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2015 

  As, you guys know I went to Trader Joe’s this past week, I ran into a young man named Josh who explained the Trader Joe’s concept to me. He also explained the 2 Buck Chuck concept to me which is buying grapes that were not used from other wineries or growers but the quality will vary vastly fr...
02/28/2015
Well, yesterday was the day I was brave enough to venture over to the newest addition to Katy’s grocery store, Trader Joe’s. Wow, I was impressed; the prices were pretty good, had I gone there yesterday instead of another one of my other favorite grocery stores I would have saved $25.00 easy! I ...
02/27/2015
   On the mall in Washington DC     Washington Square Park near NYU   The Windy City It has been cold for us this week, the sun peeked out a bit today, but I will not complain as I love cooler weather and I think of all of you on the Eastern part of the country and the Midwest so I am thinking of...
02/25/2015
Red Sparrow is a must read for anyone that loves Spy Novels, I have read more than my fair share and just loved this one. This is Jason’s first novel and it won the Edgar Award for best first novel. Boy, what a way to start off your second career.  A bit of back ground on Matthews, he is retired...
02/24/2015
    My Speechless Sunday was about the Oscars, some of those commenting said to tell them about it as they had plans or were going to bed after a long hard day of working. So, here’s my take on the Oscar’s, I did watch continuously as we had all of our boys over so quiet is not the word I would ...
02/23/2015
    I love to watch the Oscars. I love to see what everyone is wearing or not in some cases. I am looking forward to tonight’s show with Neil Patrick Harris; he has had quite a year.  I think my earliest memory of the Oscars was when Johnny Carson was hosting; he was the bomb.  So, in honor of t...
02/22/2015
                      This morning as I was setting the table for dinner guest tonight, ( a bleated Valentine’s Day Dinner with friends) I was reminded of Thanksgiving 2013, I had 10 people coming to my home for Thanksgiving Dinner; so I took my tablecloth to a local cleaner to have it cleaned an...
02/21/2015
    I was reading Alan Kirkpatrick’s blog the other day when he was saying not to take life too seriously and have fun and laugh. It reminded me of a time when I was very sick I thought I had the flu (so much for self-diagnosis) but it was actually bronchitis. My youngest son Alex was also sick ...
02/20/2015
    With much of the country in freezing and historical lows, I thought some pictures of warmth would be warranted. We have a beautiful day here in Katy, Texas but are Artic weather is to come in on Sunday; today is our first beautiful day this week! Here is to my Active Rain family who are in c...
02/18/2015
Last week, I told you about 2 buyers that put two offers on a home here in Silver Ranch, my boss declined both and gave a final number one buyer countered the other accepted my boss offer and then contract was ratified. So, what happened to the other buyer? I really felt bad for the other buyers...
02/17/2015
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