Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Totally New Experience

Surprised to see me? Well, I can't stay away forever. This place is like my home away from home. What brings me here today is a little different, at least for me. I had an unique experience last night. But before I tell you about that....let me catch you up on life here my friends.


The past couple of months have been an emotional rollercoaster with incredible highs and soul wrenching lows. I choose not to dwell on the lows, so I want to share some of the highs. Pete and I are doing things I never thought a year ago, no six months ago, we'd be doing. We've been really living and truly loving. He and I have gone 4-wheeling several evenings. We've slept out under the stars all night long. We've gone skinny dipping in a friends pool at 2:00 in the morning. We took the kids and went bowling as a family one night. Pete has cooked me some delicious meals. And we created a marvelous pasta dish together in the kitchen one night. For Father's Day I cooked him up some fried perch another friend had given us. For Mother's Day he gave me Stanley, just because he arrived that day.





That was the first day. Here's one more recent:




Bug thinks her summer is going terribly. :o( She has to help daddy with the animals, in the garden and with the dishes and laundry. But it's really not as bad as she thinks. She's been spoilt.

Bubba has bought himself a one-ton Cummins and is adapting the flatbed on it and rigging it out for a welding truck. I'm proud for him and of him.

That brings us back around to why I came here today. Pete and I went to a birthday party for a dear friend last night. Someone Pete had worked in the oilfield with. A relaxing, wonderful evening. Lots of folks. Various and different folk of all different ages, stages, and stations. There Pete introduced me to a woman who he has known most all of his life. I don't believe I have ever known her. Hard to believe in a small town, but we don't truly know everyone....just feels like it sometimes. And as we are talking she tells me she had come across Life & Faith by a Google search on Caneyhead. (Nice to know those meta-tags work.) She tells me she has read some here and enjoyed her visit. I'm pleasantly surprised and flattered. This was a first for me. Lots of folks from other places, including Vietnam and Romania lately, find their way here. And I've told people IRL (in real life) about my blog and some have come by. But it is the first time I've simply stumbled upon a person IRL who came across my blog totally on their own and then who I happened to meet and speak to. Reminds me of just how small this huge world can be. And impresses upon me just how powerful this medium can/could be.

To friends old and new, God bless you and keep you. And if I don't get another chance to tell you, have a safe and happy 4th of July.

9 comments:

  1. The last time I went skinny dipping fish died.
    Happy 4th of July my friend!

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  2. Hey Barbara, always good to see a post from you! I really enjoyed reading all the above, and what a sweet present! I wish I was not afraid of horses, but I do admire them from afar, lol. Bad riding experience as a young woman, and never quite got over it. God Bless you and yours!

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  3. Awwww the new baby is sooo cute. Glad things are going well for you and a nice 4th of July to you too.

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  4. Glad that you and Pete are doing some new things together. That is a good thing. That colt is beautiful. Now that it growing it is looking more graceful. Happy summer to you and your family. Hugs, Helen

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  5. Great post, Barbara! I'm glad things are going swimmingly! Love the foal, what a cutie!

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  6. Awwwwwwwwww... Welcome Stanley...:)

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  7. This is such a happy and delightful post!! Look at the foal!! Wow!!!
    Lisa in kentucky

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  8. OH I'm glad I came by just to check! I am wondering though- were your friends aware of what was going on in their pool in the wee hours?! lololol! Oh I WANT STANLEY! He's adorable! I am really happy for you Barbara. You guys are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you too dear friend and Happy Independence Day to you too!! love me

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  9. I love you Barbara!
    So glad you've made new friends 'cuz your old friends can't do it without you!
    So happy for you that you have had so much fun this summer!
    Sounds wonderful!Is your husband feeling better then? I hope so!
    I love it that your daughter helps taking care of the animals! So good for her!
    Write me on my blog and at Lurkynat@gmail.com. I want to keep up! And please come by and leave comments on my blog ! love you
    natalie

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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