Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer is here!!

When you mention the word summer to many people, the first thing that comes to mind is sun, warm weather, swimming and vacations. If you say the word summer around me you will probably hear me start screaming.

This illustration is a great description of how my summer is. During the months of May-August my job has me completely tied up that I am unable to slow down to enjoy the warm weather and vacations of summer. Don't get me wrong, I love my job.

One example could be today, as many of you are planning your summer vacations or counting down the days until schools is out, I'm in here banging away on this computer trying to get ready for the summer shows and events for the NJAA.

In the last two weeks, my emails and phone calls a day have more than tripled!! Angus juniors are getting out of school and its time for mom and dad to start calling in to ask questions and get explanations.

Please enjoy your summer vacations and cocktails on the beach, as my summer will be spent on the road, at cattle shows and the National Junior Angus Show!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's all about how you keep your car!

I'm a firm believer of how you keep your car, is how organized you are. My car is never spotless, but is always picked up. I believe I keep my house and office the same way. It doesn't get dusted everyday, but its clean and organized. I can't stand getting into some one's car and they want me to sit on the papers in the passenger seat. Really?!?!

But off my soap box about how organized you should be....I want to show you these photos. I came out of the allergy Dr. and I saw this jeep parked beside me so I had to take some photos. At first I thought he was moving, but then I realized he was a Mr. Fix it.

I'm not sure where the man is going to sit.

I'm almost positive their is a hammer and a year old sandwich from McDonald's in the bottom of the Jeep that he hasn't seen for over years!!
The bad part about all of this is my dad is the same way. Yikes!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Who needs a boyfriend?....I have an 8 year old little sister!!

Due to the numerous unsuccessful relationships I've been in lately, I've found someone that is always there for me. She's only 8, but sure has taught me alot about life and what I need to look for in a serious relationship.

Today, I was having a bad day, and as soon as Alexys and I started off on our adventure to Michael's Craft Store, my attitude totally changed. She has a way of always putting a smile on my face!!

She always looks forward to seeing me, we solve the worlds problems together, and she even tells me the truth in a nice way (like what jeans make my butt look big!). She was also the first one to call and wish me Happy Birthday and to tell me that I should go to McDonalds to get a free breakfast for my birthday.

Alexys has done great things for me when it comes to finding a serious relationship. Just remember that if a guy likes he will make time to come see you, he will be excited to spend time with you, he will discuss life problems with you, and can't wait until the next time he sees you. Shelia said it best when she said, "Alexys adores you." I just need a man to adore me too!!

If your having problems with the opposite sex, I encourage you to 1. get a dog or 2. sign up for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Having a 8 year old little sister has taught me more about myself than I expected!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Pizza Bar

Power and Light has a new restaurant/bar called the Pizza Bar. I've always been impressed by the late night restaurants that cater to individuals who are out on the town living it up. This weekend was my 25th birthday so Shelia and I headed to P&L to celebrate.
After a few hours of celebrating we had one stop before the hotel....the Pizza bar. The pizza is pretty good, but the best part is the promptness of the time you get your pizza. They offer cheese or pepperoni pizza at like $3.50 a slice. You can also buy a whole pizza, but we didn't need that much.
It's well worth the pieces are HUGE and they serve your pizza on these wonderful china plates! I thought I would let you know our little secret about the last pit stop you need to take before leaving Power and Light!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Apple Blossom Parade

Yesterday was St. Joe's Apple Blossom Parade and it was a huge hit for all of the kids in town and half of Missouri. I have never been to a parade in town (besides the Mardi Gras parade which is for adults) so I didn't quite know what to expect. Let's just say people in St. Joe LOVE parades!!

Alexys has been waiting for this parade for days and on Friday she kept saying "I wish today was tomorrow." Every since I told her we were going to walk in the parade, she has been looking forward to this day. We have also been in the BB/BS progam long enough she could have her first overnight stay at my house so she stayed at my house on Friday night. Let's just say this weekend was something she was looking forward to for days.

The parade was long. I walked the entire route handing out books (great idea junior league) and flyers about the BB/BS organization. Alexys helped hand out books and then was in the back of the gator with a few of the others littles to help through candy. We didn't have enough candy nor books so by the middle of the parade all we had left was flyers (sorry kids!).

There was so many people watching the parade, I was very relieved with Alexys decided to get in the gator....I was afraid I was going to lose her in the crowd!

The parade ended up being a huge success. We both had a great time!!