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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Furry Naps and Good Cats

We sat out on our back step for a while a few days ago, soaking in the beautiful weather. We saw lots of birds, and eventually spied this squirrel, zonked out on a tree limb. After a while, he woke up and started doing regular squirrel things, and we found out where all the green leaves on our driveway come from. (Squirrels are very messy eaters.) He even treated us to a few aerobatic displays.

We also enticed Lorax to come out and visit. She knows she's not supposed to go outside, so it took a bit of convincing. For the longest time, she kept her feet on the very edge of the porch and just streeeeeetched her neck out as far as possible.

She did finally come out on the top step, but she didn't stay for long. She probably figured it was all a trick and she was still going to get in trouble, but of course she didn't :-)

It was a wonderful way to spend an hour, basking in the sun, spotting birds (although we never did identify "the alarm clock bird"), taking pictures, and just enjoying our house and each other--some magic moments to tuck away and file under "happy things".

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