Facing Our Big Fear

I never know how to talk about Covid without sounding like a bore. So I’ll cut to the chase: we’re both sick. Not sick like in the hospital, but sick like in bed for days. Heck, we’re still in bed. It took a Herculean effort to just get here, though. Sick Travel Day Having to […]

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Visiting Pretty Things

My frequency of posting got derailed by several busy days visiting with my friend, Heather, in Lynchburg, Virginia, and then getting sick. Until I can do a better job blogging, here are shots of Heather’s house. Which, you might be thinking, bor-ring, but believe me, nothing about this place is. It’s an historic home, with […]

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Easter with My Favorite Chickens

What are the ingredients for a perfect Easter Day? And the magic ingredient: Okay, let’s back up. Tracy and I spent Easter weekend near Atlanta with my good friend Susan and her extended family. We were in Susan and Alex’s gorgeous backyard all weekend, enjoying the weather and eating her smoked chicken (and smoked pork […]

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25 Years of Playgroup

For those of you not in the know, playgroup is when parents get together regularly to complain about parenting and to compare their babies. (Just joking!) Playgroup actually is a way to let babies and toddlers who aren’t in daycare socialize. (Okay, if you’ve ever tried to get toddlers to socialize, you know that’s a […]

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With Love, from Gainesville

It’s especially difficult to blog while on the Friends and Family tour. There’s this intimacy you feel, after you’ve made all the arrangements and finally caught up with someone—Yay! I miss that feeling when I’m alone and cherish it when I’m with someone. But it’s intense and it’s brief. One minute you’re borrowing barrettes and […]

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