Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Thing About Men: A letter to my sister-don’t settle for getting petted with a stick

I’M NO EXPERT on what makes a good man, and my dad, The Colonel–himself a Good Man–once remarked about Fluf– “Sis, you sure can pick ’em.” My friend and awesome author Evelyn Palfrey told me “the good thing about reaching … Continue reading

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I was once told I was like Glenda the Good Witch. This proves I’m not…

A NEW FRIEND once told me “You look like Glenda the Good Witch, but clearly, you’re not.” The only person who knows how truly wicked I can be is my sister. And she’s my Chief Aider & Abettor. My sister … Continue reading

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Rotan, Texas: Where the men are men & the sheep are scared . . .

IF YOU’VE EVER been to West Texas, you know where the saying, “If I owned hell and half of West Texas, I’d rent out West Texas and live in hell” came from. West Texas is not only hot, it basically … Continue reading

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Fishing for Ichabod: The cats don’t approve

LAST NIGHT I got the fishing pole and Chap said, “Fish for dinner tonight?” I said, “Yes, but don’t get excited, I’m fishing for Ichabod.” “You’re fishing for a bird? Seriously?” “Yes, and you’re welcome to join me–he’s really hungry.” … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with Meany Cat. Or me, apparently . . .

“WHAT IS IT with you and weird animals?” Chap asked, examining the scratches on my forearm, courtesy of the world’s meanest cat. “You know, other people have cats who actually like them.” I had noticed a deep cut on mean … Continue reading

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Peeling for Peach’s Sake & Bourbon Peach Cobbler so good it’ll make you cry

WE PICK PEACHES until peach seasons over, because we try to eat what’s picked “in season”–it tastes better, it’s healthier and it’s a good lesson for the kidlets in earth, time and money management. Some of the peaches I peel … Continue reading

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Drunken Catfish: Is that a bag of Skittles or are you just happy to see me?

ABOUT EVERY SIX months or so, Llano County, a little farm/ranch community outside of Austin, hosts a Pill Party. And it’s not as much fun as one might think. It’s where all the residents get together with little Ziploc baggies … Continue reading

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