Sunday, June 4, 2017

Cruella de Vil!

This week has been a slow week for me. I have enjoyed not having to do a whole lot of ranch work, because I welcomed the peace and quiet. And it gave me time to stop and smell the four-o'clocks, so to speak, even though I couldn't couldn't detect any kind of fragrance from them, when I took this picture of them, near our front yard's gate.

 Anyway, I spent most of my spare time this past week doing some fun things that I enjoy doing. Like writing, reading, napping, watching movies, playing my guitar and banjo, taking a few pictures, experimenting with some new recipes, etc.

First off last Tuesday, we went over to Carol's ranch to visit with her & Bill and before we left Carol gave us a baggie full of her delicious, fresh, baked homemade oatmeal cookies.

So a few days later, while I was grocery shopping, at the big H-E-B in Kerrville, I also purchased the ingredients needed to make some oatmeal cookies, from a recipe that I had found, on the Internet. And this recipe had a 5-Star rating.

So, later on that evening I made a big batch of oatmeal cookies and I was real proud of myself for doing it until Tony and I took our first bites. Omg! We immediately gave my oatmeal cookies a big thumbs-down. Because they didn't taste anything close to Carol's tasty, secret homemade cookies. And to top it off— they were as hard as rocks and pretty ugly, too. And that is why I don't have a picture of my awful, nasty-tasting, oatmeal cookies to show you, because it would make me depressed all over again. So please use your imagination, because I don't want to even think about it.

A few days ago, I decided to take an afternoon nap, because the night before I didn't get all of my beauty-sleep in, because of the stormy weather. Bottom line:   I stayed up most of that night with Big Al(ice), because even though I had earlier given her a prescription "doggie-down" and put on her "thunder jacket to wear and played loud music for her to listen to—she was still out-of-sorts.

So that nap that I was going to take the following day never actaully happened, because when I went to the bedroom to take my nap our bed was already occupied. And Henry Standing Bear, Belle Starr, Little Debbie and Big Al(ice) refused to budge an inch. So I took this picture of them and then went into the kitchen to try to make this new, healthy, gluten-free, bread recipe using these ingredients: dry active yeast water, salt, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup and oat flour.

And to our surprise, because I am so horrible about making a decent loaf of bread—it was absolutely delicious. So I took these pictures to document it.

And to celebrate that I had actually baked a delicious loaf of bread I sat down and watched this hilarious, newly released movie, School For Scoundrels, on Amazon Prime, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Stiller with many other famous actors—while our dog's slept, on our bed.

Yesterday I got a hilarious email from our good friend Liz. She and her sweet husband are the nice couple who, last year, let us film our Longmire—Texas Style! video, at their famous Grey Goose Saloon, an authentic 1880's Western bar. This is what Liz wrote:

....Another thing that I have been thinking about is your black dog-hair bun on your white hair. I know it is not Dalmation hair, but it sort of seems a little Cruella de Vil...."  

And to end tonight's post on a good note, here are a few pictures that I took of Henry on the front porch and him and Lori Darlin' at the front gate.

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

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