Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Monday, June 13, 2011

It Worth It?

I had to go down the mountain to drop a friend off for a flight.  Driving back up I stopped to pick up some supplies.  After grabbing what I needed, I called Juanita to see if she needed anything.  She told me what she needed, so I wandered over to domestics.

"May I help you?" asked the young sales associate.

"Miss, It boggles my mind the number of things I didn't even know existed before I got married, that I find myself shopping for nowadays.  Do you have any Full Bed Dust Ruffles?" I asked.

"Why yes, right over here" she says.  "Here are the bed skirts."

GunDiva's note: Do yourselves a favor - click on the picture to enlarge :)
PS - Bill and Mom - aren't you glad I set up your blog so I can break in whenever I want?

I made my selection, and walked to the register to pay for my Pet Proof Window Screening, my Window Spline Installation Tool, my Can of Spray Paint (yes, I'm over 18), and my Dress for a Bed.

Driving back up the mountain to the lodge I reflected on our current life, both pluses and minuses. 

I thought to the trips to the store and crowds and scrubbing toilets and vacuuming floors and plumbing repairs
and dealing with salesmen and calls at all hours of the day and night and the 8 month winters and and and...

I thought of the horse back ride I went on yesterday with one of  our daughters and one of our granddaughters.  A Papa/aunt/niece ride.

I am blessed.  I would change nothing.


PS-  Do you know how you get down off a horse?

You don't.  You get down off a goose. (didn't think I could end on a sappy note, did you?)


  1. My most recent fortune cookie : Treasure what you have. Dust ruffles and all.

    (Okay, it didn't have that last part. but you know, it was dead on)

    I hear that's the same way you get down off an elephant.

    Beautiful ride...

  2. It was an awfully good ride :)

  3. The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
    Thomas Carlyle

  4. Obviously I need to speak to Juanita about 'man-training'...There is no way in H.E.(double hockey sticks) I could even make a request like that...Chris would be like...'A what?...Yea...Not happening!' LMAO

  5. the only part of your diagram/shopping list I understood was the gas-powered sheets...we have a set of those on our bed. They um, flutter in the presence of gas. mark

  6. Thank you Bill. I needed this to start my day today!

    Give your wonderful Bionic Cowgirl a hug from me.

  7. OMGoodna! I'm not sure what was more funny the drawing or the joke... Yep the drawing. Good one, thanks. :-)

  8. Good job, Bill--I see your artwork is getting more complex! Very funny. After reading all your categories, it kind of got me in the mood to go SHOPPING. (Can't ever have enough decorative pillows.)

    I know what you mean about feeling blessed. I have to pinch myself sometimes when I'm out on horseback with my family.

  9. That's it... GunDiva - would you please break in again and expand the post column so they have have larger pictures to start with?

    Because if y'all missed the GAS POWERED BLANKETS, y'all missed the snorting that is still coming from the Pacific Northwest right now.

    You qualify as a hoot and a holler and I totally needed this laugh (and the psuedo-sappiness).

  10. I needed that. LOL. I just want to know if you had to try on the dress before you bought it for the bed. ;)

  11. I love Bill's drawings, but I think this is the best one yet!

    (gas powered blanket lmao)


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