Wednesday, January 14, 2015

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: a Photo Essay

Last November, my sister and her husband came to Oklahoma from Wisconsin for a visit. Once upon many, many years ago, my grandparents came to Oklahoma City to visit what was then known as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center. Living in Oklahoma, my Mom felt it only right that I inherited Grandma's 1973 scrapbook, which includes ephemera from the museum.

Grandma was quite well-known for saving ephemera and taking photos. I may have inherited a little bit of this from her.

Long before the selfie and the scrapbookers of today, my Grandma kept records of her life—where she did, what she ate, where they slept, all of it. Literally. This is not hyperbole, Grandma was a spectacular record-keeper. I wish today that I had the letters she hand-wrote to me over the years, the ones that shared in great detail all the nuances of her life. She was quite a woman.

Monday, January 12, 2015

I Totally Did it Again...

At the mic in 2013. Not shown:
shaking knees & awesome boots.
... and not Oops I did it again because (a) that's been used and (2) I totally meant to do it again. I am a grown up lady and I am not in the habit of "Oopsing," people.

"Do what again?"  Why, submit a story for Listen To Your Mother, of course.

"What is this Listen to Your Mother of which you speak?" Dude (yes dude. I may be a grown up lady but some things you never outgrow), you should really brush up on my blog and see the previous posts I've written about being in the cast in 2013 and working with the cast in 2014. I recently submitted my audition to be considered for the 2015 cast. So, you know, *fingers crossed*!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Mix Tape Shuffle: Musical Resolutions

It's time to share another Mix Tape Shuffle! This time, in honor of January, we're hitting on the resolutions idea. Because you know it's totally a thing in January! So along with my ever awesome partner in mix tape shuffles Marisa, we've also railroaded encouraged our friends Maria, Katy and Kim into joining us in this musical endeavor. And we sure hope you play along.

Monday, January 05, 2015

2015: Awareness

Bloggers know—a new year means everything. Time to commit to posting challenges and new themes and blogging about decluttering and all the healthy things! And do you hear that rumble? It's been growing... started out as a low hum but it gets louder... and louder until you can't resist it anymore.

Did you pick your word for 2015!?

Because it's totally a thing. Move over, Elf on the Shelf; the Word for the New Year is here.