Tonight I had the opportunity to do something I’d never done before, attend the swine sale at the Tulsa State Fair. I believe our children showed at Tulsa, but someone had to care for the animals still at home, that was mom’s job. Yesterday though, due to some miscalculations on my part, I missed seeing our first grandson show his gilt (female pig.)
Like most show kids, he grabbed some rest when he could. Glad someone had a phone and took this picture of him taking a break.
Although the sale was streamed live, something new from back in the day when our kids showed, I chose not to watch the sale on my computer, but in person.
Okay, in truth, I didn’t know they’d be streaming the sale. However, it wouldn’t have mattered. Our boy made the sale, I wanted to be there to support him. I was a little sad his grandpa wasn’t there. Although, my beautiful daughter-in-law reminded me grandpa was there in spirit, and in the sale ring with our boy.
All in all it was a great traveling day. Next time though, I’ll go earlier to spend some time at the fair. There will be a next time. He still has a whole show season before he graduates and we have two more grands showing.
Traveling to stock shows is still travel, and supporting my grands is a fabulous way to spend a day, or weekend.
The prompt for the Cozy Fall photo Challenge today is collection. I have two. Does two make a collection? The first is this stack of burlap sacks. I bought them a couple of years ago with a project in mind.
The project bit the dust, and the collection of burlap bags remains. Maybe I’ll find something to do with them during this challenge.
The second “collection” are these fall flowers that are bundled together in a vase. Yes, I did use some of the burlap to make the vase more fallish.
UBC Challenge Prompt
As part of the UBC challenge, they offer us prompts or ideas for blog posts. That way, if we can’t think of anything we can simply blog about their suggestion. As you can see, I don’t have trouble coming up with things to talk (write) about. However, sometimes using their suggestion is nice.
Today the suggestion was to tell why we blog about what we blog about. I blog about a little of everything because my interests are so scattered. At the heart of everything though, are widows. I share ideas for widows, offer suggestions for issues, encourage widows to live intentional. I write for and about widows because I am one. Simple as that.
Do you enjoy traveling?
Do you consider attending a function for the grandchildren travel?
Do you have a fall collection?