Category Archives: family

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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the truth hurts

The Funny Grandson is a rabid football fan.  His world centers around his flag football team and his afterschool hours at the Elite Training gym and his Sundays spent watching any and all NFL teams on tv.  He studies plays … 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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a little joy

This was in my friend Pat’s email today.  I loved it and wanted to share. I have been busy.  I accidentally tripled this recipe (don’t ask) and have enough cinnamon rolls for my entire town.  I finally gave up baking … Continue reading

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time to spare

Yesterday my friend Barb and I were on the phone commiserating over these long, quiet, pre-Christmas days of 2020. “I am so bored,” this previously perpetually active woman said, “that I have set up my train set.” There had never … Continue reading

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