Saturday, October 27, 2018


In my quest to find a couple pairs of jeans and not pay full retail, I have been haunting the local salvation army and goodwill stores.  Jeans are apparently in high demand... So I've not found any.

Today while the kids were working the pet adoption event, DH and I were able to go to the aforementioned stores.  Still no jeans  but I decided to look for a hoodie.

That's when I saw it, a dark hoodie, or was it a jacket? It looked dark green in the store lighting  but was actually black.  It was in my size.  It also said. Carhartt on the tag!  Carhartt is good stuff and typically expensive.

I latched onto it   $8 out the door.  It retails new for $75. This one is just getting broken in. No damage to it at all.

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Fall has always been my  favorite time of year.  And it is in full swing here in  Texasas.  The temps have dropped  the  A/C is off, the windows are open,  and the rains have come.

Tonight is damp and chilly, and too cold for ice cream for dessert.  So instead I opted for a cup of hot chocolate!  It was a nice change of pace.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Small update on life

This ancient oak has weathered many a storm, and I shall weather this one.
Some of you out there have been wondering where I've been.  Well, life has turned somewhat chaotic of late, and we have decided to sell our home, and downsize.  Most of my time lately has been spent packing the house up into storage units (again!), and cleaning and painting anything that doesn't move!

As things progress, I will try to keep folks updated when I can.  And if you have my regular email, you're welcome to email me.  Take care, my friends!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Rain at last!

It's been a hot, dry summer here.  Not unusual in Texas, but this week we caught a break.  Since Wednesday, we have had 1.75" rain, most of that falling today.  If the current band of rain would just drift about ten miles east, we'd probably get another 2-3"!

Still, the Silverado Sage is blooming like mad, a good indicator of rain incoming.  I'm both ecstatic over the rain, and the cooler (relatively speaking) temps.  I find I am secretly hoping for an early Fall.

My current home project is to get some of the rooms here repainted.  We had originally thought to go with a shade of blue, but since we decided not to replace the laminate, we changed our paint plan, and are just using the regular Navajo White color which is already in most of the house.  It's simple, attractive, and I already have a couple gallons of it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hard to believe it's August in Texas!

After the unexpected and much needed rainfall this week, where we got almost an inch, I was surprised to step outside in the dawn, to find it actually COOL!  Yesterday dawned at 67*, and today was even better!  66*F, and much lower than normal humidity!

Since the summer solstice has come and gone over a month ago, I feel I can safely say, Winter Is Coming!  Oh, I know this mild glorious weather won't last long, a couple of days at most, but it is the hint of days to come.  And it gives hope to those of us who live in the South, that one day, perhaps soon, we will enter the second season of the year, Not Air Conditioner Season!