So, what's been going on in the crazy life of Miss Sarah lately? Well, I don't think I've ever seen a busier July in my life. You know what we did for the 4th and everything, so I'll spare you the pain of having to re-read it again. This past weekend, though, we had our annual family reunion (on my dad's side). We didn't have as many of the family come this year, but it was nice because I was actually able to sit down and visit with someone for more than five minutes before someone else came up and wanted to visit too. So, all in all, it was very nice. Sadly, we had to cut the visit short because we have a wounded calf to take care of. Wounded calf? Yes. Unfortunately, our little pups decided to play tug-o-war with our calf. I'll spare disgusting details for those with weak stomachs. But, it wasn't a pretty sight. Both her ears are gone now, and she has a very wounded shoulder. She'll probably walk with a limp the rest of her life. Thankfully, she seems to be recovering well, but it will take a long time to heal completely. So, daily life consists of going out in the morning and changing her bandages (I will admit here that I haven't been able to help out with that yet... Right now it's too much for my stomach to bear. I know, a rancher girl with a weak stomach. What will come next....) However, though I might not be helping now, I might help later when the wound is more healed than it is now. =S
So, in that series of unfortunate events, I come to the next topic. My pup. Living on the ranch like we do, we can't have dogs that tear up calves, even if they meant it in play. At first we were so upset with them we were just going to put them down. However, after some more thought, we decided that they weren't really bad dogs. They were just puppies that hadn't had very good training (unfortunately we don't know much about dog training!). So, we put an add on Craigslist and a few days later, a nice family came and took Oreo. My little buddy. My shadow. I miss him a lot, but at the same time, I have to say I'm glad he's there and not here where he might get into more trouble (and maybe an accident where we couldn't allow the mercy of him finding another home). So, after we found another home for him, we decided to go ahead and keep Bandit. You see, we had 3 dogs: Sadie (a Great Pyrenees), Bandit, and Oreo. We've heard that if you have more than 2 dogs, they will start forming a 'pack' mentality and will end up doing more damage than good. So, we figured that we'd get rid of the two pups and then keep Sadie (mostly, I think, because she would be harder to get rid of...). Any way, after we got rid of Oreo, we decided to go ahead and keep both of the other two dogs in hopes that since there aren't 3, they'll behave better.
Moving on.... This Friday we are having a dance!! I'm so very excited and I hope that I can post pictures of it later. :-) Yesterday we went over to a friends house (their daughters and I are the ones who instigated this whole thing!) and learned some dances. Rather, I taught them the dances so I'd have a few more people who knew how to do it. It's going to be interesting because I'm calling the dances. So, we'll see how it goes! They'll either hire or fire me, in a manner of speaking. ;-) any way, I am SO excited. And yes, this sounds silly, but I already have my outfit picked out. The most swish-y skirt I had! ;-) There is, actually, a story behind why I already have my outfit picked out. However, I'll save that for when I post pictures. :-) We will be doing English Contra (or line) dancing. Like the one in the video below, and, if any of you have seen Pride and Prejudice, like the one that Elizabeth dances with Mr. Darcy and they have their famous conversation. :-)
(Isn't that just the most elegant dance you've ever seen? I totally love it! In fact, that's one we're going to do-or try to do! Oh, and the music is just lovely!!)
Well, I believe that this has gotten long enough. I'll end it by saying that my littlest brother (though not to little now!) is going to be turning 12 in just 3 days!!! So sad to see him growing up, yet I'm proud of the young man he's becoming. :-) I'm going to try to do a special post for him later on....
And be prepared to see lots of pictures (possibly) as we have several other 'major' events going on. :-)
With that, I shall bid you adieu! I hope all my readers are doing well! Have you been doing anything out of your 'normal' routine?
In His Grace,