In her book and I shall have some peace there, Margaret Roach tells a story of self-awareness when she took a week off to garden at her then weekend home in upstate New York. Her two friends from Seattle, fabulous gardeners--Charles and Glenn, were there to help her. As she was working in one part… Continue reading The One About Chopped Up Plants and Brokenness and Hope
Grief. There's an odd duck, right? It's like that friend you had in school you weren't quite sure why you were friends, but he was always around, so you had to put up with him. And he was so unpredictable. Today you might get along okay, but then tomorrow.....who knows? Well, thank you, Agent Obvious, for scoping out and sharing that… Continue reading Oh Good Grief
It was so hot that day. September can be like that in Georgia, and that day in 2009 was no different. Especially on the roof of the parking deck at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. I had walked all the way to the elevator, taken it down, and was on my way into the hospital when… Continue reading The Giant Didn’t Win
Today on one of our many adventures, the littles and I got two butterfly bushes in addition to some other fun things to plant. The butterfly bushes were, I suppose, an attempt to make my yard a little more hospitable. To, you know, the critters. (I heard a friend share that she has no bees… Continue reading Do You Think They’re Afraid?
It sure has been raining a lot this summer. I'm not complaining. It's been nice, keeping things green and not as hot as usual. It reminds me of my summer in Valdosta in 1985 when it seemed to rain around the same time every afternoon, leaving the evenings unbearably humid when the sun would come out again.… Continue reading She Showed Me the Rainbows
A few nights ago my neighbors and I were visiting in our backyard while our children played for a few minutes before heading in for baths and bed. The husband and I somehow got into a conversation about who had it "harder" growing up, while his wife stood back and laughed. "Y'all sound like a… Continue reading Where are the Channel Changers?
One of my favorite people in the world is turning four next month. He is our neighbor and one of my little guy's best friends. He cracks me up. He is full of energy and life and I just love him. I have watched him grow from a newborn to a fellow who says, "Let's… Continue reading Now We’re the Pineapple People
Today I took my oldest to college to register for classes. Wow. When did that even happen? Seriously, just yesterday I was up with her three-month old self for three hours straight because she wanted to play and would not go to sleep. And today? We're registering for COLLEGE CLASSES? The world has gone insane.… Continue reading Don’t Blink
Tonight this is how I feel! Today the weather has been beautiful. Here it is the first day of summer and I must say, June, you are behaving yourself just fine. The breeze, the sun, the clouds, the less than normal temperature. GORGEOUS. Today I was treated to some unexpected visits with people I love--the crew… Continue reading A Night to Celebrate!