Monday, March 31, 2008

Looking for a deal? Have I got news for you...

The annual children's consignment sale, WeeRuns, returns to Rutherford County this week.
If you know me, then you know I'll be standing in line Thursday afternoon waiting to shop early and get great deals on gently used clothes for my dear son, Nathan.
If you aren't familiar with WeeRuns, here's how it works:
By volunteering to work a four-hour shift during the consignment sale's two week run, you get to shop before anyone else does (Thursday night.) After my first experience with WeeRuns and seeing how much bang I can get for my buck, I have not only volunteered but have also volunteered my husband, too.
If you consign items (for which you receive 60 percent of the sale), you also get to shop before the general public, on Friday night.
If you don't want to volunteer and don't have any items you'd like to part with yet, the sale opens to the public Saturday, April 5, at 8 a.m.
For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ramblings of a proud mother

It's been a while since I bragged (on here, at least) on Nathan.
Not even two yet, Nathan has learned several different shapes - stars, rectangles, triangles, circles, squares and ovals - and several colors - purple, orange, yellow and pink.
But the most impressed I've been with the quality of his education/child care came last night and this morning.
To give you background, there is a Hispanic little boy in Nathan's class. Additionally, one little boy in the class has a deaf mother. So Nathan's teacher, Danielle, has been dilligent about teaching the class Spanish words and sign language. (And if you don't believe toddlers have a sense of humor, Danielle says Anthony laughs when she says words in Spanish.)
So, Danielle has been counting in Spanish and English for his class.
Which means now when you count to four in Spanish, Nathan screams "quatro!"
I'm so proud.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

For what it's worth ...

I'd like to apologize to people who were (and are) offended by my Playlist column in today's Star.
I hope that it will not diminish the fantastic hard work the students at Shelby High School have put forth for this production. Honestly, I haven't seen any of the rehearsals, but I do know from past experience as a member of the cast (in "Grease," several years ago) that the students in the cast and crew in the drama department take what they do very, very seriously.
So to that measure, I apologize if my column took away some of the glimmer for them.
If you get a chance, go out and see the production this weekend. It is Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.