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Thanksgiving with a Twist
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      15 comments

I'm thankful for my family being resilient when things aren't going as planned. For the first time since our children were born (both adults with teen and pre-teen children now) we will not spend Thanksgiving together due to COVID-19. Our son ha... Read more
The Two Sisters
Saturday, October 31, 2020      12 comments

I wrote this for my sister and she laughed so hard, almost wet her pants! Happy Halloween everyone! emoticon ... Read more
Ghosts, Ghoulies, and Two Girls
Friday, October 30, 2020      12 comments

I think it was the year 1963. I dressed up as Casper the Ghost with the plastic mask and matching outfit and my little three year old sister dressed up as Tweety Bird. It was dusk, and we went down the street to a friend's house to trick or tre... Read more
We Have a Plan for the Owl
Monday, October 26, 2020      15 comments

Well, we have ordered two different owl decoys from Amazon for the backyard. I am amazed this little owl doesn't frighten easily! It was out again last night. I also have a heavy duty, very strong flashlight to use, and my gag gift, "Old Lady Ap... Read more
The Great Horned Owl
Sunday, October 25, 2020      13 comments

I didn't see it at first. How could I have missed it? When I let Miss Molly out at dusk yesterday evening, I stepped out on our patio at the back door. She ran to the birdbath near our wood fence lined with mature crepe myrtles to do part 1 of h... Read more
The Weather Just Went Like
Friday, October 23, 2020      9 comments

Wow! The temperature changed 37 degrees colder from yesterday! A cold front blew in with heavy rain, powerful thunderstorms, and strong winds all throughout the wee hours and it's been very blustery all day today. Over the weekend, it's suppose... Read more
Carpe diem
Thursday, October 22, 2020      9 comments

Yesterday I was reminiscing and feeling happily nostalgic with fun and favorite childhood memories, so thank you for letting me just write away and sharing your own favorite childhood memories! I enjoyed reading them. Someone left the comment "C... Read more
Childhood Memories
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      12 comments

I have many favorite kid memories! I was born in a tiny town in Texas and was blessed to have my parents, grandparents, six aunts (my dad's sisters) ranging from 9 to 19 years old and a few cousins in the same west Texas town. The older aunts p... Read more
The Chili Cook-Off Dilemma
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      14 comments

emoticon Chili---ahhhh, so, so good this time of year. We didn't attend the Chili cook-off, due to the pandemic... Read more
Things I Learned as an Elementary School Principal
Sunday, October 18, 2020      15 comments

I love kids and wanted to make a difference. That is the reason I got into education. There have been tears, joking, affirming, loving, laughing and more through the years. I learned how important it was to take care of myself physically, emotio... Read more
Random List of Thirteen Things About Me
Saturday, October 17, 2020      12 comments

Random List of Thirteen Things About Me 1) I am left handed 2) I am extremely directionally challenged and have a close relationship with my GPS. 3) I've been to Stirling Castle in Scotland but have yet to watch Braveheart because we w... Read more
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Thursday, October 15, 2020      8 comments

After a somewhat stressful DMV experience (not to mention the extremely angry man in line yelling at the worker because apparently he had been there 4 other times and said he was told 4 different things and was soooo mad), I decided to stop at T... Read more
Driver's License Renewal Tip
Wednesday, October 14, 2020      11 comments

My driver's license was set to expire May19th and due to COVID-19, had to scheduled an appointment. The earliest date was October 13th! Couldn't believe the line wrapped around the side of the building to the front, and was pretty dejected, beca... Read more
Dogs Can Climb Trees
Monday, October 12, 2020      12 comments

I did not know a dog could climb a tree until yesterday. Who knew? Molly dog was determined to get that pesky squirrel (not yet named) and I really don't blame her, but it scared me to death! She took one jump and literally shimmied up the oak t... Read more
Sweater Weather
Saturday, October 10, 2020      3 comments

The high today is supposed to be 88 degrees and 95 tomorrow, but this is Texas, so to us, it's better than the dog days of summer with 100 degree temps. Still, not cool enough for Fall, and I'm so ready for sweater weather! Bring out the skinn... Read more

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