Today is Harry’s Godfather’s birthday. And he flew down to Austin from DC to celebrate, so we’re celebrating with all kinds of celebrations this weekend. (This needs to be an entire post next week.) But first, I need to share with you what Harry and I gave him when he arrived. Mainly because it’s [...]
I’m so loving this song. So perfect for Summer. The GIVERS are an indie pop group from Lafayette, Louisiana. Check them out.
So this morning, I was checking Twitter and started following Jill who had said something to me, and then I checked her site…and she had this fun little write up about “Glamping”… something I’d never heard of before. Basically, it’s camping…only totally fancy, with marble spa baths, flat screen TVs, butlers, chefs, dog walkers [...]
After approximately 40 days and 40 nights of Biblical drought and what-feels-like-that-many 105 degree days, it finally rained here. A lot. In fact, the car is a bit stuck in the mud that is our parking area. You gotta love country life. (Someone cue the Green Acres song. Thanks.)
Today we are planting things. Pumpkins to be exact. My grandfather used to plant his pumpkins on the Fourth of July, but I wanted to go ahead and do this today…just in case it doesn’t work. I think that one action pretty much sums up my whole personality, right there. Tomorrow, I will [...]
The other day, James requested that I watch a piece that ran on 60 Minutes about “Superior Autobiographical Memory.” Have you heard about this? It’s this incredible, rare condition that allows individuals to actively recall (in vivid, specific detail) just about every day of their lives. You can watch some of the report here. [...]
Well, it’s finally here. After 274 days of other seasons, and a week and a half of 101-107 degree heat, we can official call it Summer. Day 1 is upon us. And work as we know it is over. Now the real fun begins. Stay tuned.
The lettuce guy that we buy lettuce from every week at the Farmers Market (The List #31…check!) really likes Harry, so he gave us two Patty Pan squash for free. Just to try them. He said…”Use The Google and find a recipe.” Yes he did. So I did. And I found this recipe from [...]
I feel that in light of Jenny’s and my shopping trip (you can read about that here), I should share this other little item I purchased for another friend of ours, who has 22 real chickens in her yard. Because, the fowl deserve the respect, y’all. And Beyoncé demands it. (Found on Patina and [...]
For over a year now, Maggie and I have been working on our dream weekend event. An event that’s paired as a getaway and a growth spurt. Sort of like a grown-up version of summer camp…or like the summer camp of my imagination, with all the goodness and none of the garbage. Fun. Not lame. [...]