2015_Day 357: When life gives you lemons…make tacos!

This story is just too good not to pass along. Seems like a burglary of a taco place in Las Vegas was videotaped. In my previous life as a news website editor, we got our share of footage from police agencies showing crimes in progress. The hope, of course, was that enlisting the public’s help would aid in catching the bad guys. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. But I digress. Continue reading

2015_Day 356: December gold

Last night’s sunset was unbelieveable and one that I thought might just be the most beautiful one yet since we moved to central Texas 15 months ago. Then this morning I just happened to look at the “On This Day” feature on my Facebook page and saw the beaut that graces the top of this post. Continue reading

2015_Day 354: Maybe it’ll just melt away?

I like to take on artsy-crafty projects, but that doesn’t mean I’m always good at them. My pumpkin snowman is a good example of a recent craft fail. While the intent was good, it just didn’t come together for me the way I wanted it to. The idea was pretty simple: Paint three pumpkins white, then stack them, draw on a face, and and a scarf and a hat. Continue reading

2015_Day 353: Christmas colors

When we decided to go with a much smaller Christmas tree this year, we had a lot of extra ornaments. But I wanted to find a way to use them since they’re so colorful. So, I just found a basket and filled it up with them. Turns out it really helps make the house festive-looking. Plus we don’t have to deal with the plastic or wire ornament hooks! 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 351:┬áPink Champagne Ruby Grass

One of the new plants I tried this year was Pink Champagne Ruby Grass. I bought two 1-quart containers fairly early in the spring and planted one each in the center of the two big planters on my back porch. The grass was really easy to take care of, and stayed green into November. Continue reading