A couple of disclaimers as we head into this post:
one: the cowboy loves sarcasm
two: I love sarcasm
fact: life with sarcasm is more fun
Coffee talk at our house is where great ideas and philosophies are born.
Last week, my youngest and I were enjoying our morning coffee when he said, “Mom, you and dad should date.”
“We do date, son.”
“Well you don’t date much.”
“No son, we don’t. We don’t get to date nearly as often as we’d like.”
“Because someone must be here to parent you dear, that’s why.”
Thankfully the cowboy’s mother offered to let the rascals spend the night last night, so the cowboy and I made the most of the opportunity and decided we’d go on a much needed date.
I don’t know how it is with you and the love of your life, but it usually takes us a little while to shift gears from momma and daddy mode to dating mode and to remember that we really do have things we like to talk about and that we actually are still crazy about each other.
Last night the date started as most in this season of life do, chatting some but mostly not. Choosing to savor the silence instead.
Upon arriving at our favorite steak house and shortly thereafter having been seated I said, “I’m going to stop dating you.”
With great concern in his eyes (not) he asked, “Why?”
“Because you don’t talk.”
“Well, then I’m going to stop dating you.”
“Why dear? Do tell.”
“Because you talk too much.”
We had another good talk this week over coffee. Our favorite morning radio show was playing a clip of a presentation that the cowboy and I have discussed many times. Please forgive my politically incorrectness.
The topic was the hot verses crazy spectrum. The man presenting claimed, the hotter a woman was the crazier she could be.
The cowboy agreed. I would tell you that I ask him to scale me but then I would feel the need to share the results and I believe some things are best left to wonder.
Other tid-bits of wisdom the cowboy so graciously offered this week that spawned from watching our favorite TV western, Hell on Wheels: who can ride vs who can’t….authentic tack or not?
The conversation played out much like this, “What about so-in-so, can he ride?”
“What about him?”
“Ehh..alright,” was his gracious reply.
My questions continued, “What do you think about that set up (referring to the saddle and/or bridle)?
“Yea, it’s alright.”
That particular conversation turned into a rather lengthy conversation considering most chats with him are short and straight to the point. We discussed various other movies and characters and their ability to ride or not according to the cowboy’s scale. It was very entertaining. I wish you all could have been here.
Which brings to mind a question I have for you.
Since returning from She Speaks I have given the blog and the topics discussed here a great deal of thought.
Over and over at the conference I heard,
“Hone your craft.”
“Find your awesome and write about that.”
“What is your area of expertise?”
“What’s rendered the most blog buzz?”
So, I’m asking you, the reader.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY READING THE MOST?
What do you need? What do you enjoy? Why do you come back to this space?
Is it for stories of FAITH? FAMILY? FARMING? FUNNY?
What jumps out at you? Or rather, if you were going to explain or introduce this blog to a friend what words would you use to describe THIS?????
WHY I NEED YOU…
Because I am a spaz. I am a constant work in progress. My goal is to narrow the focus so I can do better. I would love to develop some sort of a schedule. A loose schedule (because I know me) but a schedule of sorts.
An idea for you to know what to look for here and when.
For example, maybe:
Cowboy coffee talk… or
Farming tip of the week or
Faith or spiritual disciplines
TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK…
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
We’re in this together and I truly do believe THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Please let me hear from you…
Linda Reed Burgess says
I like your stories of faith and family.
Jodie Dye says
I like your cowboy coffee talks. It really is great Karmen how real you are in your writing. I relate, laugh, and think on what you say. All of it is great. Just keep writing from your heart. <3
Kerrie Wynn says
Karmen, I really do enjoy every bit of it. You post something spiritual exactly when I need it, something funny at the moment I need laughter, and family is always great!!
Kathleen Esperdy says
Sharing from your heart…sometimes from your gut, is inspiring. You are always giving me the word I need, when I need it. There are times I picture my daily life as pretty boring but then we exchange prayers and wah-lah boring no longer. I feel God’s purpose is too complex for us to figure but then we are still and its like He’s shouting at us, in a suddenly quiet room. Don’t you feel sometimes that you need to look around, “cautiously” to see if anyone else heard Him speak? “Did He just speak a word to me”? Yep! Those are the “and suddenly” moments I love. When I first met you it was an “and suddenly” moment. You are a blessing.
Myra Austin says
Reading your blog makes me smile!