Archive for May, 2007

An update on Tarzan’s condition

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Wendy took me to the doctor today for a one-week checkup on my shoulder. The doctor inspected the incision and said it was healing well. Then a nurse removed the stitches (3) and staples (14). I’ve never had staples before, and Wendy and I had wondered how they were removed. The nurse had a little [...]

W Bar S horse show

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

On the 20th of this month Bryn rode Laredo in a horse show at the W Bar S Horse Farm near Fulshear, Texas. Bryn and Laredo finished 8 out of 10 riders in their class, but earned a ribbon for riding clear (no falls, no refusals, no rails down) in the stadium jumping event. I [...]


Sunday, May 27th, 2007


Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Wendy came home from the barn this afternoon with the story of a scary close call in the pasture. First I should say that she’s OK.
Let me repeat that: she’s OK.
Bryn was having trouble catching Laredo for her riding lesson, so Wendy gathered up a handful of horse treats and went to help catch [...]

The realities of healing

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Dad called last night to wish Summer a happy birthday and he and I chatted for a while about the weather, his garden, and my health. As we discussed my recovery, he asked if I had gotten myself into more than I realized at first. In thinking back on it, I’m not sure whether he [...]

Happy Birthday Summer!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

She was born on Memorial Day 1992… hard to believe it, but it’s been 15 years.

Happy fifteenth, kiddo. Daddy loves you!

Looks like we bought at the right time

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Wired reports that prices for LCD televisions have hit bottom:
Thinking of buying an LCD television set? Wait no longer: The price plunge is over. After years of accelerating decline, prices for consumer LCD TVs — especially those smaller than 32 inches — have hit bottom, industry insiders say.
That’s because the price of wholesale LCD flat [...]

happy birthday granny

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

a week ago today i made an apricot nectar cake and wrote that i had tried without success to get granny’s recipe. cousin ann then wrote in to say
I have the recipe!
Granny’s Lemon Supreme Special
1 box Lemon Supreme cake mix
1 cup apricot nectar
3/4 c. Crisco oil
4 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
Mix cake mix, sugar, oil, and nectar [...]

your clavicle should not look like mine

Friday, May 18th, 2007

no, i’m not doing my ee cummings imitation; i’m having to type using only my left hand.
what you see below is an x-ray of my right shoulder, taken last wednesday night at an urgent care center near home. the clavicle is the collarbone and it’s supposed to be secured to the shoulder blade by a [...]

I thought he was more into whiskey and cigars…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Via Hoofbeats:
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
–Sir Winston Churchill

Mother’s day at Pine Gulch

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Last weekend Wendy put her foot down and said “I want a big-screen TV for Mother’s Day!” (And I thought I was going to have to wait until Father’s Day.) She sent me out Saturday morning with orders not to come back without one. A trip to Fry’s later, and we have this nice Toshiba [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

I started off this post with videos of Momma. I later decided I’d rather remember her with just this one photo. It’s my favorite photo of her because it shows her laughing. Laughter is something everyone seems to remember about her. Years ago, Imogene Adams wrote us a nice letter about Mother and said
Your mother’s [...]