Monthly Archives: January 2010

Confessions of a Vegetable Garden

I had the best intentions this year, really I did.  I meant to follow, to the letter, all the gardening advice I was spewing forth regarding how to close down the garden for the winter. “Be sure to clean out … Continue reading

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John C Campbell Folk School

This last weekend was one of my dreams come true!  I went to the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. for a class in woodturning.  It was everything I’d hoped it would be and more – and those … Continue reading

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the Gift of Making a Memory

Every Christmas, I face the challenge of making that particular Christmas unique.  Last year, I encouraged the kids to make their gifts for one another and to see how creative they could get,  spending the least amount of money.  It … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I’m a firm believer in writing up resolutions for the New Year.  I figure if I do even one day of the intended goal, I’m further ahead than if I hadn’t set the goal at all. I’m sure there are … Continue reading

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Not Your Typical “Ladies’ Day Out”!

I have never thought of myself as normal.  In fact, to my closest friends, I often refer to myself as “odd”, “weird”, “marches to the beat of a different drummer”, “swimming upstream while everyone else is swimming downstream”…  You get … Continue reading

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“Feed the birds, toppins a bag…”

I realize I should have written “tuppence” a bag but somehow the nostalgia is lost because we all sing, “toppins a bag.” This song always runs through my mind when I sit at my desk and find myself distracted by … Continue reading

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But I Do Like the City – It’s Just…

I love the country more!! My dad was a pilot for American Airlines when I was growing up so we always lived close to the cities –  New York City when we lived in Connecticut and Boston when we lived … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Winter

I’ve already begun to hear the stirrings within my own household.  As soon as the white lights and garland were taken from the mantle; the ornaments were put in their boxes and the pine tree removed from the upstairs;  the … Continue reading

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Family Hike – Watson Mill State Park

When my children were young, I would spend a good bit of time trying to figure out what activities I could do with all of them.  The cost of the activity also had to be considered since we were in … Continue reading

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