Monday, April 28, 2014

My Little Buddy

I don't think I have ever told the wife, "I'm going out with the guys." or "I'm going to go hang with my buddy."
The reason why, because she is my buddy. We do everything together. If I had a guy buddy then he would only be a friend because the best buddy spot is already taken.

This last Saturday me and my cute little buddy went to a chili cookoff not far from the house. This is our 18th cookoff this year and we still have twelve more to go to finish out the circuit. I already told everyone next year we will not be cooking as many due to time and funds. I think about 12 to 15 is enough next year. I just wanted to give this year 100% and see what would happen.
So this weekend was good, I won 2nd place and Candy got 4th. We cooked against 2 ex-world champs and 4 United States top ten chili cooks. We feel real good about the places we got. We are finally coming up in the chili world.
I have never been around such a great group of folks.

I didn't make it to the wedding we planned to go to Saturday evening. By the time we got home, unloaded, showered, changed and headed that way it was getting late. I figured we could at least get to the reception, but we have not eaten all day and were starving. By the time ate, ran by and loaded a dish washer a friend gave me, it was almost 7:00 PM. We just could not get there and now I got some folks upset with me cause of it. Well hell, I can't make them all.

Sunday me and my fine little buddy needed to get out and relax so we loaded up the truck and went golfing. I really wanted to go fishing, but an ex semi pro friend of mine asked us to go, so we did. We needed to get out, away from people and just have a good time. Don't get me wrong, chili cooking is fun, but it's tough. Golfing, as bad as I am, I don't even care enough to be good so I have fun.
Like always, I was not hitting too good so my friend let me use his $400 driver. Ohhhh it felt good, but there is no way I would ever. All my clubs combine were either given to me or from garage sales.
A couple of practice swings (man this club felt good) address the ball, (I like this club) Here we go.....Whack, crack. What the hell? Man I spanked that ball, but looking over my shoulder, the driver broke right in half. Holly crap!
Well, now I can check this off the bucket list.
Yup, It's right under #37. Watching the sunset in Greece, #38. Golf with a semi pro golfer and break his clubs, check.

This weeks plans are to work on the gardens, get the baby chicks out of the brooder area and get my fishing equipment out and ready.
Saturday me and my cooking buddy will be cooking in Lewisville Tx. Yall come out if you get the chance.
Then Sunday, She will be my fishing buddy and we plan to spend most of the day down at the lake under a shade tree, watching our bobbers float.

Who said life was boring when the kids all leave?

See ya on the flip side.


  1. I'm so glad to read this. The men down here stopped asking Joe to go fishing or play golf. When they laughed and said it was their excuse to get away from their wives, Joe just answered: "Then you must have the wrong wife. I dont WANT to leave mine. She's my best friend."

    Good marriages are like that.

  2. MDR,

    Congratulations on taking 2nd and your Buddy taking 4th place!!
    You can't be every where, so don't stress. You made the attempt and that is what counts.
    Fishing is a great sport or hobby for relaxing and spending time with the one you love. That's why we try to fish when ever possible, like this Saturday down in the Arbuckles of Oklahoma. Enjoy fishing my friend :-) and give Candy and hug.

  3. i HAVE to agree with lottajoy! it is so awesome to have a partner that is your best friend and who is the one person that you want to spend all of your time with. your Candy isn't just a hottie, she's super smart, a wonderful mother and has the most awesome accent in the world. i am so glad that you guys have raised your girls to be such good girls...but i am even more glad that they are also old enough to take care of themselves. you and Candy have so many years of hanging out together and being "buddies"...i know of what i speak because i married my best buddy too and we are living the life of Riley without a care in the world!

    all of our love to you and yours always! your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

    1. Thanks Kymber,
      But she don't have an accent, neither do I. At least not where we come from. LOL
      Thanks for the kind comment.

  4. Sometimes you just need to hand the do not disturb sign on the front door, and let the rest of the world race to the next thing on their list. Time spent with your Little Buddy is much more important, so is your sanity. Sounds like you've been a bit crazy lately. Sorry about the golf club!

  5. Aw y'all are so incredibly wonderful. I can only hope to have a love like y'all's 23 years down the road :)
    Counting down the days until we meet again!