Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

Today I will be baking( not sure if the girls will be helping me out) and cleaning and gathering all things to pack.
The day after Christmas we will be heading to the in-laws for a couple of days. On the way we will stop at R's house to do a wee bit of Christmas with her. Looking forward to that.
We have someone to come over and feed the pets, etc, but I am a bit worried about the two cats being left alone. Egads, Simba will not leave Bella alone. I think I may have to put away all breakable things before I go :)

I had a great birthday. C gave me a duraflame heater. I know, I know. Not what you would expect for a 50th gift. But one VERY much appreciated. I've been wanting one for awhile now. It's really cute with its fake flame :) I LOVE it! He also drove nearly 45 minutes to pick up my birthday cake. Oh, and was it good!!!
All in all, a very nice birthday.

Don't judge me too severely on my little drawing. It has been years since I really drew anything. At one point I was going to major in art. It will take me awhile to really get back into the swing of things. I printed some vintage Christmas pictures to copy as best I could. I have always had a bit of a problem with proportions :)

Merry Christmas to you all. Praying that ya'll have safe travels and happy times.
God Bless

Saturday, December 12, 2015


This is what I woke up to today. I'm just going to say of the things I am most proud of my girls (and there are many) is that they have a sense of humor. A lot of people may think this isn't all that funny....more creepy than funny. Oh, but it fits right in there with my odd humor.  I nearly woke the house up with my howling laughter. 

H stayed up late last night making muffins for my birthday and left this sitting on top of the container. My girls always used to ask me what I wanted for my birthday and I would always tell them to make me draw me a picture. One of them finally listened :)

The reason H made this- ahem- lovely birthday card is because not to long ago we sat down and watched Psycho. She had never seen it and it had been years since I had. Now, Psycho has a special place in my heart....WHAT? Um huh, a special place. When I was in 4th grade my friend has a sleep over with about 6 of us girls. For some reason--it was the 70's --her mom thought it would be a good idea to let us watch this movie. We screamed and laughed and all had to sleep with one of her stuffed animals. Would I let my 4th grader watch this But then again when all my girls were that young they wouldn't watch ANY kind of scary movie. H is finally getting to where she will venture out and watch scary stuff. She is trying to gear herself up to watch Steven Kings IT. Geez, louise, that one scared the pants off me. That is until it got to the end and it was nothing but a giant alien bug. To this day I hate clowns and gutters.
S ? Nope, S hasn't ventured out into the scary move realm. She'll do the sci fi kind of scary but that's about it.

So, 50. 
The big 5.O. 
It sounds so weird. Growing up I never really imagined myself much older than my 20's. 
It's not really bothering me. I don't feel like I'm 50...except the wear and tear on the body. Mentally, I am still in my 20's. Some would say teens and others would still say younger :)

Today I am going to keep it simple. C went into town to pick something up for me--even after already buying me a present the other day. You've got to understand. C and I have never really given each other presents. So when he gets me something, it really means a lot to me. I think he might be picking up a birthday cake for me. Oh, fingers crossed. If it's from where I think(hope) its from, it will be a GOOD one. And he will be picking up some shrimp to boil later. What fun...a good cake and some boiled shrimp--obviously not too close together.

Hmmm, maybe I'll get the family together and make them all watch a movie with me. Or play a board game. Or make them play Farkle--a dice game that no one will ever play with me ( I usually beat C so that's why he doesn't like to play).

I know that I am going to have a great day so my birthday wish is for all of you to have a blessed day today as well!

Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe, Tlatelolco, The Pyramids, Ocatlan ...Ah, I can't forget that today is also the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Happy Feast Day Mary!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Another Jaunt to Texana

H and I took another trip to Texana Park on Monday. We were going to go on Sunday but S didn't feel like going so we decided to wait til Monday morning. 
We arrived just before 9 am. The temperature was perfect, in the high 50's. Not too cold but just cool and crisp enough for a sweatshirt.
We walked about 3.3 miles in just under 2 hrs.
We only saw one deer at a distance. But we got to see a hawk at the end of our walk. We also saw several types of wild fungus that I had never seen before. For some reason I was really intrigued by them. They were just, plain ,foreign looking to me.

I wish I could name each of these and wow you all with my fungus knowledge but nope, I am completely fungus illiterate. 
I love the green ones. They really are quite beautiful.

 I found this tree fascinating because that one branch that is coming down at an angle to the right, isn't a branch. It was a completely different tree that grew into the other one.

I just love the hawk. He stayed there for quite a bit before he flew off.  

All in all we had ourselves a great walk. While the weather is nice, I really need to plan more trips out there. My goal is to eventually walk the entire trail system. At one time :)