Saturday, July 31, 2010

Talking Trash

The fingernails are gone, but the feeling that I'm camping still lingers.
It is the rainiest summer Houston has seen since the early 1900s. Which is basically the long way of saying that it rains EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
But I'm always one for counting their blessings, and so I shall.

Thank you God. Thank you for creating gymnastics camp. This provides me a brief respite from the continual squabbles and bickering that plague my everyday existence.

Thank you for Texas neighbors. In our short time here, someone has already baked us a cake. Our next door neighbors could not be friendlier. (almost too friendly, but that's a story for another time).

Thank you for Big Trash Day. Oh yes- I've missed this one. Once a month, you can put ANYTHING- really anything, out to the curb, and the trash folks take it away. (Unless people driving by don't scavenge it first). This Monday, my curb will look like Sarah Cynthia Syliva Stout finally did take her garbage out.

Thank you for Central Market. For those not in the know, Central Market is like a merging of Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Bristol Farms- but only better. It says something when the entire damn family wants to go grocery shopping. Yesterday, my kids sampled imported salami shaped like a flower, something called Cowboy Cookies and freshly squeezed orange juice. Walking into the doors of Central Market was like saying hello to an old friend- an old friend that likes to make me fat.



Kristie said...

I know this is kind of creepy and stalkerish, but now that you're in Texas, I find myself thinking maybe we will run into one another ..... I mean hey, it's only one state away from me! :) (For the record, I'm not creepy OR a stalker ..... )

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Houston! I just saw your comment on Joni's site and wandered over. Yes, Central Market is awesome. My husband and I used to make it our weekly date...before my 9 month old was born. Now, we settle for quick runs to the Rice. (Rice Epicurean.) You'll get settled soon enough! And, if you need good nails, Q designer Nail on Westheimer next to Houston's is the best. Ask for Amy! --Joanna