Wash Out

Nathan and Annie went early to the cabin to have lots of fun before I joined them for my Fall break. Just to be perfectly clear — Annie is our dog. She’s not our child. Though, my estimation is that triplets could not be any more demanding than this one little dog. But that’s another … [Read more…]

Happy Birthday Fairweather

It was one of those weekends that leave you feeling kind of warm and fuzzy. The kind of weekend you spend with good friends  laughing and eating and drinking good wine. Okay, I guess the warm fuzzy feelings could technically be the wine and the lack of sleep. In any case, our friend Brent has … [Read more…]

Hotter than blue blazes

Labor Day weekend was a hot one in Southeastern Oklahoma. So we figured we should get right out there in the heat and thumb our nose at the sun. I talk tough, but I’m definitely a fair-weather outdoors person. In fact, I hate the heat and pray for winter each year. Nathan loves summer and truly … [Read more…]

On his own…

Last week I sent Nathan to the cabin alone. He was voted off the island. Exiled to the country. Get outta here boy and take those dogs with you! Just kidding. He decided to go to the cabin a few days early before I joined him for Labor Day weekend. I think he wanted peace … [Read more…]

Pink Flamingos

I’ve been working a lot. I’ve had no time for writing or laundry or writing about dirty laundry. However, I did find these photos from our summer trip to the OKC Zoo and thought that my three readers might appreciate them — especially if you are single.

Don’t feed the squirrels

I walked by this sign today at the zoo and I laughed. Here’s why… When I was a kid, we often had pets. Not just dogs and cats, but pets like chickens, guineas, pigs, toads, rabbits, deer or any other species that might need saving because they were sick or orphaned. We would nurse them … [Read more…]

Hike, Eat, Fish

Our vacation this summer wasn’t all work and no play.  We got up super early one morning and headed out to Beavers Bend. We have been doing a little bit of hiking here and there. So, this was my chance to get through a trail without crying and making false promises to God like, “God, … [Read more…]

A Wood Bee or a Has Been?

Last summer at the cabin, I noticed some perfectly round holes in the front porch wood. I asked Nathan about it and he mumbled something about aging lumber, timbers and knots falling out… blah, blah blah. Whatever. A few days later I noticed a bee going into one of those holes. I thought about how … [Read more…]

The Urban Hiker

We have been walking around our fair city lately and today we found a real gem. We went to Martin Nature Park. Surrounded by city on all sides, it really is an oasis. I’m pretty sure that the word “hiking” isn’t really what we were doing today. However, it makes me feel like I’m doing … [Read more…]