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
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
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
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
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
We're visiting my mother this weekend, and there are lots of opportunities to eat unwisely...
But so far, SO GOOD.
I had fruit instead of sweet rolls, and fajitas instead of enchiladas and chips- NO queso!!!
I FEEL SO GOOD!... Read more
I live about 12 miles from a large public university (probably about 18,000 enrollment), and about 300 yards from the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene (pronounced "Green") Hall, where many country western superstars learned to perform, includi... Read more
“Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular te... Read more
We went up to Austin to celebrate our son's birthday by eating out.
(Oh, no! Not another Austin restaurant story! ... well, THIS one has a happier ending!)
I had pretty much decided that this was going to be a day that I wouldn't obses... Read more
I saved this collection of factoids from one of the Spark articles, and bring it out for your astonishment (I need to read this periodically to keep my perspective):
Upgrading from a 3-ounce Minibon to a Classic Cinnabon costs only 24% ... Read more
Actually, it was a bird in the HOUSE!
The DH left the front door wide open in the pre-dawn darkness, when he went out to position a sprinkler on this, one of our two allowed mornings per week to water the yard...
And there's a bird nes... Read more
I feel guilty, having not had to go through what a large part of the country has suffered...
The photos from Alabama are chilling, and the destruction from the tornadoes is unbelievable, but we in Texas are hurting for rain.
Today the... Read more