George Strait cap makes up for ours!
Yes, that's right this Texas gal flew to Ohio to see the Texas cowboy in the dead of winter over President's day but only for the King of Country and his last tour was the trip worth making. Well that and it gave me chance to visit with my dear friend Kim and see SNOW! Boy, did I see snow!!!
I was like a kid in a candy store with so much white! For me it was such a novelty to see but for those living there they are plain sick of snow-all 51+ inches of the white stuff this winter. The entire state was practically covered in snow!! Yes, it was cold since the weekend that I was there the temps never rose above freezing but I was bundled up with boots, hat, scarf, gloves, thermals and winter jacket.
Seeing George was such a treat as I haven't seen him perform in several years and this was about my 6th time to see him. We had great seats and George and the audience were super excited--there was so much electricity in the venue. So yes, flying to Ohio was so worth it for this cowgirl at heart!
Title borrowed from the song by George Strait of which he sang that night and it's always been on of my favorites...
How about them cowgirls, boys aint they something. They sure are some proud girls... She's trying hard to fit in in some city but her home is beneath that big blue sky and the northern plains and those big wide open spaces.... She don't need you and she don't need me, she can do just fine on own two feet but she wants a man who wants her to be herself... treat her right and she'll love you like no one else. Yeah, how about them cowgirls?
Kudos to Kim for her new life. She got engaged, bought a new car, and getting ready to move to her dream house in the country with a pool on 6+ acres. Hills and long winding country roads that take you to some wide open spaces galore. All under a blue clear sky with falling stars galore in the evening sky--of which I can't wait to go back and experience one summer to escape the dreary summer heat. So, yes I plan to go back soon and often.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Been hooked on this song thanks to the car commercial. Just downloaded the album too. Not sure how I missed that jewel.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Coming home from the ER my arm above my elbow was in a protective splint which was very cumbersome and limited my mobility. The wrist was swollen for several days and I had to make use of ice packs several times a day.
A great big "thank you" to friends and neighbors who were so helpful to me--especially during the first two weeks. From driving me around the first week, bringing me some necessities from the store, to not only cooking but cleaning my house and helping me wash my hair in the sink! You truly learn who you can count on when you're in need! Your kindness was truly appreciated, that "thank you" seems like nothing. One cannot imagine what we take for granted with the use of one hand! Try washing your hair with one hand! Try tying a shoe lace with one hand! Try opening a zip lock bag with one hand!
Saturday, December 21, 2013
So this is Christmas and I took some early time off from work to give myself a nice 13 day vacation of which I so needed. My batteries were on E for EMPTY & they are slowly being re-charged. I really have not been in the Christmas spirit but I made myself put some decorations up around the inside of my house to lift my mood up. Thank you Michelle for your creative assistance.
Music inspiration for the season by
Vince Guaraldi-A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ottmar Liebert-Winter Rose/Poets & Angels,
Tish Hinojosa/From Texas for a Christmas Night,
Season's Sernade/A Classical Holiday Collection.
Merry Christmas/Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I love astronomy and took this photo the other night of the telescope at the observatory in Brazos Bend State park that looks like something from outer space. Right after taking the photo I went over to another telescope and viewed the constellation of Cassiopeia and was immediately reminded of the beautiful song by Sara Bareilles. It's just like heaven or as close as you can get to it. Note to humanity-- we are but a grain of sand in this world!