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Just Another Day at the Ranch


I guess I should start with the bad news, I STILL have the eye twitch. However, the good news is it doesn’t feel as frequent. It was really bothering me yesterday when I was trying to read a book on my iPad, I could see it shaking in my vision. Of course this is in my left eye AKA my “good” eye. (I swear I’m sounding older everyday) But out of all the things in the world, and of all the problems I’ve had with my other eye, I guess I really don’t have much to complain about. So, I’ll stop…for today 😉

Nothing has really changed with the plumbing problems. We have at least stopped whatever leak we may have, because the fan is drying up the concrete. That’s at least good, another good is we have another water heater that is used before the add on, which would be laundry, kitchen, and the bathroom in the hall. Which mean even better news…I can shower!!!! It really is the small things in life that matter!

I finished up the second part of my fast diet today, ending at 3 (I was a little late yesterday make a burger), with a half of a large thin crust pepperoni and jalapeño and a nice glass of homemade sweet tea. I had to go to Tractor Supply to get some dog food, they’re the only ones in town that have the Beneful Healthy Weight in 30 pound bags. While I was out I got a pizza at Pizza Hut. And before you start judging my choice in pizza, remember that I live in the-middle-of-nowhere with only that place and a local pizza place that’s also good and is the only thing that Speed will eat, so when he’s away I like to get the other just for something different. Plus it’s right across from Tractor Supply and I had a coupon.

When I got home and fed the dogs, they were going crazy for food and in natural fashion the male dogs scarfed the food down quickly! I also got the collars in the mail today that I ordered for them at http://www.drsfosterandsmith.com (pictured below) for Coco, Annie, and Dizzy. We didn’t get one for Busy mainly because he’s technically not our dog, even though we’ve been feeding him and he sleeps in the dog house we set out on the front porch when he first arrived. Because if he was mine he’s nuts would have already been snipped…poor baby. I tried taking photos of them and have attached the best ones that I could take.

Besides running to the store, I successfully painted all twenty of my digits, toes are India Mood For Love (OPI) and the fingers are Let’s Do Lunch (Sephora), watched last Sunday’s Once Upon a Time (love that show!), and then finished with the normal Tuesday’s Law & Order SVU marathon on USA. I got a FaceTime call from my parents that thankfully made it back from Cozumel safe and sound. During the call I remembered that I was supposed to FaceTime my sister-in-law and talk to my nephew (age 15) who has autism and has been asking about me recently. He was off to Costco with my brother, but I got to see and talk to my other two nephews, ages 12 (and also has a higher functioning form of ASD) and 3. The twelve-year-old showed me his new chick that they got at Easter. Don’t worry they know what they’re doing they already have two adult chickens, 9 rabbits (apparently they keep multiplying) one cat, and a autism service dog. I also have a twenty-year-old niece in college who apparently was on Facebook instead of paying attention in math class. (I’m so thankful that those distractions weren’t even around when I was her age, not to mention that I didn’t need my business aired on the internet then!!!) Can I get an Amen!?!?!

The cherry on top tonight was that Andy Dick is making it another week on Dancing with the Stars! I love me some DWTS, and I have just fallen in love with sober Andy Dick! (not that drunk Andy Dick wasn’t funny, but it’s always great to see a changed man) I used all my votes on him last night and probably will continue to do so until he’s not there anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I think that Zendaya and Kellie are awesome, but their high scores will keep them going for sure, because they’re great dancers! So for now I vote for the underdogs, until it gets really serious!







There’s Just No Getting Around It, Mondays Suck!


Well the bad news is the eye twitch is still there!! The good news is that Annie didn’t pee on the carpet today!! However the other bad news is there is some sort of leak in the bathroom. I’ll explain…

