- Austin, Texas, USA
- October 22
- Grew up on a farm in Kansas and have lived in Austin, TX for 21 years. I have been to Europe once and now my passport has expired.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Nothing Prepares You for
Getting Old Except Time
January 31, 2014 01:29PM
- Sewing My Third Baby Quilt!
September 02, 2013 05:43PM
- What They Said
November 15, 2012 07:24PM
- The Year of the Bed Bug
November 15, 2012 06:41PM
- The Aging of the American
June 25, 2012 06:21PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Did you name a child
Woody? Great piece. My
- “Wow, great to catch up
on Nina Hagen! I was her
- “Love it!”
- “This one's my fav of
hers too. Most movies you sit
once, if they are
June 27, 2012 09:30PM
- “Nora Ephron taught me
via "Heartburn" that no man
June 27, 2012 09:26PM
Whenever I find something new on my face indicating its going amiss -- a new deep wrinkle in my brow, a bump above my eyelid, the age spots that show up when I look in my rear-view mirror in the wrong light, I subconsciously think of this woman:
Juliet's… Read full post »
My step-daughter Hannah had her second baby almost immediately after her first baby! O.K. maybe there was a 10 month gap in there. Suffice it to say, I wasn't ready -- to make another baby quilt.
But I finally got all the fabric together and started in on it about a… Read full post »
My knowledge of bed bugs was so non-existant, that when I finally discovered that my bed was infested with them for probably around two months, I was still wondering what the weird rash was up and down both my arms.
It wasn't until I felt something climbing around on me in… Read full post »
As baby boomers are approaching 65 more and more every day, I saw a quote that there would 600,000 centinarians by mid-century with there already being 70,000 centinarians in our country currently. http://voices.yahoo.com/senior-population-grows-extends-8380805.html?cat=12
Where does that… Read full post »
It's a slow TV cycle in the summer unless you like Russell Brand and Charlie Sheen (FX) or want to watch those old farts on the new Dallas series who's sons are still only in their 20's while they are 70 and 80.
The HBO's series "Girls" is something I… Read full post »
Last Saturday over the Memorial Day weekend, I blew off my 40th high school reunion to do something more important. I went to the 5th annual Revival Festival in downtown Austin, Texas.
The Revival Fest is a rockabilly music festival that is only one day long, and brings in rockabilly talent… Read full post »
When I first moved to Austin in 1988 I was a little homesick and went to the local bookstore to find some "Sylvia" cartoon books to make me feel better. That local bookstore happened to be Book People. (Wish I could find a photo of it from back then.)
My step-daughter Hannah had her babygirl back in February. She is a young woman who loved babies even when she was practically a baby herself. So making her little daughter a quilt was something I looked forward to doing.
I was going through a break-up and couldn't concentrate.&nbs… Read full post »
In recent years, I have had spotty luck with men. And really in the whole scheme of things I always seemed to attract men I wasn't particularly that crazy about in the long run. Until last October. That's when a nice, attractive, somewhat younger man contacted me on a dating site.&n… Read full post »
I vaguely remember my church-going days. It was before I entered grade school in 1960 that my Mother would scrub my brother and me, stuff us into our Sunday best and cart us off with her to the nearby Lutheran Church situated in the small, tiny town of Glendale, Kansas. My… Read full post »
Post Valentine's Day Lament (A
After V-day I thought you were evil.
Then I got to thinking about
The whole time we spent.
It was the purest form of happiness
Strung out in increments.
And then I se… Read full post »
I think being on facebook sort of brings me down at times. It's nice to have contact with people who live far away, but then it's not the most intimate of contact, and after a while it can get depressing. Or is that just me? Finding acquaintances on there still living… Read full post »
I am unique in the reality of never having ridden in any car but a Studebaker up until I was six. O.K. maybe sometime before I was six some aunt forced me to ride in her Ford, but as my memory recollects it doesn't seem likely. … Read full post »
The thought entered my mind when Ralph Lauren brought overalls into haute couture levels back a few fashion seasons ago. The models were wearing one long braid draped in front of one shoulder. Beings I'm part Swiss and grew up on a farm, this look was speaking to me.
Here's a… Read full post »
I have sewn a lot of things throughout my life. Clothes for myself, clothes for friends, dresses for young girls, outfits for my godson when he was 4, stuffed bears, stuffed bunnies, home accessories, a few stuffed roosters, and I attempted to re-upholster a chair once, but until&nbs… Read full post »
It was a typical Monday morning -- being responsible after a weekend of not being responsible. I was writing out my check for a credit card, which I am trying to pay off, and called to make sure a vitamin distributor wasn't going to hit the account when I found out… Read full post »
My mother had something wrong with her mind for most of my remembrance of her. I don't know the clinical terminology of what was going on with my mother as my father, a dirt farmer, didn't have the money nor the belief that a mental health issue was treatable or worth… Read full post »
I pretty much have allergies to everything out there in the air, and I live in the allergy capital of the world, Austin, Texas. Currently, I believe there is still ragweed pollen, high counts of mold and certain grasses gearing up for the coup de grace -- cedar fever (also called… Read full post »
I joined a book club I found on the popular website, meetup.com, because it had a snappy name, "Beer and Cookies Book Club," and I wanted to meet new people who had similar interests.
Little did I know my cat Henry would be gone within a few months of my joining… Read full post »
I sat in a theater this past Saturday watching the Nora Ephron film, "Julie and Julia" enjoying Meryl Streep's portrayal of Julia Childs, all the while someone in the right of the theater was letting gaseous emissions rip in a loud and noisy manner. I kid you not. The first time,… Read full post »