Spring Pruning, Spring Cleaning: Getting Ready to Say Goodbye to Winter!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Family, Gardening | 0 comments

My plans for this weekend — pruning. I know, it doesn’t sound very exciting, but it’s something that desperately needs to be done. Last year, I completely forgot to prune my crape myrtles in February, so I just didn’t prune them at all. And that was okay, I’m not a big fan of overly pruned crape myrtles anyway. But as the Clemson Extension Service says, it’s okay to do light pruning in late winter or early spring, as it shapes up the...

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Living the Dream

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Family | 4 comments

The other day Bill bought a lottery ticket. He doesn’t buy them often, but once in a while will get one when he gets gas. This wasn’t just a scratch-off, it was a Powerball, and there’s a difference. The possibilities are so much greater with a Powerball ticket. Scratch offs are fun because once in a while you’ll win a dollar, maybe five, and it’s quick and easy. But Powerball seems like more of an investment, with a greater reward. Plus, you...

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A Snow Day with No Snow: Coping as a Work at Home Mom

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized, work-at-home | 2 comments

I love snow days. Sometimes. As a kid, snow days were the best. Watching the weather the night before, guessing whether it will snow or not, waking up in the morning to all white outdoors and your mom greeting you with the exciting news that school’s cancelled. There’s nothing better than a day off you weren’t expecting. Then, in my 20s, they weren’t so fun. Work didn’t get cancelled like school did. Snow meant having to clean off my car,...

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Real Feel

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

It was a running joke on our post-Christmas trip to Ohio that the “RealFeel” temperature on my phone was always at least 10 degrees less than the actual temperature. On our drive up, while we were in the middle of the trip in West Virginia, I would look at my phone for some entertainment. “Hey guys, it’s 34 degrees in La Rue (Bill’s hometown). But it feels like 22!” Peals of laughter would come from the backseat. “And guess what, it’s 48...

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Holiday Traditions

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in cooking/recipes, Parenting | 0 comments

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Bethabara Park with Carter’s class on a field trip. I am ashamed to say that it was my first time there. It is a wonderful place, full of local history, and I am sure we will be back. The first graders went to Bethabara learn about the history and culture of the first settlers of our area. They got a first-hand look at what lives of children in the late 1700s were like, from writing on a slate during...

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