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

Other crunchies

 “I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” ― Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year Breezy changed schools just after Christmastime; she’s in a public charter school. She seems to be learning a lot. She engages her Papa and me in lots of conversation … Continue reading Other crunchies

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

The Car Rider and the Successful Pick-up

I knew I’d messed up as soon as I arrived. “No pick ups without orange sign on visor.” Well, no one told me I had to have an orange sign on my visor. I also didn’t have a soccer ball magnet on my door, a bumper sticker that says “I ‘heart‘ my family” or a family of stick figure people, dogs, and cats on the … Continue reading The Car Rider and the Successful Pick-up

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