Texas Love

As noted before, I have a love/hate relationship with running. I’m rather unenthusiastic about the whole thing, although I try to go a few times a week. Because we have to, right? It’s exercise, not a nap. Anyway….

We had some rain last week, so I hadn’t been out on the running trail behind my house for…I think it was 9 days. (I wasn’t running but I did manage to write a few pretty great chapters, so there was a pay off!) When I hit the trail on Monday, I was stunned. 
For…the Blue Bonnets were out!

On my run yesterday, I decided to bring my camera to snap some quick shots; our beloved and sometimes elusive state flower aren’t in bloom for very long. Plus, that allowed me some lovely and ever-needed breath-catching breaks.

Here’s what I saw. Enjoy!
(forgive the blurriness. I was running, ya know.)

 
 

 

Texas Love

As noted before, I have a love/hate relationship with running. I’m rather unenthusiastic about the whole thing, although I try to go a few times a week. Because we have to, right? It’s exercise, not a nap. Anyway….

We had some rain last week, so I hadn’t been out on the running trail behind my house for…I think it was 9 days. (I wasn’t running but I did manage to write a few pretty great chapters, so there was a pay off!) When I hit the trail on Monday, I was stunned. 
For…the Blue Bonnets were out!

On my run yesterday, I decided to bring my camera to snap some quick shots; our beloved and sometimes elusive state flower aren’t in bloom for very long. Plus, that allowed me some lovely and ever-needed breath-catching breaks.

Here’s what I saw. Enjoy!
(forgive the blurriness. I was running, ya know.)

 
 

 

Howdy, folks!

Yes, oh, yes! It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the weather has dipped to a cool yet still rather uncomfortably sultry 95, baseball playoffs, hockey preseason. Which mean…

The Great State Fair of Texas!

 

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going. It’s been a few years, but really…how much has changed? Maybe I’ll just stay home and visit the fair vicariously though watching the evening news. 

Sounds lovely. Less crowds, too.
Of course…they have been, bragging for a month about the new and old-favorite deep-fried deliciousness on this year’s menu. (PS: Here’s a wee example: “Heavenly Deep Fried Brownies,” “Double Fried Chicken Breast Taco,” “Deep Fried Whole Lotta Chocolatta.” Honestly, I don’t know what any of that means, but I’m a bit curious to find out!)
Here’s how Mary does the fair: First stop: funnel cake. Then I make a single lap through the Midway, possibly pop by the livestock (depending on what kind of shoes I’m wearing and the general humidity–which tends to make everything smell a bit “riper”), eat enough greasy-deliciousness (“It’s only once a year!!”) to make me want to puke, and then immediately spend fifty bucks on the rides–quite possibly revisiting (midair) that second funnel cake I just inhaled. 

Howdy, folks!

Yes, oh, yes! It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the weather has dipped to a cool yet still rather uncomfortably sultry 95, baseball playoffs, hockey preseason. Which mean…

The Great State Fair of Texas!

 

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going. It’s been a few years, but really…how much has changed? Maybe I’ll just stay home and visit the fair vicariously though watching the evening news. 

Sounds lovely. Less crowds, too.
Of course…they have been, bragging for a month about the new and old-favorite deep-fried deliciousness on this year’s menu. (PS: Here’s a wee example: “Heavenly Deep Fried Brownies,” “Double Fried Chicken Breast Taco,” “Deep Fried Whole Lotta Chocolatta.” Honestly, I don’t know what any of that means, but I’m a bit curious to find out!)
Here’s how Mary does the fair: First stop: funnel cake. Then I make a single lap through the Midway, possibly pop by the livestock (depending on what kind of shoes I’m wearing and the general humidity–which tends to make everything smell a bit “riper”), eat enough greasy-deliciousness (“It’s only once a year!!”) to make me want to puke, and then immediately spend fifty bucks on the rides–quite possibly revisiting (midair) that second funnel cake I just inhaled. 

Loud & Proud

The great state of Texas is getting a really bad rap right now–mostly due to this hideous summer weather. Coming from California’s north valley, I thought I knew what heat was. Ha! I did not.

However…I moved here on purpose, have stayed here on purpose, and don’t think I’ll be leaving any time soon. I bought my own little house a couple years ago–at a steal–which I could never have done back in Cali. Plus, I’m sure my wage is higher than my west coast counterparts.

So, I’ve stopped complaining (for now).

This California girl is feeling the love, Texas.

And sharing the love of her adopted home state.
Bring it on! Yee-haw!!!

Loud & Proud

The great state of Texas is getting a really bad rap right now–mostly due to this hideous summer weather. Coming from California’s north valley, I thought I knew what heat was. Ha! I did not.

However…I moved here on purpose, have stayed here on purpose, and don’t think I’ll be leaving any time soon. I bought my own little house a couple years ago–at a steal–which I could never have done back in Cali. Plus, I’m sure my wage is higher than my west coast counterparts.

So, I’ve stopped complaining (for now).

This California girl is feeling the love, Texas.

And sharing the love of her adopted home state.
Bring it on! Yee-haw!!!