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

It ain’t kneesy

Bob hurt his knee on New Year’s Eve while hunting.  His right foot got caught on a root and his left leg went sideways.  Possibly a torn meniscus, said the minor emergency doc.  Go see a specialist if you are … Continue reading

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Missing you

Goodbye So many times people told me to be strong That life could only be so bad for so long I wish directions came with this life Cause I can’t seem to fix it no matter how I try.  I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jack!

It was a dilemma I had when my son Jack died and for a few years afterwards:  How to answer the question of how many children I have.  I tried to avoid the question whenever possible especially in those early … Continue reading

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My inner 13 year old

On a bad day, I not only want my local grocery to post this sign, I would voluntarily enforce it.  Those are the days when I am certain the car traveling the speed limit is going to make me late.  (Don’t … Continue reading

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Brain ramblings

I have to get my eyes checked yearly if I want to continue wearing contact lenses.  I am not a responsible caretaker of my ojos.  When I remove the last pair of contacts from the box, I make an appointment … Continue reading

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Gratitude is not a simple emotion…

“…or an obvious attitude. It is a difficult discipline to constantly reclaim my whole past as the concrete way in which God has led me to this moment and is sending me into the future. It is hard precisely because … Continue reading

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Making a haunted house

There are certain movies that I do not watch. I’m not a connoisseur, but I don’t like surprises so I won’t watch a movie where someone leaps out and startles me.  I wiki movies before I watch them because I … Continue reading

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