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Back to School
Monday, August 23, 2010      5 comments

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
Just like My Daddy Used to Say
Sunday, August 22, 2010      3 comments

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
Watering Assistant
Saturday, August 21, 2010      2 comments

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
Excited About Football- Excited About Futbol
Friday, August 20, 2010      1 comments

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
Making Progress and the Pluses of a Good Man
Thursday, August 19, 2010      3 comments

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
Holding On..... Victoriously
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      8 comments

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
Still too hot...No Knead Whole & Multi Grain Bread from Arthritis Today
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      1 comments

"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 grai... Read more
Too Hot to Bake Bread, but I am, anyway
Monday, August 16, 2010      2 comments

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
When life gives you spoiled milk- make bread!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      5 comments

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
Texas A&M Soccer
Saturday, August 14, 2010      0 comments

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
The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright
Friday, August 13, 2010      4 comments

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
Not the Best Day Ever- Happiness is a Choice
Thursday, August 12, 2010      6 comments

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
Anniversary Fireworks
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

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
Going Batty in Austin
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      3 comments

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
Banana Ice Cream Variations (continued)
Monday, August 09, 2010      4 comments

It's really hot here in Texas, but I still have some frozen bananas so I'm continuing my experiments with the Spark Recipe for Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream. Today, I placed 4 old frozen bananas in the food processor, and added one little sle... Read more

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