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Flu Shot? CHECK!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      4 comments

Number One on my To Do List has been retired as of this afternoon: I got my Flu Shot at the local big grocery store, HEB.... Major accomplishment. Many years ago, in fact it was the year that the big flu shot scare spooked lots of othe... Read more
Cool Weather!
Monday, October 16, 2017      5 comments

FINALLY, the temperatures have dropped down into the 60s (and the high was only in the 70s today!!! low in the 50s tomorrow!) This is SUCH a welcome development! It actually means that I don't feel quite so weird having a hot bowl of oatme... Read more
Can't Keep Eyes Open
Monday, October 16, 2017      7 comments

It's usually a good sign that I'm sleepy, if I can't keep my eyes open.... But I'm optimistic that as soon as I hit my pillow that I will fall asleep... It's a hypothesis worth testing, anyway. Good night!... Read more
Sudden Realization- Frostbite!
Saturday, October 14, 2017      7 comments

I just realized one slightly surprising result from all those frozen grapes that I've been eating... (Frozen grapes are the best way that I have found to keep from just inhaling grapes indiscriminately.... I LOVE grapes, but I can't eat them fas... Read more
Recreational Shopping
Friday, October 13, 2017      11 comments

I used to LOVE to shop, but I am not quite so enthusiastic (fashion has left me behind, and I refuse to embrace its ugliness, regardless of Who is wearing it) but ... TODAY I set out with one simple goal: to find a cloth bag of some sort, p... Read more
Celebrating "Gumbo Day"
Thursday, October 12, 2017      9 comments

I don't know whether it's National Gumbo Day or International Gumbo Day or just Sea Island Shrimp House Gumbo Day, but Sea Island Shrimp House offered 99 CENT cups of gumbo (dine in only) today so I took advantage of their offer, but I actually ... Read more
How I Spent My Weekend (at Texas A&M)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      7 comments

Well, it was a great weekend, but I am still pretty bushed, so I'm going to bed as early as I can... Starting on Thursday afternoon, I drove to College Station, TX, home of Texas A&M University, to stay with one of my oldest friends, someon... Read more
Newsflash: Aggies Beat Alabama
Friday, October 06, 2017      5 comments

In futbol (soccer) I was there and saw it! Sheer delight 2-0!... Read more
Packing and More
Thursday, October 05, 2017      10 comments

Right as I was trying get things together for my weekend in College Station (Gig 'em, Aggies! Beat Alabama!), my phone rang, and it was my mother wanting to know the password to her internet router... My mom lives about 180 miles from me, a... Read more
I LOVE the Internet
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      10 comments

When I'm not hating how mesmerizing and enslaving the internet is, I really love it... where else can you find all the Far Side cartoons that you might have forgotten.... The untamed humor of Gary Larsen keeps holding up as Very Funny Stuff... Read more
A Few Binge-Watchings
Monday, October 02, 2017      10 comments

Netflix can really take all day of everyday if you let it.... especially with series, where you can't stop with just ONE! For example, I just discovered "Anne with an E" on Netflix, and after watching the first episode about the Canadian or... Read more
Mapping Out the Week Ahead
Monday, October 02, 2017      12 comments

I'm thinking that if I lay out all the things I want to/need to do this week, that I am less likely to forget something important.... For example, I know that I'm going to visit an old college chum of mine for next weekend, but I need to re... Read more
Slow Days Are OK
Saturday, September 30, 2017      11 comments

Biggest accomplishments of the day were 1) making wise food decisions, and 2) making some phone calls which I needed to make So that's OK.... Except for the chocolate covered almonds I ate (in moderation), everything was Super Nutritio... Read more
Staying Home Feels Good
Friday, September 29, 2017      12 comments

I stayed home today, processing groceries, cut up vegetables for roasting, separating grapes for freezing, cutting up a pineapple for snacking ease later on..... Baked eggplant rounds in the oven with a dash of Italian bread crumbs, and the... Read more
The Fair-est in the Land!
Friday, September 29, 2017      8 comments

There's nothing quite like a county fair to stir up old memories, some good, and some maybe not so good.... I dropped in to the fair this evening to see if I had won anything with my four book craft entries (3 Third Place Ribbons, and 1 Blue Rib... Read more

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