Sequestered with Littlest Pet Shops

Tiller loves these Littlest Pet Shop toys. (Don’t get me started on “littlest” – I have just recently gotten over it.) So, she has about a million, and today she lined them up to watch her eat lunch, or as she put it, “to see what I get.” She then ate her peanut butter and […]

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How to Answer a Telephone, & Other Lost Arts

Todd and I both have iPhones. Before that, we both had plain old-fashioned cell phones. When we moved from our house in East Atlanta to our current home, we didn’t even bother plugging in a phone. We have a land line, but we just don’t use it. I have forgotten what it was like to […]

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The Gift of Dreaming

Do you remember your dreams? Do you think they are a message you are supposed to receive and think on? Or are they just your brain’s way of working things out for you while your body rests? Mine are very vivid, in color, and the ones closest to waking up are sometimes so real that […]

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Of Star Talkers and Cavemen

Tiller and I went to the lake on Friday, while Todd stayed home with Rollie for Sat. soccer. We got there late, so we went to Bojo’s for a late dinner. On the way home, driving back across the lake’s twin bridges, I heard her whispering, “You stars are so small. You must be very, […]

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Showdown

I am trying to get my parents’ dog, Alex, used to my cats. I do not have high hopes. So far, they have been staring each other down for the last forty-five minutes. Anybody ever heard of a Jack Russell that lives with cats? Should I give up?

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Big Spider

Big ass spider in my garden. Picture doesn’t really do justice to his size, or his yellow and black pattern, or the awesome zigzag of his web.

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Green Recessionista? Cheap Meanie?

I’m really not sure whether this makes me eco-conscious, or a big old, no fun stick-in-the-mud. I do know that it looks frighteningly like something Pop would have done, although I did not take it as far as his sister Mary, who would just strike out the writing on cards and then reuse them. Perhaps […]

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We Found It!

The proverbial Needle In a Haystack. The diamond in a very messy and large rough. My diamond. We found it. I was picking veggies from the garden, and I came up to the carport and Todd and the kids were grinning like jackasses eating briars. “Mama?” Todd said. “Remember when you said you would take […]

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A Tale of Two Sisters in Overalls, Part III

Continued from A Tale of Two Sisters in Overalls, Part II. . . I got a flat north of Nashville. So, when my tire blew out, and my sister was right in front of me, she didn’t happen to see me swerve across three lanes of traffic and into the emergency lane. She just looked […]

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That’s Chocolate, Not Blood

On his cheek. We had Brown Cow. Then, Rollie said his tooth was wiggly and he wanted me to pull it. We pretend to go get the pliers and pull his tooth. We threaten to tie a string around his tooth, tie the other to the doorknob, and then slam the door shut. Then we […]

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