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  • More Gardening

    3/23/2018 10:36:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The gardening bug has afflicted more people than just me..... The local nursery and the outdoor departments at Walmart and Home Depot are selling... Read more

  • Glorious Day

    3/22/2018 11:21:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that the northeast is getting hammered by a blizzard right now, but south Texas weather cannot be any more beautiful right now (we will be... Read more

  • Next Step Gardening

    3/21/2018 10:30:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Spring is really progressing around here, with a sunshiny heat that makes me wonder if my airconditioning is broken! I went back to the nurs... Read more

  • Hug Your Loved Ones!

    3/21/2018 12:18:19 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My daughter texted me this alarming news first thing this morning: "Shooting at Great Mills HS this morning. News is sketchy, but 1-2 injure... Read more

  • Small Victories

    3/20/2018 12:25:45 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Big shocker when I weighed this morning.... I was up TWO POUNDS! With no obvious reasons, I have chosen to consider it an anomaly, and just perse... Read more

  • Potluck Ambush

    3/18/2018 11:55:33 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I SHOULD have planned better for the potluck lunch today after church. I really should have! I brought a delicious green salad, and I COULD ... Read more

  • Bushed! Tomato Bushed!

    3/18/2018 12:20:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Wonder of wonders! It just so happened that I was able to piggyback my request for mushroom compost on a friend with a pickup truck and a need f... Read more

  • Spring is Official

    3/17/2018 12:53:36 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's official! The mesquite trees have started to sprout their lacy foliage, and everybody in Texas knows THAT means that there will be no more f... Read more

  • Made MeSmile

    3/13/2018 11:04:41 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Sparker IRENESHOCKLEY posted this as her status today, and I couldn't help laughing out loud. Read more

  • Blearily Dealing With Daylight Savings

    3/11/2018 10:22:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I set my watch ahead for Daylight Savings Time to re-commence last night, so that I would go to bed earlier than usual, but I didn't sleep all th... Read more

  • The Expedition

    3/10/2018 11:19:59 PM, by MCJULIEO

    When you are in a wheelchair, as my mother is, every time she gets out of her independent living facility is an expedition, but today i was able ... Read more


    3/9/2018 10:20:27 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Aha! Oh Frabjous Day! The bluebonnet wildflowers were out along the highways of Texas today as I drove from San Marcos to Houston .... traf... Read more

  • Ready for Bed

    3/9/2018 12:04:50 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I had a busy day, and got a lot done, but I need to go to bed and let the cares of the day float away with my consciousness... Spring Break ... Read more

  • Interesting Evening with Professional Librarians

    3/8/2018 12:43:55 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Last night I accepted an invitation to a soiree at the Texas State Library and Archives for the opening of a new exhibit of various treasures hel... Read more


    3/7/2018 12:08:50 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Today, when I went to vote in the Texas primary elections, I noticed at my precinct several clusters of political fans lined up outside the build... Read more

  • Harbinger of Spring

    3/5/2018 10:15:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I actually got outside and attacked my shrubbery today, clipping back (some might say "chopping") the bushes that have gotten WAY overgrown, and ... Read more

  • Chocolate Ban

    3/4/2018 9:42:01 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I love chocolate, and I have enjoyed it in small doses successfully in the past... however, since I've realized that my good habits are sliding t... Read more

  • Gobbledegook

    3/3/2018 11:34:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I went to the cell phone store today, and tried to upgrade my phone.... of course it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, and I wound up havi... Read more

  • Planning Ahead

    3/2/2018 11:18:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I crock-potted a pork roast today for many, many meals to come in the next week.... The larger chunk I put in the crockpot with onions and celery... Read more

  • Sweet Friends

    3/2/2018 12:58:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's so good to be able to get together with old friends.... And it's so good to have a really good restaurant nearby.. And if that res... Read more

  • Silver Lining to a Dark Cloud

    2/28/2018 2:19:47 PM, by MCJULIEO

    A few years ago a good friend moved away from here to Georgia, way too far away! Last week her mother died and the funeral was scheduled fo... Read more

  • Back to the Grocery Store (A DIFFERENT One)

    2/21/2018 11:47:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    After yesterday's mortifying experience I went to a different grocery store for a bunch of really great specials, perhaps for even too MANY speci... Read more

  • Aghast at the Grocery Store

    2/20/2018 11:06:35 PM, by MCJULIEO

    At the grocery store today, I had a mortifying experience.... after getting a great start in the produce area, I worked my way through the seafoo... Read more

  • Staying Positive

    2/19/2018 6:10:15 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm staying positive, How about you?... Read more

  • Can You Identify?

    2/19/2018 12:24:16 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Oh, yes!... Read more

  • Paved With Good Intentions

    2/17/2018 10:03:38 PM, by MCJULIEO

    They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and I have to say that my upward mobility, health wise, is crtainly derailed when I don'... Read more

  • Long Day

    2/16/2018 12:31:07 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I woke up knowing that the exterminator was due in about an hour to come treat the house, so I expedited my morning ablutions and tried to get ev... Read more

  • Wrong Planet!

    2/14/2018 8:53:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Seems like a drastic weight loss plan........ Read more

  • Meet the Candidates

    2/13/2018 10:03:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, I guess it's that time again, when candidates are coming out of the woodwork in order to convince us that they, and ONLY they, can be the (... Read more

  • Urban Bricks Pizza

    2/12/2018 11:29:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    On my first trip to the Urban Bricks Pizza place near my house, I was favorably impressed. The pizza wasn't too big, slightly bigger than a ... Read more

  • Some Wins and Some Not So Victorious Moments

    2/11/2018 11:21:46 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I drove the 3 hours back home from Houston this afternoon by myself, listening to a recorded book, totally going with the flow of vehicles... I d... Read more

  • Winter Olympics

    2/10/2018 10:49:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm watching these events with bulging eyes and my heart in my throat, and I tell myself that some of these athletes must be INSANE to start at t... Read more

  • Helping Mom

    2/10/2018 12:06:10 AM, by MCJULIEO

    As a youngster, I knew I could always count on my mother to be there, to encourage me, to correct me, to set me straight .... she's 96 now, and w... Read more

  • Foods I decline trick

    2/9/2018 6:41:55 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I’ve been taking a photo of “foods I declined,” and it’s been positive so far because after I take the pic and walk away it’s off my mind. It’s l... Read more

  • More Travel

    2/8/2018 11:23:46 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Off I went, across Texas, this afternoon, to spend the weekend with my mother who had some harrowing health adventures while I was so far away in... Read more

  • Success Depends on Your (My) "Now"

    2/7/2018 2:09:57 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We all have such great intentions, and sometimes quite lofty goals (for example, "I will lose 40 pounds before my class reunion in October") but ... Read more

  • New Before Pics

    2/7/2018 12:42:27 PM, by WOLFKITTY

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  • Very Handy Handyman Trick

    2/6/2018 11:10:18 PM, by MCJULIEO

    In attempting to replace a lightbulb the other day, I could not get the bulb to screw into the socket.... after some moments of futility I realiz... Read more

  • Got kinda high on exercise

    2/6/2018 12:42:00 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    So it's been awhile since I consistently exercised. This weekend I joined a friend and went back to the gym for the first time in years. And the ... Read more

  • Small Goals

    2/5/2018 11:13:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't get Everything done that I wanted to today, but I got SOME of it done... And I feel as if I got a fresh start on some things that were g... Read more

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