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Dither Mode

Thursday, December 18, 2014      1 comments

Holiday Season. So much to do. Mother is coming. It's time to stop dithering!... Read more

Still Wondering

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      5 comments

Saw a real live SWAT team, or as close to it as I've ever been, in action today, but I don't know what was going on.... maybe will find out on the news tonight... Flashing lighted police cars blockaded I-35 as headed south through our town ... Read more

Luncheon, then Other Activities

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      4 comments

My beloved buddies from our Craft Play Day group decided to go out to lunch today, rather than actually doing some crafts...I am so grateful to have friends who accept me the way I am... it was a good time, and even though we DID have a hot spin... Read more

Yikes! Mom is Coming!

Monday, December 15, 2014      3 comments

I have one week to get ready for my mother and her best friend coming to spend the night for two nights! If I become scarce around SP, it's for a good reason!... Read more

'Tis the Season!

Monday, December 15, 2014      4 comments

Went to a Christmas program at a big Baptist church here in Houston this afternoon, with a full choir (probably about 200 voices, and a full orchestra, though there was no harp, but they DID have timpani!!!), and it was perfectly wonderful! The ... Read more

Along for the Ride

Saturday, December 13, 2014      3 comments

My older brother was driving today (in Houston) in his new car, a fancy one with all sorts of fancy special features, as we were trying to get to the Houston Museum of Natural Science... He dictated the address and the super smart GPS guided us ... Read more

Win Some, Lose Some, Win Some

Friday, December 12, 2014      5 comments

Brought ALL of my Cookie Swap cookies to my mom, except ONE which I did eat and enjoy... so it was a great victory.... BUT, for dinner tonight, we went to eat at a Mexican restaurant, and though it certainly COULD have been worse, I ate pas... Read more

Cookie Swap

Thursday, December 11, 2014      4 comments

Danger! Danger! Christmasl Cookie Swap Ahead! Today is the annual church ladies cookie swap.... Everybody brings 4 dozen cookies. Everybody goes home with cookies, lots of cookies... I used to love it, but this year, after losing the DH, I'... Read more

How to Deal With Stress

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      1 comments

This seemed particularly timely just now... https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=35T8wtmTbVg Edit: I don't know why the link doesn't work, but try searching Youtube for "Stress kittens" or maybe copying and pasting... Read more

Best Birthday Present Ever!

Monday, December 08, 2014      8 comments

I had a birthday last week, and my grown kids offered to take me out to eat (that's a story in itself) but I drove up to Austin to rendezvous with them early, and at one point I got to hold the baby, born 7 weeks ago. As I held him so we co... Read more

No Place Like Home

Saturday, December 06, 2014      5 comments

I live in the heart of Texas, a beautiful tourist destination between San Antonio and Austin.... and this place is full of "colorful" characters, not just MY little part of The Great State, but the whole darn landscape....and by "colorful", I m... Read more

More on Technology

Thursday, December 04, 2014      2 comments

I know there's a proverb which that says 'To err is human,' but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. ― Agatha Christie, Hallowe'en Party If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-butto... Read more

A Few More on Technology

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      3 comments

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. B. F. Skinner Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object. Laurence J. Peter Men have become the tools of their tool... Read more

Cyber Monday

Monday, December 01, 2014      2 comments

Well, ITRIED to take advantage of Cyber Monday, and I carefully scanned lots of websites looking for stuff that I couldn't live without , but came up empty handed... EXCEPT I did try to buy some software that I could download on my new-ish ... Read more

Small Progress

Monday, December 01, 2014      4 comments

Small progress is still PROGRESS, right??? For once, I had the right kind of light bulbs in the right size in the right wattage and a ladder just tall enough to get the important light bulbs replaced in my life. Who knew there could be so m... Read more


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