All Balls

All Balls

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, link up with

1. What is the funniest thing you saw on Facebook/twitter this week?

Posted by one of my girlfriends on her page. Touche'
(sorry, little hard to read - but I think you can get the jest)

2.. What is your favorite Olympic event?
I would have to say gymnastics. I like all the events - I prefer the winter games more.

3. Do your kids to chores around the house? If so, what are they and how old are the children? Do they get paid for them?
My boys are grown, but definately YES. They were both doing their own laundry at 11yoa. Learning to cook and clean the house. Take care of the animals and help in any other way necessary. They were amazing kids. They did receive allowances when they met their responsibilties.

4. If you get bad service/food do you complain or keep quiet?
OH YEAH...most of time. It really depends. If it is something serious, always. If it is a minor detail - usually not. Sometimes you just have to decide if speaking out is worth it. Alot of times, tho I will write a letter of "concern" and let the corporate office know. I have received lots of "We are so sorry" gifts for that. It helps the companies too to know when their employees are not doing their job correctly.

5. If you could pick ONE frivolous item for your home, what would it be? (massive room sized closet? swimming pool? greenhouse? etc...)
HMMMMMM - I think a really, really big bathroom, Huge tub, very girly, TV, stero system, phone, lounge chair, airy and bright. Plants, flowers.
Attached would be a really, really big walk in, sit down, turn around closet - full of clothes, shoes, purses. A WOMAN CAVE......
Its Ok Thursdays

WOW - Thursday - how time flies....linking up today with two of my favorite girls Amber and Neely at up and join the fun....IT's O.K. !!

It's O.K.

that I am hating my job right now

that I am hating my job right now

did I mention that I am hating my job right now(altho thankful to have one)

it's hot - but I KNOW -
it's Texas -
it's gonna be hot in JULY...blah,blah,blah

that I am missing my kids and grand angels

that I am going to drink a big glass of WINE when I get home
- diet or no diet

that I love watching baseball at night instead of doing housework

that I am looking forward to the weekend and going to the

that I don't know all the good stuff about blogging

that I don't have a button or a sponsor or a giveway

that I love everyone elses, buttons and sponsors and giveways

that it is almost FRIDAY - and I can't wait!

that I want to win the giveaway!!!

TEXAS TUESDAY - linking up today with  Amanda and J
Texas Tuesday is about things TEXAS and is open all Texans and non-Texans (I know you wanna be) So link up and join in the fun.

This past weekend hubby and I made our way to Round Top, Texas, home of the JUNK GYPSIES. Now, if you aren't familiar with these girls, Amie and Jolie - you should check them out. These girls can repurpose, redo, repaint, refix, reclaim, recycle, RE - anything. They have amazing ideas - they are "junkers" from way back ( their momma started them young) Now, they have their own tv show on HGTV and are in the process of building an amazing store and warehouse - in - you guessed it - ROUND TOP, TEXAS.

Check them out here: and here:

We decided to spend the night at the Belle of Round Top B&B. WOW - what a great place and Deborah - our hostess was wonderful. It is a beautiful place, full of warmth and charm. The room was amazing, the hospitality out of this world and the breaksfast to die for. We will be returning in the spring for the gypsy prom. ( I know - sounds AMAAAAAAAAAZING !)

We ate lunch at the Stone Cellar (we dropped the grand angels off to their rightful owners here and sent them on their way) This place has the best pizza. It is a wine cellar, pizza parlor and night time music venue. I recommend this place for SURE!!
The Stone Cellar at Round Top, Round Top, TX      

Then we made out way down the road a piece to look at the JUNK GYPSIES.

Can't  wait for the grand opening.

From there we walked around town for a bit- great little shops with arts, crafts, food and good time feel of a little town.

We went to dinner at the world famous ROYER's Cafe. He has been featured on CBS This Morning among many other media. I know why - the food was so good. You sit "neighbor style"..meaning you sit at a table till its full - whether or not you know the folks. JB, Royer's son was our waiter (and a UT Alumni -helllo - doesn't get any better than this). Hubby and I shared a plate (we had been warned the portion was GNORMOUS) and to save room for pie. So many choices, but we went with the pie was apple with a huge glob of ice cream ( they charge more if you don't get ice cream). We literally rolled out of there.
It was GREAT - if you get the chance - go there and EAT

Next we did a little junk shopping ourselves.
One of the places we visited was - TEXAS TRASH - loved it
Picked up a little Texas trash and hubby won a $100 gift certificate!
I let him spend it all on himself - after all he did the spinning of the wheel!

We made our way to the WINDALE Theater - Been there since the 70's. Shakespeare plays presented by students from UT...and it was great. It is an open barn theater and the play this weekend was "A midnight summers dream". Now, truth be told, I didn't undstand half of what they were saying. "Thee" "Thou" "hath" and who knows what else. I don't think they were from TEXAS. It was interesting and fun and we are all for anything to support the great UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS !

Next we made our way to FESTIVAL HILL. Another of many "arts venue". Apparently this is one that features music venues. Round Top is famous for it's twice a year world wide antique shows and I think alot of the artist and antiquers gather here. 

Sunday before we headed for home, we drove over to LaGrange, Texas and ate at a great little place called
BACK PORCH BAR B Q......hmmm, hmm. Hubby opted for their bake chicken and I had a pulled pork sandmich.
It was some of the best bar-b-q I have ever eaten. $100 Gift Certificate for $40.00

What a great weekend, in the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.....

Ya'll come back and visit me, hear....

Incorporating Color
Linking up today - I know, it's been a week since I blogged...but with good reason....

Two of my grand angels were here last week - the WHOLE week and we were incredibly busy. I have missed reading and writing my blog(s). There is so much catching up to do.

1. GOOD - duh, need you ask.....Jaycee and Cody spent the whole week with us last week and we went non-stop. We did Six Flags, eating, sleeping, Children's Museum (GROSSOLOGY exhibit), movies, puzzles, sleeping, Wii, crafts, sleeping, swimming, ice cream, McDonald's, curly hair, eating, Pump It Up, magic shows, eating, sleeping,IMAX, a quick trip to the dentist (a fall at McDonald's - but all is well) cooking, puppy playing, shopping, eating, sleeping, ......

2. BAD - EXHAUSTED - Oh my gosh, - those two have more engery than me - BUT - I wouldn't trade the week for all the gold in the world !!

3. UGLY - had to return those grandangels to their rightful owners -
MOM and DAD.....
     We were already planning next year before they left..
we have some great ideas!

(sorry - little blurry)

Love you guys - Pops and I had a blast......