I Am WiFi

Did you hear the latest about the human WiFi connections???  Austin, TX hosts the annual South by Southwest Festival and it is a huge thing!!!  Our oldest son is a big fan of this huge music festival when he lived in Austin and still is.  It is one of the best things about Austin.   This year they are trying something that has proved to be a tad controversial as I discovered via The Today Show. Austin, like any big city, has a pretty large homeless population.  Factor in the warm climate and … [Read more...]

I’m Dreaming of…….

Dreams are funny things, aren't they???  I have always had fairly vivid dreams ever since I was little.  I get that from my mom.  She tells the story of dreaming about fighting with my dad (which if you ever met my daddy you would know that that was next to impossible because he just didn't fight!) and waking up and just being so mad at him she could hardly stand it.  He questioned her and she told him that she knew it was just a dream but that she was just really mad at him and he had better … [Read more...]

SXSW Offers Free Festival Sampler on iTunes! | SXSW.com

SXSW Offers Free Festival Sampler on iTunes! | SXSW.com. … [Read more...]

Seaweed, Squid, and Succulent

Oh my goodness!  If you would have told me that I could fall in love again I would have denied it.  The hub is the only one for me.  But...it happened last night in Austin.  I fell in love.  Maybe not quite the same kind of love that I have for the man in my life but still it is love.  And if you had told me it would be with sushi I would have laughed in your face.  But it is true. Maybe my palate has become heightened in this whole weight consciousness thing or something---I don't know.  I … [Read more...]

Reflections on the Week Gone By

We had such a great time last week----as most of you know we spent 8 days in Austin, TX for Thanksgiving. We decided last year that we would start our own traditions at Christmas and instead of driving like idiots for a very short visit with our families in Ohio we selfishly are blocking out Thanksgiving week for just Chris, Beth Ann, Micah and Aaron. We started last year with a trip to Amelia Island in Florida, rented a condo we found on VRBO.com and had a great time (other than the ant … [Read more...]

Just a Walk in the Park

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Wrong Car—-Right Restaurant

Last night we decided we wanted to go eat at Bess Bistro on Pecan. Looked like a great choice with some yummy things on the menu. I read a lot of reviews and they were very mixed but then some foodies can be pretty brutal when it comes to writing reviews so we thought we would give it a go. Add to it that it is Sandra Bullock's restaurant and that swayed our choice a little bit, too, to just be able to dine at a celebrity's place even though there was no chance of seeing said … [Read more...]

So It’s Been a Little Boring Lately….

Sorry, my hubby says the blog has been a tad boring lately----been focusing on doing the one thing a day that I am thankful for and not much else but thought I would try and post a few pics today from Austin and our trip here. We are staying at a lovely little place called Eponymous Gardens . We are nestled in a little bungalow which opens up with the other bungalows and "big house" into a wonderful garden. I will put up pics as the week goes on but all in all----think we are going to love … [Read more...]

Shots Fired at University of Texas at Austin Campus; Gunman Dead

More craziness in the world! Shots Fired at University of Texas at Austin Campus; Gunman Dead. … [Read more...]