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 […]

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Tiller’s First Braves Game

I am not sure how we waited this long to take her to a Braves game. Rollie had been to a few games by the time he was Tiller’s age. His first game was the in August 2005 when I was pregnant with Tiller. But it is harder to get four free tickets and life […]

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No children

We were supposed to camp out tonight. I got my period. (TMI? Don’t read my blog, then. Yes, I am grumpy.) I bailed on camping. Todd and kids went anyway. SCORE!

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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 […]

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Doing the Tourist Thing

I used to think the touristy thing was stupid. Now I just realize that it is often what is easiest and most entertaining to do with children. You end up feeling like a dork, but they love it. Off to the beach!

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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, […]

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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, […]

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Woo.

Working on a race report, but i am one busy chickie. Also, pool is more fun than writing. Sometimes. And as long as there are no sharks in the pool, because that is not that fun.

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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.) […]

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