First of all I need to say that I’ve driven a stick shift before. My first car was a little 4-speed Mercury Capri. I prefer a more-hands-available user-friendly vehicle, so a car with a standard transmission is not my first choice, though I certainly made do. An old beat up truck is a standard mode … Read moreDriving An Old Pickup Truck With A Stick Shift
We were outside in the yard last weekend enjoying the weather. I was scoping out a nice place to hang a tire swing, when I decided what the heck, I’m going to try and climb this tree. I don’t even remember the last time I was in a tree. It luckily has a short trunk … Read moreClimbing A Tree
When I first moved to the South, I thought it was funny that you could buy a biscuit and a sweet tea anywhere you went. When I envision living in the country, I picture a little ‘ol lady in the kitchen cooking every meal, her number one pride being biscuits made from scratch. Since I … Read moreLearning How to Make Biscuits
Today was the first day of school for us. This was my first summer as a stay at home mom. Though at times the summer seemed so long, the last few cherished weeks went pretty fast. My son is now a first grader. I wrote this a year ago on his first day of kindergarten, … Read moreThere Goes My Life
The thought seared through my head. It was not my finest day as a mom. The never-ending snack requests, toys littering the living room floor and clingy baby cries piled up on me. It was soon after a trip back home, and I was really missing my family. The air conditioner in the car conked … Read moreI’m Running Away and Never Coming Back
Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Policy statement for details. In first grade, my teacher Mrs. Aves brought up a concern about me in a parent teacher conference. She said I kept trying to throw away my “bad papers”. They were assignments with mistakes in them, or with imperfect handwriting. In … Read moreAre You the Good Girl?