Operation Upgrade was a success for my feathered ones…finally. I’d crack open the wine to celebrate if I wasn’t so tired.

I fully expected my new cage to arrive around Friday and figured I had a few days to get some other stuff done. But when I checked my e-mail this morning, I was amazed that it was already on the truck and showing up today. Thus started a long morning of grocery shopping, getting some … Continue reading Operation Upgrade was a success for my feathered ones…finally. I’d crack open the wine to celebrate if I wasn’t so tired.

I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Oh man. I thought I had it made with my cranky parrot's old cage. I had to put a fat dowel rod down to block the one area my craftiest parakeet could exploit to get out, but otherwise it was nice, big, and roomy. But if I add two more parakeets, it's gonna get crowded. … Continue reading I Swore I Would Stop Shopping Online for a While… But My Parakeets Need Boyfriends, Among Other Things…

Shifting into gear & changing… well, everything, really. New beginnings on the way.

Had a milestone pop up, or rather, a half-mile. My half-birthday cropped up a few days ago and it got me thinking hard about ways to get things changed up around here, and changed up for the better. I went online and looked hard at possibilities to further my education. I had a little in … Continue reading Shifting into gear & changing… well, everything, really. New beginnings on the way.

Can we say the Texas Government is batting 0 for 2 against mother nature in 2021?

I thought something was up when I was at the grocery store on Sunday. Probably only half the folks in there were wearing a mask. I should've known that was a sign of things to come. Nobody hassling them, nobody paying attention. But I sure noticed it. People were happy to be out and about, … Continue reading Can we say the Texas Government is batting 0 for 2 against mother nature in 2021?

A math problem just broke my brain, & now I’m questioning how the hell I can be sure of ANY basic algebra answer I come up with from now on…

I wasn't expecting this to happen. The video just showed up in my recommends and I took a look at it. And now I'm frustrated to hell. And SO FREAKING GLAD I'm not tutoring older kids in math anymore... because I would just confuse the hell out of them. I'll just say that though I … Continue reading A math problem just broke my brain, & now I’m questioning how the hell I can be sure of ANY basic algebra answer I come up with from now on…

The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

You know those days where an hour or two into them, you firmly believe you should kick off your shoes, go to bed, pull the covers over your head, and start over tomorrow? Yeah, it was one of those. Too many things going wrong or weird, and I was running around so much I couldn't … Continue reading The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.

The phrase popped up in my mind, out of the blue a few minutes ago. I didn't even know it was a legitimate thing until I Googled the phrase "creative paralysis." But apparently that's the proper term when it comes to what I've been beating myself up over the past several months. Writing notebooks have … Continue reading The Hell of a prolonged creative paralysis, especially when it’s mostly your own fault.

Beautiful days are returning to the neighborhood with more tolerable temperatures.

I'm sure most of us Texans have been happy to live in Texas (until now) specifically because we don't get the crazy cold temperatures. You can call us wusses on that if you want, I guess. I suppose it's not much different than the folks who live way up north because they can't stand muggy, … Continue reading Beautiful days are returning to the neighborhood with more tolerable temperatures.