If you look closely, you will see that Fat Gary, Marcel, Iowa and Elway all decided to help with the gardening on Sunday. Not included in the photo were Lily and Rosie who were oh so helpful in removing my rocks, not, and Hector who kept pushing me over because he was rubbing up against my legs as I was pulling weeds. By the way, thanks Mom for the new pruning shears, they are fantastic and made my job easier this year than ever before. Doesn't it look fantastic?!?
Lordy! I can't believe it is already Monday and it has been so long since I have blogged, please accept my apologies!!! I have been one busy lady. I last left you all on Thursday, running out the door to work on the cover of my new book, Llucky Llama. Well, I am proud to say the cover is done and it looks fantastic! Today Vivian and I will be working on downloading the book to the printer-yeah!!!! At some point in time I need to write about writing, this has really been a great project, and I think more people should learn about it; really.
After the work on my book, I did something that I have never done before; I went to look for a missing person. Here in Colorado we have a missing 12 year old girl by the name of Kayleah Wilson. She vanished from Greeley, CO two weeks ago on her way to a birthday party. I'm not sure what is bothering me the most about this case; if it's the fact that she is so close to Bella's age, the small town thing, or what, but I can't get this one out of my head. To be honest with you, this was more of a "psychic search" and I really wasn't sure what to expect. I do feel that I was able to tell her energy what I wanted to, but I did not accomplish anything specific, so.... I guess the mission in itself was a failure. For more information on the missing girl, please go to this link.
After the more than two hour drive back to Bailey, I had a meeting with the Destination Bailey group. I am very excited about this committee. Aside from one rude, cranky old guy, the group is made up of excited business owners like me who want to bring tourists into our cute little town. Not just people who pass right on through on their way to someplace else, which is what happens now; Bailey is the definition of a highway town. Destination Bailey is also very involved with the Park County Historical Society which is near and dear to our hearts for many reasons, not only do we love the history of the area, but the society loves us because we bring our llamas to their big event each year!
Friday was filled with playing with pre-schoolers. Well, at least that is what we tried to convince them of; it was actually what our school district calls Child Find. The day when all pre school aged children come and get their vision, hearing and any other thing the district can possibly think of to test, tested. The cops are there to fingerprint, there is a cute little old lady to face paint, even a couple of home school groups were represented. Me, of all people was doing vision testing. No, I have no medical background, but at least I have two boys who have hit their heads more times than I would ever like to count and know how a pupil is supposed to react; one of the tests I was to perform-ha!!!!
Saturday, too, was a whole new experience, County Assembly, WOW!!! You know, I have avoided talking politics on this blog, and I will continue to do so, for now. But, I am going to come out of the closet, there is just no way around it... I am a registered Republican. I often wonder if this will come as a surprise to my friends like Daisy and Tiffany, who are teachers and have strong political opinions. But, I digress, back to Saturday. Park County is allowed 125 delegates at the County Assembly, and for the first time in what anyone could remember (and there were some really old people there), we filled every one of them! This is grass roots politics at it's very best people, that is the only way I can describe it.
One thing you must keep in mind, is that our county is almost entirely Mountain Hillbilly, I mean, Republican so everyone who is anyone in the county was there. The Sheriff, the commissioners, the clerk and recorder, etc. all the way down to the coroner race is all Republican pretty much. That other party may have a name or two on the ballot, if they're lucky, LOL! No, seriously, it was overwhelming the emotion that was in the room, and to have an impact on voting at such an early stage really made me feel like I was making a difference, and I was. It was also a great way to meet my candidates in a different setting, many of whom I already know, but have not seen "campaign".
So, needless to say I needed a day to decompress and spend time with my family and animals. The chickens have gotten into my compost bin and torn the darn thing apart and cleaned out every speck of food that was ever in it, which has prompted me to get to work on Spring projects; Thank you chickens! The weather was beautiful yesterday so I raked out the perennial garden and lo and behold there was some green underneath!!! Of course with us working outside in the beautiful weather we had neighbors popping by so I spread the word of the meeting I have with the Commissioner about the cut down trees for tomorrow.I went to bed with a smile on my face because my son, Thomas had told me that he and his friends had been talking about my trip to Greeley. He said he wasn't quite sure what to say, just that I was hoping that I could help, and that one of his friends had called me a hippie, and he said "yeah, Mom, you're like a modern hippie", which I took as a huge compliment. It got me to thinking about these last few days, and how they all may seem kind of contradictory. A searching psychic and Author one day, a volunteer the next, Gun Totin' Republican on Saturday and wrapping up my weekend composting and saving the planet with my family, now that's what I would call one hell of a week! But, it's who I am, and what I believe in, so that's what I'll do. Oh, and did I forget to mention I'm raising heck about the trees tomorrow? (I remembered, I'm just making sure you caught that one-ha!)