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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: globe trotting, getting my hands dirty in the garden, making things with yarn, reading, sketching badly, playing golf, walking, cooking, going to the farmers market...
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I have greatly missed the daily dose of poetry I used to get from The Writers Almanac, and have searched for ways to replace it. I liked the total randomness of it, as well as all the poets I was introduced to. For you today, I have this bit from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
50 degree mornings have returned, and with them the knitted hat. Worn most wonderfully here by the Mellowfield Farms folks at the farmers market on Saturday. There was also the more traditional hat and jean jacket look, sported by this fellow. No hat for little Miss Striped tights, who was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Inside Outside Pouch #2 completed. There are still some kinks to be worked out in my techniques. The fabric selection though, I am 100% happy with. Especially the combination of the flowers and the stripes. Thanks to those ultra friendly, helpful, women at Sarah's Fabrics for assisting with the selection... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Today, after work, when I stopped at Hi-Hat Coffee, I expected to get a great iced coffee. Which I did. Actually I ended up getting the iced honey lavender latte (on the recommendation of a very nice man ahead of me in line) and it was divine. Not too sweet.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Got it! Good one Jacki!
Today, there was this. It was enough. For those of you who need more though, today is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day". If this is the sort of thing you get into (yes, I mean YOU) go do your best impression. You can send it to me on Marco... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Fall festivals/arts & craft shows are starting in my neck of the woods. Slightly cooler days (by spells), friends gathering, you know the drill. All sorts of good things to look at. People. Crafts. Music. Pumpkins, big trees, and little half-pints with red hair in high top tennis shoes. Baby... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Olathe public library for participating in the interlibrary loan program and agreeing to let me listen to your copy of I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley. It was just as delightful as were the first 3 tales in the Flavia de Luce series. I am employing the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Loretta, I don’t have contact information but I have a detective on it. If any of you know it please email me.
Well Sharon, I think this photo shows all the colors I have 😄
Ok Chris! I will get the plates and forks out! Do you want tea or coffee to go with?
Happy lazy Saturday from Tall Tales Headquarters where the walks are slow, the skies are blue, and the butterflies are visiting. I realized this morning that the entire summer has flown by without a single key lime pie being made, so I rectified the situation. Then made flower arrangements and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Tonight I am talking openly with you as I try to make sense of how to "cope" with a new (for me) kind of grief. Maybe some of you have experienced it already. If not, you will, in this new world way of communicating and forming lasting relationships on-line. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Just so you don't think that I only have eyes for zinnias, do know that I find the time to take notice of other bloomers. For one, there is this marvelous patch of autumn clematis along one of my several walking routes. Right now it looks (and smells) amazing. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This month, at an annual check in with my primary care doctor, we spent time talking about my advanced directive. I want her to be fully aware of my preferences for care, if I have some kind of devastating injury or am diagnosed with a serious illness and can't tell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This week I intend to make some kind of cabbage salad with red pepper and malabar spinach, rustle up a corn salsa to go with grilled steak, throw together kale salads with butternut squash, and eat as many tomatoes as I can. Thus, the unusually large haul at the farmers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Happy rainy, cloudy, cool, Saturday from Lawrence Kansas. Where I find myself totally blissed out listening to Brandi Carlisle radio on Pandora. When we were kids and would put a record on the stereo, sometimes, if Dad was home, he would snap his fingers in time to the music and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
At the September meeting of the Quails we drank wine and beer, celebrated a birthday, talked about what Nancy was going to be wearing to her daughters wedding this month, and then the discussion totally jumped the tracks when someone said "what about the Catholic Church?" At which point we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
It's been a tranquil, lazy, Labor Day weekend here at our house. Full of things like using color wheels, taking walks, setting the table for dinner guests, and putting a vase of zinnias on every surface in the house. An extra day for piddling around seems like the most luxurious... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Oh Maria, I don’t know what happened to the tag for that ☹️
Unaware that the Santa Caligon Festival was happening in Independence this weekend, Chris and I trekked over there from Lawrence the other day. The plan was: A. check out Vivilore, B. see what was happening on the square, and C. visit the Trails museum. Unfortunately the hundreds of people scrambling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Olivia!
Jessica, thanks for adding your opinion!
Labor Day weekend is typically the time to see sunflower fields in full splendor here in Kansas. There was some worry that this year would be a bust because it's been so dry, but a few good downpours in the last month seemed to have set things right. Chris and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Tall Tales from Kansas