SQUIRREL BEER TONIC (TAKE TWO) I did not get to check on the Squirrel Beer Tonic as planned. The kids started out the day at orientation at school, came back at 9 a.m. and we settled in for the day. The ozone is horrible right now, and it rained, so we stayed indoors. Thank you,…

SQUIRREL BEER TONIC Today I babysat two adorable kids. Alexandra is 7 and starts second grade Thursday. Ian, 5, will enter kindergarten. They returned this morning from attending a relative’s wedding in England (Dad is from Cornwall) and of course, their little internal clocks are off by about 7 hours. Apparently, they got up at…

BEACH BLANKET BINGO AND OTHER EVENTS Jene’ and I just returned from an overnight adventure (courtesy of Jene’s employers) in Galveston. We left last night after I got off work and we fought traffic for an hour and a half and we finally arrived at Moody Gardens. (Go to http://www.moodygardens.org) We had a lovely dinner,…

PRESCHOOL PIROUETTES I just returned from a preschool dance recital. My roommate is a nanny and I have often visited her at work and played with the children on days when I’m not working (the parents are okay with this by the way). Sadly, since my niece and nephew are in Indiana, time with these…

SHAE’S GREAT AUSTIN ADVENTURE PART TWO Helpful terms and definitions: The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) – a commission founded in 1891 by the Texas legislature to protect consumers from the railroad companies that were over-charging farmers and other customers. In 1917, because the Commission regulated the mass transit industries of the time, the Commission asserted…

SHAE’S GREAT AUSTIN ADVENTURE PART ONE Helpful terms and definitions: parking angels – It doesn’t matter where we go, what time of day it is, or how far away we go, 9 times out of 10, Jene’ will find a good parking spot. Good, as in within the first five spaces away from the front…