Monday, February 15, 2010


Let me just start by saying, my honey is very stubborn.  He is a "get outside and do something" kind of guy, no matter what the weather or the situation.

And with the weather we have had lately, like the rest of the country, he has been cooped up in the house and has cabin fever.  For those of you who live in places that get a lot of snow, I feel your pain.  Or maybe it's not painful for you because you know how to get outside with the snow.  At any rate, here in this part of Texas, we don't.  Where we live when it rains or in this case snows our ground becomes very muddy.  The roads in the pastures become very slippery and when we drive down them they rut up really bad.  So, in a rancher point of view, or in my rancher's point of view, you stay off the roads as much as possible because you ruin them. 
Okay, so have I set the stage for you?  He's stuck in the house and has nothing to do and is blue.  Then he get a phone call from his best friend and invites us to go to Vegas this weekend.  I had already made plans to watch this little sweetheart. 

Oh, how I wanted to.  My motherly arms are just aching to get ahold of her.  She only lives five hours away from me but somehow with RS's illness that just seems to far to go these days.  I just want to spend time with her.  Look at her and watch how she reacts to things.  Find out who she is and how she sees life.  I just want to gaze into her eyes and watch her as she looks back at me.  And I so want her to get to know me and remember me.  

But he was so blue and so bored and thought he just needed to go that I felt sorry for him and called my daughter to ask for another chance at keeping little Anah Grace.  Hopefully I will get that opportunity soon.

Anyway, we made the trip and stayed at the Wynn.  When I got there I found out that Garth Brooks was playing.  Now I like my music and I like different types of music but I am not much on crowds and I am not into really big venues and reallllly loud music so I didn't think too much about it.  Until ....... I talked to one of the guys that works there.
This concert was like nothing I have ever seen before.  It was just him and his guitar and a small venue of me and 1200 other folks.  (side note, I got tickets because of cancellations)
It was so stinking good, I am writing today to tell you to go.  If you get the chance it's worth it.  He was funny and he told stories and Trisha came out and sang two songs (they say she doesn't always).  She is my favorite female singer, I have more of her albums than anyone else.  And he looked like he really enjoyed it. 

The honey doesn't know much about music, he says he was always working and never listened to the radio and I believe him because he really doesn't know much about music.

For those of you who do not know, we are walking our way through non-hogkins lymphoma.  We have had four chemo treatments and my honey is a type 2 diabetic and the chemo is very hard on his blood sugar.  It makes it go out of control very bad.  (did that seem like I was yelling?  Cause I was.)  My honey says he feels like he has had the flu every day since early December.  He can't sleep at night, the high blood sugar makes him have to go to the bathroom all night long.  We are trying to get it under control but it has been a battle.
The trip was hard on him but like the statement I opened with, my honey is stubborn.  I think all in all, he will say it was worth it but as the wife and mother hen that I am, I'm not so sure.  But such is life you just have to roll with it.  So there you go.   


Nezzy said...

It sounds like ya'll had a grand time and ya can't go wrong with that. I hear ya on the mud, Hubby sunk the tractor last Friday feedin' the cattle. It was the biggest tractor so we didn't really have anything bigger to pull it out with.

I'm prayin' for that Hub's of yours. When is his chemo treatments finished? Take care ya'll, and have a marvelously blessed day!!!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful break from the ordinary, especially in the midst of treatments. So glad you were able to make a lifelong memory. Somehow, it makes things more bearable. Praying for you, the caretaker, and husband.

Kelly L said...

I met Garth Brooks in Vegas many many years ago - we were eating at the same Chinese restaurant. What an incredibly nice man - we chatted - he wasn't too well known at the time - or maybe he was - I'm not sure - but he just took the time to make eye contact and say "hi" for no reason at all... that meant a lot to me.
I will pray for your husband and to feel better soon - and that grandbaby is too precious for words.
God be with you and bless you.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a wonderful time. Sounds like it was both trying and rewarding. I will remember your DH in prayer. These times seem so hard to get thru. Thanks also for stopping by and such a gracious comment. I really do appreciate it. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

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