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I want more Moments in 2018

Y’all, indulge me. This. This is my very favorite picture of my children together. this is from 4 years ago, today. They were taking out the trash with The Hubs and had to stop and celebrate with a dance break. #Bodacious dressed herself that day, look at her shoes! And the look of joy on his sweet face! She still dresses this way, and they still dance this way. These are the Moments that add up and fill up my...

Bodacious reads the Golden Rule

When I was a child, my grandparents lived on a cattle ranch in Central Texas. It was close enough to Midland that we went to visit regularly. Every holiday, spring break and summer, too. Like all the other men in my family, my brother worked there on those visits, herding cattle, feeding cows, running the tractor, panting fences and pens. As a girl, and the last granddaughter, I didn’t have to do any of that. I went shopping with my...

Goulash: it’s a life metaphor y’all

When I was in high school, my mother started letting me help her cook dinner. Her recipe box was not full, there were no exotic recipes with curry or bean sprouts. But the things she did make were unprocessed and nutritious, what most of us would call “plain.” But they were delicious to me. Beef stew, roast beef, taco meat with Mexican rice. Fried deer meat and gravy. Chocolate pie, brownies and spaghetti. One of my favorites though, was, and...