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Favorite Quotations Project
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      4 comments

So I'm taking old dictionary pages and printing quotations onto them for my Texas Library Association Crafty Bibliophile project....and I've been finding some great ones, but i have no idea of others that Librarians especially might go bananas ... Read more
Old Friends
Sunday, March 19, 2017      11 comments

We had a special treat today at church.... a young family who had moved to Canada from here was back for a visit, and I got to have lunch with them.... they missed Mexican food especially so we had lunch at one of the excellent Tex-Mex places ar... Read more
Infrequent Experience
Sunday, March 19, 2017      12 comments

Mixed honor today: I attended a funeral for a 100 yr. old, the mother of a good friend.... I don't think I've ever had the opportunity to know too many 100 year olds (although I DO know at least 2 currently 99 year olds right now. It was a ... Read more
Big Week of Memorable Days
Friday, March 17, 2017      11 comments

I just realized that this week (spring break for many, including me) has been so full of memorable days that I haven't even posted a Sparkblog since Monday (unusual for me). Sunday- drove home from Houston (also first day of Daylight Saving... Read more
Important Common Sense Announcement
Monday, March 13, 2017      9 comments

It MUST be wisdom, because more than one person is reputed to have said it: ... Read more
The Ritz Carlton of Funeral Homes
Sunday, March 12, 2017      5 comments

Went to my friend's memorial service yesterday in the pouring rain, but it was a peaceful, pleasant rain, not a dreary, mournful, disconsolate rain.... and the funeral home was astonishingly swanky.... The doorman in his uniform could have... Read more
Daylight Savings Time!
Saturday, March 11, 2017      5 comments

I'm setting my clocks ahead right now and will go to bed early. NOW!... Read more
More Driving Across Texas
Friday, March 10, 2017      6 comments

It's only about 200 miles, but I'm driving across MY part of Texas again (Thank goodness I'm not going to El Paso ... or Amarillo for 10-12 hours of driving) , to be there for my friend's memorial service... I have some audio books to keep... Read more
Changes Will Take Some Getting Used To
Thursday, March 09, 2017      7 comments

I was just getting comfortable with the "Old" Sparkpeople when they up and changed it again!!! Although, I DID learn which Message Board is the one to use to ask where my old favorites have gone (Click on the Community tab, then click on the Mes... Read more
Appreciating an Old Friend
Thursday, March 09, 2017      11 comments

An old friend of mine died a couple of days ago.... We had dated for a while when we were in high school, but became even better friends as time went by, and he pretty much became part of my larger family, just another brother to joke around wit... Read more
More Bluebonnets
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      9 comments

Texas is known for its wildflowers (Lady Bird Johnson, as US First Lady, embraced wildflowers as an avenue of beautifying America, but she learned to appreciate it as she was living here in Texas), and from what I can see from right now, THIS y... Read more
Cannot Control Everything
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      9 comments

Well, I can't control everything in my life, but so far I'm having at least SOME success controlling what I can... I've made good progress on the craft projects I need to have done by Wednesday when I meet with my team again. ... I still ha... Read more
Back across Texas
Sunday, March 05, 2017      7 comments

From Houston back to San Antonio where I picked up my car, and then to New Braunfels to drop off my suitcase and change into appropriate clothes, and then off to Wimberley for a funeral, and then home again (FINALLY), and I still need to unpack... Read more
Bayou City
Saturday, March 04, 2017      5 comments

Houston is sometimes called Bayou City, although its Buffalo bayou is not a well remembered part of its geography.... However, there is a Cajun restaurant in Houston also called Bayou City, which has devotees all over the southern part of the st... Read more
How Bad Could It Be??!!??!?
Friday, March 03, 2017      7 comments

My brother and two sisters in law and mother all went out to the delicious and generally expensive Taste of Texas Steakhouse restaurant in Houston today, and, as usual, I got the salad bar.... but Oh! What a salad bar!! Besides the perfect... Read more

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