It's Saturday evening. Easter Saturday. And I'm spent, but not finished. Herself texted, thinking she'd get a break today. But it's not to be. Honestly, I didn't expect to see her until well after dark. Tax deadline is Monday, and I'm certain they are pushing through so they don't have to work tomorrow on Easter. … Continue reading Ready for Round #2
Last week it was chilly. This week, BAM! spring. Here in North Texas, we get a few days of heat, then back to chilliness. Then, like a light switch, the heater is on. In the span of two weeks, the trees are busting out. One of the pear trees I planted last year. My fig, … Continue reading Spring has Sprung
We girded our loins here in DFW for another big ice storm. The "wint'ry" mix was supposed to start last night. Really didn't. Although it got cold. Not as bad as last time by any measure. I woke up to basically a frozen mist. When I let the dogs out, I realized the driveway was … Continue reading Is that it?
I work at home. What do I care if it snows? I prepared for this. I said as much. This freeze spell wasn't as bad as last year, by far. Hell, it's already melting as I speak, like it does in DFW after a freeze. Thursday morning hit, and we were encased in ice. It … Continue reading A Snowy Day
The first of the year brought in winter to North Dallas. Got cold As usual, most of the country had actual winter. We've been enjoying 60-70 degrees or more every day. Day one of the new year, we started off running the AC. I left to go out at around 5PM, the temp had dropped … Continue reading And So It Begins…
Christmas was a huge day here. First all the kids and grandkids were coming so we had to board Jasper and Aria. Jasper is a spaz and the grandkids get scared of him. Aria really doesn't like little people, and not being able to hide in her crate in quiet, she gets unpredictable. Well, unpredictable … Continue reading A big day, all around.
Stupid, Incompetent, and Greedy morons. I set out to write about this weeks ago, but the stupidity keeps piling in. It never ends. Today the story is that Biden is loosing the oil reserves to combat whatever. Last week, it was a letter to the justice department telling them to look into the oil companies. … Continue reading Run by Morons
We were away visiting family this weekend, leaving the dogs with my son's friend house/dog sitting. This is infinitely preferable to boarding them. It's vastly cheaper, by several orders of magnitude and it's better for them as they don't have to vary their routine all that much. It also helps that he's been added to … Continue reading A Good Walk
It's raining today. Not the gully washer storms that happen in the spring and summer. The drizzle and rain of North Texas in the fall/winter. And I'm dealing with three big dogs that are mostly inside, when they'd be outside letting off steam. Think of 5 year old boys, stuffed with candy, only with teeth … Continue reading Gonna be a Long Day…
The weather here lately is stunning. This morning it was 65 degrees, sunny, with zero humidity. Here in Dallas, it's as if we are being rewarded after the beatdown of the summer heat, which this year wasn't so bad. Sort of like getting that lollipop after a shot at the doctors. Funny, I've never gotten … Continue reading Clearing the Mind