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I’m sorry about not keeping things going here.  Just life in general gets very busy for me and usually I have nothing really to really write about. 🙂

Well here’s a few things:

My health is still the same and I’m staying healthy to the best of my ability. My asthma is in good control and my protime or NRI is doing great and the diabetes is the only thing being stubborn even though I’ve lost weight, it just doesn’t want to give up it’s foot hold, but you know, I’m still walking and breathing and eventually the diabetes will give up it’s hold, I just have to keep doing whatever it is I’m doing to help get it there.

My sister finally got her book out there and has had a number of her books bought, and she has even been asked to write the rest of her life story by a few people that have bought her book :).  I hope she does, cause her life is very interesting compared to mine :), but just to give a heads up, if anyone goes to Amazon.com and looks up “Don’t Cry Broken Angel” be prepared for some rather graphic reading and it’s all true.

We bought our godsons/nephews their own xbox one for Christmas this year with a some games so that when I’m on the xbox one and on one of those games, then they can join me in play.

I also saved up over $1000 to build myself a brand new system, I’ve named it Phoenix and have retired my old machine, Kaliska, which will be used for a new and better updated server for our family minecraft, in hopes that it will be less laggy then what we have for that right now since Delenn is used as more of a mail server for my fiance’s comcast mail gathering and a few other things.

Erbo (Eric) and I have been together for 7 years and are still going strong.  We still have minor political arguments and a few other arguments, but you know; lol, that’s just us.  We are still very much in love and very happy with each other :).  We take care of each other and I am slowly getting back into cooking home meals from time to time so we don’t always have to bring home take out.

Penny, our little kitty, is doing fine and still healthy and well loved and she returns the love 10 fold.  She’s a wonderful and very loving pet, and we still think of her as our child, though she is a black kitty with a touch of white on her belly and chest and has four legs and meows and purrs instead of talking back or talking :).

My dad is doing great over in Illinois and we keep in contact as much as possible :).  I’ll most likely soon enough be saving up to get him a new computer that he can pick up at Best Buy and what not.  The one he has, had finally given up the ghost, but then he won’t get it until his birthday come July.  I’m putting money aside right now to help pay off the card that Erbo used to get the boys their Christmas presents.  Hopefully that won’t be to long :).

My mom and step-dad are doing well as well.  They are both healthy and my step-dad still drives those 18 wheelers.  Mom has semi-retired from driving the big trucks cause of some of her health issues, but other then that they are both doing well.

I had a shock last year just before Christmas.  I ended up getting a Christmas card from my brother and his girlfriend and her family for Christmas.  I was like oh my really.  It’s about time my brother found someone who can put up with his shit and keep him in line :).  Don’t get me wrong, I love my brother to bits, but it’s best that we stay apart, but it’s nice to hear from him from time to time cause at least then I know he’s doing fine.  As for his health, I have no clue, but I hope it has improved since I last seen him a few years back when Eric and I went to Illinois to visit dad for his birthday.  We also went and seen mom and my step-dad and a few other family members, including my Aunt in Arkansas.

As for the rest of my time so far, it’s been playing minecraft, trying to continue to write books, playing on the xbox and on Second Life.  Sadly my creative juices are kind of blocked right now and it’s hard for me to try to write or build things, so I play on the xbox and facebook and listen to my music in hopes that some day soon enough I’ll be able to get back to the writing and being creative again, but until then I’ll do what ever I can do to have fun and such.

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Yesterday, Eric and I went for a small 4 hour round trip up into the Rocky Mountains yesterday towards Avon, CO.  I took pictures there and back home.  I will probably post a few of them in this post but not all 154 of them :). On our way up to Avon, CO which was our destination and the Walmart there, yes I’m a Walmart fanatic LOL.  I’d been to most of the Walmarts around the Denver Metro area and such, but never one up in the Rocky Mountains. We won’t be doing that again, cause we spend a weeks worth of gas to get there and back. I did however get to take some wonderful pictures on the way up there :).  One of those pictures dealt with one of the mountains looking like a huge pyramid :).

