Carrie’s Blog

Ladies of Literature

Ladies of Literature

Today's cup of decaf is with a book or 42...   September 2001It was September 2, the first Sunday of the month in September 2001. Just a few short days before the world, as we knew it then, forever changed.       My girls were very young and I was back to work part...

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Made For Peach Other

Made For Peach Other

Why Go To Georgia When you can have a California Peach?   Fun fact: Did you know that peaches are originally from Northwest China, not Georgia?       I feel compelled to tell you the story of Carrie and the Giant Peach, also known as The Peaches that Ate Alameda....

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The Non Labor Day

The Non Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is upon us, so I’m sharing a great idea for a terrific party because it was super successful for us! I think the best part is that I did all of the prep the day before. So, on party day, I didn’t have to do any cooking. (My husband did some grilling...

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Nothing Rhymes With August

Nothing Rhymes With August

All the songs are about September, but I think August is really a month worth remembering. August carries an ingrained rhythm. Perhaps because our childhoods revolved around the traditional school start dates, our bodies and psyches know that it is the beginning of...

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9 Adventures on My Bucket List, What’s On Yours?

9 Adventures on My Bucket List, What’s On Yours?

You are never too old to create a bucket list.A friend shared that her 87 year old mother recently wrote a bucket list. I immediately thought of all the things this woman has already accomplished, and loved the fact that she has a full list of things she still wants...

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Life’s A Circus

Life’s A Circus

Believe it or not, in the time before decaf coffee, yours truly ran away to join the circus.Occasionally, one’s life will pivot on a single encounter and shoot off in a totally unexpected direction. I experienced one such event in college that forever changed the...

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Your Go-To Guide to L.A., Baby

Your Go-To Guide to L.A., Baby

Today’s cup of decaf is in L.A., baby. Do you like visiting Los Angeles? I think it is a city people either love or hate. Or love to hate. I definitely had a mixed relationship with L.A. for a long time. Don’t get me wrong. I love me a big city. I might be an island...

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Dance Your Heart Out

Dance Your Heart Out

Today’s cup of decaf is with my dance friends. (This photo is from 1981 during a rehearsal for my Skidmore College senior dance recital.)       Building Community   Community comes in many shapes and colors. I am a fairly social being, so it has been important for me...

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Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock

Today's cup of decaf is a little tricky... Sometimes I need to trick myself. People may call it discipline, but I think of it more like a game to get yourself to do things that might be really hard to do. For instance, when I first started drinking decaf, I told...

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Three Ways To Save Mother’s Day

Three Ways To Save Mother’s Day

I am feeling a little sense of urgency to share this cup of decaf with you mothers out there because the infamous Mother’s Day is a few hours away and I want you to be prepared. If you are a mother who loves Mother’s Day and feels enormously satisfied each year when...

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