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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Baby’s First Drive Through October 29, 2016

My son turned 15 a week ago, and that means in this neck of the woods that he got his Learner’s Permit.  That’s right. My bitty baby, born two and a half weeks early, smaller by every measurement than my housecat, is now legally allowed to have primary control of a one ton projectile moving…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: The Shattered Crown October 28, 2016

The Shattered Crown (The Legends of Ansu Book 2) The Shattered Crown by AJ Webb is the second in the Legends of Ansu series, but you really don’t have to have read the first to enjoy this book. It is a sweeping fantasy epic, with many elements familiar to the genre. There’s a quest. There’s a struggle…

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Packing Healthy Lunches the Lazy Mom’s Way October 23, 2016

In 8th grade, my son was assigned to a class called “Family and Consumer Science.”  This class is, basically, Home Ec, and it irritates me that it is called “Family and Consumer Science” in the way that it irritates me that English is not called “Language Arts.”  But that’s a me thing, and not at…

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Battle Scars October 16, 2016

What are your battle scars? Not too long ago, I was hauling some accumulated crapola from one location to another, for reasons that are not relevant here.  I hired a U-Haul and several teenagers to help me.  We got a late start, and so I was trying to get things moving a little more quickly. …

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High School Dance October 9, 2016

I’m pretty sure that I only went to one high school dance the entire time I was in high school, and that was the senior prom.  Which wasn’t really called the senior prom, because there wasn’t any other prom.  It was THE prom.  It was a Big Deal.  I vaguely remember some other dances existing,…

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BOOK REVIEW: Until He Comes October 7, 2016

Until He Comes: A Good Girl’s Quest to Get Some Heaven on Earth I had the massive good fortune of being randomly paired with K. Dawn Goodwin in the Emory Alumni Author’s tent for the Decatur Book Festival. I had never met her before and, honestly, have not talked to her since, but I had…

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Chicken Soup October 2, 2016

Well, the heat finally broke here in Georgia, meaning it isn’t 80 degrees out before sunrise, and that means that I get my annual season-changing illness.  I get sick every October, this one being no exception.  I went home from work early on Friday and, more or less, have been in bed ever since.  This…

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