WAY back on Mother's Day in 2014.. Golden Boy (#2) bought me the needlepoint I've wanted for quite some time. It's this Melissa Shirley Designs 3 Little Pigs Needlepoint. If you don't needlepoint, you may not know that it's not a cheap hobby. A Melissa Shirley needlepoint canvas is hand painted, so it's like it's a tiny work of art. I buy 99% of my canvas's on eBay because the mother of 7 can't afford one retail.
Since the needlepoint store in Kansas City closed down.. I don't have any place to buy fibers. #2 and I went to Atlanta February 17th-20th for his business trip. We had a great time, and I got the opportunity to go to the needlepoint shop In Stitches that is located in Buckhead, GA.
Melissa Shirley's Three Little Pigs
I bought just a few fibers to start the needlepoint, rolled my canvas back up.. and flew back to Kansas City with it. When I arrived back in Kansas City on Friday evening, it was the start of The Man's Christmas present. He loves the PBR Pro Bull Riders (and I do too) so every year I buy him tickets to the rodeo and we make a weekend of it. This cute little needlepoint road around with me (or so I thought it did) all weekend. When I arrived home Sunday I thought this was in The Man's car…. on Monday night I asked him to bring it in, and IT WASN'T in his car. We started making phone calls on Monday night into Tuesday. We called every place we went…. no needlepoint canvas. I was so afraid that I lost this, and I would never own one again. I cried in the shower.. I cried when I went to bed. I even DREAMED about this thing. I dreamed that it was finally returned to me.. but it was FINISHED. (is that dumb or what?)
#2 called the hotel we stayed in on Monday evening, and they said they didn't have it. #1 called all the parking garages in the Power and Light District and IKEA to see if they found it. I called the restaurants, movie theater, and shopping places we went… No canvas. I thought I would call the hotel again, just to see… and they had it! 🙂 I can't tell you how happy I was to see it again!
A couple of weeks ago The Man and I went to watch men ride on the back of bulls for 8 seconds then attempt to jump off and get a perfect dismount score. I kid, I kid on the dismount score thing. Here's a couple of photos of our night.
We sat in the front row which was fantastic.. but we looked cattle gates.
Before we went to watch bull jump 😉 we ate at Kobe Steakhouse (in the Power and Light District of Kansas City)
We had a nice 4 Day weekend and stayed at the Homewood Suites in Overland Park. At breakfast we learned we were eating with some professional football players that were in town for a Kansas City Cheif players wedding. I was told the guy in the black sweatshirts name, when I googled him, I learned he played for the Seahawks.
Here's Mr. Eads relaxing…
Here's Mr. Timberlake and I… this is just after I learned I had tickets to go see him in July. Mr. Timberlake looks excited too right?
In March The Man and I went to the Professional Bull Riders Event in Kansas City. He loves the PBR, but not quite as much as I do. I bought the tickets as a birthday gift for him.
You should know I secretly love the PBR. I love the PBR like a fat kid loves cake, like a hot dog loves ketchup, like most people love football or basketball. If I won the lottery, my family and I would travel the US, following the PBR. I’ve never talked to the man about it, but I am pretty sure that he’d go along with it.
See how close I was? 2nd row Baby.. by the shoots.
Here’s the bulls in their pen.
Here’s the Man & I in our Seats..
The Bull’s took a little hair off my eyebrows I was so close.
I was so close..I had dirt hit me.. I know.. I know.. I have on flip flops at a Rodeo. That does not take away from the fact that secretly I should be a bull rider.
PBR Clown Flint.. he’s very entertaining.
See that hump on the back of the cow.. I want to touch it.
I love it when they run from the bulls and jump on the fence.
Ok.. so here’s what I think about at least a couple of times a week. I would love to sit on a bulls back in the shoot. I don’t want to ride it. I just want to know what it would feel like to sit on his back.
Look.. this cow is BEGGING me to come and sit on his back…. If I ever do it. I’ll take plenty of pictures.