QUADCMOM issued a Nine Day Challenge yesterday, "9 Day Challenge. Come join me !!!" www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=3564778 , and I tentatively sorta, kinda took her up on it.
She obse... Read more
I loved being a homeschooling mom, and my kids excelled at it, but we used to spend a month doing school in the summer, working it around the usual summer fun and vacation, so we never really had a defined "Back to School" trauma.
The real ... Read more
My father was an intriguing guy, an engineer by profession, interested in everything and how it worked, and he was also quite the homespun philosopher, given to making proclamations about life...
One of the ones I remember the best, especia... Read more
The temps here in Texas have been awfully high these last few days (100 plus every day) and my survival instincts tell me to stay inside in the air conditioning, but I MUST go out to apply water to my poor fall tomato plants...
They will su... Read more
I live in Texas and I like soccer...
There, I've admitted it...
While some Texans consider football the Only Game, and soccer the sport of communists and other subversives, I don't just like soccer, I LOVE soccer (particularly women's col... Read more
Slowly, slowly, almost imperceptibly, I'm making progress...
My To Do list gets things crossed off on it even as new things are added at the bottom. .. so I have at least SOME things to show for my day.
Last night the DH was so tired w... Read more
I don't know whether it's the heat or what, but I had a rough day or so, when emotional eating (that's what I'm calling it, but it was random irrational eating) seemed very appealing... I was out of sync with my usual strategies, and I couldn't... Read more
"No need to Knead Bread" Arthritis Today magazine, March/April 2008, Vol 22, Issue 2, p26
(This is pretty much as it appeared in the magazine; my adaptations appear at the end)
Here's a low-fat version that incorporates some whole grains... Read more
Well, I'm almost embarrassed to share this very VERY simple No Knead Bread recipe, but it's really too good to hoard (and, of course, it made its debut in the NY Times!) I actually go back and forth between two versions of the No Knead Bread rec... Read more
Since the NY Times published their No Knead Dutch Oven Breadarticle and recipe, I've been (like hundreds of thousands around the world) fascinated with this recipe and the exquisite artisan loaf of bread that it produces.
When you combine t... Read more
I love college soccer,
specifically women's soccer,
specifically Texas Aggie Women's Soccer...
There. I've confessed it.
Strength. Speed. Beauty. Grace. Finesse. They embody health, and they're ranked eighth in the nation and first i... Read more
You know the old song:
The Stars at Night
Are Big and Bright
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Deep in the Heart of Texas!
Last night the sky was clear, and once more we roused ourselves from a deep sleep to go outside to see if there was A... Read more
Yesterday, my real anniversary, though today will be the Observed Anniversary, started out well enough, and I managed to sit in on a webinar that I was afraid that I wouldn't have time for, ate a very healthy lunch early, and headed out for an e... Read more
Today's our anniversary, so tonight we're going to bed early....
So we can get up for the 2AM Perseid meteor shower, which begins tonight and will continue for the next few days, but tonight there should be no moon, and at least in our part... Read more
Austin, Texas, beautiful city on the banks of the Colorado River, epicenter of Texas politics, home of the University of Texas, recently named 6th Best Party School in the US, prides itself on being, well, a little "different".
Bumper stic... Read more