VNALive – August

I know I say this often, but I don’t think I can say it enough, I have the most amazing group of members. You guys continue to support me, no matter what network or the amount of frustrations that new software causes. You all remain loyal to me, even when I cancel a member show at the last minute.

Last month I had 5 Monday’s on the VNALive network, cancelling 1 and only doing 40 minutes of another one, and you all still showed up to vote and it is only because of you that I placed second.

I truly cannot thank you all enough; it is only because of you, that I continue to offer the twice a week member shows on VNA and through my LIVE cam link.

COVID: Our Story

Okay, so this is a post that I have contemplated for awhile, but each time I consider typing it out, I take a nap instead. But, here it goes.

Before I give you our experience, I feel that I should disclose everything, or else it’s all just half truths. We have always socially distanced, so nothing much changed for us, except we no longer have family dinners as often as we used to. We cancelled our big wedding celebration which had 100 guests, and was going to be a 4-day event. We have had dinner with the family twice, our neighbors once, friends three times and even had our wedding, just a scaled down back yard gathering with 12 people total. I stand behind each one of those gatherings. To me it is important to stay connected to those closest to you, and it’s not healthy to completely cancel 2020, although, it is needed to an extent. We have not been behind the “you must wear a mask” and do it for everyone else, if not for yourself. Here is why: every day the experts have changed their opinions, and given half truths and whole lies. They have skewed the COVID numbers so much that it’s hard to really know what the virus is and what it’s doing. We have been controlled and businesses have been forced to close with very little support from our state. I realize each state is different, but here in Nevada the small businesses were left to fend for themselves and self employed people were denied the unemployment benefits promised to them in the beginning. So, when they decided we all had to wear a mask, we chose not to. We were not going to events, festivals or stores with large crowds and we did not stop to converse with anyone at grocery stores. Hell, the clerks wear them down at their chins or just below their noses. At any rate, with the exception of the masks, we were more careful than anyone in our circle. We took it serious to keep MtnMan healthy with his 1 lung. We will not leave the house without a mask from now on, and this is 100% right for us, but I am not of the opinion that if you choose not to, you are wrong. Our experience is the reason we will wear a mask. We know he came into contact while working, and that cannot be avoided, but one more defense might insure we will not catch it a second time, and if we do, it hopefully will not be as bad as what we went through. I hope none of you experience what we did. *hugs*

Now our experience:

Day 1: MtnMan felt his allergies were getting the best of him, so Doc gave him a shot and treated a sinus infection.

Day 2: I was so fatigued I signed off of cam in the middle of the day and took a 3 hour nap. I do not take naps.

Day 3: MtnMan felt like his allergies was more like a mild summer cold. I woke up with a mild sore throat and signed off cam to take a 30 minute nap in the middle of my afternoon. I had chills.

Day 4: MtnMan was about the same and I woke up feeling like I was getting a chest cold and I had a migraine. We drove to Twin Falls to pick up packages and did not do our normal shopping, we turned around and went home. As soon as we got home, I went to bed. I had chills.

Day 5: MtnMan had a terrible headache and my migraine was worse, and not responding to my migraine scripts. We stayed home and did not do anything but sleep.

Day 6: We both still had what appeared to be a summer cold and both of us had headaches that would not go away. We slept.

Day 7: MtnMan could hardly breath and his o2 levels were dropping anytime he walked from the couch to the kitchen/bathroom. He had a fever and was sweating profusely and was cold. We slept. He called the COVID hotline and the gentleman was very concerned about his breathing and thought he should be in the hospital, and although he had ALL of the COVID symptoms, the jackass did not think it was enough to be tested for the virus. Thankfully our doc was pro-active and gave us a script for hydroxychloroquine because MtnMan started taking it and in 4 hours his breathing was better. I had intense body aches to the bone. Pain I have never felt and I could not get comfortable. I was up most of the night coughing and in intense pain. I thought I was going to die.

Day 8: MtnMan called the COVID hotline again and told them he came into contact with someone that tested positive the day before. That was enough to get in for a test, but he had to wait for a phone call back, which did not come for another 24 hours. His breathing was still labored, but manageable. His fever was off and on, and his headache lingered. My body aches were still intense, my cough was getting worse and I was tired. I decided to take hydroxychloroquine and within hours my body aches went away. I do believe that drug saved our lives.

Day 9: MtnMan got a phone call to be tested. It was positive, which we knew it would be by then. The doctor that tested him told him that I would need to be tested, so I called and had to wait for a call back. We were still pretty rough. Our coughs were terrible, we were tired, we had zero appetite but ate just to take meds. I couldn’t keep most of the food down. By this time we were both down 10 lbs and still losing weight.

Day 10: We both still felt rough, with no energy or ability to do anything. We were still getting sick after we ate, which consisted of toast or yogurt. I got a call to schedule a test. I vomited right before I had to drive into town, which honestly, I should not have been behind the wheel, but we had no other options. We could not ask someone to drive us and MtnMan was just as bad as I was, if not worse. I do have a 2 lung advantage over him. I tested positive. I went home and slept.

