Category Archives: austin

goodbye to austin on new year’s eve

I asked Will to take a picture of us at the Austin airport.  It was 4:30 AM and I’m sure you can tell who was the most excited about a pre-sunrise flight.  Banjo Man looks stoic but he’d rather be … Continue reading

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waking up in rhode island

It has taken over a week to get my energy back after a busy (and fabulous) summer, an over-long road trip, a heartwarming family reunion and nine days of Austin condo remodeling. And then there’s my Purple Bed, which has … Continue reading

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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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