Category Archives: austin

friday night lights

Friday night in Texas = football.  And I was there for the Funny Grandson’s flag football game. I flew to Texas on April 1st to see the kids, all four of them.  Will picked me up Thursday evening after two … Continue reading

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easter vacation starts thursday

I have decided to go on vacation.  Just a little one.  Six days, in fact.  Banjo Man declared he was too busy with work to make the trip with me, so once again I will head to Texas by myself. … Continue reading

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nine more days

February is almost over. Let’s party! We’re having another little storm today, but the weather in Austin is improving.  Will has his power back.  Ben’s has stayed on.  Water issues continue, but my Texans are warm at last.  Tomorrow the … Continue reading

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the disaster that is texas

Well, my Texans are still in the midst of a historic freeze, with snow and ice and sleet covering the roads and sidewalks.  Tonight the last storm system will end after leaving more ice in its wake, but things will … Continue reading

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shot in the dark

Last night we drove north to CVS for Banjo Man’s Covid vaccine appointment. Oh, happy day! Our state is having a very hard time getting its act together, but last week I was able to secure an appointment by staying … Continue reading

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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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