Day 11: About the same as the last 2 days

Day 12: Same.

Day 13: We still had a terrible cough, no appetite and slept most of the day. I decided to do VNA because I was the only one on schedule and I really needed to connect with you all. It was good, but I was exhausted after 30 minutes.

Day 14 – 17th: slowly feeling better, but not enough to know we were over it, but we knew we were beating it.

Day 18th: We both felt as though we were over it, but had zero energy. We napped and zoned out on the couch, which is what we did since day 5..

Day 19th: MtnMan received a call from the COVID people and they asked if he still had symptoms, he said no, they released him and said he can leave the house. We both napped. Although, I had big plans to edit vids today, I got my desktop powered up and opened the software, then took a nap. The Roomba ran for the first time in 20 days. Abby was not happy.

Day 20: Tomorrow- Monday, August 31st. We both plan to work, but I am not sure how much either of us will get done and I might need breaks throughout the day. But, we are over it, just need to ease back into a full schedule and hopefully our energy will return soon.

Thank you for reading, even if you didn’t make it to this paragraph. I am not trying to turn my blog into a political discussion, or cause angst and anger between members. We all have a difference of opinions on how 2020 has been handled, and we all have our own convictions and reasons behind our beliefs. That does not make anyone wrong, but it is how you handle it all that makes you who you are.

Abby’s Workout

I have decided I need to start be proactive with getting acclimated to the higher elevations. I mean, I’ve been here 3 years now and it is time. Granted, I really could not do much for the first 2 years without getting a migraine the next day, so I limited myself on activities and hiking with MtnMan. Usually I’d go a short distance and return to the truck with Abby, while he hiked on. Anyway, last week I went on my first real hike and pushed myself as far as I could before I started to feel the pressure in my lungs and head. I made .062 miles and that might not sound like an achievement, but I moved from 800 feet to 5600 and the hike started at 10,000 feet. So, .062 is a big achievement, and one I am very proud of!

I’ve also decided that to help with hiking, I need to start working out. When I say working out, I don’t mean hitting the gym for 2 hours, 3 times a week. That would be ridiculous. Absurd! (funny fact, I can’t say Absurd so I don’t use it in a verbal conversation. lol.) I am using a bowflex that MtnMan already had set up in another bedroom, doing squats and sit ups.

Now that you know the backstory, let me get to the point of this whole thread post.

Abby, my trusted golden retriever, watches from afar. She’s not too sure what is going on. Mom lifting weights? WHAAAA? I can’t decide if she sits in judgement or if it’s the noise of the clanking that she does not like. At any rate, I spent about 10 minutes on the bowflex, then did my squats and got on the floor to do my sit ups. I really wish I would have had a camera. Abby is a creeper when she is told to stay and all she wants to do is at least touch me. She went from 5 feet away to sitting on my feet in less than 2 seconds. I told her to stay because I figured if nothing else she’d help me keep my feet planted while I try to get through the sit ups. NOPE. That is a big NOPE. She stuck her head through my legs and when I laughed she leaped on top of me for hugs. After our hug fest, I had her sit next to me and stay (*eye roll*). As I lifted up, she licked my face (*face palm*) and as I went back to the ground, she laid across me. Her entire body, all 75 pounds of love, was sprawled out on top of me and then her tail smacked my face.

After the last couple of days with the Roomba, I let her hug and lick and just love, and when she was finally finished she laid next to me whacking her tail on the floor, looking as satisfied as can be. This made it all worth it and that was the end of my sit ups for today.

Happy August!

August is, and always has been, my least favorite month. Granted, there are birthday’s throughout the month, and I’m happy for those people, but I hate August. It’s hot, even in the mountains. It’s fucking miserably hot. Just thinking of it makes me sweat! Ack!

At any rate, here we are starting a new day, a new month, and that is pretty damn awesome. Before we know it, it will be September, so enjoy each day because it will be the holiday’s soon enough. And, well, even in my new life of happiness, I still am not a holiday person. With that said, I don’t despise the month of December, so that is a huge plus, and I am not the grinch I once was. But, back to the topic here- August. It’s a month to celebrate and to be happy for.

Do you hate August as much as me? lol

Oh My Heck, It is HOT

Okay, first things first. “Oh my heck” is a common term in my new homeland and I LOVE it. I don’t know why. I really don’t. But oh my heck, do I smile when I hear it or read it on a forum. Now, let’s get to the real reason for this post.

Oh my heck, it is hot as fuck! Saturday we hit 103 and a very dry 103 is a lot hotter than what I’m used to being from Texas. With that said, I have never liked the heat, even as a kid. I was that kid that was not interested in a birthday party at the pool based on the temp. I was that kid that really didn’t see the need to socialize on a good day, so why socialize if it was above 80 degrees? lol. But seriously now, I don’t get those of you that prefer the heat. I mean, what the heck? I’d rather bundle up and put a stocking cap on my head than sweat in a tank and shorts. 

