Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

The pets are ready. K is going to be her usual witch.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blessing of the Animals

Luna was a little miffed that the priest at our new church does not do the blessing of the animals.  Instead it was done by a deacon.  But she was quickly mollified by the St Francis medal that she received that she now wears proudly on her collar.

The highpoint of the blessing was an escaped rabbit.  Everyone was chasing the rabbit, including the deacon with his alb (good Word for Words with Friends) flying behind him.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


People ask me how we are adjusting to our move.  Overall it has been relatively simple.  It had been a long time since I had made a major move.  I was transferred to Atlanta 14 years ago by Cisco Systems. I remember something as simple at that time as transferring my Junior League membership was a nightmare.  I cannot remember the exact details but a stack of cards has to be sent from Orange County to Atlanta and it kept getting misplaced, lost, etc,,,,  With this move everything has been so easy.   I was able to change the addresses of everything on the internet.  I sill use the same monster mega banks, prescriptions were transferred by our pharmacy.  There is an incredible Whole Foods here.  We still get the same pizza on Fridays nights that we got in Atlanta.  We frequent the same places we did in Atlanta-Target, CVS, Paper Affair, Neiman's, J Crew, Starbucks, etc.  Things have been made easier because I lived here in my 20's and still know a lot of people.  We do love the culture here, the food and the people.  Texas people are so friendly and so nice.  I am missing the beauty of Atlanta, especially fall right now.  I miss the architecture, beautiful landscaping and great design stores.   

The school K is attending is very large but the children are in "pods".  The same group of children rotate between 4 classrooms that are in a U shape around their lockers so it has not been as intimidating as I thought it might be.  The teachers are excellent.  Homework is manageable and meaningful.  So far I think this school is much better for K than her previous school.

And there are sidewalks here.  Love that!  And they just opened a FlyWheel.  I have everything that I need.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Last night we went to the Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Botanical Garden. My photos do not do the artist's magnificently lit sculptures justice. There was also a clever village made entirely of pumpkins and pumpkins and gourds throughout the gardens.  I felt like I had been transported to another world.