Friday, August 12, 2011

A Trip...down the rabbit hole...

Getting ready to take on the day....a late start...I must say...but, then...what is 'late' really?....anyway...if there is a 'start', and an 'end', I guess the rest is irrelevant....
Guess I pushed a bit too hard, yesterday....tho, I got very little accomplished...came up to the house at 3, and fell asleep...for hours...
I wanted to get the truck unloaded, and reloaded.... but none of it got done... It has been a glorious week....and I've spent most of it down....
My mind is whirling...about what I'm taking to Gold Rush...Peg will be coming... and I am excited to see her....I do miss her so....She has been working on the Beautiful Gourds...non stop...I can't wait to see her latest collection...but mostly...see her...
Amy and Allyson are coming to Gold Rush, and staying with us...It will be a Lovely Time...
I took Polly out, for her walk, yesterday morning...then...Scout...I took him to one of the apple trees...and let him clean up all of the wind falls...He rooted around, and found a few... then he grabbed onto a cockle bur weed..and threw it 10 feet in the air... but not before, he got several in his mane... I picked them all out.... they can get so gnarled in hair, they are a nightmare to get out...I remember, as a child....my hair was so long...and thick....I'd spend the day, out with the horses...and my hair would have cockle burs in it...Mom finally gave up, trying to comb through it... one morning... and behind my back, literally...cut all my hair off...I cried...
 I took Scout out on a 30 foot lunge line....and gave him a good work out....yesterday morning... I think he enjoys our time together...even if we do both sweat a lot....he has been good therapy, for me...
I visited with Steph, this morning....she's just back from Canada...{stephanie brandenberg studios} {fern hill} {be sure and check out Fern Hill, in South Amana, 319-622-3627 they are having a Shop Hop, this weekend....a Perfect time to see all of Steph's Original Fabric Designs...}Oh my.... I do know The American Queen, life style.... I have been so blessed, that I have been able to slow down a bit, this Summer...I know my time on the hot seat, draws near....a busy Fall, no doubt... but...for Everything, there is a Season.... a time to stand still...wait...and reflect...
God has a way, of touching you...when you least expect it....
Polly has been waiting for her walk, this morning......I spent much time, on the phone, with Steph....so, I was going to run outside, and take Polly for a walk... without washing my face....or brushing my hair...but then, thought better of it... It's late....and who knows who might be stopping by...
I started brushing my hair...and the brush got all snarled up...I thought....what in the world...is in my hair...
A Cockle Bur...
I cried....
Love to ya...
Barb C.

6 comments:

sue in mexico mo said...

Did you have to cut it out?

simplyiowa said...

No...
I gently pulled it through my hair...
It was something...I hadn't experienced, since I was a Child... It took me back....way back...
I actually saved the Cockle Bur...it's in my Old Cupboard...atop an old spool of string...
Someday...when I'm gone...someone will wonder,{ among other strange oddities, I have tucked, around the house...} why...anyone would save a Cockle Bur?...
Well...that little bur, got tangled up, in nearly 40 years of memories...in an instant... Everytime I look at it...I know, it will make me smile...
and maybe...like today...shed a happy tear...
Love to Ya...Sue...
Barb C.

Lynn said...

Have a wonderful weekend. Glad you did not have to cut it out this time:O)
Hugs,
Lynn

simplyiowa said...

Me too....
Actually...They aren't that bad...they just take patience...like straightening out fishing line...Mom, just got tired of fighting my hair, every Sunday...
Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend...as Well...
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

vikki said...

~♥hope u r feeling all better...no fun not feeling good! i am sure when someone sees all my lil trinkets & treasures they will wonder 'what the???'...then again, i am sure it will be all tossed away in a fast swoop of 'just git rid of it...' some things will be treasured, but not some of my eye candy that makes me smile or shed a tear...small feather, button, lace, card, watch face, nest, hardware piece, dried flower,scrap paper, etc... & on & on...
have a great time in rochester at the show will keep ya in my thoughts & prayers, hi to peg, allyson & amy! xoxo, too...
hugs & blessings with love, vikki♥ xoxo

simplyiowa said...

Hey Vikki Girl...
As I was writing the last blog, I thought of you... and wished you would be coming along...
You will be missed...of course... you could come up!
Allyson and Amy ar just staying one night....Saturday...Driving up Saturday....going home, Sunday...
Peg and I will be there Thursday thru Sunday....whew!
Love to You....Sweet Vikki!
Barb C.