Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

March 17, 2011

…and Post Occasion

Filed under: At home,Austin — Janice @ 6:50 am

I hoped turning 52 would give me the wisdom and time and impetus to write more often. That drive has not shown up just yet. I’m waiting.

Meanwhile, I thought I would put in an early morning Happy St. Patrick’s Day and report that the birthday was a wonderful day. Cake and ice cream with my co-workers (I have the best boss who makes cake for every person’s birthday in our department — and it is no small department!). Cards and gifts and attention and then a great party along with Ray Benson who has a birthday 3/16, but celebrated with a big party on my day this year. He’s very kind to share. And I had a very kind friend that let me be her +1 for the party. It was fun and I saw many people I hadn’t seen in a long long time — some, I’m sure, in over 3 years since the days of radio.

Yesterday was a SXSW day for me. We are having big group meetings at work with many of our co-workers from around the country, but we were free to pursue our SXSW agenda after noon. I made the rounds and saw some favorites and some new artists. I hope to delve more deeply today. My day was cut short yesterday by other work.

The nicest present of my birthday — walking outside to see the first blue of a Texas bluebonnet in my own flowerbed. You know how the song “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” says the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door? I love that (and agree) and that’s how I feel about the bluebonnets. I thrilled at the first one I spotted last week by the roadside, but having one in my own front yard is beyond that. And here’s the most beautiful photo of it, by the brilliant photographer I live with:


I have that beautiful photo as my desktop on my work computer …. impossible to get any work done, though, I keep closing my work so I can just inspect it a little more. More close-ups as this baby develops. Looking out my front window right now I see about 5 of them with their heads held high in about this stage or a day or more further. No full heads — the typical photo — just yet, but it will be here by the weekend I’m sure.


  1. The bluebonnet picture taken by the photographer you live with is incredible!!

    Comment by Denise — March 17, 2011 @ 8:46 am

  2. I’m so excited that your bluebonnets are beginning to bloom. Time for me to make a visit to see them.

    Comment by Pat — March 17, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

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