Thursday’s Thoughts: November 14th, 2019

October marked the one year anniversary of living in our new home. We've accomplished a lot, but there are still many projects left to tackle. We spent last winter working outside in our 'woods', unwrapping and pulling down vines from trees, removing underbrush and fallen trees, and cutting down 'less desirable' trees (with the hope…

6 Things Southwest Georgia Has in Abundance and 3 Things It Does Not

In the Category My Cup Overflows: BBQ Restaurants Ev-e-ry-where you look. We live, where I consider to be, out in the Boonies, yet you will find Tommy's Smokehouse Barbecue just a hop, skip and jump down the road (less than 2 miles as the crow flies) in the quaint unincorporated town of Ellerslie. And Country's…

A Quick Trip to Wisconsin and What I Thought About for 2,000 Miles

This past weekend was a whirlwind. Thursday afternoon, we attached an empty U-Haul to the back of the vehicle (because apparently it's $400 cheaper to rent round trip than one way— $400!!), and headed to Wisconsin. Our Christmas decorations (among other items) were still in the storage garage and we were running out of weekends…

A Letter to My First Born and Chocolate Ice Cream

Yesterday I picked up my oldest from the airport. She graduated from college last May, and then spent the summer as a counselor at an idyllic camp in the Adirondacks. Now she is figuring out the "what comes next" part of her life. What follows is a letter I wrote, but never shared with her.  I…