Concrete

I’m not a big fan of concrete.  Unless, it’s being poured as a slab for my dwelling or chicken pen.  This particular batch of concrete was destined for the house.  So I didn’t mind. There were a lot of men giving a lot of orders. Mostly in Spanish.  I tried to stay out of the…

Ramblings

I need to write something.  I’m just not sure what.  Life is so odd and living it is a mystery in itself. I thought I may write a post about the advantages of living in a small house.  Only, that would be a short post because the only positive I’ve found is I can vacuum the…

Wicked Walk 11/26/2015

I spent last Wednesday franticly baking, cooking, scrubbing, scurrying and basically losing my mind in preparation of Thanksgiving.  The lady I work for was hosting thirty people.  My grandparents on my mother’s side were hosting thirty-two people and my dad’s side, twenty-three.  And I got to help all of them.  Which was great and glorious and fine,…

Washers

I discovered something Thanksgiving day.  I totally, absolutely, undoubtedly am the worst washer player.  Ever.  I found myself comforted somewhat by the fact I was playing with my brother and sister who were almost as bad.  However, I was the lone player who didn’t make a single point the entire game.  I managed to hit…

American Holiday

Most Americans have spent the last month shouting out what makes them ‘thankful’ as a prequel to my favorite American holiday: Thanksgiving.  Never one to jump on a band wagon (I figured it was full enough and that horse was tired) I have kept my list in my head and heart.  But this morning, returning…

I am a Plumber ~ Sorta

Have you ever noticed (if you are a women) that stuff seems to always break, deflate, rip and fall apart when your husband is out of town?  Last January not only did our outdoor shower pipe bust and spew at a rate of speed and height to make Old Faithful jealous but the heat went…

Movie Night

I’ll not bother writing about why we ‘pulled the plug’ on cable over 5 years ago.  There have been PLENTY of talk shows, radio shows, books and blogs on that very subject.  And we all know the basic message.  I’ll just say that while it took me a few months to convince my husband we…

Clouds

Have you ever noticed how some days are just good cloud days?  Like God was tired of all clear blue skies and wanted some cotton candy tossed in?  Today was one of those days.  Morning, noon and night the clouds were a sight to behold. I could have sat at the edge of this field…

Texas Our Texas

Texas is a big state.  The biggest of the lower 48 to be exact.  So when one makes the decision to visit Texas they must also decide which part of Texas to focus their visit on.  Do you want to see wild turkeys, deer, windmills, blue bonnets and white roads?  Head towards the middle.  Canyons,…

Not a Cow

There are many reasons I’m glad I’m not a cow.  For example, I have no fear of ever being eaten.  I didn’t have to give birth outdoors.  Flies don’t have a tendency to gather on my body where I can’t reach them.  Actually flies don’t have a tendency to gather anywhere on my body.  Getting…