Grand Opening

Addendum:   I couldn’t stay away.  

The San Antonio public library system opened the Schaefer branch today at 2pm.  I skipped the opening ceremony since I dislike crowds.  Thinking I’ll stop by on my way home from work later in the week. Though a lil piece of me is screaming go now, they’re open til 6! 

The city is cutting a road through up to backside of the library right across the street from the in laws.  By avoiding HWY 87, this road when complete will make the library within walking distance. I’ll have no excuses anymore.  I’ll walk for books just not for health 😂

As always, more to come. 


He’s Trying To Give Me A Heart Attack

Billy Bob: “can you stay outside for a bit?”

Me: “sure what’s up?”

Billy Bob:  “just be out here to call 911”

as he stands on top of the roof.  

He’s finally finishing up the exterior painting.  The weather had delayed him.  He saved the steepest part for last.  I didn’t snap a picture because I didn’t wanna jinx him 😳

As always, more to come. 

Fast Food & Microwaves Are The Bane Of Our Existence

Drama much?  Uh yes.  Have you not met me?!??!  Oh and the guy who invented K-Cups said … I feel bad some times that I ever did it (see link for a short article in the Washington Post)

Yep, that’s right I feel a mini-rant coming on.

I have food issues. Always have.  I am finally coming to terms with most of them.  As part of my get over it therapy, I am trying to make amends for all the fast food trips I made with my kids for convenience when I know damn well how to cook.  And I have no excuse as all of the modern conveniences were at my ready disposal.

I was talking to a friend about this … how things are sometimes too easy and what you work for somehow means more.  Not only that, the extra effort is healthy. Was it easy to put breakfast lunch and dinner on the table every day for our big family?  Nope, but that’s what my parents did.  Mom during the week and dad most weekends.  We rarely ate out … if we did, you better believe it was something special and not it’s your birthday special because those dinners were home cooked meals too.

Billy Bob and I are eating in these days.  Too little too late for the kids.  They are grown and need to make their own choices.  I still feel awful for not doing my part to get them ready. On days like this, I want a do-over.  Another chance to make things right.

If you had “it” to do all over again, whatever “it” may be, would you do “it” differently?  I am curious and hope some of you will respond.  C’mon, you know you want to … confession is good for the soul.

As always, more to come.


To Sleep Perchance To Dream

I thought I’d conquered my insomnia.  Over the worst of it any way.  All the tips worked.  Less caffeine, white noise machine, sleepy-time tea, lavender scent for my pillow case, no blue light an hour before bedtime.    But then, out of nowhere BAM!  Right now I’m barely awake after several sleepless nights in a row.  I’m trying to stay awake or else this cycle will continue to spiral out of control.

Anyone out that in the blogsophere have additional suggestions?  What to do?  What not to do?  Desperate times call for desperate measures.

As always, more to come.



Left, left, left, right, left

Left, left, left, right, left

That is the cadence we used for our MARCH as safety patrols at St. Margaret Mary’s school. Hard to believe we MARCHED from the school on 1314 Fair Ave all the way to the corner of New Braunfels.  We’d stand on the corner by the Phillips 66 station that is no longer there.  We had our badges and our crossing signs to assist the walkers – kiddoes who walked to school.  Another hard to believe.  I’m not sure if kids walk to school anymore or if instead they are bussed or otherwise get dropped off.

Boy, we thought we were hot stuff … to be a patrol was super cool and we were … hot stuff.  For the 70s anyway :).  Good times and good memories.


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