Faith rode her horse for the first time this evening. Abe had the saddle on and a bridle and reins and a bunch of spectators. After Faith rode, Grace, Claire, Clark, Joy and Sam all got a shot at horseback riding. The ride was just around the stanchion, but everyone got to be a cowboy for a couple of minutes. Sam rode with Faith. Joy cried because she was scared. Claire and Grace did fine.
I am pretty much brain dead this evening as I have spent the better part of the day trying to learn Microsoft Access. I don’t have a book, yet, and it is not a simple program. I think I hate it. Anyway, I am trying to get some databases set up as they can be easier to USE than a spreadsheet. They are just harder to WRITE. I used to be able to program and wrote some stuff when I was in Denton. Perhaps the same will happen once I get a few more hours working with Access. I hope, because right now my eyes are kind of spinning as I write this. Also, while I really enjoy using a laptop, when it is actually on top of your lap it makes you sweat. It got up to 98 this afternoon and I did not need the added heat of the laptop, but I got it anyway. Wah, wah, wah. There are probably eight or nine children in China that would love to have a laptop.
Stephen and Mitchell went to a MercyMe and Audio Adrenaline concert last night in Abilene. Stephen was my milking partner this morning and he wasn’t worth a dang. I can’t say I was worth much either as I stayed up well into the early morning hours trying to learn a stinking stupid database program that is smarter than me. Anyway, they were both full of stories about the concert and the drive and the meal and every other observation from the night. I went to concerts when I was in high school. My kids are much better than I was. I did not remember much, if anything, about the concerts I went to. I saw the Stones, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Sam and Dave, Z Z Top, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Cars, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac and some others. Not once during any of those concerts did they stop to witness to the kids in the audience. There were no alter calls. Some folks would tell you that the world is going to pot and today’s youth are the worst group ever. I like the ones I know and am proud for their future.