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Blue Ribbons

Blue Ribbons

Summer is half over. Are the kids bored yet? I’m just remembering those lazy, hazy days of summer from my childhood. I may be dating myself, but do you remember Chinese jump rope? It’s one of those games that required social and physical skills. We […]

Bella Notte

Bella Notte

Scandalous romance on the movie screen breaks the box office, but when the kids see it expressed between mom and dad they turn red with embarrassment. This reality sometimes leaves me scratching my head! It’s backwards thinking. Let’s turn romance within the bonds of marriage […]

And The Dust Settles

And The Dust Settles

The dust begins to settle. Your SUV is a little heavier than usual with a partial beach in the floor board. Luggage waits patiently by the door to be put away for the next summer. The bug eyed look on your spouse sets in. And […]

Happy Tomatoes

Happy Tomatoes

Hopefully no one has been watching my garden for the past few years because it has gone from happy to sad, productive to pitiful! And if anyone was watching, it may have left them wondering how my skills declined instead of improving with experience! Actually, […]

Silver Turtles

Silver Turtles

On our way home yesterday from a quick Memorial Day trip to Gatlinburg, TN, we passed a Cracker Barrel billboard advertising their Summer special. I smiled thinking, “the retail world thinks it has an answer for everything!” I confess, I was probably feeling a little […]

Ice Cream Making Family Fun

Ice Cream Making Family Fun

Welcome to SUMMER SHORTS! This blog is the first of a series of short blogs you will find when you visit this Summer. Thanks for stopping by! What better way to launch a summer blog campaign than with food?! And when it comes to food, […]

Summer Shorts Launch

Summer Shorts Launch

SUMMER IS HERE!! If your summer is anything like mine it gets a little bit crazy and by the time the school year gets back in swing you are ready for a regular routine again! So starting next week,  I will be writing a series […]

Mimosa

Mimosa

Breathing in………Mimosa…….the sweet fragrance of a Mimosa tree in bloom…….I would recognize it anywhere………and when I do………a kaleidoscope of images and memories come flooding back to me.  Images of a house in need of repair with a huge Mimosa tree in the front yard, a […]

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching

Stooping to watch an ant hill, I have marveled at these very tiny but hard working and amazing creatures scurrying about on their little kingdom and I’ve thought how very much like us they are! So busy doing life just to survive. I have wondered […]

Curious George

Curious George

Curious George, by H. A. Rey, is one my favorite story book characters. His incessant curiosity gets him in so many messes but inevitably takes him to amazing places and great accomplishments. Imagine the mind without curiosity.  It would be like a sail boat without […]