• 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…

  • Christmas,  community,  Laurel,  missions

    Christmas shopping: It’s for the birds…or the heifers

    With Halloween behind us, and with this past weekend being the first weekend of November, it was no surprise that many began to turn their focus to, you guessed it, Christmas shopping. The stores have changed out their merchandise almost overnight – anything smacking of Halloween is gone (or in a corner in a clearance bin), replaced by Christmas decor, some of which had already started to make its way into stores. It won’t be long before we’ll be hearing the Christmas music streaming through the store speakers. Amazingly, we have been able to pare Christmas down, gift-wise, to a reasonable level over the last few years. I’m an only…

  • Auburn,  kids,  Laurel,  linkup,  Mississippi,  MSWB,  Ole Miss,  Oxford

    Getting to Know You 2 With MSWB

    So today, Mississippi Women Bloggers is doing another “Getting to Know You” link up! These are a lot of fun and a good way for all of us to get to know each other, especially since our list of bloggers has grown so much lately, which is awesome! In case you missed the first one, my responses to that one are here. Without further adieu… 1.  What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown? Which one? In Oxford, I like to catch up with family and check out the shops on the Square. Probably one of my favorite things in Laurel, where we live now, is when the…