Thursday, January 12, 2012


For the next ten days, I am overbooked.  I have only said I would be at the absolute number of meetings I have to but, they seem to keep scheduling them on top of each other.  I could really use some help but due to the state of california's budget, it doesn't look like I am going to get any reprieve.

I am annoyed that both meetings I was supposed to or was invited to attend today were cancelled.  I guess I can catch up on other annoyances. 

I am trying to get some practice in for a roping the first weekend in February though.  Need some cattle because, it all changes when you add two live critters to the scene instead of just roping a dummy.  Good for me the weather has been gorgeous for this time of year... Bad for the ground though.  We haven't had much snow or even rain for that matter.  It is a little scary but hopefully, we will start seeing some.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Election 2012

I have been researching the candidates in order to get ready for the primaries here.  I ran acrossed an interesting bit of information- Rick Santorum is LOVED by HSUS and PETA.  Eagads... Not a good thing if you are in agriculture.

I don't want to tell anyone who to vote for but this adds to the "not for this girl" list for me.  I think if possible Texas would get the best score overall for not supporting the same things HSUS does.  But who wants to live in Texas, it would be too easy.  All you have to worry about there is drought, things that creep, crawl, slither, bite and sting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

14 cattle trucks burned

Animal rights terrorists have hit a new low.  They detonated fire bombs to burn up fourteen cattle trucks.  Thank goodness no one has been deemed injured but the possibility is there.  This is sad.  If you don't agree, vote at the grocery store.

I really am disturbed by the continual threats to the nation's food supply.  This is particularly disheartening when you think of the possible damage or loss of life that could have been associated with such a rash act.  Unfortunately, there are nuts out there that don't think.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Friday

I don't usually post on fridays because I don't usually have internet access on Fridays.  But today I decided to come into the office and work.  I also had a cattlewomen's meeting. 

The Cattlewomen started out as a social organization and an auxillary arm to the Cattlemen but have blossomed into their own agenda.  It is a wonderful organization whose main objective is to educate the public about beef- from raising beef to eating beef. 

It is interesting.  My husband supports my meeting habits but doesn't necessarily want to be a part of any of the organizations.  He says he isn't sure they help the industry.  I think they do and I think it takes active members not just memberships to get any results.  I think memberships in these types of organizations at both local, state, and national levels are helpful to promoting our product.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The life of a weekend cowboy-girl

This has been a rough week.  I have spent more time riding my computer chair and in my pickup than I have on a horse.  Not a good start, especially when the weather has been ABSOLUTELY gorgeous.  Not just for January either.  It would be considered gorgeous for most months- high 40s to mid 50s and little wind.  It is a little  hard to believe the little wind part but it has been happening.

Plus, I have had this awful cold that has been kicking my @$$!  Not to mentioned the poor kids have gotten it to.  But life isn't too rough.

I did get some interesting training today.  I wished I had the foresight to bring a camera so I could do a photoblog about it but it wouldn't be very appetizing because...  Oh Yeah, we did a necropsy on a chronically sick calf. 

I won't gross you out with the details but lets just say- there was only about a third of a lung functioning in the entire creature.  It was pitiful.  Oh well, the refresher course on internal organs, anatomy, and physiology was great.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Year

Tired of all the its a new year posts... Well guess what it is and it is official- I screwed up the date on my first (and probably not my last) check today.  Ugh!  Not really sure what all the hype is about.  :)  Or maybe I am just grumpy because I didn't get done what I wanted to in 2011 so I will have to roll over the to-do list to 2012. 

I did have a wonderful time off... As you could probably guess by the silence on here.  Hey, a girl has to do some holiday things.  Anyways, I loved it.  We have a parade in our small town.  It is awesome.  We were talking about the parade and my lil Tay pipes up "Mama, I ride my pink horse at the party!"  There was no question about it.  She didn't ask- it was just assumed she was going to ride her horse in the parade.  Unfortunately for her, it didn't work out.  The hubby had to drive the fire truck, Tay was sick, and I couldn't juggle it all- her, the horse, and lil T.  So, we improvised.  I hope someone that was there got a picture because I am about the worst mother ever when it comes to this sort of stuff.

Anyways... We got out the wagon and I pulled them in the parade.  They had fun until the guy whose was part of the Beauty and the Beast duo came over.  Then, it was get me out of here- I no like it.

Hope you had some special memories.