Sometimes out here in Far West Texas, we have the craziest swings of winter weather. Recently in Fort Davis, we’ve experienced fall and winter daytime highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s with a hard freeze that very same … Continue reading Taqueria El Milagro in Terlingua’s Ghost Town
Blame it on the weather, participation in bake sales, or the need to satisfy my inner cookie monster (who’s usually whining and ignored), but I’ve baked a lot of cookies in recent months. I’ve never been big on baking cookies … Continue reading It’s not too late to get on the Nice List!
Life is easier when I remember to make a list… I often forget that the most successful endeavors always include lists, whether it’s a grocery list that I can actually stick to at the store, a to-do list filled with … Continue reading Making my lists and checking them twice
I love genealogy. I’ve mentioned that here before. I spoke with my Aunt Joyce the other day, and she shared with me the baffling results of an ancestry DNA test she’d just gotten. One of her grandchildren had given her … Continue reading Keeping family heritage alive at the holidays
Last week, I had the best Thanksgiving ever. My adult daughter Lainey spent Tuesday through Sunday with us, cooking, eating, drinking, talking, being merry and being so thankful. We went to sleep early every night, because talking non-stop makes you … Continue reading But I can’t stop thinking about that turkey…
(Note: this was my newspaper column this week. Newspaper readers don’t necessarily read this blog, and I’ve never spoken of our tragedy in the column before now. I also tend to not acknowledge most holidays in my column and wanted … Continue reading Thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving, and always
Last week, my husband and I celebrated my birthday with dinner at Jett’s Grill at the Hotel Paisano in Marfa. The Hotel Paisano is a Marfa institution. The absolutely gorgeous hotel, owned by our neighbors Lanna and Joe Duncan, is … Continue reading Jett’s Grill at Marfa’s historic Hotel Paisano