Author Archives: Gail

About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.

A Fall Walk- 2019

I’ll just come right out and say it.  Fall was a little blah in Middle Tennessee this year.  I’ve lived here 59 years and I can’t remember such a colorless autumn, especially right in our own neighborhood.  Our maple trees … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From a Garden Spider

I cried today when I found the dead body of a garden spider friend I’ve been watching every single day for the past two months or more.  I called her Autumn.  And after finding Autumn’s little deceased and crumpled body … Continue reading

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The New Egg Sac

This fall, I have enjoyed watching our resident garden spider (I call her Autumn), who decided to make her web right outside our kitchen window.  About a month ago, Autumn, who was nice and plump, made an egg sac.  You … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part Two

As you can tell by the title above, I’m posting about a difficult and very personal topic but an important one.  If you’re interested in reading Part One, you can read it here.  I discussed in Part One how I … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part One

It took me a good long while to decide that I was going to write this post.  I’ll just say upfront that it was difficult.  Why?  Because it’s a very personal topic.  I wasn’t sure what exactly to title this … Continue reading

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Spider in the Window

Several weeks ago, we awoke to a rather large black and yellow garden spider and her rather ornate web stretched outside across our kitchen window.  The web was anchored to the window and to the adjacent screen of our screened … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway to Alabama

My oldest son turned 30 this past Monday.  I can hardly believe it.  I was 30 when I had him.  He and his brother (who is three years younger) both went to the same college in Alabama.  They studied hard, … Continue reading

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