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It’s a Carolina Thing

This is not going to be the post I meant to write today.  I’ve been planning that one for a while.  It fit perfectly with the storybook ending that I envisioned for my beloved 2016 Tar Heels–the ending that crashed, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift

The last few years as I have transitioned out of my mothering years and into full-time grandma mode have been bittersweet.  I knew this was coming and I’ve dreaded it for years.  Now that it’s here, though, realize that it’s … Continue reading

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Pulling the Stick Out of the Mud

This morning I finally put the last few Christmas decorations up in the attic.  The urns that hold our front porch trees got filled with water in all the rain this year and it took us a while to figure … Continue reading

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Motherhood: Lessons Learned

Tomorrow around the time school gets out I will have been a mother for…well, I’m not really allowed to say exactly how long any more, but it doesn’t seem all that long to me.  I’ve been thinking a lot about … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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A Tour of Our Tree, Part 9

We didn’t “do Santa” with our kids.  They knew about him, of course, but they didn’t get presents from him or stand in long lines to sit in his lap, though I think that happened with at least one or … Continue reading

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A Tour of Our Tree, Day 8

Somehow, in all my growing up and early adult years I missed seeing It’s A Wonderful Life.  It wasn’t until sometime when we were living in Texas and the kids were small that I was finally introduced to this classic Christmas … Continue reading

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A Tour of Our Tree, Part 7

According to the latest information available, we have nine grandchildren.  One of these, Alden, is in his second year of pre-school.  This would be a significant piece of evidence about our age, except that this morning I witnessed some pretty … Continue reading

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A Tour of Our Tree, Part 6

In addition to the handmade ornaments on our tree, there are ornaments that represent friends, places, interests, and experiences.  It’s kind of a three dimensional collage that tells the story of who we are and where we’ve been.  That’s why I … Continue reading

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A Tour of Our Tree, Part 5

It’s interesting to me that most of the handmade ornaments on the tree were crafted, not by the girls, but by our first-born son, David.  Last year when he and his family were living with us before leaving to teach … Continue reading

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