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    A Milestone

    Today, our little five year old nephew reached a big milestone.  The kind of milestone that separates the men from the boys.  The kind of milestone that gives a five year old the most freedom he has ever experienced-in all of his five years. One that requires the removal of these: From this: Houston, we have lift off. Had a few spills.  But nothin’ was gonna stop this guy. At the end of the day, we took a survey of the damage.                                     Not too bad for a days work.  Great job little man!

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    A Cowboy. A Horse. And A Good Deed.

    Today, Wrangler Man had a very important job to do. Probably, one of the most important jobs he will do all summer. It involved catching one of these. Neither Lefty or Dandy was interested in being caught. Lefty was the lucky one.  Or was he the unlucky one? He got to go to town and visit the preschool. All the preschool kids got a turn.  I don’t know who had more fun-Lefty or the kids.  There were little girls.  Little boys.  Big sisters.  Mamas, Daddys, and Grammys.  All just to watch their special little person take a ride on Lefty.  I was there to watch Wrangler Man   my nephew. When everyone…

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    Bottoms, Elbows, And Baseball

    Tis the season.  Baseball Season.  And in these parts, that is serious business. My fourteen year old step-son is an awsome athlete.  (he is also a genius)  For now, I am talking about baseball. That’s him at bat.                             Come on!  Bring me home!                             Umm.  Excuse me.  I am trying to get a good picture of my boy coming home. Could you please move your bottom?  And move your elbow.  And that glove-could you please just put it down a little?  Please?? Don’t these boys know to get out of the way when a mama is taking pictures?                                Our kid is also a great catcher.  Nothing gets by…

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    Freak Of Nature?

    Is this a true blue freak of nature thing?  Or is this just your everyday tree with legs? Ok.  Mystery solved. Around the ranch, there is always work to be done.  Always. And as I have said before, there is no age limit on workers. This weekend, a neighbor who lives several miles down the road-(is that still considered a neighbor?), anyway, our nearest neighbor made the two hour trip to Walmart to get trees.  He was kind enough to offer to pick some up for us-the trees were on sale, so we were thrilled!  There were thirty six trees left, so Walmart gave him an even better discount for…

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    Ten Things That Make Me Crazy.

    There are ten things that make me crazy. Actually there are many more, but I will stick to ten.  1. The wind.  Unless, of course, it’s a nice ocean breeze. 2. Mowing my yard in the wind.  Actually, doing anything in the wind. 3. I seem to be getting further away from financial freedom.  And my beach house. 4. My wood floors. It’s a love/hate relationship. 5. The woodpecker above my bedroom window. 6. The fact there is no beach in the state I live in. Or in any of the surrounding states. 7. Having ANY type of function to go to after working a ten hour day. 8. My eyelashes.…

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    The Reason I Have Been MIA

    Finally, here I am.  Back to blogging.  Here are a few of the reasons I have been MIA. First, there have been numerous days when I leave the house at 7:00 a.m., and have not returned for fourteen hours.  I really hate it when that happens.  Unless it’s like last night-got together with the girls and made shower mints.  And drank cocktails.  And made more mints.  And drank more cocktails. School has ended, and my fourteen year old stepson received the highest honor possible in ALL of his academic classes.  Did I mention, I think he inherited his smarts from me. Then, my beautiful daughter came for a visit.  You…