Thursday, February 3, 2011

Much left unsaid will be said

I haven't posted anything worthwhile for a long time have I? {And I call myself a writer!} Well,  I'm sorry and I hope this post will make up for the long absence of my usual brilliance {insert sarcasm here}.

 Life has recently decided to put me through the wringer at a great pace, chucking at me pain/illness, un-creativeness, mood swings, and a nasty cold storm {-20* with a windchill of -45* @ 35mph} to boot. Today at last I got the chance to get away from all that unpleasantness because the Stock Show and Rodeo is in town!
   Well, not my little town -- but it's close enough. 'Close' is a relative term around here.

 I always get excited and over active at such events. I blame the smell of fresh donuts and sugared nuts, sawdust, and tooled leather. Or maybe it's the 'you're a cowboy I'm a cowboy, that makes us friends' atmosphere. Or the vendor stalls that sell everything from saddles to handmade soaps, bronze sculptures and paintings to shining new horse trailers and Dodge pickups.
  The animals help too. We got there during a bull show and walked the aisles of cattle all being prepped and primed for their big chance in the show ring. One particular bull had a thick winter coat that was being fluffed and combed until he looked like a poodle.
 I still hold firmly to the belief though, that a cow is still a cow no matter how much you scrub it.

As with every year, the Stock Show has a 'petting zoo' for the little kids. Piglets, chicks, a nanny goat and her kids, border collie pups, a llama, an alpaca, and a burro with a sign "Caution: I bite". Poor beasts. Ten days of being gawked at by hundreds of screaming children and their parents with flash cameras.
 I asked the alpaca how he was doing and he just looked at me as if to say, "Seriously?". So I nodded and left. I'm not going to pester the living daylights our of those poor creatures.

I was disappointed to learn that we missed the stallion show. Last year there was a really beautiful boy; a blanket blue roan with a little sliver star on his forehead. He looked really sweet, not all big and intimidating like most of the others. He had big brown eyes and a soft face. sigh.

After we'd toured every leather-working shop and artist's booth, and munched a few hot donuts, we had to leave. I was hoping we'd get to go to the rodeo tonight but we have time constraints this year so we probably won't see any this time. Rats.

I have not been completely idle since my last post, I suppose. But I got pretty dang close, to my own grief. I knocked up a few necklaces to add to my little shoppe - of which will be in for a little change in the near future.
I really liked this locket but have struggled forever with what to pair it with. I finely settled on just a simple silver chain and a bit of ribbon {which is having technical difficulties at the mo.}

I also really love this 'pearl' one strand. It's simple and sweet - my kind of trade mark in fashion :) - yet it is surprisingly elegant. I wore it once to a church function paired with my creme pea-coat, skirt and flats, and it looked quite smart.
 It was one of those days when I felt like something different besides the regular boots-and-jeans.

This one is incredibly basic but I think has a certain thing-ness about it. In the photo you can see a tiny bit of my afore mentioned coat. Not that I like it or anything. ;)

I came across a set of these pendants a few weeks ago and love them! The only problem is deciding on a design that will do them justice.
The photo renders the beads bluer then they are; their actually more lime colored.

Alas! Time has flown like the bird through the windows and I must leave you to go feed my freezing ponies before it is pitch black out. I hope this post made up for what ever lacked in the last!


  1. Don't worry everyone gets busy and has to take a break every once in a while. Too bad that you missed the stallion show. That was probably the best part lol. I wish we had something like that around here. Oh well. Glad you had fun. Stay warm!

  2. Ah, I love the Simply Silver necklace...the linked circles are so cool and medieval looking!

  3. Those look absolutely lovely! My favorite is the pearl necklace :)