• Happy Birthday Twinks…
    Happy Birthday Twinks! I never thought I’d get to the day when I had to do a quick rekkie to determine how old you are. To me 8 always sounds about right.  So ...
  • Small Town Parade…
    We’ve been in Weston for two years and were invited to participate in the small town parade attended by a good deal of the 500 or so population, some of whom ...
  • Callie-Coe…
    Amusing only if you know this is not Shad! Callie sits in this box at the back door when she wants to get away from the rough and tumble of a house with the two ...
  • Vacation Bible School…
    I am never at ease doing something that takes me out of my box. Yet I am sure God is prodding me to stop feeling so comfortable now that I am older, wiser and have ...
  • A Reflection on the 23rd Psalm…
    You know, I hadn’t even considered working in a school.  Stories from friends had done a good job at putting me off. Trips to see shows in local Mega ...
  • Our New Patio…
    The hard work we put into our new front patio has really paid off for us… …and the cats who share Footlights. From framing, to roofing, to painting all ...
  • Barn Wall and Fence Pickets…
    When we first bought Footlights, known back then as simply 3407, we looked into the barn at the blank, white,  apartment wall.  It was very un-inspiring and gave ...
  • Giant Sunflowers…
    I have a lot of sunflowers that grew from last years’ seeds in my little flower and herb bed.  The blooms are small but they are leggy, reaching as high up to ...
  • Bird Nests…
    Our garage has no door, it is an enclosed car port really so home to many critters I imagine: snakes, rats, bunnies, wasps, spiders, beetles, and birds. My new ...
  • Goats ‘n’ Grapes and the Naming of Kids…
    The winery down the road has had two sets of kids born this spring when the bluebonnets were in full bloom, which means milking and goat’s feta cheese… ...
  • Re-entering my Childhood…
    I went to downtown Dallas to enjoy fine art with a couple of friends. We started at The Trammel and Margaret Crow collection of Asian Art.  A small space with ...
  • 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
Happy Birthday Twinks…
/ July 14, 2017
Happy Birthday Twinks! I never thought I’d get to the day when I had to do a quick rekkie to determine how old you are. To me 8 always sounds about right.  So ...
Small Town Parade…
/ July 7, 2017
We’ve been in Weston for two years and were invited to participate in the small town parade attended by a good deal of the 500 or so population, some of whom ...
Thirty Some Odd Years Left…
/ July 5, 2017
My film-maker son asked me, “Who’s the oldest living relative you’ve known…?” “My grandmother on my mother’s side who was ...
Callie-Coe…
/ July 3, 2017
Amusing only if you know this is not Shad! Callie sits in this box at the back door when she wants to get away from the rough and tumble of a house with the two ...
Vacation Bible School…
/ July 1, 2017
I am never at ease doing something that takes me out of my box. Yet I am sure God is prodding me to stop feeling so comfortable now that I am older, wiser and have ...
A Reflection on the 23rd Psalm…
/ June 29, 2017
You know, I hadn’t even considered working in a school.  Stories from friends had done a good job at putting me off. Trips to see shows in local Mega ...