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    A White Christmas!

    Everyone dreams of a white Christmas. For those of you in warmer climates, here ya go…. While it’s been beautiful, it’s also been a bit messy. Here’s what happened to me today. I thought I could make it. I’m not really sure how I got in this situation, but I, well uhh…. never mind. Thankfully, Wranglers came to my rescue.  And while I was laughing and giggling….he…was…not. I tried to come up with a good and logical explanation, but he wasn’t buying. It took some digging.  Both with the tractor, and shovel.  And then, all was good again. On a brighter note, here’s Miss Callie, back on duty as Head…

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    Baxter The Basset Hound aka The Flying Nun

    Baxter is a short fella.      His legs are only three inches long. So, when we get a big snow, he chooses to fly. I took this picture this morning after the snow and wind had stopped. But, yesterday, during the full blown storm, he was doing the same thing. And, today, he was king of the snow drifts. Short boy loves this snow.  It makes him feel tall. Just to give you a better idea of the magnitude of this storm, I wanted to throw in this picture of Wranglers trying to clear our drive. Here is one last shot of Baxter. Not his best side, but ( pun intended),…

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    Christmas In The Country, Continued

    Yesterday it was sixty eight degrees, and I was outside washing windows wearing nothing but a short sleeved tee shirt. Wait. That didn’t come out right.  I did have jeans and boots on. BUT, I wasn’t wearing a coat.  That’s pretty darn weird for December in Colorado. Here is what it looks like today. Well, so much for my nice clean windows. This storm is a doozie-we are expecting two feet of snow, with forty mph winds. That, folks, is a true… blue… blizzard. Back to yesterday, here is Wranglers putting a few adjustments on the Christmas lights. Yes, that’s a tractor. And, yes, that’s Wranglers in the bucket with his…

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    Catching Some Rays

    Today, on my lunch hour, I made a mad dash out to the ranch.  Yes, we live in the country, and yet it’s only about a six and half minute drive from town. Actually, it depends on who is behind the wheel. All I’m saying is, I can make it in six and a half minutes.  Anyways, here’s the deal. I have always wondered what our Australian Shepherds did while everyone is away for the day. Our snow just finished melting yesterday, and the dogs found a good sunny spot to nap and catch some rays. This is Max and Callie.  As you can see, I woke Callie up from a little…

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    Christmas In The Country

    I just love decorating for Christmas. I just wish I had a decorator to show me the way…  And that I had a bigger family room. Anyhow…here’s what we have so far. Yes, I know-there are no presents under the tree.  Yes, I am in a bit of a panic. Living in the middle of nowhere, I do most of my shopping on line.  Crossing fingers hoping Santa’s Elves get everything delivered on time. Ha!  I really am a poet. And, you didn’t know it. Sorry.

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    A Little Bright Spot At Work

    Most of you know, I am a partner in our family owned NAPA Store.  What you don’t know, is, selling auto parts is only one of many things we do. One of our employees had a baby.  Actually, his wife had the baby, but you get my drift. Anyway, recently, the new mommy was under the weather.  She happens to be VERY young, and her immediate family lives several hours away. So….we gladly stepped in!  And continue to do so, whenever we are needed. He is so precious, I can’t stand it!  Here is my mom, filing daily invoices, AND hogging the baby. Both the mommy and the daddy are so…