Pryamid Shape

Pyramid Shaped Mountain (as least in my opinion)

We stopped in Georgetown to look for some big horn sheep and couldn’t see any and this I think was around 3 p.m. or so, so we continued on towards Avon and took Loveland Pass, and this took us by 3 ski resorts. The first one we went by was Loveland Pass, second one, Arapahoe Basin or “A Basin” also known as “The Legend” here in Colorado.  I was able to snap a few pictures of “A Basin” and there are people out having fun on what little snow left up there for them to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Here is one of the pictures I snapped via my iPhone.

A Basin (Arapahoe Basin)

A Basin

I also snapped a picture of Loveland Pass Summit, I think it was called Loveland Pass Summit, not for sure on the name, all I know it was the summit of where it was.  There is also an orange sign warning skiers that ski in the back woods not on the trails in the ski resorts, that the avalanche control people will bring in heavy artillery to do long distance avalanche control.  The sign is also in the picture so you can read what it really says :).

The Summit of Loveland Pass area

The Summit

As I said it was a beautiful day and I didn’t feel like going through the Eisenhower and Johnson Tunnels.  We did however go through the tunnels on the way back home cause we weren’t about to take all those switchbacks and such when it was getting dark :).  The sky was so blue it was breathtaking.  It was a very nice and mild day up in the mountains :).  Also you couldn’t see or smell the pollution or even the wildfire smoke way up there, thank goodness. That summit elevation was at 11,990 Ft above sea level.  This is also where we pass over the Continental Divide :).

From Loveland Pass we go pass Copper Mountain Ski Resort area and through Silverthorne and back onto I-70.  Once we were back on I-70 we were already west of the Continental Divide and all rivers and streams rolled west instead of East and the likes.  We stopped at the rest area at Vail Pass or Vail and I had an asthma attack.  Thankfully I had an inhaler in my purse and was able to take care of that.  I took pictures of the signs outside the rest area, which was just inside Eagle County. Some rather interesting information on them signs :).  I’ve added a number of information thumbnails that will hopefully click to the bigger images when you click on them.

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We got back onto I-70 and continued on our trip towards Avon, CO.  We passed over Eagle River and it was a beautiful sight, but sadly I couldn’t get a picture of it, and then before we knew it; we were in Avon, which apparently is next to Eagle River.  I couldn’t get a picture of the Walmart that we stopped at in Avon, but man it was beautiful and they had a beautiful view right outside their doors.  We headed home after our stop at Walmart in Avon.

On our way back home; I continued to take pictures of the sights around me. They were mostly repeats just from a different angle. This time instead of taking Loveland Pass back, which we didn’t want to even try as the sun was setting cause of all the switchbacks and the water and such that was on that road could freeze over, we continued on via I-70 East. I also took some pictures of the red rocks that Colorado got it’s name from, and these were before the Eisenhower and Johnson Tunnels.

Red Rock

Red Rock Formation

We continued on east bound and down along I-70, towards the Eisenhower and Johnson Tunnels, which I did take a picture of before we went into the Johnson Tunnel side.  I also took one while we were inside the tunnel.

Eisenhower and Johnson Tunnels

Eisenhower and Johnson Tunnels

Inside Johnson Tunnel

Inside Johnson Tunnel

Now after we got out of the tunnels, I kept taking pictures of scenes that I could until the sun was to far set to be able to take good pictures, and low and behold, just before we got to Georgetown, not far from the Silver Plume exit, I was looking at the west bound side of I-70 and what did my eyes behold. I finally got to see some big horn sheep in their natural wilderness and I was very very happy. I think there might have at least been 5 or 6 rams, but they were young, for their horns weren’t pronounced enough to tell you they’d been around a while.  In the picture I’m about to post, you have to look really close, cause they blend in so well with their surroundings.  I was surprised that I got lucky with my first shot at them and done a good job compared to the other bad attempts to get pictures of them and that’s hard to do when you are going about 65 down the road and they are on the same side as you cause they blur.  Here’s the picture, which I cropped to the best of my ability of editing photos, so enjoy :).  I sure did :). One of the bighorn was like right next to the road.  They definitely aren’t afraid of the traffic zooming by, while they graze.  They just seem to ignore it and continue on blissfully grazing away :).

