Fall…In Texas?
Fall…In Texas?
/ November 1, 2019 1 COMMENTS

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 days if we’re lucky. Memories of kicking through drifts of leaves on the way to school, Smelling the smoke on the streets from morning hearthfires, Hearing…

A Charming Day Out..
A Charming Day Out..
/ October 23, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 fashioned as the ones my children and I would drift around, chickens running loose under our feet. In those days we examined the inner workings, the…

Exploring Indifference…
Exploring Indifference…
/ October 17, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 after the event has been dealt with and is behind me, neatly ironed and packed away or hung up on display. Someone has to stay level…

Welcome to the World Sophie Sparrow…
Welcome to the World Sophie Sparrow…
/ October 10, 2019 1 COMMENTS

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 expectant Dad! This has to be the only time when a message containing those words is met with excitement! “Shall we come?” I responded, wide awake. “Not right away, we’ll…

Birthday Boy…
Birthday Boy…
/ October 3, 2019 3 COMMENTS

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 lucky! The oldest of four you spent one-on-one time with Pops and me for two and a half years.  I’d say you were VERY lucky! You got…

Moon Flowers…
Moon Flowers…
/ September 30, 2019 0 COMMENTS

A few months ago Daughts was walking the back way into Weston and came across some wild flowers that resembled upside down lilies. “I have no idea what those are,” I said and the next time I walked I took a detour. “They look as though they’ve been dug up and tossed on the road-side,”…

On Praising God…
On Praising God…
/ September 24, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Our brand new Deacon, fresh out of seminary, brings insight to those of us who have been around a long time and claim to have, “Heard it all!” I, for one, can never hear too much about the Lord. For me there are always new ideas, interesting viewpoints and varying perspectives, depending on the author…

Thoughts on Grand-Parenthood…
Thoughts on Grand-Parenthood…
/ September 19, 2019 0 COMMENTS

When I was young I wanted six children. My parents, with their two, thought I was crazy. Hubs and I settled on four when my OBGyn advised that four C-sections were quite enough.  I kept my fingers crossed for twins…probably a blessing that they were all loners! As I was raising my children I had…

The Graceful Hay Fluffer…
The Graceful Hay Fluffer…
/ September 16, 2019 0 COMMENTS

I love farm machinery. At our last garden club meeting – held at Myer’s Park & Event Centre, a beautiful 158 acre piece of property with research gardens; also the stomping ground of Collin County’s Master Gardeners – we were walking through the beds, paying attention to the elaborate stone and metalwork of the walkways, the herbs…

Amazon Prime…
Amazon Prime…
/ September 12, 2019 0 COMMENTS

We all enjoy Amazon Prime, I can order something and get it tomorrow. It’s convenient, I don’t even have to leave my house, packages come to the front door, sometimes even on a bench inside our front porch. However, because I live out in the country, it doesn’t always seem safe to have random deliverers…