How Are You?

I am always sincerely curious as to how everyone is doing. Did you have a great weekend? How has the new year been treating you?

The Messenger

I’m always amazed at the thoughtfulness and generosity that has been shown to me from my online community. My last PO Box run was to pick up a few packages, and to mail off a big panty order. In one of the packages that was waiting for me was a beautiful messenger bag adorning elephants, which was not on my wishlist. Bubba, you have always been thoughtful and kind, thank you! I have already used it and love it! It is the perfect size to carry with me on over night trips and it will definitely be my go to bag now. It makes me smile each time I see it and it already has some Abby hair on it because she thought it would be a good idea to sit on it when I had it on the floor. The moral of that story is to stop placing items on the floor when they belong on a shelf, put away… 

January 5, 2007

This is the day that I quit smoking and it was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. That is not to say that those of you that smoke should quit. I am not one to preach about bad habits that I once had. Hell, both of my parents smoked, and I picked it up late into my 20’s for just a couple of years. So, smart, I am not, but this is a day that I always remember because for me quitting was more than just letting go of a bad habit, and it was not easy, but I am glad to not be a smoker today. 

Manatee’s, Roo’s and Elephants Make the World a Better Place

My biggest obsession would be elephants, but I have always had a love of manatee’s and kangaroo’s, as well. Manatee’s are just sweet, adorable and they are the only species that are safer in captivity than any other animal. Kangaroo’s fascinated me as a child because they hop and skip along with not a care in the world. Elephant’s need no explanation here…

Last year, for my first Christmas as a single person, Cliff sent me a box of ornaments that he had specifically made for me. Unfortunately, they did not arrive in time to adorn my tree, but this year they played center stage. We had a very simple tree with just a few bulbs, which is what I wanted, and the ornaments I had from Cliff added a special touch to a very happy holiday. Thank you, Cliff for your kindness, and, of course, your thoughtfulness. Although, they did not make it last year, they will definitely play a role in my holidays from here on out. 

New Year, New Plans

There was a time when a new year always gave me a renewed sense of change and ideas, but I have sense realized that it does not need to be a specific date to make a change. Resolutions are good to be made, but only if it is something that you are ready to fulfill, or else they will be broken shortly after they are set. For me I think that it is healthy to maintain goals and to make them throughout the year, so no New Years Resolutions for me. What about for you?

Scarce Week on Cam

I am taking some time off to give myself a break from cam and with this being the start of the new year, I think this is the perfect week for that.

I will be online tomorrow (Monday), Friday and Saturday. You will not find me on Tuesday-Wednesday.

Tuesday we are going to take Abby on another day long hike and then Wednesday we are going to drive to Twin Falls and create new content for my site, coming home Thursday. This will be Abby’s first time home alone and I am a little bit worried but also dreading the separation. I know it might sound ridiculous to some, but she has been by my side for 3 months and she is my constant shadow. I am more concerned for her, than me, because she won’t know that it is temporary and we will be home Thursday evening. Thankfully we have someone that is going to let her out of her kennel in the morning and she will be hugged, loved and fed. However, that won’t last all day, but just enough time to feed her and let her outside where she will stay all day, before being fed at dinner time and then put back in her kennel at bedtime.

We will also be stopping by the PO Box to pick up several packages and to mail 4 orders of panties. If you would like a pair, you still have time but you need to email me ASAP – angel@lonestarangel.com

Bring in the New Year with Me!

I will be online during the changing of the year, so if you find yourself alone and wanting some company, you are welcome to join me for a fun chat. To bring in the new year for those in the EST zone, I will be on #VNALive doing my weekly member’s cam show (which starts at 11p EST). I will stay on for 10 minutes past midnight EST so that we can give a proper salute to those who move into 2019, while the rest of us are stuck in transition. You have to be a member of mine (thelonestarangel.com) or one of the VNA ladies to have FREE access to this hour. Unfortunately, I cannot give out a hall pass for this hour chat because membership is a requirement for that privilege.

