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Wednesday, November 26, 2014      5 comments

Traffic in Austin today was Crazy.... Or as the radio traffic reporter said, "Really bad, even by Austin standards." Supposedly Austin has the second worst holiday traffic in the country ... And I'm really glad that I don't live there... Read more

THIS Close

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      7 comments

I got out early this morning to enjoy the beautiful day and take advantage of the Ross Dress for Less Senior Discount (on Tuesdays), and did a LOT of Christmas shopping, and quite a bit of shopping for myself.... Actually it was kind of sca... Read more

Day of the Bible

Monday, November 24, 2014      5 comments

Today is the International Day of the Bible! And I am glad to celebrate it... the Bible is dear to me, and since my DH died it has encouraged, sustained, and comforted me beyond measure. With the Psalmist in Psalm 92 I can say, "It is good ... Read more

Not Yet

Sunday, November 23, 2014      4 comments

I saw my first Christmas tree of the year up in a house today.... the stores have had them for months, but this was in a home and it took me by surprise... I guess I had better start getting used to it...... Read more

A Good Day

Friday, November 21, 2014      7 comments

Though it rained most of the day, and I hardly went outside at all, I STILL managed to get a lot done, not only discovering that I had seasonings that had been sitting WAY too long in my cabinet, but actually getting RID of them, AND finding som... Read more


Thursday, November 20, 2014      7 comments

I slept ten hours last night!!!! TEN!! Went to bed early, and conked out, and woke up refreshed ready for a new day, albeit with a phlegm-y cough (but hey! It's PRODUCTIVE, which is more than I can say for the rest of me these last few days) ... Read more


Wednesday, November 19, 2014      4 comments

Thank you for all your good wishes with my feeling under the weather... You know, I have observed that my normal resistance to bad choices is impaired when I'm sick... I look at some chocolate covered peanuts and think, "Oh crud, those look... Read more

Hunkering Down

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      6 comments

I'm sick... With a cold... A sloppy, coughing, wheezing, juicy eyes-watering nose-dripping cold.... And since I got home from my mom's and am sleeping in my own bed, I just want to sleep. And so I will. I've got Mucinex ... Read more

A Realist's Prayer

Friday, November 14, 2014      5 comments

"Lord, Thou knowest I am growing older. Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express myself on every subject. Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone's affairs. Keep me from the recit... Read more

Have You Got a Book in You? Na No Wri Mo!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      3 comments I wish that I were less distracted.... November is National Novel Writing Month (sometimes called NaNoWriMo) and thousands of aspiring authors use it as a springboard to getting that book nestled deep in thei... Read more

Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      2 comments

November 11 Armistice Day My Aunt Lois' birthday Ruth and Ernie Teske's anniversary I honor them all, and am particularly grateful to our veterans. Thank you.... Read more

Glorious Weather, Delightful Scenery

Monday, November 10, 2014      7 comments

We've had extended days of beautiful weather, and even though it is deer season all around us, the deer have decided to "urbanize" themselves (no hunting inside city limits).... we live on the edge of town, but have deer everywhere... in our nei... Read more

Do You Speak Oom Pah Pah?

Sunday, November 09, 2014      7 comments

It's Wurstfest time of the year, and our town goes Polka and Sausage Crazy for a week and two weekends. There's lots of German music, and German heritage, and German food, and all other things German, and it's also a lot of fun, but usually pret... Read more

Highs and Lows

Saturday, November 08, 2014      5 comments

Life is full of highs and lows, and I guess the best perspective is one that recognizes that without the lows, we probably wouldn't fully appreciate the highs, and that lows are naturally inevitable..... I'm not talking about FEELING low, ... Read more

New Day

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      4 comments

Sparkpeople is so good about keeping me going.... even if I seem to have colossally flubbed a day, I can have complete expectation of not letting it totally de-rail me, That even though it might have been better if I had remained bad decis... Read more

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