Exploring Indifference…
Exploring Indifference…
/ October 17, 2019 0 COMMENTS
This year has been one of those years. I have a delayed emotional reaction where ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Back Porch…
The Back Porch…
/ September 3, 2019 1 COMMENTS
When we moved into Footlights 4 years ago we had planned to build two porches so we could leave the doors open and get that breeze-way effect.  The back porch was already covered and we ...
Sprout Walks…
Sprout Walks…
/ August 21, 2019 0 COMMENTS
Sprout really isn’t much of a walker. I ended up giving up on her company during my morning walks because I thought dragging her along the lane rather defeated the purpose of ...
Shads au Contraire…
Shads au Contraire…
/ July 29, 2019 0 COMMENTS
This year we were all set to take our five cats at Footlights for their annual rabies shots. I went up into the attic and brought down the three boxes I have for mine. Daughts worked on ...
Thirty Years Ago…
Thirty Years Ago…
/ July 14, 2019 3 COMMENTS
Thirty years ago I was working as the phone room manager at Rainbow-Ticketmaster in Dallas. I had two sons, Ian was 3 and a bit, Simon was 10 months old and my blue-eyed cowboy was ...
Sprout Waiting…
Sprout Waiting…
/ July 2, 2019 1 COMMENTS
The time for Sprout to be collected, after the Mexican resort holiday on the beach, came and went. Simon, our son, kept us informed, “I’m just so busy with the new bird and ...
Sprout Too…
Sprout Too…
/ June 28, 2019 0 COMMENTS
We get an edible magazine. That doesn’t mean it can be eaten after it’s been read, though that’s a novel idea… It celebrates food and community in North Texas, ...