#96 What I Said At My Father’s Funeral

#96 What I Said At My Father’s Funeral

My father, my sweet Daddy, has been gone one year now today. I’m still picking up pieces of my heart, but I do have so much to be thankful for: my healthy, growing girls; the loving relationship I have with my step mom who is still across the driveway and doing well; and my husband, […]

#94: On Empty

#94: On Empty

Hey there, it’s been a long time. How are you, internets? I’m attending a cooking class at Bread Becker’s, the store where I buy my supplies to grind my own wheat and make all of our bread. (Yes, we live THAT far out in the country, and I also wear bonnets and read by oil […]

#90: How I Use Pinterest

#90: How I Use Pinterest

It would be hypocritical of me to write a blog entry about how I don’t like social media. And, for the most part, it would be untrue. I love checking Facebook to see what’s going on in the world of my friends, and I go on Twitter spurts from time to time. From time to […]

House Update 11.10.13

House Update 11.10.13

I am totally consumed by our latest house project. While other, I daresay more important, things in my life have gone on the back-burner, I am up too late every night on my laptop, hunting down light fixtures and trim details. I’m tired. So I’ve shown you pictures of our kitchen. She ain’t pretty. A […]

#89: On Grief

#89: On Grief

Twenty years ago this week, a cardio-pulmonary embolism abruptly shoved me out of the last fog of my naive and mostly innocent early years. I, along with my three brothers, had to chart a new course without our mother. “With my mother’s death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable disappeared from my […]

My Stories: The Naked Celebrity (don’t worry, no pictures!)

My Stories: The Naked Celebrity (don’t worry, no pictures!)

So I’ve gotten a few questions about my mention of a naked celebrity sighting. No, I wasn’t speaking metaphorically, about a naked soul or anything. I meant naked naked. When my lovely friend Todd turned 30, he picked the people he wanted to be with and gathered us all together in Key West, Florida. I […]

Morning Walks

Morning Walks

This is a picture I snapped on an early morning walk last week. I just thought I’d rhapsodize a little about living in the (sort-of) country. Every driver that passes me while I walk waves at me. And it’s not a neighborhood thing – we don’t live in a subdivision. It speaks a mix of […]

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Autumn

(almost) Wordless Wednesday: Autumn

Fall is my very favorite season, hands down. We’re not quite there yet here in Georgia, but it’s just around the corner. In the years between acquiring a digital camera and having children, I took copious amounts of pictures as I trolloped around in the leaves every year. I realized tonight that I have no […]

Slice of My Life

Slice of My Life

Ambulance passes by our house. G: “I thought that ambulance was coming to our house!” Me: Wracked with worry that G’s been traumatized by the four or five times an ambulance has come to our house in the last year “Why were you worried about that?” G: “I fawt [thought] they were coming here because […]

#79: Find Another Way

#79: Find Another Way

I am in the middle of a failure. There was this thing that I wanted to do. So I approached it intellectually, did my research, weighed my options, and embarked on the journey. This is what I do. It’s all up here for a while at first (you can’t see me, but I’m making crazy […]

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