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Archive for June, 2008

The Dixie Tour

Thanks to United Airlines, I don’t have to ‘wish I was in Dixie’–I’m headed there, to the land of my ancestors, on the Lael side anyway. The Bleeckers, Mom’s side, were Yankees.

The British have a term for this hour of the morning–sparrowfart. As in, “I was up at sparrowfart.”

Weight Watchers was good–I lost another couple of pounds and hit the 25 pound mark. I’m jazzed! In point of fact, I’m writing this blog in a pair of Levis–the first pair I’ve ever owned. And does that ever feel good!

The dogs are still snoring away on the bed.

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Another Getting Ready Day

I had to have bloodwork this morning, so it was no coffee for me. Yeesh. I need coffee by IV when I wake up. Someone once said writers have java in their veins instead of blood (with Hemingway and Fitzgerald, it was booze), so maybe my test will come back with a high caffeine rating. :)

Our sunny weather has flown. Oh, well. It seemed way odd to be wearing a coat on the fourth of June. The Dixie climate will probably be an adjustment. I’m so looking forward to hanging out with my Confederate cousins and I’ll be spending my

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.