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Snow’s Bend Farm

This year we joined one of our local farms for a CSA box each week. Community-Supported Agriculture is a partnership between farms and buyers and it’s a fantastic way to “know thy farmer”. I know where my food is grown and how it’s grown. I do not have to find a sticker to find the …

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Welcome to Katrina Runs for Food!

I’ve never been known to stick to the rules. With a title like that, one would think this is my first blog post. Interestingly enough, my first blog post is titled “The Flu is a lovely thing”. I seriously just opened up a Blogger account and started with stream-of-conscious words about running and dealing with …

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Christmas Afloat 2015

This year marked the return of Christmas Afloat in Tuscaloosa. This is a boat parade down the Black Warrior River. Teams decorate boats and participate in a river parade. This annual event came to a screeching halt in 2011 after the April tornadoes destroyed the marina, thereby destroying most of the boats that participated each …

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Ice Skating in Alabama

A couple of years ago, Tuscaloosa decided that we needed an ice skating rink. And that was a great idea. Last year, I think it down by our River Market farmer’s market area. This year, they moved it to the floor of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and that was a good move. I teach an after-school …

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Rainy running before breakfast

Lately, I’ll take anything but the heat and humidity. Fall rain is pretty close to perfection. I took these on the Riverwalk path in Tuscaloosa. After a gorgeous 4 miles, I ran some errands and came home to make this. Our local grocery store sells pork steaks. These are boneless cross sections of a Boston …

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So long, Rocky Top

I’ve told this story more than a few times.. 10 years ago, we left the state of Tennessee after living there for 10 years. 10 long years. As Alabama fans, living in TN during their NC Championship and Payton Manning years was an exercise in humility and misery. But 8 years ago, we gained us …

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Saturday in the South

Big big huge gigantic game is about to be played on the plains of Athens, GA. Alabama hasn’t been that impressive lately. The sports talk is all about the dynasty being over. Alabama is done. Saban is done and going to leave Tuscaloosa. The list goes on. We won the last 2 times we met …

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GAMEDAY is in Tuscaloosa!

It usually happens at least once a season, but this year, ESPN Gameday is in Tuscaloosa early. They came out for the “rematch” of Ole Miss and Alabama. I got up early and headed to the Quad to see what was shaking this morning. So much truth in this sign. Gary and Verne….no thanks. I …

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It’s FOOTBALL!!!!

Before I get to football, let me tell you about my morning. I didn’t sleep well last night and certainly didn’t have much planned for today. I felt horrible and the only thing I needed to do was drive into town and get my medicine. It wasn’t available late Friday after I went to the …

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A very awesome Saturday

I have survived the first 2 full weeks of school and I fully expected to sleep in this morning. But 6:00 am came around and I was wide awake and did not want to waste a single minute trying to go back to sleep. I had my running shoes ready and my lists for shopping …

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Seen on my run

Today was a BEAUTIFUL day for a run along the heart of Tuscaloosa, RiverWalk. Over the past few years, this area has really developed into something great. I took my time since I’m slowly starting back and really took notice of the changes along the river. Game day in Tuscaloosa means the boats are arriving …

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It’s GAMEDAY!!!!

Before the game….. After the game….. It wasn’t that great. I found myself cringing and whining at various times. And it felt familiar…similar to last year, maybe? We’ve got some kinks to work out, that’s for sure. And I even had my lucky jalapeño poppers ready. I have been waiting MONTHS to make these. I …

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Snowpocalypse 2014

First of all, this was the forecast: Look for Tuscaloosa. See that? a DUSTING. Tuesday morning, all was normal. Kids at school. People at work. I’m stuck on the couch coughing my flu head off. I went back to sleep. Anybody who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with snow. But not this time. …

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Roll Tide….barely.

Alabama 31-Colorado State 6 A couple of years ago, when I heard that Alabama would be playing Colorado State this year, I started furiously searching the car, couch, Frankie’s bathroom for pennies. I was going to be on a plane to Colorado for that game. Instead, I’m sitting at home, stretched out on the couch. …

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Hot off the presses

Every now and then, conversations between Stephen and myself border on the insane. Take this one last week. Me: I subscribed to the newspaper. Stephen: Why in the world did you do that? Me: umm…because I like reading about local stuff. Stephen: We have lived here 8 years and you have never once talked about …

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Alabama v Texas A&M

Alabama 49-Texas A&M 42   It was a fantastic game. Now that it is over and I’m completely exhausted from cheering, hand-wringing, verbally abusing a ref with an itchy hand holding a yellow flag, and eating a lot of really good nachos, I can say it was a fantastic game. I get the Wife-of-the-Year award …

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Alabama v. Virginia Tech

  Well, we won the game. But it was not pretty. The O line looked shaky. I saw way too many rushed passes by A.J because his pocket was a big mess. I’m trying to keep in mind that it’s just like a school year. How the team looked in January is far different from …

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