2. I don't buy wine very often. I do like wine though. We are having some of my husbands out of town family over for a BBQ tomorrow and I wanted to pick up some wine for it in case some one wanted something besides beer. I have to admit I picked both of these based on the label. My sister in law is also a cowgirl so I think she will really appreciate the one on the right and well I am a red headed middle sister so I couldn't resist the one on the left :)
Here is what I wrote:
I grew up on Indian Creek Ranch east of Billings learning to hate grasshoppers, fires and democrats and learning to love the cool early mornings of summer, the smell of rain, rain in general really, long days in the saddle and baby calves. I was blessed with being put to work driving hay trucks, swathers, and old trucks with temperamental brakes. The work ethic I learned on the ranch has carried through and when I started in the operating room at the Billings Clinic twelve and a half years ago as a registered nurse I got a lot of comments about how I must have been raised on a farm or ranch because I was such a hard worker. This can in part be attributed to something my Dad taught me and I quote "Don't just stand there with your thumb up your @$$, look around and find something to do. Always something that needs doing."
I will have been married to Rance seven years this November and we make our home north of the family ranch. I am so happy to have my parents, grandmother, many Aunts, siblings, and wonderful neighbors around, and willing to watch my two kids Cade (5) and Avery (4) while I pursue my running habit. I did my first half marathon two years ago and my first marathon on July 8th in Missoula finishing in just under four hours. I am so excited to be representing Team Beef this year at the local races I have done and Hood to Coast coming up. I do occasional blog posts on my running blog promoting beef and love educating the other runners from around the country and Canada I interact with via my blog about the health benefits of beef and the lifestyle in general.
Rance has his own fencing business and when not fencing helps with a lot of riding for my Dad and brother. I work at the Billings Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center three days a week. When not at work I can be found running the dirt roads with my 5-H stockdog Cola, taking my kids and their cousins on adventures on the ranch, or pretending to clean my house. Cola prefers to run wherever the cows are and I am just happy to be out in the wide open spaces putting one foot in front of the other.
what do you think? I am wondering if it is a little vague.
Bio sounds awesome:)ReplyDelete
I think the bio is awesome! I just learned a ton about you :)If you wanted to add something though, you could talk more about why you started to run and get involved in races.ReplyDelete
Love the wines!! Very cool and personal :)
Love the bio! Especially the pretending to clean my house comment:) Those bottles of wine are so cute, I hope they taste good:) Good job listening to your body. When in doubt, sit it out!ReplyDelete
I think everyone chooses wine based on labels. Those ones are awesome!ReplyDelete
Hope your foot is feeling better soon! Any idea what it might be?
Love the wine labels! Hope the foot gets cleared up quickly!ReplyDelete
And hey, don't hate democrats! ; )
The wine looks perfect! Very thoughtful of you to do that.ReplyDelete
Hope the foot problem clears up soon. Biking is a good option.
Your bio is wonderful... sounds just like you write your blog and is very open and honest and I think it is GREAT!
Gosh your family must be so proud of you and thrilled that you and Rance make your home so close by.
I really like the bio, especially the beginning; it's almost poetic, with the parts about the "smell of rain" and whatnot.ReplyDelete
I hope your foot starts to feel better soon! It's tough when it's just one part of your body that's holding you back.
I think you are being smart by letting the foot settle down. Maybe you should have it looked at so you are ready for Hood to Coast? Love the wine labels! I think the bio is great as it touches a little in all of the areas that are needed.ReplyDelete
Hope your foot starts to feel better soon! Love the wine labels :)ReplyDelete
I love wine labels and I don't even like wine! My favorites are the ones that are like "Smug Bitch Wine" hahaReplyDelete
I love your selection in wine. I am quite the wino and sometimes buy just because I like the label. I am learning not to do that since I have a friend who went to wine making school (it has a fancy name, but I forgot it). I love your bio- I think that it is great.ReplyDelete
I hope your foot feels better. It sounds like you are being smart about the pain and not ignoring it which is good.
I learned a lot about you (kind new to the blog!) from the bio, so I don't think it's vague at all.:) The first paragraph is my fav.ReplyDelete
Love the Bio, sounds like your daddy raised a fine young lady. My favorite Nebraska wine is based all on it's name, Sweet Ass White. You are doing the right thing resting that foot. That will pay dividends down the road, (or is that on the road).ReplyDelete
What cool names! as I never knew what they were prior to reading this :) I love your dad's tough attitude towards life - it seems like there IS always something that needs doing. Good call on not racing, no need to risk injury when you know you'll be back racing again soon!ReplyDelete
The bio sounds great! I think it really tells who you are, from the ranch to the running! Also, it's probably better that you decided not to race this weekend...there will be plenty of races later; you need to take a little break after the marathon!ReplyDelete
I like the bio--I learned a few new things about you!ReplyDelete
I hope your foot feels better soon. You're doing the right thing to baby it.
I don't know so much about wine, so I'd pick based on awesome labels, too.ReplyDelete
I love the bio and I didn't know all of those things about you. Thanks for sharing.
Keep resting your foot. You'll be glad that you did.
Sounds like a good bio; informative and personal. I don't think it's too vague. Good job.ReplyDelete
Sorry your foot is hurting. But you did just run a marathon right?! Ha! I'm still on orders from my coach to be taking it really easy. I'm not allowed to do any harder training other than easy miles until at least 3 weeks out from the marathon. Hope your foot heals us quickly and you are filling in tip top shape for HTC. Loved your Bio. Really was captured by it....it's got a great blend of humor, facts, your voice, etc. Random: I almost spent the summer of 2000 in Billings Montana when my girlfriends and I were deciding where to go. It sounded good...Montana after all but when we realized it wasn't the same as the other places we'd heard of in Montana, I decided on Oregon and ended up meeting the love of my life. Really glad I didn't go to Billings. Ha!ReplyDelete
"I grew up on Indian Creek Ranch east of Billings learning to hate grasshoppers, fires and democrats.." ???????? what????? why???????ReplyDelete
The wine was almost as awesome as the amazing red-head I shared it with! I still need to find out if they sell it in my neck of the woods.ReplyDelete
I love the wines you chose especially the middle sister rebel red!ReplyDelete