A dear friend of mine, bless his heart, has to work every major holiday. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are days on which he labors while his family celebrates without him.
The time I dread most came around again, and I found myself at the doctor's office awaiting vaccination shots for Chloe.
Before you throw a sewing needle away because it became dull, consider sharpening it with sandpaper. Just get a fine-grit sandpaper and rub the sewing needle over it.
After a hot summer, I'm ready for fall. And a sure sign of fall will soon be at a garden center near you.
The Hall County Farmers Market was covered up Tuesday morning with vendors and customers.
It was my first big gig as a wine writer - the Monterey Wine Festival in the early 1980s. And I was late for lunch.
I'm still laughing about it. Well, kinda.
Pepper spray is a great criminal deterrent. If you don't have any with you and you're concerned someone may try to break into your house, consider using wasp spray. Odds are that you have some in your garage. Let me be clear here, pepper spray is better. However, wasp spray can be effective if someone is breaking into your home.
As August continues to fly by, I will be gearing up to send out applications to anyone who wants to become a Master Gardener in 2010.
Over the last 20 years, massive walls of green have been constructed across the Georgia landscape. These walls are not constructed of wood, steel or concrete. Rather, they are living walls "constructed" using the popular Leyland cypress tree.
For many college freshmen, the first day of college is the first time in their lives they choose when, where and what they eat for three meals a day.
It's sometimes amazing the coincidences that can bring a person into your life. How they can be plopped down into your life, just like they've always belonged there.
Do you have a birthday coming up? If so, you need to check out Freebirthdaytreats.com. The site has a huge listing of discounts and freebies that you can get at retailers and restaurants on your birthday. Note, most restaurants require you to join their online birthday clubs to get free meals.
We started our little adventure through the neighborhood with Chloe sitting in the wagon and me pulling it. Things quickly went downhill from there.
Over the last several weeks, the Extension office has received numerous calls about tiny ants entering homes, primarily in the kitchen and bathroom.
I subscribe to an online wine news service that delivers a couple of times a week some fascinating stories or statistics about happenings in the giddy world of wine. I'm passing along some condensed versions with my own comments.
May way, ye scurvy dogs!
Conditions like the record-breaking blasts of cold air during much of February make us dream of warmer weather.
As turf grass areas occasionally begin to thin out, moss and algae begin to form because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
Busy work schedules, hectic family life, late-night television, electronics and other stimulants get in the way of our daily sleep. Therefore, most people sleep when work and family life permits.
When Amy came home, she got the mail out of the mailbox and laid it on the couch when she walked in the door.
Violence against others, be they a female, male, dog, cat or salamander, is never desirable.
Complaining about nature's quirks, and the disasters that come with them, is a popular pastime. But in spite of some of the troubles North Georgia has experienced in the past, it's realistic to say that we live in a very sheltered part of the world.
I recently treated a patient who described a long series of problems from the past year. They included weight gain/loss, leg swelling, shortness of breath when walking up stairs, "butterflies fluttering" in her chest and sometimes having to sleep in her recliner to breathe.
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