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Laurie Burlington
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Day 29 - The beat goes on.
Today began in Uptown Charlotte.  We rose unnaturally early (for summer) to send Rob, Robert and Esther off on choir tour.  I watched the well-oiled machine that is The Choir School at St. Peter's gather, organize, get a photo and bid farewell.  In the mids...

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We pause this blog to say hello to all of the viewers from. . . The Netherlands!?
Hallo Netherlands! I see that I consistently get almost as many blog views in the Netherlands as in the U.S.  I love the Netherlands, but only know 4 people there.  What gives?  Who is watching? Please comment on how you found the blog. And whether or not I...

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Day 25- Welcome to Life Chapter Number 15-B, a.k.a. I Am An Embarrassment To My Offspring By Virtue of the Fact That I am Alive.
In the effort to promote family harmony and parental sanity in the Burlington universe this summer, I set a goal.  Not the goal of 100 days following my nose, I had already set that goal.  Not the goal of giving the kids writing prompts every weekday, that ...

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Day 17- Do you have this sweater in amaranth?
Good morning.  Today my nose is leading me through cyber space.  The weather is rainy and I have some end of the year loose ends to tie up before the kids are home for the summer.  Therefore, I am following my nose in a different way today.  Using the site/...

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Call me Snow Whiterella. I do housework while the animals frolic in the yard.
Guess who's back.  Who am I kidding?  He never went anywhere.  My bunny friend and his family have huge block parties in my back yard every evening.  I found him ready to greet me AT THE DRIVEWAY, IN THE FRONT YARD, last night when I came home at 9pm.  Let ...

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100 Days of following my nose
follow  your  nose informal   UK ›   to trust your own ​feeling rather than ​obeying rules or ​allowing yourself to be ​influenced by other people's ​opinion: Inspired by a crazy weekend and my infinitely creative friend, Jenny Andrews Anderson, I hereby de...

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Changes for mom, coming of age.
Six months after we landed in North Carolina, I turned the big 4-0.  I celebrated, I connected with old friends and I held life together.  That was about all I could do after such a big move.  So, upon turning 42 this past February I found myself reflecting...
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