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Dee Thompson
Atlanta
I love to write, cook, and laugh.
Interests: adoption, watching hgtv and the food channel whenever possible, cooking, movies, reading, writing, all things russian, exploring psychic phenomenon, making my friends laugh
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Here's a little piece of trivia I will share with y'all, and I rarely talk about it, even with close friends: twice in my life I have lost over 100 lbs. The last time was from about 1999-2001. Lost 110... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
It looks like a fun movie. I can't wait to see it.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Books and Movies at The Crab Chronicles
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My son is cleaning out his room and getting rid of all his childhood books. He brought in a big stack a few minutes ago and I nearly cried, seeing Stuart Little and Swiss Family Robinson and The Borrowers. So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I was a little girl, there were two women who shaped my life more than anyone else, my mother and my grandmother Wilma Butler Hasty. She was born on June 3, 1899. My mother said yesterday "Tomorrow is mother's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When you're young and dating you're optimistic, romantic, energetic. You start out by "hanging out" and then you "hook up" and at some point you may well find yourself moving in with your honey, or even writing your own wedding... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was glad to turn on the news the other night and see Harvey Weinstein arrested. I think there's credible evidence that he was a sexual predator and used his power in Hollywood to take advantage of women, leading in... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's very rare for me to get super angry these days, but not long ago another adoptive parent said something that made me so angry I had to just stop the conversation cold and walk away. Sometimes that's all you... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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In more than 30 years of “keeping house” I have learned a few tricks to make housekeeping easier. I decided to write this little blog about household tips I have actually used that actually worked. Consumer tested tips, if you... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Back in the 80's my favorite TV show was Murphy Brown, mainly because it was a sitcom that made me laugh out loud. Sitcoms rarely ever tickle my funny bone to that extent. I never thought Candice Bergen was God's... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Every day I see ads on my Facebook page for anti-aging creams, serums, tonics, procedures, etc. I was thinking about that this morning, because ageism is the last "ism" to be socially acceptable. Think about it. Racism is not ok.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was delighted to see my article A Recovering Food Snob was posted by The Bitter Southerner this morning. Writing it was a labor of love, and sort of a confessional, truth be told. I am not the world's greatest... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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My admiration for the work Jon Jackson is doing at Comfort Farms is well known. I'v written about him here and here. His unique method of using Agro-Cognitive Therapy to help veterans heal from PTSD and other issues actually works... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Teresa Smithmyer loves the deep South, and it’s not because she was born or raised here. Living in McClellanville, she is outside of but near Charleston, South Carolina. Teresa gets to experience the rural south, but she can head into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was grown before I realized that not all grown men burst into song at random moments while at home. My father and his brothers did, all the time. I never thought about it. I assumed, also, that when doing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I enjoyed reading Frank Bruni's piece in the New York Times about Jenna and Barbara Bush, the twin daughters of former President Bush. They have written a joint memoir which was published last fall, Sisters First: Stories from our Wild... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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As so often happens on Sundays, when life has slowed down a bit, I ponder how I can live my life in a better, more productive and fulfilling way. There's the outer life, which is always busy, and the inner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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April 3, 2007 was a magical day in my life. It was a Tuesday, like today. I was in Kazakhstan. There was snow everywhere, and the streets were a mess. I had been in Kazakhstan since early March, going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I was always a broccoli hater, all my life. The smell of it cooking would cause me to shriek and yowl and turn into a teetotal beeyotch, from the beginning of my life. For many years, my mother wouldn't make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Not a fun day yesterday, but the surgery went well and Michael is on the road to recovery. I wanted to have the surgery done in the Tucker office but they could get it done quicker if we agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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Well, life can take mysterious turns sometimes. I thought things were moving pretty well in my life, and then got hit with the news that my son Michael, who is 21, has to have 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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It's been a while since I posted on here, but I was waiting so I could share some exciting news. Lots going on in my world, most of it good! As I wrote about back in January, I am passionately... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
I forwarded your comment to Davis, Sandy.
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I had never heard of Fort Buffington until late 2016 when I encountered a local man named Larry Vogt, who although not a native Georgian has made it his mission to locate the remains of the fort, which is not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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I am very blessed to live in a nice, quiet, middle class suburban area of Atlanta, just ITP [inside the perimeter]. I have lived here since 2005, when Mom sold her house in Augusta and I moved out of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles
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When I worked full time and had to come home and help kids with homework and get a meal on the table and do housework and try to find 5 minutes to myself (which is a typical weekday evening for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at The Crab Chronicles