You Could Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk

Ever heard that expression? That’s the way it’s been feeling this week. I know, I know, I live in Texas. But have you read the news this week? Or maybe you live in the Western part of the US and know what I’m talking about? Yeah. There’s a heat wave going on. I know itContinue reading “You Could Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk”

New Neighbor

Max (the cat) and I stepped outside this morning to enjoy some fresh air and check out the garden. When I turned to close the door I did a double take! Why is there a shell on our door? Wait, why is there a snail here?? Call me crazy, but when I think of shells,Continue reading “New Neighbor”

Holy Cucumber!

My husband was outside while I was upstairs one day. When I came down the stairs, there, sitting on the kitchen counter was a giant cucumber. Huh? Where did this come from and why was it just sitting there? I was so confused. Was this in the fridge and I didn’t know about it? IContinue reading “Holy Cucumber!”

Spring Cleaning

Ugh. Cleaning. Does that explain how I feel? It has to be done and it always feels good afterwards, but man I hate it! Cleaning is fine, but deep cleaning is a bummer. Wiping down baseboards and moving furniture is hard work! I’ll be honest, I’ve never exactly been Donna Reed ( the model ofContinue reading “Spring Cleaning”

Hanging with my Parents

The final day before my parents left, we had plans to go to another large brewery with a farm. Don’t fix what ain’t broke, right? Well I guess it was! We had been looking forward to exploring Vista Brewery, but after several days of lots of driving everyone agreed they were tired and needed aContinue reading “Hanging with my Parents”

Breweries ( & Distilleries) Galore

Breweries and distilleries are popular for obvious reasons and in Austin, there’s practically one on every street corner. There are a lot in the city itself, but while my parents were visiting, we decided to check some out on the southern outskirts of Austin. We ended up visiting two places during the week, both inContinue reading “Breweries ( & Distilleries) Galore”

Taking it Easy

One of the requests my parents had before they came down was to have time to just sit outside and relax. The hubby spent the day smoking a brisket for dinner, meanwhile my dad made banana pancakes for breakfast. I haven’t had pancakes in forever! Yum! Our plan for the rest of the day wasContinue reading “Taking it Easy”

Farmer’s Market

As my husband and I get ready to head out to do some errands, he suggests we stop at the Farmer’s Market quickly to pick up some honey. “What do you mean just get honey?” I say. In the hubby’s mind, the farmer’s market is the same as a supermarket. You stop in, get whatContinue reading “Farmer’s Market”

Party in the Driveway

The last time I hung out with someone was close to Halloween! It is crazy to think about how long we’ve been in isolation. I am lucky to have friends who are just as cautious as I am, which puts my anxiety at ease over COVID. Our friends sit across from us on the driveway,Continue reading “Party in the Driveway”

A Little Walk with My Little Love

If you come to my house on any given day, you might find a black and white cat sitting in the living room ( and whining) at the back door. This would be my fur baby, Max. Max has been an indoor kitty his whole life. Once we moved to Texas, he had the opportunityContinue reading “A Little Walk with My Little Love”