Happy New Year!

We stayed home last night, and friends came over. Ned and Vanessa also didn’t have a sitter, so we decided to do a slumber party again this year. Surprisingly, our friends Matt and Shannon, and Carlie and Brandon, both childless, came also. I guess we are all getting old and they didn’t want to do […]

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Snowsuit Sound

Snow, even flurries, in Atlanta never fails to remind me of being a kid in Fairport, New York. We lived there for two years when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade. Seems like I spent all my time in the winter as a kid wearing a snowsuit and boots, sledding in the front yard, […]

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This makes me laugh, even though UGA lost.

So, my fellow Dawg Brant and I decided to take it to one thread for the cocktail party. In real time, it went something like this. (Copied text from Facebook, because I am too lazy to do a screen shot.) Anne Palmer Johnson Brant and Annie’s Saturday Dawg Thread. 4 hours ago · Friends Only […]

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Fantastic Friday

Get 5-year-old dressed as Dorothy Gale. Take pics of kid in driveway, trying to elicit smiles by making husband do flying monkey impersonation. Check Get to school barely on time. Check. Try to complete work for job that actually pays; Get only about 1/4 done. Stress about it rest of day. Check. Deal with fallout […]

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20th Reunion: My Personal Horror Show

If you are friends with me on Facebook, you may have noticed a bunch of photographs of me and some other old drunk people. You see, I spent Saturday night at my 20-year high school reunion. It was weird, surreal, fun, sweet, bittersweet, comforting, strange, and hilarious all at once. If i had to describe […]

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The Gulf

I watched my children play in the sand while a storm came in, never quite reached us, but left us a rainbow that spanned the trees and the beach and gulf, all the way to the horizon. I listened as my children discussed whether the pot of gold was in the forest or in the […]

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Nephew Love

My in-laws are comin’! Running around like a chicken with my head cut off, but needed to post a little something this morning about my favorite nephew. He turned two and we attended his birthday party on Saturday. How can he be two? Seems like just yesterday I held him for the first time. I […]

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For Matt and Shannon: I Like You

My dear friends Matt and Shannon got married this past Saturday in Auburn. (Todd and Matt grew up together in Auburn.) The in-laws kept the spawn, so Todd and I had a whole weekend of fun, staying in a hotel and hanging out with friends by the pool. Much fun was had by all, and […]

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