Five great things about Texas

I haven’t exactly been a fan of Texas since I flew to Houston three years ago and failed my sommelier exam by wobbling the wineglasses and forgetting every brand of Vouvray ever during the service test, but I take it all back today, freshly home from a few days...
Signed, sealed, and closed

Signed, sealed, and closed

We closed on our house Thursday. It was a wild week, starting the previous Thursday when the buyers closed on their house and…didn’t have a place to live. Not sure why this didn’t occur to them before, but we let them move into our house early in...
This in from the Show-Me-State

This in from the Show-Me-State

Straight from the CPH meeting, I can report the following: 1. It was 64 degrees in the boardroom. Three people had blankets UP TO THEIR CHINS and even the men were walking out and saying, “Whew! I’ve got to thaw out.” Despite that and my continued...
Learning to write

Learning to write

I love this stage: Sophia’s reading well and now working on writing. She writes tons of random things, sometimes spelling them her own way and sometimes asking me for help. And when I find her writings, I always smile. Friday she was writing with sidewalk chalk,...

Survived, possibly thrived

I just wrapped up my first week of work. Of course it was only a four-day week, but remember I haven’t had an out-of-the-house job in almost a decade. So the goal this week was to just not die from having to talk to people and exist in an overly...