Thursday, December 30, 2021

I bought a new lighter today. This is a practice run for my 2022
Birthday Extravaganza which officially starts next week. This
Zippo lighter is called the Classic Brushed Chrome model. The
sides are a high polished chrome and my fingers are able to grip
it a bit better than the one I have been carrying for two years
which has brushed chrome all the way around.

I think that was another of my famous long sentences.

Anyway, it's always fun to have a new lighter. Almost as much fun
as having a new knife, or pistol. ALMOST.

Oh, and according to the markings on the bottom of the
lighter, it was made in June of 2011.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Good-bye old friend.

Hello new friend!

Saturday, December 25, 2021

~ Merry Christmas from Lizzy Tex Borden, 2021 ~

After we finished our Christmas Eve dinner leftovers
we sat down to watch Abbott & Costello in their movie
"Africa Screams". It was a lot of really corny fun and on
the ten foot screen it is even more fun.
We had a great Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2021

It's officially Christmas Eve here at The Ranch and we have had quite
a bit of rain overnight. A lot of wind too. I'm not a big fan of the wind.

The rain filled this bowl up.

Christmas Eve!
Sing it baby, sell it!

!!!!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!

Happy Christmas Eve, friends!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Ensuring our safety and the safety of our property
during the most wonderful time of the year.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Yeah, somebody knitted this guy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

One of the strips of tape holding our outdoor Christmas light
display came loose. As I was adjusting it, this spider came
running out. Not a big one, but it WAS a surprise.

One of my mom's nativity scenes. I like
this one. It has little stuffed fabric figures.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

I thought that I had posted this before, but I apparently did not, so
here goes. These photos are from my 2010 visit to the Autry Museum
of Western Heritage. Above is the display featuring a chuck wagon.

Everybody probably knows that a chuck wagon is where meals were
prepared for hungry cowboys while on cattle drives etc. The term chuck
wagon came from the word "chuck" which is slang for food. I bet THIS
was a welcome sight at the end of a long day.

"Don't short me on the beans there, cookie. I got my eye on you."
The cooks were often called "cookies". And you did not mess with a cookie.
This man prepared all of your food while on the trail. You give him a hard
time and your meals are going to SUCK. The above cowboy's meals are
going to suck.

And while in this section of The Autry, overhead you will be hearing a
great rendition of "The Old Chisolm Trail" sung by I have no idea. I
love this song and it brings back great memories. I am just hoping that The
Autry does not mind my posting this song. I'll find out I reckon. Please
enjoy the above audio of the song as heard in the museum.

Friday, December 3, 2021

When they left their litter on this Lot Cop
I wish that it could have tazed them.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Enjoying some HOT chocolate...

...during a COLD sunset.