Time for the Sale…

Ray and I have spent the last 3 days at our building – a wonderful mid-century Savings and Loan – where we have lots of antiques and furniture stored. Our goal: to organize so we could begin to sell these treasures that have been accumulating for well over 3 decades. (Well, some are very old…

A Standing Ovation for the Sherman Community Players

The Sherman Community Players have done it again! Last night I saw The Drowsy Chaperone, a “musical within a comedy,” and I must say it was an A-1 production thanks to the visionary direction of Anthony Nelson, a gifted performance by Darrah Dunn in the key role of “Man in Chair,” and exceptional acting by…

Early Workdays and High Temperatures

This morning I woke up and checked the forecast for Canton, Texas, where the flea market is happening this weekend. Weatherunderground.com reported temperatures were supposed to get up to 111 degrees today in Canton. I just checked a minute ago and it said that it is 104.5 degrees at 6:38 pm, but feels like 114…

Heat, Antiques, and a Dilemma

I took a long nap this afternoon after being out in the heat – 102 – and now at 8:34 pm, I am sitting here groggy, as if I am recovering from a hangover. I haven’t had a hangover in a very long time so this feeling is foreign, and not very pleasant, I might…

Two Big Victories for Our Country Today

Thank you, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, for having the courage to stand up for a woman’s right to choose today. Thank you, Supreme Court, for acknowledging that all people should have the right to marry who they choose. Choice. That is what today is all about. We, the people, get to make our own…

Friends and Distances

Tomorrow Sarah and Luna return to Los Angeles. It has been wonderful having this precious time with them. We had old family friends over tonight who needed to get one last glimpse and snuggle with Luna (and Sarah) before they head back out West. It is times like these that I feel a little sad…

Lots of Miles Today and Congrats to Daughter Rachael

I have driven to McKinney and back today (34 miles x 2 = 68 miles), then to Fort Worth (90 miles) then onto Dallas from Fort Worth (32 miles) then from Dallas to Sherman (64 miles). This is 68 + 90 + 32 + 64 = 254 miles today. Enough said, yes? Congratulations to Rachael…

Dragging Today

Today was one of those too-early mornings when I felt as if I were trudging through chest-deep water until I finally admitted my tiredness and went upstairs for a nap. I only slept 45 minutes, but that much-needed respite made the rest of my day go much smoother. It’s tough when we first arrive in…

The Comfort of Old Friendships

Here it is another very late night – it’s 12:23 here in Texas – and I have been busy since early this morning. I have helped unload a very full van, attended a mini-high school reunion with some of the ladies in my 1971 graduating class in Bonham, then had dinner with family and friends back…

Arrived!

Just a super quick note to say that we have arrived at our Texas home all in one piece and that we are happy to be here. The girls are all tucked in their beds, and Ray and I are headed that way right now. I’ll settle back into a writing routine once I get…