Expecting trouble?


This is Carey the communication czar...we are on our merry way to Houston to visit the baby beau czar for his birthday. The Belle, the bellerina, and myself were singing little rabbit foofoo minding our business when we happened upon this.... … [Read more...]

Kinda like a Hog Calling Contest, Kinda


I hope y'all won't take offense to that hog calling reference once I tell y'all what's on my mind. It's just that I thought, being southern and all, y'all would undertstand hog calling contests, and chicken calling contests, and husband calling contests, and well-- y'all get the point. We do a fair share of calling around here, don't we, now? I'm crossing my fingers that y'all might be willing to use all that experience of yours to help a girl out. I'm hard at work preparing for the Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy Tour. It takes a herculean effort to get things tied up to be gone so my goal is to  maximize every opportunity to meet as many folks as possible out on the road. Today I thought to myself, "Self, why not harness the power of the ATS porch and social media to … [Read more...]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Look Down


One of the things I get the most around here is, "I don't know how you're doing everything you're doing." I imagine I answer some version of that at least once a week, if not more. Earlier this evening I realized that I seldom address it seriously, I generally choose to make a joke of some sort instead, and I've never discussed it with the All Things Southern porch at large. Tonight, I'm thinking that kind of response isn't helpful to anyone. I'd like to try and do a better job in the event that it may help someone else. My experience has been scheduling is all-important. At least for me, I can't let the week unfold without daily goals for direction. To be even clearer, that looks like this: Mondays: I tape the All Things Southern radio segments right here at my house in what I fondly … [Read more...]