Baby, It’s Cold Outside
By     |    Feb 8, 2019
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Yesterday, as I was tooling around Houston, running errands and doing this and that, the temperature outside was a balmy 76 degrees. Yes, I realize that the rest of the country is preparing to spend this upcoming weekend locked in a deep freeze, but as of yesterday morning, we here in Houston were feeling pretty smug. Insert phone call from the kids’ school. Someone had forgotten something of monumental importance, […]

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My Fat Dog
By     |    Jan 22, 2019
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My Fat Dog

Many of you are well-acquainted with my Fat Dog, aka Charley-Girl, aka Captain Destructo. It’s been a hot minute since I wrote about her. For the most part she has been minding her P’s and Q’s. My fatty is now four and a half years old. There was a time, however, when we didn’t think she’d live to see two. Since one of her kidneys ruptured at 14-months-old, I’ve been […]

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Memory Lane
By     |    Jan 21, 2019
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Memory Lane

So, we’ve almost made it through January. How’s everyone’s year so far? Things over here are trucking right along. Nothing too major to report. I finally got all of my Christmas stuff put away. That was a JOB. However, during my cleanup process this year, I worked in a bit of Spring Cleaning. Any time a deep clean comes around, you know you’re bound to find some buried treasure. That […]

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Yeah…
By     |    Jan 18, 2019
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Yeah…

Photo Credit: Tanya Pabor www.sadieportraits.com I know that I have some quirks…some idiosyncrasies, if you will. Yes, I have enough fans in my bedroom to rank on the Fujita Scale. Yes, I sleep with no less than twelve pillows on my bed. Yes, I have a slightly unhealthy attachment to my Fat Dog. Those are mere irritations compared to the mother of all my pet peeves…. I’m from the South…and […]

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The Party’s Over
By     |    Jan 15, 2019
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The Party’s Over

Turn out the lights…the party’s over… Isn’t that how the old Willie Nelson song goes? That song played over and over and over in my head all day yesterday…yesterday I began the arduous task of un-decorating my house from Christmas. I know many of you are thinking, “WOW…it’s the middle of January!” True…it is. What can I say? I wanted to hold on to that holiday cheer for as long […]

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The Elusive Sandman
By     |    Jan 12, 2019
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The Elusive Sandman

(I truly am buried under all of those blankets AND all the of that fur!) Anyone out there, besides me, have trouble sleeping? I usually don’t have any trouble being sleepy, but I have an incredibly difficult time staying asleep. For the last week (and change), I’ve been dealing with a pretty impressive headache. In fact, ten days ago, I made a little trip to my local Emergency Room to […]

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512-259-MIMI
By     |    Jan 9, 2019
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512-259-MIMI

My family is nearing the sixteen year anniversary of my grandmother’s passing. Wow. Sixteen years. In some ways I cannot believe it has been that long, yet in other ways, it feels like she’s been gone for an eternity. I was incredibly to close her. Mimi. That was her name. I, being the first grandchild, had the privilege of naming her. My mother was hoping for a Grandma or maybe […]

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Happy Birthday, You Hunka-Hunka Burning Love
By     |    Jan 8, 2019
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Happy Birthday, You Hunka-Hunka Burning Love

My husband and I were sleepily snuggled on the couch this morning…yes, we still snuggle…and yes, I know it’s a Tuesday. Our two youngest kiddos were trying to get out of the door for their first day of school after Christmas break. Hubby asks, “Anyone know what day it is?” Days run together on break… Emma popped up and told us it was Tuesday, January 8th. Without hesitation, I chimed […]

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Resolute.
By     |    Jan 7, 2019
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Resolute.

So, how has your first week of 2019 shaped out? Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Have you kept them? I don’t typically make resolutions. Perhaps I have no follow-through. Nah…that can’t be it. I finish what I start…might take me a while, but I get it done. I don’t make resolutions associated with food. We eat fairly well, so that’s an unnecessary resolution. Although, now that I think […]

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Starting Over Again
By     |    Jan 4, 2019
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Starting Over Again

Good Morning, to my faithful few! As I sit here this morning and try to think of something profound and meaningful to say…I find myself stuck. I’m starting over. That, in and of itself is fitting. We are four days into the new year. Of course we’re starting over. But, that’s not what I really meant…I don’t think. Yesterday my insurance deductible started over; I found that out as I […]

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New Year, New YOU?
By     |    Jan 2, 2019
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New Year, New YOU?

Happy New Year!! (Insert your own fireworks here) It is January 2, 2019. WOW. Just out of curiosity, how many of you make new year’s resolutions? I understand the thought process behind the idea of resolutions…I mean, it IS the beginning of a brand new year. You get to have a clean slate, so to speak. Why not try and make the most out of it? But, when the rubber […]

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The Holiday Hangover
By     |    Dec 29, 2018
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The Holiday Hangover

Well, here we are…the week after Christmas, and the weekend before New Year’s. Many of us are sitting in our homes, looking at decorated Christmas trees, lights on the house, counting leftovers in the fridge, and wondering… What now? Do we still keep the tree lit? Should we take it down? How long does turkey keep in the fridge?? We are suffering from a hangover. The Holiday Hangover. We have […]

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The Magic Continues
By     |    Dec 25, 2018
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The Magic Continues

It is nearing dinner time on Christmas Day. All of the presents have been opened. The food has been put away. But, just a few hours ago, my living room was in complete chaos. At the break of dawn, one by one, my sleepy kids made their way downstairs. They woke up their Nana and waited patiently for the eagerly anticipated festivities of Christmas Morning to begin. Santa had come. […]

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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
By     |    Dec 23, 2018
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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

A couple of years ago I heard a song on the radio that just had me ROLLING!! I fully believe that I could be (or am) a Christmas Elf. I love everything about this season. People are nicer. Thoughts are happier. And there is a general feeling of peace throughout the land. Everyone big and small seems to be holding their breath for the arrival of one jolly old man […]

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Paradise Lost and Found
By     |    Jan 26, 2019
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Paradise Lost and Found

I know I’ve been posting quite a bit about my memories from the past…perhaps I’m feeling nostalgic with the impending college departure of my oldest. Maybe I’m having a midlife crisis. I did completely change my hair color this week…to the point that my children introduced themselves to me upon entering the house. Then try and trade-in a perfectly good vehicle for something small and red. Maybe all of these […]

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