Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What It's All About

So, what can you expect from this blog?  Hmmm....I dunno.  I guess whatever is on my mind at the time! LOL

But here's a few things we love, that I'll probably be talking about now & then.

Our faith, and how it affects our daily lives.  Sometimes in ways we don't fully realize at the time.

Our grandgirls.  But not too much, because we want to respect their privacy.

Traveling the USA in our 5th wheel.


Charlie Chihuahua.  He's a tyrant, but I love him.

MY interests - reading, cooking, movies, eating out, making jewelry, health, diet & exercise (or lack thereof!), philosophy of life (I think, therefore I have to tell someone what I thought!)

COWBOY's interests - horses, golf, geocaching, piano, fishing, zoos (or, in other words, anything I'm NOT interested in)

And finally, maybe, how 2 people who are such polar opposites managed to stay together for 40 years and like it.  Most of the time.

Monday, February 27, 2012

First Post

So...I'm finally doing it. After months (years?) of reading other folks blogs, I've gathered up all my courage, and I'm starting my own. I'll start with a few things about me.

I'll be 57 years old on April 1 of this year.

My cowboy husband and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary on April 28. Yes, I was still in high school when we got married. No, I wasn't pregnant, just in a hurry to grow up. Yes, I did finish high school.

We have 2 children who we love, and (miracle!) they still like us! And 2 grandgirls who are the sunshine of our lives!

Cowboy has 3 horses, and a passel of chickens. I have a chihuahua, Charlie. Or he has me!

When I can drag Cowboy away from his horses, we love to travel in our 5th wheel trailer. Charlie travels with us. He's my protector.

We have considered living full time in the 5th wheel. It may happen yet. But it sure is hard to leave those grandgirls! (and horses)

When we are at home, we attend the little Baptist Church down the road, where Cowboy is a deacon and I'm the librarian.

I gotta say right now, without Jesus Christ, we would literally be nothing. He is the One Who has pulled us through all the tough times.

In 40 years of marriage, there have been a few tough times. I gotta tell ya, the first couple of decades, I was kind of surprised every time another anniversary rolled around - "Wow...we made it another year!" Then for a while it was, "Well, I think we can survive one more year." NOW, it's "Thank God we held on because this is so good!"

Not that there weren't good times those first years, too. We always loved each other. We didn't always like each other.

Too much information? Well, I'm new at this. And I really don't think anyone is going to read it anyhow!

Last thing, for now. I know NOTHING about blogs, about formatting, about HTML (what is that, anyway?), or about adding photos. I'll learn.

One more last thing...I'm from Texas, ya'll!