Tuesday, September 19, 2017

One of My Favorite Photos

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I was fascinated by this goose!  He (or she?) reminds me of the sassy geese in The Aristocats which was one of my favorite movies as a little girl.  I took 4 pictures before I got this one.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Random Tuesday

Link up with Stacy for some randomness!

School is in full swing!  After being out for two weeks due to Hurricane Harvey, being back is a good feeling.

There was a school that contacted us during the hurricane that said they would like to help us.  Most of what we lost in our classroom was personal items that make our room warm, inviting, and comfortable.  They wrote me back saying they didn't want to replace any items like that, only school supplies.  Well, we've already received tons of school supplies. That isn't what got ruined due to flooding, either.  I was quite taken aback.  I guess you just can't please some people.

My husband and I went to Huntsville (Texas, not Alabama) to see my son on Saturday.  We did a lot of tourist-y type things.  I had always wanted to go to the Texas Prison Museum, and since my son is majoring in Criminal Justice, it was good for him, too.  We went to see some of Sam Houston's actual building and homes.  Plus we visited the 67 foot tall statue.  I had fun!

Birthday number _ _ (when you get to a certain age, you'd rather not announce the number) is coming up on Saturday.  I'm trying to decide where I want to go for dinner.  I'd like it to be somewhere we don't usually go, so not Outback, not Olive Garden, not Cajun or pizza.  If you're familiar with the Houston area, particularly south Houston, I'd love to hear your recommendations!
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Of course, if David Meade is correct, the world will end September 23.  He is a "Christian numerologist," whatever that means, who believes earthquakes, hurricanes, and the eclipse are signs of the apocalypse.  You can read about it here.

Have you ever tried Skinny Pop?  I love this popcorn!  The plain, original kind with no weird flavoring on it.  It's so good!

How 'bout them Astros?  2017 AL West Division Champs!

So, what are you up to this week?

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Synopsis

Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery #1)Never Buried by Edie Claire
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This little mystery has some twists and turns, though it's not 100% believable. The main character is Leigh. She is moving into her cousin's Victorian house when she discovers a corpse. The history to this story dates back to 1949 to three unexpected deaths. Someone knows the truth, and they want Leigh out of Cara's house. With the help of their college friend Maura, a police officer, will the girls be able to solve the mystery and stay in the house?

For a free book, this wasn't bad. The author writes like an young adult author, but the storyline was not adolescent. The beginning was very confusing, but it all became clear in the end.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy for some random thoughts.

Just got back from Arizona this evening, and I return to work tomorrow.  So, I get home, I have to clean out the cat's litter box.  She made a mess while I was gone.  Had to do laundry, do the dishes, grocery shop, and so on.  Discovered about 8 PM that my AC wasn't working.  This is Houston, folks!  We're talking 90 degrees outside with 66% humidity.  No AC is not an option.
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Unfortunately, my husband is still in Arizona on business.  Luckily, we had a window unit in the closet from last time this happened.  My brother-in-law came and put it in for me, so I will survive.  His friend is coming over to take a look at it tomorrow.  Praying it gets fixed.
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I spent Saturday evening and Sunday morning at the Grand Canyon.  It was my second time to visit.  The last was in 2008.  It hasn't changed much, but I have!  LOL  This time, my husband and I stayed to catch the most gorgeous sunset.  Then we stayed to watch the stars come out.  It was incredible!  Living so close to a big city, we often don't see the stars to the degree that you can see them out in the open away from lights and pollution.  It was just amazing!  Unfortunately, our camera couldn't capture the beauty.
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Back to work with students tomorrow.  I haven't seen them in two weeks.  We had only been in school for four days when Harvey happened.  I'm glad to be getting back to a routine.
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Did you see the Miss American pageant?  I really wanted my home state to win, but I thought the young lady from North Dakota was adorable.  I was surprised at the questions they were all asked.  Every question had a liberal spin on it, in my opinion.  I agree with much of what was said, but I didn't expect the questions to be so political.  Oh well... they all answered beautifully.
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Having experienced a hurricane a few weeks ago, I'm praying for Florida.  If you consider donating, please give to UMCOR or Samaritan's Purse.
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That's all for now.  Have a great week!



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