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If you are a "non-responder or OpenID-er" which to me means I have no way of responding to a comment that you've left, please leave a way for me to get in touch with you, especially if you're participating in a blog give-away or if you are asking for information or links.
By leaving your email within your comment, I can find you. I realize that this is sometimes a scary thing to do with scams and all but if you disguise the email as say.....
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this is the perfect way to hide from the unwanted eye. So please help me out if you are one of the non-responders.
Thank you, in advance.....Ravelly Rhonda!!

Jun 18, 2021

Zucchini in Abundance


One of my girlfriends gifted Mr. Cowboy & me with several large zucchini......OMG...... I was over the moon but only knew one way to cook them. So Google came in handy with an oven recipe.  There are several recipes to choose from. I use the one with Parmesan cheese.
Let's just say yummy doesn't even describe the tastiness.
Hope those of you who still have your dads around or granddads.....have a happy Father's Day weekend!

May 23, 2021

I Blinked And....


I blinked and they grew up! OMG!!!! 
Since Covid-19 came into our lives I hadn't seen my little people for over a year. And now some of them aren't little anymore. They all had hugs and kisses for GoGo and I love every precious moment.
We played Connect-4.....I lost numerous times. We talked in the pasture to visit the two bulls who were not impressed because we failed to bring cookies (AKA - range cubes); Austin stalked the humming birds with little success and finally they played in the rock pile that Mr. Cowboy hasn't finished spreading.
The boys haven't changed that much.....maybe a bit stouter....hehehehehehehe!  One has been working in another state but is back for good I hope.
And my daughter-in-law is looking great. I am truly blessed!
We all pigged out on burgers, hotdogs chips, pickles and sweet tea.
I baked three pecan pies. One for the day and other two went to each son. Now GoGo is about to crash on the sofa after all that clean-up.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial weekend next week. 
Mine came early.

May 13, 2021

What's Happening with Blogger?

 Mary noticed, as I have, that ads keep popping up with I'm loading my blog or just right in the middle of posting, it may go to an ad. Anyone else have this problem?

May 11, 2021

My Hero - Mr. Cowboy


The other day we ordered several loads of dirt and rocks to fix the driveway.  As soon as that first dump truck pulled into our area, his back tires sunk in the "sugar" sand we have an abundance of.  The poor guy was beside himself but Mr. Cowboy said "not to worry, I have something that will help to get you out."  After locating a very heavy chain he hooks onto the rear of the dump truck and fired up the dozer.  The rest of the loads were delivered with the dump truck backing into the yard.......hehehehehe.

May 2, 2021

A Sad Cry - A Happy Cry

 Yesterday my cousins and I went to another funeral. It was very sad and I had to do the resolution for our church.  As a was reading, I looked over to one of the family members who is a close cousin and a classmate, well I almost lost it a couple of time but managed to pull if off and walked back to my seat in tears thanking God that He saw me through. 

All of the experience weighed on me especially after the last funeral the other day.  As we drove home, there was silence in the car. I know we were all in our own heads about the whole thing.

When I got home I must admit, I cried a bit. Mr. Cowboy didn't go to the funeral and tried his best to lift my spirits. So told me to turn on the TV and veg out. So I thought, why not.  I channeled surfed for a bit and landed on a few minutes before the actual Kentucky Derby.  As the horse were loading up, I was drawn to their skinny legs and thought, how could they manage with all the noise, etc. but I kept watching and the announcer said, "And they're off!"  The first thing I observed was the white-ish horse in the lead.....the next thought was.....wow, there are a lot of horses....please don't bump into one another...that would not be good!! As things progressed I began to see the beauty of the horses, those skinny legs flying.....then there were four vying for the lead to the finish.....I found myself off my feet....hollering, "come on babies don't get hurt and fly, fly like the wind!"  One horse won out but as I was crying with tears of happiness my thoughts were how awesome God is to have created something so beautiful.....and how bless am I to have known a wonderful cousin who suffered for a little while but now is a rest in the Lord.

Thank you all for listening to my strange happenings.  Stay save everyone!! 

Apr 24, 2021

Tough Day

 Today is a tough one for me. Three people, relatives of mine, have passed away. Not from Covid-19 even.

My cousin Pam passed from an aggressive cancer. She fought hard but that fight is over...mercifully.

Another cousin passed away in his sleep and yet another from a massive heart attack.

No more suffering for them, I know this, so I'm trying to find that inner strength to face the families and I know I will because I know God is my strength & he is theirs as well.

I just needed to post about this today. Thanks for your listening ears.

Apr 5, 2021

Windmill progress


At the beginning of 2021 my wacky sisters challenged me to get back to sewing, quilting or just get off the old sofa and DO  SOMETHING!!
I did get the message but am a bit slow in getting things done.  Here's my version of the top of a windmill and barn just at dusk......I don't have a setting sun directions or anything else at this time....it may not even happen.....ssshhhhhhhh!!! Let's not mention this to the girls.
What's everyone else up to these days??

Mar 24, 2021

A Couple of Things


The migration of this little guy has started. It's a moth, of course and they are attracted to my garage night lights. This one is frozen in place for the moment because it's 45 degrees this morning......burrrr but not as cold as that icy weather we had the other week.

I have this card from my mom's things. It's my great-uncle's Brotherhood od Sleeping Car Porters. Mom talked about the travels Uncle A.D. and his wife took. I barely remember my uncle and not at all this wife but I will treasure this momento.

