Visitors, Beware!

We had so much to look forward to during the week surrounding Memorial Day. My husband had taken the week off of work. My eldest had an extra day off of school to have fun. And best of all, my mom and stepdad were…
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A Change of Seasons

I’m sorry, Hampton Roads, I should have known better. I thought I had waited long enough. I thought we were in the “safe zone” to do this sort of thing. But I have to admit, I knew I was putting all of Tidewater at…
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Dear ODU, Can I Have a Do-Over?

Last weekend I had the honor of viewing the graduation ceremony of a good friend at Old Dominion University. Being part of ODU’s alumni, I knew this would bring back nostalgic memories of my own graduation, oh so many (13!?!! That has to be…
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An Ode to Azaleas

“We must go to the Botanical Garden this weekend!” I hurriedly told my husband, “Before the azaleas are gone!!!”I simply adore azaleas. It was one of the reasons I fell in love with the house that we ultimately purchased. The whole façade was half-covered…
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