Mysteries and Maple Syrup

I’ve been reading this series of mystery books and it features a lady who has a little bakery called The Cookie Jar. I don’t know why I keep reading them. She lives in a town of 3,000 people, there’s a murder every few months and she finds the body every single time. Why is no […]

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No longer Berry Bound

She is now Berry Arrived! We took Katy to her new home at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, today. When I woke her up this morning I asked “do you know what day it is?” She told me I woke up before her alarm went off. I said “It’s the first day of the rest […]

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Graduation by Littles

Abraham Lincoln said he got his education “by littles” –  a week here and a month there. He never graduated from anything. Well, the Class of 2020 has put in a good solid 13 years or more and are now graduating by littles. A little here and a little there. We started the celebrations in […]

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And history repeats itself

I haven’t written anything in this blog because, well, nothing has happened. I thought I’d be filling it up with state Reading Bowl competition, Katy’s trip to Washington DC, some Girl Scout camping trips and a night at Hamilton. Well, none of that is happening. Also, I’ve been keeping a written journal in a notebook. […]

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Going to state!

The seniors on the Johns Creek Reading Bowl Team are finishing out high school with a bang. And the others are having a great year, too. After coming in second to Cambridge High School (only two teams) at the district level they advanced to regionals, which they’ve done every year for at least the last […]

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It’s a lemon-off

Every time I think we’ve done our last Girl Scout cookie taste test we end up doing another one. As you know by now if you’ve been reading my posts, Girl Scouts contracts with two bakers –ABC owned by Interbake Foods and Little Brownie Bakeries owned by Keebler. Each council chooses which bakery to do […]

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Snowy days were made for reading

Except on this snowy day we woke up early and drove an hour so the Johns Creek Reading Bowl team could be quizzed on books they’ve already read at the second round of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Just for a quick recap: teams read books nominated for the Georgia Peach Award and then answer […]

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And, she’s made a decision

The college process has been a ground-up project for Katy. Some students know where they want to go to school … their parent(s) alma mater … the school they grew up cheering for in the bowl games … the school where they once went to a retreat or summer camp. Katy never had any pre-conceived […]

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Last Christmas of the 20-teens

I guess in a week we’re back to the Roaring 20s. Christmas Eve I took my usual stab at getting Katy and Buddy under the tree. (And no, Buddy doesn’t have cataracts, it’s something called corneal dystrophy.) We went to church and then home for tamales and rice for dinner. I asked Katy to set […]

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