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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.
Recent Activity
As a sign of solidarity with my friends back east who are experiencing blizzard conditions I made a key lime pie today. You may not have known this previously, but a piece of key lime pie and a cup of chamomile tea are the perfect antidote to 80 mile per... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
Each and every January for the past 9 years, The Studio has sponsored a knitting retreat. I have been to 5 or 6 of them and look forward to going all year long. When the holidays are over and the winter stretches ahead of you, it's important to have a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
I found a new tablecloth at the antique mall in downtown Lawrence recently. It's a new, old tablecloth. One of those made out of nice sturdy cotton. It has a few stains on it. Built in memories of good meals shared in years gone by. I'm not one to get... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Plaza III steak soup has been on the playlist at Tall Tale headquarters for many years. It is a winter staple and you should know about it. While that delicious cauliflower celery soup I made last week is elegant enough to serve as a first course when you have the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
We selected Foxcatcher as our first movie to see in 2015. This is the sort of movie that you are glad you saw because it is so well done, but on the other hand is so hard to watch at times that you just want it to hurry up and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Sunset. Saturday, January 17, 2015. 6:31pm. Oh my. It was a thing of beauty. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
I tried out a new bakery the other day. I did it as an early "one and done" for February. See there, I am now officially ahead of myself in the resolution revolution game. Sasha's is technically in the library district, not far from the river market area in Kansas... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Conversation from Sunday 1/18/15 at 3:43pm. Me: "I think I'll mash some turnips with the potatoes tonight - I heard that's really good." Chris: "Can't you ever leave well enough alone?" Me: "No." You'd think after this many years he would stop asking. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Because the art retreat starts in exactly 26 days, and because I have not picked up a brush in months, today I opened up the watercolors. Going to the art retreat with Sister and Pam is like moving up from the farm team to the majors. You better bring your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
On Friday, in Kansas City, when it was almost 60 degrees out, I went to Loose Park. I saw a giant pin oak, and a bunch of other cool trees, played ring-around-the-rosy with a squirrel, stared with amazement as the flippers of the geese turned into ice skates as they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
I finished listening to The Little Friend by Donna Tartt this week and thoroughly enjoyed it. This book tells the story of 12 year old Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes and how she makes up her mind one summer to solve the murder of her brother. Oh, and also to get even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This week I finally got all the vital information transferred from my 2014 calendar/planner to the 2015 version. It's usually about this time each year that I get tired of carrying both planners in my purse and get off my duff and get it done. This year's planner, for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This week I finally made it to the Ladybird Diner in downtown Lawrence. I have been peering in the windows everytime I walk by, and I have been liking what I see. Cute curtains, waitresses (girls & boys) in aprons, with smiling faces. The place gives off a good vibe.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
My hat is shaping up nicely. I am pleased to report that there have been no further roving fiasco's since I cast on. At this rate I could be ready to wear it by this coming weekend. When the temperatures are predicted to come out of the deep freeze and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
If my calculations are correct, we have not discussed soup on this blog since September. I have been remiss and intend to make up for it in the weeks to come. In truth I am going to make up for it today, by steering you in the same direction my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Cleaning the coffee maker??!! You just reminded me that I NEED to figure out how to do mine! To:
There is very little in life that can compare to the luxurious pleasure of a long and leisurely meal out. One that starts with a cocktail and ends with a perfectly prepared french press coffee. One where the service is attentive but not rushed and the atmosphere hums but is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
I was well on my way towards begining to put away a few decorations this morning when I decided that I needed to switch out the table runner for a tablecloth. And while I was over there I thought it might be nice to give the plants a little time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This is your official notice that if you have yet to take down your holiday decor, or change your calendar we are in harmony. You and me. If you are thinking about doing it this weekend, but haven't really committed to it, you are following in my footsteps. I want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
For my first book report of the new year, the subject is getting old and dying. I know. I thought about starting the year with something more lighthearted, but this is what I am reading. Plus, you are going to want to know about these books. Each of the authors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Dear sister: If someone would have already invented a transporter machine, like in star trek, I would beam myself over there to help you celebrate your birthday tomorrow. I would bring mom's special hair scissors and give your bangs a trim just like in the photo below. I think while... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
IF for the last 3 months you have eaten pumpkin pie, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin pecan cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bread and drank pumpkin lattes, pumpkin spice coffee, and pumpkin chai tea - AND you are looking for the pumpkin antidote. I have found it. It's the other P food. Pineapple. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Scenes from Saturdays walk. Before the temperatures plunged. When I saw a mouse peaking out from a tree, a red-tailed hawk perched high overhead, a thin layer of ice in the stream, and every once in a while a small glimpse of the sun. I did not take a photo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This dusting of snow brought "head colds" with it to Tall Tales Headquarters. Stuffy, drippy, sneezy. The only thing that helps is lots of fluid, naps, and advil. My sister tells me that advil is not cold medicine and advises me to take a "real" cold medicine - post haste.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Pam! I would die for a strawberry pin cushion! Trade is on! Sent from my iPad
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