Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
There's a video on YouTube (which I'm having difficulty understanding) to show you how to assemble the piñata in a box.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Every year, Houston Galleria does Primavera. Florists are invited to do a Spring design and their work is scattered throughout the mall. I really enjoy going and admiring the creativity.
This year there was one entry that blew me away. It was created by Darryl & Co. It was awarded Best In Show and the award was well deserved.
Dr. Laura Murillo was speaking and a random canister of confetti popped right over the table where I was seated. I didn't flinch. I'm not sure what that says about me. Anywho...
You could tell that it surprised her but she made the best of it and laughed it off by saying that she saw Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia go under a table.
It was all fine until I reached to drink my water and there was confetti in it. So I reached for my glass of tea...and there was confetti in it.
I was walking through Arne's and saw artificial wisteria. It spoke to me so I bought it. It also reminded me of being a kid and the wisteria that was in the front yard. And yes, it made me sneeze but it was pretty to look at.
So...as I was decorating the egg, I was having to use a wine glass to hold it and voila the wine glass spoke to me! The outcome is below
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Can you tell I'm playing catch up? I've been taking pics but haven't been posting them. Hence, this splurge in postings.
So... last week Outreach United had a fundraiser. It was a Vegas night which I really don't care for but I went anyway. The suggested attire was Rat Pack. I chose do to something a bit more eclectic. I wore a Tommy Bahama shirt that I haven't worn in 7 years. There's nothing more Vegas than a Martini, right?
Saturday, April 19, 2014
It's been awhile since I've been to an art walk/open studio. So... when I received the invitation from Lan Norwood, I thought, "Why not?" so I did.
Lan's new studio is in Silver Street Studio. It is next to Winter Street Studio, which I also visited. Montrose Ken went with me. We strolled through both buildings and visited with several different artists.
At Winter Street, we stepped onto the lanai. There were people who had walked over to Spring Street and created great energy for a Friday night; people coming and going.
While we sipped wine, a train came by and all I could think of was "De train! De train!"
Do you ever accidentally see something in the view finder and think, "That would make a cool photo?" That's what happened with this photo.
This is a table in the café at fit. It was by the window and the light from outside created a cool reflection.
Friday, April 18, 2014
It was recommended that I try this water and I thought, "Why not?" After all, it comes from Mineral Wells, sort of my former stomping grounds. I tried and well, hmmm, it's thick. It's probably that way because of the minerals. I'll stick to my SmartWater or Fiji.
So...I was sitting there with The Calvinator on a Monday night because that's what we do. I realized I had not snapped a photo. Well...I love Dancing With The Stars and I thought a photo of the judges would be a good photo for a Monday.
I really enjoy guessing what that scores will be. My guess is based on their comments and their history on the show. I'd guess that I'm correct about 80% of the time.
I think Derek Hough is an amazing dancer and choreographger.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
From the airport, I drove to Sugar Land. It's approximately 50 miles and something you really don't want to do when you're tired.
I went to Sugar Land to get Calvin. His owner was giving me custody. At that point in my life, I really hadn't planned on having a dog; my travel schedule was busy. However, I had been offered the opportunity to have Calvin come live with me and I knew that somehow I would make it work. And it did.
Jim's brother John was able to help me by staying at my place and keeping an eye on Calvin. It seems that they both enjoyed the company.
Calvin has brought me more joy than heart ache. There were times that I had questioned what I was doing with a dog but the companionship is priceless. We've been through quite a bit together: the 27 hour drive from Houston to Fort Worth during the evacuation of Hurricane Rita; living through and dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike; going back and forth to Fort Worth in the Fall of 2011 when my dad was ill and then died.
Calvin's health was in question in the Fall of 2012 and I was sure he was going to die. He bounced back (and my bank account took a hit) and is still full of energy even though he sleeps quite a bit more. He is definitely a lucky dog.
Calvin was four when he came to live with me. So he is getting up there in age. I don't know how much longer he will be with me and I really try not to think about it. We'll enjoy the time together.
The last thing I will say about him is that he brings quite a bit of joy and many smiles to people including people who don't know him. I remember one day at Memorial Park a guy with a thick Scottish accent said something to us. I asked him to repeat it and he said, "That is one happy dog."
So, in honor of the day that Calvin came to live with me, Calvin and I had cupcakes from Sprinkles. Let's hope their are many more cupcakes in our future!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
stumbled across a relay ruin. I think it's called the Texas Relay and it starts at Goliad and ends at the San Jacinto Monument or maybe it doesn't and I made that up? I think I'm 50% correct.
Some days I feel like I'm stuck in a rut especially when it comes to eating establishments. So on Saturday I was in The Galleria area and popped in to Panera. If you are what you eat, then I am fast, cheap, easy and free wifi.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I don't know anything paving parking lots. I've been watching the crew work on the lot on Missouri Street and it seems to be taking longer than I thought it would. So on Friday they poured some white stuff. I was heard to say, "No use crying over spilled milk. "