We like to do a silly dog Christmas card each year. Let me tell you, this isn’t easy to do. We don’t have “easy” dogs who are obedient. They don’t cooperate at all, in fact. To top last year’s card, we wanted to add in Daisy our new cat. But, since we wanted Daisy to … [Read more…]
To my three regular readers: I’m on a break. In case you have noticed I haven’t been posting, I would like you to know it’s a purposeful pause. I’m pausing to collect my thoughts. I’m pausing to wrestle with my muse. I’m pausing to better balance work and real life. Whatever the reason, I’m definitely … [Read more…]
For the life of me I can’t figure out what I had against wearing clothes as a child. However, around 50 percent of all childhood photos of me, I’m shirtless… or pantless… or both. Take this picture, for example. Taken on easter when I was around four or five– sans shirt and pants. Easter has … [Read more…]
Dolly is 68! Three years ago I posted a blog on her 65th birthday. It’s a favorite of mine, so I’m reposting it today in honor of Dolly. I’m also excited that Dolly is on tour this year with two shows scheduled in Oklahoma! I’m making plans already! I was born a Dolly Parton fan. … [Read more…]
I had two weeks off for the holidays. In that two weeks, I experienced extreme highs and lows. By that, I’m not talking about my mood – I’m talking about the weather. We had an ice storm, then snow, then rain and then we went hiking in long-sleeve shirts. Dear Mother Nature: Please be kind … [Read more…]
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our family and friends! I actually sent a paper cards to a few of you this year. Proof that Christmas miracles really do happen. When I told Nathan my goal was to have the most ridiculous Christmas card EVER, he was, of course, very supportive! Hence, we found … [Read more…]
We’ve been snowed in … with Annie. Annie loves the snow. February 2011: December 2013: Annie definitely makes things a little more interesting — even when you’re stuck inside for days on end!
I’m currently snowed in and I have a pretty good case of cabin fever. However, I have spent a large amount of my time listening to Gillian Welch and wishing I could write songs like her. She calms my spirit. I’m particularly enchanted with Wayside/Back in Time from her album Soul Journey. It’s a great … [Read more…]
We had little to no internet access during Thanksgiving week, so I’m a little late with my greeting. We had a quiet week at the cabin where we experienced some very cold temperatures and a little ice. I buried my nose in a book for a couple of days and tried to relax.
Over fall break we explored the Bee Branch Trail in Beavers Bend State Park. I really loved it, but I have to say that the only way I made it through was knowing there was pizza and beer at the end of the trail. Sad, I know. Here’s a few pictures from our hike.