Friday, September 1, 2017


Hubby's Favorite Spot When it Rains
The Downstairs Porch In Front of the Man Cave

A few days ago, when the rain finally let up and the sun decided to show its face again, I was working in the kitchen when I happened to glance out the window and spot this.

The View From The Upstairs Porch
My photos don't do it justice, I'm afraid. It's hard to see that it was actually a double rainbow. Even more amazing? I could clearly see where its foot ended -- right in the middle of the road, just in front of the little church B&B. After all those years spent chasing the rainbow's end as a kid, to no avail, it had suddenly landed right there in my own front yard!

I considered hopping into my car to rush right down there and look for that pot of gold. But, then I would have missed soaking up this amazing view from our balcony, which only lasted for a moment or two. Besides, what exactly could I buy with that gold, that would please me any more than this once in a lifetime memory?

Here's hoping the winds carried that rainbow and its gold on down to southeast Texas, where it's really needed.

Monday, August 28, 2017


You might be familiar with author Charlaine Harris thanks to her Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, which inspired the popular TV series True Blood. I had no idea, though, that she also wrote the mystery series behind the Aurora Teagarden movies I've been watching on the Hallmark Channel. Then, a week or two ago, Hubby came home with this...

the first book in a series that has spawned yet another TV show -- this time on NBC -- called Midnight, Texas.  Now, Hubby and I rarely read any of the same books. He was shocked to death when he found me reading Ready Player One, and really liking it. I'm the one that recommended Station Eleven to him. And we both fell in love with Fuzzy Nation, narrated by Will Wheaton, when brother-in-law Bud loaned us the audio-book to listen to on our way home from Dallas. But, as I said, that's pretty rare. So I was fairly shocked when, after finishing this one, he handed it to me saying "You'll probably want to read this." Unfortunately, I had a big ol' stack of library books that needed to be got through first!

Well, we had already missed the first couple of episodes in the TV series, but Hubby was able to order them On Demand and, not having anything better to do while we were housebound yesterday, we decided to pop up some popcorn, snuggle up on the sofa, and binge-watch some Midnight, Texas.

This morning, before the sun was even up, I had grabbed that paperback and started reading, library books be damned!