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Lawrence, Kansas
Hi, my name is Carol. I live in Lawrence KS. I write Tall Tales. I tell about stuff that happened to me. Most of it is true.
Interests: Travel, Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Gardening, Knitting, Golf, Reading.
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If you find yourself in the Richmond Virginia area anytime soon, be sure to go directly from the airport to Stuzzi's. Order whatever the pizza of the day is with a glass of red wine. While you are waiting for your pizza, get the caprese salad with their house-made mozzarella.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
This morning I got up and did a quick check of the garden, took a walk, and did three loads of laundry. But in my mind, I was 972 miles away in Richmond Virginia. Playing ready, set, GO, with Katharine Ray... ... and learning all about Optimal Primus, Rescuebots, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
We are headed to Richmond Virginia this week to spend some time with my 5 amazing, adorable, smart, funny, incredibly talented, great-nephews and nieces. There will be lots of hugging, kissing, laughing, chasing, and general merriment making while we are there. Time will also be carved out for eating southern... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
This past weekend I discovered that if you go to Wheatfields Bakery, at the corner of 9th and Vermont, very early in the morning, they quite possibly will have just taken the "everyday french" bread out of the ovens. And when you ask them to go ahead and slice the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
If you, like me, have waited 20 years before deciding to finally read Beach Music, this review is for you. I listened to it, as I do all super long books, because it's a great way to use my commute time. When I finally turned it back in today, after... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
I hope that spring in your neck of the woods is shaping up as nicely as it is here. We've had some sunny 70 degree days, some chilly 34 degree nights, winds, rain, a smattering of pea sized hail, and some of the thickest fog I have ever driven through.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Before I move on to this weeks sketching session with my sister, I present "Annette the first". The first, because I had so much fun drawing her and coloring her in, you know there will be an "Annette the second". This week I sketched a bird - not just any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Guerilla artists are alive, and well, and thriving in Lawrence. And on display at the corner of 9th and Massachusetts street downtown. I got up early this morning to go investigate. I smiled, and I clapped, and I might have said something like "Go Guerilla's Go!" Then I got in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
The Persian lilac, oak leaf hydrangea, red sunset maple, weeping cherry, and all manner of succulents that are tucked into the rock wall in the back yard, are beginning to do their thing. Their spring thing. I love a morning and an end of the day stroll around the yard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Here at Tall Tales Headquarters on this fine Friday night, which also happens to be the first day of Spring, we are celebrating with a wee bit of an Irish ale. If you have been caught up in that goofy snow storm back east I am drinking one of these... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
I made my first trip of the year to Kauffman Gardens recently. No matter what time of year there is always something to see. This year I expected to see bulbs sprouting and buds bursting forth and maybe some Witch Hazel. And I did. See all of that I mean.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
In honor of St. Patrick's Day yesterday, I took out my green broccoli and put it in a green pot and added some Irish butter and made a whole bunch of green soup. Then I went to bed and I dreamt about leprechauns chasing me through fields of shamrocks while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Meet Dashiell. He lives at The Raven Bookstore in downtown Lawrence. People think he is an ordinary bookstore cat. But he used to be an operative for the Pinkerton detective agency and he really "knows" people. When he retired and came to live in Lawrence he found he missed the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This Sunday during FaceTime SketchTime with my sister, I had to attempt to draw a daffodil. I selected a vase Chris made in college in pottery class. It was placed on a pink spotted imaginary napkin. For dramatic effect. After that I moved on to the monarch butterfly. There have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Yesterday, after calling 2 flower shops (that closed at noon) and 3 grocery stores, I found myself some daffodils. I brought them home and laid them down by the sink. Then I put them in a sweet little pink vase and carried them around the house trying to find the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
A working knowledge of the location of the best coffee hang outs in my geographical area is something I consider my duty to possess. So whenever I hear about a spot that I haven't been to, I make it my business to get there. What follows is a thorough report... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
I had a most enjoyable time today strolling through the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Modern sculpture under blue skies = a most lovely way to spend an hour or so. There are a quite a number of Henry Spencer Moore pieces... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Last month marked one full year since Angie died. I don't mind admitting that I am very grateful for the passing of this year. I find myself thinking less about the sad last 3 months of her life and more about the things that made me laugh. Today when I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
In the 366 days since I last made the marcona almond, browned butter, chocolate chip, salty-sweet, squares of complete and utter deliciousness, I have only thought about them 74 times. That is once every 4.97 days. Which really makes it quite a feat of self-control that I have not made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Looking at all these modern quilting books has resulted in an overwhelming desire to start making another quilt. I have not completely decided what this new quilt should look like, other than to say it will be unconventional. My dilemma is, I am torn between triangles and long runs of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Sunday, during FaceTime SketchTime, I colored in flowers as well as vegetables. If I wait a week between sketching and coloring my water soluble ink runs less. Yes. I know I could use a different pen and ink but I do love this one so. I also drew a bird... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Last week I ate the very last jar of home-made soup from the freezer. So this morning I took out the 42 oz bag of frozen tomatoes that I put up in October and made a big pot of creamy creamless tomato soup. This soup uses bread as a thickener,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
There are 3 more things I have to tell you about Philadelphia and then I am not going to mention it again until Dottie and I go back. Thing #1 is that we had a divine vegetable antipasto and parma pizza at Osteria. If you go, promise me you will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Last night I rolled the last 2 skeins of the yarn for the lizard ridge afghan into 4 balls. This will be "plane knitting" for my next trip. Meanwhile, these are the Philadelphia squares. I am considering "Isaiah" and "Julia" as their names in honor of the Magic Gardens and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Happy Birthday Brother! For your present I am not telling anyone how old you turned today. Your impeccable sense of style was present even in 1963. I do love your choice of the plaid shirt with the sport coat. Did you pick that out yourself? Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas