Something Pithy Here

"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.


Happiness Is...

Visible improvement at the range :-)

We had quite an eventful weekend, with a visit from The Shooting Trail crew. As always, Kim, Connie and the kids, Jack, David and Wendy, are delightful company. Add in the Layabout Sailor and his lovely lady Iris, and of course lots and lots of guns, and you have a recipe for a great time.

Saturday we met up at the Texas City Municipal Shooting Range for rifle shooting, and today we went to the Marksman Indoor Range down by Hobby airport. The MO and I are absolutely thrilled to discover two new (to us) ranges. Both places are well-run and staffed by friendly folks.

I had fun with the rifles, but what really has me (still) hopping up and down with excitement is the improvement in my pistol shooting I experienced today. Kim offered me some advice that I gather is "really basic" but made a world of difference for me. Thus I proudly post some of today's targets :-)

Granted, these are only at five yards, but you have to start somewhere. I particularly like the middle-right section on the second target. That's ten shots, thankyouverymuch. (Actually, that should be thankkimverymuch. Thank you, Kim!)

Target 2

Target 1

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