Thursday, March 29, 2012

Waylon, Willie and Johnny!

Last night we went down to the opera house to see The Highwaymen, a tribute to Waylon, Willie and Johnny. which was awesome.. I might add...
So we get to our seats.. and there were some older persuasion people sitting in front of us... older.. as in.. Q-tip heads..
and I say that.. because.. you are at an old school country concert.. with rednecks everywhere.. it's gonna be loud.. :)
well that being said... Waylon came out first.. and he looked just like him.. and he was signing and we were hollerin'.. and the lady in front of us.. looked back and was shaking her head...
everyone was hollering and clapping... well then the lights started.. and she's shielding her eyes...
at this point.. I'm thinking.. well if you can't handle the light display or the noise..why in the world are you here?
Fast forward to intermission time..
we all were standing out side.. we all was our friends we went with: Mike, Sandy, Justin and Amy. 
There was one couple standing out side when we all got out there.. and the woman was obviously drunk.. her name was tammy.. she introduced herself to me about 5 times...  well, she gets a load of our belt buckles and she says "there's a buckle convention in columbia"... we started laughing at her.. and my cowboy said "a buckle bunny convention" and we were all just rolling.. so Tammy's boyfriend or husband or whoever he was to her says "i'm sorry.. she's had a lot to drink"
and Tammy said "what are you sorry for" and he said "it's such a beautiful night" hahahah
I said.. "y'all must be city folk" and they said yeah we are from columbia.. So we messed with them a bit..
and they asked if we were from here.. and we all said yeah... and I said "they don't let us out much.. we live on a cattle ranch"... and then we talked about that a bit.. and then the Tammy lady says, "it's the Rodeo that's in town.. do you barrel race?" I said "Nah, I sort and bulldog" hahahah  then my Cowboy said "we do cowboy mounted shooting"  and then the fella was like "you wrestle steers?" I said "hell Yeah".. well it's not entirely a fib... I wrestle the calves to hold them down and crap.. so.. I kinda do.. just not as big as the ones he was thinking of.. lol... plus you gotta mess with the city folk...
so, Tammy starts talking about Waylon and if they have another kid she's naming it Waylon.
and Sandy looked at Mike and he said we ain't having kids.. and I said "why not.. she's got good teeth, she's great breeding stock" and Sandy looked at him and gave him a big ol' teethy smile and we were all laughing.. and Tammy and her fella were asking about the whole teeth and breeding thing.. so, I came up with some crap out of my butt and was all "yeah, you look at cow's teeth before you breed them... ya know.. see how old they are and all that" then I looked at Sandy and I said.. "her teeth said she was about 41", and Tammy's Fella guy friend was like, "how old does my teeth say I am" and he showed me his teeth.. and I said the first number that came to my mind "49".  The dude had an expression on his face like prom queen meets deer in headlights... that crap was priceless..  you can't make up stuff better then this..he said "how did you know.. did you work at a carnival?"  ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man... it was funny... so we all went back into the show.. and I was laughing about these city folks.. man oh man... gullible ain't even the word for it..
Anyways.. back to the matter of the Q-tip old folks.. Willie came back on singing Whisky River... well after that song I yelled out a fake room number.. because I thought it was funny Well that little old lady with the flashing light problem.. turns around and says "you don't think this music is good do you?"  I was like.. "WHAT????? seriously lady? you paid 35 dollars for the ticket..go home"  I mean.. that's the truth with some cheese on top... just sayin'
So.. I had a pretty darn good night. and I love me some Waylon, Willie and Johnny...
Oh Johnny even played my favorite song "Big River" :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Wild Last Few Weeks

