Wednesday, November 26


Sometimes you are fixing to leave the house and your car
has a flat tire.
Then you say bummer.
Sometimes you leave a restaurant and you
try to get into a car that looks JUST like
yours....and the key doesn't work...
and you look around and hope nobody saw you.

Then sometimes,
you head out the door,
and see this.
And think,
do whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

So, then, you get to go to a car wash.
For $12.
The whole way there, you discuss
what IN THE WORLD did this?

The view at the car wash was just pretty nice.
A palm tree mixed in with Autumn colors.

$12 didn't quite take care of the problem,
most of it,
but not all of it.

OK Denny's.
Time to get some new cream pitchers.

I always enjoyed frost on the proverbial pumpkin
when I lived in Kansas.
I loved a good frosty night and morning.
The kind that makes it look like diamonds are in your grass.
Well, here's our frost.
It's a bank.
If I moved to Pearland, this is where I would bank.
If I had any money left.

We went to Burlington to find some suits.
I found this ceramic milk carton.
Some of the paint was chipped off of it,
but that's OK.
For $1.98, I could overlook paint chips.

I was not crabby.
The sun was in my eye.
Glad I wasn't playing ball.
Everybody would have been
mad at me.

We went to a place where my husband could get jambalaya. 
I got a burn your stomach all the way home,
jalapeno burger.
I LOVE getting Sprite/Sierra Mist when we eat out.
I also love the look on my husband's face
when I order something other than water.

I DID find a couple of books to read....and a quote book.
I love quote books. 
"Not to transmit an experience is to betray it."
Elie Wiesel
If you knew who Elie Wiesel was,
you'd know why he said that.
It pays to read.

So, here's my little ceramic milk carton.
All happy beside my rabbit canisters.

Got a new coffee maker.
It was marked down from $1200 to $49.
It was on sale,
good enough for me.
It does NOT have a reservoir that will
hold clean water,
and turn it to swamp water.
That's why I don't ever want another

Got some new coffee.
My two favorites.

Funny, we also live close to Sugarland,
but we always go to Pearland.
I really don't even like pears.
But I do like pearls.

Brenham, Texas

Rain and storms were predicted all day in the area.
It was cloudy, and sorta rainy.
It was not very nice, actually.
We went the big highway, instead of 36.
Always take 36 in the Spring.....
that way you can see the wildflowers.
The area is lovely in Spring.
The highway is pretty in Autumn.

As we speak,
I have some Blue Bell in our freezer.
It's the best ice cream in the country,
because it comes from happy cows.

This was FUNNY.
That would be ancient e-mail.

Sometimes, the trees just don't have the gumption
to totally turn colors.

We got to the meeting place a little early, so I walked down the sidewalk
and saw this sign.
You know who gets their clothes cleaned here....
or maybe who owns the place.

In case you've never seen it before,
these are rose hips.

I haven't seen my Bosom Buddy for more than a year.
Neither one of us had aged a bit.

We visited and visited.
The time was too short.
It's hard not to see her often.
The road between us is far.
But we know each other is there.
It's good to have a bosom buddy.
I've known her since 1980.

We stopped in Pearland on the way home.
I love Blizzards.
Ice cream Blizzards.
I was eating a Blizzard,
while viewing a palm tree.

The caustic? white smoke coming out of the chemical
plant smoke-stacks,
can help you know which direction the
wind is from.
The wind was from the South.
Which meant it was another
warmish day in November.

This is what my friend brought me from Alaska.
She knows me so well.
The Alaskan state flower is Forget-Me-Not
I never will Kim,
I never will.

Monday, November 24

I love Calvin


Friday, November 21


I know,
I know,
this is pathetic.
To buy already cooked noodles,
only to heat them up in the microwave,
then to pour a little packet of sauce over them,
and actually eat it.
It's good.
Not as good as Top China,
but good.

Too bad for you if you don't live where you can
buy Blackburn's Syrup.
Just sayin.....

I bought a second dish drying mat.
I liked the first one,
and it needs a chance to dry out.
So, now I have two.
They really do work.

I bought a package of the chocolate filled ones last week also,
and have not eaten ONE of them.
I don't like Oreo's especially.
But other people do.
So, I buy them for other people.
And for milk.
Milk likes Oreo cookies.

I taught Daniel how to make sweet potatoes,
but since I didn't think he was going to be where *I* was
on Thanksgiving, I offered to make them.
(he should really be doing this)
I also do not like sweet potatoes.
I make them for others, that do.
I always buy long skinny ones.
They are hard, woody, difficult to cut,
and the long skinny ones are easier to deal with.
Just a little trick.
People passing by me going through the sweet potatoes
wonder what in the world I'm looking for.
Just take the ones on top and go home.

I like apples.
I can eat them without junk on them.
But today, I bought stuff to dip my apples in.
And while I'm at it.....I'd sure like to know who put a half used
container of marshmallow cream, back in the cabinet instead of the fridge....
who knows when?
I'll probably never know who it was.
I'll blame whom I choose.
Mixing a container of this marshmallow cream with a block
of cream cheese, sure makes fruit easier to eat.
Except for cantaloupe.
Nothing will help cantaloupe.

This stuff is just fun.
You ought to wash your sheets in it.
It smells wonderful.

There's just some things I don't want to touch.
Like raw chicken.
25 jalapeno peppers and their seeds.
Dog throw up.
Did I mention raw chicken?

I've always said,
if you're going to do dishes,
you ought to have something wonderful to smell while
you're doing them.
I do dishes,
I escape to New Zealand.

This candle is neither here nor there.....
Zesty Lemon Peppercorn?
It's the little tag on the side I was concerned about.
It says it's their....get this....
It was on ALL of their candles.
ALL of them.
Each silly candle had the same tag.
How can you know something is the best, unless you've tried it all?
Like coffee?
Who can claim they serve the best coffee?
In all of New York?
Or the best ribs?
In all of Alvin, Texas.
Or the best seafood?
On the East Coast?
Or THESE are the most comfortable shoes?
Or that you had the worst year ever?
How do you know somebody else didn't have a worse one?
This is what I would call.....
stretching your blanket.

I bought some flowers.
They looked so Autumnal.
And they were.....
so marked down.

I bought more lip stuff that I can't stand.
I can't believe I did it again.
If I had a nickel for every silly lip stuff I've bought,
that didn't work for me.....I'd HAVE
money to buy the best ribs in Alvin, Texas.
(not pictured.....I also bought a 5 layer burrito from Taco Bell)

Thursday, November 20

Thursday on the Gulf Coast

Sometimes it's hard to be on the coast.
Where bananas grow....
and gets just cold enough each year,
to knock my poor avocado tree out of commission.

It got up to 70 here today.
November 20.

I figure if we get through the Winter season,
and don't have to turn the A.C. on,
for Christmas or Thanksgiving,
it's been a good year.
I love a stocking hat.
A Snoopy stocking hat.
Don't see them much around anymore.
Maybe I'm not in the right state.

Wednesday, November 19

These two thoughts go together......

If you just go along, to get along, it means you see wrong, and say nothing.  It means it's more important to get along, than to be a holy nation and peculiar people.  The God that brought you out of darkness into marvelous light......expects better from you.  Let the redeemed of the Lord, SAY SO.


just sayin......


Tuesday, November 18

It's Good To Laugh

What you think you look like, in the snow.
What you really look like.
I won't say anything else.
I'll let the pictures and words
speak for themselves.


Saved the best for last.