Author Archives: texasgaga

About texasgaga

I am a mom, a grandmom (Gaga to my 2nd oldest grand-child), a sister, a friend, a construction estimator, a homeowner, an active member of a 12 step recovery group, an artist, a reader, a survivor, a do it yourself wannabe, a laugher

Working the night shift

We just finished Week 2 of Bob’s 12 week stint on the night shift at work. Every couple of years his crew gets a turn to work nights. He missed his last rotation a few years ago because he was … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Gratitude, Humor, Jobs, Relationships | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

January 15

Bob and I watched Sully last weekend. I knew less about the crash and the investigation that followed it than I thought I did. I couldn’t figure out why until the full date was stated: January 15, 2009. For the … Continue reading

Posted in God, Gratitude, Grief, Philosophy, Sober Life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

March for Science 2017

I missed the January Women’s March in Austin, but I net stalked marches around the nation, feelings of pride mixed with a little envy.  They inspired me and I wanted to be there.  The recent election has spurred me to … Continue reading

Posted in Corpus Christi, Philosophy, Politics, Sober Life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yucca baskets

I got on the email list for Earth Native Wilderness because they offer classes in flint napping and knife building which Bob is particularly interested in learning.  The idea was that I’d register him for one of their classes as … Continue reading

Posted in Relationships, Texas, Yucca baskets | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Stay. Really. STAY. STAY!!

Bob and I have an extended family of 3 dogs and 1 cat. I am not counting the 3 cats who are 5/8’s feral and live in the front yard since they think we run a bed and breakfast and … Continue reading

Posted in Dog trainers, Humor, Pets, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The longest election season ever

And look how it’s turned out. I have been listening to folks campaigning for president since 2013.  The angry talk, mean discourse, finger-pointing, accusations have intensified over the past few months. I love politics.  I was raised by parents who … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Birthday grace

I spent last Saturday with my sisters, participating in the Travis County Walk to End Alzheimer’s and celebrating my birthday at an Austin restaurant.  While we waited for our food order, GJ, the oldest of we three sisters, handed gallon … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Family, God, Gratitude, kids, Middle child, nostalgia, Relationships, Sisters, Sober Life, Uncategorized, Women's issues | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment