A Long Way from Chicago, The Last Lecture, Never Go Back,
Can We Believe Genesis Today? and Proverbs

I finished a book last week that was incredibly tedious and generally a hard slog; I felt rather accomplished (if not a bit regretful of the time I spent on reading it) once I finished.  Diva felt sorry for me and let me borrow one of her favorite fluff reads as a palate cleanser.

Oh my goodness!  This is the last week of school!  The last week of Diva's time at a Classical Academy.  It's a little surreal and a lot sad.  This time last year, we were saying goodbye to her friends in Marshall and now just one year on, we are saying farewell to her Bossier City friends.

One of Diva's school chums threw an end-of-the-year party this weekend which was also a surprise going away party for Diva. We were very grateful for their hospitality.

Engineer and I attended the Bluebonnet Bash again this year.  The fundraiser is for the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, TX.  Almost all of our friends were there.  We got to tell many of them "so long" and invite them to visit when they are in Houston.

My parents along with some family friends brought over dinner this weekend.  It was great to be able to visit with them, and of course, if someone wants to bring food over, they are welcome anytime!

Engineer spent last week between his office in Houston and conducting "Lunch & Learns" from Baton Rouge, LA to Katy, TX.  It was so nice to have him home late Thursday night.

So far, we have yet to have any offers on our house though others in our neighborhood are selling.  Engineer is becoming increasingly uptight about the situation.  I hope it resolves itself soon so we can begin our house hunting down south.

The rain.  The rain has been unbelievable.  To give those of you who are not familiar with Texas weather condition an idea of what all the fuss is about, here is an image of the drought levels in Texas this time last year

Here are the current drought conditions

Notice there are no brown patches which are indications of exceptional drought.  Even though we Texans like our sunshine and dry weather, we can each be thankful for the abundance of rain so far this year.  All we have to do is think of all the destruction the wild fires caused a couple of years ago.

However, I'm not sure though that my sweet friends whose shop was under water in a flash flood a couple of weeks ago or the folks whose lake houses are flooded or the folks whose cars were swept away would agree that there is any less destruction with water as without it.

With that being said, Team Moppins is still in Louz-yana and the ground here stays swampy so I would like a small reprieve just for the ground to firm up enough to cut my jungle of a yard.  ;)

Just after I typed that, this happened:

Life is always interesting around here.

Our menu:

Sunday - Turkey Pot Pie and Toffee Chocolate Trifle (all provided by our friends)
Monday - Fish Fillets, Orzo, & Carrots
Tuesday - Tacos, Rice, & Beans
Wednesday - Biscuits, Sausage & Gravy, Eggs, Fruit & Yogurt
Thursday - Chili, Cornbread, & Salad
Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Burgers & Fixings w/Friends

This is part of MPM.


  1. I know we've gotten a ridiculous amount of rain, but seeing the drought map really puts it into perspective! Rain in Texas is always a good thing!

  2. I'm ready for sunshine, but am so thankful for the rain! Dallas has been so gloomy:(

    Southern Elle Style

    1. I'm with you but think of how nice it will be this summer to walk barefoot through lush green grass and not crispy brown grass. :)

  3. I'm so over the rain here in Texas too. We had a short break yesterday and looks like it's coming back again later today. Stay safe! Good luck with your house sale and move. Stacie xo

  4. Good luck on selling the house!! It can be so stressful! If you ever need help, my hubby is an awesome realtor.


    1. Thanks Ms. Rosemond for letting us know. A house sale is always easier with a good realtor. :)

  5. Good luck selling the house! I know that is a nerve wracking time...

  6. The rain has been absolutely nuts! We needed it sooo badly though!

    1. Agreed Ms. Megan. We had two days of dry weather and it was blissful but as I type, I can hear the rain coming down again.

  7. Thanks for catching us up on life in your neck of the woods. Let's encourage each other in our house-selling ventures! This FOR SALE experience isn't for the faint of heart, is it, friend ...


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