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Cookie Swap!
Thursday, December 12, 2019      6 comments

Yes! Our church ladies group held its annual cookie swap today, and I attended! But I didn’t take cookies to swap, and I didn’t eat even ONE cookie! I didn’t even drink any wassail either! So there were no regrets! There ARE no regrets! ... Read more
Checklists?
Wednesday, December 11, 2019      8 comments

Do you keep checklists, or To Do lists? I do.... but they change regularly according to how stressed I am.... right now, I’m wrestling with the desire to please everyone with heroic acts of seasonal obligations, OR to cast all that FOL-de-r... Read more
A Sorrow Shared
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      10 comments

It’s going to be a rough next couple of days.... I Have a friend whose son-in-law just passed way from a massive heart attack... he was overweight, but otherwise in very good health, even though he had abused his body quite a bit in his earlier ... Read more
Expecting a Cold Front
Monday, December 09, 2019      7 comments

Today it got up to 80 degrees... tomorrow the high is predicted to be 50! Yay! Instead of wearing shorts, I get to wear a sweater! FINALLY I get to break out some of the parts of my wardrobe which sits forlorn and unworn. I know that... Read more
Something I Can Do!
Sunday, December 08, 2019      9 comments

The Bible describes the New Testament disciple, Barnabas, as a man of encouragement, someone who naturally came alongside others and coaxed and urged them to be who they were called to be, the best version of themselves in service to the Lord an... Read more
Jumped Into the Christmas Spirit With Both Feet
Saturday, December 07, 2019      8 comments

Gist of this eek... Bacon wrapped quail appetizers at a Christmas party that just happened to take place on my birthday...! Most gourmet birthday EVER! Spent yesterday helping a homeschool mom teach her FOUR BOYS how to make some folded pa... Read more
Day Well Spent
Friday, December 06, 2019      11 comments

Kids can be so energizing! Their eyes so bright, and with such stimulating questions, they can really make you want to keep up with them! And kids can be so enervating! Just watching their unstopping energy and listening to their multi-deci... Read more
Party Time!
Thursday, December 05, 2019      11 comments

Today is my birthday.... but the party I attended tonight had nothing to do with me.... my friend, another widow, was supposed to attend a fancy dinner party in Austin, and she didn’t want to make the hour drive each way by herself so she asked ... Read more
Yikes! I Need a Plumber.... Again!
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      8 comments

In the category of When It Rains It Pours, I discovered another small lake in my yard... There I was, enjoying the beautiful 75 degree sunshiny afternoon, when I happened to notice a wet place in my side yard.... the closer I got, the wett... Read more
Good Day
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      9 comments

The weather was so gorgeous that I worked in the garage much of the afternoon.... it was sunshiny and 75 degrees, and since the garage is a hot-as-Hades No Man’s Land much of the year, I like to grab my opportunities when they present themselves... Read more
Back to Reality
Monday, December 02, 2019      5 comments

While visiting family, my son introduced me to his virtual reality headset and some programs that use it, and I am blown away by it.... my grasp of reality is certainly expanded, and perhaps shaken irrevocably... Besides the novelty of donn... Read more
The Delicious Goes On
Saturday, November 30, 2019      10 comments

Thanksgiving (the holiday) is over, but the good food keeps on going, and since there has been SO MUCH good to choose from, the leftovers have been fabulous! My daughter, the hostess, says that we were only about 15 people short, for the ... Read more
A Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 29, 2019      8 comments

Did you have a great Thanksgiving? Surrounded by all my children and all THEIR children, I did. With the precision and single mindedness of an army at war, we 7 adults managed to produce and serve a spectacular Thanksgiving lunch in time fo... Read more
Holiday Waze
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      9 comments

Last night I slept on the sofa at my son’s house so that we could get an early start on our trip to Fort Worth from Austin.....and the drive on I-35 is one of the busiest (and most dangerous) in the country, so it’s not a particularly fun drive.... Read more
O, Plumber, Wherefore Art Thou?
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      6 comments

Miracle of Miracles, my plumber called at 8am and said he was loading up his truck and heading my way to deal with the alarming unexpected lake in my yard that necessitated my turning off the water to the house yesterday afternoon, and living pr... Read more

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