This weekend marked the first family vacation with my side of the family since the Great Myrtle Beach Thanksgiving Vacation Disaster of 2007. None of us said anything to reference it, but as we set up our campers at the state park on Friday night, cold wind whipping across the lake and blowing in heavy … More Family Vacations, Then and Now
We’ve had another full, fun weekend around these parts. The rust bucket Durango retired at the Ford dealership Friday, and Brandon and I did a little happy dance that it did NOT begin belching smoke in the parking lot when they started it up. We pulled away with a 2004 Ford Expedition, pleased with our … More No Idle Hands Here
We took the kids out to play in the snow this morning for about an hour. Elvis hated it and Lydia loved it. Elvis wouldn’t move if I put him down – he seriously looked like that kid in the Christmas Story. He would look up at me and just start moaning. It was so … More Standing in the Snow Crying
I just ventured into Google to find out where I’m popping up these days (as my maiden name – the married version pulls up too many hits), and was sorely disappointed not to see Sarebear’s Sentral Spot appearing anymore. So, I dug up the old account and password, which, embarrassingly enough, is the same password … More Happy New Year!
I am still bubbling over a bit about this whole chapbook thing. Chapbooks, for those who aren’t as bookish and nerdy as me, are kind of like mini-books or half the typical poetry manuscript. They generally consist of 15-25 pages of poems by one author. They are printed in limited edition print runs and usually … More Monday Recap