Pull up a saddle and lemme learn ya’ somethin’ gewd.
I figure now’s as good a time as any to let y’all know somethin’
Lately, I’ve really been missing home.
It’s a thing.
There’s just something about the hooplah of the heavy fall holiday season that makes me think about snuggling on the couch with my family, drinking hot apple cider and eating pumpkin pie and watching A Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, my menu plan for next week involves some Hatch Green Chile sauce from one of my favorite hometown Tex-Mex eateries—Chuy’s! And still another one involves pico . . . but not just any pico . . . no—family style pico! Yep, I sent a request out to my Auntie O to hook me up with the recipe our family uses to make Pico De Gallo so that I can heap it on top of my Taco Salads next week. I just really miss those family get-togethers that are chock full of laughs, inappropriate comments, and loads of Tex-Mex and BBQ comfort foods.
Thankfully, I’ve got friends in low places who just so happen to love me and show it in some incredible ways! Speaking of, ladies and gents, please meet my gorgeous friend, SHEAH!
Sheah and I met when we both attended Master’s Commission. She was in Metroplex MC and I was in MC Austin. Our two MC programs would spend a LOT of time working together and hanging out, and Sheah was just one of those people I adored from the start! She is super sweet and snarky and knows how to help you turn that frown upside down faster’n you can wrassle a hog! But seriously—she’s a gem! Even as I’ve been on this health journey, she’s been such an encouraging inspiration to me. I mean, c’mon . . . just look at her go!
We have many things in common, but the one we’re gonna talk about today is our mutual love for the great state of Texas. Yes, my friends, even though I live here, I still claim Texas. It’s a thing. I’m pretty sure it will always be a thing. There is so much truth to the statement:
You can take the girl outta Texas,
but you can’t take the Texas outta the girl
A while back, I saw something fun on Pinterest and I mentioned that I wanted to order one. Sheah informed me that it was available at H.E.B. I realized I’d have to wait until next summer when I go back to visit Texas to get it, so I told her that and she asked for my address. Then, last night, much to my surprise, I got a package in the mail! I wasn’t sure what it was because I had recently ordered so many things online that I lost track of what was coming when. So you can just imagine how giddy I got when I opened up my prize box to find these Texas treasures:
Y’all, she sent me some serious loot!!
I LOVE my Texas Goodie Box!! 😀
In the box was a Texas shaped cutting board—just like the one I had re-pinned and longed for from a distance on Pinterest! Not only did she send me the cutting board I so dearly wanted, she also sent some extra goodies!
I love my bonus I Heart TX Oven Mitt and UT Refrigerator Calendar
I definitely got the biggest Texas hug and it still has me feeling warm and fuzzy!
I am so thankful for incredible friends like Sheah! She reminds me what it is to be
Beautiful Inside and Out
Someone Who Lives “Outside of the Box”
A Down-Home-Texas Girl
and just plain TOUGH! 😉
Oh yeah and uh, since it’s football season and all,
\m/ HOOK ‘EM! \m/