Category Archives: Texas

>Missing Child in Texas

>I’ve never done this kind of thing before but Jennie from Modern Mamaz reached out to me regarding a missing child in Texas.  Jennie has a heart for missing and exploited children and features a new missing child each week on her blog.  If you know anything that could help find this child, please call the number listed below.  No parent deserves to go through the heartbreak of losing a child.  I pray for a safe and speedy return.

This is copied directly from Modern Mamaz.  

If you have information regarding Joshua Davis call the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at
Name: Joshua Davis
Case Type: Endangered Missing
DOB: Aug 16, 2009
Sex: Male
Missing Date: Feb 4, 2011
Age Now: 1
Missing City: New Braunfels
Missing State: TX
Missing Country: United States
Race: Black
Height: 2′ 0″
Weight: 30
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: NCMC1165276
Circumstances: Joshua was last seen at his home on the afternoon of February 4, 2011. He was last seen wearing a blue and red button down long sleeve shirt, a gray long sleeve Rocawear shirt, dark blue Rocawear jeans, a beige and white Rocawear onesie, a diaper, and black and white socks. He may be in need of medical attention.

>Snow Day 2011


If you hadn’t heard, Texas got hit with some snow last night/this morning.  While I’m no stranger to snow, it’s not a pleasant sight.  Especially in Texas.  I moved to Texas for the warmth and sunshine (and my husband’s job) and to get away from the cold and snow.  This is not what I bargained for.  We’ve been here a little over a year and this is our third snow.  What gives?!  Global cooling maybe?  
At any rate, this is what I woke up to this morning.  While we were watching TV last night schools were already closing down and it wasn’t snowing yet.  It wasn’t flurrying, there was no precipitation but the 60% chance of snow caused almost all of the surrounding school districts to shut down.  Then, after our whopping 3/4 of an inch this morning, most of the city shut down.  I’ve lived all over but consider myself from Colorado and this is such a joke!  I’ve been taking every chance I can to let all of my family and friends know of Blizzard Watch 2011!  

My MRI was scheduled for this afternoon at 5:30.  I headed to my appointment not thinking anything of it but noticed the incredibly light traffic.  Too light.  Surely the office would have called to let me know if they were closed and my appointment needed to be rescheduled.  I was about half way to the appointment and decided to call the office just to make sure before getting all the way there.  The phone rang way too many times and voicemail never picked up so I figured my suspicions were right.  I was running late anyway since I decided I had time to go grocery shopping before my appointment only to find out that everyone was grocery shopping (snow day or Super Bowl?) so I decided to keep heading towards the radiology office.  I called my husband and asked him to look at the website of the facility just on the off chance they had updated that.  They had.  Ugh, I was almost to the office and had to turn around and head home.  A 45 minute waste of time.  Boo for me not checking ahead of time, but again common courtesy would have dictated a call to notify me.  It looks like I’ll be going for an MRI next week instead.  Time to put the belly button ring back in again before it closes up.

>All Pumped Out

>That septic issue I posted about last week was finally resolved today.  The guy from the wastewater company just finished pumping our septic system.  The times that our septic alarm has gone off are when my family has been visiting.  The first time was Christmas 2009 when five people took showers back to back.  Then it’s happened a few other times that my family has stayed with us, although never when a friend (or four) has stayed with us though.  I blame it on my parent’s long shower habit.  Hopefully there won’t be any more visits from them anyway and they’ll be moving down to Texas permanently soon!

This is my first experience ever with a septic system and it appears some behavior modification will be taking place to avoid another costly ($395) pumping.  There will no longer be a “laundry day” and instead I’ll need to spread out the laundry loads throughout the week to prevent too much water from entering the tank at any one time. Today is the exception.  Today we’re trying to get some water back into the tank again and laundry and long showers were recommended.  As much as it pains me to waste water, it’s a necessary evil in this case.

>First Post


My vision for this blog is for it to be an all encompassing place for others to read about how I do things in Texas as a Type A mom.  Type A meaning there are never enough lists in my life.  In fact as I sit on the couch typing this post, there are countless lists on my phone, on stickies on my desktop, and lying next to me on the table.  I crave order and not having it causes stress and internal chaos!  I’m also hoping by putting it all out there I can get my finances in better shape through following, get out of debt, save money, build well, and give.  I’m sensing there’s going to be lots of overlap in these categories so labeling posts might be a challenge at first.