Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A New Beginning

[The week just started and it's already 1/2 way done. Just the way I like it.]

I'm headed out your way my dear. To see you about that coat. The one you borrowed from me, that got eaten by a goat. I don't want to hear the story. Not interested in your tale. I just want a new coat, something on sale. Red would be good. It'd make my eyes pop. I hope you know you're buying; It'd mean a lot. I'll stop by in a few, I need to pick up lunch. If you could be ready to go, that would help a bunch. You want to eat too? Well, yes, please do. But I'm not buying for you. So when I get there, we'll head out to the store. I'm only buying a coat, nothing more. If you have shopping to do, I suggest you drive there too. I won't be waiting around, while you buy other items, not even if only a few. And then we'll head for dinner. That place with all the lights. I think it'll end the day well, and we can go back to being nice. So be ready when I show up, be dressed and ready to go, I don't want to wait too long, for you to show. 

Thanks friend,
You're my bestie, don't you know.

[For all those failed sharing moments.]

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On a Day so Bright

[I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. For some, a time for family, others, a time for remembrance. Whatever your plans, I hope they were spent filled with warm weather and sunny days.]

I rejoice for the sun,
Shinning so bright.
It brings us cheer,
No need to fight.
I rejoice for the cool wind,
Licking against my skin
It makes me thankful
For the happiness within.
I rejoice in my friends
The pals that wait for me
We have big plans
Of running wild in the trees.
And I rejoice for you.
My strength each day.
You shine the brightest
Brighter than the sun's ray.
You keep me warm,
And cool me with your breeze.
You make me laugh
You say 'good health' when I sneeze.
You are my friend,
My confidante,
My one and only,
All I want.

[Happy Tuesday! Have a warm sunny day!]

Friday, May 26, 2017

Beach Day at Sea

[It's been raining and pouring and raining again. I can just see the 
lighting and am happy to have house to hid in.]

A Bit a Beach Day Fun

You must remember that day at that time. Where you and I ventured for a sandwich and wine. The air smelled of oysters and the salt stuck to my face. You laughed at me as sand flew all over the place. We were building a castle, I was going to be king. But you got mad when sand got stuck in your ring. And with my incredible might, I destroyed that castle and made it all right. The sun was warm that day, warmer still than now, as we stand among friends, taking our vow. I promise to be me always and forever, I promise to love you in bad times and in better. I promise to listen, but not always agree, remember you promised to always love me. 

[Happy weekend everyone.]

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dancing in the Stars

[There's a long weekend coming up, I'm hoping for only fun things!]

Out amongst the universe
In the shadow of some great star
I'll find you by a hill
In a distant place out far
You'll be waiting for me
A challenge all your own.
You'll know I'm coming
When you're most alone.
I've got to find my way
And the journey is just that
But at every turn I'll make my way
Until I'm standing on your mat.
So wait for me my love
Give me the time I need
I'll find my way to you
And settle in like a weed.

[Nothin' like love.]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Planning for the Best Day Ever

Hey Phil, what's with the boat.
It's going to rain today.
But it can't rain that much can it?
I like to be prepared for anything.

I plan out each step.
I write down each plan.
I visit each spot.
I research as much as I can.
I host meetings every week.
I explain and I teach.
I educate on the pitfalls and tricks.
My Power Points are pretty slick.
I do all the right things.
To get the result that I want.
But I can't ever prepare.
For you going, my sweet aunt.
You are a treasure beyond reason.
A fun family member for sure.
But out on an adventure.
You could get lost on a tour.
So I plan for you the most.
With second,
and fourth ideas
All lined up.
Because I want you to have fun.
Not end up in the dirt
On your butt.

