Sunday, January 19, 2020

2014!

At last I have the time to write a post, because we've been too busy working and I've been spending all of my spare time writing/wrapping up my 3rd novella. Seriously, I probably only have  about ten more pages to write to finish it.

Before I write any more I have three recent pictures that I've taken of Henry Standing Bear. The first two are of Henry Sitting Bear and the last one I just like Henry Resting Bear.




This afternoon our dear friends Lisa and Eileen came out, so they could search for arrowheads with Tony, while I entertained them with some of my favorite songs. 

But before the three of them started digging away and sifting through dirt while listening to great music, Lisa handed me her empty bottle of Le Cigare Blanc that has an alien head stamped on the top of the bottle cap and a picture of an alien craft beaming a green light, down on a town.




Lisa gave me this wine bottle, because right after we had had our first AACC (Ancient Alien Coffee Club) meeting she and her husband went to San Antonio. And when they were enjoying their  lunch, Lisa saw their wine bottle and she took it as a sign that our AACC was right on track, because neither her or her husband knew anything about this fine wine when they had ordered it. 

And because I had agreed with Lisa that it was definitely a sign—she saved the bottle and gave it to me , so I could put it in my writing cabin—The Last Resort. And here is the link to Bonny Doon Vineyard, so you can see the label more clearly to see the alien spaceship beaming down on the small village. 

So, outside, during "the dig" Lisa told us that this is a great tasting wine, so she, Tony and I went ahead and nominated Eileen to be in charge of refreshments at our future AACC meetings. And in so many words we told Eileen that since Le Cigare Blanc is our club's official wine we would recommend that she brings it to all of our future meetings. 

But now that I think about it, we might need to change the time of our (breakfast) coffee club to late afternoon events, so we can drink this wine instead of coffee.

Anyway, Tony and I had a wonderful time with Lisa and Eileen today and we did do a lot of laughing.

FYI: It appears that Tony and I will be working a lot of hours this week, so this is my post for today, because I need to get back to my writing.

Y'all have a great day and keep on laughing!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bat-Van!

Today has been great. We worked this morning for a few hours and we're fixin' to go back to work for a few more hours.

We went to Kerrville this afternoon and a blast at Wolfmueller's Books, because we had so much fun listening to Jean's stories about her friend Mr. Pickle and her hilarious adventures in Germany.

And other than that there is not much to write about except this morning sweet Mari sent me this and I am still laughing about it. I hope the Bat-Van makes you laugh, too.


Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jelly Roll!

Yesterday morning Tony and I met Lisa and Kris at a secret location (Randy & Lisa's Save Inn restaurant) in Kerrville for our first AACC (Ancient Aliens Coffee Club).

Sweet Eileen was supposed to come, but could not make it, because she had "pastel painted herself into a corner" at her art class, in Boerne. The Mineral Man (Kris' husband) was a no-show too and Kris was a little vague about why he could not make it. But no worries they will both be at the next meeting.

Tony and I were the first to arrive at our secret destination and we got to have a fun visit with Lisa and catch up with her and Randy's news.

Lisa was second to show up and before she even sat down at our table, she and I were already talking about things we needed to discuss at our first AACC meeting.

By the time Kris arrived we gave Lisa, the owner, our orders and Tony and I ordered the exact same thing. Then our meeting commenced.

Right off the bat, we all agreed what our secret hand signal would be and what our secret code word would be. Then we talked non-stop about how much we love watching the History Channel's Ancient Alien show.

While we ate our delicious breakfast, Lisa and Kris talked about the British author and scientists, Arthur C. Clarke, the famous science fiction writer that wrote the book 2001: A Space Odyssey, and who worked closely with Stanley Kubrick on the 1968 movie with the same title. And besides Clarke writing many other award-winning science fiction books Clarke also wrote 2010: A Space Odyssey and  2061: A Space Odyssey.

I felt like a dummy, because I had never heard of Arthur C. Clarke and I could only remember that I had liked the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and that Hal, the computer, had really scared me.

I was thrilled that I had remembered at least that much about the movie, since it was made over 51 years ago. And before I rejoined the conversation I wondered to myself if Alexa is maybe the new Hal?

When Kris and Lisa were telling me about the face on Mars, Lisa grabbed her cellphone and showed me this picture.


After I got over the shock of seeing this Mars man or martian, I told them about me writing a blog about watching Nasa's Unexplained Files where they sent a land rover out on Mars surface and it came back with a half-eaten jellyroll. "And Nasa has never been able to explain it, because it is actually a half-eaten jellyroll left there by someone or some thing...."

Anyway, after everyone had quit laughing I realized that we had finished eating breakfast, so I announced, "I am so excited about our Ancient Aliens Coffee Club and all of this. When I get home I am going to Buy Clarke's books: 2010: A Space Odyssey and 2061: A Space Odyssey and....And as soon as I finish writing my 3rd Cowgirl Sisterhood novella I am going to retire the Cowgirl Sisterhood for a while and write another fiction book about our AACC going on a fact-finding mission/adventure in Terlingua! And we could meet/get abducted or something by some aliens."

"Then I think all of us should go out to Terlingua," Lisa suggested.

"Me too," Kris said. "A field trip."

"And while we are out there we could make a short movie, too!" I said. "Starring Little Debbie of course, and we could wear our alien-attracting helmets (upside down pot pie tines tied down on our heads) that I made for our Longmire—Texas Style video spoof....And Chet O'Keefe could star in it too and we could ask him to write the soundtrack for it...." The wheels were set in motion and already turning—so to speak.

