~Living a life of sophisticated domestication deep in the heart of Texas~

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beannachtaí Samhain go dtí ár gcairde ....

It's a beautiful time of year, a time of remembrance. It's time to slow down and take time to reach out to our loved ones, both here and there....

Blessed Be!

Shawn & SGTex


photo courtesy of our friend DSB (thank you!)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's Sunday night in Texas and....

....I've nothing really very important to say, but thought I might as well blog.

Yeah, yeah, you're probably right when you ask yourself, "What's so different about tonight? She never says anything very important..." (Hey, I liked the picture, okay?? lol)

What's been happening around here? My usual fluff stuff:

We got some rain. Yay. There are Monarch butterflies passing through the area and it's been beautiful. I discovered that the hyacinth bean vine (ours didn't survive the drought) comes on in October this year. The people across town have the most spectacular asparagus ferns and bouganvillea growing in pots--successfully. I got the marigolds all planted in the terracotta terrace pots. SGTex is working on a natural stone patio area in the front yard, which is going to be spec-tac-u-lar! The Havanese Hellboys absolutely love, love, love the back yard and are having a ball. Sebastian has learned to "sit" and Seamus has yet to learn. We have had some wonderful yard sale finds, including some great house plants, over the past couple of weekends, and scored a terrific table/chairs for the office that absolutely matches (a very masculine, moderne black and silver). That was on craig'slist. And the people delivered it! I discovered Verdi's Raspberry Sparkletini Spumoni is delicious! Work is going quite well. What I should be doing at this very moment is figuring out what's going to be happening over the next, oh, 6 months or so...some exciting prospects, if all goes as dreamed.... ;~)

Nothing else much to say is even remotely remarkable, but I'll mention that it's that *pumpkin spice latte' time of year*, and I've come to suspect that I'm borderline addicted to "I Love Lucy" reruns.

With that, I respectfully bid you a

beannacht agus oiche mhaith!



Sunday, October 9, 2011

My country is....

....the world, and my religion is to do good. ~ Thomas Paine

Shawn & SGTex

Sunday, October 2, 2011

À mon avis, les chats ....

....are better. Two cats can converse quietly without getting into too much of a hassle. If they run out of things to say or disagree or become bored, they don't mind retreating to their separate cushions in a civilized manner. They don't get their feelings too hurt for too long and can be friendly when called upon, without going all to pieces about it.

If people were more like that, the planet just might have a few less fracas---wait, what is the plural for fracas? Fracii? I'm not sure, but the planet would be better off if there were fewer occasions about which to fracas.

These are Susan's cats, and I just loved this picture. Thanks, Lady, for letting us borrow your lovely cats.