Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So for the past 5 days, my life has been consumed by golf. We got to have my nephew up for the weekend and loved every minute of it. His dad brought him up on Friday and the three of us played a round of golf. On Saturday, Cowboy, the nephew and I played a round of golf and Sunday we played again. Saturday and Sunday night, I took him to the driving range. He was a qualifier for the State Kansas Junior Golf Association state tournament. We gave him the opportunity to play on courses similar to what he would be playing in the tournament.

Yesterday, I went to watch him play his first round. I felt like I was on a miniature PGA tour. I was fun walking and watching him play. He was young in his age group but did a good job. We are very proud of him.

Here he is getting ready to tee of on number three. He has a beautiful swing.
We practiced a few sand shots that came in handy in the tournament. He made a good out.
Afterwards, we got to hang out and chat and goof around for his mom who insisted on taking a few pics.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Clean Clubs

My wonderful husband cleaned my golf clubs today. I think he has been feeling a little guilty for playing golf with his son twice this week and with his buddy another day. He has been treating me extra special all week. I don't think that I'll complain to loudly.

On a side note, my nephew is coming up for the weekend to practice his golf skills with me. We're going to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He starts his state golf tournament on Tuesday so we are going to give him some practice on courses similiar to what he will be playing on.

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's so freakin' hot....

You know what insanity is? It's spending the day at an amusement park with the family on Saturday from 11a to 5p. The heat index was only 110 degrees and there was no wind and only black asphalt pavement. That is only part of the insanity. I decided to ride the roller coasters like I was a 20 year old. Well, this 45 year old body wasn't to pleased at the end of the day.

So let's just add a little more insanity....We played golf yesterday in the middle of the day. And not only did we play 18 holes of golf, we played 27 holes of golf. It was freakin' hot. Even my new golf shirt didn't whisk away the sweat. I was ringing wet.

So tonight on the way home from work, I told Cowboy that I wasn't walking until it cooled down. But my neighbor caught me and I went for a walk, then cleaned out the hot tub and then pulled weeds from the garden. I must be crazy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Follow up from June 21st.

This is why I love my husband with all my heart.

Today, he went back to my work and found the girl that hit his truck. She was a little nervous to talk to him but did. He gave her a card that was somewhat spiritual that said even in the bad times look for the rainbows. He wrote a note that said, "Not all bad things that happen to us, end bad".

Inside the card, he had a fresh $100 bill for her. Her eyes were as big as saucers. She was just laid off her job due to her pregnancy. She's due on August 2nd.

(He had talked the auto shop into fixing his truck for $100 less than the insurance company paid him)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Our agency is certified by CARF. It is a three year certification and the visit starts tomorrow. I've been really stressed by this and I'm sure a total bitch to my staff to get their stuff done so that we are ready. I will be really glad when this is all over. I am vowing to not put work in front of family for the rest of the summer.

I'm going to try to rest, relax and rejuvenate!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am very worried about my Sadie girl. Her appetite is gone. Don't forget that my girl is extremely food focused an has eaten every breakfast at 5:30a and every dinner at 6p or her stomach gets all growly and such. Today, she didn't eat one thing until 8p.
This has been going on for a week or so. She still eats some but about half of what she used to eat. She still drinks. Poops and pees. Cowboy went to the pet store and got some "gravy" for her food. She'll eat a little better with that but still not like she used to.

I'm wondering if it is a change with her age. Maybe it's the heat. It just makes me a little worried.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


The Cowboy and I had a jammed packed weekend that was "all about me" as the Cowboy would say. Friday night, Cowboy decided that he would walk around the neighborhood with me because he was convinced that I wanted him to so I could show him off.

One of my most absolutely favorite things about our neighborhood is that people are out in their yard and stop and talk. We visited with several neighbors and even met a really cool couple that just moved into the neighborhood. John and Ashley are newlyweds. She told me she was a social worker--I liked here even more then.

Saturday was golf day with a twist. My friend Dr. T has kissed several frogs since her divorce. However, this weekend we got to meet her potential Prince. They hit the course with us. She seemed like she was having such a great time and the Prince was awesome. Cowboy doesn't say much about people he just meets but said he "liked the shit outta him". Huge endorsement.

Sunday, we had a surprise visit from Rob and Stacey.

Stacey was my pledge daughter in college and has a been a really good friend for a long time. They are a modern day "Brady Bunch" family. She has a girl and two boys and he has as girl and two boys. They all live with them but every other weekend, the kids go to the other parents. So they got a free weekend and came to see us. We hit golf course again. Only after Cowboy surprised me and bought me a some new golf clothes. (He has a "dry fit" shirt that I love and now so do I.)
Golfing and then out eat and then home for a few beers, movie and dessert. We are all such homebodies that we had no desire to go see the fireworks. We fed them a good breakfast and they were on their way.
Cowboy got really sick Monday afternoon. Chills and spiking fever. He was on the couch the rest of the day and I went to the neighbors for dinner. This morning, I took him to the doctors and then to get his script filled. He's on his way to a full recovery.
It was a great weekend. Now I need about 30 more of them in the next two months.