Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Christmas Song For You!

 About five months ago, I gave a challenge to Daughter #2 that I wanted her to write a Christmas song so I could give it out as a Christmas present for our friends. She recently finished it and it would be our pleasure if you would click on the link below and listen.

https://soundcloud.com/andreamk/star-of-wonder 
Click on the orange button with the white arrow to play the song.

Have a wonderful Christ filled Christmas,
Java Girl and the Crew

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Ketchup Blog

I've had four cups of coffee and I'm very giddy and driven right now because I have lots to do. Also, I'm mad at Blogspot because they decided they want to charge me to put my photos on my blogs. I will spend time in prayer and pray that God makes them suddenly realize their sinful ways and repent. But until then... I'll just write.

Since June my life has been an absolute blur. I had so many things that I've wanted to share but have been in this crazy whirlwind/tornadic activity and so goes my story.

First, in June we went to Dutch Village near my hometown and I have some fantastic photos from that trip... for which I can't post right now. So you can just use your imagination and envision us and my sister in law and her kiddos. Then Daddy was getting ready to get out of the Navy after 28 1/2 years and we were looking for a job. Then, it was time to bale our hay for it's second cutting and I had a weird encounter with a farmer who tried to stab Dutch because Dutch didn't like him getting out of his truck and coming straight for me. The man pulled out his knife and told me he was going to defend himself. I told him to just relax and calm down. Dutch put the man back in his truck and then sat aggressively next to my side as I continued to talk to my man from his truck. Have I ever said... Tennessee has some interesting characters? Then a band of owls, coyotes or big foot decided to kill my remaining guinea's and only one got away. I declared it a national guinea day of mourning and decided to name the last remaining guinea after a dear cat that lives next door to my cousin Pam in Albuquerque. Hubby and I celebrated our 25 wedding anniversary and then I watched him fly away back to San Diego for his finishing touches with the Navy. I then found out that I have Lyme along with Jaclyn and now recently Andrea. With the amount of antibiotics entering this house, it's been alarming. I even had the pharmacist ask me what's going on? I've also found that I can't blog while taking antibiotics because I'm not a good writer and I can't seem to find anything to talk about. So for the Holiday's I decided to take myself off my meds so I can have a joyful Christmas. Thus the blogging. So onto Sept/Oct I flew out to Sand Dog aka San Diego to meet up with Hubby and say good bye to the Pacific Ocean... it was 25 years ago we arrived and were only a couple thousand feet from the spot I said hello to the Pacific ocean and my husbands command. I was alarmed at how fast time went by! It was also in the same general area that Joe met his daughters, as I greeted him at the Command upon returning after each deployment. That one spot had so much significance in our lives and it was hard to say goodbye.Then we hit the road for Tennessee, with a stop at my Aunt and Uncle in New Mexico and then on the Texas to watch a 72 oz steak being eaten by a young man on stage. We arrived home and in four days Daddy had a job just an hour and a half from our front porch. He loves it and is doing something new and something old. Then a friend of a friend has wanted him to start a business and he's been spending time working on that. I've been pleased that the transition from military life to civilian life has went to smoothly. My prayers have been answered.

And just recently... Andrea got on Celeste our 4 year old mustang and she rode like a dream. We've messed with saddles on her and desensitizing and it was so funny, it's like she was saying JUST GET ON ME AND RIDE! Andrea armed herself with a helmet and prayer and we went for it. Celeste is always been an amazing horse and to think it's taken about 3 years and gentling, round pen work and her watching other horses come and go off to ride on the trails that I think she was finally fed up at always being left home.

So I feel I've hit some highlights and a bit of the low lights and am so sorry for not blogging because of my medication induced writers block.

Yours Truly,
Java Girl

ps. I know that I wrote ketchup instead of catch up.