HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
I am in Austin---Deep in the heart of Texas---watching the rain fall, attending my #1 Grand's WONDERFUL High School Choir Concert, and enjoying sweet family this weekend,
BUT LIFE HAS NOT STOOD STILL THIS WEEK IN THE HOOD
You do remember the suspected "Safe House" across the street. Well perhaps I was wrong. I met the new neighbors when I was out working in my yard. A sweet young couple with two small children--they do not really fit the profile of being in the witness protection program--BUT is there a profile for the program? The WONDERFUL news---they are taking out all the overgrown bushes which are hiding their beautiful little house. SO looking forward to seeing them come and go with their little family.
Daddy is moving his "Princess" into this house two doors down. The college student who Daddy says is quiet and studious and just had to have this house. All of the neighbors are a little concerned about having our peace and quiet (if there is such thing in the city) turn into party city. NOT to worry--I have Daddy's business card with his phone number. I will stroll down and drop the information in a neighborly fashion that I have Daddy's phone number. I would HATE to have to call and ask if he was aware of the toga invasion at his daughter's house!
And then there is my next door neighbor, who I have affectionately named "Mother Earth" for her great love for all animals and nature. She told me this week, she is training to be a "Certified Wild Life Foster Home". BEFORE you ask--I have no idea how you get certified to have homes for wild animals, but she has a soft heart for any animal, I asked her was she putting in a new flower bed in the backyard where she was digging, "No, I am digging for grubs and worms." The puzzled look on my face led to the explanation of fostering a possum. WHAT! "Do you know those things have sharp teeth???" She seems to have no worry about being bitten by the latest member of her animal family. Obviously she has never cornered a full grown possum before and gotten sharp toothed snarl! CITY GIRL!
She then told me she was hoping to foster an ARMADILLO NEXT--GASP!
I tried to explain about this spawn from Satan. How they would destroy your yard and the only thing they were good for was target practice. She stared at me in disbelief. I am just saying-she better keep him penned up--my trigger finger gets itchy just thinking about it. SILLY CITY GIRL!
Living Life Large--Here In The Hood!