Before Tony and I adios-ed our friends, Kris and Lisa promised me that they would watch the movie Paul and I promised them to read Clarke's books before our next meeting and that I would send them the link to my blog post about the jellyroll on Mars.

So, as I finish writing this I want to give you the link to my June 5, 2015: A Roll or Flat Tire! blog post about the jellyroll found on Mars.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Secret, Undisclosed Location!

Yesterday afternoon after working next door I came home and put on my sweats and pink Crocs. Because I was already tired I took a short nap with our dogs and when I woke up I felt refreshed.

Knowing that I was not going to be working today and would have the day off, so I could write, I divided my evening by watching several episodes of Ancient Aliens and Downton Abbey, because I am addicted to both of those shows. And it was after midnight when I finally went to bed.

Today has been great. This morning after Tony went to work next door I wrote and edited my nearly finished novella.

Around 10:30, I decided to take a break and go outside and do something I haven't done in a very long time—Earthing! And I sat outside barefooted for over an hour and I must admit that it feels so good to be more grounded. And I have Carol to thank for reminding me about earthing last week when we spoke, because she is now into earthing. Here is a short video that I made on July 4th 2014 about my earthing project.


Here is another 2014 picture of my old earthing station when we still lived over at the rescue ranch.


After doing my earthing I came inside and checked my e-mail. And I am excited to say that Eileen's, Lisa's, Kris' & Jim's, Tony's and my first AACC (Ancient Aliens Coffee Club) is set for this Wednesday morning at a secret, undisclosed location (The Save Inn), in Kerrville.

And that is  about it for today, because I must get back to my writing.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Yoda!

Well, I am probably the last to wish y'all a happy new year and I apologize for taking so long in doing it, but at least I am doing it now.

This past week flew by and it was a whirlwind for Tony and me, because we worked a lot of hours next door, at Escondida Resort & Spa.

Their New Year's Eve Roaring 20's party was a total blast. Darlene's food was so delicious I actually got tired of the guests telling me to please go tell Darlene that she had outdone herself in the kitchen. And I am sure that just running back and forth to the kitchen to give Darlene another compliment from one of the guests added an extra 10,000 steps on my overloaded pink pedometer.

The evening was filled with Little Jewford's magnificent piano playing and he was so funny—he had the crowd begging for more music and more jokes and one-liners.

Around 11:20, as the guests sang along with LJ and were dancing the Charleston, etc. I plopped down on a sofa to rest for a minute. But when I tried to stand back up, my feet were so sore from walking back and forth to the kitchen to give Darlene another guest's compliment on her delicious food, I grabbed Tony, after he had taken pictures of the guests dancing and begged him to please take me home. "Nance, it is 11:25. We only have 35 more minutes until midnight. Can't you wait?..."

I couldn't wait, so Tony took me home and dropped me off and then he returned to the party to take more pictures and bring in the new year. And an hour later when he got back home—I was already in bed with Henry Standing Bear, Little Debbie, Big Al(ice), Beau and Roy—sound asleep.

New Year's Day morning Tony and I were back at work by 8:15, to help Darlene in the kitchen and to serve the guests breakfast and clean up the kitchen. Then we were back at work early that evening to help Darlene with the guests dinner, etc. And we worked Thursday and today, too. So that is my excuse for not responding to e-mail or blogging.

This afternoon after working I finally had the time to think about my 2020 New Year's resolution. My New Year's resolution is to stop eating Darlene's mouth-watering food, because thanks to her fabulous cooking I've gained ten pounds and I need to lose it.

And I am going to make this Yoda quote my 2020 mantra. "DO, OR DO NOT...THERE IS NO TRY." And I do plan to blog, write and exercise more. I promise.


So as I finish writing this I do want to wish everyone a happy new year filled with happiness, love and peace.

Y'all have a great New Year and do keep on laughing!

P.S. "Gaby, I do plan to write you a note tomorrow, because I have the whole day off."

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Escondido Resort & Spa New Year's Eve Party!

Tony and I have been working a lot of hours next door, at Escondida Resort & Spa, this week.  Tonight we are resting up, because this famous, popular resort, next door to us, is nearly booked up for their annual New Year's Eve party. Which means that Tony and I will be very busy working next door this coming week.

The theme of this New Year Eve party is the Roaring 20's. So we've been busy decorating and get everything ready for the celebration.

Our dear friend Little Jewford will be the entertainment for the festive evening, so it is already guaranteed that the party will be a total blast. And I cannot wait to see LJ again, because he is one of the funniest entertainers and best piano players on this Planet.

Because Tony and I have been so busy working I haven't blogged or caught up on my e-mail, because I've been too tired.

Not tired because of the extra work next door, but tired because the past five nights I've been waking up in the middle of the night and writing on my novella for at least two to three hours.

I am thrilled about what all I've written, but getting by on four to five hours of sleep each night is starting to take a toll on me, because if I don't get at least eight hours of sleep each night Tony says that I tend to get cranky. Or better said—bi***y.

And because of my lack of sleep I've tried making up for it by taking naps with our four-leggers, but that hasn't been a good idea, because I am not sleepy when I go to bed. So unintentionally I have messed up my sleeping cycle.

Today I decided not to take a nap, in hopes of going to bed at a descent time tonight and catching up on my beauty sleep. So instead of napping this afternoon I've spent most of my afternoon writing. And as I finish writing this I am already yawning, but I am determined not to go to bed at 7:00 and make myself stay up until 10:00. So please wish me luck that I get at least eight hours of sleep tonight.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

P.S. Gaby I got your e-mail and I plan to write you back tomorrow.

P.S.S. And to clear up any confusion—Little Debbie will also be acting in Jay Pennington's and Gerry Olert's next short Western—Vinegar to Honey!