Friday, March 18, 2011


Marshall Ford Swing Band, performing at Cafe Susanna
This Friday I'm feeling greatful for...the many opportunities we now have for listening to wonderful live music, in intimate settings.

One of my oldest friends, and the newest Muse.

Good music, good friends and good pie -- it just doesn't get any better than that!

Lemon Chess pie from the Wimberley Pie Company

Thursday, March 17, 2011


It seemed like a good idea at the time -- John opting for semi-retirement, rather than full.  He'd do whatever he could to help out his two partners from here in Wimberley, and just drive down to Houston occasionally, as needed.  But now, I'm beginning to wonder.

You see, everyone is used to my hubby assuming the role of mild-mannered mediator.  He's always been the one who could keep his cool under stress, calm down any clients that Idea Man might've ticked off, keep his two partners from strangling each other, and keep his own tongue in check no matter what political claptrap the others may be spouting.

Problem is,  Hubby's not quite the same guy anymore.  Living in Wimberley can do that to you.  The longer you are here, the stronger your voice becomes, and the less willing you are to overlook injustice.  So last week, when Idea Man went into one of his same old rants for the millionth time, John did something he's never, ever done before.  He talked back.  He said "Ya know what?  That's the dumbest shit I've ever heard."  The guy's still not speaking to him.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ONE THING I LOVE... glancing up from my computer to see a vivid splash of cardinal red or brightest blue, sillouetted against the green hills beyond.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Guess who's guest blogging over at One Woman's Day today?  Moi!

One Woman's Day is a wonderful new project, brought to you by my friends at Story Circle Network.

"Today a woman somewhere is laughing, weeping, grieving, or celebrating. Someone is giving birth; someone is losing a loved one to death. Relationships are forming, others are ending. For some this will be an ordinary day filled with many of the same activities as yesterday. For others, something unexpected will suddenly make this day unforgettable, one that they may tell their children and grandchildren about in the future. In the same way that we are curious about how our grandmothers lived, future generations will be interested in learning about what an ordinary day was like in our lives."

Every woman has a story to tell, and, as they say on TV, "these are their stories." Won't you please stop by?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Good Wine...
Great Music...
Delicious Food...
Wonderful Friends...
And Absolutely Perfect Weather...
Made all the more exquisite in the knowing, 
of what a Texas summer holds in store for us.