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Sparkling Trails in the Sunlight

This morning as Miss Sophie and I went for our morning constitutional, the sun was bright and it wasn't quite so cold.  I could almost believe that Spring might be on her way.  (Yes, PLEASE.)  The sky was a vivid blue and the sun was reflected on the sidewalk, turning it almost white. In that gorgeous… Continue reading Sparkling Trails in the Sunlight

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Until Everybody’s Free

A week ago Cooter and I traveled up to Wesleyan to attend Core Ensemble's production of "Ain't I a Woman." Many years ago, I read Sojourner Truth's words calling for men to get out of the way and let women fix the world.  I fell in love with her then.  A strong woman who had suffered… Continue reading Until Everybody’s Free

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The Birds Don’t Have a Weather App

The past couple of days have been unseasonably warm here in Georgia.  I'm not complaining, mind you, but while I enjoyed the warm air and I think my toes might actually have defrosted, I knew better than to trust it. Sure enough, yesterday just before dark when Miss Sophie and I ventured out, there was… Continue reading The Birds Don’t Have a Weather App

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Asking for Directions

I found myself able to etch out an hour or so yesterday evening to make a serious grocery shopping haul.  It's been a while since I've spent that long in a store stocking up. I made a rookie mistake from the start.  Cart choice. The cart I chose was too small for all I needed… Continue reading Asking for Directions

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The Bricks and the Twine

I can still see, in my mind's eye, my Daddy's strong and weathered hands, tying the twine.  First through the hole on one clay brick, taking his time to tie it tight and knot it well.  Knowing how long he wanted it to be, he pulled his pocket knife out of his worn jeans pocket… Continue reading The Bricks and the Twine

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First Lady, Prolific Writer, Amazing Thinker

My Fella got a free magazine subscription for signing up for a discount card.  Just a few issues, but he could take his pick.  And he chose "Real Simple" for me.  Very sweet and I appreciate it.  Unfortunately, I don't make a lot of time for sitting down and skimming through it.  But today I did.  I… Continue reading First Lady, Prolific Writer, Amazing Thinker

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Old Sewing Scissors and Things Made New

This morning our Princess and I had a Mama/Princess event.  Aub was at work, and the Fella and Cooter were out doing their "Guy's Breakfast."  So my girl and I went to Bare Bulb Coffee for a tie-dyeing and "upcycling t-shirts into scarves" class led by one of my favorite local artists Micah Goguen and… Continue reading Old Sewing Scissors and Things Made New

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Always a Mama

Yesterday after dinner I was sitting with another Mama as stories of her children's misadventures and mischief were being shared around the table. She smiled the most beautiful smile, with a tinge of weariness in her eyes, waved her hand, and said, "No.  No.  I really don't want to know.  Don't tell me." The knowing laughter… Continue reading Always a Mama