The Friendly People of Texas

I made the trip from Amarillo to Lubbock early one Saturday morning so I could meet with the Caprock Writers Alliance for their monthly meeting. We go through Lubbock on the way to see my folks but we rarely get off the interstate. Making my way through town to the Garden and Arts Center was […]

Me and My Alma Mater

On the local news last week, I heard my alma mater, Black Hills State University, was playing basketball against the local college, West Texas A&M University in the Division II championships in nearby Canyon. My family, none of whom were here to go with me, encouraged me to attend the game. I’m not one for […]

More Time in Aggieland

Hubby and I spent a few days back in Aggieland a.k.a. Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. It’s a progressive town full of excitement and tons of things to do. It’s always a fun place to visit. We got there at suppertime on Wednesday night, grabbed a quick bite, and went to the A&M vs. […]

We’ve Done It Again

Is there such a thing as a nomadic homebody? We’re housesitting again so we’re not at home, yet we’re home. Where is home? When Hubby and I say it’s time to go home, which home are we talking about? In spite of thinking that I’d never housesit again, here we are in our daughter’s house […]

Trip to Pierre

Hubby was born and raised in the second smallest state capital in the United States: Pierre, South Dakota. It currently has a little over 14,000 people living there which makes it a cozy little town on the banks of the Missouri River. Founded in 1867, it was chosen to be the new state’s capital in […]

Our Sibling Trip to the Past

I suppose battles between sibling children are part of normal family relationships when growing up. I remember a few with my brothers, but as we got older, we mostly got along, and our relationships grew stronger until we all got married. Then our attention and energies were spent on other relationships and the sibling ties […]

Make a List

My mother-in-law was known for making lists for everything. When the kids were young, she had a list for loading the boat before we left in the mornings. She had a list of things to pack in their camper when they headed out to Bismarck Lake each summer. She had a list of what to […]

On Deep Water

I fulfilled a bucket list item and went on an Alaskan cruise with friends. It was a great time, and the memories will stay with me for a long time, not just because I took a lot of photos or the easy access to good food. It’s mostly because of the scenery and experiences. The […]