After that I will be bringing in the new year for all other time zones on Streamate. You have to have an account, but it is FREE to join and visit me in the public chat room. If you do not have an account, please use my link (lonestarangel.cammodels.com) for access. Anyone is welcome to join me for the NYE countdown, but the public chat room is just that, a chat room. So, join in the chat, do not just sit and lurk. It is a fun group of people (both men and women) and the conversations range from animals, to cooking, to weekend stories of grandeur and anything in between. If you want to talk about your dick, or anything sex related, you are welcome to take me into a private session.

I am on PST and will finish the night bringing in the new year with those of you that are also on the west coast. As long as I have chatters in my room specifically for NYE, I will stay online until a little past midnight PST.

Mountain Hikes

We take Abigail on hikes a couple times a week, and it has been great exercise for her, and for us. Most of the time Abby and I stay close to the truck while MtnMan hikes up steep mountains and around rock ledges but she loves to run, play in the snow, toss the stick (herself) and chase her tail. By the time we are heading home she is crashed out in the back seat, which is 100% her domain and Duckie is always quick to curl up with her.

When we get home our routine is to get her fed, brush her coat and then shower her clean again. She is not a big fan of the latter, but she loves eating and getting her hair combed. After she is showered, it is my turn and then we eat dinner while Abby curls up in her spot and sleeps. She usually is ready for her kennel when we are finished cleaning up the kitchen.

A Book, A Plethora of Socks and a Negligee

That sounds like a kinky party, and one that I am looking forward to attending! Nicster, thank you for always being generous and thoughtful in your gifts. Your book arrived at a great time because I am in between books and I have been wanting to read “Murder at Fenway Park”. I love fiction based on non-fiction because it is a story that pulls you in and shares history with you at the same time. The socks are a bundle of ankle socks that are more argyles and if you know me at all you know that I am over the moon excited about that! The lingerie is sexy and definitely my style of black and white. Thank you! 

Pogonip [pog-uh-nip]

noun

  1. an ice fog that forms in the mountain valleys of the western U.S.

I absolutely love nature; it is awe inspiring, to say the least. There is not a weather pattern that does not fascinate me, except for droughts. Living in the northern part of Nevada has provided all kinds of new weather phenomenons, such as pogonip (pog-uh-nip). It is beautiful! A few weeks ago we had temps dip down into the single digits, with a few nights of negative degrees and along with it came a lot of heavy fog.

This valley was covered in pogonip and it truly looking like a winter wonderland of beauty.
This is pogonip on our fence line at the house.
A closer look at the pogonip on our fence at the house.

Herbert C.T. Hogg

Meet Herbert C.T. Hogg. Herbie Hogg. Herb the Hogg.

Allow me to tell you the story about Abby’s buddy, Herbert C.T. Hogg. He arrived over a month ago, thanks to a very thoughtful fella (BD), and Abby was not having it. To say she freaked out is an understatement. She ran, hid, growled, jumped a foot high. It was quiet the show and it made us laugh, but was also a bit disheartening that Herbie had that effect on her at first sight. He took up residence on a shelf in the dining room/kitchen area, and when she was not watching we would make him “bark” (or, whatever it is that he does when we squeak him) and she would run, hiding, or looking for me so that she could hide behind me. This continued almost daily until she stopped having any reaction at all, other than looking at us like we were idiots. She does that a lot, and it is mildly amusing. The other morning MtnMan made him bark and then threw Duckie into the living room, when she returned Herbie the Hogg was sitting on the floor, waiting for her. She dropped Duckie, sniffed Herbie and then quickly bit him and took off running, making him bark over and over, again… and again, and again. Now they are buddies, but Duckie will always be her number one. This is one toy that I have to take away from her while I am on cam because she marches through the house from our cam room, to the bedroom and back to the cam room with Herbert C.T. Hogg happily barking along the way. That proves that it is not always at first sight, but sometimes persistence pays off and a friendship ensues.

Who can tell me what his middle initials stand for?

P.S. I would like to send out thanks to BD; you are thoughtful and it is very much appreciated! And, thanks goes out to Dwwindsor for helping us name Abby’s new buddy.