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Now seeing the bighorn sheep was a wonderful surprise, I’m just glad I was able to able to glimpse some within their natural habitat again, instead of having to see them in a Zoo or something along that line.  They are very hard to find especially in the Spring and Summer time.  I did however; a few years back when we went to Mt. Evans, which was when I discovered my altitude limit, lol.  I don’t have any problems with altitude sickness until I get over 13,000 ft in elevation. Anyways I spotted some females with their young, well not quiet so young.  I have a picture of them as well but as in the picture above they blended in so well you have to look really close.  The mamas during lambing season tend to hang out in the rocky outcrops to keep their babies safe from predators at least until they were big enough to head out to better grazing grounds, which is usually around late spring to the summer time. This was just when fall was beginning and just before rutting season became fully active. This picture that I’m about to show you, below, was taken with my first iPhone I had. Enjoy cause I sure did. 🙂

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep on Mt. Evans

Ok now back to the final leg of our trip home and the LAST picture I took as we was halfway down the mountains from the tunnel.  The sun is setting behind the mountains now and the colors are spectacular on the clouds that I took a picture of.  This is the final picture of the trip, which means this is the end of this very long post :).  I enjoyed getting out of the house and looking at the beautiful scenery that is made up of Colorado.  Enjoy and I hope you all have a great day. 🙂

Sunset Clouds

Clouds at Sunset in Colorado

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Well with all the wind yesterday that we had here and the gusts were up in the 30s or so, a 4 acre burn area quickly turned into a 44 acre burn within an hour, and now it’s over 4000 acres of land on fire. Man it’s going to be a bad year, this year for Colorado in that area.  We are so dry from the very little snow and rain over the winter it’s not funny.  Hopefully we won’t have to worry about water restrictions going up this summer.  That would seriously suck.

Well thankfully today the wind is barely blowing and they were able to call in fire air support to start dumping water on the fire, so hopefully it will soon be under control.  Also hopefully they will be able to get the fire retardant out there to help get this fire under control as well.

One who has come from Arkansas definitely understands fire hazards and warnings out there, cause Arkansas was basically nothing but pine trees from one side to the other, hence one of the reasons that the state is also known as the Natural State cause of all those forests and more out there.  I was living in the Oauchita Mountain foot hills back in them days in a trailer park along Hwy 7 leading towards Hot Springs.  Talk about nothing but trees and hills around with few streams rambling through.  When a fire hit our home was always in danger of being taken over by flames, but thankfully during the times I lived there we never had one except up on West Mountain that went down the hill towards the backyards of the homes that were in Hot Springs, so I sympathize with those people that have lost their homes to wild fires and the likes.

I hope we do not lose lives with these fires and God be with the fire fighters and other authority figures out there dealing with the massive wild fire.  There is some good that comes from this fire, and that is the dead pine trees that the pine beetles have killed off and will be taken care of, but the loss of life and homes and memories isn’t.

 

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Well yesterday was payday.  He got all the bills paid and the likes.  He also seemed to have a bad day yesterday to the point he was known as grumpy britches to me for a little while lol.

I’m the one that was telling him to chill this time around LOL, so when he got home we got out for a little while.  We stopped at a Taco Bell and ordered some food and we went to sit in a park to eat it and enjoy the beautiful evening as the sun was setting.  I’d ordered one of those new Locos Taco Supreme with a regular taco and and burrito supreme.  OMG the Locos Taco was de-lish! It is the new Doritos nacho cheese shells :).  I will probably get more in the near future 🙂 if they are still around when we go to Taco Bell again :).

