How do you respond to threat of bad storm? I put on my jewelry

Lisa McNeece

What are your priorities in the middle of the night when the tornado siren goes off? This is no joking matter, but some of the answers are pretty funny.

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Battling the arrival of the gnats; enjoying walks with Addie Claire and Ellie Kathryn

Lisa McNeece

Spring is barely here, but the gnats have settled in to our house in full force. I don’t remember having the gnat problem five years ago, that we have now. But none-the-less we have it.

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Yard is showing signs of spring, but temperature isn’t cooperating

Lisa McNeece

It’s a very restless time of the year for those of us who love to work in our yards.

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Goar Hill; great hearing Johnny McPhail; juggling girls at softball game

Lisa McNeece

I’ve lived here all of my life, but learned something new about the area Monday.

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Learning to roller skate is easier today than when I was a kid

Lisa McNeece

When I was growing up, we loved to roller skate. We skated in the drive-way, on the street and occasionally visited skating rinks.

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Winter, spring, now back to winter

Lisa McNeece

I’m so glad I didn’t take my winter coats to the dry cleaner last week like I meant to. Sunday after lunch, Marshall brought the girls over to spend the day with us. We played outside all afternoon– on the tire swing, slide, patio, etc. They played basketball with Joel and frisbee. We were barefoot with short sleeves all afternoon.

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Different packing methods for anniversary trip to Atlanta

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I spent the weekend in Atlanta (Buckhead) for our 15th wedding anniversary. Although Joel and his friends go to Atlanta often for the SEC basketball tournament, I had never spent any time there, except for the airport.

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Excited to see Johnny McPhail’s appearance on HBO’s True Detective

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I have gotten hooked on HBO’s new series “True Detective” starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. So we were really excited when Ellard native Johnny McPhail said he would be in the last two episodes.

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Homemade pizza hits the spot

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I made a home-made pizza Friday night and it was really good. I had planned to make the pizza that Susanne Oakley gave recently in the Look Who’s Cookin’ column, but realized I had goat cheese on hand. Her recipe uses Roma tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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Fun weekend of shopping, conventioning and dining in Jackson

Lisa McNeece

We spent a couple of days last week in Jackson for Mississippi Press Association’s annual Mid-Winter Convention.

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