• Final Day at School…
    As I write I am on my last day of school before summer break.  The seniors are looking forward to their New York trip, final exams for the rest of the upper school ...
  • Celina Garden Tour…
    I am working at one of the venues for the Celina Garden Tour on Saturday so am not able to participate in and tour some of the gems along the backroads of the Celina ...
  • On Getting Old…
    My parents always used to say to me, “Don’t get old Vivienne…” That was when they were my age now… I certainly don’t feel ...
  • Chigger Bites Hello!..
    I have spent an itch-free winter which sadly came to an end last week. I had manually weeded both my front and rear flower beds without mishap and sown flower seeds. ...
  • Phasmids…
    I have never seen a Phasmid, I didn’t even know that was what I was looking at the first time I encountered one of these little critters crossing my path the ...
  • Eating More Two…
    My second round of blood tests came back. Good news as far as cholesterol but no downward trending of my blood sugar. I thought it odd.  My doctor friend, Terri, was ...
  • Earth Day…
    Window to the Wild spent the weekend of Earth Day, April 21st-23rd, down at Fairpark. Simon and Lindsey, founders of the 501c non-profit, train and fly native birds. ...
  • Ay-We…
    I enjoy reading out loud, whether it be to my children, at church, in the classroom or with Hubs. Hubs and I do a lot of reading out loud to one another, ...
  • Shad’s Out Box…
    We have a small, pine settle that sits by our back door and gathers items to go back into the garage or out to the barn or down to the mail box at the bottom of our ...
  • Happy Birthday Mum…
    It’s that time of year again and close to Mother’s Day here in America. Mummy would have ninety-three. How I wish I could be saying, “Happy ...
  • Kitten up a Tree…
    On my afternoon walk with Charlie I was just climbing the hill out of our sleepy hollow when I heard a faint yowl coming from the thick stand of pines bordering my ...
  • Evening Shadows…
    I like to go for a walk at the end of the day and occasionally Hubs will join me with his stick and Charlie with her golden snout, There’s something very Peter ...
  • Eating More…
    After I’d made the decision, last July, to cut out processed and refined foods I gradually dropped about a stone. A lady at church stopped me a few days ago ...
  • Easter Sunday and Before…
    About two months ago it was announced at church that we had a new rector. After only four months this was amazingly good news and to make it even better he was ...
  • My Part-Time Job…
    I started to get really busy at McKinney Christian this month, what with TAPPS and regional competitions and ACT Aspire testings going on. The students went to field ...
  • Tites:  An Obedient Dog…
    Daughts and her husband went out of town last weekend and her phone message asked us to do ‘In-Home pet sitting,’ “You will be required to drive to ...
  • Spring is Here…
    Not only are the evenings lengthening but the air is filled with the smell of honeysuckle and I found daffodils at Trader Joe’s. A welcome sign. I really ...
  • A Perfect Day….
    Today it rose to 85 degrees F, the wind was from the south blowing at about 22 mph and I felt better than I had in two (or has it been three?) weeks. All is well, I ...
Recent Posts
Final Day at School…
/ June 23, 2017
As I write I am on my last day of school before summer break.  The seniors are looking forward to their New York trip, final exams for the rest of the upper school ...
Celina Garden Tour…
/ June 8, 2017
I am working at one of the venues for the Celina Garden Tour on Saturday so am not able to participate in and tour some of the gems along the backroads of the Celina ...
On Getting Old…
/ June 2, 2017
My parents always used to say to me, “Don’t get old Vivienne…” That was when they were my age now… I certainly don’t feel ...
Chigger Bites Hello!..
/ May 30, 2017
I have spent an itch-free winter which sadly came to an end last week. I had manually weeded both my front and rear flower beds without mishap and sown flower seeds. ...
Phasmids…
/ May 25, 2017
I have never seen a Phasmid, I didn’t even know that was what I was looking at the first time I encountered one of these little critters crossing my path the ...
Eating More Two…
/ May 23, 2017
My second round of blood tests came back. Good news as far as cholesterol but no downward trending of my blood sugar. I thought it odd.  My doctor friend, Terri, was ...