Thanks for Listening

            When you need to be distracted from life, what do you do? I prayed. I played casino games on FaceBook. I watched hockey while eating a gigantic bowl of ice cream. I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and froze a mess of little cookie balls. [...]

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Moonshine Memory

The computer light has drowned out the moonshine. I’ve chased it throughout this dark new house, window to window without  bumping into sharp table corners or stepping on Clyde the cat. A soft grin was my companion as I gazed out of skylights tucked into the cathedral ceiling. Full moonlight poured into rectangular stepping stones [...]

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Somedays You Need Extra Twinkle Lights

A busy week of work and play which is most times simultaneous. We prepared for our church small group or ‘village’ to those in the know, to be at the house, so there was the clearing of table tops, sanitizing the Billy spots and getting out the pans and pots to cook a mess of [...]

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Sharing Recipes

Cooking. Baking. Making. Eating. Sharing. I love all of that. Measuring. Pouring. Washing. Peeling. Chopping. Spoons – both wooden and metal. Glass bowls; big to small. Metal pans; rectangular, square, round. Pots and Lids. Hots and Colds. All of it. Recipes from books, magazines, the Internet, handwritten from friends and family. Sharing favorites. I’ve talked [...]

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If You’re Happy and You Know it…

What makes you “happy”? With all the “Happy New Year” wishes for a better 2014, peace and harmony, losing the holiday pounds, abundant blessings and health being presented to us, I’ve been thinking about what makes us tick in the happiness department. For me, I felt extreme happiness last night when I took the dog [...]

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Keeping Ahead

This just about sums up how I’m feeling right now. If I could catch up with my head, I’d be grateful. My head is full of the stuff of my life. Jam-packed with multitasking projects, concern for my friends and family and too many dates and times. The last two include numbers; numbers of which [...]

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Being A Nanny is Not for Wimps

I’m a Nana who is a Nanny. We are blessed to have two young kids who are our grandkids by choice not by birth. Kate, now 13, chose us to be Nana and Pappy when she was four. She now has a little brother, Cannon, who was one on my birthday in May. I offered [...]

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Your Comments May Now Commence

For those of you who have asked me how to make comments on my posts or subscribe to my blog, I now have some instructions. If you scroll down to the end of the blog post, in the lower right hand corner you’ll see a “Read More” icon. Click on that little cutie and you [...]

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Once Upon A Time~

   I moved to the Nashville area in 2002 and started going to book signings at Davis-Kidd, an independent bookstore in Green Hills. I met Fannie Flagg, Sue Monk Kidd, David Sedaris and many other authors at that service-friendly store.   Driving up to the cozy store was always a pleasure. I loved driving my [...]

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Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?

Did you ever have one of those days when you just don’t feel like yourself? Just kinda “off”? Today was a day like that for me. It all started with a Christmas gift from my daughter, The Queen of English. She does a lot of genealogy for our family and has been looking for our [...]

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