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The One In Which I Drone On

Almost two weeks ago, when we were in Texas, there was a story on the news that I was paying no attention to.  I was moving between the rooms in the place we were staying, doing my usual--gathering up, throwing away, tossing in the washer, and generally trying to make sure we wound up leaving… Continue reading The One In Which I Drone On

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“Grandmothers Are Very Good Cooks”

Last Sunday we spent the day at Lake LBJ in Texas.  My Fella's aunt and uncle have a house there, and his parents, siblings, and their families all joined us there for a day of hanging out, visiting, and having fun. The day was warm but not too hot.  The water was just right, and… Continue reading “Grandmothers Are Very Good Cooks”

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But It’s Our Mess

We flew out to Texas on a plane. ON A PLANE.  This was a huge big ol' deal, since it had been ten years for some of us, never for one of us, and one has severe nut allergies. We did it.  By grace and about a thousand wipes, we got there with no incident… Continue reading But It’s Our Mess

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Flying with Fear

We are back home. Back into our day to dailies with full force after a weekend of getting away, literally and figuratively.  A weekend of fun and laughter and reconnecting. And of facing our fears. Head on. This past weekend was the Fella's family reunion that happens every couple of years.  While I've been to… Continue reading Flying with Fear

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It’s All Yours, Uncle Willie

So we've finished our whirlwind trip from my beloved plains of Georgia to the beautiful hill country of Texas. Before we left, my sweet sisterfriend surprised me by leaving a copy of Willie Nelson's new book on my front porch--since we were headed to his stomping grounds, it made sense. Ever since, apropos to our… Continue reading It’s All Yours, Uncle Willie