Sunday, July 29, 2007

swamp thing

Yesterday was the first time I saw the ground immediately turn to mush right when the rain started.

I'm on the email list for the Soup Peddler (, and even though I've yet to place my first order I L-O-V-E the little quirky letter he writes when he emails out that week's menu. This week he summed up perfectly the state of Austin after our endless rain. He writes:

"Greetings from soggy South Austin, where front lawns resemble bright green spreads of squishy tundra tussock instead of the crunchy, desiccated fire ant pits that they normally should be. We feel at least partially at fault because of our ceaseless prayers for soup weather... perhaps we have inadvertently bollixed up the weather machinery up there. Alas."

Even if you don't live in Austin, his mailing list is well worth the time it takes to read it.

I'm not sure if we will get more rain today. Probably so....

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sorry no posts lately....

Haiku 1

now, daily thunder
mud in the van endless rain
mosquitos eat us

Haiku 2

Dad's house is for rent
paint it clean it fix it quick
many calls... priced low?

Haiku 3

Stuffy head, sore throat
cranky mom, no cleaning, but... Harry Potter!

Haiku 4

Art camp, gym camp, house
This week was much busier
than rest of summer

Haiku 5

Read Elisa's blog
Read Julie's and Christi's too
I'm not keeping up!

Haiku 6

Enjoy life now
slurpees, swimming, sleep in late
sweet summer kids free

Sunday, July 15, 2007

hot mamas

wonderful dinner party last night....
here are the mamas and not-so-little babies

we decided it would be a good idea to get together for girls weekends more often than once a year... so if I can just hold out until december......

thanks Julie Kay for being a great host.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


We are pool and house sitting for our neighbors, and tonight we went over for a swim after our late dinner.... I felt guilty having so much fun, but it was very peaceful floating on my back and looking at the stars.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July Report

Hope you had a fun 4th.

Last night, as a fireworks afficianado, I can say that Austin's fireworks were breathtaking. Maybe it was the backdrop of rain clouds that set off the colors of the fireworks. Maybe it was the cool (!!) summer breeze that was blowing on us. Maybe it was because we left the house after 9pm, drove to Austin High School parking lot and had the easiest (zero minute) wait to see the show. Maybe it was that my kids are all old enough to say, "that was my favorite" after every single one. Maybe it was because we had just finished a swim party and bar-b-q at a wonderful neighbor's house. Maybe we were all still glowing from the parade around Bryker Woods earlier in the morning, when I discovered once again that our aging neighborhood has lots of young families moving in with tons of little kids.

Whatever the reason, it was a wonderful 4th for us.