Today I am under the weather and reading history books in bed so I decided to play ketchup.
I'll just show you a few pictures so you see what is going on around here since I've been a lazy blogger.
1. The Cowgirl is obsessed with the digital camera she got for Christmas. I love checking her card because I find pictures of forks and toenails and doors and I wonder... well, I just wonder. We even found a video of her sister defying death by swinging on a dog leash strung across the top of our stairs. If I can keep them alive Barnum and Bailey will thank me.
But I found a good one that she took out at the barn.
2. Speaking of barn, I love having a horseback rider in the family. It is ridiculously fun to watch my baby girl take charge of something as big and independent as a horse!
And equestrian activities can be kind of snooty, because they attract rich people. (mostly because rich people are the only ones who can afford a horse. Or normal people who trade all other luxuries for a horse) But we like to combat that by not buying our own horse and fancy equipment. We just take one lesson a week and shake things up by laughing too loud in the stable and saying "Howdy!" We are sort of the country bumpkin cousins of the horse world. It's a hoot. (Told you I was a bumpkin. Who else says "hoot"?) I think the Artist would appreciate a disclaimer about now: He is not, in any way, shape, or form, a bumpkin of any kind. He is an urbanite whose love is evident in the fact that he hangs out with bumpkins. There.
3. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my book! I cannot believe the kindness of not just my friends and family, but complete strangers. I cannot express what the kind reviews and words of encouragement have meant to me. Between Goodreads and Amazon I have over 110 reviews now! I am 1/3 done with my rough draft of my next work! Onward ho.
And now we are pretty much ketchuped.