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  • Which Would You Choose? Which Would You Choose? Published on Sunday, March 1, 2015 by
    On the way home from a family event this weekend, my middle son challenged us with a thoughtful question. “If you could have the traits of any animal in the world, what animal would it be and why? You would still be you but you could do things the animal does.” I responded, “I...
  • Winter Winter Published on Saturday, February 28, 2015 by
    I missed my Thursday post because I am sick, sick sick.  Sinus, ear and lung infection.  I figured everyone would understand.  I'm in bed trying to stay awake to make this post, surrounded by warm puppies.  Puppies make everything better. When I saw that the February photo challenge...
  • Fog Over The Snow Fog Over The Snow Published on Sunday, February 22, 2015 by
    Snow. An unusual occurrence in this area, to say the least. But snow we had. Enough that schools were closed the entire week! Our temperatures dropped to 7 degrees, which was a record once you added the wind chill. I have never been in weather that cold and was actually a little bit exc...
  • Imagines in the Fire Imagines in the Fire Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015 by
    My friend Joan recently had her fireplace cleaned and inspected. You know what that means, right? Free warm fire just down the street! I took advantage of the warmth on our recent snow and ice day, dragging my camera along. After taking several pictures of the flames I began to notice fig...
  • A Different Perspective A Different Perspective Published on Sunday, February 15, 2015 by
    Lunch time at work on Friday found me reaching in the fridge to pull out my gluten-free tofu stir fry. In one swift movement I lifted up and tilted the container, spilling a batch of sauce down my lanyard, keys, shirt, pants and shoes. I immediately reeked of menu item number 16. After ...
  • Pandora’s Box Pandora’s Box Published on Thursday, February 12, 2015 by
    On February 6, 2015, my mother looked at me and said, “Do you know what today is?” It took me a moment to realize it was the 19th anniversary of my father’s death. I felt that familiar knot begin to form in my stomach. She continued, “So with today being what it is, imagine how I ...
  • 68 Degrees 68 Degrees Published on Sunday, February 8, 2015 by
    68 Degrees. Sunny. February 8. Unbelievable. “Mrs. Mommy Mrs. Mommy it is going to be WARM AND BEAUTIFUL Sunday … can we please please please go hiking somewhere pleassseeeee?” At my daughter’s friend’s request, we head out for a hiking adventure at noon. There is a lake I ...
  • Painting the Moon Painting the Moon Published on Thursday, February 5, 2015 by
    After taking a few days off since the January writing challenge I am ready to get back to my regular posts. I know what you are saying… “What? Katherine, you have regular posts just as often as The Bachelor couples stay together!” I know I know. But Ron has inspired me and I’m fina...
  • One One Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 by
    Today is the final day of the writing challenge, with the subject "And then there was one."  I can't tell you where this little piece came from.  Do I blame it on the 20 subjects I had to write about?  Or do I blame it on the Taco Bell taco I ate after my workout tonight.  Let's go wit...
  • Blue Crabs, Fried or Steamed Blue Crabs, Fried or Steamed Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by
    Today's blog writing challenge is, "Steamed." Blue crabs. Steamed. MMMmmmmmmmm. You would think that I enjoy blue crabs quite often, living in Hampton Roads and being surrounded by water. Sadly, this is a tourist area, as is Corolla. The minute the season hits the prices for blue crabs...
  • I Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So Much! I Wish Daddy Didn’t Drink So ... Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by
    Today’s blog writing challenge subject is, “Imagine That.” When I saw today’s writing subject I was immediately brought back to a wonderful time in my past. I used to sit with my young kids on their beds and read bedtime stories every night. I recalled instantly that one of these ...
  • The Awkward Dinner Party The Awkward Dinner Party Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by
    Today’s writing challenge subject is “the awkward dinner party!” “Dad, you don’t mind that I brought my new boyfriend, do you? It’s really funny… his daughter is older than me.  We can share outfits!” “Please pass the potatoes.” “You wouldn’t believe how much ...
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