Thursday 22. June 2017


Damn, doesn’t feel like we should already be almost a month into summer break.  Have been running with Drivers Ed since a week after school ended for the year, thankfully almost done…drives one last time tomorrow and three more classes in the next two weeks.  Will be so nice when Bubba gets his school license and can drive himself to school this coming year and Old Boy and I won’t have to play tag on the almost hour round trip each morning.  It’s been worth it though, so glad we decided to open enroll outside of our school district.  Bubba feels as though he belongs at WC more than he did at MVAO.  

Been such an odd summer.  The first couple weeks it felt like the guys were constantly up my butt and I was beginning to feel enclosed.  The past week has been the exact opposite, the boys have been busy.  

Told Old Boy earlier tonight that this difference in how Bubba is compared to K at his age, day and night difference and feels strange to Ma.  When K was 15 our house was where the group landed more often than not, I was always running with K and friends.  

Even as seniors in high school I recall telling Old Boy that the girls needed to get a life, they most often than not spent weekend evenings at home with us.  I never complained, just thought it was odd because we were always out and about on the weekends or would be in the basement watching movies, not sitting in the living room with the family.

K was never much of one to enjoy being away from home.  Could pry count on both hands how many times she spent the night with friends at their homes in all her school years, she could usually talk her friends into coming to our place instead.  Never complained and still don’t, really enjoyed all those years.  

Bubba is a different cat, he will go and do with his buddies and even spend the night here and there, a few times he’s even gone for the entire weekend.  The boys are fishing, roping and sitting around the bond fire in our yard almost daily.  So different from his sister.  Can only imagine what his high school years are going to be like…he’s already had four girlfriends that I know of, three who’ve been here to “hang out”.  Lord help me with this one!  

This past weekend was Father’s Day.  Decided to go a bit crazy with my dad this year being I’m always treating mom, she’d easy to get little things for…dad, not so much.  Late in the day Sunday Bubba and I went to where dad was roping to take his basket.  One of the many things in the basket was a bottle of Black Velvet.  Dad was tickled, mother was not.  I’ve gotten an ear from her twice now.  Note…no more booze for grampa!  

But you know, being the baby of the family…it’s my job to cause problems!  🙂



Monday 19. June 2017


Enjoying summer at the homestead, going whichever the way the wind blows lately.

Have been enjoying taking over cattle chores.  The four longhorns aren’t very nice to Herman, our little guy, don’t like to let him up to the bunk until the corn is gone…have been bonding with him, Kirk would say SPOILING him, such a sweet little guy!

Slowly getting the weeding done among all the flowers, loving watching them start to bloom.  The lilies are going crazy right now.

Enjoyed an entire weekend to myself this past weekend, the boys had a two day roping in southern Iowa.