Saturday, February 21, 2009

Week Wrap-up

Boy we ended this week on a real high! To be fair I am warning anyone who is following the World's Toughest Cowboy on Spike network that the ending will be spoiled for you at the end of this post! Read on at your own risk....... Squeezed in a little 3t t-shirt dress yesterday morning before I got everything out to be photographed. It took a good hour and a half to get them all listed on eBay but felt good when it was accomplished. Small horn tooting here but the St. Patrick's 6x/7 skirt and tee is bringing in a bunch of bids, yeah!
Then my girls and their Dad dressed up and headed off to the school's annual Father/Daughter dance. They had two hours of jive while I had a nice looong, quiet, relaxing soak in the hot tub.
Woke up this morning to blizzard conditions :( For my southern readers just picture a hurricane where it snows instead of rains. Julia spent a lot of time in the front window watching the drifts and willing it to stop....because tonight was going to be a special event and she would be crushed if it was cancelled due to snow!! Just barely the storm eased up and we got the driveway shovelled clear so that the lead sled(minivan) could take off to the big city. Some other time I'll give the tirade on the wallet rape performed by the United Center but we made it in time for the free cowboy hats and the pre-show band Whiskey Falls. Julia died and went to heaven a couple of times over tonight as we watched the World's Toughest Rodeo and in person!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, yeah, yeah no big deal to "ya'll" down in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas but it RARELY happens in Chicago...too much pavement for livestock you know. Makes it hard on a horse lovin', PBR addicted 8yo girl to live in a megalopolis but this is where we live so you got to grab the chance when it comes.
Yep, real live bulls abusing real live cowboys!
This smile never left her face the whole night. Deirdre came home hoarse from all the hootin' and hollerin' we did! BTW, notice that she didn't take one of "those baby hats" because she had her own "real" one...which only just acquired the Jagermeister patch tonight from one of the sponsor booths. Surprisingly there was no western wear for sale?!?! Tee shirts and one style of cowboy hat but that's all.
A really super nice usher let us into a private box that over looked the animal pens so that we could get pictures.
Way cool opening! After a gruelling SIX rides each, 2 bareback bronc, 2 saddle bronc, and two bull rides the winner of the huge ranch in Wyoming was .......spoiler alert, are you sure you want to know the winner?
#90 Bandy Murphy!!!!!!!!! Yep, the guy with the Irish name. Ironically according to the program his birthday is February 21st....what a birthday present.
Look who had picked him out as the one they would root for as we came in at the beginning of the night? Wish she could pick us some lottery numbers!


  1. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful time. I am sooo happy for them! Ok, so don't envy the weather though am freezing here onl in the high 40's and 50's, LOL I just loved the pictures of the girls and daddy. So sweet. LOVE your outfits Suz and hope they all go for a BIG price and you get oodles and oodles of shoes to Guatemala :-)

  2. I'm so exctied for Julia!!!! I got her a really cute mardi Gras bead yesterday that has cowboy boots all along it!! When I seen it hanging on the float I just HAD to have it for her and the sweet lady gave in!! YEAH!!!
    Now the disppointing note is I don't think it's going to make it in time for Tuesday!! I'm stopping by Fed Ex this afternoon to see what it would cost to overnight it since the post office was closed yesterday because of the parade!! I never knew!!!