We are coming into a time of year that, at one time, I could say without any ambiguity was my favorite time of year. I loved everything involving the holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. I enjoyed preparing a Thanksgiving fest with turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, three kinds of vegetables, several pies and snacks that… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2017
Tuesday is typically my favorite day of the week. I have my clarinet lesson and then, later in the day, I have Huntsville Concert Band practice. I had my lesson and was on my way to band practice when I got a call from Keegan. I could tell he was upset – he told me… Continue reading Wreck!
Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet for me. As a mother, I love that my kids do what they can to make my day special. But as a daughter, I miss my Mom more and more each year. She was a special person and Mother’s Day underscores her loss. And Mother’s Day doesn’t just bring… Continue reading Mother’s Day
I can’t believe I forgot to post about the big purchase in April! Lucy is a gifted nag and ever since her birthday in August, she has taken every possible opportunity to make the ‘if I had a car’ speech. There is definitely something to be said for the old adage about the squeaky wheel… Continue reading A ‘New’ Car
Today was the big day….the day Lucy has worked so hard to get to….auditions for chair placement in the Alabama All-State Band. And I won’t keep you in suspense – I am so excited, thrilled and proud to announce that Lucy made first chair in the top Alabama All-State band! I am besides myself with… Continue reading Tryouts
The weather forecast for tomorrow includes severe thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes. This sounds serious but it is a forecast; a prediction of future weather events. I happen to agree that we need to be safe whenever possible but I have to wonder when we became so cautious that we started canceling scheduled events before… Continue reading Rain Out
My son turned 19 years old today. While he doesn’t relish hearing the details of how his Dad and I were going to lunch on his due date when we decided to detour to the hospital; a good move on our part as he was born within 30 minutes of arriving at the hospital! I… Continue reading Birthday Boy