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  • Clearing Up?

    12/6/2016 12:40:22 AM, by MCJULIEO

    After a wet and cold day almost all day, just as the time of sunset approached... And we actually HAD a sunset in the tiny strip of sky that... Read more

  • Austin

    12/4/2016 11:32:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know there are other cities that pride themselves on their weirdness (Asheville, NC, and Portland, OR, at least), but Austin Texas has a specia... Read more

  • I May Have Overdone It Yesterday

    12/3/2016 11:30:29 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My knee ached when I woke up this morning, so I may have overdone it yesterday.... I didn't INTEND to, but sometimes it happens. Every week ... Read more

  • Small Pleasures are Good!

    12/3/2016 12:52:53 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I just ate an apple called Envy...it wasn't particularly large but it was firm and crisp and very sweet.... And very satisfying. I don... Read more

  • No Make-Up! No Lace! But still Girly!

    12/1/2016 9:42:45 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, that manicure I gave myself yesterday is still working its residual effect on me, and I still feel like the Girly-Girly Pod People may have... Read more

  • A Girly Feeling

    11/30/2016 11:37:56 PM, by MCJULIEO

    What is it about a manicure that makes a person feel girly? I almost never wear nail polish but felt in a festive mood and painted my nails ... Read more

  • Eight Points!!!

    11/29/2016 9:56:27 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today started out dreary and dark, and I thought the day was going to be drizzly and wet, but by midmorning the sun had burned away the clouds, ... Read more

  • Woo Hoo! (Some) Missions Accomplished!!!

    11/28/2016 9:40:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Have you ever dreaded something so much that you kept putting it off, .... and putting it off... and putting it off??? Naaah! Me neither....... Read more

  • Every Day is Precious

    11/27/2016 11:54:24 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Our minister was sick this morning, and so the day was a little different from the usual, but very satisfying... we had a guest speaker who is a ... Read more

  • New Week

    11/27/2016 11:47:10 AM, by F8CONE8

    So today is Sunday and I am starting to feel human again. I have to say being ill is no fun and I don't like it. So, I vow to do all I can to s... Read more

  • Back Home Again

    11/27/2016 12:17:48 AM, by MCJULIEO

    The drive back across Texas from Houston was uneventful, and we made it home in a much shorter time than it had taken us in the pre-Thanksgiving ... Read more

  • Time With Family Is a Journey (with Traffic)

    11/25/2016 9:00:21 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Black Friday was pretty wild here in Houston, and I hardly got out in it at all.... Since my brother and sis-in-law and I try to take my 95 year ... Read more

  • Not Awful, but Not Fabulous Either

    11/24/2016 10:24:45 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I ate too much at our Thanksgiving feast today... Worse than in previous years that I've been on Sparkpeople.... In other words, the turkey ... Read more

  • Terrible Traffic, So Grateful

    11/23/2016 11:06:54 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We drove from San Antonio to Houston this afternoon, and Wowsers! The Interstate highway was so packed that it took us close to 4 hours, instead ... Read more

  • Big Blah! Big Rah!

    11/22/2016 11:58:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I went to SAM's big box store this afternoon and walked all around the enormous store... I used the shopping cart kind of like a walker to help m... Read more

  • BIG Accomplishment

    11/21/2016 7:57:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that it doesn't sound like much, but I got my flu shot today! Knowing that I'll be around a bunch of elderly people over the coming h... Read more

  • Cold Front, Long Sleeves!

    11/20/2016 11:26:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I am delighted to report that it actually was cool enough this morning to break out a sweater to wear to church! What a delight! And though I kno... Read more

  • Another Good Thing About Thanksgiving

    11/20/2016 12:51:54 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I love Thanksgiving... I love the history. I love the food. I love the traditions, I even love the college football (Gig 'em, Aggies!) And, of co... Read more

  • That Blackberry Sorbet Was No Fluke!

