Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wing Stop

The new Wing Stop in Seguin

To continue to food theme, we now have a Wing Stop in town. There had been signs, articles, speculation, delays and now it's finally open. We haven't been yet but I'll give a report if/when we do. I only say "if" because we have our own recipe we make at home that we are pretty happy with lately. Now when I was in Columbia (SC) we went to Carolina Wings and they had pretty great food so hopefully our little Wing Stop will be worth visiting.

I'm writing from Summit, NJ. We are so happy to be here because we left SA at 8am and spent an additional 3.5 hours flying around in the air, 1 round over Rocky Mount (NC), many rounds over Lynchburg (VA), a refueling stop in Baltimore, another 2 rounds about 40 miles away from Newark and then finally we landed around 7:20pm EST. Good thing I had a good buddy with me.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Christina's Puffy Tacos

Puffy tacos at Christina's

This past week, we lunched at Christina's on Kingsbury. It was my first time there and I'm glad I gave it a try. These puffy chicken tacos were delicious! It's hard to find them done right so I'm glad to say Christina's does it right. The beans were good but I didn't try the rice. I don't usually eat it unless it's just awesome rice.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

I love sunrises

Earlier this week, I was driving to work but just had to pull over and snap a few shots because the sunrise was so gorgeous. I love watching the sun rise and set.

Be sure to check out other Sky Watchers this week.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

An Army of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Check it out

I was so, so, so thrilled when I opened the mail after work today. My Lady of Guadalupe Army photo which I posted back in April 2007 was used in an issue of Faith & Form, the Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art and Architecture. It was so cool to see it in print. It made my day. Thank you Judith! Cristina has also used the same photo on her Mexico Cooks! site.

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was down after work due to all the mold in the air. It's a killer for me and mostly I just slept and was a lazy bum on the sofa. :) All better by this afternoon after Zyrtec, Aleve D and a nasal rinse. I'm sure those of you who are local know where I'm coming from on this.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008



I have n-e-v-e-r had a Godiva I did not love. For real. And I'm even a real chocoholic. We got a new catalog in the mail yesterday. And a coupon for free samples. If you are on their mailing list (and you buy your honey boxes of Godiva goodness on your special occasions), you regularly get these free samples. Nice.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Good night Monday

Cool tree

Just really liked this shot so I thought I'd share it. Didn't make it around town so no interesting pics to share. Sorry!

Watching the Jets/Chargers game. It's still odd to see #4 in a Jets uniform.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Compass reflection

Hello, hello. I'm home now! Been busy trying to catch up on things --- work, house, emails, blogs. LOL. Busy. Since I've got home, we've done the following:
  1. Watched a movie, had pizza and enjoyed a nice evening together.
  2. Went to Sams in San Marcos, which is about 20 minutes from here.
  3. Went to HEB for "regular" groceries.
  4. Watched NC State beat East Carolina. Go Wolfpack!
  5. Swiffered (we like to go barefoot, we have hardwood floors, I do not like walking around on dust).
  6. Prepped ingredients for King Ranch casserole for a lunch meeting tomorrow.
  7. Currently watching the Texas-Rice game and baking a chocolate cake for a bake sale tomorrow.
  8. Did NOT take any naps as I planned. hee hee

The compass is a gift from one of my new coworkers from Fontana. It reminds me of all the travels I've had, especially lately. Four weeks is a really long time and we had some great times as a group but I'm sure our families are all ready for us to be home. I'm lucky Mark has not minded my being gone so much (thanks again honey!) and I'm also glad that he postponed his own business trip so that we could have next week together. Then it's off to New Jersey for me and Rosenberg (TX) for him!

I'll try and get around town this week and catch up on the pics and bloggging. Hope you are all having a great weekend so far!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Methodist Church preps for evacuees

I'm back! It's good to be home but what a busy, busy time it is. We had a great day at work with lots of end of the year and birthday festivities. Very fun. And it was so wonderful to see everyone! I didn't realize how much I really missed being in town and at work. Lots of hugging, socializing, celebrating and catching up. And somewhere in there, we did manage to do some work.

This church is across the street from us and I saw that they are set up to shelter some evacuees who are escaping Hurricane Ike, which is set to hit the Houston area tonight. That's about 2.5 to 3 hours from Seguin. Last night on the way home from the SA airport, we noticed a lot of traffic going west. (By the way, thanks honey for joining that traffic to pick me up!)

There's more traffic in and around town. I think after Katrina and Rita, people take evacuations much more seriously.

I'll try to post another one before I leave Sunday. One more week in California and I'm home an entire week! I am so looking forward to that!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

cool stormy clouds

Hello from Vegas. I get to come home tonight! Hooray! This is from my archives but I wanted to post it because I am suffering from bloglessness this week and I didn't take my camera cable so I couldn't upload any pictures to post to the travel blog either. :)

Hope everyone has a great week. Check out Sky Watch for other fabulous skies.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Video Stores

Woo hoo, happy Labor Day-Monday Off Day. It is glorious to have an extra day to be home, relaxing with Mark. We decided we were going to watch a movie so we went to Blockbuster. We don't watch a whole lot of TV and don't have time for movies to the point where NetFlix would be a good deal. Maybe when we both retire. We actually caught SpiderMan 3 the other night on one of the many cable channels and that was fun though I like 1 and 2 more. For our Blockbuster pick, we got National Treasure 2. We love treasure hunt movies. They're so much fun.

In town, we also have Hastings as another option for movies and music. We have a card there also but usually opt for Blockbuster. No particular reason.

Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend. I also want to say happy birthday to our friend Barbara! Hope you're having a great day, Barbara. (Hope you checked your mailbox for a surprise we left.) I'm off to Vegas tomorrow; I'll post to Ta-Ravel Blog.