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Antiques and Bluebonnets

Can’t believe we had the fireplace on this morning. But then it felt just like winter again . . . a very chilly 33 degrees.  So glad it didn’t freeze.  I just knew we were going to lose all of our fruit, again.  The trees are just covered in plums; the blueberry bushes are loaded […]

Pirates in Texas ???

  .     . We pick our Bear up in about 5 days and while the time has seemed long – think I can safely say we are going to  miss our trips to visit him.  With the Circle Star Pet Resort being located north between Tyler and Athens – in a very pretty part […]

Best Onion Rings . . . by Accident!

Sometimes the best things are discovered accidentally. Such is the case with the onion rings we had for lunch yesterday. Let me go back to that morning to explain this. Thought we’d have some nice baked biscuits with sausage gravy and eggs for breakfast. Had everything going well. The water was boiling for the gravy […]

10 Hour Vacation to Old Henry Farm

With things being measured in hours these days – 5-Hour Energy, 8-Hour Diet, 12-Hour Relief, etc. – we decided to take a 10-Hour vacation yesterday and go visit our friend Frank. Frank runs one of the premier bi-annual antique shows at his Old Henry Farm  venue in Round Top. We got off to an early […]

Homemade Tasting Cinnamon Rolls From Canned . . . a Bigfoot Would Love

 This week has slipped by so fast almost missed getting this post up!   You may wonder what could take so much time?  How about taxes?!   The first of January is always a chore since I try to get all the tax stuff together  for the last year  . . . plus I like to finish […]