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Archive for January, 2014

January 31st, 2014 by

The Little Yellow Rain Boots

  He called them “my boats.” Aunt Angie gave them to him for Christmas 1999. She picked them up at a yard sale for about a quarter and thought he might like them. He was 18 months old. He didn’t love them immediately, but day by day, week by week, his love grew until it […]

January 25th, 2014 by


As I’m prone to do, I spent most of the month of July at the lake. This year, all I did was sit. I sat on the old vinyl couch on the porch and delighted in a Chilton County peach, entertained by diligent redheaded woodpeckers and Biscuit as she barked and barked and barked at […]

January 22nd, 2014 by

And Then They Were 20

Long before we had children, Chuck and I said several times that we thought it would be fun to have twins. After the initial shock of seeing TWO heartbeats on the ultrasound, I looked at him, bewildered, and said, “We knew.” We didn’t know everything, though. Our pre-pregnancy twins were named Phillip and Paden. Back […]

January 16th, 2014 by

So, Whatcha Reading? 2014

I’ve always been a reader. But life shakes us about, so some seasons I crawl into book after book and sometimes I feel I can’t spare the minutes or the emotions to read more than magazines and the newspaper. Last year, I read about a million blogs, because I wanted to learn about that. I […]

January 16th, 2014 by

New Year’s Resolutions

For this year of our Lord 2014, I do hereby resolve, vow, declare, and pinkie promise that I will: Waste untold hours on Facebook posting lighthearted drivel and pithy quips (after searching for the perfect descriptor and distinguishing modifier) Nurse a large sweet tea from Chickfila at least once a week (and by once, […]