Do you ever look back at your blog posts and think
"I'm so glad I blogged that as I'd forgotten all about it?"
Today I wondered what I was doing in previous years so took a look at 2009.
It seems that, yet again, I was left to walk Mossy
in the rain.
I miss my boy. http://lizlee-liz.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/wet-walk.html
With the weather cooling down a bit it is much
nicer to be out and about on our bikes.
On Sunday we took an 8 mile trip around the local lakes. Sorry about the finger in this photo!!
Even the Teenage one decided to join us.
The boys decided to race off and hatched a plan to wait until
I turned up, puffing and panting and then they'd ride off.
But I cottoned on to that plan and went riding past!!
It was a bit chilly to begin with but soon warmed up.
I only lost the chain once but it was soon fixed by John and
I must work out how to use the gears as we found the only hills in Katy!!
Another good day :0)
I love a good Christmas Market I do.
So aren't I lucky that there are several to choose from in Katy?
John and I went along to the Home for the Holidays
market in old Katy yesterday.
There was a lot of "Tatt" but also some good ideas for "make your own".
I liked the idea of making wine bottles into lamps
(although if I kept all our bottles, I'd have to start my own business!!)
I liked looking at the trees and wondering if I could add something to ours this year.
I liked the metal garden ornaments. I really liked the peacock but would be worried
that someone would nick it from the front garden!!
and I liked the gorgeous small of the Christmas potpourri.
I ended up buying a huge bag of it, plus the bowl to put it in and the oil to refresh it.
It looks great on my coffee table.
The next market is in the local town next Saturday.
I hope John has some pennies left!!!
I spent an hour or so this afternoon laminating and cutting out
orange stars for one of the teachers at Seven Lakes High School.
I just wish someone would pay me to do it, instead of doing it for free!!
This is my favourite yearly journal.
Probably as it's all about the lead up to the BIG day.
This year I was just going to use the left over Christmas stash
I've had for years. But I went to Hobby Lobby and that all changed!!
I bought some lovely Paper Studio papers and lots of embellishments
(all with 50% off).
I'm using a 6" x 8" Recollections Album and got a bargain as it was BOGOF!!
It is, of course, lime green and now has this cute little Santa on the front.
I had a rummage around and found a number of odd sized page protectors
and will just add paper, embellishments, journalling and photos every day.
Roll on December 1st.
Deb over at Paper Turtle has a niece who is in 5th grade
and is doing a Travel Journal.
It has found it's way to me via Belfast and London
and now I want to send it on.
rather than send it back to the UK
I was hoping that there was someone out there in the good old USofA or Canada
that I could send it on to.
If you would like to be the next recipient of this journal please let me know.
All you have to do is answer some questions about where you live,
send Presley a postcard and post it on.
I admit to feeling a little homesick just
now. My friend Rehana and her husband own the
Al Bahar Indian restaurant in Elgin, Moray and I shared her Facebook post for anyone
who might want to hold their Christmas party there. This is what she replied. Rehana Ahmed likes
this. CommentsRehana Ahmed Thank
you was just remembering you yesterday as I was gazing at your pic
in office Xx Like · Reply · 14 minsLiz Lee Anything
I can do to help a friend J Can't believe I'm still on the cupboard door. You must all
need a night out to get some new photos J Like · Reply · 9 mins
The drinking laws in Texas state that you can't legally drink alcohol
until you're 21.
and this is where it gets complicated.
Some restaurants will let an 18 year old drink alcohol if their parents
buy it for them and sit with them whilst they drink it.
Not all restaurants allow this, some do then change their minds
the next time you visit.
We went to out first "British pub" on Sunday
where they happily served Samuel with his first pint of lager.
The Richmond Arms, Houston
It looked like an British pub (apart from the American football on the TV)
It smelt like a British pub but thankfully didn't have a sticky carpet!
and the Teenager was able to enjoy a pint in the beer garden.
One of the local grocery store here has a really
good range of "International" foods.
I dropped in yesterday to buy British sweets to make up a
Selection box for the Teenager (yes I know he's nearly 19)
and I saw tins of Quality Street.
Imagine my excitement J Then imagine my disappointment when I saw the price L
In proper money that roughly 17.00 Great British pounds. I will never complain about paying a fiver for a tin in Tesco. Needless to say I didn't buy one.
One thing I have noticed since moving to Texas is the difference
between Remembrance Day and Veterans Day.
Both are held on 11 November.
In the UK there is a two minutes silence
at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
In the UK we have Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph
with thousands of people paying their respects and sooo many
organisations marching past with pride as they lay their wreaths.
The Queen lays the first wreath Source Google
Followed by members of Parliament and other foreign dignitaries. Source Google
All the services are represented from serving military
to the Scouts and Air Training Corps. Source Google
Many wait for hours just for the privilege of marching past. Source Google
It's all done in a very British way.
Veteran's Day is a little different.
Flags are put out in neighbourhoods Source Google
Major cities have a parade. Source Google
People line the route and wave flags. Source Google
People wish you Happy Veterans Day Source Google
They have a …
After a weekend of dropping the Teenage one off at
sporting clubs and work, changing the beds, doing the laundry
spending too much time reading and helping hubby with dinner,
Monday was quite quiet.
Dancing for two hours followed by coming home to
freshly made sausage roll and coffee before taking the teenager
to open a bank account.