Oh, geez. Here I go. I don’t love being in the middle of anything. But I tend to get myself there somehow anyway. I grew up there, after all. The middle of three girls. Middle kid, middle class. Teetering on the middle of the fence is where I often find myself, arms out, balancing my own […]
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I was up late last evening, so it was easy to sleep past 7:30 this morning. I never heard a peep outside the bedroom door. When I did come to life, and I saw what time it was, I felt a little guilty. My teenage daughter had already left for school. I like to pretend […]
Well, folks. Buckeye the doe has spoken. Everyone who commented on the previous blog entry was assigned a random number. And those numbers were placed on sticky notes. At first I thought, “Well, this is going to be easy!” Buckeye was instantly interested! And then just as quickly indifferent. She wandered a bit. She pooped […]
Celebrating the New School Year, a Wonderful County Fair, and Giving the Old Blog a Kick in the Pants!
It’s mid August. You know what that means. We just finished with this. And this. And that means it’s almost time for this. And, since this blog is desperately in need of something to breathe life into its poor, neglected soul, I think it’s time for this. Who doesn’t love a great giveaway? So, here’s […]
Those of you who know me know that I support farmers and I especially support today’s farm youth. 4-H and FFA members and farm kids in general are an admirable lot. They learn early how to work and how to work hard. They can be found in the barn before school. They give up a […]
Go to sleep. Wake up. Pinch self. Indeed, self is awake. Self is not dreaming. Since self is not dreaming, self should pack self’s suitcase. So, I left the farm in the rain… And arrived in SUNNY Chicago! The city was in full bloom… The view from my hotel is a little different than the view […]