First Place

First Place

Nov 12

I don’t usually post on Saturdays but this morning’s 10k training experience is well worth documenting. I took a different route through downtown Charlotte, and soon noticed that most of the roads were blocked by squad cars. I thought about asking a cop what all the fuss was about, but then out of the corner of my eye, I saw them. Runners. Not just any runners. Front runners. And they...

New Addition

New Addition

Oct 24

Clark brought home a new addition to the family over the weekend. He waited in line for 2 hours at the breeder for something small and black that comes house trained and obeys our every command. In all of our anticipation, we actually considered updating our will and giving our little precious its very own room in the Beasley Estate. Allow me to introduce “IPhone 4S” Beasley. I am...

Black Eyes and Beach Towns

Black Eyes and Beach Towns

Jan 04

I gave my husband a black eye. I’m not even sure how it happened really. Last week during our vacation to Amelia Island, we were…um… testing the mattress in our suite when my elbow met his cheekbone with such a force, I wondered if subconsciously I was releasing any and all aggression I may have stored up over the past 5 years of our marriage. Bless his heart. One minute...

Shhh!

Shhh!

Dec 17

Great Cheap Date Challenge #12 “Put on tweeds and meet at the public library at an appointed time, library cards in hand. Decide on an esoteric topic or writer whose work has always fascinated you both. With the help of the reference librarian or the computer, carry out your literary scavenger hunt and then, treasures in hand (you can fight over who will carry whose books), walk to a...

Volunteer, My Dear?

Volunteer, My Dear?

Dec 13

“Although running off and joining the Peace Corps may not be practical at this time in your lives, there are other ways to spend time together while contributing to the welfare of others. Nonprofit organizations often put out a call for volunteers around major holidays, though you may want to avoid the rush and make a few calls yourself to see which cause could use a cooperative couple of...

24/7… sometimes

24/7… sometimes

Dec 09

It’s Mom’s early morning out, and after the night I had last night (see “Elmo Potty” post), I had my sights set on checking out a prayer room that came very highly recommended in NoDa, Charlotte’s historic arts district. The website didn’t disclose an address as far as I could tell. I suppose I was to pray and ask God to lead me to their location. So there I...