Thursday, May 10, 2018


It seems I have some very smart friends. When I last posted something about quilting my friend Ross came back with this reply.... "It would seem that quilting has woven itself into the patchwork fabric of your life as evidenced by this ongoing thread about your material interest in this hobby. Your bias is obvious and your addiction to chain stitching is out of control. Hope this keeps you in stitches!"

He's sew funny.  Then my husband adds to my post another sharp as a needle reply...
"What sort of thread have y’all woven on the web ?"
Okay these guys are good. Made me smile.

Our fur baby is such a cutie. When I get home in the evening the first thing we do is go out back so she can go potty but sometimes she runs straight to the bench to relax and let the wind blow in her fur. Eventually mother nature wins and she runs for the grass. She is such a joy. She cracks us up because she does get jealous when David pays attention to Sophie her fur baby. She gets her nose in there for her fair share of lovin. 
About 3 weeks ago on Taco Tuesday I was going to make fresh made shells only my corn tortillas kept breaking so I decided to turn them into tortilla chips. I hadn't done that in years. Pretty tasty if I do say so myself. May have to start making them myself again.  Probably cheaper and fresher than buying a half full bag of chips and the rest is air.
Then on a weekend that we were staying at Pamela's while working on the cabin at the farm, David didn't need my help on that Saturday so Pamela and I went to brunch and ran errands. Big shock this time, no wine. For brunch we went to our favorite cafe in downtown Bryan called Madden's. Their special that day was pulled pork migas with a poblano sauce served with roasted potatoes and flour tortilla's. It was so good. Normally I can't eat migas because for whatever reason green bell peppers aren't nice to me but this was cooked just right. So so good.
I guess I should clarify my statement about "on a weekend that we stayed at Pamela's" because I think David has been at her place almost every weekend since November and then I go up periodically to help David and hang out with Pamela. I clarified because I was up there the following weekend too. Hung with Pamela on Saturday then helped David on Sunday in the cabin AKA the mini mansion.
This was the weekend (April 21) that Barbara Bus was laid to rest in College Station at the George Bush Library.  We didn't walk through the tall grass to stand near Hwy 6 but I was able to a bystander of history and saw her motorcade pass to her final resting place. There were hundreds of people all along the motorcade route from Houston to College Station. Wish we could have been near the library to see the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets lining Barbara Bush drive up to the library.  I snapped a couple of pictures from the side of the road with my cell phone.

I saw this picture posted by KHOU TV of the Cadets. Wow. May she rest in peace. Barbara Bush was one heck of a lady. 
On this same day my brother-in-law Gary went on the in-active rooster for the Houston Fire Department after 32 years of service. Congratulations. Lynn and the girls went to the station on his last day for dinner one last time before he starts a new journey in his life. The girls even sat in the firetruck that their Dad drove one final time. Photos are from their FaceBook post. Proud of Gary and his service as a first responder. During the aftermath of Harvey he worked tirelessly helping rescue folks from the flooding neighborhoods. His own fire station was under water so he reported to the next closest station for duty. Not knowing when he'd be able to return  home. Good Job.
Check out the color in Pamela's back yard. Everything came back in beautiful after all the cold weather we had this year. The turks cap haven't gown up tall enough to be seen in this picture but now they're about 2 feet tall getting ready to bloom with red caps. She was all excited recently because she had 2 hummingbirds show up at her feeders.
More news .... My Tiny Dancer niece...

Emily is a senior and going to her final High School prom. Wow! 

How can that be? She and her handsome date John make a cute couple.  
Just doesn't seem possible that this fall 2019 she'll be attending the University of Iowa.       

Go Hawkeyes.

So on the last Friday in April Lilley was outside eating her breakfast when I noticed her running over by grill. Then I noticed her pawing at something. David walked outside and saw 2 baby squirrels. Where was their momma? Unfortunately one baby was dead and this one was still alive. 
David removed the dead baby squirrel that Friday but we didn't touch this one.  I wonder if they were sickly and the momma pushed them out or if the cooler weather was too much for them. So sad. I know they can be a pest but they can be entertaining and kinda cute too. 

After dealing with the dead baby squirrel we packed up Lilley and headed to College Station, dropped Lilley at Pamela's house and we went to sign our paperwork for the Construction Loan. Yikes. Exciting and Scary all at the same time. 

I recorded this silly snapchat video just after signing.
I mean it's official, it's time to build!

So instead of just heading back to Pamela's we went for lunch at a BBQ place in Calvert. Not bad and then we went exploring. We took a couple of back roads looking for a restaurant and music venue then We ended up in Taylor, TX at the Texas Beer Co. a craft beer brewery.

We had various tastings trying to decide which flavor to drink. 
I couldn't tell ya which ones we chose now but they were tasty and it was nice to get David to relax.  He goes 90 to nothing working and then goes to the farm and works some more.

Right outside the brewery was this statue that I had to have my picture taken with. It was Bill Pickett the Father of Bulldogging. Okay that doesn't mean anything to you but My step-Father's last name is Pickett. Maybe they are were distant relatives. Who knows.

After our beer and my photo shoot with Bill we walked over to an antique shop to browse around. Then I found this. A child's potty and a gourd. Really?!  I think someone was trying to be funny or I just had my mind in the gutter which happens often.  You decide.....
Then I saw this cool spinning wheel! Wouldn't this look cool in a my sewing room. No where to put it now and probably more than I wanted had to pay for it. It may have been worth every penny of $400 but I can't afford but it's still cool.

We didn't find anything we couldn't live without so our money stayed in our pockets this time.

We made a stop at the farm to do a couple of things but it was getting late so we didn't stay long and headed back to Pamela's for dinner.

Well this blog post ended up longer than expected but I had lots of news and pictures.
More to come...

Until next blog...There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.   ~Josh Jameson

1 comment:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great post, but I sure wants some Migas and Beer right now. I know it's too late to eat.....grin.