Sunday, June 11, 2006

More Southern Goodness from Chicago
Hey y'all. I'm sorry I have been away so long, but things are nutty around here. School ended finally and I made the mistake of sleeping in one morning and now my sleep schedule is all out of whack. My energy level is down and I have to get back into shape.

One thing had me on my toes today...saw a snake in the backyard. Y'all know how I loathe snakes, well as soon as my husband said there was a snake in the grass, I looked over and sure enough, there he was...a little garter snake.

A BIG little garter snake. Big enough to chomp on my toes, so off I ran!

I hate snakes!

For those who like funny poems and such, Southern Humorists has my poem, Grandmaw Vs. the Snake up on my page. I do like that poem. It was written about a member of my family, but I won't say who on account that I won't get any of my favorite peanut butter/chocolate balls this Christmas.

Over at Dew on the Kudzu, you can find my new Miss Teensy short story, Just Desserts. It's a tale of adultery, revenge, voodoo and curses. I think you'll like it.

USA Deep South has my poem, Rock Springs, up now. I can't remember if I mentioned it yet or not, but I will again. It is about a place in Apopka, Florida. A beautiful, cold spring that you can tube down and swim in. A great place to cool off in the southern heat.

And my good friend, Cappy Hall Rearick has a new book out - Simply Southern Ease. I have to say that I am very excited to read it as her short stories are heartwarming, funny and downright sentimental. Go order her book today.

I can't think of anything else right now, so y'all have a nice evening and I'll be back with some more stories soon.
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Name: Dana
Location: Chicago, and if y'all call me a Yankee, I'll have to cyber-smack ya'!

I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

And this is my blog... Kudzu, funny family stories, poems, family ghosts, snakes, sun-kissed southern memories all inside! Plus some travel reviews, recipes and more! I also make handcrafted jewelry! Check out my jewelry blog - Colors of the Woods

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