Last April I made a list. In six short days I’m gonna be checking a few things off said list. The actual implementation of these various goals looks a bit different than what I originally pictured, but that’s the beauty of it, isn’t it? You announce your intentions, let the grand symphony of the Universe..
Big Bend has been on my list of places to visit for quite a while. I’ve lived three quarters of my life in the Lone Star State but time and money and motivation didn’t fall into sync until just recently. As luck would have it, I was hired to do floral design for a wedding..
Part One: How to Become a Vegetarian in Two Months, A Carnivorous Journey Across Texas It’s no secret I have a competitive streak. Ask my kids. I was never the mom who let them win. Nah, suck it up kids, this is real life. From card games to dominoes to go-kart racing, I showed no..
Living in a 5th wheel, IMHO (yeah, don’t be embarrassed I had to google it too–it stands for In My Humble Opinion), is freaking awesome. It’s been a year now, and I have zero regrets. The simplicity is downright sublime. Who knows what the future holds, but I’ll say this, life in 306 ft² has prepared..
My oldest just graduated high school, a moment that was met with an audible sigh of relief and I do believe there is now one less knot in my shoulder. He’s eighteen and well on his way to adulthood. His brother will be sixteen this summer, a sophomore in the fall. Three more years until..
Warning: Not safe for delicate ears. When my ex-husband John was a mere lad he enjoyed playing carpenter with his own little hammer, nails, and wood. His dad was working in construction those days and what little boy doesn’t like to emulate his daddy? One day, when his grandmother, “Hoddie,” was visiting, she overheard him hammering, and yammering..
I’m all about lists. Quite frankly, it’s not a stretch to say I need them to function. Whether I have some undiagnosed distractibility issue, or I’m just hopelessly forgetful, who knows. The fact of the matter is, if my grocery store trip is for more than two items, yes the single digit number TWO, I..
I confess. I am that person. I feel so damn strongly about the orientation of a roll of toilet paper that, yes, I will change it in someone else’s house. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna get all preachy about why over the top is superior and absolutely the only acceptable way to roll. Nope, I’m..
Elizabeth does not want to live in a box. I’ve been lucky enough to live and work in a small town where, even at its worst, rush hour is hardly ever more than a twenty-minute inconvenience. On the rare and unavoidable occasions when I am forced into the city and subjected to the true horror..
Funny how a car can influence your whole being. Well, it can mine. Way back I was the not-so-proud owner of a Mazda MPV, a mini-van, a mom van. It served its purpose. Many a diaper was changed in the rear, and it hauled both my boys safely to and fro. Ultimately it transformed into the..