A Special Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday in Metro Atlanta is supposed to 72 degrees and mostly sunny. I hope so.  I love having the girls over for their annual egg hunt. We’ve been doing it since the older granddaughter was three.  This will be our eighth year. We have plastic eggs with coins, Haribo gummy worms, Sixlets, Skittles, and Starbursts in them. Every now and then a special egg … Continue reading A Special Easter Egg Hunt

March Madness

  March is probably the craziest month of the year.  There are many reasons why. 1. It came in like a lion. 2.  American soldier and politician Sam Houston (1793-1863) was born on the 2nd in Virginia. He later served as Congressman and Governor of Tennessee.  In 1832, he became commander of the Texas army in the War for Texas Independence, defeating the larger Mexican army … Continue reading March Madness

Car Six

Well we said what happens in car six stays in car six. And that has been almost wholly true…until now. It happened to me, so I’m telling it. After you read about it, you will wonder why I decided to reveal this particular event.  And even as I sit here at 2:34 a.m. deciding whether to push the ‘publish’ button, I wonder whether I should, … Continue reading Car Six

Out of the mouths of babes

I had been out of town for a week. On my way back in town from the airport I met my family at a restaurant for dinner. It was Friday night and 5-year-old Breezy was coming home with us for the weekend. We’d had a cookout the previous weekend and I remembered there were still four “Nimanim” ice cream cones (waffle cones with vanilla ice … Continue reading Out of the mouths of babes

Looks can be deceiving

It was the last leg of my journey, Houston to Atlanta, and I was exhausted.  After a five-day business trip spent mostly with people I’d never met before, my introversion was wearing thin.  I wanted to get on the plane and just melt in to my seat. I walked down the very roomy aisle.  Only two seats on each side.  Nice, I thought.  There was … Continue reading Looks can be deceiving

Cross-Fit Nit-Wit

About a year ago my back started hurting. “No pain, no gain,” right? So I pushed through it. I’m a 57-year-old trying to be a 37-year-old so I was doing cross-fit taught to me by my 30-year-old trainer. By October when I stood up from my very expensive all-leather ergonomically-designed desk chair at work, my back would cramp up and send me toward the roof … Continue reading Cross-Fit Nit-Wit