Let's see if I can't recap a few things that happened since We've been back from Daytona...
The Clinic has been rocking and rolling!  So I've been super busy, and I'm really pleased about that..
A few mornings ago, My dear sweet Maggie Mae decided that her and Sioux were going to break out of their paddock.. well Maggie broke the gate down.  I was still laying in bed and My Cowboy comes in from the bathroom and says "GET UP.. MAGGIE AND SIOUX ARE GONE"  I was out the door quicker then crisco on a hot day.. we looked all over for them.. and couldn't find the mares...
then I had an idea.. and I found the two of them up next to the pasture with all the geldings... and Sioux was in heat.. so I made and executive decision to just leave Little Miss Maggie Mae and Sioux out there with them.  So crisis averted.. :)
Hmm, what else.. We've started to put up a hog wire fence around the immediate yard of the house.. therefore, coyotes can't get in and the dog can't get out.. and I can let the chickens run around the front yard during the day :)  Gotta take good care of my girls :)
and this past weekend.. well.. Let's start out by saying, Friday I went to Greenville, to take my laptop to the apple store... the screen wouldn't turn on... and I wound up having to send it off to the service center...
so I get back to Newberry and I decided I wanted Hot wings for supper.. so My Cowboy agreed and we went to the bar in the woods... well.. I ate some hot wings.. and drank some beer.. then the band was so good, we stayed and had some more beer... and then our friend Eric shows up (he rodeos with us) and he's like.. y'all ain't going to North Carolina tomorrow?  I said "naaaa, we got fences to fix and babies to bottle feed"  well..  about 12:30 rolls around.. and I was minding my own business at the bar like a good cowgirl does... and Eric comes back up to me (him and My Cowboy were playing pool)  and he's like "COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNN let's go".. so maybe.. just maybe.. I was over the legal blood alcohol level.. because... Apparently I agreed... and My Cowboy said "Great! let's leave now" so.. I don't remember getting home.. and I do remember chasing Maggie through the pasture at I think 2am because there was a facebook post that said "I just chased my horse through the pasture.. In the rain.. In knee high grAss.. stupid mare... I succeeded she's on the trailer lol" that was a direct quote...
and I posted a picture of Maya driving the tractor... random.. yes.. and I really don't remember any of it...
no onto what I DO remember... I do remember waking up in the horse trailer.. Maya was all excited we were camping and my Cowboy was snoring and the trailer was rocking...
I get up and Clint is like "get the horses off the trailer please"  I was thinking huh? So I emerge out of the horse trailer with Maya.. and I get to looking around.. and viola! I'm in North Carolina.. hahah
So I open the trailer and get Maggie out.. and put her in a stall.. then some horse I ain't never seen before.. put it in a stall.. and then got out Gracie..
Then Eric crawls out of the tractor.. and he's like.. "hahahahah we talked you into going to North Carolina"
It was pretty funny... and we did laugh about it.. but, I really wanted to brush my teeth.. so I went back to the trailer and got my toothbrush out of the bathroom... and figured ok.. I'll brush my teeth.. turned the water pump on.. and NOTHING..  we were out of water.. and apprently no propane tank.. hahaha (I stole it from the trailer to cook some steaks the other night and never put it back)
Well.. I packed up my toothbrush, facewash and toothpaste and headed back towards the barn.. where I washed my face and brushed my teeth in the water trough..  Yes I know what you are thinking.. "you might be a redneck" but... hey.. I resemble that remark.. so watch it.. :)
I tried out my guns that I had won at Easterns last year.. and totally fell in love with them...
We left North Carolina and got home around 6.. Fed the babies and relaxed the rest of the night..
Sunday we got up, decided to take a ride on the motorcycle.. so we went down to Pearls for breakfast and came back then started fixing fences... Got all of the horse pasture done.. then started on the fence around the house for the dogs... And that was about it for that weekend... 

I have decided that my pig is WAAAAY to fat.. I need to stop giving him treats.. and I know.. this picture is mean.. but, It was funny and I laughed really hard about it.. he was eating cheeseballs..
then he got the cheese all over his nose.. and tried to wipe it all over my pants..

Cheesy Nose
He likes his Belly Rubbed after he gets treats

I guess on to the rest of the lost time..Yesterday Sucked... I pulled out of the driveway and the corvette blew the power steering..  I was thinking "COME ON.....Seriously???? REally????"
yeah really.. so I muscle it over to the shop and told the guy what happened.. and he said he needed it until about Friday...  I said.. ok.. I'll can do that.. So I called my assistant Candace.. and she was having  a day like mine.. She locked her keys in the trunk of her car... and the spare was also in the trunk... no bueno...
so she had to have one of our patients (who is a mechanic) come out to her house.. they had to pull out the back seat of the car to get into the trunk.. it was a big fiasco...
well..  then I get a call from Apple... some perky girl "Hi I'm blah from apple!" I'm like "awesome my computeris fixed?!?!" and she said "yes".. so I asked what was wrong...... and then I heard.. the video card was bad so that was fixed.. and they fixed the corrupt files in your operating system....................... *dead silence*................... I said "WHAT" yeah... all the flipping files are gone.. 7 years of medical school notes.. gone.. wedding pictures.... poof.. Gone.. EVERYTHING... I was so pissed off I about had a darn stroke...
and that's where I sit... now.. Tomorrow I go to get the empty titanium cased macbook pro of which it used to be a macbook pro full of goodness.... is now.. CRAP... ugh..
oh well.. right? right.. should have back crap up.. but, I couldn't since i couldn't see the screen....

well that is all for now..

