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I’ve been quite delinquent in posting a blog, but who wants to hear more about COVID? My last post was in March and we’re still in the thick of it in the sense “we’re not back to normal”. Read more

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We are in the midst of the Coronavirus nationwide, but as everyone is aware, Victoria has thus far, until today, been free of any diagnosed cases. We now have three confirmed cases. Read more

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A new year has just begun. Christmas is over for another year. If you’re of the same mindset as me, I couldn’t wait to put away what few decorations I put out this year and get our house back to normal. Read more

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WOW! I have absolutely no idea what happened to summer. After a busy time traveling, babysitting a little and enjoying the season, we are now entering fall and it’s my favorite season. I love the pumpkins, putting up my decorations (both inside and outside) and enjoy getting ready for our an… Read more

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The South Texas heat is already doing me in! Our oldest grandchild (also oldest granddaughter), Tal, decided she wanted a little “shopping time” with her Tyta and some help picking out a bathing suit. Read more

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We’re home, back in our own bed and in our “somewhat regular” routine. It’s always fun to travel but it’s also very good to get back home. Read more

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The weather has been beautiful and I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday with their family and friends. We celebrated the holiday with our son, Todd and wife, Danny, and grandkids. It was a shared holiday of both Easter and Passover. I don’t know how these two parents manage to have… Read more

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The sun is finally beginning to peep through the clouds and hopefully we’re finished with the cooler weather. Usually I love winter because I enjoy relaxing with a fuzzy blanket, watching some of my favorite movies and just being a “couch potato.” Let’s face it, on cold, rainy days what can you do. Read more

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Does it seem possible that Spring is just around the corner? I truly don’t know where the time goes but I do know it passes too quickly. In the blink of an eye, we’ll move out of Spring and into Summer. WOW! Read more

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It’s so hard for me to believe that Danny and I have a 50th Class Reunion happening in August of this year! For us, it seems like only yesterday that we went to our “senior dance” together and graduated shortly thereafter. Read more

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Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Joyeux Noel! Whatever you call it, this is my second most favorite holiday! Read more

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I’m not sure where my time goes, but it flashes before me so quickly I can’t remember where the day went. It never ceases to amaze me. It feels like I actually had more time when I was working. Read more

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We have returned to South Texas! It’s a mixed blessing for sure. We’re back to our comfy bed, have the dog back at home, and are in our familiar routine. We were unable to complete our entire trip after the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque due to snow, ice and below 20-degree temperatures in th… Read more

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Road Trip! Danny and I are looking forward to our first, long road trip since our children were young. Our last big road trip was when we took my terminally ill father to Yellowstone National Park. Read more

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Fall has arrived. It doesn’t seem like it with our rather warm weather, but trust me, it’s definitely on its way. I’m so excited because Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season. I love the cooler weather (when it in fact does finally arrive) and love putting out my fall decor. Read more

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Most Moms are breathing a sigh of relief with the children back in school. As with anything though, the kiddos may be back in school but the “busy days” are just in front of you. Read more

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The end of July marks the actual “one year anniversary date” of my official retirement. As you can see, I’ve managed to finish at least 24 blogs and get them posted. Not exactly one per week but I’ve given my best and feel OK about the job I’ve done. Read more

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This summer is already half over. I can’t believe it. The older I get, the quicker time flies. At least it seems that way to me. I should have enough time to do everything I want to do. I’m retired, for crying out loud. Yet, I still don’t get everything accomplished that I want to get done. Read more

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By the time you read this post, it will be almost July 4th! Fireworks, friends, family, barbecue and get-togethers. These holidays are always such fun and more often than not, give us a chance to catch up and share wonderful memories. Read more

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Summer has definitely arrived with the temperatures creeping toward the 90s. The children are getting a little antsy since school will be out in a few weeks and everyone is looking forward to summer vacation. Read more

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Retirement gets better all the time. I think everyone should do it. I say that with a smile because many people need to work or choose to work as long as they can. I think that’s wonderful. For me, retirement has been a blessing in many ways. I have the pleasure of spending more time with Da… Read more

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I have two favorite holidays. Easter and Thanksgiving. Both give me a warm, fuzzy, happy feeling of happiness, good food, and huge family get-togethers. Read more

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As I write this blog, I’m looking out my kitchen window and looking at our back yard. Spring has definitely arrived with all the sun, great weather and the promise of a beautiful season. Read more

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As most of you know, I’m really way past week 16 of my retirement. I’ve been retired almost seven months but life always has a way of throwing obstacles your way which has hindered my writing somewhat. Like Hurricane Harvey, helping with grandchildren when needed and of course, the fun obsta… Read more

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As I enter into this phase of retirement, I am joined by my husband of almost 44 years. He’s officially retired and it’s an entire new world for him. I hope he does as well as I have with this retirement thing. I’m not going to rush to judgment just yet. Read more

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Every day we are grateful for our many blessings:Healthy children, grandchildren and no major problems other than simple things (like a deer hitting my car for the second time in less than two years). Read more

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