Texas Summer 

OK, while we are not technically still in summer, around these parts, we basically only have summer and winter. 

A normal pattern, one that we have not really seen consistently for quite some time due to drought, is afternoon showers. Lovely, lovely showers. Thanks Gulf of Mexico! 

I might be one of the few down here who welcomes these afternoon showers since a little event named Harvey, but they really have been nice. Every afternoon we have had a little rain storm that makes the best background noise and cools the evening down. The air gets clean. Days like these I really wish I lived at the farm. 

But I digress. 

I get home from work and take Darcy out and then change out of my work clothes. Usually, that is when it starts raining. 

Both yesterday and today I cleaned, did laundry, and cooked with the soundtrack of summer. Exciting sounding to an outsider I know, but I find such beauty in the everyday of it. So relaxing and dependable. 

Life has been so busy and hectic lately with Harvey and trying to get back to ‘normal’ (something inconceivable even today for some victims of the storm) and my upcoming trip. 

On the menu tonight…or sometime this week, depending on what R prefers…roasted tomato and vegetable soup. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, peppers, peppers, butternut squash, garlic, and a ton of herbs…sage, thyme, rosemary, and basil. All roasted together in the oven and then combined in a stock pot, that my Grandmother gave me, with chicken stock to summer. Blended together and presto. An amazing soup. 

I am already enjoying a margarita. A classic for me. 

I have the robo vacuum going upstairs and it sounds like it is dragging a dead body around. 

But. Darcy girl is apparently hungry, so I must bend to her will. 

I hope y’all are enjoying your everyday lives. 

Walk in love, dear readers! 

4 thoughts on “Texas Summer 

  1. Rocking E Cowgirl

    1. I wish we had rain showers like that. We just get dumped with rain, then it dries out, then dumped, etc.
    2. That soup looks good! It cooled down here the past two days because we’re currently getting buckets of rain, so I made homemade chicken noodle soup Monday, and Tuesday I made chili. 🙂 But don’t worry, it’ll be in the high 80s next week and comfort food will NOT be on the menu. #oklahoma
    3. What kind of margarita is that? Do you mix them yourself or buy the little premade ones in the frozen section?

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    1. haha yes, West Texas is similar to that. Thanks! It is pretty good. I love how it cools down after the rain. Perfect for comfort food. We are supposed to be getting a cool front like now and will be cooler by the weekend (and by cool, mid to high 80s instead of 90s!). So excited! That is my classic marg that I mix myself. 2 parts tequila. 1 part tripple sec with fresh squeezed orange juice and a little grenadine. 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice. It is dang tasty.


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