Girl Scout Cookies

I’m eating Girl Scout Cookies…and, I really don’t even feel bad about it. Now, you may eat Girl Scout Cookies all the time, and, if so, I salute you. Me? Well, we BUY lots of Girl Scout Cookies because little people in our family that we love sell them, but I try not to eat … More Girl Scout Cookies

Conference Adventures

Hello, from yet another conference with the hubs! Now, before you get all worked up with jealousy, we’re just in Dallas. Don’t get me wrong, Dallas is great, but it’s, you know, Dallas. Downtown is beautiful at night, though, as I hope you can tell from the photo above taken from our 17th floor hotel … More Conference Adventures

Hubs-1, Pipes-0

Brrrr, but it’s cold! Yes, I know it’s winter, but here’s the thing about winter in southeast Texas: WHAT WINTER? Yeah, because normally we don’t have many even slightly cold days in our version of winter, let alone 3 different snows, ice and all that. Case in point: I realized last week that I don’t … More Hubs-1, Pipes-0

The Fudge is Gone

Well. The fudge is gone. Yep. I ate the last piece yesterday, washed the Christmas tin, put it in the drain board…with a long sigh. OK, some of you are thinking, so big deal. Well, it is kind of a big deal. And it’s not just about the fudge. See, I make fudge every year … More The Fudge is Gone

The Parking Garage

I have a confession: I have no sense of direction. None. Nada. I got nothin’. And, you may be thinking, OK, big deal? So, you say…keep reading… Last week I had an appointment with a doctor whose office is in the Houston Medical Center. Now, if you’ve read my above confession and the previous sentence … More The Parking Garage

The After

There is something about vacations that no one ever really talks about. It’s a difficult subject, but, because I care about you, the reader, I’m going to talk about it. And, honestly, someone needs to. It’s THE AFTER. AFTER the vacation is over, AFTER you get home with mounds of laundry, AFTER every minute is … More The After

The Vacation

Well. We are home from our huge, long-awaited, too-good-to-be-true vacation (or, “holiday,” as the Kiwis say) to New Zealand! It was amazing…no, superb…no, fantastic…no, really, it was phenomenal. Actually, I don’t have the right adjectives to describe this trip. It was really the trip of a lifetime… New Zealand, you say, whoooooaaaaa! Yeah, I know. … More The Vacation