Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jelly 2018 number one

Started making jelly. My goal is one per month. Yes, I know I'm late posting January's,  but I am so happy with the color.
It's Mountain Dew jelly, because fruit isn't in season just yet.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Broken heart...

I have to admit it. When I pulled up to the post office this morning, the sight of the flags flying half mast made me more than a little bit teary eyed.
Yesterday, among all the flowers and balloons celebrating a day of Love, a 19 year old shot and killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. Reading about who those students were-they had so much promise and life ahead of them-only makes me sadder. There were at least two adults killed trying to protect students. One stepped directly between the shooter and students-he suffered bullet wounds that eventually led to his death. The other was struck after unlocking his class room door to allow more kids in to hide.
I wish I had answers on why this happened or how to prevent it in the future, but I don't. I do know that as a society we can't let keep letting this happen to our children and those who educate them. To do nothing is not acceptable.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

God Bless Texas

Texas executed a man tonight. He had been on death row for 17 years. I don't understand why he got to live that long at the tax payer's expense. There was no question of his guilt. He shot his daughters while they pleaded for their lives and their mother listened helplessly on the phone. Faith and Liberty (I'm not making this up) were only 6 and 8 years old. Sorry, I'm glad some states still use the death penalty.

Saturday, January 27, 2018


It's hard to believe that six months ago this little dog wasn't even alive and I had no clue he would be joining our family. I worried about getting a third dog. How could I love him as much as my sweet  Oscar and precious Dixie?
I don't know how he did it, but he's stolen part of my heart too. It could be that I see nothing but love in his eyes. It could be the way he runs up and down the hall for long periods of time or the way he plays fetch with the toddler down the road.
His bark is different from the others, but just like Oscar and Dixie he adores Fluffy the cat. He likes his snacks and cuddling. He's growing so fast-he's larger than Dixie now, but he's kept his dark red color.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Seven years old

 So my youngest nephew turned seven. It comes as no surprise that he can sing this song word for word:

Once I was seven years old, momma told me
Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely
Once I was seven years old

And he did.  And he did flips:
Jumped for joy:

And blew out candles on a cake:
I should mention that his mom made the cake and it looked fabulous.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Murals in Austin

Austin has tons of murals
This one means good trip.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I ain't havin it...Harley and the snow

Harley was not a big fan of the snow we got. In fact, it took quite a while to get him off the porch.
He learned he had to walk through it.

 Some times he had to use both feet.
 You can tell he's not a happy camper.
Oscar found an ideal place to "go" outside.
It's time to go back in