[Happy Hump Day! Hope your Wednesday is a happy adventure!]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

World Turtle Day

[Did you know that today is World Turtle Day? Well, I So let's celebrate! One of my favorite animals. Beautiful, elusive, interesting, and prehistoric. The turtle is all 10s in my book]

Mostly short,
In greens and brown.
They travel slowly
All about town.
A long neck,
And inquisitive eyes,
They're looking for food.
And that's what they spy.
A bit of lettuce, 
A bit of fruit. 
This prehistoric animal
Is traveling by foot. 
They live for years
Past you or I,
They live in solitude
Watching the world travel by.
And so some truths
They truly know.
About how the world turns.
And where we'll all go.
But they'll never tell
Not you or I,
Because we're not turtles
So to us, they just lie. 
Oh to be a turtle
Traveling by sea, lake, or land.
Strutting ever so slowing.
Like the slow tempo of the band. 
Alas a slow pace,
Is just the ace
They need in this place.
To catch all that occurs
All that transpires
A turtle never stops.
Never tires.
No, no, ever onward
To new adventures and beyond.
A turtle is always here
Until it's finally gone. 

[Happy World Turtle day!!!]

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mondays are for Early Birds

[I like to stay up late, so it's just funny that I'm so cheerful in the morning. Must be the caffeine.]

At early dawn I wake just so
I'm the first to wake.
And then off I go.
I flutter my eyes
To wake up my brain.
I shake my body
To do the same.
It's fun! I exclaim
To no one around.
I like getting out early
Because no one's in town.
I'm the first to get breakfast
First to park.
I might move people's things
Just for a lark.
And the best thing of all
I tell you for sure.
Is I get to leave earlier
Walk right out the door.
And then I see sunshine!
Instead the gloom.
And if I want to go for a walk?
My clock has room!
So try it out once
Or twice if you dare.
Getting up early.
Helps you get there!

[Ok, now for sleep, lol]

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Kitty Out of Place

[When you get all dressed up, but everyone else is wearing jeans.]

I wore my good shoes today.
 And combed my hair.
I picked out my outfit special.
I took great care.
I filed my nails
So they wouldn't scratch.
I made you cookies,
But I burned this batch.
I cleaned the house.
I dusted too.
I worked very hard.
Getting everything ready for you.
You showed up in jeans.
Your hair was a mess.
I don't think you though this through
You weren't very well dressed.
Maybe I made a mistake
Maybe you didn't hear.
I said this was black tie
My dear.

[Right? Oh well, maybe no one will notice.]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Red Lighting on a Hill

[I was working on a baby crochet turtle tonight, super cute. It's making me happy.]

I sit calmly in my chair
No one notices I'm there.
I'm fluttering my wrists,
A hook in my fist.
I'm making art 
With heart.
A magic world 
Is beginning to swirl.
And I can't wait for the end.
So I can do it all over again.

To create is magical.
It makes you feel exuberant.
Just a few stitches to finish.
If only I could find where my needle went.

And my project is born,
Bright colors, nothing torn.
A new thing, a new love
It's not a dove.
But it is crochet.
My favorite way to play.
A bit a yarn or string.
And you can make anything.

[Wednesday is the best day, because it's the peak of the moment.]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I Sing For Many Things

[I like singing. I'm terrible, very off-key, but it's lovely to belt out something with a good beat that makes you cheerful. Lifts your whole day up a notch.]

I love the color of the sky
After a thunderous storm.
I love the smell of wet pavement,
Especially when it's still warm.
I love the warm wind,
Blowing on a cool spring day.
I love the flowers,
That pop up in May.
I love the cheer of children,
Rushing home from class.
I love to watch my sisters,
Give each other a bit of sass.
And I hum to myself,
The tune I know best.
Its the sound nature.
And well, you know the rest.
It calls to the animals
Far and wide.
And let's them know 
They don't need to hide.
No one will chase them
Or bother them today.
The kids have gone elsewhere
And it's our time to play.

[Ah spring and summer, the best seasons! (until fall which is equally nice)]

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Bit of Sunny Weather

[I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!! It was sunny on Sunday so that was great!]