Trail Mix and Smoked Pork

Red,

I don’t know that you read my blog, but in the event that you do, thank you so much for your thoughtful care package. I am a snacker, hence “The Snack Locker”, and your package definitely kept me snacking for a bit. You took the time to make both the chex mix and the smoked pork, and that means so much more than you probably realize. You are thoughtful and generous with your time. Thank you!

A White Christmas

I have always dreamed of a white Christmas. It is beautiful and so clean, and what a perfect way to spend the holiday. However, living in Texas made that more of an impossibility than just a slim chance. If we had snow, it was usually in January and February, not as early as December. One year I spent the holiday with my oldest brother and his family in Kansas City, MO. That year they had no snow in December. None. Not even a dusting. It was the first year in something like 50 years, according to the weathermen. A couple of years later I woke up to news that all of Texas had snow, even the border towns and parts of Mexico as far south as Nuevo Laredo and kids were out playing in snow for the first time in their lives. The news also said that there was only a small part of the state that did not wake up to a white Christmas. I happened to be in the small radius of bad luck. Then last year I spent my first holiday in northern Nevada and they always have a lot of snow in November and December, so it was a sure bet that my first year would also fulfill my dream. NOPE. That was the first year in decades that they had very little snow accumulation and none for Christmas. I really was the white Christmas jinx. lol. When I woke up yesterday and the ground was covered in a beautiful dusting of snow, I was so happy! We had probably about 2 inches and it continued to snow throughout the day. It just added to the perfect holiday season. I finally broke the curse! Or, should I assume the universe was on my side and gave me snow? Either way, it was a beautiful sight!

Pickles!

I love all kinds of pickles. Sweet pickles. Sour pickles. Tart pickles. Pickles. All kinds of pickles! 

Fuzzy Slippers are Good For the Soles!

I had a surprise package show up to my front door awhile back and it was from MtnMan, which  happens to also be his front door. But, that is besides the point, this package was for me and inside was a pair of nice, fuzzy slippers that could be worn in public, but I choose to treat them as house slippers and they do my feet good! Sometimes I even wear them outside when I give Abby her daily brushing and they keep my feet warm when it is snowing! That was way more information than any of you needed, or probably even wanted, but seriously, these slippers are good for the soles! Thank you, Beebs!

What is Going on in Your World?

Look out the window and tell me what is going on around you.

I’ll go first, because that is only fair, right? Abby is currently running her heart out, making a race track out of the front yard. It is cold, so there are no birds chirping, and the skies are gloomy and the ground is still covered in snow. It is beautiful. Abby has taken herself out of the race and she is now sitting in observance of the goats, probably wondering where her friend the horse has gone off to.

Home Cook

I never knew I would find joy in cooking, but here I am, cooking and always looking for new recipes and different foods to try. Last month I received a new cookbook, thanks to Michael, and I cannot wait to try my hand at some non-crockpot dishes. With that said, I wonder if some of the casseroles and oven bakes would turn out in the slow cooker. I have yet to put any of the recipe’s from this cookbook to the test though because I find myself busy right now, with not much time to spend in the kitchen.

Michael, thank you so much for being so thoughtful and generous in sending a cookbook; one that I was about to buy myself. I appreciate you  more than you realize.

 

Happy Holidays

Okay, bare with me, please. I never thought I would be anything short of a grinch. It was not that I didn’t want you all to enjoy your holidays, but I didn’t see what the big hub bub was all about. And, in reality, I still don’t, but I do appreciate the simple things, such as putting up a tree. We even have a wreath for our door, thanks to Dawn Marie! That will be as much decorating that will get done at our house, but I am actually looking forward to going to cut down a tree on Saturday. It is something that we could have easily blown off, but I think it will be sweet to see Abby staring at the lights and hopefully not trying to eat the branches of pine needles, or step through the sticky sap that drips all over the skirt. Either way, I am not the grinch I once was, but I also feel that the change in my #newbeginnings deserves some holiday cheer. With that said, I live with a grinch now, and I am okay with that. He lost his scrooge and I gained one. I am embracing that with much love! lol. 

