Emergency Gin

When we were 18 or so, my best friend and I drove two hours down the coast of Georgia, from Savannah to St. Simons Island, to visit my Grandmother.  It was a Sunday, and she loved to lunch on Sunday, so she offered to take us to Spanky’s, the restaurant that had recently replaced Shoneys … Continue reading Emergency Gin


I lurk on the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenges, and until now, I have not taken a single one up.  This week, though, I’m all over it. This week’s challenge, Just Do It, is to post every day for a full seven days.  The challenge was issued on Christmas Eve.  And my first thought was, “I’ve … Continue reading Buts


It took every ounce of willpower in me, but I worked out this morning. I wanted more than anything to just stumble over to my French press and make my morning cup of coffee, but I’ve been crabby lately, and between the rum balls, pralines, snowball cookies, and hot toddies (not to mention the cut-out … Continue reading Inertia