totally forgot about the new pistol annies album out today.
thanks WG for the reminder!!!
it is now downloading via itunes!!!
for our world.
but this says it best and gives me hope.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fracti…on of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
ok, i will be the first to admit, i take crappy pictures. when i do take them.
so what i am saying is…
i have no record of my FABULOUS trip.
i am a terrible blogger!
but i did have an amazing time!! again. and we are already planning to go back next year!!
1- the FOOD!!!
ate at Royer’s…
LOVED EVERY BITE.
seriously. fried chicken, PIE, potato salad,PIE, buns and raspberry lemonade. and PIE.
to die for.
the hype is because it is fabulous. i am SOOO booking a table for supper next year!
(and uh, Tara, can i get the recipe for the potato salad!? i wanna be the coolest farmer’s wife out there and WOW them at brandings this year!!!)
2- the shopping.
spent some time shopping in Austin AND of course, down at the Round Top Antique grounds…
brought some fab stuff back!! but NO boots.
craziness i know! i just didn’t find any that blew my hair back. the girls i brought with me did though…a pair or two each!
the pastures were full of amazing, fabulous and heartbreaking stuff. heartbreaking in that NEXT TIME i am driving a semi trailer down. i have to. i might not live through another trip where i have to walk away from the furniture of my dreams…
3- the people!!
i didn’t get to see/meet half the people i was hoping too…darn cell phone service!
i am still sad. (ms. CHEEKS…wah!)
next year?! we will have to make more concrete plans!! (maybe Royer’s for dinner!?)
i did get to meet some locals (and yes, HI JOLIE!!), but most of them, once they found out we were from Canada, blamed us for bringing the cold weather!! lol. i denied it, but i will admit, it was easier to tour the grounds wearing every sweater i brought vs. sweating my brains out like last year…the friday and saturday however, the weather was GORGEOUS!!!
and there is a TON more to blab about, but i’ll save that for another day!!
did you go?! what was your top three?!
and i’m off like a herd of turtles…
and i will think of all of you every minute i am gone!
until i get back…
here are some things i am loving on these days!!
these are pretty!
scary. i know.
my girlie wants a bunny.
and yes, most kids do around easter…but we actually live somewhere that it might work.
i am getting a CUTE little chicken coop for spring. looks kinda like this…
but not that fancy…
i plan to paint it. a wild and fun color…
don’t tell my husband.
the coop can hold 4-6 hens, and i plan on 3 or 4.
now, can i add a bunny to that mix?! would they hate each other, or pretty much ignore one another?
i’ve googled and pinterested it and have found pretty favorable reviews.
any of you have any experience?!
so we don’t do the prom thing up here in canada.
we do “grad”. not really the same thing though.
i get to go to a PROM in less than 3 weeks…
what do i wear?!
and miss suzie of urbancountrystyle is wondering the same thing!! (we kinda are going together!!!)
anyone else wanna come?!
seriously!! the more the merrier!!
AND who is going to be there already?!
this very minute.
what is it you ask?!
sounds kinda intimidating, but don’t worry, you won’t have to do burpees (SUZIE!)
it’s actually a pretty fabulous idea. miss danielle of Bombshell by Day has been issuing weekly “girlie” challenges. and i love them.
i mean, any excuse to go buy new salon hair products or reflect on why i am so fabulous…
check it out and feel free to keep me updated…i’d love to hear if you are enjoying the challenges as much as i am!!