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The Lakefront

The lakefront
Jen sitting on the seawall
…is a wondrous place.  Jen and I used to go to the lakefront with Dad when we were little.  Always on a Sunday.  Sometimes Kim would come and we’d take our paper kite and fly it while we ate lunch.  Kim was a close friend of Dad’s.  They grew up together and he was at our house a lot before he got sick. He was diagnosed with cancer later on.  I think Kim’s funeral was the 2nd funeral I’d ever been to (after Rie).  We never cooked out down by the lakefront. I don’t even think they had BBQ pits down there back then.  We just picked up Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Dad brought the fishing poles sometimes and we would fish on the seawall.  Every now and then he’d bring the crab nets and we’d try and get some blue crabs (that didn’t happen too often that I remember–and if it did, usually the crabs were too small to take home).

Sitting on the seawall with Dad, Kim, and Jen was magical. Continue reading The Lakefront

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My Front Porch…

Sitting on my front porch was one of my favorite things to do after a day of playing in the dirt, or walking down the street to school to run up and down the football field.  The porch was like the day’s final resting spot.  Not like a death, but more like a place for contemplation and reflection.  Sitting on the brick-laid steps I’d watch the lizards jump from bush to bush and try to guess what color car would drive by next.  The mosquitoes hadn’t quite come out for their time in the sun yet, so sitting on the steps, catching a breeze here and there, watching the cars pass, while I try to guess what’s for dinner by sniffing the air for any sign of red beans or baked macaroni seemed to be the best idea at the time.

Mrs. Reynolds would come out and put her sprinkler over by the azaleas, Continue reading My Front Porch…

The Encouraging Thunder Award!

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Wow!  With a name like that for the award how could I not be thrilled to be acknowledged by my fellow blog-mate, Miss Sarah?!

I had to do some looking to find out what this is all about and I did find this lovely quote:

Encouragement is said to be the oxygen for the human spirit. Do not forget you are carrying someone’s air with you. Encourage them. Help them breathe” – anonymous.

One of the rules states that I have to share with y’all why I do this. Continue reading The Encouraging Thunder Award!

Friday Food

So with my commitment to getting back on track with the program (Weight Watchers, that is) I’ve decided to share with y’all a recipe every Friday.  I have time to write on Friday and I thought if you liked the look of it, you’d be motivated to try it over the weekend.  I will post recipes that I’ve tried unless I find something that looks really great, then we can all take the leap together.  If you prepare the recipe I post, I’d love to hear about how you liked it.  So please let me know in the Comments section how it worked for you.  Here’s my first-ever recipe.  For those of you on Weight Watchers, I will post the Pointsplus values so we can know what we’re getting into.

I haven’t tried this one yet, but looks good for a BBQ fix on Sunday or anytime during the weekend when the barbecue pit looks appealing.  I don’t know about y’all but the warm days are numbered, I think.  It’s been kind of chilly over here.  Get outside while you can!