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Hot Dog! College Football!

Thursday, September 03, 2015      8 comments

I really like college football, and would even go as far as to say that I LOVE Texas A&M football (it comes in a close second to Texas A&M women's soccer), and I have been waiting MONTHS for this week to come! This weekend my beloved Texas ... Read more

Shopping Today

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      6 comments

The Labor Day sales have already started, and even though I have resisted buying any clothes for a long time, I actually spent time shopping today. It was part fun and part ordeal.... I enjoyed LOOKING at all the racks, and was not entirely... Read more

Back to School

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      8 comments

Well, all of the schools are back in session again, even the private schools, and students are settling back into some semblance of normalcy.... Texas high school football has already started around here, too, with all its pageantry and hoopla. ... Read more

A Few Thoughts to End the Summer

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      8 comments

Just thinking that September starts tomorrow! ... Read more

Worst Combination Ever

Sunday, August 30, 2015      4 comments

A dear friend lost his wife to cancer about 10 years ago and we all grieved with him. Then about two years ago he started dating a very nice lady, whom he married about almost a year ago. They are a lovely couple. But just yesterday his son... Read more

Strange Meals

Sunday, August 30, 2015      10 comments

Do you have corners of your cupboards and refrigerator that are stocked with mystery food? I do, and freely admit that excavation must be done before I realize just what all I have... SO, I'm making an effort to eat up the things that hav... Read more

Back to Being a Morning Person

Friday, August 28, 2015      8 comments

I used to be a morning person. I loved mornings! But then I got married.... and my DH was a Night Person, which was hard for him, since he worked long hours and had to get up early in the morning anyway.... and even though he was just getti... Read more

Miniscule Progress is Still Progress

Thursday, August 27, 2015      5 comments

Woke up late after getting to bed late last night.... BUT I ate my usual breakfast, even though it was almost time for my usual lunch (I DID mention that I had gotten to bed super late, didn't I?) And then when it became time to e... Read more

What Happened to Our Start Page???

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      9 comments

Something has happened to our Start Page! And I had just gotten SO comfortable with it, too! It doesn't look the same, and some things have disappeared altogether! Many things are still there, but I can't find my Review Goals graphic f... Read more

Catching Up

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

Being gone to visit my mother left me a bunch of stuff that needed attention when I got back home again.... But reading so many sparkblogs has left me newly encouraged about my eating and exercising and positive lifestyle changes, and al... Read more

Baby Smiles

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      6 comments

My brother's 2 month old granddaughter had to have surgery on her skull last Friday, and it went so well that I got to see her at home today... And she was a darling! I've never seen such a smiley baby! Not one so young! There's just ... Read more

50s Party

Sunday, August 23, 2015      5 comments

My mother's apartment complex is for Senior Citizens, but though their years are many (Mom is almost 94), they still think young. Last night they had a Fifties Sock Hop, with music from the 50s, food from the 50s, an Elvis impersonator, hula hoo... Read more

Glad I Went

Saturday, August 22, 2015      8 comments

Yesterday afternoon Winston Churchill's great grandson, Jonathan Sandys, spoke here at my mother's senior housing complex, and we sat on the second row. An excellent speaker, he kept our attention as he regaled us with story after story of ... Read more

Rainy Day

Friday, August 21, 2015      10 comments

Houston is wet today, and so all the things that I wanted to do are not as appealing to my mother as they were. We ARE planning on hearing Winston Churchill's great grandson speak here this afternoon, but in the meantime, we have a rainy day to... Read more

Pouring Down Rain

Thursday, August 20, 2015      4 comments

The skies opened up on me, but possibly not on my house, which needs rain badly... Well, not necessarily the house but the yard.... Typical summer in Texas, hot and dry. I left home near San Antonio and headed for Houston and had rain the W... Read more


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