Sunday, May 18, 2008

Odds and Ends From Austin, Texas

We are in Austin visiting son #3 and family. Life is moving so fast that I can't keep up with the blog.

The weather has been wonderful. It hasn't been as hot as we expected. Son #3 is building a deck and so we have been trying to keep up with the boys so he can work. Notice I say "trying" because the three year old is a human dynamo. Sweet, sweet little boy but so much energy....and so much noise. You forget how much noise can be generated by little people. The eight year old is a whiz with numbers and math and into building intricate Lego Star War things. I'll be very surprised if he doesn't end up as some kind of engineer.

Yesterday, I was the cook so I went to the grocery store. One of those flagship kind of stores. I was there so long just wandering around looking that Ned called on the cell phone to check on me. I'm sure that there must be some similar grocery stores in Mexico but so far I haven't seen one with the variety, layout and cleanliness that I find in the States. I priced out some staple items at Mega in San Miguel and before we come back to Mexico, I will check out the same items and post the comparison on the blog.

I prepared a good dinner last night for my Austin vegetarian family. Pasta salad, heavy on the raw veggies, tomato with homemade mozzarella and basil, and a fruit salad. Thank God that Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate syrup is on the vegetarian diet. That was dessert. Muy delicioso

I had lunch with my girl friends here in Austin who are photographers. So inspiring to hear what they are doing. Pat Brown brought a handmade book she made. The prints are tipped in and they are on rice paper. Lola had a brown thumb because she is using an old process called wet collodion plate and she had a small leak in her glove. I wish she had brought some of the prints. Kay was excited about project she is going to start in a few weeks when she gets back to Colorado for the summer.

We are having a great family time in Houston and Austin. So much to be thankful for.


Steve Cotton said...

Enjoy your time north. I look forward to your grocery price numbers. I never know how to answer that question.

gloria said...

please tell lola and pat hello for me!

Babs said...

Glad you're having fun with the "family".......and seeing old friends! That's what it is alllll about......Travel safe!
Just got back from the beach with the "family".