Monday, May 18, 2020


Today my best friend, Roy Rogers, stepped on a rainbow and my heart is more than broken. I could write volumes about what a wonderful friend Roy was, but I just can't do it today. Roy was either 16 or 17 years old and he blessed me for almost nine years.

This is a picture that Tony took the day Roy came home, on December 11, 2011 and it was one of the happiest days of my life. Roy was my joy and my faithful companion.

I love you, Roy. Rest In Peace. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Cheers! or Daisy! or All You Need Is Love!

Tony and I have had a fun weekend. Friday afternoon we did a video chat/happy hour with our dear friends Fay & Ian, that live up in Toronto.

We did a lot of laughing and let's just say our happy hour lasted more than two hours. And the best thing about it was we didn't wear masks, have to sit ten feet apart or have a designated driver! 

Saturday morning was a lot of fun too, because our dear friend Gerry Olert came out early to spend the day with us. (FYI: In my book The Cowgirl Sisterhood: The Terlingua Treasure Map, I made Gerry the sheriff of Brewster County.)

We hung out outside and visited for a few hours. We laughed about my book and his character and then I debuted and put on the costume that I made for me to wear in Jay Pennington's & his upcoming Short Western movie—Vinegar To Honey.  Then by committee vote—we went and ate a delicious breakfast, at Randy's & Lisa's Save Inn Restaurant, in Kerrville.

When we got back to Big Foot Ranch I suggested that we do some target practice outside using my pink Daisy Red Ryder BB Air rifle and Tony's air-pump rifle.

We set up our targets on a garbage bag packed full of leaves that have not made its way to Tony's garden area, yet. 

When the shooting match began Gerry and I took turns using my pink rifle, so Tony could get a good workout using his air-pump rifle. 

And needless to say the men had fun hitting their targets and blowing up a few exploding beer cans of Tony's Keystone Light beers that were intended to be put inside the refrigerator. And I had fun too, even though I never once hit my target or a can.

Here are pictures of our targets and please note that when our shooting match ended, while I went inside the house to get something, Tony secretly fired several rounds of BB's into my target and I just discovered this when I went outside to take pictures of our targets. And I know Tony did it, because he just confessed to doing it. Here is Gerry's target:

Here is Tony's target:

And here is my target:

As I finish writing this tonight, I do want to brag on Tony's green thumb, because this afternoon he brought me this beautiful squash. And he told me that we already have a bumper crop of squash and tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapeños!

And before I finish this post and go enjoy a happy hour with Tony I want you to know that Gerry sent me this e-mail this morning. Gerry wrote:

"So much fun! Thank you both for making me a sheriff who is a sharpshooter with a pink Daisy! G"

And lastly, my friend Nancy, in Chicago sent me this beautiful animal video. And I absolutely love it!

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

Saturday, May 9, 2020

My 1st Pod Cast! or Where Is Gerry Olert When I Need Him!

Today has been so much fun. This morning Tony and I video chatted with our dear friends Marita & Hans, in Bergen, Norway and it was so great to see their smiling faces.

After the four of us caught up with each others latest news they asked me about my new book The Cowgirl Sisterhood: The Terlingua Treasure Map, because they are hilarious characters in it.

I mailed them a copy of my book last week, but it won't arrive for at least 10 more days—hopefully.
Anyway, we did a lot of laughing and when all was said and done, I told them that I was going to start pod casting, and said, "I've been thinking about me reading the first two chapters of my new book—wearing my alien-attracting helmet and standing in front of my mural outside and they loved the idea.

So, later this afternoon, Tony helped me make my first podcast and it was fun even though it is rough and unpolished, so to speak.

Anyway, I think it is funny, because of the loud traffic going down the highway, Henry Standing Bear barking in the background, Tony's finger sliding over the camera for a short time and me trying to read my own writing, etc.

And when I was trying to edit it I could not quit thinking "Where's Gerry Olert when I need him?" Because he is an expert videographer.

So if you want a good laugh please check it out on YouTube. And if you liked watching it please give me a thumbs up. And I do hope that it makes you laugh. And please note that I have added a link to it on the side bar Cousin Nancy's 1st Podcast - Chapters 1 & 2.

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

Barking Dogs!

First thing this morning Tony asked me to watch this hilarious video about a cockatoo that barks, because it grew up with dogs. I am still laughing about it and if you have not already seen this video please click here to check it out.

I have already solved five jigsaw puzzles and it is still early. I will write more later today.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Welcome To My World!

Well, it is official—I am truly addicted to solving jigsaw puzzles on my iPad. I absolutely and highly recommend this totally free, awesome app Free Jigsaw (Boy Howdy) and it looks like this.

I recommend it, because this afternoon I made and solved jigsaw puzzles using my own favorite photos. Because they give you the option to use their photos or to use your own photos. And it was so easy to do. Here are the ones I solved using my pictures and it only took me less than an hour.

