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My House is Rebelling Against Me

Sunday, May 17, 2015      4 comments

If you're a fan of "Charmed", you know that there were several episodes in which the house rebelled against the 3 sisters. I feel the same way. First we had a flood in the bathroom. So, we installed drainage (thousands of dollars). Now... Read more


Thursday, April 30, 2015      3 comments

This month we received 8 inches of rain, which is more than twice our usual amount. We've been in a drought for years in Texas so we're grateful for every drop of rain. Unfortunately to me it seems that all that rain came right through our ... Read more

3 County Doctor Who and Literary Tour

Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday we did a little road trip and visited 3 county seats. We started at our home county seat of Denton, TX, where we celebrated #DoctorWhoDayDenton Read more

Those Old Knees

Thursday, January 08, 2015      6 comments

I'm blogging from the surgery waiting room at our local hospital in Grapevine, TX. Hub's had his left knee replaced twice. Today he had his right knee scoped. He just had foot surgery in November, so hopefully we're all done with medical ... Read more

It's Official: I Lost 3 Pounds Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Saturday, December 27, 2014      5 comments

And it wasn't easy, Sparkers. I think blogging every day helped keep me focused. I want to give a huge shout out to: SIMPLELIFE4REAL ALEXTHEHUN MILPAM3 MOM2ACAT TWEETYKC00 CAKAROO NASFKAB DAIZYSTARLITE and to everyone... Read more

Day 30: I Wore My Mixer Out

Thursday, December 25, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday I made two types of cookies and a carrot cake for Christmas parties. My poor handheld mixer was grumbling a bit through the cookies. By the time we got to the icing for the cake it was smoking. Yes, dear readers, I wore out my handh... Read more

Day 29: Cookies

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday was a busy day of wrap up. Not presents -- no -- just wrapping up client projects. I got up early and got my workout in. With so much to do, I brought my laptop to my 9 am hair appointment. My poor stylist was so busy that he must ... Read more

Day 28: Home Made Pot Roast

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      6 comments

My hub, John, had a roast and all the ingredients I needed ready to go when I got home from NJ. We hosted a dinner party for some friends last night. I fixed the pot roast, and John made a potato casserole that I saw on on episode of America's... Read more

Day 27: Back Home and Back On The Wagon

Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday I picked up 2 1/2 dozen bagels before I left NJ. I waited for them to come out of the oven. My suitcase still smells like bagels! I dropped a dozen off at my neighbor's house. She has a house full of family in for the holidays.... Read more

Day 26: Fresh Christmas Trees

Sunday, December 21, 2014      2 comments

Last night my niece and my other sister (not the one with the bad shoulder) and I all went to the town we grew up in. We drove my niece by our old house and went to Eagle Rock Reservation, which overlooks NYC. The view is incredible. After 9/... Read more

Day 25: Recovery

Saturday, December 20, 2014      4 comments

For all you youngsters reading this, please show a little appreciation for your body and how quickly it can heal. For us older folks, we reach a point somewhere between our 30's and 50's where we just don't bounce back as faster. Maybe it ... Read more

Day 25: Caretaking

Thursday, December 18, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday my sister was operated for her shoulder. It seems to run in the family! Anyway, it was a very long day but fortunately she wasn't in any pain yesterday. Those nerve blockers are great. By this morning it had worn off, so I fed her ... Read more

Day 24: Historic Cognac

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      6 comments

Last night my sister and I opened a bottle of cognac. It was a very special bottle. Our father, who died in 1977, purchased it in France, possibly during our parent's honeymoon. It was 40 years old then, so this bottle was probably 100 years ... Read more

Day 23: Bagels

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      1 comments

Today I'm taking a break from life in Texas and flying to NJ to help my sister out. She's having some minor surgery and I want to be there to drive her around and look after her. She goes to a great bar class and hopefully I'll get there i... Read more

Day 22: Seeing Results! Check Out These Numbers

Monday, December 15, 2014      3 comments

Week 1: Weight 170, Thanksgiving Week Week 2: 4 business lunches Week 3: 6 parties and 1 wedding (5 days in a row -- yes, 2 parties in one night) Today: Weight 168 I claim this as a huge victory!! ... Read more

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