After we ate our supper we went on down to the Wal-mart in beautiful small town of Elizabeth, CO and got things there.  It got us both away from the house for a little while.  On the way there I saw a herd of deer in a field, they were walking along a small tree line.  Sadly I saw them a little to late and didn’t get a chance to take a picture of them, plus it was getting a dark and my flash wouldn’t have reached them from the road when they were about half an acre or so away from the road.

I would love to own about 5 or so acres of land, but the only way we could do that would be to win the Powerball, but that pretty much is useless around here when the Powerball is always won on the East Coast and not here in Colorado.  It also doesn’t help when my man wants to wait until it’s in the 100 millions to even buy a ticket.  Yeah I know he does that for a reason cause he says you wouldn’t live long on 40 million, which I think we could, but I wasn’t going to argue with him.  He also doesn’t want to waste a lot of money on it either that could be used for other things.  Oh well I can only dream of ever owning that much land I guess, but it’s a great dream.

Anyways, after the trip he was still in a slight grumpy mood but his mood eventually improved to the point that he started working on getting sissy’s computer system fixed.  He got all the files he needed to transfer, transferred and then he’ll eventually start with doing the rest like replace the mother board of the system with what he bought.  He also will have to do some work for his job from home this weekend as well.

I also started the roast we bought from Wal-Mart around 2 or 3 this morning so it should be ready by the evening so that he won’t have to go out for food for us and take time away from his work to feed us, but as for tomorrow, he will have to go get something for us to eat. 🙂

I had fun getting out of the house, I always have fun, cause it’s a pain in my ass when I don’t and I start getting cabin fever.  Soon enough we will be able to finally go back up into the mountains and look out of the beautiful world around us as it continues to blossom into spring :).

 

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Well today a lot of things have been happening, one of those things has been happening for a while now.  It seems the Bronco’s have signed on Peyton Manning as their new QB, which means from what I’ve heard that they will be trading Tim Tebow.  This kind of sucks, but I guess is kind of understanding, but still it sucks.  Tebow is a great QB, and I hope if he is being traded that he’ll be going home to Florida.  Apparently he misses his home and the south and Florida.  I hope and pray that he makes it back to Florida where he can once again be happy and be around his roots and his family.  Best of luck and prayers to you Tim Tebow! You will most definitely be missed here in Denver if you do head back home to Florida to one of the teams there.  Hope the Jaguars get you since that seems to be closer to your heart and soul.  God be with you.

Now on to other things :).

Spring is definitely here but some of Colorado is still receiving some snow, but thankfully not us here in Denver.  The sky is bright blue and the sun is bright and warm, sadly though the temp only hit 49 degrees here, but still it’s the typical weather for a Colorado spring! It is so nice to live up here in Denver, CO and I enjoy all of it!  Soon enough we will be hopefully driving up into the mountains to enjoy the wonderful spring weather and watching as the world comes awake from the deep slumber of Old Man Winter! Our weather though will be back up in the 60s and 70s before to long again. 🙂

Another thing that comes with spring though is the pollen that is going rabid around here right now.  The tree pollen is very HIGH and Denver has been on High Pollen Alert for over a week now.  So far I’ve not had any hard effects of Allergies hit me, but I know they are just around the corner.  Thankfully I’ve got Allegra, Sudafed and Zyrtec, and NO I do not mix the allergy pills.  It depends on the state of my sinuses and how I’m feeling which one I will take.  I do know that once I start being hit hard by the pollen and allergies, that I will most likely stick to my 24 hour stuff and not the lower hour stuff.  I only take any of my pills when I absolutely need them and that hasn’t been often yet.

