Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Blustery Day on the Circle

It is very, very windy outside today.

I mean it is blowing hard enough that the Queen, when she had to go out to do her duty, was almost blown away. Luckily, I thought I might ought to step out with her due to the blustery conditions. If it hadn't been so scary for her, I would have laughed out loud...the sight of the five pound ruler the circle being pushed by the gusty north wind was pretty amazing. One must realize that said queen is a five pound (on a heavy day) Yorkshire terrier. She, as one might surmise, was NOT amused.
I will have to tie weights on her before her next outing.

I don't know how long this wind is scheduled to be howling, but I am officially tired of it now, and am ready for some sun, although there does appear to be some peeping out of the clouds, those that are not being blown to South America. Ah, the joys of winter in Texas.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hill Country and back

Hubby and I returned yesterday from a ministry trip to the Kerrville, TX area. We had a wonderful time, and stayed in such tremendous quarters. A couple has a beautiful retreat and they allow the fellowship we were ministering in to house visiting ministers there. (An interesting sentence, I know, but...) The views from the decks were astounding, and if it hadn't been so cold, I know where I'd have been having my morning coffee! We enjoyed our fellowship time with old friends and new ones! Looking forward to our next visit.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Frustrated blogger

I came home yesterday and dutifully blogged about my trip out to Midland and all the adventures I had. Clicked on the publish post button, and I have no idea where the post is! How sad that I am so inept with technology. Oh well, it wasn't much of a post after all (said in an Eeyore voice). Sometimes cyberspace really freaks me out.

Monday, January 14, 2008


I just got home from visiting my good friends in Midland, TX. I had such a good time!

There is never a dull moment with Janie. She had her back window shot out on Friday night. Very spooky, but we were fairly sure that it was a bb gun shot, not a rifle. Police, etc....

Friday morning I went hunting for the first time in my life. Well, I didn't exactly hunt! I decided rather quickly that even though I was dressing in camo and denim, I wasn't really up to the rigors of the hunt. The terrain was pretty rough and I didn't have boots, plus I have definitely not taken the hunters safety program and was semi concerned that I would be in or cause an accident with one of the rather lethal looking rifles (?). I opted for sitting in the truck and watching from the warm comfort of Janie's Yukon. I did make a run to town to purchase batteries for her camera, though. When I returned I did get to see the dogs work, which is pretty amazing.

Great service by the glass company in Midland replacing the shot out window, until they lost the keys to the vehicle. After two hours they were successful in recovering the keys. More drama than I was ready for. I was glad we opted out of our trip to Lubbock.

On the way home this morning I was chosen (?) for a random check by the TSA at the Midland airport. I DO NOT DO THIS WELL!! The TSA man asks me if I have anything that is sharp or will stick him in my purse...Oh no, I think, what in the heck did I leave in my bag? My answer is no, I don't think so....Then he asks me about an item in my makeup bag. Oh, just take it and throw it away, I say. He says RELAX!!! Relax, sure, no problem.....He finishes checking out my tote bag and sends me on my way, wishing me a good day. The rest of the trip home was uneventful thankfully. Glad to be home once again. Looking forward to the next visit to Midland!

Monday, January 7, 2008

It's Over

The holiday season is officially over for me today. I FINALLY got my tree and decorations down. It would seem that I am doomed to be the last one to decorate and the last to store it all. Not that all is put in the proper place, it is awaiting strong arms, legs and backs to hoist it into the attic. I am banned from entering the attic after an incident at our last house...I stepped off of a beam and through the ceiling into the garage. My guardian angel was working overtime that day! No injuries except a really bad bruise on one leg!

Anyway, I was surprised at how emotional putting the ornaments away was today. I don't know if it was because I'm pretty tired from all the hustle and bustle, or what. Nevertheless, I cried a little as I carefully wrapped the decorated eggs, my kids' picture ornaments, ornaments from my former students, my husband's ornament made in kindergarten or first grade, and most especially, the glass ornament I remember on our trees when I was a little girl. I don't know why that ornament is so special, maybe because I've never seen any like it anywhere else.

So, onward and upward to the new year. I'm ready to see what is going to happen next, I think.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy New Year

We have been having a grand time celebrating the new year for the last few days. Our friends from Midland have been in town to celebrate their anniversary and to just chill out and we've gotten to spend some great time with them.

New Year's Eve was spent at a local seafood restaurant...such a great concession for hubby who REALLY doesn't like fish of any kind. We split a surf and turf platter and it was yummy. By the time we'd had all of the appetizers, we were fine. We left our friends who were staying in downtown cowtown to go to another friends' home to witness him and his bagpipe band "pipe in the new year"--it was awesome. They played Amazing Grace as the new year began. I hope that the choice of tunes was prophetic. It was really neat to see how people came over to his carport to enjoy the pipes.

New Year's Day we got all gussied up and went to brunch downtown in Ft.Worth. Brunch lasted about 3 hours! We talked and laughed and ate and ate....way fun.

Our friends came to stay with us for a couple of days the next day. We played Wii until I gave up about 1:00 am--I think they continued for at least another hour or two.

Janie and I went to Hillsboro to meet another of my friends from Mexia on Thursday. We shopped until I dropped then headed home to meet the guys for a movie and dinner. Great movie, "Charlie Wilson's War" and super hamburger at Dutch's.

Janie and Steve got all packed up to leave on Friday morning, then we went out to breakfast and more shopping...(I'm done for the year, think). When we finished we decided we needed another movie and dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Talked J&S into staying, saw "The Great Debaters", another superb movie, and ate fajitas at Marianos in Arlington...wonderful!

When we got home our oldest son and his family were here for the weekend. We played a quick round of bed changing and blowing up air mattresses so everyone had a place to sleep!

The newest grandboy is way too cute. He is such a little butterball. It's hard to believe that he was such a sick little guy just 3 weeks ago.

Here's wishing all of you a happy new year.