It was the best of times.
It was the worst of times.
It was School.
We're honoring graduates around here. They look so young from my elevated position of age... or from my position of elevated age... whatever. They just look YOUNG!
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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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