A pilgrimage of sorts …

The week after Christmas has always been my time to go home for the holidays. This year, I asked Nathan and his mom to join me in heading to Southeastern Oklahoma. It was a pilgrimage of sorts. Nathan’s mom lived in Lawrence, Kansas when Nathan and I got married at a very convenient location just … [Read more…]

Pecan Pie Bars

I realize the holidays are over and that you are sick of pecan pie. But, I like to run about a month behind and I actually have pecans left over this year. So, if you have pecans left and you want a quick, easy, delicious snack that is similar to a pecan pie, then this … [Read more…]

Dirtshoe: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … [Read more…]

Reluctantly Spiraling Toward Christmas

This is my half-hearted attempt to show some holiday spirit. This Charlie Brown Tree is by far my favorite holiday decoration ever. It’s understated. It’s simple. It’s a little tacky. It’s easy to pack away. It’s no secret among my closest friends and family that I struggle to get excited about the holiday season. I … [Read more…]

Good Morning

Woke up early this morning at my friends’ house near my hometown. This is not my friend’s house. It’s what we affectionately call — The Bunk House. I think I want to move into the bunkhouse and live forever. I can just picture Nathan in a pair of overalls sitting in that rocking chair watching … [Read more…]

Verlon Thompson Show

Last night I had a fist fight with a spotlight. The spotlight won, hands down. I went to the Verlon Thompson show at UCO Jazz Lab and I struggled with getting any pictures where the spotlight didn’t just completely take over the shot and wash everything out. It was definitely because my seat was almost … [Read more…]

Bringing home Mya

As I have mentioned in recent posts, we adopted a new puppy to keep Annie company. Her name is Mya and she has stolen my heart for sure. And, Nathan? Forget about it! He’s in love with her. I have never adopted a dog from a shelter. However, we do consider Annie to be a … [Read more…]

Twitter … I love you man

It’s no secret to my close friends that I love Twitter. Recently I found that I can scroll back through all my Twitter pics. Here are a few of my favorites. My Iphone camera is the worst, but I still love to look at where we were and what we were doing. I like to … [Read more…]

Let’s Catch Up!

If you follow me on here at all, you may have noticed that I have taken some time off from blogging. I’m not sure why, but I’m calling it a sabbatical. Let’s just say I was doing research. Actually, I’ve been trying to figure out how to go in a different direction on this here … [Read more…]