I’m totes postponing my kick butt in 2012 post. Resolutions, goals, etc., etc., etc., mostly because I’m lazy… and secondly because it would require me to think of things that would take me wayyyyyy out of my comfort zone! So, I’ll be thinking and get to that post before February rolls out it’s lovey dovey holeedays… aka single people eat pounds of chocolates day (YUM!!!!!!) Who says you have to have all of your goals set in stone by January 1st. I’m a procrastinator by nature, so I say as long as I have something set in stone by December 26th, all will be well with the world. Gives me at least a week to accomplish the buttocks kicking portion of the task.
In the meantime… Madre and I don’t like winter… I like it less than Madre… so we’ve decided that once a week we’re going to do something that makes us happy. I am trying to do some small thing that makes me smile every day, but the once a week thing is reserved for bigger items that couldn’t be accomplished on a daily basis. On January 2nd, our item was to drive to Hardware Ranch (about 30 or so miles from home base) and take in the nature and nonsmoggy blue sky. Hardware Ranch is an elk refuge set up so that the animals don’t venture down out of the mountains into the neighborhoods when they come looking for food in the winter. Seeing as so far we’ve had an uncharacteristic non-snowy winter this year they haven’t needed to venture down as much, but we were still able to hang out in the midst of about 150 or so elk… female elk that is… the antlered ones were toughing it out up in the mountains on this day.
They stuck us in these wagony things (due to the snow lackage, they had to trade out the sled runners with wheels) with these BIG ole horsies pulling them and then drove us out to sit in the middle of the elk herd (is it called a herd? A Brothel? Oh wait… wrong thing… my bad.) So, the dudes drove us out into this elk herd and then let us sit there for like 15 minutes so we could become ONE with the elks. I could totes tell that most of these female elk were PMSing… some of them were acting all DIVAey and if I had a right mind, I’d have sent them to their rooms.
I started naming them whilst I was sitting there staring at them… that one in the front is Kim… and then you have Kourtney and Khloe and in the back is Snooki and J-Wow, and Gaga… Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan were in the bathroom smoking joints. Y’all… this information is what I get from DVRing TMZ!!!!! Our tour guide had a fascinating mustache… it had curly cues on each end of it… and I almost raised my hand to ask him what sort of gel he used to get it to stay that way and/or if he ever hairsprayed his lip? These are the things that run through the mind of a chic with attention deficit disorder.
Madre even ran into her childhood horse team… Tex and Dime. The work horses they had on the family farm when she was a young girl. I tried telling her that horses don’t generally live that long, but she refused to believe me… these were Tex and Mex… errr… Dime… and don’t tell her otherwise!
It was a nice afternoon jaunt. Blue sky… sunshine… PMSing elk… and I totally got a picture of the Kardashians… up close and personal. You can’t get much better than that for a smile in the winter!
Question of the Day: What’s the one thing that made you smile this week? Have you ever been to an elk refuge?