Did I ever tell you about the day I met Wendi McLendon-Covey and she said that she would be my best friend forever? Well, that shit happened, y’all. After some negotiation, I said she would have to share the spot with my other BFF Jenny…(if only because Jenny helped me come up with my questions [...]
In the midst of this summer of dumb drought, I’m thinking of learning more about xeriscaping, which is basically a landscape design that minimizes water use…which is good when you’re only legallys allowed to use water on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. It’s impossible to grow anything with that little water and this [...]
After school (which is currently over at noon), we head outside. And with this heat, we like to cover our heads. Harry and I have quite different ideas about how to do that. (FYI: Mine are on the left).
Yesterday, Jenny sent me an email full of ghost voices. (After she wrote this lovely thing here.) If you know Jenny, it isn’t all that surprising that she found an oddity, but this one stopped me. With her superhuman internet search powers, she found an obscure interview that my great uncle PJ did in the [...]
My Great Uncle PJ Allen was a man who danced on Broadway in the 1930s and early 40s, but then moved back to Texas in the late 40s to be closer to his family and start a Parade Float business. Because of course he did. We are now lucky enough to now be the caretakers [...]
We’re in the process of cleaning out seventy years of stuff…a lifetime of work…piled up high into five barns. I’m spending a lot of time in these barns. Looking through the artifacts of love ones’ lives. And even though it’s stupid degrees outside, I feel so lucky to be given the task. It’s a sober [...]
Last week, when I was at the beach with the fancy kitchen, I made this recipe that I found in Southern Living. Or, I should say, I adapted this recipe to accommodate my laziness and lack of ingredients. Or maybe I added some ingredients. I can’t remember. But in the end, I discovered this fantastic [...]
I’ve been so busy living this last bit before school, and then starting school, and then recovering from starting school, that I haven’t posted my daily posts in 11 days. So I just posted them. All 11 of them. Gah, don’t ever let me do that again. I keep saying, next week is the week [...]
Okay, so today was Day Number 75 above 100 degrees…and an over-achieving over-100 day it was…at 112. Records are breaking, animals are thirsty, I am insane. I feel that all I do is talk about the heat now. Because my brain has melted, y’all. Also, on a related note, that frying an egg on the [...]
Today was hot. Like 108 or something. So we swam with our cousins. We might have had some heatstroke. We can’t really remember because of all the heat. And the strokes. And also it was hot.