I love spring time but I do not like allergy season that comes with it, but I will suffer through it if I need to.  I thankfully don’t break out in a rash like some people do and the likes.  My allergies ain’t that serious, and I’m thankful I’m up here in Colorado instead of in Arkansas now.  Man my allergies were horrible down there in Arkansas cause there are thousands of pine trees around and not that many here in Colorado.  The pine tree is after all the state tree down there in Arkansas while the dog wood is the state blossom, the diamond the state jewel and the mockingbird the state bird.  The pine tree pollen was murderous on my sinuses and everything while I was living there, I couldn’t even open up the darned windows or door without pollen being blown in and we had to start using the air conditioners earlier then ever down there cause of not only the pollen but the sticky icky humidity.

Let me tell you how bad that pollen was or is, if you have a car and haven’t driven it or washed it yet, when the pine trees pollinated there could be inches of yellow green pollen on the surface, let along that is what we were breathing in down there during the season and when we coughed it up it was a very ugly color and we had to take showers every day just to get the pollen off us, let alone cool down from the humidity.  Which is why I’m not  sad about missing the south, especially Arkansas.  It’s a beautiful place to live, but you have a lot you have to deal with down there during any time of the year from severe weather to humidity and pollen and the likes to ice storms and heat waves.

I’m very happy to live in Colorado, there is hardly if NO humidity here, and the pollen isn’t that bad here, except maybe up in the mountains where all the Ash trees and other trees are at, but still it’s beautiful and breathtaking here in Colorado. I might eventually post some old photos that I made over the years to the posts here in the near future just to show the beauty of the place.  From spring to winter.  Sadly the only summer time pics I might be able to post would be something dealing with fireworks and the likes, but until I’m ready to start doing that, well ya’ll will just have to be satisfied with what I type here. LOL :). Now onto other news :).

Recently there was a major wild grass fire in Eastern Colorado around Yuma.  Apparently some very old homes lived in for generations were caught in the fire and burned down.  Years and memories of their lives gone in a puff of smoke.  We get some powerful winds here and when they start gusting like they do it can get very deadly here.  With the grass still brittle from winter and not yet lush enough for spring everything around here is tinder waiting for one little spark or cigarette to land on it, and when it happens combustion insews and the fire starts eating everything in sight.  Thankfully they were able to contain the fire and get it out, but there were a few firefighters that were injured in the process, and thank God they weren’t any worse then they were and not killed in the flames.  I send my prayers out to those who lost everything and hope that they can recover and make a go at it again. Next news from my end :).

My man and I watched the first show of season 14 Dancing With The Stars last night and man there are some good competition in it this year with some actual STARS involved.  All the ones we watched except for one, will definitely be in the running for that Cheesy Mirror Ball Trophy, so far I’ve got at least 4 couples I’m routing for, but that will change as the season goes on. Best of luck to all couples in Season 14 of Dancing With The Stars! Next on my list :).

Our “cousin” Rikki has adopted a beautiful grey and white kitty who is around 5 months old.  She’s beautiful and adorable.  According to Rikki, Cloud (that’s her cats name), finally came out from under the bed to explore some and eat some.  Rikki also says that Cloud is very talkative and that she and Cloud do converse with each other :).  I don’t know the breed, but she is very beautiful.  Oh don’t take me wrong, our own cat Penny is very special and beautiful to us as well.  We just love animals, especially the cats and dogs.

My man has had his share of exotic pets, as he posted once before on his blog about, but mostly my pets dealt with cats and dogs.  I had dogs my entire life until 1997, then I got me a cat, but we still had dogs as well.  The dogs were my dads of course and mine as well, but they were mostly dads.  We still help my dad out in that area if he needs food for them.  I’ll be meeting more of the extended woof woof family that my dad has gotten since living in Illinois.  I’ll be hopefully seeing him this summer with a number of other family members, including some of my fiancee’s family members.  I hope this summer will be good for us to be able to do this.  I miss my family and it’s been like 2 or 3 years now since I last saw them. Now onto the final news.

My “sister” Naja went to her cardiac doctor the other day, and has now got clearance to be able to get the hysterectomy she seriously needs right now.  I will keep my prayers with her and her family as she goes through each step to get that done and send my love their way.  Love you all!

