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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Larry Has Left the Building

Larry Has Left the Building!

You may or may not have busted your seems laughing at my adventure with Larry. Anyway, Larry is no longer a part of my life nor is he a “thorn in my flesh.” Good bye, Larry.

After another trip over the fence, Larry the buffalo has been sold. If you happen down Oklahoma Hwy 19, you will never again see the sight of this old woman with a cane trying to chase Larry back across the highway and into what was formerly his pasture. You will no longer see a tall young brunette standing at the top of a hill attempting to flag semis down to keep them from making buffalo stew in the middle of the highway. You will not see 18 wheelers stopped in the middle of the highway with their drivers taking pictures of all the commotion with their cell phones *and laughing about it!*. Life may never be the same without Larry. Thank goodness!

I first posted of our escapade with Larry back in April. If you follow the link it may or may not take you there. (I really need an internet blogging book for dummies.)

In truth, Larry’s owners are in from Florida tying up lots of loose ends, making preparations to go back. Their daughter in Florida is very ill with cancer. If you think about it, please say a prayer for this family.

Once again, today (Saturday) was beautiful. It was a picture of what autumn is suppose to look like. Perfect. The forecasters are saying next week we will feel winter nipping at our heels, toes, and various other body parts. Time to put up the flip-flops! Drat.

Being the “redneck” I am, I sat Shawn, who is 11, outside to trim his hair today. Baby (the six month old colt) was in the yard and wanted to help. It was interesting, funny and I am thankful there were no truck drivers with cell phones around! Trying to give a haircut in the middle of a zoo is a difficult task. No wonder Noah had long hair.

Today was a good day to be with family, rest, and just enjoy life. Since it was Sabbath for many, we were compliant with much of the world. Becoming Jewish might be easier than becoming Amish and having to do without electricity. Which brings up another point, I am 4 days without eating pork. And yes I continue to cook bacon and sausage for my family…..doing without sausage is a snap, doing without bacon when you are having to smell it while cooking….let’s just say it is a good thing there was nothing to make a BLT with! I might have caved. I want to say, overall I am feeling better. And I hope my resolve will last. If dh insist we butcher “Ham” (or whatever his name is) down in the pen, it is going to be difficult. I see a lot of tuna in my future. But you know what they say…. “tuna goes a long, long way.”

Okay….that was then, and this is now….or at least it is Monday! And the weatherman was right. However, he will not be receiving a prize from me….unless he can talk warm weather to coming back!

Do you realize we only have something like less than forty days until Christmas? Which means we don’t have much year left either. Where did 2009 go? It all seems like one big blur! I would really like to do May and June over, when it was warm and not hot….just NICE.

I have my SSS shopping done, finish, ….except for a couple of little things I will have to add just before sending. When do we send those? I need to look that up. So many dates to remember….when I shake my head, I think it is already starting to rattle.

I do *plan* to post again before Turkey Day….but much to do before then, including teaching at ECU this Saturday. We will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So I get to do this X2. Just to say, incase I don’t make it back, May you and your family be blessed this Thanksgiving!

You can read my latest post at if ya want!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Lost Post

I wasn't going to post today. Just too much going on (but, I'll have a great post in a few days!). LOL However, I found this picture of the red panda cubs born at the OKC zoo on June 18th. They are now big enough to start exploring their digs! Aren't they adorable? There is one for you and one for me....I meant to say, there is a boy and a little girl. Awwww I think I'm in love! (When I first saw them, I thought they were little red foxes!)

Hey, if you could have any baby animal, what would you pick? giraffe, elephant, gold fish, laughing hyena....maybe you already have one of those....the gold fish, I mean!

Anyway, I posted the picture and ended up writing enough to sufficiently bore you and then the internet ate my post!! Blah! I hate that.

So for now, I am leaving you with these little sweeties. I have to get dinner (we actually say supper around here) on before the troops riot! I will be on *I think it is .org* later this evening. We are doing a 24 hour live prayer thing, beginning at 9 CST. Stop by if you get the chance.

If I don't *see ya* tomorrow, have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just for You!

This one is for you, honey!

BTW ~ Sorry, I forgot about the Corp's birthday yesterday! Number 233 (I think!)

Much love!

Thank you, Veterans!

I have been going crazy since last night! There is a poem I have, penned by a veteran, and I was sure I could fine it on the internet. Not! So, sometime I have to go through stacks, drawers, files, and unearth the thing or I am going to have a major melt down!! I loved that poem.

In the meantime, let me just say thank you to all the veterans who have served our country! Lots of hugs to their families, also. He who serves (or she), their family also serves!

I am preparing a special dinner for my hero tonight. He was and always will be a Marine, but now his main roll is Papaw!

