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Archived Since:August 28, 2009

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2018: Words Matter

Ellie and I have settled on our one little word for 2018. This year will be about about enthusiasm, showing up with a joyful spirit, and cultivating an attitude of celebration. Yay.

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone’s Christmas was as merry, quiet, and low key as ours (unless you like excitement, then I hope the opposite for you). We had no company and traveled no where, so we stayed in pajamas all day and ate breakfast for all three meals: breakfast, brunch, and…Yule Brinner! I crack myself up. ????

Next Step

OK. So the next step is to be this motivated in the down ballot races so we never get another Roy Moore. R or D, we need to fill our seats with candidates that favor of basic human decency. PS Thank you to everyone who made me a part of the 2% write-in vote. Maybe […]

We’re On National TV!

Oh, Alabama. I am so proud of you right now. Don’t ever let anybody tell you your vote doesn’t count.

Official Announcement

This is the official announcement of my write-in campaign for Alabama’s Senate Seat. Write me in! I got 8 votes against Jo Bonner one of those times he was running unopposed. Y’all, I got an A in civics, memorized the Bill of Rights in 6th grade, have a general understanding of the Constitution, and can […]

The House

It’s coming along. The worst (as far as taking off the exterior and putting it back on) appears to be over. Also they let me ride in the lift. And we rescued bats before they pulled the crumbling chimney down. The other chimneys are getting copper chimney caps – so pretty in the sunshine. I […]

Just Sayin’

I had a Doug Jones sticker on the car before The Washington Post sent me an alert on Thursday. You can get yours here.

Election Day: Vote for the Helpers

Our special election isn’t until December 12, but I know there are a lot of people who do have the opportunity to go to the polls today. If you have that chance, please go. Figure out the kind candidates. Notice the thoughtful candidates. Identify the candidates who will pick people over party. Look for the […]


Our Museum has a Hooked Rug exhibition up right now and offered a rug hooking class taught by Anne Norvell to go with it. Ellie and I were completely on board with that. The class was to make a little pumpkin rug – just big enough to get the feel for what might be a […]

Spooky Laugh

Don’t tell anyone but these were taken on November 1 – it was too dark last night. Ellie is Professor Minerva McGonagall and Beatrice is some kind of demon. The caution tape and extension cords are not just decoration, they’ve been working on the house for a couple weeks now! Progress is messy. And noisy.


It took me almost two months to finish a bunny and two sweaters for a customer. Really unforgivable that it took so long. I’ve got plenty of reasons why this happened: too much Girl Scouts to work on, too much other stuff getting in the way, school, lots of different people coming in and out […]

Just Saying

Things Boys Could Learn in Girl Scouts NYT article Also I spent today singing songs with Girl Scouts in a park. It was pretty great.


You know how my Facebook page (wall? whatevs) is typically barren and filled with the sound of crickets? I started feeling kind of bad about that in spite of my working theory: social media ruins everything. So I made an instagram account that cross posts to Facebook. Just me doing my part to make the […]

Lifetime Member

Girl Scouts make the world a better place. We will change the world, not our purpose.

Long Distance

There are days when I miss Great Gran a very great deal. More than usual.

Too Busy

I very much don’t like having too much to do. I also think my threshold for that is lower than a lot of people’s. I’m trying to figure out what activity from which to extricate myself – sadly, it can’t be litter boxes.


It’s the rainy mornings when I appreciate homeschooling the most. Not having to get out and suffer the car rider line is a personal blessing. If you are also lingering over your coffee (because your child is still in bed), here’s a lol for you: A Glossary of School Terms for Homeschoolers


Quick tip: If you live in a super old house and you want to add insulation to the attic, know that there will be coal soot. Everywhere. There’s a thin layer of coal soot coating everything upstairs (and a thicker layer on the floor). I will be wiping and mopping for the rest of my […]


One of the things we discovered AFTER we moved in (and you’d think the inspector would have mentioned it), is that there is precious little insulation in the attic. And none on the walls around the cubby space in the attic. That’s getting fixed today. They are also installing gable fans that turn on when […]

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