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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

Doing the Best I Can While Travelling

Saturday, May 07, 2011      2 comments

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

Must be Finals Time

Friday, May 06, 2011      2 comments

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

National Day of Prayer - May 5, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011      7 comments

“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

One Bite (well, two) Was All It Took

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      9 comments

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

Super Size Me

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      4 comments

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

A Bird in the Hand

Monday, May 02, 2011      4 comments

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

Chance of Rain

Sunday, May 01, 2011      2 comments

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

When You're Hot, You're Hot!

Saturday, April 30, 2011      5 comments

It was 77 degrees at 6:30 am today.... although the high is predicted only to be in the low 90s. April is a bit early for this kind of heat... and the tomatoes are loving it, except they will not set fruit if the temperature doesn't drop be... Read more

Day Started Beautifully

Friday, April 29, 2011      6 comments

Gorgeous day here in Texas today... the morning broke cool and fresh, even though the forecast was for hot (low 90s) this afternoon... The news was full of the royal nuptials and it seemed as if all the world were smiling. And then we ... Read more

Author Luncheon Today

Thursday, April 28, 2011      2 comments

Back home in our small town, our library foundation sponsored an author luncheon today, and it was lovely, with interesting authors including a chef, a true crime writer who has branched out into fiction ("You get to kill off who you want!"), an... Read more

Masaman Curry!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

Tasted homemade curry a couple months agao and have been trying to duplicate the excellent experience ever since... With vastly varying results.... mostly resulting in too hot, so I've had to dilute and dilute and dilute using vegetables (w... Read more


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