Driving in Houston is bad. Maybe not as congested as Austin, but still...if I think on it too hard, I feel like a nervous wreck knowing that my child navigates it daily ON HER OWN.
Plus, the weather in Houston is awful. I lived on the Gulf coast for 11 years.
I do not miss it.
Sweet votive Christmas tree given to me by my sister. This time of year feels hard for me. I have no real reason to be sad, but I feel like I lost something that helped anchor me to the holidays, and that takes a little of the shine off of Christmas.*
Yes, this is the same wagon I plucked from a dumpster. Stay tuned on Monday to see my not-Pinterest-worthy use for it.
One day last week, Bubbie and I took a morning off to go to a city council meeting. It was such an interesting morning! And I was craving lunch out, but I had to get him back to school. So when I got home I made a Rustown Mom version of a Schlotzsky's sammie - turkey, ham, havarti, colby jack, and mixed greens with apple cider vinaigrette on butter-toasted bread. It was delectable. I ate at my desk...
My $10 thrill of last week. I love me a mug tree. I had one years ago and it was such a sweet addition to the counter. This one holds Christmas mugs, but after Christmas, it will hold regular ones. Because I am loving all of the cabinet space it cleared up - space for cocoa packets, marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and K-cups. So we don't have to fight for space in the cabinet for hot drinks and fixin's. Now we can stock that stuff all year long if we want to! I don't know why I didn't buy one sooner. It's a good thing, Martha.
* - Yes, you can lose something if you thought you had it to begin with...