So, for my birthday this past January, my husband bought me a pair of wireless earbuds for my birthday. Now, these were Very Expensive earbuds … we’re talking over $100. But, you know, it was my birthday, so I figured it was a nice splurge. And I really enjoyed these earbuds. Until they started to break. First one of the speakers came detached from the unit. Then the button to connect the unit with the phone didn’t work. And so… Read more »

It’s been quite a day. On Friday night, I asked – no, demanded – that my husband and I get in bed by 10:30 p.m., because I had a long run to do in the morning and I was determined to be done before the sun started blazing down at 8:30 a.m. (He’s a stay-up-late kind of guy, and I find it hard to fall asleep if I know he’s going to be in a couple of hours later, making… Read more »

As a gardener, sometimes I feel like I’m always concentrating on what hasn’t yet happened with my plant projects … the pansies that haven’t germinated, the salvia that hasn’t rebloomed since being cut back, the alyssum seed that I haven’t yet sowed. So today, I was determined to appreciate something. I went out and cut a fistful of zinnias from the plants outside. They’re the “Cut and Come Again” variety, so they benefit from being pruned anyway.   They look lovely on… Read more »

The Internet – or, at least, my version of the Internet – has been apoplectic for the past couple of days over the Rick Perry indictment. People seem to swing to the far end of one side or another. Awesome, we got him! No, this is bullshit, it’s politically motivated! I have been, for the most part, silent (though I did “like” the awesome Richard Simmons pic that you see here, mostly just because it’s Richard Simmons). And it’s not… Read more »

I don’t remember what motivated me to start growing 150 pansies from seed. Oh, wait, yes, I do. Several months ago, as the summer temps were just beginning to heat up, I saw a packet of pansy seeds on clearance at Walgreens for, like, 30 cents. I bought them and, for some strange reason, stuck them in the console of my car, where they cooked for a good 6 months. Then it got to be August and I started thinking,… Read more »

So, I have been wanting to run a marathon for about as long as I have been running. So, about five years. I had big plans to run the Tyler Rose, the Houston Marathon, the Big D … if it was 26.2 and within a few hundred miles, I wanted to run it. However, dreaming about a marathon and actually doing it are two very different things. In my early years of running, both my boys were young and their… Read more »

So, I am on Pinterest. I’m not an influential pinner or anything like that, but I do have this one pin that, as of today, has been repinned 2,853 times. It will go dormant for a while, and then someone will dig it up and it’ll get repinned for a few days. It’s in the middle of one of those “revivals” right now. And every time I see the email notification telling me “Your pin has been repinned!”, I have… Read more »

Yep, I’m a blog slacker. But I have a good reason! I took the aforementioned trip to Albuquerque, and then took a trip to Colorado, which you can read about on my other blog, and then took a brief break back in Texas, during which I experienced some major ugliness courtesy of county party politics. The day after that ugliness, I headed out to Alabama to spend time in my hometown. I added it up and figured out that I’ve… Read more »