My brother-in-law, Rodney, the wizard of wisecracks in our family, was sitting at the island in my kitchen, watching as I put away food from a Sunday school get-together.
I haven't given a tip quiz in a while. It's time!
Almost every fall, county extension offices across North Georgia receive questions about the boxelder bug (Boisea trivittatus). Generally not noticed in summer, boxelder bugs often become an issue when they try to move into homes during fall as they search for overwintering sites
When I was a child and given to daydreaming as children often are, I dreamed of what I would be when I grew up. I wanted to be strong, courageous, glamorous and well-traveled. And more than anything, I wanted to tell stories.
Here's a great kitchen storage tip. Use a slotted metal file holder from your office to store thin items like baking sheets and cutting boards. It actually looks kind of cool on your kitchen counter. Just make sure you remove it before your boss comes to visit.
How can compost help my garden?
Fall is an exciting time for gardening. It may be our last chance to have fun in the garden until next spring. Fortunately, we can garden essentially year-round in Georgia, and fall is the ideal time for many activities.
Publisher's Weekly, a trade publication for the book publishing industry, is always full of interesting tidbits. Annually, it publishes the number of books sold for each title that sold over 100,000 copies in one year.
I am always interested to see how these numbers shape up.
There are two places where folks who like an occasional glass of wine - but who don't know much about it - feel pangs of anxiety. They feel their throats constrict, their self-esteem begin to melt like Dove bars left in an August car.
Question: I hope I am over-thinking this, but my normally happy 6-year-old son has recently started incorporating death and war-like games into his imaginative play.
If you're a deer hunter, please make sure you wear your safety harness when climbing, hunting and descending a tree. Each year a number of hunters fall and suffer injuries from broken legs, paralysis and even death. It happened to a friend of mine last weekend; for the rest of his life he'll now have a steel rod in one of his legs. Be careful out there!
If your garage is anything like ours, it's not exactly a kid-friendly place. Especially in the dark.
Often people who want to lose weight decide to skip breakfast. This is NOT a good idea.
A woman, over the course of her life, will learn who she can shop with and who she can't.
You wake up, get ready for work, get the kids ready for school, drop the kids off, work all day, get home and fix a quick meal, run the kids to their activities, help the kids with homework, get the kids to bed, and go to bed yourself ... exhausted! For most American families, this is a typical day.
For the past few days, Chloe's been rude. She's been moody. She's been downright angry.
Shakespeare told us a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
A lot of plant debris accumulated during the winter. What to do with it all?
Grilling season is picking up the pace. The warmer weather means more cookouts and picnics.
Last year, one of my son's favorite Georgia Bulldogs tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Most Georgia residents have been bit by a tick at one time or another.
I remember as a boy playing with all of the other neighborhood kids during the summer.
I have always worked. In my family, when you turned 16, you got a job.
They play it with towels, shirts, pants and blankets. They play it with just about anything they can get their hands on. I think that's why the dog has started hiding under the bed.
Happy Easter! As you read this, I am on my way to Chicago for opening day at Wrigley Field.
As gardening activities are starting, two factors are crucial: topsoil and weather.
If you are like most of us, then this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what you want to be growing.
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