Playing Possum

Playing Possum

We pulled up in our driveway from the gas station up the road. On impulse, I slumped into the back floorboard of the car. My head laid pressed against a McDonald’s toy, but I didn’t dare budge. I inhaled the smell of plastic with each breath. Both Mom and Dad got out of the car.   [...]

Wear The Memory Like A Sweater

Wear The Memory Like A Sweater

This July porch morning, sitting and sweating, I remember something from my teenage years. I push it out of my mind and try to slow my heart rate. I keep reaching for a collar to tug on or a sleeve to stretch, but it’s July. I’m on my private porch in my private scandal. This [...]

Add Plaid to Your Dining Table

Add Plaid to Your Dining Table

Brandi at Blonde Coffee Mom is back with me for another Fall collaboration: PLAID!!! This week I am focusing on adding a tad of plaid for indoor or outdoor dining, and Brandi is showing us different ways to wear plaid this Fall over at Blonde Coffee Mom. This plaid table runner is actually a blanket [...]

Black and White Easy Fall Decor

Black and White Easy Fall Decor

Two weeks ago, I was in a local coffee shop grabbing a cold brew buzz to go. I was on my way out when I noticed a blonde, baseball cap wearing, woman. I had never seen her before, and I have this mid life thing where I have to introduce myself to strangers. Within minutes [...]

The House Next Door

The House Next Door

In case you missed my last post. I spontaneously ventured over to my neighbor Jennifer's home Sunday afternoon. It was spitting rain when I walked up to her porch with my umbrella, and she greeted me with a "Hey Darlin" and a "Now why the hell do you need an umbrella? You afraid of messing [...]

Hell, Church and the Sylamore

Hell, Church and the Sylamore

In kindergarten, I would get off the school bus and walk down Sturrock Rd., the long, paved, country road to get home, and some afternoons I knew by the strong smell of asphalt and motor oil that a light rain shower had come through, and I had missed it.  I liked school well enough, but [...]