#88: The Value of Vanilla

#88: The Value of Vanilla

Saying my grandmother was fond of pound cake is like saying the Titanic had some “issues” with an iceberg. She baked one almost every week of her long life. She offered it as a dessert, enjoyed it as a snack, and even relied on it for an occasional meal. Her preferred method of preparing a […]

#87: When Fruit Isn’t Free

#87: When Fruit Isn’t Free

I’ve heard of people who celebrate birthdays by doing something that might be considered, if not outright dangerous, possibly ill-advised. Climbing the highest mountain, jumping out of perfectly good planes – that kind of thing. By contrast, I am usually more than content with a few balloons, a card or two, maybe a cupcake. Until […]

#86: Grace and Salt

#86: Grace and Salt

My faulty memory is well-documented on this website, so it’s always curious to me what I do remember. Embarrassing things that happened, no matter how long ago, seem to stick like glue, and in unguarded moments will play in my mind’s eye on a continuous loop. But there have been a few moments of success, […]

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday: New England Autumn

Wordless Wednesday: New England Autumn

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 […]

#85: Really Blind Ambition

#85: Really Blind Ambition

A short while ago I was standing in my boss’s office, conversing about the employee performance reviews we had recently completed. We weren’t discussing specific details – more like exchanging verbal high fives that the process was over and we wouldn’t need to talk in acronyms for another year. His door was open, but clearly we […]

#84: The Battle of Ever and Never

#84: The Battle of Ever and Never

I recently ran across some old pictures from when I was about five years old. I made the typical observations – I can’t believe my hair was ever that blond! I look so different without glasses! Gotta love those seventies fashions! Those are the things I would have said aloud, had anyone else been in […]

#83: My Total Money Makeover

#83: My Total Money Makeover

A few weeks ago, I was out to dinner with the girls. The conversation was flitting from one subject to another, as it tends to do when we get together, and at one point, something came up pertaining to finances. I don’t remember what it was precisely, but I seem to recall launching into something […]

(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 […]

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