A guy walks into a restaurant...

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It's a bird...it's a plane...

No...it's just my week flying by me.

Yep, the week is at its end and time of rest and relaxation are at hand.  Yee-haw!

It was my first week home again.

Yep.  I resigned from my new job after only 2 months.  I actually resigned about three weeks ago.  

It wasn't a decision I took lightly, especially when I considered how hard it would be to explain on my resume.  But after careful consideration I finally accepted it just was not a good fit for me.  It's hard to explain.  

Strangely enough, I found myself a little sad on the last day.  All I thought about over that weekend were the faces of my favorite patients that I would no longer be seeing.  I went to get my paycheck and I almost felt homesick. 

It's uncomfortable when you want so badly for something to be right, but it just isn't.  I made the right decision, though, and I am so grateful they gave me the opportunity to be a part of their team.

So that's that.  Bah.

"What does a week without work look like?", you ask.  

Kinda like this....

Mom came and ate with us a couple of times early in the week.


Haha, she would spank me if she knew I put that picture of her out there on the world wide web.  I was trying to tell her I was taking her picture and she couldn't hear me.  She was like, "Hmm?".  

Haha, I just love her so much.

After we eat we watch my DVR's of Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn... 

or of the Pioneer Woman, or The Chew, or Martha Stewart...did I already mention the Pioneer Woman?  

Moving right along. 

Ronnie closed in the space in the fence where the gate will someday go so the dogs could go ahead and get out and run.  That was a blast to watch.  

No, this isn't them running, but aren't they so cute???  Maggie is always blurry because she is never still.

Please ignore the dirty floor.  Or don't.  I'm ok with it.

On Wednesday I had lunch with my longest childhood friend. 

Notice I did not say "oldest" :D  You're welcome, Glo, hehe. Instead of sounding old, she sounds tall.

It was a blast.  We always try to go to a resale shop and we had been wanting to go to a new one that had just opened up.  

I am so glad we did!  

Look what we found!

It has four drawers, all of which can be used for files or whatever.  It's all wood and it only cost $60!  

I always read about finds like this, but I never find anything for a steal.  Every time I find something I like it usually costs $200 - $300 bucks.  

Until today, that is!

I love it, even though it has already started collecting stuff on top.

We went to Mass on Wednesday, too.  

I gotta say, it seems almost every time we go to church lately, my gratitude just wants to flow out of my eyes in the form of tears.  I have just been so aware of the many blessings in this life.  And even still, I know there is even more to be grateful for.  

Something that never ceases to amaze me is that people gather to worship.  I don't know why that amazes me, but it does.

And the thing that really touches my soul is the lines of people going up to receive Communion.  It reminds me of Palm Sunday.  We want to be close to Him.  We want to give praise and glory and thanks.

We all gather so that we can receive Jesus.  We are all one Body.  Wow.  

Deep huh?  I feel like I should be asking someone to pass the doobie.  Juuuust kidding.

Seriously, though.  I am not especially prayerful.  I do pray but I often fall short of the mark.  But one day a few weeks ago I actually woke up repeating, "Oh Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be ever moment Thine".  What a beautiful way to wake up.


Our week culminated with a trip to Lowes.

We had some fence panels that we did not use on our newly built fence, so we took them back for a credit.

I love credits, don't you?

I love credit, too! But, thankfully, we don't use too much of that anymore.

I must admit, though, I would use it a lot if I was single and didnt have someone else's credit score to think about. (Insert a picture of me with a dream bubble above my head with stores like Lowes and Target and Home Goods in it).

Oh yeah, like I was saying...we went to Lowes in Lake Jackson, which meant lunch at Brian's! 

That is my favorite Bar-b-que ever!!  It is so mouth watering good.  The ribs are my favorite.

Well...they don't look so appetizing in the picture, but they really are.

I love the atmosphere.

"Howdy, Pardner"


There was a time when I wouldn't even look at a man if he didn't have a cowboy hat, Wranglers and cowboy boots. 

Lucky for me, that stuff didn't matter when I met this guy...


Not even the red bandana he usually wears can drive me away.

Smile, Boy!  I wish I knew why he doesn't smile.  There are pictures from his childhood of him and his sisters and his parents not one of them was smiling.  I just don't know. 

It's a mystery. 

So anyway...typical week at Casa Causpanic.  Nothing fancy, just good 'ol life. =) 

If anyone is out there I hope you have a great week full of love, hope and happiness!

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A Fence Post