Sorry about that everyone.  Um lol.  My man decided to read my post and discovered some words that needed to be fixed, so I had to delete the entire post and replace it with a more up to date with correct words in the post! Oh well lol! 🙂 It’s done and I guess from here on out I need to do the post on notepad or notebook to make sure I put the correct words in there before I post from here on out :). LOL.

Ok well for now I think I need to close out this very long winded post that I’ve just done. LOL! 🙂 Hope everyone enjoys the things I’ve posted, and I hope your seasons and weather where you live are treating you well.  God bless everyone!

 

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Ahh spring has pretty much sprung here in Colorado, but we have yet to know if there will be snow in the near future to give us a final blast of Old Man Winter.

I’m sitting here on the couch in front of the patio door, and I just opened it.  If I could take out the sounds of the city driving I’d be even happier, but sadly I do live in the southern part of Denver.

I’m listening to a male sparrow calling out for a mate and it’s a beautiful sound.  The sparrow is in the pine tree outside the patio.

We have the same family of sparrows coming back to next and make a home in the bush outside the computer room window, to bad it hasn’t been fixed or I’d have it open for the cat to enjoy the view all the more.

Yes that reminds me lol.  The sparrow that is hunting for a mate decided to fly down to the patio flooring and Penny jumped off the back of the couch and pounced the glass.  She wasn’t happy that she couldn’t have that bird for lunch or din din. LOL.

The sparrow flew up to the railing of the patio and sat there for a while looking down at Penny, and I swear I think he was laughing at her.  Poor Penny just sat down there on the floor eying the sparrow and started her insane chirping and meowing she uses when she sees a bird so ripe for picking and she can’t get it. Hehe, so I went ahead and feed her some food.

Now back on subject here, the temps here in the mile high city have been in the 60s and 70s and will continue in the neck of the woods at least until next Monday, when the temps start to slip back into the upper and mid 50s.  We are also suppose to be getting rain as far as I can see Tuesday and Weds.

Here in Denver there is really no telling what the weather will do at this time of year.  It could snow or it could be tornadic and the likes do to severe weather, so we basically just go with things day by day and enjoy the weather when it’s just right :).  My outdoor allergies will soon start up, and soon I’ll be suffering from both indoor and outdoor allergies, but thankfully I’ve got the allergy medicine that covers both :).

I’m just going to sit back, eat something and enjoy the mix of outdoor life with my country music.  I hope spring will be wonderful to others and to those who get the really bad weather, God will be watching over you, and I hope all survive, though some might not, but at least try your best to stay alive out there.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy it when you can and breath in the clean air and get ready to plant your gardens :).  ENJOY!

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Ok I KNOW there are a lot of people out there with very refined taste in music, but honestly, I can NOT stand opera.

Opera to some is pure sweet music, but to me it sounds like a bunch of yallowing cats.  Now the music without the singers is WONDERFUL but when you add in the singers my poor ears will bleed.

Yes lots of people will be like, no it’s not, but then for a country girl who isn’t rich and has a simple life all her life says yes opera sucks!

I enjoy music like everyone else, all but opera and some of the rap out there just ain’t so great.

I enjoy jazz, blues, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and some of the 90s and today music.  I also love country, rock, big band, classical and more, but I will NEVER enjoy Opera unless it’s just the symphony or Orchestra playing, but I won’t listen if they throw in the screaming and yallowing cats.  They sound like they are in heat, seriously, I’ve had a cat that wasn’t fixed, I know what it’s like, I’ve heard tom cats getting into fights and I’ve heard big cats.  That’s what those singers sound like to me, especially if they aren’t singing in English.  If it was English maybe I’d like it cause I’d probably try to understand it, but still NO THANKS.

The only time I truly hear the opera is on Saturdays on the Classic station I enjoy listening to and going to sleep to, but do you know what it’s like to be woke from a solid sleep by a cat fight and the likes! I do and I don’t like it. LOL

Anyways that’s my say on things dealing with Opera.  🙂

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