Dennis…
Dennis…
/ June 7, 2019 1 COMMENTS

The name Dennis always brings to mind a phone operator I used to have at Ticketmaster. He was one of my supervisors and a hard working and reliable employee. On special occasions Dennis would make his mother’s peanut butter fudge.  He’d make me an extra batch because he knew I had children and this sweet…

This Cat…
This Cat…
/ June 4, 2019 0 COMMENTS

It’s Shads again. He’s kicked his ceiling fan phobia although sometimes his imagination will run wild and he’ll bolt from the bed or the couch, tail fluffed, claws out, eyes wide, – maybe a reflection in a mirror, or a shadow falling across him, or a slight movement caught out of the corner of his…

English Country Gardens…
English Country Gardens…
/ May 31, 2019 0 COMMENTS

This spring has seen a lot of rain;  and I mean even more than the flooding in 2015, the year we moved to Footlights, that was declared the wettest spring in Texas on record. I am sure that record has been surpassed this year. When it’s not raining it’s warm and damp, good for tropical…

The Last of the Jam…
The Last of the Jam…
/ May 28, 2019 1 COMMENTS

All of a sudden I look and it’s the end of May. The year so far has brought our family joys, some sorrow and an all too familiar tussling of emotions. Pretty normal stuff I’d say in a brood raised as my way-ers. As a daughter I often find myself reflecting on how, or if,…

Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…
Doe a Deer, a Female Deer…
/ May 22, 2019 1 COMMENTS

We are supposed to have deer in the country but I hardly ever see one. With all the construction going on a-round-abouts I won’t be surprised if we aren’t graced with more sightings. I hear coyote at night, they sound so close, as if they’re running across our front lawn, but I’ve never seen them…

Surpassing all Understanding…
Surpassing all Understanding…
/ May 20, 2019 1 COMMENTS

God messages me in many ways… When I take my mind off my fears, my doubts, myself, He whispers serenity into my spirit and shows me a playfully overgrown meadow. When I reflect upon His word and lean on His promises for my fragile life, He sighs comfort into the silence of my heart with an early…

Shadow and the Fans…
Shadow and the Fans…
/ May 16, 2019 1 COMMENTS

I am so glad I’m not a cat! They develop unfounded fears. Shadow’s latest concern has to do with fans.  Ceiling fans. We have nine in the house and he has decided he is mortally afraid of them… …while they’re on. He keeps casting his gaze upwards and quickly vacates the room if it starts…

The Heavy Machinery Rolls in…
The Heavy Machinery Rolls in…
/ May 13, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Change is imminent. Having grown up in a terraced Georgian cottage in London (protected by the National Trust) that backed up to the convent school’s playing fields, there wasn’t much change being forecast. When I arrived in America some years ago I was assaulted by vast expansion projects; the razing of moderately sized houses to be…

Tarantula…
Tarantula…
/ May 9, 2019 1 COMMENTS

I’ve seen tarantulas down at the end of our drive. I’ll spot one moving regally, queen of the arachnids, creeping towards supper through the tall grasses. I’ll watch fascinated, grateful that a large spider doesn’t hunt me down for dinner. But I have my own predators. The fallen angel and his followers who prowl around…

Ceilings…
Ceilings…
/ May 6, 2019 1 COMMENTS

My ceiling painting job came around again. After I’d volunteered my services the first time round I declared it to be,  “The last!” However – memory fades over the years and earlier this month I found myself saying to Hubs, “I’ll paint the ceilings…” as part of my strategy for getting our back patio extended….