Month: September 2002

Fruit Foolish

I tried a new recipe tonight – one for a fruit salad. It turned out okay, but reminded me of a funny story. Not long after Lee and I got married, I got brave and wanted to try… Read More

Sea Creatures

Try as we might, I don’t think humans can create anything as beautiful as what nature creates. Why all the tree-hugging sentiment? Last weekend, Lee and I went to Tennessee to visit my folks. We’d planned to go… Read More

Good Neighbors

I’ve always heard it’s important to have good neighbors. I believe it. We have a neighbor across the street named Mr. Clanton. He’s a retired police officer, but he sometimes still “patrols” our street. He knows everyone on… Read More


I love public radio. But sometimes, the local people are so dry. I was listening to one woman this afternoon. I swear, she sounded like she was 400 years old and her voice croaked like she had just… Read More

Heavy Heart

Music is powerful. I’m sure it doesn’t affect everyone the same, but it is a powerful force with me. It always has been. I was reminded of that today. I woke with a heavy heart, knowing this day… Read More


It’s the Eve of the big anniversary. In some ways though, September 10th makes me sadder than the 11th. This time last year, I didn’t know much about Afghanistan, the Taliban, or even Osama Bin Laden. This time… Read More

Friday Five on Monday

Yeah, I know it’s several days late, but here’s the Friday Five. 1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why? When people smack their food. Especially if you’re on the phone with them. 2. What irritating habits do… Read More

Goodbye Ms. Maggie

I was at the vet with Millie today. She wasn’t sick, just needed her yearly check up and shots. We were in the waiting area when a man came in holding a dog. I think she was a… Read More

Live, Mondo grass, live!

Lee and I have been on vacation this week, and are finally finished working on the front yard – for now. Are you ever really finished when it comes to house work? I think not. We’ve taken our… Read More

Ocean Wars

My mom came to visit Friday. Saturday, our plan was to spend a few hours soaking up sun at the beach. The weather, however, was not cooperating. It had rained for six days straight. Saturday morning was no… Read More