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Preparing for a Trip....Oh, My!!!

Nothing says "Fall" in Texas quite like Friday Night Football!  And this week the Bowie Jackrabbits are celebrating Homecoming with lots of festivities.  This is important because......Bowie is Eddie's hometown and he was a "mighty Jackrabbit" once upon a time!  So, we are headed out for the three-hour trip to attend the celebration.

Now, I have consulted with two of his sisters who are also attending the events (one is flying in from California; the other lives here in Abilene).  I say to them, "What does one wear to Bowie's Homecoming and reunion activities?"  From one sister I get a response which can be summarized as "I'm not sure....so, I'm gonna throw my whole closet at 'em!"  From the other, "Probably casual, but you know it will be hotter than Hades!"

Hmmmmmm.....not much help, huh?  LOL.

So, I decided to take Eddie's approach to packing for a trip.  Here it is in a nutshell:

Take jeans!  (Always a "…

The Versatile Blogger....and more than you probably wanted to know about Me!!!

Wow!  How exciting is this?!?!?!  My first blog award from Jennifer over at Southern Inspirations!  I hope you will take a moment to check out Jennifer's blog and learn 7 fun and interesting things about this relatively new blogger who is quickly gaining a following....and deservedly so!

A "Versatile Blogger" brings everything to the table - a little of this and a little of that."
Now, here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award: Thank & link back to the person who gave you the award  (Thanks & hugs to Jennifer!!!)Share 7 things about yourself  (Only 7?!?!?!?)Pass the award on to (up to) 15 other bloggers who you have recently discovered and think are fabulous  (With pleasure!) Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.  (Will do!)
Alrighty then, here we go..... My husband and I live just 4 blocks from the house where I grew up....and only 2 blocks from the house where I lived when my kids were younger.  I guess you could say I lov…

A Day for Which I Am Grateful...

This past weekend, I had the opportunity take a little day trip up to Lubbock to see an uncle who was in Texas, visiting from California.  I haven't seen Uncle Roy, my mother's younger brother, in about 15 years....so this visit was long overdue.

I was worn out from preparing for and helping host our granddaughter's 4th birthday party at our house on Saturday afternoon.  In addition, I had a stuffy head, sore throat and itchy eyes from a full-blown allergy attack, but I was determined to make it up to see him on his last full day in Texas.  So, I stopped at the convenience store on my way out of town to gas up the car and grab a coffee.  The drive takes about 2-1/4 hours and I was there before lunch.

My mother had gone up on Thursday to spend  a few days with her sisters and get in a longer visit with Roy.  When I arrived, it was as if the years melted away....and I was little Jane Kimberley, with my uncles teasing me all over again. 

The temperature was mild and we spent…

This Summer's "Hair-morphosis"

Since I put my new profile picture up, I have gotten several comments about my hair - mostly the length, or lack thereof!

So, I thought I would share my "hair-morphosis" over this summer with y'all.

Yes, I started out with longer hair.....it was all one length, except for the super long bangs which never seemed to catch up! 


Sometimes, I took the time to curl it with a large-barreled curling iron....other times, I just blow-dried it straight and let the ends flip up a bit.


But, mostly, I ended up doing this.....


or this....because I didn't feel like making the fuss.


I asked Kippi, my favorite stylist of all time, to add some long layers for body and wore it this way for a few weeks....a nice enough change, but still required too much effort.


As the weather warmed, along about the beginning of May, I decided to have several inches taken off for this shorter bob.


It worked well most of the time....but, then I joined the gym, and hair really became an issue for me.  It …

Confessions of a Punkin'-holic....

My name is Jane.....and I am.....a Punkin'-holic!
Yep, you heard me right.  I am obsessed with all things PUMPKIN!
That's probably why Autumn is my favorite season ~ I can let my addiction 'all hang out" and fit right in. 
You see, I love everything about pumpkins....from the color....
to the feel ~ especially the sorta bumpy ones....
to the "thunk" they make when you thump 'em!
I love 'em big and lopsided.... and tiny and perfect.
I love 'em carved....
or whole.
Glass ones....
Wooden ones....
Tin pumpkins.....
~  they need not even be orange.
By the way, I adore these little pumpkin snacks.  Yeah, I know - they're kinda gross looking, but they really taste Yum-a-licious!
You know, the first time Eddie and I shopped together for pumpkins, I had to give him the crash course in selecting the perfect one.  You see, he didn't know about "stemmage".  And it's all about "stemmage" ~ trust me!  The stem needs to be long and intact…

Celebrating Fall - Porch-style!!!

Although the temps here have jumped back up to scorching summer levels, I am still eagerly anticipating the arrival of Fall.  In fact, the Porch is now decked out for the upcoming season....



A quick trip to WalMart over the weekend yielded mums for the planter box and clay pots.  The buds are still a little tight, but with each passing day the colorful blooms peek out a tiny bit more.





 The Porch is small, so I am really trying hard not to overdo it.  But, I have to get some favorites out there - after all, they've been with me for several years now....






And there are a couple of new things that just begged to come home with me from the store this year....like the chimes and the scarecrow....


And this fun tin pumpkin on a stake....God bless Hobby Lobby and those 40%-50% off sales!



Hey, look at this old battered wreath that had somehow landed behind piles of "stuff" in the garage.  Gave it a good "blowing off" with the air compressor, fluffed the bow a bit, and no…

A Day Off With Eddie....

What a wonderful day off - right here in the middle of the week.

My Husband is one of the hardest working men I have ever known!  Since he works in the retail industry, he has to work a lot of weekends.  Bummer!  But, it also means he has a day or two off in the middle of the week....a day we get to enjoy together while the rest of the world is working.

 I truly look forward to these days off!  Of course, there's always something that needs to be done....like today, it was the yard that needed mowing.  But, we worked together on that and, I must say - we make a "bang up" team!  I mow, sweep and clean up; he edges and does the "weed whacking".  When we were all done today, our little house sparkled like a gem!

Once we get the "honey-do" list done, we get to play some.  Today, we decided to hit the local Farmers' Market.  Pepper bounced and bounced, begging to go....so, we gave in....

The market was smaller than I expected in a town this size, but it …