Fannie and I
Me and Work yesterday
Maya was dreaming she was a puppy.. she was making sucking noises and wimpering hahah

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bike Week

Friday we headed on down to Daytona Beach for the 2012 Bike week... and let me tell you what.. Bike week was awesome..
I'm a people watcher.. and There was more people watching to do than I could shake a stick at...
The first night we were there, we left after I had gotten out of the Clinic.. and It only took us about 5.5 hours to get down there.. but, once we got there.. we headed to meet our friends Eric and Sharyl.. One we were with them, we had supper at the Cracker Barrel, then headed off to drop off our stuff at the Hotel.  And Might I add, Sharyl booked us the Ocean front view with a balcony!  Score!
But, that night we headed over to main street and cruised around on the bikes for a while, then started bar hopping around to check out the scenery.. and let me tell you what.. there was people dressed like all kinds of craziness.. :)
The next day, we headed around to look for a place to eat.. and every place was crowded.. so We were just following Eric and Sharyl around and we passed this large lady holding a sign that said "Steak and eggs 6.95"  So we made a U turn and decided to eat there.. It was called Heffer's Country Kitchen... ohhhhhhhhhhh my gosh.. It was good... Real grits and eggs.. and fresh biscuits and crap. It was awesome :)  That was our breakfast spot for the rest of the visit..
Then we headed around looking at all the vendors and all that jazz..
until it started to rain..  So we went back to the hotel and decided that we'd rest the remainder of the afternoon so we could stay up late...  We decided to go eat at this seafood restaurant called Charlie Horse... They had amazing food..
While we were there... We were seated next to some punk kids that were on spring break.. sounded like they were jersey trash.. and were real loud.. cursing up a storm and being just obnoxious..
Well, A biker that was sitting at the bar turned around and said "Stop using the F***ing, F*** word for everything a***Hole"  well.. you would have thought that would have turned into a fight.. but, it didn't.. because the manager came over and told them to quiet down a bit... and the jerky jersey boy said "why.. because i'm young and having a good time??" and the biker turned around and said "because you are an idiot". hahah.. so finally their food came.. and as they were stuffing the hole under their nose, they weren't speaking.. so the rest of the meal was in peace....
After our awesome dinner.. I had a great Idea to go to the Iron Horse Saloon.... *angelic noise*
It wasn't raining in Daytona.. but, apparently up the street in Ormond beach or wherever we were.. It was raining...  and on our way there we got wetter than a cow peeing on a flat rock.....
but, once we got there... I was in love with the Iron horse.

This place was amazing. It was like a compound.. David Allen Coe was there the night before.. and to my luck the Stray cats were there The night I was.. So I got to see them play a little before we left..
The Iron horse is definitely a place I'd totally go back to..
There was almost a fight there... some retard on a crotch rocket motorcycle comes flying up.. and his hooker looking girlfriend gets off his bike... now picture this.. she's wearing spandex with slits cut all down the sides and 5" doo me high heels.. and she gets off and starts working her way across the parking lot.. and some old biker dude grabbed her butt... 
So I'm thinking.. if your are letting it hang out there like a piece of meat... be ready to be handled... ya know... well she got all offended that he did that.. and the scrawny little boyfriend of hers comes up and is screaming at the biker... apparently he was too drunk to beat him.. so they hugged and made up.. It was quite comical...
After that.. we drove over to the Cabbage patch.. through some more rain... it was nuts..
I never knew that the rain hurt that hard getting hit in he face on a motorcycle.. hahaha..
The cabbage patch wasn't as awesome as I heard it was.... so we left and went back to the hotel...
and I guess that was about all that went  on :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Equinox

Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” The spring and fall equinoxes are the only dates with equal daylight and dark as the Sun crosses the celestial equator. At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)
So you know what that meant right?  Brooms stood up by themselves, and I got an egg to stand up on end :)

The same ole' same ole' going on around our ranch this week...
I haven't baked anything spectacular.. well...  I did make some Malted Chocolate chip cookies.. they turned out real good..

I also went to peruse the antique shops with my mom.. came out with a late 1950s loaf pan.. in which I made a meatloaf that night..
and two really pretty tea cups.. Now I can really have a tea party in my gazebo :)
That's about all over here... 

Americana Egg

Meatloaf in the Antique pan

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, March 5, 2012

Doberman babies

I will lend to you for a while, a Doberman pup, God said
For you to love him while he lives and mourn him when he's dead. 
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three. 
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me? 
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief, 
You'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
And from the folk that crowds life's land, I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Dobie back again.
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done",
For all the joys this Dobe will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we have known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call him back much sooner than we've planned
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve,
The memory of him and his love, will help us while we grieve.
When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife
We'll have yet another Doberman and love him all his life.
Author: Unknown