Monday, April 28, 2014


Let me tell you that as a little girl, my mother hated me. I feel that is a relatively true statement.
I know for a fact she hated my hair. With a passion.

My hair was light, light blonde and thin. No barrette would stay in place for more than three minutes.
So, she hacked off my hair and made me part it to the side, just like a boy. Then, shellac it with AquaNet.


If I still had the photos, I would post them.

Once, and only once she home permed me. That lasted... maybe three days.
If I still had the photos, I would post it.


I had Barbie dolls, that had long beautiful blonde hair.

I tried to give them bangs.
I also used mascara to color one's hair.

One Christmas/Birthday, I received a Barbie head.

That didn't work out so well for Barbie.


Besides, I felt that was a really disturbing gift.

I think that is when I realized that hairdressing was not in my future.

Now, this Saturday, it was another spectacular day here and the monkeys were outside.

I decided to brush them all and use the Furminator on them.


Love the Furminator.


I took it a step further, maybe too far.

I got the scissors out and well.....Professional Monkey Groomer is not a good career choice for me.

Lily's butt.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Will Wonders Never Cease

Well, Well, Well.....

What I am going to tell you, you will not believe.

But, as they say....

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Grave marker in Miami 2011

Vault in Miami 2011

My pal Eddie 2012
Yep. Those are my pictures, taken with my camera that the monkeys tried to eat. I finally bought a cord for my camera!

Now, hold on to your pants.......

Baby Z

Princess Lily Bear

Sterling aka Snoopy

Pugsley aka Uggies
 And Samson won't let me take a picture of him no how, no way....

However, when a bribe of cookies is offered...

Possessed Monkeys
Ps. I realize the pictures are horrid. Bear in mind, I haven't touched this camera in over two years. And give me some credit, my boy is a professional photographer, he must have gotten his talent from someone!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Visiting Cows

Tuesday, around luchtime, I went to visit some cows.

Holstein via
But, not just any ordinary cows.

More cows via

Celebrity cows.

Not this celebrity cow. via

I had forgotten all about Elsie!

To visit with my cows, I had to climb up one of these.

That is not me. via

I may or may not have patted their butts.

And it seems to me, that I always get in the mood for Chick fil A only on Sundays.

The irony is not lost on me...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I must apologize.

This blog has been slightly off since I came back from my self imposed hiatus.

This is because, I have been working on an eighteen inch screen but only able to view...
let's give a generous estimation....six inches. And that six inches had multicolored vertical lines running through it.

I never could see punctuation, etc.

This is due to monkey damage. Shocker, huh?

Now, somehow, I found out that I do not have to replace the WHOLE COMPUTER, I can just replace the screen.

M Y S E L F ! ! ! !



Yes, for fifty buck on Amazon, $1.97 at Walmart, a Youtube video, and fifteen minutes of my time.....



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am terrified....

Well, if you read yesterday's post. You know that I made chicken curry, for the first time.

Well, since I only cook for me....

I finagled with the recipe and made a crock pot full.

I don't know, what's that, 40, 50 gallons?

So, this morning I awoke to the scent of chicken curry still permeating the entire house.

I have 5 or 6 of those wax warming things around the house and that mixed with the chicken curry...


Well, it's legendary.

Now, here's my dilemma...

The chicken curry is currently residing in the crockpot with the lid tightly on, in the refrigerator.


The chicken curry is very tasty.

But, I don't dare heat it up.


I am seriously considering calling a hazmat team.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello? Spring?

So after our beautiful day here in Colorado. I'm talkin' mid70's here, folks.



not my snow

Umm, snowing.

And snowing and snowing.

not my snow
Did I mention the snow?

Anyhoo...with this reverse in the weather, I want something hot and yummy to eat.

I was going to go with some cardamom cookies. But instead ended up making chicken curry.


Now, I want you to picture this...

Me, roasting the spices...

Me, turning on the stove fan....

Monkeys having sneezing fits...

Me, having to open all the doors to get the aroma

OUT, OUT, OUT!!!!!!!

Now, the lesson learned here folks, is........


You can get the recipe here

It tastes pretty dang good. However, I didn't follow the recipe, mostly. Yes, I'm one of those people.

Oh, and don't forget....


Monday, April 14, 2014

The Eye of Sauron

So....I took four days off from work. A much needed break, seriously. When you are thinking of stabbing random strangers, I think that's a really good time to take a break.


Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day. So beautiful in fact, that I was motivated to fix the fence.
So, me, a monkey and a beer went to work.

When the fence project was far enough done, I let out two more monkeys to join us.

These monkeys could not have been happier!!

not my monkeys
I took a seat on the weathered wooden bench and looked out over the fields towards the mountains.
I never get tired of looking at them.

I noticed smoke in the fields and watched as the farmer lit the ditches on fire. It clears the weeds from the path of the water to come. Actually, the big water is already in the big ditch. I guess he has to tap into it some how.

not my field, or my mountain

Anyhoo....I love watching fire flames. Every now and then I give Puggies a sip of my beer. Because, I am not a lush and Puggies would love to be a drunk monkey.

As I watch the flames rise over the ditch, I was reminded of something that happened here a couple months back.

It was night time and I like to go outside and look at the stars. When I stepped outside I looked to the north and it looked like the fields were on fire!
So, I  call up a coworker that lives ten minutes away in that general direction and ask, "Hey, is the prairie on fire near you?"
His answer was, "Nope." He's a talker, I tell ya!

Well, this was one mystery I couldn't just rest. Besides, really what if a fire was heading my way?
So, I load up Sampson, the eldest monkey and way we go. I have to see what is on fire! Well, we drive and drive about ten miles until I see that the prairie is not on fire but....

The Eye of Sauron!

Okay, so it really wasn't the Eye of Sauron, but I swear I could have been.
Until, I googled what I had seen.
Natural Gas Flare Stack
and at night it was spectacular!