Best of 2015

Best of 2015

I wanted to post one more something to close out/bring in the new year and what better way than a best of post.  

The posts were easy enough to pick out because I chose one from each month and I didn't blog much this year. I blogged a whopping 55 times (not including this one) which isn't that bad if you pretend I blogged once at least week. 

Anyhoo, without further ado...

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January

Three Storytelling Shorts, Featuring "Who Farted?"

Last week when I wrote about not having anything to write about, my daddy commented "I gave you a list of things to write about. Pick one." So with his permission, I present...

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February

The Kite: A Throwback Thursday Story

Christopher's two favorite things were airplanes and dinosaurs. So as a family we went out in search of a kite, which left me sitting in the car with the napping Christopher. I can tell you that it would have taken me a fraction of the time to go in a store to pick out a kite. Never send the man in to get the kite unless you want some alone time. 

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March 

A Terrible Privilege...

This post was unexpected. Almost a month ago I shared my story about a compassionate teacher with #1000Speak. My daddy shared it on Facebook several times. One of his friends commented how he could relate to my story because he had attended an all white school before schools were desegregated. He called it "a terrible privilege". I could relate.

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April

Eyebrows 101: DIY

Remember my post a couple weeks (2 posts ago) about being vain? As you see I have no problem sharing this photo. There seems to be a difference in sharing a photo that you tried really hard to look good for and one that took no effort at all. 'Sup with that? Anyhoo... Let's talk eyebrows...

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May

Wordless Discipline

My mother is the strong silent type. If she ever had to say or do anything to get her point across, you had pushed her to her limit. Her eyes were her weapon. For very serious matters it was, "Wait until your daddy gets home." But for me, her eyes carried more weight than daddy's spanking ever would.  

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June 

"Love You To Pieces."

It was bedtime and we'd had a one on one evening because it's Papa Bear's bowling night.

Since there's only two days of school left I let Christopher play outside until 7:45 then we went to run an errand and go to Sonic (our new favorite place). 

As I kissed him on the cheek he said,

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July

Let's Get Together And Feel All Right...

I didn't realize how badly we needed a vacation until Papa Bear and I were in the middle of the ocean giving one another salt water kisses. One Love is the theme song for the vacation we just had...

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August

The Lollypop Throw Down

He willingly gave me each piece of chewed gum but didn't not want to relinquish the stick as if more candy would appear. In an attempt to redirect traffic to the water hose, Christopher had a dirty diaper and war broke out. 

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September

A Chair To Remember...

Excerpt: I cleaned out our spare bedroom, which was to be the baby's room. It was becoming a storage room and I couldn't stand it. I wanted to sit in my grandmother's rocking chair and imagine the room fully furnished.

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October 

Food Wars: The Battle Of The Bears

Let me preface this story with explaining that when I met Papa Bear I had been a vegetarian for a good chunk of my life, but had recently started eating chicken and shrimp. Papa Bear on the other hand was Straight Outta Louisiana and ate the complete opposite. I mean like no vegetables steak and potatoes opposite. Just like with any other ups and downs in a relationship, we occasionally go through food wars. I am currently on strike. 

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November

The Old Man And The Airborne...

There isn't a daddy visit that goes by without a story to tell... 

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December

Hess To Be Rebranded As Speedway

On November 30th, I strolled into "Hess", not noticing that the sign had changed I asked, "Where are the Hess trucks?" The lady behind the counter said, "Speedway has acquired Hess retail, so you can only buy them online." She offered, "We have Speedway trucks." I thanked and no thanked her and high-tailed it to another Hess because I didn't believe her...

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Happy New Year!

Facebook won't get the best of me this year

Facebook won't get the best of me this year

When PMS Obstructs Christmas Spirit...

When PMS Obstructs Christmas Spirit...

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