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Done Deal

Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

I planted tomatoes today. There are a bunch of new varieties so I tried a bunch of different kinds: Celebrity (my reliable producers) Supersweet 100s- I've grown Sweet 100s before with great success, and this was close) Bobcat (new... Read more

It's Time to Plant!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      1 comments

Yesterday, there were NO leaves on the various mesquite trees in my yard... I'm SERIOUS! Not one single leaf! I seriously checked yesterday... Today, TODAY is another story...... slivers of green have materialized overnight, literally!... Read more

Quickest and Easiest Way to Get a Six Pack

Saturday, March 21, 2015      5 comments

So sorry..... I'm giddy with SPRING! I couldn't resist! emoticonRead more

Spring Has Sprung!

Friday, March 20, 2015      3 comments

It's the 20h of March, and officially it's SPRING! And I've seen the first big healthy patches of wildflowers (Bluebonnets, naturally) so I'm ready to embrace spring for all it's worth... I bought tomato plants and squash and zucchini ... Read more

Squirl (and Spark!) at SXSW

Thursday, March 19, 2015      2 comments

SXSW, if you didn't know already, is a Hot and Happenin' film festival/ music festival/ technology-geek festival staged at Texas's Hottest and Happenin'-est city, Austin, for a week every spring, and its fans are rabid (perhaps even more rabid ... Read more

Wrestling with Taxes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      4 comments

I've spent the day trying to gather all my financial papers together and assemble some kind of tax "narrative" before I go to meet with my accountant tomorrow.... I'm aware of just how much paper wrangling my husband did before these annual appo... Read more

Changed Plans

Monday, March 16, 2015      4 comments

Well, today isn't turning out the way I expected....not necessarily bad, but different. It should be OK, and now I have a bit more time to work on my income taxes... Today is my eldest brother's birthday, but it also happens to be the ... Read more

Balancing Act

Sunday, March 15, 2015      4 comments

An old college friend and wife and son are due in this afternoon, and I'm not ready for them! But I refuse to get so uptight that I can't enjoy the visit.... Off to do what I can while balancing being a good hostess and being a calm a... Read more

National Pi(e) Day

Sunday, March 15, 2015      4 comments

March 13, 2015, sometimes known as 3.14.15, is officially declared Pi Day because the mathematical value of pi is the number 3.1415.... Since most of us don't deal with the mathematical pi, non-engineers and non-mathematicians usually relat... Read more

Family Times

Saturday, March 14, 2015      5 comments

My brother and his wife and I are visiting our mother in Houston for a few days and are chauffeuring her around (she doesn't drive anymore and is in a wheelchair) to whatever place she wants to go... We wound up eating out both last night and to... Read more

First Bluebonnet Sighting

Thursday, March 12, 2015      5 comments

On the Interstate between San Antonio and Houston, I saw my first bluebonnets of the year today...it was a little drizzly, rainy, and there weren't very many of them (Yet!) but they made my heart smile... the wildflowers of Texas always make me ... Read more

Oh! To Be a Blessing!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      3 comments

My husband used to say that I was a real blessing..... but that sometimes I was a blessing in disguise.... I couldn't help thinking of that when I saw this: ... Read more

Captures the Gist of It

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      3 comments

Saw this and had to agree with it: As for me, I pretty much took it easy today, so as to "ease into" daylight savings...... Read more

Daylight Savings Time, What?!!!!

Sunday, March 08, 2015      4 comments

It surely felt lousy waking up to Daylight Savings Time today... I figure I ought to insert some snarky DST cartoon here, but honestly, I don't have the energy for it.... maybe later.... or maybe tomorrow when my brain catches up... On... Read more

Small Things Add Up to Big Things

Sunday, March 08, 2015      7 comments

Being home again is great! I was able to have my usual oatmeal and raisins for breakfast. I was also able to have a lovely Greek type salad (olives and cucumbers and other goodies with Romaine) just like I usually have for lunch, all the while ... Read more


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