361 days of the year, I love being part of an organization that is trying to make a difference in our community. 4 days of the year, I get angry, tired and question why I do this year after year. 4 nights, (3 of them in a row) we start at 5:00 in the evening and go to almost midnight cooking, serving and selling food. It is hard work. We do it because it is a short amount of time that we can raise a lot of money to give to charity. Alas, my 4th of July's are a lot of work. Last night Brian and I did not get into bed until 1:30 am and to say I feel tired is an understatement.
I do not mean to complain about my experience and know that I write this post with a lack of sleep. All in all, I am humbled by the work that I can give and I have no regrets of not having a normal 4th of July weekend. I love to live a life of service and this is a true test of faith for me.
Shaeler is getting older now that she can hang out a little more at the rodeo grounds and she won this hat and a CD while walking around with cousins and grandma as mom and dad were busting our rears in the stands. I cannot wait for her to be old enough to work side by side with me. One day! One day!
Yup, I am the Treasurer of the club and handle all the money. Something about honesty and trust, blah blah blah. It's a pain and I cannot go anywhere because of it. Luckily I have trustworthy friends who can babysit the till while I go on break.
Shae loves that we work the rodeo because she gets endless supplies of candy, snowcones and candy. She can eat 3 snowcones in one night. She went through 3 water bottles last night and I followed her to see how she could be consuming so much water and she was making designs in the dirt with the bottled water. BUSTED!!
Wash limes thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice into eight wedges. Place limes in a blender with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, and ice.
Blend in an electric blender, pulsing 7 times. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove rinds. Serve over ice.