That was a rough one

I write about a lot of different stuff on Dogwood Girl. One of the things I write about is what it’s like to live in an SEC mixed marriage. In a word, it’s hard. You love your spouse, you love your team. You have many, many friends on both sides of the ball. No matter […]

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A Snowball in the Face

Worlds overlapping. Part of the reason i have a weakness for end-of-Summer-into-Fall songs.

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” Markus Zusak, The Book Thief I’m reading The Book Thief. Well, actually, i am listening to it as an audiobook. I haven’t finished it, but i am enjoying it thoroughly. I just had to write about this one line though, before […]

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Our Little Ghouls

Say “ghouls” over and over. Awesome word. Sounds funnier the more you say it. I almost totally forgot to post these photos from Halloween. Tills was a black cat, Rollie was Freddie Kreuger – No, he hasn’t seen A Nightmare on Elm Street, but he saw a Freddy Kreuger fight some aging wrestler at Six […]

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Opelika Art and Music

I really, really wanted to write a full on post about the weekend we went to Iain’s art show in Opelika’s Railyard, but if I waited until i had time, it would never get written. So, instead, i shall post the photos and be done with it. Iain is one of Todd’s best friends, and […]

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Girls Gone Mild 2012: Tybee Island

This time last week, I was on Tybee. Gawd, I love that place. Reminds me of everything that is awesome in life: Beach, warm sun, sand, marshes and birds, beer, kids and “yes, Ma’am,” and fresh seafood, and my grandparents, and being a Georgian. Say what you will (and leave politics out of it), but […]

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Part II, a.k.a. Shotgun Blast of Thanks

I am thankful that I happened to come across a blog post i wrote two years ago on the Winter Solstice. I am thankful that I spent that lovely evening with my dog, Quint. I am thankful that I wrote about it, so I can remember what it was like to sit in the cold […]

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Thankful

So, damn. That last post was a real downer. Sorry about that. I am pretty good at the ostrich thing, though. I do lots of fun stuff, and I am lucky to have a healthy family, and I still have both parents, and my husband is the best one in the whole wide world ever […]

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Yeah, I Wore Pink Tulle. So what?

“Mama?” Tiller said. “Yes, baby?” I muttered while cooking dinner. Tiller: “Mama, will you be a fairy with me?” Me: “huh?” Tiller: “Will you be a fairy with me?” Me: “I don’t think so, baby. I’m not pretty enough to be a fairy.” Todd: “You know, we just did a tooth fairy spot. I can […]

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One Eyed Willie’s Treasure Hunt

So, about Tiller’s birthday. She turned six on Saturday. SIX. Hard for me to fathom. Tiller wanted to have a scavenger hunt party, and we had just watched The Goonies as a family, so I made it a One-Eyed Willie’s Treasure Hunt. Every kid got a copy of One Eyed Willie’s treasure map when they […]

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The View from the Golf Cart

Or: Of Friends, Sunset, Stars, Beach, Deer, Beer & Gator I went to Fripp Island this past weekend with a bunch of girls from my Bunco group. (I wrote about them a couple of other times, like here and here.) They go to a beach house on Fripp for Mother’s Day every year. Can you […]

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