OKAY, I GET IT……

Feb 1, 2015 by

It’s really yucky outside—rainy and quite cool.  So, here I am, sitting on the sofa, watching a golf tournament.  Cue the screeching tires.  Whhhhaaaattttt??? Am I not the person who used to say watching a golf tournament is like watching a hair cut?  Yes, mam.  And now, not only do I watch it on the tube, I actually play it.   Obviously, I am a late starter but the interesting thing is the hurdles I overcame when I decided to take it up.  My first goal was to be just good enough so I could be like those obnoxious golfers that come into the bar after he and his buddies have played a round.  Not really.  And by the way , golf does not stand for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.  Anyway, back to my...

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NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT……….....

Jan 17, 2015 by

Last night at dinner, Dennis asked how my day had been.  My knee jerk response was—mmmmm, okay.  We had wound up at the Horseshoe Bay Tower Hotel (formerly Marriott) after playing golf at Slick Rock.  Along about the sixteenth hole, we had started gearing up for the famous hamburgers at the club house, but to our shock, they close at 5:00.  So, the hotel is our “go to” spot.  But back to my day….The more I thought about it, I think it was better than okay.  First of all, the sun came out—–or as those of us who have been in the Marble Falls area called it “that big ball of fire in the sky”.  It had been days since we had seen it.  We were becoming the Seattle of the Texas hill country....

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WHEN THERE’S A VACANT CHAIR AT THE TABLE...

Dec 1, 2014 by

It’s Monday after Thanksgiving.  We’ve survived the first wave of the holiday season and lived to tell about it.  This year, Dennis and I went to Austin and enjoyed a late lunch with Doug and Mary Ann and their extended family.  The table was crowded and everyone contributed in food and conversation.  Isn’t it wonderful when the special day goes well?  I can’t say that’s always the case.  Sometimes, holidays don’t go as expected.  Sometimes, the holidays just plain suck.  Now, I’m coming out of my carb overdose and remembering what a former pastor said about the holidays.  He said holidays are like a microscope when all emotions are magnified.  If you’re happy, the holidays are happiest to the nth degree.  On the other hand, if you are sad, the holidays are, without a...

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YOU GIVE ME FEVER……...

Sep 20, 2014 by

As in blister.  As in on my lip.  As in horrible.  It even has a more horrible name.  Herpes.  No, not that one.  Herpes Simplex.  If you’ve ever had one, you know there’s really nothing you can do—there is no cure.  You just ride it out which for me, start to finish, usually takes about two weeks.  So that’s two weeks of seeing the expression on people’s faces that suggest they are thinking the ebola virus may be closer to home than they thought.  I wanted to wear a sign that said, “No, I don’t have a SD, I just have a cold sore”.  If you know anything about the pesky little devil, you know it is a virus that is related to the chicken pox.  Believe me, I’ve heard all about the differential...

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WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST, LAZARUS?...

Aug 15, 2014 by

On August 22, I will remember my Mother on her birthday.  As I told you before, my Mother was a cute little thing.  When you met her you would immediately think of the word, sweet.  Her latter years were spent in a world that only she could navigate.  When I would visit her in the nursing home, I could enter her world, but she never could share mine.  Dementia would not let her.  Except for that one day when I wheeled her in to the big room where they were having the weekly music social.  I pushed her wheelchair up to the very front and pulled up a chair next to her.  The man always played the old songs.  I don’t mean The Platters or Elvis.  I mean the reeeeealy old ones like Bob...

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I’LL BEE SEEING YOU…....

May 7, 2014 by

mmmmmmaybe not.  Things could bee serious.  The little darlings are dropping like flies—not that you could ever compare the two.  My interest in bees began when I used to go to Pearl Lakes Trout Club in Colorado where all the log cabins are set along a series of lakes (thus the pearl name) and as the head of the fish and game department in Colorado called it “the best fishing in Colorado”.  Anyway, the woman who owned the cabin next to us was Mrs. Haefeli.  Mrs. Haefeli’s family owned a bee business in Del Norte which was a stop we made on the way up every summer.  Fast forward to 2014.  Now, at this season in my life, I have another connection with bees.  Dennis’ sister-in-law and my “sister from another Mother”, Mary Ann,...

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