Saturday, February 25, 2012

San Antonio Rodeo 2012

The girls have been wanting to go to the rodeo, so Thursday we picked up Mom and headed over. We lucked out and found good parking, which would turn out not so great when we left, we exited the rodeo on the complete opposite side and had to walk what felt like hours to get to the car. In reality it was only a ten to fifteen minute walk, but we were so tired and thirsty and exhausted I felt like calling a cab to drive me to my car! Ha!

We walked through the cattle area upon entering the rodeo. You can imagine how marvelous it smelled. We also left the rodeo this way but somehow ended up so far away from our car. I never in my life saw my Mom walk as fast as she did when she walked through this area!


We walked around inside, looked at all the vendors then headed out for some snacks. The weather was nice, almost too warm, quite a departure from the usual Rodeo weather, where we are bundled up and hoping not to get sick from being out in it.

The HEB Buckaroo attraction was cute. We "milked" a cow, saw different veggies being grown, saw live bees making honey. It was neat.

We headed over to the carnival. CC wanted to win a goldfish (there were none), Lena wanted to find and win a Domo (which she did) and I wanted a funnel cake!

Lena "threw" two hoops over the ducks heads...thank you carnival worker lady!

And she picked out her Domo......

And I got my funnel cake!! I remember when my grandmother used to make them homemade for me....there is nothing like it! I remember standing by her at the stove and watching in excitement as she snaked the batter around and around and looped it about, making it just right!

Earlier in the week (Tuesday) Mom came over and we girls left to run some errands. We ended up at World Market. I found this lovely French clock (who am I kidding? It was probably "Made in China!") was huge!! I would love to be able to incorporate it somewhere in my decor.

Mom, being the artist she is, found these prints that she loved. This ship was her favorite, minus the boy and dog.

And if you know Mom, especially circa 1980's Mom, this would have fit in perfectly to any room of our house. I do hope she recreates this one. I told her if she does, I want it!

And Lena found this strikingly handsome man on a St. Patrick's Day was too funny, and really gross at the same time, to NOT take a picture of!

Yesterday we visited Sister Lassen. She has been sick with her heart. I brought her a rotisserie chicken, beans and potato salad, just a little something so she doesn't have to worry about cooking for a couple of days. She was out of breath and easily tired but we had a nice visit and chat and of course listened to her wonderful stories. That woman should write a memoir. Her life has been a truly interesting one. She even showed us the ship she came over from Denmark on, along with the schedule and weather detail from 1953!

I also visited a former boss who had a heart attack the night prior. Maria was so happy to see me. She cried. I brought her a lovely bouquet of flowers. I am keeping both Maria and Sister Lassen in my prayers. They are both remarkable ladies who have so much to give those around them!



Hi April! Always glad to see your smiling face at my blog! Trying to catch up visiting blogs and also getting organized with this new Linky business with google reader leaving! Ugh! It seems like Linky is more complicated! So have a good weekend and congrats on that new job! You will be wonderful.
Your post was beautifully written. You are a very thoughtful person. Hugs Anne

Red Door Home

Looks like such a fun time! Thanks for sharing your day.


O, what a great time you must have had. I really enjoyed this post. :))
Happy weekend.
xo bj


Oh girl...thanks for sharing your day. What fun! I love seeing all the smiling faces.

That card???? Is it FER-REEL? :) OMGOSH! I'm SKERD!


Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques

How sweet of you to take a meal and to visit a friend. You must be well loved in return!

The rodeo looks like it was a LOT of fun!

~Tablescapes By Diane~

Hi lovely lady.
We are having the Houston Liveshock show Rodeo right now.
I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

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