Watermelon Dreams

This greeted me when I drove up to the Farmer’s Market where my mom works in my hometown. As a school administrator and someone who has lived in a large city for ten years now… I must admit, it took me a moment to adjust. A knife? Sitting out in the open? Anyone can use … [Read more…]

Sleepless in Oklahoma

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in a cycle of strange sleep patterns. Last week I went to my hometown for a visit with family. During part of my stay, I visited my friends Chock and Kelly. Kelly and I have a habit of staying up all night long working on various projects. We … [Read more…]

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! It’s raining at our house today, but we are forging ahead with our plan to smoke some ribs. Yesterday, we headed out to visit friends in Chickasha. Chris and Elesha invited us to go go to a cookout party with them at Scott and Pam’s. We had a great time. The … [Read more…]

Before and After

I don’t garden and I’m not afraid to admit it. In fact, I’ve never liked to garden. Even as a child, when my family had huge gardens, I hated helping. It’s simple really … it’s hot and there are bugs. I am one of those people. You know the type. I hate to work in … [Read more…]

Dirtshoe … no, really

Drew Smith and friends at the Ghost Bar (formerly the Gingerman Pub) This time last weekend I was in Austin. I took a trip with Angee, her neighbor and long-time friend Tonie and Tonie’s sister-in-law Ashley. You still with me? I was confused for awhile myself. We also took along Precious Roy who is a … [Read more…]


I’m trying to get my civilian legs back after a weekend at the Old Settlers Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Actually, it’s Driftwood, Texas. It’s my favorite music festival and I can’t wait to write about it. For now, I’m posting a picture of a clown playing a banjo. I fear this is my only … [Read more…]

Weddings by Day, Gardening by Night

A friend got married today. Lisa and Tanner said their “I Do’s” at a beautiful church near downtown Oklahoma City. It was such a pretty setting for a very beautiful bride.  I snapped a few pictures. I love wedding bouquets. I love Daisies of all varieties. I can’t believe I didn’t eat a thing at … [Read more…]