Weekly Coffee Share: Breakfast Burrito Edition

Good Morning! Grab a cup and settle in. I hope you like breakfast burritos. They started out as breakfast tacos, but these are a little larger and so we roll 'em up burrito style. A good strong cup of coffee is just right with them, along with a cool glass of milk. First I fry …

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South

Many years ago, my ex-husband's job took us from our native California to Texas, which is not the South but rather the Southwest, and there are large differences, many of which I am still discovering; but at that time, Texas was South to us. OhmyGod we were soooo obnoxious! We were every elitist, snobbish, stupidly Californian …

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If We Were Having Coffee…

  If we were having coffee.... I would probably struggle at not sounding like Debbie Downer; it's not been the best week. Which isn't to say it hasn't had moments of light, but it's been a week of homesickness, honestly, and missing the friends and family who understand me and love me anyway. Wednesday we had …

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Friday Five: Sick Edition

The RevGals ask, "For this week’s Friday Five, name five things that make you feel better when you’re sick – from foods to liquids and any other comfort item." I'm whispering this because I don't want the germs to hear: I haven't been sick this winter, at least not much. A couple days of feeling …

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Dam Hearts

Our house is a five-minute drive from the largest man-made lake in South Carolina, Lake Murray, a reservoir fed by the Saluda River and across which is the Saluda Dam/Dreher Shoals Dam. A dream since the turn of the last century, the lake is named for the engineer, William S. Murray, who made it come true. It's …

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Tuesday’s Child

Our daughter-in-law, Sarah, is in labor even as I type this. She's about to bring a baby boy into the world. A baby boy to carry on the name, which shouldn't matter really, as we have a granddaughter who certainly seems to be carrying on the Irish stubbornness just fine. But all new babies are …

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My STAR Word… Oh Myyyyy….

What a great Epiphany at St. Simon & St. Jude! It began, as all fun things should, with a feast, specifically, a "Feast from the East," the East being taken a bit tongue in cheek. I'm not sure from what part of the East Party Potatoes come but, in the words of Liz Lemon, "I …

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Friday Five: Needing an Epiphany

Michelle at RevGals asks, what do you do when you're spiritually stuck, and in need of an Epiphany? In no particular order: Clean. Yes, I use the trick of cleaning for lots of stress-inducing things and one would think I had an immaculate house but no, my house is clean in the fits and starts …

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Star Words Sunday School

I was so taken with Marci Glass's essay on Star Words that I suggested it to my new parish here in South Carolina, where the idea has been warmly received. Our Vestryperson in charge of Youth Education graciously allowed me to co-opt the Family Sunday school scheduled for this morning and many hands making light …

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