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Girdles and Panels

Girdles and Panels

Although I believe that good foundation is important, I have a secret that I have to share. I hate my panty girdle. I know, I know, it helps keep all those...

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Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

When I was little, I thought that God was in the sunshine. I realized that he was a busy guy who couldn’t watch me everyday, so some days were cloudy....

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The Outdoor Carpet

The Outdoor Carpet

Steve is heavily invested in the competitive lawn movement. The husbands of our neighborhood participate also. They spend an inordinate amount of time...

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Surprise Garden

Surprise Garden

My laziness is rewarded in weird ways. Last month, I was carrying the remains of a watermelon to the bird feeder. Some birds really enjoy the fruity rind...

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S’more of the Lake

S’more of the Lake

Buck and June’s lake house has a great porch on the back where we spend our evenings watching the kids catch fireflies while we sip cocktails. A...

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Baby Dolls

Baby Dolls

The morning light was a dull streak of gray on the horizon. I slipped out of bed dressed in my pink baby dolls and slippers and headed to the kitchen....

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How to Use a Map

How to Use a Map

Mags and Harold are watching our house this week while we have fun at Buck and June’s lake house. Mags will stop in from day to day changing the...

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To the Lake House

To the Lake House

Steve’s great performance earned us all a bonus this year. Buck Billingsley has been Steve’s mentor and boss for five years. Every year, Buck...

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Dads are Made not Born

Dads are Made not Born

My dad had a limited but long lasting effect on me. Reserved in his hobbies, reserved in his conversations, reserved in his enjoyment; but the effect spoke...

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Gentlemen, start your engines

Gentlemen, start your engines

The last two weeks in May start a fierce competition in the neighborhood. Best lawn. The individual competitors from each household begin to care for their...

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