Mar 22, 2021

Spring Has Sprung & I'm So Glad

 Greetings everyone. Wow! I didn't realize how long it's been since I've posted. Warning, this post will be filled with photos of the goings on around the farm and a couple of my favorite commercial videos thrown in.

First, my neighbor sold his old farm house and had it moved about 7 miles away.

Four days of digging, hammering, lifting, dragging & more cussing than I ever want to listen to again.....the house was finally on the truck....however, it was getting dark so the sheriff's deputy get the movers would have to start for the new destination in the morning....guess what?! They left the house right in the middle of the road all night long. Mind you, this is a 1 1/2 car road as it is, so they blocked all traffic overnight.  Some of the people who live further down from me were stymied when trying to make it home that night. Of course there's a different route they can take but I can imagine them driving home & all of a sudden there's a house in the middle of the road & you can't get around it & you're wondering, "Have I lost my mind!"

Then there were the 2 snow & ice storms......OMG!!!!!

I was so afraid that the over a hundred year oak tree was going to fall over from all that ice on its branches but thank goodness it stood strong.  As you might have heard, the power was out for days & the water as well. Thank goodness we have a generator which powered the whole house. We even had Internet capability throughout.

Before all all the snow happened, Mr. Cowboy decided he wanted a new garage but I'm naming it the "doghouse" ....hehehehehehehehe.
I'll take photos as things progress. The guys are kind of backed up from all the bad weather.

Finally, here are two of my favorite commercials.  Every time I see them, I nearly fall over with giggles.

Do you have any commercials that you love to watch over and over?


Feb 16, 2021

Ice and Snow


Ok, so I shouldn't have complained the other day. 
This time ice came before all the snow.......OMG!!!! See Mr. Cowboy's footsteps in the snow? That's about 7 or 8 inches worth depending on the surface area levelness....is that a word?
Anyway, Mr. Cowboy forbid me to leave the house...whew!!! I am secretly happy about that suggestion.  Now to the temperature.  Last night it was a -3 degrees with a wind chill factor of -7 so can I say bbbbbbbuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrr!! One of my blogging friends says she lives in Canada.....girlfriend I don't think I could manage living there. My pastor's wife is visiting in Florida and says it's around 80 degrees where she is.....now that's my like of weather......did I mention I love summer...hehehehe!
Ok, I finished complaining....for the moment. Take care everyone & keep safe! 

Feb 13, 2021

Something Is Wrong!!!


See this photo? Really take a good look at it. There's ice on the branches. The reason I'm talking about it is because.......well I live in central-ish Texas and we don't get this kind of weather around here very often. It's been about 15 years since I've seen it. Remember just the other week we had 6 inches of snow which took several days to melt.  Anyway, I slid down the steps of the porch the other day.....there was nothing I could do, I thought as I progressed down, down, down. Mr. Cowboy came running and joked that he thought there was an earthquake happening. Needless to say, I was not amused one bit. But I think he was joking because it scared me too. At least that's what he had better been thinking.
I'm ok. Just a couple of bruises. Thank goodness no broken bones. I've not gone outside again for the past couple of days and there's still ice everywhere.
Did I mention that I love summertime.....!
How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

Jan 26, 2021



The other week it snowed here in central-ish Texas in January. This is rare and it snowed all day long....another rarity. Mr. Cowboy ventured outside and came back with the giant snowball you see here. Altogether we got 6 inches of snow. It took four days for the snow to melt mainly because our weather was overcast. 
I did manage to get outside for a bit, threw several snowballs at Mr. Cowboy but he was way better than me at that game so I ran inside......I didn't get a picture of that....sorry.
Is anyone else getting any unusual weather where you live?

Jan 24, 2021

A Little Mojo In Me & A New Favorite Song

 I haven’t been sewing anything lately so my quilting sisters kept encouraging me to try. I made up my mind to jump in the game with both feet. We are making samplers with different sized blocks or whatever works for the individual. 

I'm doing a Wood Duck:

I need to add a little something but have a mind block for the moment.....LOL! 

Now for the song (Eclectic Me)........I love some commercials and saw the one where the kid was under the table eating the whole dish of dessert. The song that went with it is from Chuck Barry. The song makes me happy so I'm sharing it with you all. Enjoy!

Nov 1, 2020


 Happy 1st of November everyone!  I don't know where October went. I blinked and it was over. 

I'm celebrating Mr. Cowboy and me this month.....no, it's not an anniversary or anything like that. He's just the greatest guy to me.

To Mr. Cowboy

......this is one of my favorite songs

Oct 7, 2020

To My Blogger Friends

 Thank you all for responding to my cries of woes on the comment thingy. So far I've tried all the suggestions with no success. I'll keep trying though. I'm sure I'm not doing something correctly.....(Mr. Cowboy says it's me anyway)!  Sigh.............In the mean time.........it's back to the hay fields for me.

Oct 6, 2020

The Eyes Have It!

 Before I begin this post......does anyone have suggestions as to how I can respond to the comments left on each post. I'm at a loss. I use to get notifications via email but now.....NOTHING. It's frustrating because I really want to respond.  HELP!!!!!!!


So, when I taught fourth graders, each Friday was art day. We had a blast. I'd stand at the chalkboard with a large piece of paper taped to it and all my pencils at hand. The kids were seated at their desks with all their pencils and colors. That's one of the things I miss greatly.  Anyway, I decided to pick up drawing again.  It will take some time to get back up to speed so I'm grateful for youTube lessons.

I was using Mr. Cowboy's golf pencils so the shading is not very good at all.  I'll need to practice these steps several time over until I'm happy with the look.
Until next time. Stay safe everyone!!!



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