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Fantastic Friday

Busy day at Chez Dogwood: I have finished getting my basement awesomeness room set up and now I’m setting up the office. (Not so awesome.) Gotta pick the tills up, then lunch, then off to set up for Fantastic Friday. That is basically like your old-fashioned elementary fall festival. We do ours at end of October, so there is a… Read more →

Little Gems for the Nerds

So, if you don’t read the Chunklet blog, you should. Love the little gems that Henry and friends come across. Two recent posts caught my eye, and brought me back. Yeah! A little something for the Athens/REM collecting nerds (Jason B.): Limbo District And for my boys in Chapel Hill this week: Henry on Merge’s 20th. Enjoy! (Thanks, Chunklet, for… Read more →

Balm

Maybe there is a greater power at work. Kids are a balm for grief. No one with young kids has time to sit around and ponder what it was like to hold a loved one’s hand as he took his last shallow breath, exhaled, and departed this world. Sure, it comes to you in flashes, but you don’t have time… Read more →

My First Triathlon

I’ve always wanted to do a triathlon. It’s just been on the list forever. So, I finally signed up for this one. Seemed like a good choice, in that it was short (sprint) with distances as follows: .25 mile swim 12 mile bike 3 mile run I also convinced my Shannon to do it also, and then another friend, Tonya,… Read more →

Possibly Not the Domestic Goddess

. . . that I think I am. I was cooking dinner last night (ahem, mac and cheese) and was boiling the macaroni, when the pot boiled over. (Or, “balled” over, as my Daddy with his Savannah accent would say. He also says “aygs” for eggs, “all” for oil, and “tin fall” for tin foil.) Tiller was in the kitchen… Read more →