Much Welcome Rain

It was a wet day today.  I got rained on and got very wet.  I got caught over at my grandson’s house when it started sprinkling.  Never trust a few sprinkles in Texas.  I got under a tree until the few sprinkles passed.  They turned into a deluge, and I was forced to make a […]

Hiding Out

What have I been doing to myself?  Hiding out from myself and the world?  I watched my son hide out for 20 years, hide out from situations in his life he didn’t want to deal with.  I was patient with him, ignoring others who said he would never get functional beyond the tasks that demanded […]

Longing for Family

Yesterday was the Fourth of July.  When I awoke I realized no one would probably be coming to work, so I tried to plan my day accordingly.  The usual household chores and getting some extra rest was on the list.  I would have liked to plan a gathering with my family but they have about […]

Tiring Day

The day started off with my being super tired.  I didn’t get to sleep until late.  I thought I had to get so many things done last night, ending the night with washing my hair and going to bed with it wet.  Silly girl, I didn’t have to have clean hair to see the doctor, […]

Grocery Shopping

I went grocery shopping this afternoon and brought home several new food products.  Lots of frozen veggies that can be microwaved in the sack…how marvelous!  I don’t even have to wash the pans. I found the Greek, no-fat yogurt, and after tasting it at home, found it was pretty good.  I have plans to stir […]

Freedom from Guilt

I had a pretty good day.  I helped my grandson, Tommy, do some yard work in exchange for some rocks he wanted to get rid of.  I took the rocks (slightly burned from a burn pit) to my yard and circled them around my septic tank. My husband has been afraid people will run or […]

The First Day

Well, I staggered through my first day of healthier living.  I don’t know exactly what to call it.  Diet doesn’t work because that sounds negative and a good way to set myself up for failure. I had great plans for today.  I had my work schedule already in my mind when I went to sleep […]

A New Start

It’s been about 10 months since I wrote on my blog page.  I hope I can write a coherent sentence or two, and form it into an intelligent  paragraph. Ten months ago I ran out of anything to write.  I became dry, silent.  I think I must have turned inward, not wanting to read my […]

A New Project

We agreed to buy a travel trailer today.  We are already working on three projects, so what is one more, right?  We are probably out of our minds to do this, but it was such a good deal. Of course, the ceiling is falling down and the cabinet is sloping backwards, but it has good […]

Cleaning Up After Others

Twice recently, I and a crew have cleaned up after someone else.  They just abandoned the property and left behind whatever they didn’t want, need, or took time to throw in a trash can.  The first house took a 16 foot trailer of furniture and a pickup load of clothes thrown around the house to […]

Weekends at PeePaw’s

Riley came for a visit this weekend.  He comes the first of every month, and it is a busy weekend.  We have a routine: ride the four-wheeler (kid size) around the circular driveway until the battery runs down, play a little basketball, kick around a ball that passes for a soccer ball, then into the […]