Category Archives: austin

snow day

No, not here.  In Texas!  Due to icy conditions after yesterday’s storm, school has been cancelled today. The Funny Grandson called twice yesterday to keep us informed on the weather conditions in his front and back yards. There was snow.  … Continue reading

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welcoming 2021

The New Year came to Texas and I was there to celebrate.  Yay! Somehow we managed to stay awake past midnight. Have you heard of the custom of eating grapes for good luck in the new year? Eating twelve grapes … Continue reading

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starting 2021 the right way…in texas

December 26th I packed my suitcase and headed to Texas for some much-needed time with my boys, grandson and daughter-in-law. Was I nervous about traveling during Covid?  Honestly, not at all.   In case you think I’m a bit nuts and/or … Continue reading

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heading out of here

I’m packed and ready to go to Texas.  I’ve had my tickets for a few weeks but knew that anything could happen–and probably would–to change my plans from traveling to going back to the sewing machine. But I get to … Continue reading

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chasing the edge, an update

Ben’s cd made it to the “local artists” wall at Waterloo Records, Austin’s famous music store, two weeks ago. There it is!!!  What a thrill for the whole family! Now many of you have been calling to ask how to … Continue reading

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chasing the edge

#1 Son Ben has released his first cd! This has been a lifelong dream and a labor of love. We are so proud. You can go to You Tube’s music channel and search for “Ben Rolofson” to preview the songs. … Continue reading

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saying goodbye to 2019

Oh, how glad we are that 2019 is over! At this time last January we began packing up the kitchen, living room, dining area, pantries, closets and bedroom in preparation for the unexpected remodel.  We spent the winter living in … Continue reading

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2020 and what’s for dinner?

We’re home again, after a wonderful holiday season in New Orleans and Austin. It’s time to catch our breath and talk about diets. Oh, dear. Our son Will mused that his father might have two stomachs, like a cow.  Because … Continue reading

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christmas eve 2019

Merry Christmas, y’all! We are in Austin and loving our quiet holiday week with the Texas members of the family. As I write this Banjo Man is chopping the onions, green peppers and celery for Thursday’s gumbo.  Son Will is … Continue reading

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heading east and home again

I left Austin yesterday morning (Tuesday) at 6 AM.  The plane was dark and quiet, which gave passengers a few more minutes to snooze after early morning trips to the airport. I think the above photo would make an interesting … Continue reading

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