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Carol
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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In preparation for the annual turkey day celebration at Tall Tales headquarters, I did some baking today. After which I finally took down the Valentine garland over the dining room table and put up the "rest of the year" garland. Then I located Eleanor's cranberry serving dish, Angie's gravy boat,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In preparation for the annual turkey day celebration at Tall Tales headquarters, I did some baking today. After which I finally took down the Valentine garland over the dining room table and put up the "rest of the year" garland. Then I located Eleanor's cranberry serving dish, Angie's gravy boat,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Knitting by the fire is the perfect thing to do when you are procrastinating cleaning your house before Thanksgiving. I am in the "just about done" phase of the aran wrap. This part of the project has been challenging enough to keep my interest but not so complicated that it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I present 3 ways to stay dry in the rain. Way #1 - This umbrella should be used by one person and held down low so your shoulders stay dry too. That's why it's clear, so you can see through it and not bump into people. When two people try... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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It's important to tend to your porch pumpkins that have frozen and unfrozen before they become so soft that when you lift them they turn to goo and ooze all over your porch. Mine are now in the yard waste bags slotted for pick up tomorrow. Except for one or... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today I ditched all the other things I thought about doing yesterday and instead I went on an urban hike. Whenever you finish working on a Saturday, in November, before it gets dark, when it is not cold or raining, and you are in Kansas City, it is BEST to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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"...perhaps it is time to stop, take a time out, take as long as it takes, and attend to the unaddressed business of filling our souls..." Lee Stringer That's what weekends were made for, and I intend to take it to the limit on this weekend before Thanksgiving. Maybe some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Since Chris has never, in the 33 years we have been married, made "pigs in blankets" he decided tonight we should have them. I always tell him that whatever idea he has for dinner is excellent. He is cooking. I am not a fool. Hebrew National hot dogs + Pillsbury... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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As I was looking through pictures from the trip that Dottie and I took last month, I realized I have neglected to tell you about 2 things that have to do with pumpkin. Two things you might need to know if you are having guests in the next 6 weeks... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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"I have an advanced directive NOT because I am sick, but because I have a family." Ira Byock I heard this quote in a meeting today and thought it merited passing along. Many of us will be spending time with family in the weeks ahead. It's a great opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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A couple of years ago I believe I found THE perfect pumpkin pie recipe. Two years later I still have not found another recipe that surpasses it. I love and adore pumpkin pie. If pumpkin pie was a man I would divorce Chris and marry it. In other words, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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It is officially cold here. As in snow flurries and frigid temperatures. The kind of chilly weather that makes it important to eat a hearty breakfast before donning your gloves, headband, 2 pairs of socks, turtleneck, fleece, and jacket before going out to walk because you are now a slave... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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One of the best things about the holidays here in the midwest (and probably where you live too) is the opportunity to visit places that you don't get to explore everyday. The Taylor Barn in Lawrence has an "open barn" every year that features the work of local artists. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Joan and I went on a scouting expedition to Succotash the other day. I had been once before when it was in the City Market area, but it had been a long time. Way too long as it turns out. The woman who took our order had meticulously applied lipstick... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Joan and I went on a scouting expedition to Succotash the other day. I had been once before when it was in the City Market area, but it had been a long time. Way too long as it turns out. The woman who took our order had meticulously applied lipstick... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I just finished listening to Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and illustrated by the wonderfully imaginative Maira Kalman. I am so glad that I read the back cover thoroughly and learned that all of the illustrations were included in the audio version in a PDF... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If you are going to be making a pumpkin pie anytime soon I hope you have a special apron to wear. An apron with red poppies all over it, and a ruffle, and rickrack, and nice long polka dot ties to make a big bow at the back with. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Just when Chris and I were thinking that this was not going to be a good year for the leaves on the Red Sunset Maple in the front yard, this happens. I am very glad I took these over the weekend. Before the gale force winds hit and blew all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I am not sure where I have been that I hadn't heard anything about Me Before You until my friend Joan told me about it. In the event that this is the case with you as well, consider youself alerted to the fact that it is a thoroughly engrossing read.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Beets are super easy to roast. Cut off the green tops, soak them in water and clean them off a bit, rub a little bit of olive oil on them, stick them in a pan with a lid or wrap them in foil, bake them at 400 degrees for an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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After missing the farmers market for the last 2 weeks I was bound and determined to get there today. Cut flowers are gone, replaced by some nice dried arrangements though. There was a noticeable drop in the number of vendors, but that somehow did not impact my spending one bit.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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If you decide to check out 3 books about French Cooking the next time you go to the library, And if you decide to put them by your bed to look at before you go to sleep, and if you find yourself waking up at 2am looking for the endive,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Thank you Loretta! For telling me to go see St. Vincent. You were right. I laughed. I cried. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of watching Bill Murray bring Vincent to life. Highly recommended. Very highly. Did I mention that Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd and Jaeden Lieberher were all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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When I was down in Arkansas a few weks ago with Dottie, she told me about the free pedometer she had downloaded on her iPhone. Oh I have heard all aout the 10,000 steps and how you should try and get them in each day for maximum health benefits. And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I have been busying myself lately with the task of locating the perfect Turkey day hike. For the last 4 or 5 years we have been to the same place so I decided it would be important to mix it up a bit this year. This spot is under consideration... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas