Egg Hunting Strategy – Conversations with Charlie

Robert’s sister hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.  They’ve done it as far back as Robert could remember.  In addition to candy and small toys there are money eggs. Charlie looks forward to the Egg Hunt every year. This year was slightly different though. Charlie – Mommy, I’m like the 4th kid out […]

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Feeding the Birds

I have 4 bird feeders in my backyard. I love watching the birds and squirrels. So do Charlie and the dogs. We have cardinals, blue jays, yellow finches, and even green parrots from Mexico visit our bird feeders. And the usual sparrow, doves, and grackles. Bird food isn’t cheap.  My birds are greedy and odd. They empty […]

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Good Grief

Good Grief, by Granger Westberg, was recommended to me by our pastor when Robert was hospitalized for the final time. I didn’t read it until this past winter. It is a small book, only 64  pages including the introduction and afterword. It was originally written in 1971 and has been reprinted many times over. The […]

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Screw the Lorax!

Screw the Lorax. Screw the #@%$ trees! And all their little plant friends too! I am 100% convinced Mother Nature is trying to kill me. Slowly and torturously.  If you live in the Houston area, it is guaranteed that you will have seasonal allergies. Except they aren’t truly seasonal – they last all freaking stinking […]

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A wedding, water park, camping and the ER

Sounds like the opening line to a really bad joke doesn’t it?  Unfortunately the punch line was on me! Oy! What a weekend. It started out fabulous. Saturday was Scout Day at Schlitterbahn in Galveston. The Pack made plans to go and then camp out at Galveston Island State park for our spring overnight camping […]

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