Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I ran across these onesies today and got a total kick out of 'em . They probably wouldn't be as well-received in [our future home of] Boston as they would be in [our permanent home of] Texas, but I think most people with even a smidgen of a sense of humor would chuckle.
Onesies courtesy of CoolConservative and Cafe Press.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Aidan and Grant (my sister's son) spent Saturday together playing in the sprinkler, riding around the yard in Aidan's jeep, and coloring Easter eggs.
If there's anything better than springtime weather in Texas, I haven't come across it in the past 30+ years. Absolutely gorgeous and perfect.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
As I've grown up, my appreciation for James Avery has changed. I love the timelessness of the designs, as well as the focus on family, tradition and the important things in life. They just keep getting better and better.
Today, James Avery has stores all across Texas, as well as in Oklahoma, Georgia, Colorado, and Louisiana.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Added to a Texas A&M victory in round one of the NCAA Tourney, and it made for a pretty stellar Friday.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Experts say to expect a knock-out spring for flowers ... an exceptional season is expected state-wide.
By the end of March, Texas should be awash in the reds, yellows, whites and blues of wildflowers, with the season peaking in mid-April, said Damon Waitt, senior botanist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
With rains throughout the fall and winter bringing an end to drought conditions that have persisted in the state since late 2007, Waitt expects exceptional early and late spring wildflowers in many parts of the state.
"That really favors our Texas wildflowers, especially our early spring bloomers," said Waitt, who added that flowers making an early appearance include Indian paintbrush, Drummond phlox and Texas' state flower: the bluebonnet.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
The weather was frigid and gray that March morning in 1836. Bitter winds forced the Texians to huddle close into their blankets. Four Mexicans signed the declaration on behalf of the Tejanos. With their signatures, these men demonstrated a shared set of values put forth by Thomas Jefferson and the signers of the U.S. Declaration in 1776 - a vision of liberty.
Such was the beginning of a decade of independence unique in the annals of American history.
I'm so proud to be a Texan. I'm proud of my heritage. I'm proud of the fact that family and God come first in this great state. I'm proud that we respect the wide open lands we call home, as well as those who inhabit it.
During a time of much turmoil and political unrest in the U.S., Texans remain loyal to a cause we've held dear for generations -- individual freedom and the spirit of "live and let live."
We don't depend on the government to solve our problems -- we, the people of Texas solve our problems. We keep our budget balanced. Our children are still proud to say the Pledge of Allegiance. We say "yes ma'am" and "no sir." Manners and chivalry aren't offensive. Our heroes wear the uniforms of the armed services. We take care of each other.
These freedoms don't come cheap, yet counting the cost of life without them is too great to measure.
God bless Texas.
Monday, March 01, 2010
"I have some concerns about some of the language being used, because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco,'' Pelosi said. "This kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate where violence took place.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has much in common with the Tea Party. The speaker now says she shares views with the movement she dismissed last summer as being “Astroturf” -- her suggestion that the grassroots of the Tea Party were a creation of the Republican Party.
In a “This Week” interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Pelosi said, “We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's why I've fought the special interest, whether it's on energy, whether it's on health insurance, whether it's on pharmaceuticals and the rest.”
Madam Speaker, YOU are a fraud.