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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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For some time now I have been wanting to share information here about tube feeding or artificial hydration & nutrition. In particular, about its role for people with a serious illness. This week, after hearing yet another family member say "you mean they are just going to starve to death?",... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
I just finished returning The Girl in the Spiders Web to the library and would like to report that I was thoroughly caught up in the tale from the get go. For me, there was not a big disconnect between this and the first 3 books in "The Millennium Series".... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
It is with great delight that I tell you my Boardwalk vest has been completed. The neck detail ended up being much easier than I thought it would be. Brooklyn Tweed patterns have challenged my skills. In a GOOD way. These designers pay attention to the small details that make... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Instead of going to the St. Patrick's day parade on Sunday we stayed home and trimmed the rose bushes, played with the Harvey boys, made shortbread cookies, and arranged daffodils. Cutting, making, looking, tasting, and appreciating. It was simply marvelous. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks Maureen❤️❤️ Sent from my iPhone
Becky- they are! And it makes me happy!
Carol - this gave me a good chuckle!
Because it involves being green, providing an excuse to use a lilting accent while saying things like "top o' the morning", and on account of our last name is Mulvenon, Chris and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy St. Patrick's Day. The beer, parades,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Whatever else you have planned this weekend, I hope you have penciled in some time to sit alone, even if it's in a public space. Actually, especially in a public place. That's my favorite place to be invisible. Taking time to observe, think, write, read, reflect, plan, make lists, dream... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
How about some paint can lid art tonight? This is from a panel on display at the Lawrence Art's Center. I went down to see it after reading about it in Lawrence magazine. This work is by Joelle Ford who has made art from many found items over the years.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
If you are someone who enjoys the out of doors, likes to ramble in the woods, and loves our National Parks, chances are you have already seen Free Solo. But if you haven't, you can catch it on the National Geographic channel or Amazon Prime. It's compelling, vertigo inducing, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Exactly one month from today, Chris and I will embark upon our voyage across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and into Kentucky, where we shall meet up at a designated spot (if all goes correctly) with brother Ray and sister-in-law Cheryl Jean. Thus begins what for me is one of the most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Happy Sunday from Lawrence Kansas where the wind is blowing, the snow is melting, and I am still playing a game of hide and seek with a cardinal. The days of flannel pajamas, coffee, and a leisurely flip through a magazine in the morning will soon give way to hurrying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Happy Birthday Brother! I hope Cheryl Jean is making you an Angel Food Cake with maraschino cherry frosting like mom used to make every year on your big day. I don't remember what kind of cake mom used to make for me, but for some reason I always remember what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Left front shoulder joined today. Correctly. The first time. And now, it's time to do what I haven't dared to read ahead about. For fear it will frustrate me before starting. The mitered neckline detail. Which is of course why one knits this vest to begin with. Such beautiful detail.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Hahahahaha! Good one mistress of Longears!
Happy Saturday from Tall Tale Headquarters where I am beginning the day in my favorite weekend way. Opening every set of blinds in the house, making coffee, and thinking about all the things that are possible on a day off. Things like sending out a few notes, knitting, trying to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
In the event that you missed this, I provide it here for your enjoyment. It sums up quite well how I (and maybe you?) feel about my work at times. Work being a loose term for what I get paid to do, what I try to accomplish in terms of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
You might think that palliative care teams engage in activities like mindfulness meditation, yoga, or journaling for self-care. Probably, some do. But not my team. We go in for things like ax throwing. With great gusto actually, after we had the technique down. There may have been cursing too. Ax... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
The other day when the Prairie Makers were out on an adventure, which turned into a bust, because the location where the adventure was being held was closed, we were unexpectedly introduced to a whole new form of making. Making with big, giant, heavy, rusty, steel, and metal. It was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Chris and I recently took a field trip to the museum of Natural History in Topeka. At museums I do not read or look at everything. Nor do I follow a prescribed path through the exhibits. I am a jumper. Moving here and there to whatever my eye is attracted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Even though very late to the party, I finally watched RBG recently. It WAS everything I had heard about it. And more. Which led to the need to capture her in the sketchbook. Initially I had her on the page with a white background. But decided the burst of rays... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This is a completely charming story. Picked up at my public library on a whim. Because on the back it said I would like it if I liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, and Where'd you go Bernadette. Which I certainly did. If you also liked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
Saturday was the perfect day for painting pomegranates. I have been meaning to try them since I came back from Palm Springs. So out came the gouache. Actually it's been sitting on the table since I got back from Palm Springs. Whispering as I walk by it. With painting, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas
This plethora of snow we have been blessed with of late is great. When you don't have to drive in it, walk in it, dig your car out of it, or slip and fall in it. In other words, if you can hole up at home with books, blankets, a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Tall Tales from Kansas