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  1. 12/28/2008

    by , 12-28-2008 at 09:37 PM
    Today, I changed from my sweatpants to regular pants as soon as I got out of bed. I also ran a comb through my hair and brushed my teeth this morning. (Hey, for a weekend, that is quite an accomplishment!)

    My hands have been getting really dry lately, between the cold weather, and all the baking (and consequently dishwashing) I've been doing. So I tried to remember to rub some cold cream into them a few times today. I may do an intensive treatment when I go to bed tonight. ...
  2. A week on the ranch (December 22 - December 28)

    by , 12-28-2008 at 09:12 PM
    The last full week of the year, and Mother Nature decided to be nice and grace me with some sunny weather! It has been relatively calm, although we had a little winter storm at Christmas. The sun was out in full force today, and all the animals were out basking in it. Nothing as sweet as standing on your deck, watching all your dogs, goats, chickens, and donkeys being lazy and laying about, soaking up the rays.

    Life at the ranch has been laid back and mellow. I took the week off ...
    Ranch Diary
  3. 12/27/2008: The first tentative flap of the wings....

    by , 12-28-2008 at 01:50 AM
    I have been noticing, for some time, my downward slump into frumpiness. I didn't like it, but I never felt I had the energy to change it. Less than ten years ago, I had a stranger come up to me in an airport and ask if he could have his picture taken with me, because he wanted to make his friends jealous with how many beautiful women he had met on his travels. While that would never happen in my current condition, I know it is still possible to achieve that level. I can't have disintegrated ...

    Updated 12-28-2008 at 09:29 PM by madhen

    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  4. A week on the ranch (December 15 - December 21)

    by , 12-21-2008 at 08:44 PM
    Another wild and crazy week!

    At work, the week was spent getting an arrest warrant finalized and then flying to southern California to serve it. I had two warrants, so we had a small team in each location. I left on Thursday, sat at the airport to wait out the delays that SWA is experiencing due to the storms throughout the country, and finally got on my flight at 9:30p and to my hotel at about 11:30p. Then I had to drive another couple of hours the next morning to get to my arrest ...
    Ranch Diary
  5. Christmas Spirit

    by , 12-16-2008 at 09:31 AM
    I have been hearing a lot about the Christmas spirit, and more to the point, about how it is lacking this year. I have to admit, I have found this attitude annoying, and I get irritated reading post after post about how people don't have the Christmas spirit, or how the Christmas spirit hasn't found them.

    I couldn't really put my finger on why this attitude annoyed me so much, and even more so on this site, but in thinking it over, I think I have come up with the reason.

    Updated 12-16-2008 at 09:35 AM by madhen

    Fluff and Feathers