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About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). Now I just get pleasure out of swimming against the stream and ruffling a few feathers here in the wild west state of Wyoming!

Mom, quit being so melodramatic.

You know you’ve done it right when your beautiful, brilliant, wise, all-knowing daughter parrots back to you some of your bestest lines. I made a statement the other day and maybe, just maybe, it might have been a wee bit … Continue reading

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Egads. It’s been months. MONTHS.

Good morning from the frigid side of our mountain. Living on the side of a mountain, north side to be exact, has benefits and not-so-much-benefits.  Very little sun during the winter months is one of the not-so-much-benefits.  Interesting and intriguing … Continue reading

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The absence of words

Those who know me know that me with an absence of words is, well, odd.  To say the least. I have so many words, so much of the time.  And I rarely fail to use them.  With the dear husband … Continue reading

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A hole in my soul tonight.

BUCK ~2000 to 2018 It is with a heavy yet grateful heart that I sit at my computer to write. Our dearest, toughest, bestest canine friend left this Earthly world for the next chapter in his journey. Buck came to … Continue reading

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Time for happy thoughts.

Happy thoughts like the kind that make you laugh so hard you float up to the ceiling for a tea party with Mary Poppins and Bert and the kids. Or happy thoughts that make you fly again like Peter Banning … Continue reading

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And so I stayed…

The first bloody nose happened not long after we started dating.  But he was sincerely sorry. So I stayed. The yelling and the name-calling started not long after we became engaged.  But he was, always, sincerely sorry.  So I stayed. … Continue reading

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leg·a·cy ˈleɡəsē noun noun: legacy; plural noun: legacies 1. an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. synonyms: bequest, inheritance, heritage, endowment, gift, patrimony, settlement, birthright; formalbenefaction “a legacy from a great aunt” a thing handed down by a predecessor. “the legacy of centuries of neglect” synonyms: … Continue reading

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