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The Little Light…..It’s not on, Clark

This is a public service announcement: Please make sure your children know that any and all light outages should be reported to those in charge--namely, you. New Year's Day started off lovely. Miss Sophie and I had a long, pleasant January summer (Georgia--check the calendar please) walk, and the rain didn't come like we thought… Continue reading The Little Light…..It’s not on, Clark

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A Grace Filled Eve

Tonight I will gather with little folks (and a few big) whom I love right here in my living room, and we'll debate about staying up to see the New Year in.  We may or may not watch some form of something dropping to beckon in 2018, and then the laughter will turn into sighs… Continue reading A Grace Filled Eve

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Happy Golden Years

Fifty years ago today, December 17, 1967, the romance that started outside a laundromat in Valdosta, Georgia began a new adventure as my Mama and Daddy said, "I do." And they did.  Sickness.  Health.  Laughter.  Pain.  Joy.  Grief.  Children.  Grandchildren.  Other children whom they called their own.  Friends.  Family.  Biscuits. Gravy.  Pound Cake.  Fried Cornbread.… Continue reading Happy Golden Years

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A Little Golden Kind of Christmas Story

Forty-nine years ago today my parents said "I do" because they did and that was the beginning of a fantastic journey full of brilliant, simple moments and more love than one house could hold.  Forty-nine years ago right now, I believe they were warming up some Pepsi or some such because they'd heard that it… Continue reading A Little Golden Kind of Christmas Story

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Eighty Percent Chance of Rain

This whole past week I have clicked on my Weather app or checked the weather website every day.  Several times a day. And then some. We had our family Easter hootenanny planned for today, and so the weather watching was part checking, part praying, and part trying to use sheer WILL to bring good weather… Continue reading Eighty Percent Chance of Rain

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A Sucker for Love

Way back when, when my oldest was quite a small girl, we often found ourselves over at my dear Joyful friend's house.  She and her girls were our lifeline, our fun, and our safe place to land.  They were my girl's sisters for that time and for life, and I am always thankful for them.… Continue reading A Sucker for Love

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The Twelfth Day of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas..... as I prepare to break down Christmas and pack away the ornaments, I sift through the memories made this Christmas season, and my heart is full to bustin'. There are so many precious moments, big and small, that I have tucked away to keep me warm this winter and… Continue reading The Twelfth Day of Christmas

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The Seventh Day of Christmas

On the seventh day of Christmas..... seven loads of laundry..... or at least that many.  I kind of stopped counting in the midst of the Great New Year's Eve Lego Challenge and Kids' Only Dance Party and the Minions Movie and the Keeping Calm of the Dog During the Everlasting Fireworks.  A busy day, but… Continue reading The Seventh Day of Christmas

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The Last Gift My Daddy Gave Me

There's this thing on Facebook where nearly every morning I am greeted with a "memory" from one of the past four years, with the option to see all of my memories from this day in each year past. This morning the face of my sweet cousin-in-law, who was pregnant in the picture from four years… Continue reading The Last Gift My Daddy Gave Me

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Down Here Where I Come From

Today we went back down to our favorite Farm Market.  We went last week while the Fella was out of town to get our favorite variety of peaches.  Today it was all about the experience. And the peach ice cream. As I walked around, taking it all in, realizing how much I was going to… Continue reading Down Here Where I Come From