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Doctor Atkins…….I’m Sorry…

Doctor Atkins…….I’m Sorry…

I’m back on my diet again……. My holiday-hiatus is over……. It was only supposed to be a few days……. Not a few months……. I won’t approach our nasty/judgy scale……it’s never been my friend. …..plus, it’s always been eleven pounds heavier than my reality, anyway… I’ve inhaled every new flavor of Blue Bell Ice Cream that I could find…….I’ll have to wait for next year’s seasonal “Christmas Cookie” flavor to come back again……………..I recommend it… *****YOU JUST HAVE TO CLICK ON…

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Nutella versus Doctor Atkins

Nutella versus Doctor Atkins

Post-Holiday snacks and goodies are still in the house… I’m doing my very best to motor through all of it… …..you know, the stuff that you normally pass by in the grocery store…….but as stocking-stuffers……. …..They Are Just Perfect!   Right now the cupboard is teeming with little cans of Vienna sausages, and sardines in hot sauce, and Digestives, and jerky, and Nutella (the generic type)…….lots & lots of Nutella… My younger daughter just walked by with a smear of…

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~Twenty Minutes To Go~

~Twenty Minutes To Go~

I made myself a promise that I would post every two days… …..and that I would aim at 300 words per post… I’ve been squeaking in right before midnight all through the Holidays… I’m not about to miss today’s cut-off… Is this post a literary masterpiece? Nope. Are any of them? HA! But the critters are fed… The sink’s fairly devoid of dirty dishes… Everyone who would stand still long enough has been medicated… …..and Molly’s in season… …..and Ben…

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~~~~~~~2020~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~2020~~~~~~~

Here we go……. It’s the start of a new one……. Ready or not……. The meat’s in the oven…….the collards are done…….I still have to make the pumpkin pies……. …….I have to flip the calendars……. …….oops, I have to buy the calendars……. …….(guess I dropped that spinning plate)……. …….(sweat the big ones, that’s not a big one)……. I’ll get used to writing 2020 somewhere around March… Enjoy the day with friends, family, or quietly/contentedly by yourself… Tra!  La!      …

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I Think It’s Time To Do The Christmas Card…….(are we late?)

I Think It’s Time To Do The Christmas Card…….(are we late?)

Yep…..it’s that time….. I can feel it in the air….. It’s time to put pen to paper and scratch out our annual letter….. What? It’s Late…..you say!?!…….!?! Pshaw…….I say…! One year I sent them out at Easter….. …..and recently someone reminded me that I sent them out in the summer… Maybe I should aim for next year’s  Autumnal Equinox  for our 2020 photo…..? That’s an idea…!!!… But for this year……. …..we’ve picked out a compilation of eight photos….. Paulo doesn’t…

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Fun With Ducks…….

Fun With Ducks…….

Right now…..I should be doing paperwork to renew my National Athletic Training license before December 31st……. Procrastinate much?????????? But honestly…….I’ve been attempting to do that all day long…….with very little success……. I’ve put out a loud/pathetic wail to my older daughter to help me with all of this necessary cyber-garbage……. …….I’ve got scraps of paper and xeroxed certificates floating all over this house…….and if DaVinci pee’d on them sometime throughout the year…….who knows what I did with them…….?… …..I sure…

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Mister Lawn Jockey

Mister Lawn Jockey

I can write about “him” now… He’s not a secret any more… I was requested by Ester’s husband to paint a concrete lawn jockey for Ester as a holiday gift… …..and subsequently an old lawn jockey was delivered onto my driveway… …..the chickens and I and Patrice were enlisted to paint Mr. Lawn Jockey (a.k.a./M.L.J.)… …..he needed a good wash…..and a scrub…..and then multiple coats of sealant… …..and after a guarded phone call to Ester…..I found out what colors she…

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The Holiday Sprint

The Holiday Sprint

Maybe the Holidays should be more accurately identified as a Sprint combined with a Marathon… Today for example: Wake up. Brush multiple cats off face. Feed cats; feed hounds; feed puppies; clean puppy kennels. Go outside (take multiple deep breaths to clear my head of the morning house-fumes). Feed chickens/turkeys/rabbits/goats/pigs…….and then the horses. Check on Poppy (who had decided to opportunistically break down the already dry-rotted fence posts yesterday…….and then gorge on a compressed alfalfa block…….and then subsequently colic…….). Yesterday…

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This Old House

This Old House

  I guess we put enough lights on the Christas tree this year… Well, maybe we put a few too many… …..my younger daughter and I had to go out to run some errands……. …..and when we came back and tried plugging in the tree…….everything stayed dark……. …..not just the tree…….but the ceiling fan…….and other wall plugs and lights in the kitchen too……. …..no fuses were flipped…….hmmmmmmmm… But this house has ALWAYS been unique……. …..that’s an understatement….. Here’s another example…

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