• Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
    Funny expression this English one, Many Happy Returns of the Day! The Day meaning Birth-day of course! Hubs and I left for London on New Year’s Eve and ...
  • Shads and the Gift…
    I hate to say say this but Shads, our Russian Blue, is our resident thief. He’ll take my plastic flatware wrapped for school, letters, snack bags with bits and ...
  • Fire in the Pit…
    Last year we decided not to burn our brush and branches in the pit.  It doesn’t take long to fill with ash, especially with the amount of trees we husband on ...
  • A Callie Hug…
    Callie is the cat who adopted us. She missed the moving truck when her family left the apartment complex we were living in and found us instead. She was so ...
  • Wedding…
    Hubs and I were invited to a wedding to end all weddings! Set in Waco, about two hours away from us, it was quite a trek but well worth the effort. I love weddings, ...
  • Mauron to Me…Momo to Others…
    Just about a week ago I received a random comment on one of my blogs from 2016. Usually the few lines are badly written by an illiterate computer and swiftly ...
  • Freezer Repairs…
    We keep finding water running in rivulets along the grout of our terra cotta kitchen floor. If we had a dog she’d be in deep doo-doo. But we don’t so we ...
  • Enchanted, Delighted and Dazzled…
    I love substituting at McKinney Christian Academy and calling it home every so often. My three favorite places on campus to work are: The Administrative Desk for the ...
  • Faith…
    I trust God. I have faith. Really. As long as everything is going well I suppose… Like most people around me I want to be in the know. I want to be able to ...
  • Armistice Day & Spiders…
    This is Armistice Day. The day where we traditionally keep silent for 2 minutes at 11 a.m to commemorate the signing of a truce between the warring countries in ...
  • The Naming of Grams…
    When I became a first time Mum I felt awkward being seen pushing a stroller along the pavement or a swing in the park.  I really did not want to be associated with a ...
  • Fall…In Texas?
    Autumn… A favorite time of year- -if we are blessed with one! Texas typically rushes headlong into winter giving a cursory nod to Autumn with only a few balmy ...
  • A Charming Day Out..
    Driving to St. Jo, on a weekend jaunt to visit a few wineries, we passed miles of windmills. These modern wind harnessers are nowhere near as charming or old ...
  • Exploring Indifference…
    This year has been one of those years. I have a delayed emotional reaction where change is concerned, in other words I don’t break down or fully rejoice until ...
  • Welcome to the World Sophie Sparrow…
    Finally! My phone beeped at 2.22 on Wednesday morning, October 2nd. “Headed to the hospital” I read, from Simon, our bird-keeping, rock climbing son and ...
  • Birthday Boy…
    First and last children get to be onlies for a couple of years… if they’re lucky and especially if they’re first and last all in one! You were ...
  • Henny & Rooster…
    This is my best Bud, Rooster, who, after a busy spring of lamb duty is back to saying good morning to me as I run past. Rooster has a girl-puppy in-training. ...
  • Is it Dry Yet?…
    Hubs sprays the house for pests, beetles, scorpions, ants and other creepy crawlies that I don’t really mind unless they’re in my pantry.  The cats ...
  • English Country Gardens…
    This spring has seen a lot of rain;  and I mean even more than the flooding in 2015, the year we moved to Footlights, that was declared the wettest spring in Texas ...
Recent Posts
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
/ January 2, 2020
Funny expression this English one, Many Happy Returns of the Day! The Day meaning Birth-day of course! Hubs and I left for London on New Year’s Eve and ...
Shads and the Gift…
/ December 27, 2019
I hate to say say this but Shads, our Russian Blue, is our resident thief. He’ll take my plastic flatware wrapped for school, letters, snack bags with bits and ...
Fire in the Pit…
/ December 23, 2019
Last year we decided not to burn our brush and branches in the pit.  It doesn’t take long to fill with ash, especially with the amount of trees we husband on ...
A Callie Hug…
/ December 19, 2019
Callie is the cat who adopted us. She missed the moving truck when her family left the apartment complex we were living in and found us instead. She was so ...
Wedding…
/ December 16, 2019
Hubs and I were invited to a wedding to end all weddings! Set in Waco, about two hours away from us, it was quite a trek but well worth the effort. I love weddings, ...
Temperature Drop…
/ December 11, 2019
Texas weather is contrary. The locals like to say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute…it’ll change!” I feel right at home ...