Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Things My Mother Never Taught Me #1

A good portion of the blogs I follow are women in agricultural.  For some reason, many of them make it a point to let their readers know that they are also normal girls, in that they wear heels and makeup and dresses and not the bibs that you always see farmers in on TV.  Many will have weekly (or more often) posts about such stuff.  That's great, I'm all for letting folks know about real farmers and their lives, but when they post all this "girly" stuff, I feel like I'm the odd girl out! 

I'm practically dead over a quarter century old and I don't know how to put makeup on.  Ma never taught me, nor did my sisters, or cousin, or friends, or college.  I prefer jeans over dresses; I don't even own a skirt.  Put me in heels and it's like watching a baby learn to walk...  Nine times out of ten, I'm a hot mess. 

Don't get me wrong, I've been all dolled up before. Say, six times? OS & MS weddings, three proms, and an Army ball. I didn't do my hair, makeup, or get the accessories on my own for any of them.

Somehow though, I managed to find a guy who doesn't care.  He thinks I'm dressed up if I put a fitted t-shirt on and then asks me why I'm dressed up, or why I'm wearing my nice boots. 

It's a good thing "my people" love these kind of things, or I'd be gettin hitched in my nice jeans and a button up! If only they were good teachers...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Betty is shakin her head...

About a month ago I tried making a baked potato in the microwave. I stabbed it with a fork and stuck it in the little box. Then I pushed the potato button. And waited. 

 And It ended up in flames. 


Tonight I tried again. Paranoid me took it out and was able to stab it easily. And then ate a practically raw potato. 

This might be when Betty Crocker gives up on me... 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baby It's Cold...

Here's to no work tomorrow. Or at least a late start. 

We can hope right!?

Friday, January 3, 2014

Moving On

The person who hit UC lives close to us. I drive by their house quite frequently. I think of him every time I do. The car that hit him goes by our house often. I think of him whenever I see it.  
As wrong as I'm sure it is, I get mad. I wish he was here. He would be cuddling with me right now. I wouldn't be typing this blog. I wouldn't be crying. Dammit. I wonder if they think about him when they drive by. I wonder if they ever think about him. About us. I wish they knew him.
 It's been almost 7 months and I'm not sure it's gotten easier. Sure,we have MC, but he's not UC. As much as I love MC, that part of me that UC made complete is still missing. I wish UC was here to help us with MC.  I'm sure he's up there watching us and laughing when MC wakes us up in the middle of the night to go outside. Or as he's randomly puking in our bedroom...
JW still misses him too. He gets along with MC, but he's completely over the active puppy thing! So tonight, as much as DJ hates it, I'm letting both of them in bed. To cuddle. And comfort me. I'm pretty sure JW knows when I'm having a rough day. He doesn't like to leave my side. 
We miss our friend. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014


2013 is over.  I'm pretty sure if the weather was nicer, I would still think it was September.  Where did the year go!?  Crazy.

It was most definitely a year to remember!  Both good and bad, but here are the main things I remember from each month.

January: A good new years day makes for a rough second.

February: Our yearly trip to the beef expo.

March: Pony Express auction to celebrate St. Patty's day.

April:  My green thumb flared up and I started planning my garden and flowers.

May: I heard our house whistle for the first time when the storm blew through.

June: UC went to be with JDB, CJ, and BO.

July: A girls trip to WI for a weekend concert to relax after the barn burnt down and the pony went to OS's.

August:  State fair, plus I entered my first pie contest (and won!).

September: MC joined the family once we got back from our last minute-plans changed-book it SD vacation

October: My little Radish was born!

November: We learned Pa has cancer.

December: DJ gave me a ring

I hope you also had a year to remember and this new year brings great things for you all.  Stay tuned to see what kind of trouble we can get into in 2014!