It’s the 4th of July. The year is half over and there are only 173 Days left until Christmas!! And in the rodeo world, this holiday is also sometimes called Cowboy Christmas. So that leads me to a question… Have you started gift shopping yet? LOL
Whether the answer is yes, ma’am, or hell no, are you crazy, woman?! you all know how I like a theme, so I have compiled a list of patriotic items that I’ve purchased in the past month or so. Enjoy!
This is Uncle Sam’s holiday and boy do I have a few doozies for you! A “one-size-fits” all “dress” from China bought on eBay that was too short for even me, at not quite 5′ tall to wear as a dress, so after the picture (Above) was taken, I bunched it up around my waist and made it a tank top for the Book Obsessed Chicks Bookclub BBQ Beach Party I attended last weekend. My shirt/dress would have looked great next to my inflatable Uncle Sam I purchased on Oriental Trading .com. He was actually in the car during the party, deflated in the box, but I wasn’t on my ‘ho game that day. I was distracted, my mind on a plane halfway between the US and Afghanistan. FYI, for that party I carried a stars and stripe beach bag and made red, white and blue star cookies for the dessert buffet, and my swag giveaway for the goody bags was red, white & blue striped Cat Johnson logo beach balls. Told you I like a theme.
This is one of those things that nobody needs but it is so frigging cool I had to have it. It’s a real “pineapple” hand grenade (no longer operational, of course). I bought it and some flags off a website. The grenade sits proudly in my writing room. The flags are currently in Afghanistan where plans are to have them flown before they are returned to me. Cool, huh?! (The ‘secret squirrel’ patch was just for fun, a gift for one of my military consultants!) There’s one more gift I recently bought for one of my guys–a USMC bible. Small in size so it can be packed for deployment, imitation leather bound and embossed with the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and his name and delivered in a gift box. It’s sold for all the branches of the service and would make a great gift for any current or former military person in your life.
That’s it. That’s all I’ve got for you so far. Not a bad start to your holiday shopping list. No?
For those celebrating, have a safe 4th of July. For all of my guys currently deployed and working a 12 hour shift today in uniform and in the heat–I love ya and I thank you for all you do.