Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
/ January 2, 2020 0 COMMENTS

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 welcomed in the new decade somewhere over Greenland with a screaming baby across the aisle. Daughts, the afternoon before (on MY birthday) had texted, “Now let me confirm…you…

Shads and the Gift…
Shads and the Gift…
/ December 27, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 pieces in them, defrosting salmon, plastic flowers, and most recently my cute little gnome… and hide them so I drive myself completely bonkers looking everywhere for…

Fire in the Pit…
Fire in the Pit…
/ December 23, 2019 1 COMMENTS

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 our property and when Hubs gets started with a contained fire he can keep a burn going for days accumulating ash rapidly. Which I…

A Callie Hug…
A Callie Hug…
/ December 19, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 thin… “Don’t feed her!” Hubs warned, “we’ll never get rid of her…” I disobeyed! She enjoyed her bowl of chili so much she never looked…

Wedding…
Wedding…
/ December 16, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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, people watching is my favorite pastime and I had plenty of opportunity to do just that! First off the wedding cake…

Temperature Drop…
Temperature Drop…
/ December 11, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 because it tends to be the same in England…at least there when we get our winter clothes out they’re out for the season.  Here, we wear Uggs one day and flip…

Mauron to Me…Momo to Others…
Mauron to Me…Momo to Others…
/ December 6, 2019 1 COMMENTS

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 disposed of by me. This one was different.  It was from a school friend who told me she’d been reading and enjoying my Boomering blog…

Freezer Repairs…
Freezer Repairs…
/ December 3, 2019 1 COMMENTS

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 had to look elsewhere for the culprit. In the years we’ve had our fridge we’ve noticed that the freezer forms a thin layer of…

Enchanted, Delighted and Dazzled…
Enchanted, Delighted and Dazzled…
/ November 28, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 Upper School Principal’s assistant…all that meeting and greeting of parents and recruiters, students and teachers while I sit at my desk brings out the schmoozer in me!…

The Book Whisperer…
The Book Whisperer…
/ November 20, 2019 0 COMMENTS

While subbing in one of my favorite departments at MCA, Directed Studies, I had the pleasure of reading a book by Donalyn Miller called The Book Whisperer. Donalyn advocates that children should be allowed to read books of their own choosing.  In her 8th grade public school classroom she expects her students to read 40 books…