Archive for July, 2010

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Well…that was fun. Compared to abdominal surgery.

Kidding.  A little.  The fiasco that was Hannah’s trip home is over.  And she is here safe and sound with tales to tell and headed to work for half a day. Her original arrival time was 5:20pm and we actually picked her up at 9:30pm.


Could have been SO much worse but it was nerve-racking for her.  She was ready to come home.  We were tired of window shopping and it put us home about 1:30 this morning.  I know waaaaaaaaaaa.  Whiny baby.  I had all intentions of helping with the driving but instead I slept ALL OVER the cab of the truck.  I was so freakin’ sleepy I could NOT stay awake.  So Jerry drank Red Bull and ate corn nuts and probably had never given it a second thought that would actually drive anyway.

We made the grocery store rounds.  Central Market, Whole Foods ~ which we were not terribly impressed with.  Granted, I have been in only two Whole Foods before.  One in London, England and one in Baton Rouge and this one on Kirby in Houston,  paled in comparison. We did have time to eat a very good supper at Salt Grass Steakhouse.  Then on to Hobby Lobby were I spent a whole 79 cents and  Barnes and Noble (Starbucks, really) and then a walk around the Deerbrook Mall.  FINALLY we got the ring from Hannah saying “Please come get me.”

It was a long day but all my chicks are back in the basket and now to get ready for school to start in just a month.  Lots to do! We have heard from Hannah’s college $$ and we are good to go.  As is Rachel.  Two college freshmen from the same household need $$.  And we are happy it is all coming together fairly smoothly. If hadn’t had crazy fingers and typed some insane social security number on Rachel’s application, we would have been finished before now maybe. But I spent a few minutes on the phone this morning with a nice young man named Carl and got it all straightened out.

Let’s see what else?  I am making red beans with rice and tasso for supper and between loads of laundry I am working on my etsy shoppe ~ as usual, stay tuned, I will be making an announcement as soon as possible.


Houston, here we come.

Hannah has been in Canada for 9 days enjoying the company of her Canadians, as she calls them. HER Canadians.  And from all accounts has had a blast.  Her plane lands at IAH this evening at 5-something and Jerry and I are headed over to gather her and her belongings and tales she will be telling.  But before going to the airport we are going to make the rounds.  IKEA (Jerry’s never been), Whole Foods, Central Market and if I can pull it off, Anthropologie. We never miss a chance to go to a grocery store.  How old are we again??? OH YEAH…I have a birthday coming up…SOON! Do you think I ought to do a “Happy Birthday to Me (and you) Giveaway”?  Yeah, me too.  I have a little something in mind.  I will keep you posted.  51.  Man, that used to sound SO old!  Anywho, gotta get rolling this morning but before I go a few photos for you…(l-r, t-b) the last of the tomatoes; a little etsy love; figs from Nan (YUM); fat, happy Siobhan.


Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Is it really not Saturday?

’cause it seems like Saturday.  First thing to mess up my internal calendar is Jerry coming home two days late.  He has been in Malta for a month (pretty huh?) and had to stop off in Tunis for some sort of meeting before heading home on Friday.


So…there you go.  So this SHOULD be Saturday.  And of all things, he came home to well issues.  NO water for most of two days.  Not fun.  Funky, yes.  But as usual,  he’s got ‘er fixed.  At least we think he does.  Good news: the tropical storm petered out.  As Benjamin pointed out, if it kept coming, kept building, it would have likely been an Oil-icane.  No kidding.

You people will simply NOT BELIEVE the interviews/giveaways that are coming up.  Seriously, you are going to just freak out. I am freaking out thinking about them!  This fall is going to be fun!

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