Winter in the South

Day One: Businesses started closing before the precipitation began to fall. Naysayers mock the fortitude of our collective character. Children play. Crockpots hum. Happiness and calm rule. One day of bad weather and then the Southern normalcy of sweater and a jacket weather will return. That’s what always happens. Day Two: The entirety of the […]

cold snap

In preparation for the three days of actual winter that begin this evening, I stocked up on food for the dogs, cats and snake. Everyone has new books to read and all of the blankets are clean. I shouldn’t need to leave the house until it is warm again. What? I forgot food for people? […]

forecast parking update

In what has to be a rarer occurrence than a Bigfoot sighting, everyone in Knoxville woke up to snow on Saturday. It may have been gone by afternoon, but for a few blissful hours, the children and dogs may as well have been riding unicorns down rainbows.

Christmas isn’t always white

This year, we get to spend Christmas Day with my brothers and their families. That puts all 9 cousins in one house at the same time. All of the children are excited about getting to play together, but none are as vocal about it as Amy. “After we open presents, we’re going to make a […]