Our 35th high school class reunion starts tomorrow and goes through the weekend…and look what I found in the back of my closet! Continue reading
One benefit of my employment is a perk that affords spirtual counseling if and whenever the need might arise. A couple pastors come to our office a few times per month and check in on each employee. Obviously, friendships, fellowships, and trust develop between all of us. Berl is one of the pastors that stops by each week. His visits are welcomed in our Fort Worth office.
Thursday, Berl and his lovely wife Verna had a few of us over for lunch and to seek free advice on his emaculate back yard landscape. “We”, being the landscape architects and horticulture fanantics amongst the ranks, accepted his invitiation. Such advice was given (not much – he could probably tell us a thing or two if the truth were to be known); a delightful lunch was served…so much for my tonnage-loss program today.
Here are a few captured captures (pictures) from the 90 minutes of mid-day relaxation with many good friends:
Oh yeah…the day started out like this:
After all that, I just let the evening slip right on by
It has been a day today. A day of routine and renewal, in a selfish sense…a day of family celebration both happy and sad. Coffee, haircut, therapy, work, birthday, health, and the girls (Mackie and Zoey that is)
The day begins: Continue reading
Got to see a few of my old friends tonight. I love nights like these.
K-Berr (Kati) and Will got married in an outdoor ceremony…on the hottest day of the summer (so far). It was 107° on the drive to Burleson, but the Lone Oak Winery had a cooling breeze across its meadows and under their large shade tree. We left the reception at 10:30pm – it was stil 97°. Gotta love Texas in the summertime for sure.
It was a wonderful evening for the newlyweds and their guests.
Yup it is. Along with Scottish, Indian, Afro-American, and Hispanic folks populated by the railroad industry. Stopping short of a Texas history lesson of the town and region, let me just say this: we went, we enjoyed, we will go back…and the Bluebonnets are up!
Deb and I ventured to McGregor for a short weekend. Actually, one of Deb’s “Dinner Dames” friend and husband asked us to come visit them and the beautiful new home they are building outside of town. The true intent of our invitation was for Jayne/Rusty to get advice on how to landscape their home.
Note to others with similar intentions…I love to dole out landscape advice to friends and family, but please lets have a discussion not an argument if you don’t agree with the free opinion I offer. I’m too old and grouchy to argue with you about my expertise. I look forward to going back to McGregor with the landscape summary of my thunkin’ for Jayne and Rusty.
It was an interesting weekend to say the least. Here’s a abridged version:
Those that read this, know her. Next to OFSIL Becky, she is the most frequent commenter and is in the top two (along with Bec) regular readers, that I know of, of this hogwash. We all know her as J, JaiJai, Gal Pal, and Queenie. And she has finally decided to start her own wordpress blog to compete with me and steal all my readers. Check her out…she doesn’t scare me (only her friend Vinny does): Baylorjai02′s Blog. You will most likely find her a better writer with an enjoyable story or two. Oh, and I’ve got her on the side Blog Roll as “The Baylor Queenie” so you can get to her long after this post is gone.
BTW, encourage her whenever the mood strikes…she is once again a college student which mostly means she will always be looking a few extra bucks (but let me, her Daddy, or hubby Gerry be the treasurer of any funds sent – we certainly don’t want her indulging all her take-home pay rooting on the mighty #119 ranked UNT Mean Green football team at the local sports B&G).
Still a relatively new newlywed and a most recent mom, Holly started her own special event coordinator business after working several years for the City of Lake Dallas as their Special Events Coordinator. The Lake Cities business community think the world of her. So now she’s a sole proprietor and for the most part has low overhead costs; she can also to the Mom things with her daughter as needed. Holly has it figured out I think. And to top it all off, she’s a fellow wordpresser – check her out…give her some business. Something to Celebrate.
First off, let me get my plug in for a restaurant review: It was a warm homecoming to the wonderful enchiladas and even better flour tortillas of Mercado Juarez (Northwest Highway). It’s a great lunch place with uncanny fast service and an elder wait staff to take care of the diners. I’ve always had lunch (not the dinner) and have never been disappointed. Parking can sometimes be a challenge as diners compete with gawkers (it’s next door to a “gentleman’s club” that advertises a $5 all-you-can-see buffet). Avoid payday-Friday’s at all costs (flashing extra dollar bills won’t get you any closer to the action – parking that is - in this case) - the neighboring establishment is definitely more popular with the bubbas and businessmen than Mercado.
Now to the friend: a few Friday’s ago I caught up with a dear pal of mine from a previous employment for lunch. We picked an old favorite in restaurants – yep, the TexMex mentioned above and it was on a payday-Friday. Todd (or as I like to call him: “Todd-Man”) and I hadn’t seen each other in 4+ years. We regularly swap joke emails and I think now he might be hooked on this blog. However, emails and blogs pale in comparison to a reunion handshake and good old fashion face-time conversation. It’s interesting and disheartening how quickly the years go by as evidenced by both our gray heads of hair (be it acknowledged that Todd’s mop remains full bodied as opposed to mine). None the less, it was great to see him again, and share a few laughs. Continue reading