Friday, July 9, 2010

A Motley Group of Thoughts

Since I tend to keep it a little random here on the prairies, I'll give you a bit of an update of the craziness nothingness that has been going on....in no particular order!

1) The gypsies called today, they are safe on a working farm near Rocky Mountain House and lost their precious cat en route. For all you nay sayers and non believers of the circus story of my life, they will be on CTV news at 6:00 tonight. Yes, we dined with near celebrities. Since we don't have TV, I will definitely be skulking out a house to watch the news. Watch out, I could be coming to your house, with a smelly baby in tow.

2) Yes, a smelly baby. Have you ever heard the quote by Roy Rogers, "Never kick a cow chip on a hot day?" You can quote me, never leave a fast baby, with curious hands anywhere near where cattle are run on a hot day. You'll be in for a treat! You might just come home and give the babe a scrub in the sink long before bedtime. Remember G, (and I don't mean G as in G-dawg, G-unit, just G) she let's her lil' girl wander around in the winter carrying horse, ahem, droppings. They are frozen, what's the harm? They don't go in her mouth (yes, things are a little different on those big ranches out east) but she assures me this same rule does not apply in the summer. Lesson learned.

3)I said goodbye to a dear friend today who will be moving to a land of swimming pools and fruit trees. I'm pretty sure I've never heard of such wonders. We live in a land where there are heat alerts (in Toronto) when the weather soars to 27 degrees Celsius and we have shelters at the ends of our lanes for the children to wait for the bus in. I am going to miss her piles and am expecting her to package up some sunshine and send it my way. I will be sure to package her some snow and wind to remind her of the prairies.

4)My cupboards are cleaned out! Hooray! I love taking  things out of their original packaging and putting them in something 'cute.'  Things like old jars for my muffin liners, a cute red enamelware bowl for my coffee filters, and a sweet, red and white vintage inspired snack bin. It feels good to have them cleaned, it won't stay that way long, if you want to come look at my cupboards, come today. Possibly you have until tomorrow-by the day after that they will be a disaster.

5)The greatest outdoor show on earth is on now in the big city. People come from all over the world to see the Calgary Stampede. We grew up going to a lot of rodeos. Innisfail, Olds, Three Hills, Airdrie...all these lil' towns I've visited and some I have possibly 'muttin' busted' at as a child. The big, old Calgary Stampede I've been to twice. Once when my husband and I were dating (the first time I had been there) the second time was last year. Someday I will write a post on my Grandpa and  his friend Ralph Loosmore in good ol' cow town...the stories are legendary and you may have a little trouble believing them. If you knew my Grandpa-you would not, he was legendary.

6)I am roping my Dad into making some things for Little Prairie Baby. You heard it here first ladies and gentlemen, the Prairie Pirate himself will be handcrafting some stuff in the loft of the barn for your precious babe. If you would like to encourage him in his endeavor, feel free to contact me, I can give you his full contact information and the land location where my folks live. He loves visitors and phone calls after 9:00 at night.

16 comments:

Enjoying the Scenery said...

I love motley group of thoughts!! And I'm with ya on number 4! Love when my cupboards/pantry look all nice and organized! But how long they stay that way is the sad part! : )

Anna said...

I have always wanted to visit the Stampede...when I do I will let you know!!! And yay for clean cupboards...even if it is only temporary :)

Kristin said...

how bout anna swings by and picks me up on our way up for a visit?!? :0) have always wanted to go the stampede..in fact a horse rancher from my area will be showing his horses there...shooting star ranch and their morgan horses...told them i wanted to come along...sigh...maybe next year!! :0)

G said...

So glad that I've made your blog.. twice now! Not quite as famous as the gypsies. If we had TV I would have watched it. Yayy for the cleaning, and whoot whoot that it's over!!!!! I had no idea your pops was a talented wood craftsman as well as his many other talents. I'm coming to see what he's constructing, Kit can test it, make sure it passes inspection. Yes my child does carry around frozen horse terds. I tell myself it could be worse, don't want to really know what that could be;) Chey will keep yah posted. Great Post Chey!

prairiegirl said...

ok so iv'e posted now 3 times and obviously my computer ain't working..anyhow Chey i will personally pack you up some sunshine and deliver it to you my prairie sister... and by the way i thinks quite beneficial for kids to eat horse terds- improves immunity..lol:)love ya

cityfarmer said...

your life sounds dream-y ...
I'm new here and all because you dropped in ...
guess I'd better saddle up and get to the stampede er housecleaning

oh and I'm "following" your stampede, too

hugs

Ann On and On... said...

My husband and I were just talking about the Stampede. He was there 5 years ago when we lived in Montana.
The stinky baby makes me giggle!

Grandma K said...

It doesn't really sound like 'nothingness' to me! But then the cleaning of one small cupboard is a major accomplishment at my 'age', well, that is the excuse I have decided to use.....
Yeah for the wood worker! I wonder what 'sayings' are used to describe wood....
Keep up the blogging! I so enjoy each post.
And yes, things are 'unique' in that east country! Right G? It is an amazing place to raise a family.

Cora said...

I love taking things out of their containers and putting them in my own too! Rice, pasta, etc...to name a few. It makes the pantry look better too. You want some heat...well we have plenty to share from south Alabama....with the heat index at 106 some days and the humidity is unbearable...now if I could just figure out how to get it up there to you!
Thanks for your visit to my bloggy place....I enjoyed it :) Please come by again!

Dena said...

I have the cutest pantry at my new place here and I can't wait to gussy it up with containers :) We've got heat out here too...never below 100 degrees in the summer (Califrnia Desert). Can't wait to see what the winters are like!

Hugs,
Dena

Linda said...

Hey thanks for stopping by and commenting...always nice to meet Alberta bloggers......for a while there I thought I was the only one out here. I saw your gypsies on the TV the other night. I used to put things in nice jars and I liked it........UNTIL the Bossman decided to make pancakes (he NEVER cooks b.t.w.) for ME and thought the baking soda might be flour:(

McVal said...

I'd love to see your cupboards! Then sic you onto mine!
Never heard of the cow pie line... will start using it!

Jennifer said...

Oh I would love to go to the Stampede someday!

Lizzi said...

Your writing is so entertaining :-) Now following your blog...I happened to have a comment from you on my blog and checked to see where your bloggy home was :-)

fernvalley01 said...

My cupboards got a good cleaning when I moved into my new kitchen, but I hope I don't ever wait that long again.Its a pain but its also awfully nice to have spanky clean cupboards

NaomiG said...

:-) Oh dear. Frozen poop. It's a frozen poopsicle!! :-) You really need more pics of where you live, it sounds amazing. I've been to Calgary once in my life, and I've passed through the Alberta province once on my way to Saskatchawan for a family wedding. I loved it!

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