I woke up with my right knee hurting, which then creeped up into my hip. I know, I know I’m getting old. I think this all stems from the 5k I did on Saturday, which I totally didn’t bother to train for. Anyhoo, I finally decided to go into the bathroom to get some Aleve that just so happens to be in Speed’s cabinet which is attached to the wall that has the water heater on the other side of it. (Did I mention that the water heater is in Speed’s closet?) When I stepped up to his sink area my foot splashes in water. At first I thought Annie had peed on the floor again, except it was clear. Then I moved the small little mat and I found a bigger spot on the floor! (Picture below) We have grey carpet in the house, and they put it in the bathroom, and I hate it! I think for me, this is another reason for us to get rid of this damn carpet!! So the other crappy thing about my day was that Speed left to go deal with some stuff in Galveston and will be staying for a few days which means I’m dealing with this problem over the phone. So I call Speed to tell him the good news and he tells me that I’m going to have to go get the Makita (cordless screwdriver) and take the piece of board off to see what’s going on with the water heater. This is after I checked to make sure it wasn’t coming out from under the sink. So once I got the board off, making sure there weren’t any scorpions or other critters to get me, I found that there was water on the floor. (pic below) Great! None of the pipes were wet and the board that the water heater was sitting on was wet. He said that we (I) were going to need to turn the hot water off. So I would need to go ahead and take a shower while I still had hot water. Even better!! So after getting my shower on, and enjoying it because I didn’t know when the next one will be, had to call Speed back and get directions on what to do. At one point I was touching something to see if it was wet and I touched the wires and was shocked! And when I told Speed he said, “yeah, don’t touch those live wires”. Thanks for telling me that NOW!! Then when he was describing what I was supposed to be seeing and I was describing what I was actually seeing, he calmed his voice down really low and said “look, this isn’t hard” Which I role my eyes to. Seriously? You might as well be telling me how to dismember a bomb! I have no clue what I’m doing!! When he finally lets me talk, he says “Oh, does it T off”? Which I reply yes to, I then get an “oh, it must go to the bathroom upstairs” (which we already knew about) After all this deliberating Speed decided I needed to turn the water heater off from the breaker box that resides in my closet. After accomplishing this task I had to get the fan from the guest room (Mom and Dad used it as white noise to drown out all the silence up here) and bring it into Speed’s closet, to try and dry up the water. UGH!!! So now I’m waiting on what will happen next and that whatever happened won’t happen again. Speed isn’t planning on coming back until Sunday with me, I’m supposed to drive down Thursday and meet him so Goofy can take the car back here and watch the dogs for us while we have a FUN weekend with our friends (I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks, so some damn plumbing problem is not going to stop me!!)

The one thing that sucks even more about this is I can’t have a cocktail since I started my fast at 3 today! And the only reason I’m making sure to get my fast done is so I can have whatever I want this weekend!! If anyone bother to read this, all I ask is for a prayer that my eye lid will stop twitching, sometimes it’s the little things in life that can put you over the edge, and I have a feeling this is one of them! I can deal with the knee, hip, back pain, the peeing on the carpet, the not having a job, the not having any friends but Speed nearby (Not that that’s bad, but he doesn’t shop well), the not knowing what the hell to do with my life, and even the plumbing situation in our bathroom. Just please Dear Lord stop the eye twitch!!!!



A Cocktail Makes Everything Better!


I’ve told you how I started the Fast diet, right? Well I’m on it, and it’s not too bad! The principle of is to fast for two days a week eating only 500 calories and then eat whatever you want the rest of the days. And you can choose what days you want, and switch them around if you need to. One of the tips in the book suggested to fast from 2pm to 2pm. So I can have whatever for breakfast and lunch and then stop at 2 have a light dinner, sleep for a good chunk of it, then have a light breakfast and just wait until 2 to have lunch. So today I started getting a headache because I needed to eat, no big deal, that usually happens with me and as soon as 2 pm hit I cooked and ate the biggest burger stuffed with blue cheese! I was out of hamburger buns, so I used some bread, which turned out better. One of the secrets to a good burger is getting some of the fat that drains from the burger soaked up into the bread! Oh yeah!!!!! So since I cooked my burger in a cast iron skillet I had plenty of grease still in the pan and I placed both pieces of bread in there and soaked some up and then put them in the toaster! I probably have some grease at the bottom of my toaster but I don’t care because it was SO worth it! That was one delicious burger!!

Yesterday I partook in a 5k, which is part of my New Year’s resolution, to do one per month. (Picture added below) The last two have been close by and for charities that I would want to donate to, one was to help pay the medical bills for a local high school coach who has cancer. Yesterday’s was for the Turtle Wing Foundation in Schulenburg, a charity that helps the local community’s families that have children in need of special education. A family started it in honor of their son who had autism and passed away a year ago. I like the idea that my money is going to a charity other than signing up for some color run, not that there is anything wrong with them, it’s just they’re a company trying to make money other than a charity who needs it. Yesterday during the day I thought “boy, I feel great, I should walk tomorrow!” and then I woke up and my shins, sides, back (basically my entire body) are sore, so I think I’ll wait later in the week when the natives get restless. (and I’m less sore)

