Monthly Archives: October 2011

Heartbreak of Texas baseball

I live in Texas which is, in my humble opinion, the best state in the union.  I was born here and get a rash if I’m out of the state for more than a week.  Seriously.  I really do understand … Continue reading

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Finding home

For much of my life, I’ve been obsessed with having a house of my own.  As kids, we lived in rent houses.  They were nice rent houses, but they didn’t belong to us.  I think the P’s worried that the … Continue reading

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Why so many, Robert?

Jenny, Bob’s mom, asked that question after seeing the picture of Bob with the hog tree.  That’s the only way I can describe it.  Bob’s house is in a nice neighborhood in Portland.  It is a pleasant, solidly middle class … Continue reading

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My top 10 favorite songs

Or at least my favorite as of 10:36 a.m. on October 26, 2011. I love music.  I am sitting in an office with no sound other than the A/C that just kicked on so the only music I’m hearing is … Continue reading

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No me moleste, mosquito!

 A tiny benefit to the worst drought in south Texas since 1917 is that few mosquitos attended backyard BBQ’s this summer.  Our little city’s mosquito spray truck usually stays busy from April til October, spray pluming out of the back … Continue reading

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Three Choices

It is easy for me to let “stuff” define me.   Even good stuff.  Years ago when GE was a teen, we  participated in a teen spiritual retreat called Youth Encounter Spirit (YES).  One of the hardest things for the participants … Continue reading

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Moderation in ALL things?

I was going to write about moderation.  I don’t do moderate.  I say that I am a nice, calm middle of the road woman but that isn’t true.  There’s a part of me that will always push the limit. Politically, I … Continue reading

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Things you can do with a hunter

After 8 weeks of working 7/12’s, Bob’s project went out on a barge and he got 3 days off.  In a row.  I worked Friday while Bob recuperated from an 18 hour day.   On Saturday morning, we got up at 4:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Magic pumpkins

I had never heard of magic pumpkin seeds until this year.  I don’t think TAMU had invented them until recently.  When we went camping at Yogi-land Park near Waller, Sophia and Travis were given magic pumpkin seeds.  Most likely, there … Continue reading

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October 12!

Throughout my growing up years, I started this day with my mother waking me with the words, “On this day, your daddy and I went to the hospital where at 6:20 in the morning I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl … Continue reading

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