Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Most Beautiful Words

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I found this here I found this on the web around the time of my Grandma's funeral back in March.  It seemed so fitting, at the time, like a puzzle piece clicking into place in my heart; now, it just seems so beautiful and I will keep this sentiment in my heart forever. 

Who is this Linda Hogan, Native American writer, who could communicate such beauty in her words?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Crawfish Races and a Boil

Father's Day weekend required a special meal to kick it all off.  Nothing says "man food" like sucking crawfish heads (Shhh, I don't partake, but that will be our secret). 

The hubs thoroughly enjoys a good crawfish boil, twisting the heads and sucking 'em back, not to mention he's got pulling the tail meat down to an art.  Swilling beer and getting all those juices and beer mixed up in his beard just adds to the manliness of it.  A boil is a perfect Father's Day meal.

We ordered that mess of crawfish from our local grocer.  They're live when you get them so have fun with it.

You can race them...
antagonize them...
Scare your little ones with 'em,
but be warned.  Someone just may piddle on your floor.
Lucky for me it was only crawfish piddle.  As our "big girl" exclaimed, "I pee on the potty!"
  Look at that big 'ol Granddaddy in the center there; look at those pincers!
At last, the supper, pork & venison sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes.  Mmm, mmm!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hurricane Alley

Here, my love and I float the lazy river at Hurricane Alley Water park.  This is located near the downtown area of Corpus Christi.  It's a nice reprieve from our South Texas heat.  This is a small water park and perfect for young ones.  It is not too expensive, fifty dollars for a season pass so we will go a lot to get our monies worth.  This is just one of the things to do in our little town. 

There's always the beach, too.  However, seaweed is high, right now, and not leaving the best aroma on the shores.  I much prefer the cleaner atmosphere of the park to the beach for the time being.

Ground has been broken for Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi, too, so visitors will have just one more way to beat the heat in coming years.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beatin' the Heat

Bitsy and watermelon tidbits
Today, Teeny Tiny and I ventured out into the summer heat.  We both woke up hoarse (I'll attribute that to allergies, but I'm no expert), otherwise we would have ventured out in the less-hot morning hours.  As it was, we made it out afternoon and regretted it instantly.  As soon as we blasted the A/C in our ride, I promised Bebe that we'd go directly home to cut up our mini watermelon.  I'm so glad we did.  It was perfectly cold and sweet.

 We gave the other girls in our life the trimmed bits from the melon.

Ruby being wary of the camera

Aren't they Purdy?
I'm fairly certain that they love me right about now.
On a personal note, I did get that teaching position I was going for so 1st grade here I come!  Wish me luck and more to come on that.