Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beer Can House

Ok so normally I post stuff I am working on or occasions or books. Today on Fox News I saw this:

This is called the Beer Can House in Houston, Texas. If you go to www.beercanhouse.org you can check it out. One word...Awesome!! In all the "stuff" that is going on here and around the world this is the fun story for the day. They also give tours! I know where we are going next time we head to Houston.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I had a kindof big birthday this year. Not necessarily the actual activities around the birthday, which were nice, but the actual number of birthdays I have had. I got to thinking, I have been dealing with RA since I was 21 and in college. I have dealt with it in some form for 39 years. Wow. That is a long time. Also how is it that I can be the age I am and still think I am around 40? It is not mathematically possible since my oldest kid is 36. Really? But that is not the point of this post. My sweet son-in-law TJ made me a picnic table for the patio. I was totally surprised and I love it. Since we have needed rain I will try not to complain that it has been raining for three days. But I need to get the water seal put on and can't until things dry out.

The girls wanted to have a picnic so we did. But they also wanted a tablecloth, so we did that too.
Joseph and Caitlin came over and brought me a Nook. I have struggled with this new form of electronic device. I love the feel of a book in my hand and could never seem to reconcile myself to going electronic. Well, that concern has gone out the window. I am loving it.
Ok this could be bad as there are so many books. I am learning how to navigate through it but man, this is great. When I have to get my infusions it takes approximately two hours. I usually read but by the time I am finished with the infusion my eyes can be blurry. (Consequence of RA, "old" eyes and dry eyes). I read the whole time this last appointment and no blurry eyes! I am excited! I felt I did need a cover to protect the screen and found this one.
All this is to say I had a lovely birthday, for several days, and I do not understand people who say they are bored. I have so many things to do and that I want to do I can never get them all done. Now add to that a picnic on the patio with a bazillion books at my touch.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Continuing The Fourth of July Tradition

For a million years we "did corn" on the 4th of July at Pop and Granny's house. Here Allison and TJ continue the tradition. Love it.