nail. It’s amazing what a little TLC can do for someone.
I also checked out some of the local stores in the area. That night we had “family” supper and movie night and grilled out some delicious (as much as I hate to admit it) CAB steaks with some grilled veggies. It was sooo scrumptious! Then we all settled down to watch a few movies and spend some time together.
The next day Katie, Jill and I are went to the Cardinals vs. Royals game at Royals stadium. It was so much fun and after a LONG game the Cardinals finally pulled out a victory. However, being at the game reminded me of some of the lessons my momma told me. My mom is always known to be prepared if not over prepared for almost every situation in life. Me, being the responsible young adult that I am decided that there was no need for a few things that were very vital. First, I brought a jacket as there was a chance of rain in the forecast but decided to leave it in the car. Luck would have it we received a light shower at the start of the game, but that became a good break to get up and move around. Secondly, I decided that my skin and white legs were invincible and decided there was no need to put on or bring with me any sunblock….MAN WAS I WRONG! By the end of the day, Katie, Jill and I were just a bit on the burnt side. Katie and I immediately went and found some aloe vera gel upon returning to the SJ. Needless to say, we walked into the office on Monday sporting dresses as our legs burnt so bad and some very bright red legs and knees. In short, if I would just listen to those things that my momma always told me I wouldn’t have been suffering quite so much pain this week.!!