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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.


The Longest Day of the Year

It has been a long day. I struggled with a seemingly intractable problem at work, finally decided that what I wanted to do couldn't be done within the bounds that had been set, and realized that I didn't have the knowledge to expand those boundaries. Tomorrow I have a meeting with someone who says it can be done (oh, my wounded pride!) but also knows how to change the rules, if necessary (small amount of salve there).

I got home with only minutes to spare before our neighborhood association meeting so I availed bolstered my spirits with a glass of wine and trotted off to do my civic duty. We were supposed to hear from our State Representative about some bills he has proposed, but it turns out they're not quite done up in Austin so we were on our own. However, our program coordinators take their job seriously so they spent some time on the net and came prepared with quite a few printouts, and we had vocal representatives on each side of the issue present, so it was actually informative and entertaining.

And I didn't even have to walk home in the dark :-)

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