Monthly Archives: May 2014

texas oatmeal

Me: This is the secret ingredient to making oatmeal. Mo: Chili powder? Me: I thought it said cinnamon. And through the simple misfortune of making breakfast while not wearing my glasses, Texas Oatmeal was born.

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mother’s day

What a beautiful moon! I can only imagine what it must have looked like for real! I used to watch the moon a lot. When your father was in the service and stationed in Japan, I always told him to … Continue reading

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just another day i didn’t die

I’m sitting at the traffic light on Staples. I’m maybe the fifth car in line at the stoplight in two lanes of traffic. I look over. I’m sitting next to a Ford F-350. If you’re from Texas, you know what … Continue reading

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just another morning conversation, part 57

mo: You’re going to love the tilapia! It’s amazing! me: OK. Do we have any of that sauce stuff? mo: You don’t need it! I used the pico de gallo. It’s amazing! me: OK. Where is it? mo: I ate it … Continue reading

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we were in a race

We’re standing on top of a big rock. Mo wants the camera. This is going to be trouble. “We’re in a race,” I point out helpfully. She’s not impressed. She wants a photo. What she doesn’t understand is that I’m … Continue reading

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mr. pants’ guide to warm-weather racing

It’s all in the uniform. Although Mr. Pants likely should change his name to Mr. Sock.

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