Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Today

I unzipped the camera bag this morning and there was a carrot. No camera, but a nice plastic carrot from the play kitchen. It seems daily, I'm losing my marbles a little bit more-I have no idea if it was Taylin who put the carrot in there, or if I did.
Right now, as I'm about to press publish, big wet flakes of snow are coming down. It's springtime in Alberta and no one knows exactly what that means.
In further news that Sugar Bear got to see a wet calf yesterday and it's been all the talk. Even more perplexing are the earrings on the calves.


New calves and new hounds. Yes sirree, we also got a new hound. He arrived for Easter and has dug his way into our hearts. He can't help the fact he was formerly named Wolfie or that sometimes he boos like a coonhound, despite being a wolfhound cross. He doesn't chase cattle or people, but oh, my oh mighty, the barn cats have been hanging out in the loft. They don't strut around here ownin' this pad any longer. The pooch is loved and talked about almost as regularly as the calves. Please, dear doggy, live to be a hundred plus one, my babies will bawl.


Also ladies, when I say things like "oh, my oh mighty," feel free to imagine it being said with the utMOST southern drawl. It sounds so much better. We once hauled horses to Texas, I may have been eleven years old, and we were in the great state for only a day or two, but I think it gives me the go ahead to drawl my words out. No, you say? Alright, back to flat talkin...


Anyway, those calves. Calves lead me outside and being outside opens my eyes to all the forsaken, eighty sixed houses. Fence post picking has become a problem; there will be no more scavenging until all my painting and projects are complete. My Auntie asked me yesterday about one of the houses I looked through recently and referenced the photos on my blog, she thought it looked like someone had just left the house...all the books and stuff that were just sitting there. I don't know what she was talking about, but I'm afraid she meant my OWN, lived in house. Maybe my aunt had seen photos of our shack and just maybe it looks abandoned and crazy; time to hit some Spring cleaning. Someone else brought up that there is a TV show about people hoarding j-unk. Why was this brought up in front of moi? You mean a little scrap of leather from a hundred years ago isn't something to hold onto? Geesh...





Speaking of spring scraping, purifying, scouring, have you tried that Norwex stuff out? Now, it's all the environmentally friendly rage, but the reason I love it is the cloth's work, kids. I love them for windows and my sis uses them on all her stainless steel stuff. Some folks love them because it's a green product Now, you might quit reading this here blog, but I couldn't care less that it's green. It's a bonus, but when the flu has gone through this house, don't give me any of that antibacterial stuff that has silver junk in it to clean, I just love a good, solid, big bottle of bleach. You smell that bleach? You know it's clean. Haters don't be hatin'. If you are local and want to try the stuff out call Jody Toews. She probably has that stuff locked up & stocked up in her closet. If she doesn't I'm sure she can hunt it down, the woman has selling powers, I tell you. Shoot me an e-mail and I will give you her land location. No stalkin, y'alls (yes, the y'alls should be used with an appropriate drawl as well. I digress, I mean regress...maybe progress?)


Now if this post doesn't scream random to you, wait until I insert some photos. Recently someone linked up my blog to theirs (super friendly of them) and I was listed as a blog that was "dreamy, wistful, and sentimental." Hmmmm. I caught myself snapping photos of all these old buildings, basically being sentimental about it all and thought, "Egadzooks! She hit the nail on the head!" It frightened and shook me up a little, like a piece of shake n bake chicken, but I believe the buzzer has gone off. It's time to pull my head out of the clouds and live in the today, 'cause the today is where it's at.


23 comments:

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Oh, I hear ya about losing it! I am really forgetful these days.

It was "snizzling" (snow and drizzle) and even hailing little ice balls a little yesterday. Crazy stuff. But, I think I should probably risk it anyway and get the kids' snow clothes put away and get to my Spring cleaning soon, too.

Love your photography, as always. :) And I love the random little bits, too.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I wonder who described you as 'dreamy/wistful/sentimental'? It is a rather fitting description - sorry if it shook you up though. It is a lovely way to write and view the world.

Crystal said...

I love this post! reminds me of myself on many days when the mind wanders and people just look at me and wonder where that thought came from!
I also love the pic of the power lines, the color is so dramatic.
We are not getting snow and I sure hope we dont, I much prefer rain to snow anyday!

basebell6 said...

HAHAHAHAHA about your aunt's comment maybe being about your house!!! the same exact reason i make every effort to never let my mother in my house! :)

The Goerzen Girls...and Art said...

Hi there! Just stumbled across your blog, and love it! I am a fellow Albertan, have 4 daughters, love all things old and country... Have a great day! Pop by and say hello if you have a chance... thegoerzengirls.blogspot.com

fernvalley01 said...

Always love your posts random or not, spring cleaning bug is here too, I just don't know where to start

LindaG said...

Loved your pictures and your post.
Happy Friday! :o)

Karen said...

I love a good random post, losts of great stuff here! And bleach does does the job, period the end. I'm so not local, wonder if that stuff is available in Connecticut?

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds weird stuff in everyday places (like the carrot in the camera case). I love reading your random thoughts, Cheyenne. Please don't ever stop. Your pictures remind me a lot of my own stomping grounds which I love.

Keep on writing and clicking.

Jody

Grandma K said...

Love the pictures!

"It's springtime in Alberta and no one knows exactly what that means". ..... that is so very, very true! Just look outside the window this morning, April 13, Friday to be exact..... I hear the wind a'howling, it sounds like the dead of winter.

Also love 'random', that is life isn't it?

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Great fun to read today, Cheyenne. Pics are winsome and evocative. Greetings from Northern California where the redwoods grow so tall the clouds sometimes cannot reach the tops of the sweeping branches.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Cheyenne~ love your blog! It's darling and I can't wait to read more! I just signed up to follow.
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Suzie Salmon said...

I could read your random thoughts ALL day long! And I too once visited Texas (if you count a stop in the Dallas airport as a visit)...the drawl stuck with me ever since y'all! ;)

Rachel said...

Love your random thoughts you share, and your beautiful pictures!! :)

Lowell & Julie said...

You. Are. Hilarious. And the more random the better I say!
PS- I HOPE it was YOU that put the carrot in the camera bag. Makes me feel a wee bit better about my current state of lost marbles... :)

Katie Olthoff said...

lol on the carrot.

And yes, I love Norwex. And since I'm one of those big, evil, factory farms, I guess I need to balance out my environmental evils, right?

Jennifer said...

I just loved this random post! And your pictures!!!
I'm with you on the bleach too... I think it smells clean!

Washer Mom Val said...

Refreshing blog!

Angie Berry said...

Your Sugar Bear is so cute, she will remember that for the rest of her life!

I'm definitely not Southern... too much of that talk gives me a headache, lol.

I'm a bleach kinda gal too. You're right... you smell that bleach, you KNOW it's clean!

Cute post girl. Random? Very. But that's what I love about you. =] And the fact that you are always cracking me up!

Anonymous said...

Hey honnie, we all get crazy sometimes... I don't think we would be sane if we didn't! Hehe:) great pic.s and great post!!! Made some more barbed wire crazies last night!! ( thought it fit your theme on "crazy" talk:)

mommyiscoocoo said...

Love this! Beautiful pictures!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love your photography!! Gorgeous, I hope you are warmed up by now.

Anna said...

Girl, you are too much. This is hilarious. I'm with you on the bleach :)

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