Mary Russ-Tortora, my former race riding colleague and dear friend for over 26 yrs., accompanied me to the ceremony. I was so elated that she would take the time out of her busy life to recognize this achievement with me. It really meant the world to me that she cared and the gift that she and Ricky, her husband, gave me was really unexpected. What a blessing to have such tried, true and trusted friends.
Being that the housing deal I had going with my neighbor's daughter fell through, prohibiting me from moving back to NM just yet, I am now applying myself to finding that future employer in the legal camp. Until then, I am steadily employed by Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-Q, in Newberry, and am very thankful that the Lord opened up a job for me among people that work hard, are professional, and run a tight ship, so to speak, at this very clean restaurant, that has outstanding homemade foods.
Meanwhile, as the grass and weeds continue to grow here, I met a man at Sparr builders a few weeks ago, who convinced me that what I really needed was a goat or two to help relieve my burdens. So, then Albert, one of the managers at the Farm supply, gave me the number to the GoatLady of Levy County, Colette Morris.
Colette and her husband Fred, a Williston Police officer, were very gracious people with their time, talents, and expertise in helping me to learn what all being a proper goat owner would entail. Fred met Colette several years ago, they grew in love, were married, and now, after 2 yrs. of marriage, they live happily ever after on their farm, with all these kids and more!
More on my new goats...Rocky and Layla, later! Until then, it's time for me to start setting feed for all my kids too, as now I have 2 dogs, 4 cats, a horse, a bird, and 2 goats! :-)'