Chasing My Tail

Chasing My Tail

RANCHO LA HECTIC–I mean La Zaca, which for new readers is the California ranch where I spend about half my time. The irony is that the word “Zaca” means “place of peace, quiet, and contentment.” I will keep this in mind as I chase my tail up one hill and […]

RANCHO LA HECTIC–I mean La Zaca, which for new readers is the California ranch where I spend about half my time. The irony is that the word “Zaca” means “place of peace, quiet, and contentment.” I will keep this in mind as I chase my tail up one hill and down the other and around four teenage boys, and the Cowboy (aka His Grace my sweetheart), and two more house guests, and trying to get them all to PUT ON SUNSCREEN DAMMIT, and re-planting the garden which was pitiful when I got here, and fixing 17 flower arrangements , and having 3o people for dinner, and 72,000 emails I haven’t even looked at, and in between getting a month’s worth of work done around the ranch in the 10 days I’m here until I return in August, and writing my next book, and other than that I’m not doing a thing.

How are you?

I miss you.

It bugs me not to write.

Meanwhile here’s some Zaca:

Lounges on the lawn at RLZ
These great wooden and rope beds were designed by the talented Fernando Santangelo. Putting them on the lawn was His Grace's excellent idea, and this is something you easily could do, too. Air mattresses on frames or on the ground, with big pillows and pretty spreads or quilts draped over would work beautifully. Setting up an outdoor movie screen is great, but you could settle in with a flick on your laptop just as well.

Tonight we are setting up a screen outdoors and watching Shane, the greatest cowboy movie of all time. If any of us–those energizer bunny teenage boys included–make it past the opening credits without falling asleep and drooling, it will be a miracle.

See more of the designer Fernando Santangelo’s work here.

 

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