Sunday, September 25, 2011


Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let other people spend it for you. ~Carl Sandburg

Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln

You live longer once you realize any time spent being unhappy is wasted. ~Ruth E. Renkl

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~Braveheart

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you truly regret are the things that you didn't do. ~Zachary Scott

Those are some of my favorite quotes about the passage of time. Almost an entire month has wisped away since I have posted. Among the many opportunities and experiences that have presented themselves in the last 30 days, first and foremost was the welcome reception of our recent rains! As the gauge in concerned, it wasn't for the thirst of the earth, it seeped in,quenched the paralyzed sod and the promise of new life is slowly introducing itself across the plains. Temperatures have waned, and the gloriousness of each day is vibrant, present and affirmed. Just last weekend, Ed and I spent the morning together on a magnificent ride! The cool morning breeze in our hair, the warmth of the sun on our skin, no time limits, no fences, no worries. Perfection. Reflection. Liberation. We hadn't been together since May and as it is with our truest human friends, we just picked up where we left we had never been apart. The weekend also brought the opportunity to absorb two of the most wonderful movies that I have ever seen...The Help and Seven Days in Utopia. If you haven't made the time for these marvelous motion pictures, you must. Life-changing and heart-warming...a good cry will do that for a person.
On to the's a collage of what's been happening:

My brother and his family at my cousin's wedding in Connecticut.

Zac Garcia (graduated with Jake)- last day in Vernon before heading back to his army post in Germany. Soon to be deployed to Afganistan. Please keep him in your prayers, as well as all of our armed forces. So young, so strong, so full of adventure.

Zack and his friends, at his surprise birthday party on September 17! He's 15 and is working on getting his driver's permit!!! about the passage of time!

Of course, boys will be boys...a lil' roping, a lil' tying and alot of expended energy!

The Crew! Being a bit last minute in planning, only a few of his gang was able to make it and boy was it a surprise for Zack!

Football, Friends, Cake & Ice Cream!!

Make your wish, Zacky-Poo!

What a resemblance!

Drought conditions called for the hauling of most of the cattle to the sale...going into winter without any available hay + skyrocketing feed prices + decent cattle prices = profit gain

The opening of dove season...

Another successful rehab...the coon has been gone for almost a month now...

Zack and his buddy Heath, were moved up from Freshman ball to Varsity! It's definitely "Friday Night Lights" each week! He's doing a super job as linebacker and has earned his high ranking among his teammates! Team meals on Thursday nights...Pep Rallies... games under the lights... Saturday practices... film... weights...the whole 9 yards!

Way to go Zacky-Poo!

Preparation for the October Cowboy Mounted Shooting Event called for some media coverage...I'm in charge of the vendors this year and we're all looking forward to an exciting weekend at the arena in October!

The Ranch Rodeo (back in August) was spectacular! Enjoyed a great evening with Joline, Bucky, Susie, Dan, Brad and his sweetie!

Circle Bar team

Waggoner team

Amazing ranch horses, aged chaps, and of course nice fittin' Wranglers!

At the chutes...

Dyke's grandmother (left) turned 98 in August! What a gal!

My parents sent her a gorgeous vase of YELLOW ROSES for their YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS!

The Red River Valley Museum graciously offered to showcase some of my jewelry! I am so appreciative and greatful for the public exposure! Many thanks to the RRVM!

My boys are still roaming the pastures and growin' horns! Although I love 'um to death, they still are for sale!!!

Sloppy Joe & T-Bone

Love this picture of Zack on top of the mountains in Colorado last summer...

A few funnies before I go...



Oh...this is an old narrow door that I got out of an old farmhouse before it was torn down...I stripped it and dry brushed turquoise paint on it. Planning to use it as a jewelry display at my upcoming booths...

God Bless everyone who reads this...

I am really going to try to keep a more current posting schedule!

Sorry you had to wait so long!

1 comment:

Carancahua Creek said...

I'm so happy you had time to post. I keep checking back just in case!! Everything looks wonderful - the rain, grown-up Zachy, your jewelry! And you're in charge of the vendors - I'm so eons behind you!! You look marvelous and I miss you to death. Thanks for the post. Have a great rest of the week. Love ya!