Happy Birthday Dolly!

Dolly Parton turned 65 today. I was born a Dolly Parton fan. I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to post possibly my favorite childhood photo of all time. Well, maybe two of my favorites. My love for Dolly was evident in that I loved wearing wigs as a child. Here I am sitting on … [Read more…]

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s summary of its overall blog health: Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.   In 2010, there were 40 new posts, … [Read more…]

Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad

This is a heartwarming story about two Christmas trees. Okay. Fine. It’s not very heartwarming. In fact, I’m pretty sure that my Aunt Gail will send me some hate mail for this one. But, I can’t resist. I’ve never enjoyed putting up a Christmas tree because I obsess about taking it down so much that … [Read more…]

Not even Hell would have him …

The epitaph reads: His soul lies here forever, beneath the grass so green, not even hell would have him, cause he was so damned mean!!! I went home recently for Thanksgiving. Before I went, my grandmother (Nanny) made me promise to spend a day exploring.  Specifically, she wanted me to see a headstone in a … [Read more…]

Taking randomness to a new level …

I keep looking back at pictures, and it’s sorta funny to me what developed into posts on this site and what didn’t. For example, we made these Sopas about a year ago. I loved the photos, but we never really worked on the recipe. There was also this Andouille Sausage Stuffing. We thought it had … [Read more…]

Sausage Stuffing

As I sit here in a post-Thanksgiving fog of pie and pumpkin bread, I should tell you that a week or two back we started planning to blog some recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving. In fact, Nathan and I even had Fakesgiving so we could make a few dishes early to post. However, Nathan … [Read more…]

Disco Anyone?

Nathan played his first acoustic show with Camille this weekend. The fact that he is playing acoustic music makes me very happy. He usually plays electric guitar. I prefer acoustic. You will often hear me say, “he’s a little bit rock-n-roll, I’m a little bit country.” I say this because it’s true. So, thank you … [Read more…]

Happy Halloween

In honor of Halloween weekend, we went camping with some great friends. I don’t camp. This is no secret among my friends and family. I prefer a nice cabin with beautiful scenery and the comforts of home. Nathan is a camper — a happy camper, in fact. He might camp every weekend, if I would … [Read more…]