The Busyness in Our Lives

This past week was indeed a busy one. Morgan had Spring Formal (homeschoolers version of prom) Friday night, her last youth turkey hunt early Saturday morning and finally, 4-H shooting sports practice Sunday afternoon.  In the midst of all of this, school work was done. Not much might I add!  Yikes!  

In preparation for these activities, camo and artillery were gathered and Morgan was girlied up!  We spent most of Friday afternoon at a friend’s salon getting Morgan ready. She had the works:  manicure, pedicure, makeup and hair done. She looked fabulous!  This momma was so proud and gushed over it all. Morgan on the other hand was more like, “hmm.”  

Don’t get me wrong, she appreciated the hard work that went into all of this, but it’s just not her cup of tea.  She’s more of a camo-clad, gun toting, hunting, archery and skeet shooting kind of girl. Several parents came up to us after formal telling us Morgan was ready to go early because of the turkey youth hunt Saturday morning. They got a kick out of her. 

Sadly, she didn’t kill a turkey, but had a good time with her dad. These are precious times the two of them spend together and we thank God for these. 

Sunday afternoon was just as busy. Morgan’s 4-H Shooting Sports Club met and had practice. She dominated the boys in archery and did great in the skeet shooting practice, considering this was the second time she had ever shot skeet!  

Needless to say, we were one worn out family come Sunday night. Our Monday co-op was cancelled due to state testing, and since Morgan is no longer required to test, we slept in Monday and caught up on errands. Today, however, we are back to the grind. She’s busy with schoolwork now, and I’ve got a few days of laundry piled up that needs attention. Eek!

Blessing to you all, 


James 4:14-15

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

She’s not in heels in this picture. However I am, and I’m still the short one!   

Baby, It’s Cold Outside and the Redneck Archery Range is in Full Swing

Maybe it’s not too cold for some, but for me, it’s absolutely freezing! The high today was in the mid twenties. Tonight it’s going to be a whopping 9 degrees! Yikes!

Morgan is still battling sinus gunk and has a low grade temperature. Still whining about not getting to go outside. And still whining about a new site for her bow. Poor, tortured soul!

Thankfully, her target is still set up in the man cave and can shoot her bow from the living room down into the target in there. Still complaining about “the going outside where she can shoot farther back.” You see, her grand idea of standing on the platform of the stairs was shot down by mean ol’ momma aka me. I will say this, she was very passionate with her argument and made great points. But, as always, mom wins out. She’ll be better soon and can go out and shoot then.

As for the new site for her bow, she really doesn’t know which to get. She has been on every social network and bow websites researching and asking. Still not sure what she wants. Suggestions? Anyone?

She’s got two bows, one for hunting (Diamond) and one for competitions (Elite). Her competition bow is the one in need of a new site. Never mind the fact she got this bow and all the amenities back last June for her birthday. Ah, the spoiled girl. Very. Spoiled.

Blessings to y’all,


Another day in the archery range, er, the man cave!


Impending Winter Storm Gloom and Doom

As I mentioned late last night, we were under a winter weather advisory here in Northeast Arkansas.  It sleeted more than it snowed.  Believe it or not, it was 65 degrees Saturday while we were delivering flowers. Crazy weather here-warm one day, freezing the next. I think we made it to a whopping 25 degrees today.

Unfortunately, Morgan is coming down with a cold and could not go out to shoot her bow.  So, what does dear ol’ dad do for his die-hard archer girl?  Bring her target inside and set it up in his man cave!  She opened up the door to the man cave and shot her bow in the living room.  How redneck are we?


I did go outside for a few snapshots while the snow was falling. Brr! It was cold out today!

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I personally think the pines are simply gorgeous with snow. My magnolia looks lovely, too, but lonely. Probably because it’s the only one I’ve got! 😜 My quaint, yellow “Addams Family” bench looks really blah. I know, I need to repaint it. That will be a spring project, and frankly, I’m still mulling over what color I want to paint it this year. It’s been dark green and now yellow. I’m thinking a baby blue might be the color, or a bold and bright cherry red! Yes, I repaint some, not all of my lawn furniture and decor every year. I’m crazy like that!
Well, here’s to staying warm and praying for spring to make its debut soon. Very. Soon.

Blessings to y’all!