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A Warm Day
Saturday, January 23, 2021      4 comments

After some cool/cold days when it was wonderful to start the day with a hot pot of tea and the day is made better by bowls of steaming soup or stew and fresh loaves of home baked bread, today was warm and I had to mentally switch gears back to f... Read more
Garden Time
Thursday, January 21, 2021      6 comments

Seeing those bluebonnet plants yesterday made my gardening heart kick into life.... I can remember many Januarys spent poring over seed catalogs and fantasizing about what to plant and when to plant it..... nowadays many garden centers have many... Read more
Freeway Follies Distinguish Between Friends and Fiends
Wednesday, January 20, 2021      7 comments

My drive home from Houston today was almost cut short by the 975 law enforcement vehicles on the Katy Freeway this afternoon.... There were Houston police and Harris and Fort Bend county sheriffs, and constables from who-knows-where, at least a ... Read more
Third Time’s the Charm!
Wednesday, January 20, 2021      9 comments

Anyone remember the little boy in the Little House on the Prairie books who was so desperate to get his public recitation at school correct, that he totally bombed, saying, “If at first you don’t fricassee, fry, fry again!”?? Well after our... Read more
Back to the Bunny House!
Monday, January 18, 2021      6 comments

I didn’t have a chance to try that bread recipe again, with fresh from the store flour (everything else was cleared of suspicion to make flatbread), but... Read more
Another Failure Without Shame
Sunday, January 17, 2021      9 comments

Today I mixed up my favorite bread recipe, and carefully followed the instructions, .... But ALAS! Another almost hockey puck! The bread dough was never sticky the way it was supposed to be.... the gluten never formed, and so the bread matr... Read more
Success Despite Failure
Saturday, January 16, 2021      10 comments

My brother’s wife apparently thinks I’m some kind of domestic guru (Hahaha!), and that I know everything about baking bread at home (DOUBLE Hahaha!) and though we’ve baked some delicious bread together in the past, the loaves we made today were ... Read more
I’m in Houston With Family
Friday, January 15, 2021      10 comments

It’s amazing how much you can maintain when you are away from home.... I had to work to make sure that I got 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, but I did it... When I realized that I hadn’t walked today and it was almost dark out, I MADE ... Read more
Not the Best Look For Me
Thursday, January 14, 2021      10 comments

To be honest, I loved being pregnant with each of my children, and while I WAS pregnant, I didn’t even REALLY mind LOOKING pregnant..... But that w... Read more
Pretty Cool Project for a Pretty and Cool Day
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      12 comments

Even though I have been making paper flowers from the pages of old books for quite a few years now, I have put off making this particular style because ... Read more
End of the Season
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      10 comments

Fall is officially done..... and College Football is officially over as of tonight. almost done, a week ago in my front yard ... Read more
Snow- It’s A Big Deal Here
Sunday, January 10, 2021      14 comments

The forecast said that it would be cold and wet here today, and it was all across Texas, but by early afternoon I was receiving animated text messages from my kids, with photos of snow coming down and piling up, and obligatory FaceTime calls to ... Read more
Quotations Worth Remembering , All From SP!
Saturday, January 09, 2021      13 comments

Have you had a chance to just browse through all the graphic interpretations of the well known (and some not so well known) quotations on SPARKPEOPLE??? ... Read more
Still Legal but Worth It Even if Not
Friday, January 08, 2021      12 comments

I rendezvoused with a good friend for an early dinner tonight, and we visited for almost FOUR HOURS..... it had been a long time since the last time I had had the opportunity to be with this friend, and we refreshed one another’s souls. ... Read more
Is Four Enough For a Streak?
Thursday, January 07, 2021      11 comments

Even though the weather forecast said that there was 100% chance of rain today, and I pretty much wrote off my day as a continuance to my3 days in a row of walking, by 2pm it was sunshiny (!!!) so I counted it as a Cosmic Confirmation that yes, ... Read more

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