2013 – The Year of Improvement
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Remember last month when I ran the Pamper Me, PLEASE! giveaway last month? If you don’t, that means you didn’t enter which is totally your loss because you missed out on the chance to win some AWESOME prizes. For those that did enter but didn’t win, I’m sorry.. I wish I could do it again. Maybe I will and maybe that will be your lucky day. The person who DID win was Jen N. and imagine how excited I was when I discovered that she lives right here in Winston! AND I didn’t know her (which goes against everyone who thinks that I know everyone)! Do you know what that means? That means that there is at least ONE person who stops by this site that isn’t my mother, my lifelong friend or someone who I bribed to read me. An honest to God, real, bona-fide reader. I wanted to … read more
There’s this amazing race happening in our town next weekend called Scene in Winston-Salem. I sat down with 2 of the 3 founders of the hunt this morning, Debra Chiarello and Susan Morris to chat about where the idea came from, what participants can expect and find out who some of their sponsors are. Sorry they’re a little sliced up.. still getting used to this software!! And! There’s a chance you could win a free entry into the race (valued at $30) by entering into the giveaway below. Ready for your chance to win?
… You just have to stop and listen. I often tell my kids “you have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason” but realize that sometimes, I forget those same words. Sydney, Cassie and I were at the 100th Girl Scout Anniversary celebration where there were HUNDREDS of Girl Scouts, leaders and parents. It was truly an awesome event. I was standing at our Brownie’s booth when I saw the cutest little lady standing there sampling the “Indoor S’mores” that the girls had made. And because I listened to my own “rule”, I was given the chance to hear her amazing story. We started the normal chit-chat and then she told me that she has been a Girl Scout for 47 years. That was impressive but I knew she was much older and when I stopped to do the mental math, I realized that she had to have started scouting … read more
…they’re really just suggestions! Monday’s after school consists of Songsters for Sydney and tutoring for Cassie. Bell rings at 2:45 to let them out, so we’re there to pick up Cassie, shuttle her to the tutor and then back to the school to get Sydney by 3:30. I drop off Cassie and by 3:10, am rounding the bend in front of the school. Please note that less than 30 minutes has passed since the bell dinged, so there’s a considerable amount of after school traffic still going on in front of the school. So, anyhow… coming around the bend and almost have a head on collision with a van parked on the wrong side of the road. Nothing unusual, I realize except the reason this van was parked on the wrong side of the road was so that two of our school moms could engage in a conversation. As I’m coming … read more
I’m cooking 3 freezer friendly dishes today because in the South, when someone’s family has a death or illness, that’s what we do. As far back as I can remember, that’s the way it’s always been. When my Grandmother was still alive, she was one of the women of the church that would organize the meals. The news usually went like this… someone called the preacher and then the preacher would let everyone know that there was an event in the church. Then the ladies who were in charge of organizing the meals would get busy. Within 2 hours time, the family in need would have enough food to feed them for the week and by the end of the week, enough food for the month. They had special dishes marked on the bottom so that it would be easy to return them to the rightful owners – ready for … read more