Marshmallow Roast

My son and I roasted hotdogs and S’mores at a campfire last weekend. Yes, sir-ree, we were invited to a real, bona-fide, genuine campfire, way out in the country on a dark, starlit night. And just a few yards from the campfire was an old cemetery, where Wyatt Earp’s kinfolk are buried. After dinner, we […]

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Tattooed

I wonder how many of you reading this have a tattoo. Not that it matters . . . it’s just that I don’t. And I don’t ever plan to get one. My reasons are numerous. First of all, I don’t like pain. Second, I don’t like the idea of paying someone to inflict pain on […]

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Buried Treasure

The week between Christmas and New Year’s was spent moving furniture, tearing out old carpet, and stirring up dust. Not exactly my idea of a relaxing holiday break. But right now, I’m sitting in my beautiful, newly-carpeted bedroom, feeling like a queen. So I guess it was worth it. I got my carpet installed for […]

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Stinky

Life stinks sometimes. I try to keep my chin up and a smile on my face, try to look for the silver lining, but sometimes . . . sometimes there’s no way around the obvious. Life just stinks. Like right now, for instance. It’s all I can do to keep up with my housework and […]

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Extra Garbage

I got two tickets this week. Well, that’s not exactly true. I almost got two tickets this week. The first one was when my daughter and I were on our way to WalMart. I didn’t think I was speeding. I honestly had no idea why I was being pulled over. The officer approached my window, […]

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The Tea Party

Y’all are my friends, right? Right? Which means I can share something deeply personal with you and you won’t make fun of me and call me mentally unbalanced . . . at least not to my face. Right? Okay. I’ve decided I’m going to tell you about the time I had a tea party with […]

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Little Red Corvette . . .

I bought a new car last week. Well, new to me, anyway. This was a major milestone in my life, because it’s the first time I’ve ever gone by myself to buy a car. I wasn’t sure what to look for, and since I know very little about cars and motors and how they get […]

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A penny not saved . . .

Taking one’s children to the grocery store with them is never a good idea. I’ve known that for ages. What with all the impulse buying and Mama pleeeeeeaaases and begging and sneaking stuff into the cart . . . I get it. If I can grocery shop without my children, I’ll spend less. Little did […]

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A Lesson from DiGiorno’s

We had pizza and movie night at our house last weekend. It was all organized, arranged and executed by our resident eleven-year-old pizza-and-movie expert. He found the movie he wanted on pay-per-view, dialed the number and gave me the phone so I could order Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. He preheated the oven and put […]

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Light Reading . . .

I love to get lost in a book. I love to block out real life, and travel to another time and place. Through books, I’ve experienced everything from war to romance to space travel. Well, not much space travel . . . I’m not much of a science fiction girl. But the war and romance […]

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