• May. 17th, 2014 Haunted by Charity Tinnin

    I know things have been a little, okay, a LOT, quiet around here lately, but there’s a great reason. I’m writing. All.The.Time. I entered a contest in February and made it into the third round! So that means that my laptop has been fired up and my fingers have been flying, but it’s all been [ read more ]

  • Mar. 19th, 2014 What’s Your Hoodie? (Or, what happens when a chubby, Jesus-loving girl joins CrossFit)

    Yep. That’s me. Deadlifting 190 pounds. I joined Five Forks CrossFit in November. I know. I’m surprised, too. My husband’s been doing CrossFit for years, but when a new box (that’s what a CrossFit facility is called) opened a few miles away, he finally convinced me to give it a try. I love it. Well, except for the [ read more ]

  • Mar. 17th, 2014 Finishing Is Hard

    It’s finished. Well…for the most part. Nine weeks and two days after the pipes burst (that’s 65 days folks – not that I’ve been counting or anything), the construction has been completed.  I’m ecstatic. I’m also exhausted, and a bit apprehensive, because there is still so much to do. Oh, the construction is finished. The [ read more ]

  • Mar. 9th, 2014 It Snowed on My Renovation

    It snowed on my renovation. Twice. I live in South Carolina. This kind of winter weather occurs maybe once a decade. But just let my house get torn apart, let me be waiting for paint and granite, let me get to a point where people are watching me for signs of imminent implosion, and then, [ read more ]

  • Feb. 21st, 2014 Because the Second Half is Exhausting

    I love figure skating. It’s one of my favorite parts of the Winter Olympics, right up there with curling, because let’s face it, curling is cool. Anyway. Figure skating has seen its share of drama, some of which led to a complete overhaul of the scoring system a few years ago. Now, the skater sits [ read more ]