Vag and Clits Room

I was switching to the hotspot and had to select our Verizon ID from a very long list of local wifi’s in our area. Last week there was a “BigDaddyisHome” and yesterday there was “Vag and Clits Room”. The Big Daddy made me roll my eyes, but the Vag and Clits Room definitely caught my attention and peaked my curiosity.

So, let’s speculate. Is it a kid that set up his grandparents wifi and they don’t know they are now home of the Big Clit or maybe it is some teenager that keeps changing the name of their wifi and the parents don’t know how to fix that?

I have to admit, the “Vag and Clits Room” made me laugh and it was worthy enough of a blog post, I think.

Okay, so now tell me what you think the story is behind the wifi names…

Abby the Golden

She makes me smile, and she makes me love her, but she doesn’t always like my hugs and kisses. She is my shadow, my sweet girl and she is always under foot. I love that about her. I would miss her if she wasn’t always so curious about what I am doing, and I certainly couldn’t clean without her help. lol. But, that also means she always knows when we are leaving for a trip because as soon as I get a bag out, she is somber and so sad. She does not hide her sadness very well, and it is heartbreaking. For me, not for MtnMan. Let’s be clear on that. lol. This past weekend I started gathering some clothes for Sunday’s day of planned custom content filming and she was not happy! At first I thought she wanted out, but nope, she wanted me to put the clothes back where they belong and never leave her. Boy, is she clingy when she thinks she is being left behind. And, let me just say that she is not left behind often and if we do go on a trip, she stays with family and she absolutely loves them all, and her BFF is also a 4-footed canine, and they play non-stop. But, and this is a big BUT, she would rather we never leave her overnight. I think she gets homesick and it is cute and sad, all at the same time. She is a sweet soul and I love her to pieces!

Good Morning!

I hope this finds you doing well and having a great start to your week. I would love it if you shared your weekend happenings with me…

My weekend was busy, as usual, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Saturday I spent the day adding candid shots and videos to my Loyal Fans page, learning about Light Room (photo editing software), planning for new content shoots and getting set up for a day of custom videos. I also managed to make time to bake mexican brownies and make a corn side dish for taco night at a friends house. Sunday we started the day with breakfast and then spent all day filming custom videos. The customs were a mix of paid orders and free giveaways that I offered to long time members in celebration of 14 years online. I have been very fortunate to have a core group of members who have stayed with me through a couple network changes and a domain change. All without any complaints, which is very much appreciated. While MtnMan and I were brainstorming ways to show my appreciation, we decided a 10 minute custom video ($150+ value) would be an excellent option. Because it is a custom, each member told me what they would like in their own video.

Regarding my Loyal Fans page, because I’ve been way too lax on the blog and I am not sure if I shared the details here, or not… it is much like Only Fans, but in my opinion, much better. It is not anything you are pressured to join, but if you choose to, please use my link; you can follow as a fan, without subscribing. I’m giving a mix of free and paid content so you will be able to enjoy my page without subscribing. The content will be candid shots/videos and some behind the scenes outtakes while filming for my site. I am also adding videos that you already have access to if you are a member of mine. So join, give me a follow and decide if you’re content staying a fan or if you’d like to subscribe. They are eventually going to add a cam platform to the network, but I’m not sure if I’ll dabble in that or not… time will tell.

Are You a Picky Eater II

A couple months ago I posted a “Are You a Picky Eater” but I found another one that I think will actually test the theory that some of you are picky as fuck! lol.

Please appease me and play along, truthfully.

I will share my “Are You a Picky Eater” in the comments section.

Good People

I see so many tweets from ladies complaining about the annoying time wasters, and those who claim to be fans but really aren’t. And, I admit, I have tweeted out a rant, or three, regarding frustrations over those that take advantage, but I have been fortunate to meet some amazing people through my sites. Whether I have met you in person, or just online through one of the many avenues I use, I have a long list of amazing people to thank. I would do so individually, but the list is long and I’m afraid I would inadvertently leave someone off.

The point of this thread is to show my appreciation to all of you that have followed me through the years, those that have supported me, encouraged me, joined the member shows, checked on me when I go silent for a few days and those who always know how to make me laugh.

April will mark 14 years online for me, and I never imagined I would still be doing this. You have stayed with me through many ups and downs, followed me through a divorce, patiently waited while I scrambled to keep my site going while I bounced from Austin, TX (when I stayed with friends for a month) to Phoenix, AZ for a summer and then when I made a random move to Idaho, which turned out to be short term as well, before settling in Nevada. During all of that, I made a much needed change on my site to take it from mostly picture sets to almost all videos, and I pulled all boy/girl and girl/girl content, taking the site to a solo-girl site. Yet you all stayed with me and I managed to pick up a large number of new joins. Towards the end of 2019 I was ready to add boy/girl back into lonestarangel.com and it has gone over well. Those who had been requesting it, joined and you continue to enjoy the new content I add.

I cannot say with certainty, how much longer I will be doing this, but what I can promise is that I have no plans of stopping any time soon.