Tag Archives: Georgia

Dear Snow: Enough is enough.

No Potholes

Warning: Monday Rant.  Not very well written but I have to get this out or I’ll explode. Yesterday’s snow/rain/sleet/ice storm was the last straw for me.  I’m over it . I’m sick of snow. I’m not just some girl “from away” that can’t handle this winter.  Some Southerner that can’t deal.  This winter is ridiculous. This […]

The heart of the snowstorm, no matter where you are from.

My last post was a little snarky jab at how Northerners and Southerners approach snow differently.  It was meant to be silly in a way – for both sides of the coin.  If you didn’t have a chance to read that post, check it out here…and then come back to something with a different tone […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]

The North vs. The South: Wealth, Luck and Good Fortune on New Year’s Day

Traditional Southern New Year's Dinner

It always seems to go back to the Civil War.  Those “silly” Southern traditions that migrated North with my family when we moved from Georgia to Maine just 4 short years ago.  The ones that I am determined to preserve in our family. I find that my Northern friends are fascinated with our traditions. I’m […]

Thanksgiving Traditions: Dressing vs. Stuffing

Holiday Traditions: Part 1

I love Thanksgiving.   I love everything about Thanksgiving.   I love reflecting on all that we are thankful for.  I love how the house smells.  I love traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation; not just in my family, but all across our wonderful country.   But there is one tradition […]

Buy local. Our sense of community depends on it.

Adams-Briscoe Seed Company

I may not be from Maine, but I did grow up in a small rural town.  One that is not too different from the one that we are raising our children in here in “The County”.  So for those of you that still label me as “from away” – I’m OK with that.  But still […]

My husband won the lottery. The Moose Lottery

Our Moose

When we moved to Maine nearly 4 years ago, I was pretty excited about seeing moose. We have deer all over the place in Georgia – but they are tiny, skittish creatures in comparison to what I imagined to be a majestic creature such as the moose. My husband was even more excited about the […]

Kid Quotes: Why do all Barbie Dolls look the same?

Barbie

Curly Q doesn’t have 2 or 3 Barbie dolls to play with.  She has a small army of them.  A small, blonde army – armed with dozens of teeny-tiny high heels and other accessories – and everything a little girl could dream of when it comes to playing with Barbies. But my little princess isn’t […]