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Ch…Ch…Ch…Changes

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I haven’t posted in ages. The last six weeks have been full of LOTS of changes in the Nolan house…because we have acquired a teenager. One of my closest friends has joined Teach For America and is moving to Louisiana.  Her daughter, who is much like a niece to us, wasn’t keen on going and […]

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Charleston Vacay Day 2

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No early morning wake up today.  Well, just before 8 rather than 6:30.  Hubs is still sleeping.  It’s another gloriously sunny day.  Probably muggy, though I haven’t stepped out on the back porch yet. Yesterday we went into downtown Charleston to the City Market.  I wound up getting a nice leather composition book cover as […]

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Canine Trauma

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It’s been a stressful couple of days.  Sunday, our baby dog Huck started acting…odd.  He’d vomited twice in the morning (as they sometimes do when they inhale their food faster than the speed of light).  And by dinnertime, he ate REALLY slowly (totally out of character) and wasn’t even interested in sniffing our dinner plates. […]

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Ashamed of My Shame

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*Image by Carlos Portos Y’all, I kind of hate myself this morning. I need to back up and give context.  So one of my evil day jobs is as an online college instructor in psychology.  I’ve been doing this for…nine years now?  Anyway, from time to time, the university requires that the teachers take a […]

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Reclaiming A Room of My Own

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I am a neat freak. My husband will deny this unto his last breath given the state of our house most of the time.  But the fact is, we’ve been married for 12 years and he’s very much NOT a neat freak, and I just don’t have the time or energy to fight it.  Tried […]

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I’ll Be Your Huckleberry

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So last week was unabashedly awful.  We cried a lot.  I apparently made a bunch of other people cry with my post.  Sorry about that.  But I’ve found some peace with the whole situation.  She had a long, VERY well loved life and I know we did absolutely every single possible thing that could be […]

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Dear Daisy

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The floor looks all wrong. I thought you should know that, being that you’re now in a position to run the Universe like you always wanted (I presume that flash storm we had yesterday afternoon was the coup you staged shortly after your arrival upstairs).  I hope you find the minions there to your satisfaction. […]

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Announcing Team Nolan

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As this week is drawing to a close, so to are revisions on my next book (at least until it comes back from my editor).  I’m anticipating a July release, for those who are interested.  As always, I definitely need help in getting the word out.  There are always several of you who go out […]

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The Middle School Crush

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So the last couple of weeks, I’ve been intermittently spewing out notes on a new quartet of bunnies (or maybe it’s just a four-headed single bunny, really) that deals with four lifelong friends.  Lots of history between them and a lot of bits and pieces from their growing up years that come back in the […]