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A guest from Butternut Creek

I’m excited to have a guest blogger today — Jane Myers Perrine, the author of the new, acclaimed Butternut Creek series, the debut of which, The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek: A Novel, will hit shelves on April 3! Take it away, Jane! What do I love about a small town? We lived in Buchanan… Read more »

How does YOUR garden grow?

I aspire to have a lovely yard. Overflowing with exotic plants, wild vines, tons of color. I aspire, but I fail. Before we moved last year to suburbia, we had a yard with a “forest” — it was mostly green, but definitely satisfied the wild factor. When we moved here, we moved to the land… Read more »

So what's my burning issue, and when did I resolve it?

I was Little Miss Overachiever in school, so much so that when I got a B+ in gym class because I couldn’t do an arabesque on the balance beam (seriously, marked down b/c of my agility? That still bugs me!) I didn’t actually lie to my dad, but I wasn’t entirely honest in my relaying… Read more »

Friday Fun – YouTube Videos that Amuse me

Having a bit of a lazy day, so thought I’d share some of these fun videos! Who doesn’t love a good zombie song? And, of course, the Muppets doing Bohemian Rhapsody….(in case you missed my other recent post!) Or this one man show of the same…. This is one of my favorite comedy routines. (It… Read more »

TODAY: Buy a book, help a kid!

As many of you know, my daughter Isabella was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate, meaning that there was a gap through her lip and jaw and her palate was open. (Bilateral would mean two gaps). Her lip was repaired in China when she was about a year old (we recently did… Read more »

Whining about my sordid past…

I’m blogging about my sordid past over at the Whine Sisters today! I’ve been doing a lot of rearranging in my garage these days, and in the process, I came across the picture to the left. That’s me back during my freshman year in college. Lest you jump to the same conclusion as my poor,… Read more »