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Retail Therapy Apparently Not Needed

Sunday, May 22, 2011      4 comments

There are sales going on all over the outlet mall near my house (we are a scant ten miles from one of the biggest shopping meccas in the US).. Here it's 20, 30, even up to 75% off. And, though there actually ARE items of clothing that look ... Read more


Saturday, May 21, 2011      9 comments

This is my motivational quote of the day, thanks to FANGFACEKITTY: "If you do what you need to do when you need to do it soon you will be able to do what you want to do when you want to do it ." In fact, I'm making this the motivationa... Read more

Keeping an Even Keel

Friday, May 20, 2011      4 comments

Meh.... I can't win.... (well, in SOME areas, anyway) I took on a (volunteer) job that involved coordinating getting certain people together for a nonprofit group I'm in, for a mutually profitable project, involving a key person on one side... Read more

We ate it, and it was wonderful!

Thursday, May 19, 2011      9 comments

The first tomato of the season turned red- RED! And we sliced it up and put the slices on a fresh homemade ground turkey burger... its tantalizing color peeking up on that most American of icons. And it was good,... better than good,... Read more

Beans, Beans, Good for Your Heart...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      7 comments

We plant a garden every year, twice a year, since we live in a mild climate... and it always inspires my heart and makes me delight in the fresh tastes and beautiful colors that are promised when we first plant those seeds, and carefully water a... Read more

Rain Lilies- An Observation of Tenacity

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      7 comments

After months and months of no measurable precipitation, we received an inch of rain last Thursday. The parched and brown countryside groaned with pleasure as that single inch soaked in and refreshed... But the rain lilies, the wild bulb tha... Read more

Two Weeks of Boot Camp Done

Monday, May 16, 2011      3 comments

I'm cautiously optimistic.... I've never made it this far in a Boot Camp Challenge. I may actually make it for the whole four weeks! No weight lost that I can tell since the first day, BUT some clothes are suspiciously looser I THINK... ... Read more

"A corner on stupid"- A Political Rant

Sunday, May 15, 2011      2 comments

Much of Texas is on fire right now... 203,000 acres. And 150 acres doesn't seem like all that much, but still, it's 150 acres of homes and countryside that didn't NEED to be burned, but the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms started ... Read more

Refreshed, Renewed!

Saturday, May 14, 2011      3 comments

I don't know if it was that one inch rain that we received after months and months of no measurable precipitation, but the world looks so much fresher now! The air is cleaner, and clearer. The sky is brighter. The grass is greener. I'm so s... Read more

First Tomatoes of the Season!

Friday, May 13, 2011      4 comments

My DH picked the first two tomatoes yesterday just after the rain stopped... we received just barely over an inch, and the world seems a better place .... The tomatoes weren't quite RED, but they were good and orange, and the DH confessed t... Read more


Thursday, May 12, 2011      4 comments

We actually got some rain! About an inch! It has been probably 7 or 8 months since we got any! With the high temperatures we've been having, even the slight showers that have barreled through have not produced enough to drip off the roofs... Read more

Professional Spooks (Civilian)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      1 comments

We were in Houston over the weekend and saw something I had never seen before: A Google Map Car!!! Read more

Happy Women's Health Week! 7 Things To Do

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      1 comments

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Getting Back to Normal

Monday, May 09, 2011      7 comments

Why does it always take a period of transition after a delightful weekend away from home to get back to "normal"?? Incidentally, the political memoir, "Ten Minutes from Normal", written by Karen Hughes, has the greatest title ever, don't yo... Read more

Mothers Day

Sunday, May 08, 2011      1 comments

All my chicks checked in with their Momma today, and, as far as I can tell, their father didn't even need to prompt them..... Woo Hoo! .....It doesn't take much to make me happy.... Read more

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