Friday, December 31, 2010


I have let people's perceptions of life control too much of me. I do the best I can to make everyone happy and worry and stress when they aren't.

I need to break free of worrying about other people's happiness. I am sorry I can't please everyone all the time.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Claire is Eight (tomorrow)

I may not have time to post tomorrow.

My Claire will be 8. My baby girl, THE baby of the family is turning 8!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflakes for a 10th Birthday

Delaney had her tenth birthday on Sunday. We had a fun day with the family, with cupcakes, presents, The Nutcracker Ballet, and snow flakes blowing in the unusually cold Alabama air. It was a perfect day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Christmas, Alabama

One year, a few years ago, I wrote a Christmas letter to put in my Christmas cards. I included a portion of this song's lyrics. I have experienced several places that were home and many, many faces that were home. Merry Christmas to you all!

Merry Christmas, Alabama
Merry Christmas, Tennessee
Merry Christmas, Louisiana
To St. Barths and the Florida Keys

Merry Christmas, Mississippi
Where I started this wild and crazy run
Such a long way from that first birthday
Merry Christmas, everyone

And Merry Christmas, Colorado
Though far from you all I have roamed
'tis the season to remember
All the faces,
And the places that were home

'tis the season to remember
And to count up all the ports of call I've known
And to thank his mercies tender

For I'm never far from home

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Elizabeth Edwards has died. I don't know her, but her life has something in common with my mother. She happened to get breast cancer. Cancer than showed back up later, spread in her body. She would then live years, knowing that cancer was no longer something she would get over.

I remember when John Edwards was running for President, I was mildly drawn to him as a candidate. He did seem to possess a boyish charm. I admit a weakness for a Southern boy. When Elizabeth's cancer as announced, I knew there was something amiss with him and/or their relationship. I remember calling my father and talking to him about it. I know some people disagreed with my conclusion, but I think the right, noble, honorable thing would to be to have made an announcement that his wife and children needed him. That running for office would have to wait.

I am saddened that Elizabeth's children are without their mother, no other can fill that role in the same way.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Anyone have some growing in their yard? I want some. I have trouble finding it to purchase, and I am cheap.