Friday, May 20, 2011


Trekkie by Nieve44/La Luz
Trekkie, a photo by Nieve44/La Luz on Flickr.

So today was "Bike to Work" day here in Houston after after some 2+ years of riding my bike and saying I was "gonna ride my bike to work one day"...I finally did it! My drive into work is about a 12 mile ride in by freeway & without traffic can be done in about 20 minutes. My trek by bike took about an hour each way and there was a steady wind blowing that I was fighting but at least I can say I did it! Don't know that it's something I would do everyday like my co-worker Gail does--especially in the brutal heat of the summer.

I had to pack light and bring a change of clothes, soap & washcloth in which to make myself presentable for the workday. Thank goodness, I had washed my hair that morn, & moused it while wet & rewet it again before walking into the office.

There were a few points that had me nervous--especially getting past the very busy Medical Center but overall the ride was o.k. I didn't wear my usual padded bike pants so to say the least my behind is a bit sore and my knee is getting ready to be iced before calling it a night. Maybe sometime in the fall I will make the trek again but for now, I'm back to commuting by car.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


#50 by Nieve44/La Luz
#50, a photo by Nieve44/La Luz on Flickr.

another golden milestone in our family. First my parent's 50th Wedding anniversary in 2007, then my 50th Birthday in 2009 and now my brother Arnold's birthday today. We just had a small gathering at my parent's house to celebrate. Our family is truly blessed!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Good Eatin'...

Untitled by Nieve44/La Luz
Untitled, a photo by Nieve44/La Luz on Flickr.

in the neighborhood-of Hardin, Texas that is-which is about an hour outside of Houston. A friend of a friend hosts the yearly crawfish boil out on their property in the country, which makes for a wonderful day to sit outside on some lawn chairs, enjoy some fresh country air drinking, eating and mixing & mingling. This batch was the first and each one thereafter gets spicier and spicier but ohhhh sooooo tasty and yes messy! Thanks Jane for the invite and to Stacy & Robert for the hospitality.