Top 5 Friday: Max Stalling

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Max Stalling. Oh Max. I’m not sure how many years it has been since my ears first heard his music, but they’ve been better off ever since. Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to see him live several times. He truly is one of the best when it comes to putting on a show. You’re not going to see fireworks blowing off the stage or him swinging on a wrecking ball. But what you will experience is good music, entertaining stories and spectacular musical talents. His music makes you smile…

Top 5 Friday: Guy Clark

Top 5 Friday: Guy Clark

Almost a year ago, Guy Clark passed away. Unfortunately, it took him dying, for me to ever look his music up. Truly, I didn’t know who he was before then. But thankfully, after his passing I stumbled onto an online post sharing some of his music. And then for several months straight, I listened to nothing else. Nothing. About that time, I found myself at a crossroad of sorts. Not happy with work, not thrilled with how certain things had worked out personally and really just contemplating how life was supposed to…

As Good As Advertised: Vaquero by Aaron Watson

Vaquero

Let’s let the cat out of the bag right now, it’s tired of being stuck in this ole sack: Aaron Watson blew me away with this album. Last month we loaded up and made our way to the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo for Xtreme Bulls and Aaron Watson’s performance. After a solid two hours of rodeo action, the tractors entered the arena preparing the dirt for the stage and additional seating to be set up. I couldn’t imagine the show being able to top Xtreme Bulls. There was…

Diamonds are Forever

My grandparents are a love story. Sixty years together and still lovin' and laughin'.

Sixty years. The diamond anniversary they call it. Not sure if Grandma knew that this year, but she missed her chance at scoring yet another ring with a big ole rock. If you know my grandma, you can picture just about all ten of her fingers sporting at least one ring, but a few may even have a couple stacked. I ought to do a whole post discussing her rings. She has a story for each of them. Not all are worth huge sums of money, but those usually have…

On Repeat

Conway Twitty

Disclaimer: I wasn’t planning on posting today, but Conway Twitty made me. Do you ever find yourself listening to the radio, or Pandora, or Spotify and one song in particular keeps making its way to the top of the queue? Does it ever seem like you hear one song daily for a week straight? This has been happening to me since Monday, and I both love it and hating it at the same time. As I have mentioned multiple times, I rarely listen to the radio, due to my fixation…

Most-Loved: January 2016

Most-Loved: January 2016

Did someone forget to tell January that it was supposed to feel like the longest month ever following the back-to-back holiday seasons? January sure did fly by. I’m not too sad to see it go though, and look forward to February being nice to me! After stewing over some of my favorite things from the month, I figured I’d share with you! To begin, of course we’ll start with the books I read in January, for my Reading Challenge 2016, and which were my favorites! 10 Lb. Penalty by Dick…

@ the Moment: Start 2016

@ the Moment American Aquarium

January! Where have you gone? Before we know it, we’ll be doing the Christmas shopping and working on our 2017 resolutions! Okay, a bit of sarcasm and exaggeration there, but these days sure are flying by. This month has been busy, but the good kind of busy for the most part. Plenty of days and nights spent with family, several days of working cows and music! I’m going to share my latest and greatest playlist that has been streaming through my ear buds most of this month. It’s been far…

What You Do When No One is Looking

Me on Profile

Well what you do, is your business. In fact I have no earthly idea what you do when all eyes are turned. But, I do know what I do. And although most of these walk the line between somewhat embarrassing and flat-out, yep that’s me, I felt awfully inspired after my night of being relatively to myself. Sydney was home, but with her being an elementary teacher and all, she turns in for the night earlier. Even more so tonight, since I am riding a week of extra-sleep after being sick…

Road Trip Reads

Road Trip Reads

A number of good things came about on my trip to the mountains this past weekend. One of those was being getting back into another book. Last month while on vacation with my family, I lost myself in the pages of a book called “Hill Country,” written by Janice Woods Windle. I found myself more interested than usual in a book of this type. I wasn’t sure if it was actual interest or due to reading at such a high elevation. Nonetheless, this historical fiction novel lured me in and…

Things Tuesday: 07/14/2015

Grandpa

Knock, knock. Who’s there? The middle of July. Yep, July 15th is right around the corner, a couple of hours from now! I would say where has the time gone, but I know the answer: work, play, Aggie things, family, sleep. ONE My dear grandpa turned 82 yesterday!!! Even though I think almost daily about how much time has flown, it is accentuated when you look back on how much time has passed since various milestones. It feels like yesterday that all 100+ family and friends gathered at our house to celebrate…