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Archive for February, 2014

February 22nd, 2014 by

Pinch Me, Mrs. Patmore

Mama probably had to mortgage the farm, but she let me spend the spring semester of my junior year in college at the then-new Samford University Study Centre in London, England. (Now, it is called Daniel House.) The students took classes through Samford and lived and traveled with a dozen other Samford undergrads, chaperoned by a […]

February 13th, 2014 by

Some Things I Like (And Some Things I Don’t)

Some Things I Like Lists – I don’t click on every list I see of “17 Things You Don’t Know about This Person You’ve Never Heard of Who Is In Fact a Big-Time Celebrity and So Uber-Cool that Your College-Aged Daughters Might Not Have Heard of Her Either,” but I click on a lot of […]

February 12th, 2014 by

When the Roof Caves In

I met Laurel at church, but I got to know her in Jamaica. (That would be a good opening line for a murder mystery, wouldn’t it?) For several summers, the youth group from our church went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to teach Vacation Bible School for local churches. Laurel had gone once before. I heard […]

February 10th, 2014 by

Ode to Critters

“I am 18 years old. Can I PLEASE have a bunny?” Emma had begged for a bunny for a decade. “NO! NO! NO!” What was the purpose of a bunny as a pet? She would play with it for a week and then tire of it, and I would be stuck with trying to get […]

February 6th, 2014 by

Clothes in the Kitchen

Jordan Lee had just decided she wanted to be a girl and moved into her pretty pink bedroom. When JL was born, Starla moved Justin to the twin bed in his room and put JL in the crib. That way, she was able to keep the 3rd bedroom as a guest room for Mama and […]

February 4th, 2014 by

Meet Whitman and Rose

To misquote Pinocchio, “I’ve got a real blog!” In celebration of this magical occasion in the life of a chatty, nap-loving, middle-aged mama, I am hosting a giveaway. Whitman and Rose are Valentine’s babies that were lovingly handmade by Emma Conner, Crafter Extraordinaire. Whitman and Rose need a forever home. Wouldn’t you like for them […]