Sunday, July 28, 2019

Travis Tritt In Concert

On Friday night, I was able to take a dear friend of mine to see Travis Tritt in concert. It was her first time seeing him and I believe that she truly had a good time. I had seen him several other times, but it had been several years. Let me just say that he has not lost a thing in those years- not looks or talent!

For anyone that does not know, Travis Tritt is a country musician that appeared on Warner Records in 1989 and has had a solid career to this day. He has had 5 number one hits as well as many others that have hit the top ten. At least 7 of his albums have gone platinum or higher according to the Recording Industry Association of America. His talent is amazing and he is unspeakably one of the best in country music.
His music was mostly upbeat with a little bit of southern rock mixed in with the country. He truly is a great entertainer and musician. His band is a strong part of his show and he is fully aware how important they are to him. The guitarist in this picture to the left has been with him for over 30 years. That says a lot about his character to me as we all know a good musician can easily find a new band to go with if they wanted too. 

During the concert, which was mostly his older songs that are very well known , he also done a tribute to Waylon Jennings. He stated that Waylon was like a second father to him. He certainly honored him well while performing "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" . He also sang just like Willie Nelson, which was a very big surprise. 
A true talent! 

Thursday, July 18, 2019


H-O-T! That seems to be the forecast for much of the United States at the moment. A massive heat wave has taken over 2/3rds of the United States for the rest of this week and the weekend and there are many excessive heat warnings out currently in our area.

Temperatures ranging in the 90's and above with heat indexes as high as 110- 115 degrees F are expected in many areas. These are dangerous temperatures and people that are outside for any amount of time need to be extra prepared to deal with those kinds of temperatures. These types of temperatures can kill the young and the elderly. Please pay attention to the people around you especially elderly neighbors that might not have anyone with them. It truly is not a bother to ask them if they have air conditioning or fans. If they don't , please see if you can help get them to a shelter where they can be cool.

Stay hydrated! Water, water, water and a lot of it if you will be out in the heat. Other drinks, especially those with caffeine can dehydrate you more in this heat. Water is the best drink! Avoid sugary drinks as well as alcohol as they will do more harm than good to a body that is in extreme heat. 

Fans and air conditioners will be going full force in most of the country. A fan is not the best option as it will just circulate the hot air, but it is better than nothing at all. I highly recommend if you are going to be outside that you have some type of fan near you to aid in keeping your body temperatures down. 

Avoid the direct sunlight. I just walked out to check on the cows and found the sun was really scorching. I came back in and found an umbrella to cover myself with while I walked out there. 
It may not be the most fashionable way to walk to check on the cattle, but it certainly kept the direct sunlight from my face, arms, etc. Cowboy boots and an umbrella might be a new fashion statement in the farm world. 

Stay cool! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday #1

I am going to attempt to do a new type of post each Wednesday now and entitle it Wonderful Wednesday just because we all refer to Wednesday as Hump Day and I am a not a huge fan of that phrase and Wednesdays always seem to be the day that not a lot happens here so I am going to dedicate this day for a special and different type of post.

I will not always write about the same things or anything particular on Wonderful Wednesday, but I will attempt to remember to write each Wednesday. If anyone has a subject that they would like me to mention on Wonderful Wednesday, simply send me a quick message and I will do just that.

For today, I am going to first mention that I am fighting yet another summer sinus infection or severe allergy flair up. UGH! I hate feeling bad as it takes so much time away from other things, but I have got to relax a little and read.

Lately I have been very interested in reading Amish stories and The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis is a really good one. You can find the Amazon link here. It's an interesting story about a young Englisher that wants to become Old Order Amish and here venture into a world that is very different from what she has lived. She finds that not everyone in the Amish community is following the rules as they are supposed to be.

Of course, I have also read another book by my favorite author, Karen Kingsbury In This Moment. This story revolves around high school principal, Wendell Quinn and his decision to start an after school Bible study group in a public high school where kids struggle with drugs, death, etc. Here is the Amazon link for it as well. 

I must also tell you that I took my grand doll on her first official trail ride a couple of weeks ago while we were camping and she loved it. She talked non stop and was aware of everything on the trail. I was fully aware that my saddle is not big enough for the two of us, but we have already solved that issue by finding a larger saddle that my husband rode in before he suffered with his back issues. 

We started out a short ride and it turned into about 2 hours that we were gone. She rode through the creek, up hill, down hill, across a ridge that offers amazing views. We saw birds and talked about different wildlife that would be possible to see. 
This is our latest horse, Sugar and she is a doll. She is about 19 or 20, but she is a been there, done that horse that is safe to be trail ridden by the two of us. She rode nice and smooth and was so gentle with everything she done. I would even allow my grand doll to ride her alone with myself on the trail with her once she knows how to control the reins. What a great time to learn! What a fun experience for me and her!!Anyway, my hubby is inside and wanting to talk, so that is all for this week of Wonderful Wednesday!

Mother's Day

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