Final Day at School…
Final Day at School…
/ June 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS

As I write I am on my last day of school before summer break.  The seniors are looking forward to their New York trip, final exams for the rest of the upper school are scheduled for next week and graduation takes place on 26th. I’ve really enjoyed my first year at MCA. I asked if…

Celina Garden Tour…
Celina Garden Tour…
/ June 8, 2017 1 COMMENTS

I am working at one of the venues for the Celina Garden Tour on Saturday so am not able to participate in and tour some of the gems along the backroads of the Celina countryside… I’ll be busy showing the paying public around Caudalie Crest Winery and Farm instead. Happily this morning though I was…

On Getting Old…
On Getting Old…
/ June 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS

My parents always used to say to me, “Don’t get old Vivienne…” That was when they were my age now… I certainly don’t feel ‘old’ enough to pass their caution on to my children but I’m guessing they did! Their model of getting on in years was rather different to the one my Aunts and…

Chigger Bites Hello!..
Chigger Bites Hello!..
/ May 30, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I have spent an itch-free winter which sadly came to an end last week. I had manually weeded both my front and rear flower beds without mishap and sown flower seeds. Watching them emerge was very rewarding this year because I knew what to expect… From last year’s effort. Well I thought I did! Welcome…

Phasmids…
Phasmids…
/ May 25, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I have never seen a Phasmid, I didn’t even know that was what I was looking at the first time I encountered one of these little critters crossing my path the other day. Since the photos I capture digitally are Live I made it move so Hubs didn’t think I was showing him a photo…

Eating More Two…
Eating More Two…
/ May 23, 2017 2 COMMENTS

My second round of blood tests came back. Good news as far as cholesterol but no downward trending of my blood sugar. I thought it odd.  My doctor friend, Terri, was flummoxed and I freaked when she sent me a couple of blogs spotlighting apparently healthy people with slightly elevated glucose levels and their holistic…

Earth Day…
Earth Day…
/ May 17, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Window to the Wild spent the weekend of Earth Day, April 21st-23rd, down at Fairpark. Simon and Lindsey, founders of the 501c non-profit, train and fly native birds. They take their winged ambassadors to local schools, The Trinity Audubon Centre, John Bunker Sands Wetland Centre, and The Perot Museum and do a fine job educating…

Ay-We…
Ay-We…
/ May 15, 2017 1 COMMENTS

I enjoy reading out loud, whether it be to my children, at church, in the classroom or with Hubs. Hubs and I do a lot of reading out loud to one another, “That’s so cute,” said Daughts when she came over during one of our morning devotions to cadge some milk. I don’t know about…

Shad’s Out Box…
Shad’s Out Box…
/ May 11, 2017 0 COMMENTS

We have a small, pine settle that sits by our back door and gathers items to go back into the garage or out to the barn or down to the mail box at the bottom of our drive. You know, one of those catchall places. Shadow, the Russian-Blue-mix, loses himself among the waiting items, keeping…

Happy Birthday Mum…
Happy Birthday Mum…
/ May 8, 2017 0 COMMENTS

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 Birthday Mummy, you’re 93 today!” To which she would respond, “Cheeky monkey, no need to rub it in!” May 8th is my favorite date on the calendar, not only…