Dogwood Girl

Our Eyes Are Like Doors

Sometimes kids say the most poetic things. They try to figure out the world and categorize and classify things by comparing them to the things they know. They see and imagine connections that adults never see anymore. They think you can grow chocolate on a Hydrangea, for God’s sake! Tiller came and sat down to me on the couch while… Read more →

It’s On!

So, i’ve caught up on my NaNoWriMo. It seems you have to write 1667 words per day, every day during the month of November to reach the 50,000 mark. I’m caught up as of today. (Didn’t write a lick yesterday). Unfortunately, their servers seem to be slammed, because I am unable to upload my work and see my word count… Read more →

I’m Doing It

This year, I’m doing NaNoWriMo for the first time. It’s a pretty cool idea, actually, and I know a few people who have done it in the past. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. It doesn’t have to be good, or edited, or have a plot, but the goal is to crank out quantity.… Read more →

Our Haunting

I’m pretty sure all of my electronics are haunted. First the dishwasher, then my Ipod, then some funkiness with Todd’s Ipod after I used it, and now my computer is on the fritz. I can’t even re-install Mac OSx. So, it’s off to the Genius Bar again, and y’all know how I love those folks. In the meantime, have a… Read more →

Some Days

This is just downright scary, but not really surprising to me. A friend received a warning from their company travel agent. I was curious, so I googled it, and it appears that it is a widespread alert (not just some travel agency covering their ass) issued by WorldCue. “Worldcue® Alert Severity: Warning Alert Security:: Civil unrest possible late Nov. 4-early… Read more →

Five Adjectives

I’ve thought about the “what five words describe you best?” question often, but never remember to blog about it. Then I read Pioneer Woman’s post Five Adjectives and was reminded. Except that she allows nouns also, which to me kind of changes the nature of the question, so I will do one of each: Five Adjectives and Five Nouns that… Read more →

Grief and Guilt

Grief is a funny thing. You think you have a handle on it, then it washes anew over you, catching you at the moment you least expect it. I finished up my breakfast, then brushed my teeth. Ready for my run, I headed for the hooks in the kitchen where we hang everything: Totes, my Grandma Palmer’s aprons, keys, hats,… Read more →

My Career as a Carny is Not to Be

I am so lazy this morning. Yesterday was a whirlwind of parenting errands. Okay, that is a lie. Having the Apple folks look at my Ipod, which crapped out after slapping the pavement on Thursday’s run (Oh, the sadness of running back home with no music!), at 9 am, after dropping Rollie off in the rainy carpool mess, was a… Read more →