After that I planted the two tomato plants (Super Sauce and Honey Bunch) and jalapeño plant (Hot Big Guy). This I thought was going to need me to go Wal-mart to get some bigger pots, since I used the biggest ones I have to grow corn. Well Wal-mart was all out of big pots, except some really nice plastic ones that looked ceramic, however they were $23 a pop, and I didn’t want to do that. So I went to HEB and got some essential items, and while I was there I remembered that Speed had a bunch of 10 gallon buckets that I could drill holes in and use! I love it when I think of things and I don’t have to spend money!!! So when I got home I put on my “work” clothes and headed to the shop for some buckets (with all four dogs of course!) I grabbed three and headed back to the house to get my own cordless screw driver that Speed says is mine…..sure. So I then hunt around for a drill bit that would fit, and I found one, but it didn’t fit. So I knew I would have to go back to the shop. Speed wasn’t around so I had to call him when I couldn’t find anything. He informed me that I wouldn’t be able to use “my” drill and I would need to get another one that he has, I found one, got the size of drill bit for the holes I wanted to make in the bottom of the buckets and went back to the house. I had already planted one of the tomato plants before I remembered to drill the holes, so one bucket has holes on the side of the bucket instead of the bottom.

I gotta tell ya a little story that I can’t tell Speed, because he’ll just shake his head at me. So once I got the drill ready and the bucket was all cleaned out, flipped over, and ready for some holes. The bucket was easy to drill, like buttah, but when I would drill in I couldn’t just pull the drill back out, I had to flip the direction of the drill and un-drill out of the hole. When I got done with that one, I went to drill holes in the side of the one I had already planted, and nothing happened. “I’ll worry about that later” I thought, and moved on to the other bucket. This one was again difficult, the drill just slid around, and then I noticed that it had a slightly different pattern on the bottom so maybe it was different. Back to the shop I go for some buckets with the same pattern, which I didn’t find, so I decided I just needed to put some muscle into it. I had my entire body pressing on that drill into the bucket and I FINALLY got through, I went to switch it in the opposite direction to get it out and that’s when I found that I had it in the wrong direction this whole damn time!!!! I didn’t need to get new buckets! I needed to put it in the right direction goober!!! So once I figured that out I had no problem putting holes in that bucket, or in the side of the other one. Amazing how fast it works when it’s in the right direction! (Final pictures of my plants in buckets are below. Along with clips of the package of plants I got from Burpee)

This morning I found out that Annie peed on the carpet in my bedroom again. She did it yesterday along with a big pile of poop! Speed said he even let her out at night before he went to bed. Maybe it’s because of the fact that every time she goes outside Busy is there to start wrestling/playing with her so she can’t get her business done. Needless to say I’m tired of cleaning up pee, and had luckily bought another can of 409 carpet cleaner. This obviously annoys the crap out of me and gives me another reason to get rid of the carpet! I would’ve started drinking earlier today if it wasn’t for the Fast Diet! But you can guarantee I’ll be having one after I post this!)

I’m thinking all this stress of not having a job, not knowing what I’m going to do with my life, missing my beloved Cleo, figuring out how to pay my bills without a job, and an unexpected collection of a pack of dogs has manifested itself into a nasty left bottom eye lid twitch. It started last night while I was watching TV, I remember going to bed thinking that surely it will go away by the morning, how wrong I was. I noticed it again this morning. It’s really small and I have to stay really still and get close in the mirror to see it. But that doesn’t matter, it bothers the fuck out of me and scares the crap out of me too! I really don’t want something like this to continue for days, or weeks, or months! I read that a twitch could last that long, and I REALLY hope that doesn’t happen! I’ll be honest I’m completely vain and don’t want my eye to twitch! The only reason why I quit smoking, was so I wouldn’t get yellow teeth or premature wrinkles! After having surgery in my right eye to add a stint so the pressure in my eye wouldn’t go up and damage my optic nerve, you can see a small piece of the implant, and my eye doesn’t open as wide as my left eye. (And I’m very expressive so this can be a problem, especially in pictures!) So now the only normal eye I have left has developed a twitch! There are many things that can start a twitch and I hope it’s just a pinched nerve in my back or something like that so it will ease over the next 24 hours and return to normal! If I get Botox I would have to do it in both eyes, so I wouldn’t be lopsided. I was hoping to get Botox for the crease in between my eyes before my birthday, not for a twitch! So let’s pray that it goes away pronto! Because I forsee me stressing about it which in turn makes it worse, which stresses me out more, which makes it worse…etc. (Sorta like that bad 80’s anti-drug commercial…”I do coke so I can work longer, so I can earn more, so I can do more coke, so I can work longer, so I can earn more, so I can do more coke…”) In the mean time I’ll try to keep my mind off of it….maybe a cocktail would help?