Friday, February 02, 2007

Cowboys, Groundhogs, & Tweens(NOT HARDLY)!

Every year we have been here in San Antonio, Greg has had the chance to volunteer as a doctor at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Having grown up having horses, and sisters that were in rodeos, he loves any chance he gets to be "back in the saddle" so to speak. Last night was the first night, of a two week stint, that the rodeo is here. He jumped at the chance to "work" last night seeing how it was X-Treme bull riding, without all of the other events. Bull riding is his favorite(to watch not to participate in). Me on the other hand. tend to SCREAM at the top of my lungs if anything goes wrong with the cowboy on the bull. He was able to stitch up a chin or two, check out a stomach that was gored(spelling?). When he came home he excitedly said,"I think I'm going to be on ESPN on the 11th when they broadcast it."

I love Greg for many reasons, but one of those reasons is because he enjoys doing so many different things. He is a one of a kind. He loves exercising, he's a romantic, he is funny(sometimes in his own way)he has great bed side manner as a doctor, and often get s thank you cards sent to him form patients. Another thing I have always loved about him is he is a "closet cowboy". He doesn't really walk the walk of a cowboy, but he does kind of talk the talk of one. Most people who only know him at church, or people who know him in his scrubs would never realize Greg sports a cowboy hat and boots(I think quite well) when he cares for the country boys and girls at rodeos. He is definitely a cowboy at heart minus the wranglers!! Thanks for making me proud in everything you like and everything you do. You are the greatest!!

It's Groundhog Day, and according to news reports Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow. WOO HOO!! Spring is near and we won't be enduring six more weeks of winter. After feeling the blahs for awhile(I think it has been the weather) this makes me smile. I'm so ready for capris, tshirts, shorts, and most of all my favorite flip flops. I get so down in the dumps when the weather is crappy and nothing ever seems to get me out of feeling this way, except sunshine and warmer weather. So today, I'm thankful for groundhogs without shadows.

On the other hand, it is a bit chilly here today, and thankfully the sun just came out to warm things up. Of course,it will warm up just in time for a cold front to blow through tonight surely to reek havoc on me running in the Stock Show Stampede tomorrow. I have gotten okay with running. Okay meaning I can survive it. BUT, I haven't really been training in the 30 degreee weather that we will be experiencing in the morning. What on earth will I do? I had planned on running in shorts, a tank top, and a hoodie that I could shed after I warmed up, but now I may need to wear workout pants, which I really don't own.

I attempted to buy some fitted pants like Mackenzi(yes my 9 year old daughter, Mackenzi)has, but my mommy hips were not to appealing in tween yoga -type pants. I know sad that I, along with Jenny, went shopping at Justice for Girls this morning. I didn't find anything for myself but came home with Mackenzi a shirt, the wrong size pants, and a pair of jeans for Maci, that fell to the floor because even the slim fit ones don't fit unless they have an adjustable waist. I will be returning this stuff later this afternoon. Jenny on the other hand, bought HERSELF a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt.

I'm a bit jealous she could fit into their pants and I looked anything but cute in them. hehehe I couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap a photo of her holding her Justice bag, for everyine in the blogging world to see.

Do enjoy rodeos? Do you think the groundhog really determines the weather for the next six weeks? What do you think about Spring being near? Are you ready for the weather to be warmer? What should I do about my race attire tomorrow? Should I just suck it up and be cold and run in my shorts, like I'm used to?


Jenny said...

Greg is definitely one of a kind. You failed to mention his accent and ways of getting anything he wants from anyone too! hee hee. (free milkshakes, free coupons, etc)

Whatever! You would have bought the same pair as me if their were two. So don't even go there. Yes, I am a tween at heart. Taylor wanted those pants when she saw them. She proclaimed--NOT FAIR!

I think you should wear your black capri sweats...not too cold and not too hot. You will be cold regardless for the first mile anyway.

Hurray so glad Phil saw the shadow and spring is near. That is if you are superstitious right?

Christi said...

We just went to the rodeo last week! It only comes once a year here in Ohio. It was my first time. I spent half the night with my hands over my eyes. :)
Good luck at your run tomorrow!

amanda said...

We are getting a Justice for Girls here, too and I apparently are the only one of my friends who doesn't know about how cool it is. I doubt I could fit an arm in anything made to fit my daughters!! But I can fit into little kid shoes!! Do they have cool shoes? Flip flops? :)

Bridget said...

Greg- What a hottie! :)

Are you guys going to take the kids to Rodeo? Can't believe I never took the kids down there.

Good luck in the race!

Kari said...

Love the pic with the Justice bag. We don't have that store here so I'm not familiar with it.

Ohhh I couldn't suck it up and wear shorts - I'd get way too cold. I got me a cute pair of yoga pants (black, semi-fitted) at
Old Navy. Have you checked there?
They'd be perfect for what you need. If you lived near me I'd let ya borrow them!!

And YES, I like Rodeo's. We went to one this summer when we were visiting my mother in law in Montana. We didn't go to the Denver Stock Show unfortunately because we were moving. Maybe next year?

Good luck on your race tomorrow!!

jess said...

good luck ya'll !!!

thank you angie for the "good mail".
i really needed a pick me up and it did the trick. thanks for thinking of me.

jess :-P

Jill said...

Good luck with your race! I don't know what to advise as far as clothing goes, but if you're used to running in shorts then at least you know you'll be okay in them.

I haven't ever been to a rodeo, but I think I'd be screaming too. I've seen them on tv and think those guys are crazy.

I'm anxious for spring and totally sick of crappy, winter weather. Your weather looks like spring to me.

Allison said...

I love rodeos. They are so much fun!
Greg looks pretty good all decked out as a closet Cowboy.

Good luck with the race!

michelle said...

Cannot imagine what it would be like to fit into the tween clothes as an adult!!!

Greg must really have some great bedside manner to receive thank you notes from patients! Wow.