Enchanted, Delighted and Dazzled…
Enchanted, Delighted and Dazzled…
/ December 10, 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!…

Mauron to Me…Momo to Others…
Mauron to Me…Momo to Others…
/ December 4, 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…

Faith…
Faith…
/ November 15, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 plan… without surprises… without hitches. I pray, I trust, I have faith… I think! So why do I worry and fuss…

Armistice Day & Spiders…
Armistice Day & Spiders…
/ November 11, 2019 0 COMMENTS

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 Europe on November 11th 1918.  The cease fire occurred at 11am and silence fell on the battle fields. And today, 101 years later it’s cold in…

The Naming of Grams…
The Naming of Grams…
/ November 5, 2019 1 COMMENTS

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 newborn, or a toddler…all I wanted was my body back and my career.  Fortunately I had a very supportive Hubs, a…

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…