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Frankensock

I recently finished my first pair of socks – and it only took me 2 years to do so.  In my quest to learn to knit socks, I was questioned by someone as to why on earth I’d want to … Continue reading

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Making soap

DISCLAIMER: This post is a documentation of my initial soap making experience with a friend. It is not to be used as a soap making tutorial or a “how to” document. Making soap involves using dangerous chemicals, so read up … Continue reading

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Exploring Lumpkin, GA

During our backpacking trip to Providence Canyon, we literally stumbled upon the tiny town of Lumpkin, GA when we were in need of fuel when we arrived at the park. The small town reminded me of Washington, LA – the … Continue reading

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On becoming an “old person”

It dawned on me today that I’m turning into an old person. I’m adopting behaviors that should be reserved for those much older than I am. I already sew, knit and crochet – how much more ganny-like can I become? … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day, Poppa

Today is Father’s Day – a day that for the past 12 years has been difficult for me. My husband and I do not have children, so Father’s day hasn’t taken on new meaning for us as parents. It’s more … Continue reading

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Backpacking: Providence Canyon

My husband and I are signed up to go on an REI Adventures backpacking trip in Yosemite in August. It is clearly listed that it is not a beginning backpacking trip. I’ve been backpacking before, but it was probably over … Continue reading

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Memorial Day weekend – 12 years ago

My husband and I went on a backpacking trip this past (Memorial Day) weekend. I didn’t particularly sleep well. I really haven’t slept well in a tent since a camping trip I took on Memorial Day weekend 12 years ago. … Continue reading

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Proper Pronunciation

I was at an appointment today and the person I was meeting with was making small-talk. He said “So, how’s the weather out there? Humid?” I jokingly replied “Nah, not too bad – but I’m from South Louisiana. Compared to … Continue reading

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My Momma

I love my mom. I really do. She’s loving and caring and most importantly, she set a fantastic example for her three kids.

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Lessons from my father – Vol. 2

I’ve had many a sleepless night lately and I as I lie awake, trying to fall back asleep it never fails me – I begin to worry. I worry about my to do list at work,  the fact that I … Continue reading

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