For some reason, my best thoughts seem to come when I am flying and plugged into music, or in the middle of the night because waking up in the middle of the night is always fun. The last three weeks have been an incredible experience. The first week at my new job was definitely one for the books. I was able to go to Lubbock and learn about cotton. Who would have thought? The first day I was very nervous, one, I didn’t know anything about cotton. Two, I had never worked the video camera before. Granted, I was not there by myself nor was I working it by myself but it was still an eye-opening experience. The day started out great but the terms and lingo of cotton just flew right over my head. However, by the end of the first day, I had learned the whole process cotton goes through to get from harvest to yarn. The second day we started on our road adventure and headed home making a couple stops on the way to video some producers and Co-op owners. My favorite part of the trip had to be the road trip back home. You never know where your GPS is going to take you! At one point we ended up driving down a back road and when I say back road, I mean a gravel road with no stop or street signs. Instead of panicking, we went with the flow and got to see the beauty that surrounded us.
The week rolled into the weekend and Jeffrey and I spent the weekend with all the kids. We went to a Safari Tour which was pretty interesting. I almost panicked when we got there though, the lady checking in the people had a huge snake just hanging out around her neck letting people touch it. I had to be brave and fight not running away! The weekend was special as we were able to get in some family time before I had to leave again for Denver.
I was headed to Denver for the American National CattleWomen meetings. I love these meetings. I am always able to meet someone new along with catching up with everyone else from across the nation. The ladies have some exciting things in the works and I am anxious to see how it all turns out. I normally do not get to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association summer meetings but this year, I stayed an extra day to be able to go to some of their meetings. It is important to know what is going on in the industry at the National level. Everything that takes place there has the potential to funnel down and impact the individual producers. For more information on American National CattleWomen be sure to check out ancw.org.
The weekend flew by as we got ready for the Texas Aggie CattleWomen Steak Dinner & Dance. The event was successful and went off without a hitch! I was able to step into place as the new Texas Aggie CattleWomen President! I am beyond stoked to see how this year is going to turn out. This years officer team has some great ideas and events planned. The next few weeks are going to fly by and I will have a big first grader. Now that is coming that I am not quite ready for!
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