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Star Wars First Birthday Party

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When my older niece turned one, my sister Debra threw her an adorable Little Miss Sunshine birthday party. She told me they probably wouldn’t have another big-deal birthday until Fifoo turned five. Well, I’m glad that approach went out the … Continue reading

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Keys Lobster Pilgrimage 2015

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I spent last week in the Florida Keys for my family’s annual lobster-diving pilgrimage. We typically wait until the regular lobster season is underway, but this year we went for the two-day mini-season that precedes it by a few weeks. … Continue reading

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Dothan Visit, Summer 2015

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I hadn’t visited my sister and her family since last fall, right after my baby niece was born. So last weekend, I flew back to the world’s smallest airport in Dothan (seriously, I’ve seen Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets bigger than this … Continue reading

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I Skied and I Didn’t Die

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On Valentine’s Day, I did something I wasn’t sure I’d ever do again in my life. I SNOW SKIED. In 1996, my family and I took a ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado with some generous family friends. I was … Continue reading

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Moving On: Part 1

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In 2010, after my marriage ended, most people were surprised that I wanted to stay in the suburban house I’d bought with my ex-husband. We’d lived there together for four years, but the thing was, the house was mostly mine … Continue reading

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Family Holiday in Review

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Is it too late to post about the holidays? Well, too bad if it is, I’m doing it anyway. #rebel My holidays were wonderful. Miraculously, I was able to take time off from Christmas Eve to January 2. My brother … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Music

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I refuse to engage in any Christmas activities until Thanksgiving is over. But now that December is here, I’m firing up the holiday music! I love to hear about people’s Christmas-music traditions and favorites, so I thought I’d share mine. … Continue reading

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Aunt Again

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On October 1, my second niece was born! Since my sister and I are very close, I’m thrilled and emotional about a second generation of hermanas. When Niecy was born, Debra and Lance lived much closer. But now that they’re … Continue reading

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Real Time Florida Lobster Diving

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Lobster diving is a long tradition in my family. When my dad and uncles were kids, my grandfather took them out diving every weekend of lobster season. It’s in their blood. After my family moved to Memphis, we usually scheduled … Continue reading

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Weekend at Kentucky Lake

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My parents bought an RV earlier this year. They and their friends, who also have RVs, have camped all over the Mid-South. I took my first trip with them last weekend when we met my brother at Kentucky Lake/Land Between … Continue reading

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