Sunday, August 28, 2016

Families are funny

So I just read on Facebook that my sister liked a Brad Paisley page.  LOL  Sorry, but I can't help but laugh. She hates country music. It makes her face do funny things. oh wait, I know what it is...her granddaughter loves it and sings it all the time!

She used to laugh at me because I kept saying I wanted to go back to Fort Worth because a) I was born there and b) it just feels like home.  She would laugh at me because she thought I was crazy. Guess where she is now?  You got it, her address is Fort Worth. Well, really, it is because her son and his family are there.

My brother and his wife can't decide where to move. They had 2 acres in Parker and are now residing in an apartment while they decide.  First they want land (they have 40+ acres in East Texas) so they can see the stars and be away from civilization. Now they are enjoying no yard work.  But they want a yard.  No wait, they don't want a yard but don't want to be next to anyone.  LOL  they are funny.  

My other brother cycles in his spare time in Arkansas going up and down the mountains. He's ridden here in the heat but not the Hotter than Hell right.  LOL he should have this year because it rained on them and it wasn't 100+ outside.  He may try next year. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Finally.... Friday is here!

It took forever but at least it finally got here. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It really was cool outside!

I ran over (not literally) to Fort Worth on Sunday to have lunch with my sister and brother-in-law.  We drove the long way to the stockyards where we stopped at Riscky's BBQ.  I had the chicken fried steak and they had BBQ and fried catfish.  The catfish looked really really good.  I had enough left over for dinner on Sunday and Monday!

We ate out on the patio. The breeze was cool and just right.  

By the time I got home though, the clouds were gone and the heat shot up.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thunder, Lightning and RAIN

Oh yeah!  Rain baby! 

What fun to hear the thunder come rolling in!  And the bolt of lightning in the distance.  And then finally, some rain.  Soft at first, then it was like the bottom dropped out of the clouds.  

And then, of all things, it left!   Can you believe it? It left. I sure hope it comes back but in the mean time, I'll take the cooler weather!. 

Monday, August 08, 2016

Family Fun

My niece from Maryland came in when her oldest young one this weekend.  
Jackson (when he was little) with his cat
Met up with my brother and his wife, Kim and little Jackson, and Kim's brother Craig, wife Ashley and their only one Cooper for lunch.  What a hoot!  Coop just learned to scream for attention - really embarrassed my nephew.  Fortunately we were at a place with lots of kids!  Coop just turned 1.

Jackson is almost 4. As he was counting us around the table, he counted in Spanish. He can sing the song with the states in order and I tried to convince him that when he sang Texas he should raise his arms and sing it loud.  

After lunch we went over to Craig's house to sit and chat and play ball, drums, give the Cookie Monster cookies and have some fun.  

I love my family

Saturday, August 06, 2016

... and I just thought it was HOT last week!

The hydrangia is now toasted

These little babies are blooming their heads off!  I just love these.

This is from late Spring - there is no way they could bloom now but I'll see them again if it ever gets cooler again.

Ahhh... these just look cool 

When the sun moved, I had to pull the flowers out of this pot. 

These are getting watered every day - Oh I just realized that the violas are still hanging in there. Wow! I am impressed.