Oh….four blogs! Yeah, did you notice I don’t post very often? Because I’m busy making lists and thinking of all the things I need to be doing!! LOL

School went well today….kind of. (Just incase anyone that might desire to read the home school blog….I don’t have time to go there! But I did tell the boys it is Veterans Day today!)

Semper Fi


P.S. Sorry, this wasn't posted earlier today!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Running As Fast As I Can

I have been busy, busy visiting all the other blogs out there in blogland, especially those who are signed up for SSS this year. It keeps me busy! I try to visit four or five every time I sit down at the ‘puter for a break…my breaks are running a little ~ l*o*n*g. So, ground me! (Just don’t take my computer!)

Anyway, I go and read and read some more and marvel at all you creative, witty people out there. You are awesome….but then I have to run back here and try to think of something clever, before (hopefully) you follow my cookie crumb trail and find me out!

This takes a lot of energy! Which some days is in short supply. Maybe it is a supply and demand thing and the demand is overwhelming my supply. Yeah! That’s it.

So, before you look around, here is the scoop.

I have four blogs…’cause I am slightly crazy! Actually, this was the first (Prairiemaid). Then I was teaching at our local university during the summer. It was a kids cooking class through the continuing education department and I decided I should start a blog for the students to follow and if they lost their copies of the recipes we did in class, they could find them on the blog. Thus, Kids in the Kitchen was birthed….or hatched.

Well August rolled around and since we home school, why not do a home school blog? I was *thinking* the boys might take over this particular blog at some point, but because the computer doesn’t fit very well on the back of the 4-wheeler or maybe it is the fact there is no electricity at the pond, so far they aren’t really interested. *I’m blaming it on the beautiful weather we have been having!* I do have a granddaughter who is also home schooled and she reminds me (regularly) that I need to put something NEW on there. *Yes, Gabby, you are absolutely right!* And I promise, I well….soon!

The fourth blog my sister and I decided to do in order to keep in contact with our long lost cousins scattered both near and far. At the time, Bobbie *sis* had been laid off and she had all this time, so I figured we would have fun with it and when we sent this years Christmas cards out to relatives we could say ~ Guess what?!!! Check out our family blog! Sis, went back to work. *Really, I’m happy for her. Really!*

So when you come stalking around and see that I have done absolutely very little, just know I have good intentions and one of these days when you come by for a visit there might (possibly) be something new!

I’ll get right on that after I finish feeding the thundering herd here (the two legged kids), check on the baby….Oh Baby….his picture is at the top….we never get in a hurry at naming our animals. We have to see how they are going to act, so their name fits…Oh Baby! Then I have orders for about 40 candles to pour and I promised my mother-in-law *Granny is 91* I would be out to help her a little later today, then I have to deal with the evening milking…did I mention we have Alpine milk goats? Oh yeah…then I have some papers to study…and I have to get the boys home schooling papers ready for tomorrow…did I brush my hair today? What about my teeth? Eek!

Hey, I did get the top of the refrigerator cleaned off this afternoon!!! Woo Hoo….I am on a roll!

Blessings ‘til next time!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Something they want ~
Something they need.

Something to eat ~
And something to read.

It’s That Time of Year!

Whether you hate it, or embrace it, it is that time of year! I know you know what I am talking about. The time when we finally begin to pack away the summer things and start to unearth the winter things ~ unless ~ (Well, we who live in Oklahoma, and we know who we are, march to a different drum! Our weather does not always follow the predicted path. As a matter of fact, I am beginning to wonder if we will need to have the a/c running on Thanksgiving Day?) Maybe, I’d better not pack all the summer stuff away just yet.

Anyway, I seem to be making very little sense. That’s what this time of year does to me.

Even though, I make endless lists trying to give some type of order to my life, chaos still seems to be staring me in the face. I make grocery lists, shoe and clothing size lists, lists for what I am thankful for, lists of what needs to be done, Christmas lists, Christmas card lists, etc. ~ my life is beginning to be ruled by lists and check marks or perhaps I should say, the lack of check marks!

And because life as we know it, is hectic, my blog(s) are not getting a whole lot of attention from me. Actually, I am off visiting other blogs, and let me just say, *love your blogs, ladies!* I am slowly working my way through the list of SSS gals and you girls are so awesome, so creative!!! I get busy reading and don’t want to leave my computer or my new friends! Hugs to all of you!! And, if I haven’t been there, I will be (after all, you’re on the list!).

I spent last Monday shopping in Norman. Hobby Lobby was one of my main stops, along with Mardels and the Super Target. It was fun and I actually got a few gifts bought, plus I discovered lots of *ideas*.

This post would not be complete without mentioning the terrible tragedy at Ft. Hood this past week. Let me just say, I am praying for everyone who has been affected by what happened, especially for the families of the victims. May God surround you with His love and comfort.