Friday, December 15, 2017

Doing Its Thing!

Well, I'm keeping my promise about showing you our new/improved coffee table. In the beginning, my homemade coffee table looked like this after we removed it, from Outer Space and took it over to The Cabin. And this picture was taken, on October 22nd, before I decorated the big room's almost bare walls.

Here are three pictures, at different angles, that I took this afternoon, of our new/improved coffee table. And please note that the big room's walls are decorated.

And before I go binge-watch all of Season 4 of The Ranch, on Netflix, with Little Debbie, Big Al(ice), Roy, Belle, Beau and Henry Standing Bear, I want to show you this picture that I took, this afternoon, of our wood burning stove doing its thing.

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

Cowboy Hats!

We've been working hard, over at the property. We've mostly been building fences for the past five days. And when I wasn't outside helping Tony and Aaron with all of the fencing, I was busy inside, our cozy cabin, listening to my music, continuing to decorate the bedroom. Or I was outside, on the front porch, painting/staining the old coffee table that used to be in Outer Space.

I built this coffee table over ten years ago, right after my brother Ronnie and Tom, Cindy's son, came down and built Outer Space for us. I love this coffee table so much and what inspired me to build it, in the first place, was Carol's beautiful coffee table.

I had a blast building this coffee table (that only took three hours to build) even though it never came close to being as awesome-looking as Carol's custom-made coffee table. Anyway, I don't have any pictures of our new/improved coffee table, but later today I will take a picture of it so I can show it off to you.

I am fixin' to go, over to the property, to do some more work, but before I go I want to show you the latest picture I took yesterday of the bedroom.

I did not turn on the lamps on, above the beds, because I forgot to and it is still not finished. It is a work in progress, because we still need to hang up pictures, etc. Anyway, here is the latest update, with a couple of our cowboy hats, framing the Yoda Lisa.

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Weather Reports!

Since the last couple of days have been pretty quiet, I am going to give a few weather reports. Because, believe it or not it is actually snowing here and it is starting to stick!

It started lightly snowing here, around 4:00 and that was when Ronnie (my super great brother) called me to tell me that it was snowing, at his & Nita's Ponderosa Ranch, in Dripping Springs.

After adios-ing Ronnie, the phone rang again and this time it was our good friend Chet O'Keefe. "....We've already gotten over 3 inches of snow (in Terlingua). There is a blizzard going on here. The winds are gusting up to 60mph and it is snowing so hard right now, you can't see the mountains.... "

Right after Chet and I adios-ed each other, Tony went outside to check on the dogs and to check on the water pipes, so I let our dogs go outside, grabbed my camera and I took a few pictures of to prove it was snowing.

But the snowflakes didn't show up very good, so I took this picture, of an old pair of my pink, beloved, retired boots, that Tony had found outside, in the front yard. Because a few days ago sneaky, Henry Standing Bear, had found them, inside the closet and he had snuck them outside, so he could entertain himself by chewing them up.

So this proves that it is really snowing here and that Henry has a thing about pink boots, too.

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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

With A Little Help From Our Friends!

Tony and I have been busy this past week and when we were not doing rescue ranch work we were doing cabin work and it has been fun, but somewhat tiring.

Anyway, this past week we worked, on The Cabin's bedroom and it is finally almost finished. So here are just a few before, during and after pictures.

Here are the before pictures, right after we purchased the cabin. Before June and Ellen had the time to get their furnishings.

Tony and I loved the bedroom just the way it was. But because I enjoy decorating so much this is what we ended up doing with a little help from our dear friends: Aaron, Tom & Marie. So here we go.

This picture shows half of the bedroom's walls done (log cabin style) using some of the old floor from my pink writing cabin. Tony and I stained every 1"x4" and my permanently-stained fingers and nails can prove it.

This picture shows that we've finished the walls and on the left we put up one of the blinds from the pink cabin.

Last night I stayed up late and made curtains for the bedroom. In this picture we have put up the blinds on all of the other windows and we hung two, small lamps above the beds.


As you can see Tony and I are thrilled with our "cabin" bedroom and to top it off, we put my mother's  homemade rubber tree that I truly cherish. Because back in 1959 or 1960 my mom and her best friend Lucia got creative and decided to make rubber trees.

I remember it well, because I remember watching Mom and Lucia pouring this gooey, green plastic stuff, into various, leaf-sized molds and then baking them in our kitchen. It made sense to me, because like Mom neither of us could ever grow anything. So making a plastic, "rubber tree" made total sense to me. And the best part of it was she never had to water it.

And since my dear mother's passing, almost 20 years ago, I've kept her/my rubber tree with me through the good times and the sad times and I've never once watered it, even though once a year I do dust it.

Please note that my Yoda Lisa hangs, on the back wall, between the two beds, so I hung my "Yo Mama" picture, on the wall between the bedroom and the back porch, but it is hard to see in this photo I took.

I cherish these two pictures, because back in 1993 or 1994 when Jim and I bought our first Apple computer, I figured out how to cut & paste using our Adobe PhotoShop software, before I even learned how to use ClarisWorks (Apples's version, back then, of MicroSoft).

Anyway, after I cut & pasted Yoda's picture on the Mona Lisa and on Whistler's Mother I had them printed. And I sent copies of them to David Letterman. And before I left Austin and had moved to Utopia, Texas—David Letterman actually held up my Yoda Lisa picture and he showed it to his television audience, saying something like, "A crazy lady in Texas sent this to me.... "

And that's about it for tonight, because I am fixin' to make a matching navy blue checkered curtain to hang, on the bedroom's back door window.

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