First my friend, I just need to bring a report to our little tree house meeting. Ha! I have no idea where that came from but all of the sudden as I sat down to write I pictured myself as a little girl in a secret club meeting in a tree house. Fun!

But on a more serious note, I’ve been to a far off land and I bring news of this land and its inhabitants. The Tulsa State Fair. Many of you have been to the fair but for some reason – this year it seemed extra special to me. As a side note – Tulsa is not a state. Sooo…the name Tulsa State Fair leads one to wonder a bit :). In this far off land I traversed yesterday, I experienced SO MANY occasions of the most beautiful site: bedazzled behinds galore. Mind you, when Mom and I go to the fair we have three objectives: animals, buildings and food. No rides. Nope – straight to the livestock buildings we go. Sister – we hit it at cow time! The buildings were full of seriously beautiful cows. Did you know a cow could be such? It can. We saw cows getting blow dried, having their coats meticulously brushed, having their hooves cleaned to near sparkling, and having their rear ends lovingly cleaned as it did its business on the way to the show ring. Cows are fancy!

And speaking of fancy…I saw so many fancy cowgirls that my heart skipped a beat. My oh my – fancy is the only word for it. They may be wearing gorgeous boots with mud caked on the heel proving their capacity to get in there and work with the best of ’em, but so many of these women wore sparkles it wasn’t even funny. Sparkly belts, sparkly tops with long hair flowing down their back, sparkly hats and best of all – sparkly bedazzled behinds. Beautiful beautiful behinds. I tell you what, by the time I left, I was nearly convinced that I had to get a pair of sparkly behind jeans before the week was over.

Please observe a bedazzled behind:

This was the brand sold in all of the pop up boutique shops at the fair.

I came so close to picking up a pair before coming home. So close.

I loved these people! It was like Super Bowl time for them and they came to play. Part of me wanted to daydream that I was a part of their world – taking care of my family’s big-business-animals, kicking up dust as I walked through the day, wearing my bedazzled behind in all its glory and drinking a big coke to top it all off. No diet for a fancy cowgirl – only the real deal.

I love the fair. Isn’t it funny how one day can be a high and the next one whew – a doozy?

Zion is out of town right now and I have done really well with it until today. Hello wall – as I banged my head up against it time after time. He’s been gone almost a week and things have gone so smoothly until today. Do you ever have one of those days where it’s not just that you’ve hit the wall – it’s that the wall seems to be chasing you down and finding you even when you’re trying to escape it? Yes indeed. My day today.

Man alive the crazy wants to come out when we hit the wall doesn’t it? I think I sent one text to Zion to the tune of ‘OH MY GOSH IF THIS THING BREAKS ONE MORE TIME….PLEASE FIX THIS” Ugly. I ‘raised my voice’ then turned to crying with my mom. Fairly ugly. I went to Super Wal-Mart out of desperation today because homeboy and I had to get out of this house before something nasty happened. Super Wal-Mart and I don’t have a great relationship so it’s really saying something that that was my getaway of choice! LOL. It’s actually just this particular SWM – kind of oppressive and depressing.

But you know what? It’s almost 10pm and I feel like most of the crazy that needed to get out – got out. šŸ™‚ It’s not that I love how today went – but on the other hand – I don’t feel like wasting the energy over regretting it either. Thankfully, tomorrow is fresh and Jesus will be there right when I wake up with plenty of grace for tomorrow. Leaning in to Him is really the best option! I could have done a little more leaning today but tomorrow – it’s on. Me, Him and grace have a date. I’m planning on it.

I hope you’re doing well! I love blogging because it feels like I’m talking to a friend. The only thing better would be if I could get your blog back right after I post mine! So to all of my friends – please start a blog. I love reading about your lives. The stuff you call boring is DElightful to a nosy person such as myself! LOL.

My weekend is going to be a crazy full one – but my decision is already made. I’ll be leaning into Him. His strength will come out when I’m weak if I just keep leaning. It’s going to be a good one.

Love ya!
Abi