Little Debbie

The Last Resort

The Cabin's Kitchen

Henry Standing Bear On Bear

Henry Standing Bear

Yes, I know I am a jigsaw puzzle addict and I've already admitted that several times, but I had so much fun using my own photos—I can't stop!

So that is about it for today, because I need to get back to solving more jigsaw puzzles. Or better said, "Welcome to my world!"

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Beep, Beep! 7/95!!! or Stephen K. Morris Live Tonight on Facebook!!

The last few days Tony and I have been painting the outside of The Cabin. The cabin is now painted, but we still need to paint the trim boards and put them up, along with the shutters that we made. Anyway, it is a work in progress and the hardest part has been accomplished.

The other day while we were waiting for the paint to dry, on once side of The Cabin, our dear talented artist friend, Steve Pietzsch came over to visit us and he brought me an incredibly great, beautiful present that he had made/painted. And please note that we stayed ten feet apart, because of social distancing.

I about fell over when Steve gave me a signed and numbered, limited edition, framed, print, of one of his most recent paintings. My print is number 7/95.

It is a beautiful painting of a roadrunner racing across the desert and Steve put "his own unique funny twist" on it, because the dust that he painted behind the roadrunner is similar to the artwork they used in the hilarious Wylie Coyote cartoons. And I absolutely love it!

It is titled "Beep, Beep!" And here is a picture of the back of the framed print.

After Steve's fun visit, I took it inside to take pictures, but because of the sunlight's glare it does not do it justice. So I suggest to view Steve Pietzsch's "Beep, Beep!" please click here to check it out on his website. It is the first picture on the bottom row. Anyway, here is my print of "Beep, Beep!

Well, tonight Tony and I have exciting plans to watch another great, live performance of Stephen K. Morris playing his awesome music on Facebook, at 7:30! And now like solving jigsaw puzzles and playing solitaire my latest addiction is watching and listening to Stephen K. Morris' Another Stir Crazy Wednesday! And I hope that y'all will join Tony and me for another great Wednesday evening.

And that is about it for tonight, because I want to solve a few more jigsaw puzzles, before tuning in to  watch Stephen's show.

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

P.S. Mari has just sent me this great video about Kerrville's restaurants helping restaurants in Kerrville and it was so much fun to watch.  So Enjoy! (Thanks Mari!)

Friday, May 1, 2020

Empty Glass!

I'm sorry for not writing for so long, but I have an excuse—I've been pretty depressed. But knock-on-wood I am started to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am feeling much better. But then again—it is early.

Also my other excuse for not writing lately is that I've become addicted to solving jigsaw puzzles, on my iPad and I am blaming my sweet sister Cindy for that new habit.

I've been trying to curb my addiction to these fun puzzles by playing solitaire, on my lap top, so now I have two addictions, jigsaw puzzles and solitaire, that I never had before all of this mess with that horrible virus.

Anyway, I am seriously thinking about starting a program that I've named JPSA (Jigsaw Puzzle Solvers Anonymous) and I will let y'all know when I open the first JPSA chapter in Medina. But remember it is anonymous, so I will not be able to reveal names or the secret location.

A few days ago while I was sewing my costume for me to wear in Jay Pennington's & Gerry Olert's upcoming Short Western—Vinegar To Honey, Tony came inside The Cabin and he was mad, and he said, "Last night something happened to all of my hummingbird feeders. They were emptied and completely dry this morning and I filled them up last night, before dark....I am going to move our game cameras and hope to find out what happened or who did it...."

While Tony was outside moving the cameras—I finished sewing my outfit for the movie. Knowing  that I had to make my costume look old, ragged and dirty-looking, because of the character that I am playing I pondered how to distress my outfit.

I thought about spilling coffee on it, making a mud puddle outside and soaking it in the mud, etc., but I wasn't wild about either one of these ideas, so I pondered a little longer.

Then I had a light bulb moment and I knew exactly how to make my costume look old and tattered—I would drag the garments on the floor, because it is always dusty and covered in dog hair! And it worked!

Anyway, as I was dragging my skirt around the big room's floor Tony walked inside, and he asked, "What are you doing! Is Hazle dead?" And after I explained to him why I was dragging my clothes around on the floor Tony thought I was brilliant. I think?

Yesterday Tony downloaded the pictures from his game cameras and he found out why his hummingbird feeders were emptied and who had done it. Here are four game pictures and I've titled them—An Empty Glass. Because I love Gary Stewart's song Empty Glass.

FYI: The night before Tony "set his trap" and he intentionally emptied his feeders, and hung them back up, so later when Mr. R showed up it explains why he looks confounded as to why they were already empty.

Before I finish writing this tonight, so I can get back to solving another jigsaw puzzle, The Mineral Man sent me this YouTube link to enjoy and to refresh my memory. It is one of Gerry Olert's fabulous videos that he filmed at the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch and at our last fundraiser held in April 2014. And I enjoyed watching it. So, please click here to enjoy it.

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