Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New stuff is cool

So I got some new stuff for the casa this weekend. Finally. When Mom was here, we found some cool pillow cases for my throw pillows in the living room. The old ones just didn't go with the new slipcovers I got a few months ago. I found a REEEEEALLY soft blankie at Target in the same shades of blue as the pillows (it doesn't have the golds and browns like the pillows, but I had to have it.)

This weekend I found some throw rugs for the doorways and kitchen and some dish towels and pot holders that go with the new color scheme. I don't want area rugs because they just collect dirt and cat hair and they're a pain to clean. Also, they interfere with Chris's incessant moving of the coffee table as he uses it as a giant mousepad. Oh yeah, and they're expensive.

Anyway, I also got a beautiful orchid from Trey. I'll try not to kill it after it's bloomed out so I can give it back to him. So far so good. I think it looks nice on the piece of wall art I found to use as a table top for my little cafe table Mom gave me. The gaps in it are a teensy bit large for a table, but it's a patio table. It's not going to get much actual USE as a table.

Monday, July 14, 2008


This is my uncle's husky, Miko (which I have no idea how they spell). He likes to lie with his nose pressed against the glass door and looks like a pig. He's really a beautiful dog, though, if tremendously hairy.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fourth of July

In this little town, they take Independence Day VERY seriously. The whole damned town lines the streets for the "Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas." With more than 100 entries from several counties, it is quite the affair. So of course, I took a couple hundred photos. Well, ok so a lot of them are from the city's fireworks display. At any rate, here's a few.

I told you they lined the streets. This goes on for the whole mile and a quarter.

The circles are my friend Laurie (walking) and her daughter, Courtney, who rode in the parade as Little Miss Roundup 2007-2008 3rd Runner-Up.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Here I am!

OK so I'm tired of cluttering up my son's site with stuff that has nothing to do with him. And surprisingly, I do have a teensy bit of a life that doesn't involve him. Very teensy. And this is where I shall put it. Because livejournal is annoying and I hate MySpace. So there.