• Best of 2013,  football,  Laurel,  Ole Miss,  The Bo Wallace Post

    A slightly belated Happy New Year & my faves of 2013

    So 2013, for me, was quite a year.  Halfway through the year, I decided to pick up blogging again.  For whatever reason, I need an outlet. I have come to realize that the size of the outlet doesn’t really matter so much. Stats meant something to me in the beginning, not as much now. (Don’t kid yourselves. If a blogger ever tells you their stats mean NOTHING to them, he or she is lying, albeit possibly to himself.) Looking back, I realize that my resumption of blogging coincided with some personal trials.   I find it ironic that I have found people who provide comfort, solace, friendship, and also challenge…

  • Auburn,  books,  Christmas,  Five for Friday,  Ole Miss

    Five for Friday: It’s been kinda quiet on the blog this week, I know…

    1. You may have noticed it’s been a quiet week on the blog this week. Sorry about that, I’ve been a little under the weather, but nothing that’s going to keep me down for long. I have had an opportunity to get a more up close and personal look at healthcare this week. Maybe I’ll blog about it one of these days. Bottom line: any day it takes three nurses five tries to start your IV, it’s not a good day, obviously. 2. In case you missed Monday’s post about Christmas shopping ideas, make sure you check it out. I got a lot of great feedback about it. Lots of…

  • Duck Dynasty,  Jen Hatmaker,  kids,  Ole Miss,  parenting,  Words for Wednesday

    Words for Wednesday, raising kids

    Today’s “Words for Wednesday” have to do with kids…how we perceive, teach, and attempt to shepherd them into adulthood.  “That five-year gap in age is big, … When they played football in the yard, Eli was always the center. I’m sure there was something in Eli that said: ‘One of these days I’m not going to be the center. One day, I’m going to take a snap.’” Archie Manning Came across the following today from Matthew Sims. Go to GDC to read the rest.  “We do serve the God who created all things with the power of his word. He does providentially control all of creation. He does sovereignly work things…

  • fall,  football,  Ole Miss,  Oxford,  Simple on Sunday

    Finally feeling Fall {Simple on Sunday}

    Today, we returned home from Oxford after a great visit with family and friends, and some of the best football I’ve ever watched. (Looks like Bo Wallace’s arm is doing better, my son says. See “When it’s ok to pray about football” in case you missed it.) The Double Decker bus: this kid (the one with his mouth wide open) hollered down to every single LSU fan the bus passed and shouted, “Corndog!” I caught him mid-shout.  I love having a buddy to shop the Oxford Square with me.  It’s a beautiful, sunny Sunday, perfect for a drive. And we got home with some daylight left and enough time to…