My favorite greenhouse in the world is in Martindale, Texas. It’s large. The plants are giant and happy. And the oxygen is everywhere. I can breathe better in this spot than probably any other place in the universe. It’s a place I used to visit with my grandmother. And it’s where I spent my 40th [...]
Oh Boy Scouts. (In the words of our Sassy Gay Friend…) “What are you doing? What? What are you doing? Look at your life, look at your choices.” Boy Scouts, you are awesome. So stop sucking. My little Bobcat (whose great grandfather was the 11th Boy Scout Troop Leader in the US) is so into [...]
At night I hear owls in my trees, hoot-who-whoing outside my windows. Yesterday evening there was a gray fox on the porch. ‘Tis the season, friends. It’s time for the pumpkins.
Harry had a half day at school today…which actually, when you do the math, was really about a third day…and since we drive about eleventy seven miles to school everyday, we decided today was a good day not to do that. So we stayed home to go to the library and read. Which really meant [...]
Remember yesterday’s Football Season flowers? Well, today they have friends. The Frightday Night Lights are taking over the porch. I made these bad boys last year, and they’re still burning like Tim Riggins. So easy. So great. Clear jars, orange paint, can’t lose.
While Fall is traditionally a season of change, a transformative and colorful transition into winter…around here, Fall just just means things are less dead. People say in Texas there aren’t seasons, and that’s not exactly true. There are four seasons in Texas: Cold (January-Febuary) Nice (March-April) Horrible (May-August) And Football (September-December) We’re now entering Football [...]
We are celebrating Harry’s 2,555 days here on the Earth (and seventh birthday) with an Olympic party. We threw around a lot of ideas for a birthday party this year, but, in the end, a jumpapalooza at the local jumping joint won his heart and won the day. It was epic. This one was tricky [...]
It’s hard to remember life before 2,555 days ago. Happy Birthday, Little Man. Here’s to Seven.
My garden is overflowing…so much so that Harry is going to make a squash stand in front of the house instead of a lemonade stand. And today, we started Day 1 of the 8-Day Pickle Making Process. I went to my mom’s house to do it, and I’m using her kitchen because it’s a [...]
This is my parents’ back yard. It’s about 10 minutes from our house. We plan to spend a lot of time here this summer. We started that plan today. If all goes well, you’ll be seeing a lot of this plan as it comes together.