Thanks, CNN

I had about ten minutes to check the news this morning. Some very important news-related items learned this morning: 1 clip from The Daily Show, making fun of the dire straits we are in according to Obama’s last speech. (For those who don’t understand, that is basically the news showing a clip of a man […]

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Letting Go

Last week, after weeks of being sick, and missing workouts, and just generally getting behind in my training for the half-marathon in March, I was getting downright depressed. I think it was a combination of not working out regularly (loss of endorphins), not feeling good, along with the other stresses of parenthood, work, and home. […]

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The Most Powerful Thing I Read Last Year

I read a pretty good amount, and watch some sappy movies, and listen to a lot of moving music. Nothing moved me like the day that I read this guy’s blog last year. I can’t remember how I came across it, but since then, his readership has spread like wildfire. He and his daughter were […]

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Dear Teacher, Happy Valentine’s Day.

Everyone knows that i have some serious doubts about our public education system in Georgia. I just don’t have a lot of faith in it, but that is based mostly on my own experience as a Georgia student over. . . well, many years ago now. I definitely felt that I had to give it […]

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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 […]

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Here’s The Deal

Remember when they asked who wants to be room mom, and everyone sat around trying not to make eye contact with anyone else? And then one person had already signed up for it, but she wasn’t there, and they still needed another person, and the teacher looked right at us and said, “Which one of […]

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Actual Pictures of Me That I Don’t Hate

IMG_0078.jpg Originally uploaded by Dogwood Girl. Here is one. There are not many. I like that I am wearing one of my favorite hats from high school. It makes me sad that I didn’t keep my hat collection, although Todd is very thankful that I didn’t, and they were great hats, but not worth losing […]

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Sam

Sam Originally uploaded by Dogwood Girl. Today is one of those days that makes me angry with God, if there is one. It is one of those days that makes me think there probably isn’t a God, and that we are all just ants in an anthill, amidst a field of anthills, and there are […]

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