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My family and food

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:29 p.m.

I have written about this topic often before. My family has a thing for food.

Random thoughts from Julie

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Random thoughts while eating cashews and waiting for a load of socks to dry:

Natives getting restless at ‘Crazy Acres’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:19 a.m.

The natives are restless at Crazy Acres, and by “natives”, I mean our roosters, Ben and Jerry.

I’m a weather geek

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:17 a.m.

I wanted to be a lot of things growing up.

Have you heard the latest?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:01 a.m.

If you wait around long enough, and find someone with the right amount of money, you can pay to have a study done on just about anything you want – and get the results you want, too.

Some thoughts for Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Back in the day, legendary coach Bear Bryant (Roll Tide!) filmed a famous commercial for South Central Bell Telephone. He looked into the camera and said, “Have you called your mama today? I sure wish I could call mine.” Ever since, some version of that commercial pops up around Mother’s Day

Explaining the chicken biscuit

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:04 p.m.

A new Chick-fil-A opened in town last week. Many of my former northern friends — Yankees — asked me, “Why is this news?”

Julie weighs in on Jenner

Monday, April 27, 2015 4:05 p.m.

Lord, what a flap over Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer last week.

Is it hot in here?

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:20 a.m.

If anyone knows why I’m laughing, sobbing and screaming simultaneously, give me a clue.

What ever happened to aging gracefully?

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:19 a.m.

I suffered a mishap the other night.

Three days with Carter

Monday, April 13, 2015 11:07 a.m.

I spent three days with my grandson Carter.

Me, myself and I

Monday, April 13, 2015 11:08 a.m.

“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”~ Sun Tzu, Chinese general and author of “The Art of War.”

I have issues (with the Easter Bunny)

Monday, April 6, 2015 10:01 a.m.

I have issues with the Easter Bunny.

Behind flu eyes

Monday, April 6, 2015 10:02 a.m.

A pox is upon our house. The flu, actually, but it might as well be bubonic plague. And it struck down not me, but my beloved.

Soft teeth not always a good thing

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:58 a.m.

Me and my teeth operate under an armed truce. I don’t like them, but I need them.

An April Stew Fool

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:57 a.m.

This story has become a tradition.

It’s all about the bacon

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:45 a.m.

It was only a matter of time before somebody got a little crazy and pulled a stunt like this.

Anything goes on TV commercials in 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:46 a.m.

I am absolutely floored by TV commercials these days. How about you?

A drive to Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:04 a.m.

I took a ride to Myrtle Beach this past weekend. Thankfully, I didn’t have to drive. My colleague, Frank, handled those honors.

My name is Julie ...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:04 a.m.

My name is Julie, and I have a condiment problem.

Houses on the brain

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:32 a.m.

You can’t go home again, according to Thomas Wolfe. But you can drive past it on the interstate and wave (according to me.)

Sleep will be the death of me

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:31 a.m.

Sleep is big business.

Treasured memories after a hard year

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:12 a.m.

The year 2014 wasn’t an easy one at Crazy Acres. My husband, Widdle Baby, and I buried my mom, his mom and his step-father.

There goes Spock

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:12 a.m.

Other than Superman, Star Strek’s Mr. Spock was my favorite action hero growing up.

60 seconds of smiles

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:30 a.m.

My best friend said if I smiled for 60 seconds it would be impossible to have a negative thought.

Never a dull moment on the way to work

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:31 a.m.

If you have a job in the tri-county area, the odds are good that you commute to work. (Unless your job is being a full-time wife and mother, in which case you don’t commute because YOUR WORK NEVER ENDS.)

The thermostat wars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:54 a.m.

Marriage counselors say there are two main causes of divorce: Sex and money. I nominate a third: the thermostat wars.

It’s French toast time

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:53 a.m.

We are not projected to receive any ice this week.

One size fits all... Not

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:13 p.m.

I do an inward cringe every time I hear a grocery store or department store sales associate say, “One size fits all.”

Little ol’ list-maker me UPDATED

Monday, February 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I make lists. Every single day. Lists for chores, lists for appointments, lists for groceries, lists for goals, lists for errands, lists of places I want to see before I die, and lists of every possible clothing combination in my closets. (Which is how I realized that tube tops don’t go with ANYTHING, but I have eight outfits for a funeral. …

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