Also, I am still not big on holiday songs, or christmas lights before December 1st. So, keep that in mind. Thank you. 

 

Argyles, Argyles, Argyles . . .

. . . is there such a thing as too many argyles? The answer is no, no there is not! There is just something about argyles that make my toes happy! So, needless to say, I was quite excited to open a surprise package from Bubba to find over-the-knee argyles!!! They have a splash of red, which makes them different than all of my other pairs of diamond patterned socks! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now the problem I have is trying not to wear them once a week because as soon as they are washed and back in the drawer, I am wanting to slip into them for a happy day spent in argyles garb!

The Last PG Photo . . .

I would like to get some interaction back on this blog, but I need you all to play along. What is the last PG photo you took on your phone? Yes, I am specifically asking for PG so that everyone will enjoy this thread… or, at least, that is my hope.

Of course, mine is of Abigail. 

Abby loves riding with her head out the window…

Shocking . . .

I am just as gobsmacked as you are about to be, but I am going to buy some holiday decorations for the tree this year.

 

Traditions and Memories

With Thanksgiving behind us, and the Christmas season still to come, I would like to know what is the one tradition that you enjoy because it is full of memories.

For me, it would be driving around to look at all of the lights. When I was a kid Dad would take us to Johnson City to see the courthouse lit up. That was 35 years ago, and today the entire town is lit up into a winter wonderland. It used to be a small town event, with just the locals enjoying in awe, and now people from all over make that drive to see full trees lit up from roots to top of branches, thanks to the electric company. Although, I am not a fan of the crowds, it is still an amazing sight to see. I still find myself enjoying a drive about town to look at holiday lights, even in my new surroundings. It makes me smile to remember what it was like as a kid.

#SmallBusinessSaturday

Reasons why joining my site is a great idea:

1.) I update weekly, sometimes several times a week. (mostly videos)

2.) I host several member’s shows each week, no matter what, there are never cancelled shows.

3.) I am approachable, available and very interactive. 

4.) My site is 100% me – pictures, videos, emails, tweets, personality. I am who I am on screen and behind the computer. There is no one other than myself that you will talk to if you send me a message.

5.) You receive more than most sites give you and they charge double the price. 

6.) You gain access to all of the VNALive network – daily LIVE cam shows by big names and amateurs alike!

7.) I am a small business. 

Thanksgiving is For Sharing

What is the one thing that you did over the Thanksgiving week that you enjoyed? Now, I do realize this excludes those who are not from the US, so let’s extend that to everyone. What did you do this past week that made you smile?

For me, it is simple. I woke up with MtnMan and got a lot of love from Abby, before going to his sisters house for an amazing dinner with family. It was low key, quiet and perfect. 

What I am Thankful For

My absolute favorite day of the year is Thanksgiving. It is the love of family that taught me to be thankful, but also appreciative of what the day truly means. It is the one day that people slow down and make time to reconnect; it is the day that people come together, no matter their social standing, and enjoy each others company over a feast. It is the day that families, whether biological, or chosen, have no other commitment but to each other. It is beautiful.

I am thankful to have you guys in my life, and to know that you we have created an amazing community online, through my site. Without the site as a platform, none of us would have met, and for that, I am very thankful for. I am also grateful for those of you that joined many years ago and never left, but also for those who have joined here and there, coming and going as you do, and those who joined once (and done), because without you all I would not still be online. I should also extend my gratitude to those of you that have just recently joined, because joins like yours is what keeps the site fresh. 

I am thankful for so much more in my #newbeginnings, but because I feel that I have over shared too often, I will spare you guys more on that. But, that is not to say I am not going to reiterate that I am lucky to have friends who stayed true and who helped me through the stressful days of the last couple of years. I do believe that you choose who your family is, and it can be a positive choice. 

On a much simpler note, I am most thankful to be joining MtnMan75 and his family for a beautiful dinner.