    11/18/2016 10:26:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, the cold front roared in like a lamb, leaving an absolutely GORGEOUS day, and it was still warm this afternoon so I whizzed up another batc... Read more

  • Cold Front Coming

    11/17/2016 9:00:58 PM, by MCJULIEO

    There's a cold, wet front due in here tonight, and so I decided this may be my last chance to enjoy fresh sorbet... And I just happened to h... Read more

  • A Valiant Effort

    11/17/2016 12:24:03 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Today was my opportunity to teach two groups of school age kids a craft while their mothers were in Bible study, and boy-oh-boy! I bit off a bit ... Read more

  • MORE Apples!

    11/15/2016 9:04:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I've had a wonderful day, starting with Bible Study, and getting to visit my friend undergoing chemo and radiation therapy for the entire afterno... Read more


    11/14/2016 7:34:35 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Now that we're back to slightly warmer weather, my thoughts ran straight to making sorbet from the peaches that I had frozen back in September...... Read more

  • Snack Attack

    11/13/2016 11:13:54 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Snacking was what brought me down yesterday with meals that were perfectly balanced for nutrients and calories, but nervous snacking on whatever ... Read more

  • Videos of the Mariachi Hip Hop Country Band

    11/12/2016 7:23:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I mentioned the mariachi band that I would like to see at the Texas Library Association conference next spring, but didn't post any video links y... Read more

  • Beautiful Rainy Day

    11/12/2016 12:53:24 PM, by F8CONE8

    I love it when it rains. I have a built-in excuse to spend time in the studio with no worries. So, when I look out the window and see the overc... Read more

  • Fusion Mariachis???

    11/12/2016 12:58:42 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm working on a committee organizing a big conference in San Antonio for next spring.... And since this conference has been held in San Anton... Read more

  • Good Day Today

    11/11/2016 12:22:29 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I drove myself on I-35 today to get to San Antonio, and had no feeling of danger while I was driving, though I still used a walker at my destinat... Read more

  • Today's Headlines Are All Over the Map

    11/9/2016 2:05:10 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't watch the election results last night and so was surprised when I woke up to find the deluge of news reports and how wildly they differ ... Read more

  • Not Poll Watching

    11/8/2016 11:35:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I've been praying all day for our country, and just do not have the enthusiasm to check the election returns as they come in tonight... Tomo... Read more

  • Praying for Our Country

    11/7/2016 8:19:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We held a special prayer meeting at church last night as we face the election this Tuesday, and the prayers were fervent and sincere without nami... Read more

  • Nineteen for Lunch

    11/5/2016 6:19:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Much of the family was able to gather for the big family birthday bash..... From my 95 year young mother to a not quite 2 year old, there were ni... Read more

  • Gallivanting Isn't As Easy As It Used to Be

    11/4/2016 6:59:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm in Houston celebrating both my brother's and my mother's birthdays, and since my mom turned 95, it's really a BIG DEAL, so we're going out to... Read more

  • So Far, So Good

    11/3/2016 11:37:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I had a delightful day, especially good since my knee pain didn't keep me from doing the things that I wanted to do... I really don't think that ... Read more

  • Physical Therapy

    11/2/2016 11:41:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My knee felt much, much better today. I went in for my first appointment of physical therapy, and even though my pain around the knee is much be... Read more

  • Medical Leave

    11/1/2016 11:54:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, I didn't expect to need health insurance, but I spent a large part of the day being probed and palpated by an orthopedic surgeon today, bec... Read more

  • Halloween

    10/31/2016 9:34:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Halloween used to be one of my favorite days... Now, as a Christian seeking to honor God, I find that the thrill of gruesomeness and gore le... Read more

  • So Sleepy

    10/30/2016 10:57:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't do anything energetic or demanding today, but I am SO sleepy I can hardly stand it.... Tomorrow, I will tackle laundry and clutter!... Read more

  • Politics Oh No!

    10/30/2016 11:35:31 AM, by F8CONE8

    Between the overcast skies and the nastiness of Facebook I have been a little depressed lately. I had an epiphany last night. Why am I letting ... Read more

  • Other Peoples' Grandchildren

    10/29/2016 8:47:47 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, I had an opportunity to excuse myself from my friend's grandchildren's recital today.... actually it was an INFORMAL recital; that is, loca... Read more

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