Category Archives: Living

I’m finally a country girl again

Yep, four months ago, we moved into what I affectionately call #countryhouse, a 20-year-old ranch home on 5 beautiful acres in central Texas. For most of the time since moving to Texas in August of 2014, we lived in a new house in a new subdivision. The house was OK, the lot was teeny-tiny. Picture standing between your house and your neighbor’s and being able to touch both houses with your arms stretched out. Well, maybe not that close, but you get the idea. I hated the closeness.

Enough about the old house. Continue reading

2015_Day 365: Lessons learned and successes, failures noted

I made it! When 2015 began, I decided to write a blog post each day no matter what. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. But with everything going on in my life — a cross-country move, a new job, a different climate to test my gardening skills just to name a few things — I figured I would have enough to write about. Continue reading

2015_Day 352: I challenged the chicken lane and lost

See that traffic lane between the yellow lines? It’s called a center turn lane and it should be used only when a driver is ready to make a left turn. It should not be used as a driving lane. I repeat, you should only use it to get out of the busy lane of traffic when you want to make a left turn. Should be common sense, right? Well, yes, if common sense was a requirement to have a driver’s license. But apparently it’s not, and that’s how many accidents occur. Continue reading

2015_Day 337: Three cheers for chives

Well, whaddya know. The chives in my garden are still growing. Or, maybe I should say they’re growing again. I planted them back in March and they did well until mid to late July. Then it got really hot. And while the basil did okay in the extreme heat, the chives didn’t like it so much. Continue reading

2015_Day 336: Why can’t we stop this?

Another day, another mass shooting in the U.S. Sounds kind of insensitive, but it seems like we, as a nation, have become desensitized to them. Because they keep happening. And happening. And happening. And no one appears to be able to do anything to stop them. Continue reading

2015_Day 321: Headlight law makes little sense

I don’t know about you, but I tend to side with the “better safe than sorry” adage when it comes to turning on my car headlights. The sun has already risen when I go to work at 7 a.m. these days, but it’s not fully light out yet and I’d rather have people see me on the road. Continue reading