The winter was cold and the days very short,
The spring was wet, too wet for a fort.
The summer is just beginning
And we wait for it here
We wait for the sunlight and for the clouds to clear.
The sun will bring warmth
And the flowers will bloom.
So many flowers, we'll need to make room.
The smell will enchant us,
The sunlight brighten our day.
The summer brings happiness
We wish it would stay.
But soon enough still,
The sun will begin to fade
The fall will come to cover
The bed, the sunlight made.

[But until then, bring on the tank tops and flowers! right?!]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Buzzing about Mom

[I've heard a bit of whispering in hushed tones that a special day may be coming up. And I'm super excited to celebrate.]

There's a buzzing in my ear that a special day is near and I await with no fear to celebrate someone most dear. A special lady, a close pal, a real winner, a great gal. She's always there for humor and a bit of fun, she's a class act, first place, number one. She lifts me up, carries me through, keeps me going, gives me things to do. She brightens each day, lifts each spirit she meets along the way, and today, tomorrow, next week, she'll be the one that, when in trouble, I'll seek. She wants the best for me, and for me to see, the beauty she sees in me craving to be free. She is the greatest, the best, she's all mine, and cheers to all the rest. Making each day better, each year the best, being ever a comfort and giving each moment in life extra zest. 

[Almost there moms, cheers to you.]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Few Pretty Petals

[This week is a bit special for me as I'm sure it is for many of you. It's mother's day this weekend and I have a mom that I like quite a lot. I also have mother-figures who've been a strength for me, holding me up. Especially my mother-in-law who is just wonderful.]

A strength like no other.
Your colors burn bright
And cheer my darkness
And bring me light.
My thoughts could be scrambled.
My life
Stuck in brambles.
But you stretch up to reach
The smallest spec of light
And by doing.
You aim to teach
Me to fight.

So this week,
This year,
This life time.
I thank you

A teacher,
A support system.
A source of constant love
And above.
Someone to lift me ever higher
But stay constant and firm
When my hopes expire.

I echo the many
As I send this message to you
I thank you for so much
The so so much you do.

[Happy Mother's day this week everyone. For all those that make the people around them feel a little more loved and little more supported. We're all mothers to each other.] 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Slowly Sinking

[I was thinking today that sometimes I feel like I'm way on top of everything, got it all put together and I'm flying solo just fine. Then things start to pile up and weigh me down and I feel like I'm slowly sinking. So I'm thinking it's the juggling that matters. Keeping enough off the pile to keep you floating, but not so much that you get to high up. Or something like that.]

I was on top of it all
On top of my hill
I was living the life
Enjoying the thrill

But then you came along
And weighed me down
You came with baggage and mess
And it made me frown

I  don't need those grams
Tipping my scales
I've altitude to gain
I need wind in my sails

I need to be my own wind
Pushing me higher
Forget cheerleaders
I need to be my own choir

I could stay with you
Down here on the ground
But I was made to fly
Not to be bound

I need the wind in my hair
And the sun on my skin
I may struggle to climb up
But I know I can win

[Just keep on pushing through the fog, that's what I tell myself. The fog burns off in the sun.]

Monday, May 8, 2017

Take My Picture

[Group photos show you who's the joker in the group.]

Oh mommy
Oh daddy.
I came to this shoot pretty sick.
Oh mommy 
Oh daddy.
I need to get out of here quick.

I may have lied and said I was fine.
But I'm really not at all.
I could stay, but I might hurl, 
So that's your call.

Oh mommy
Oh daddy.
I might faint, I don't really know.
Oh mommy
Oh daddy.
I'm sorry this is knocking me low.

I guess I could have stayed home this time.
But I really wanted to come.
I'm part of this family after all.
I thought it might be kinda fun.

But this cold I guess has one.

[Right so maybe a second one just for you guys.]

 Six little babies, all in line.
It was Friday, photo time.
They all sit down.
Not a single frown.
Gonna get this photo down.
But then one pops up.
And I interrupt
To say - Cheers! - in time.
They all look my way.
The crowd cheers 'hurrah'
And another good photo today.

[Happy happy Monday, happy happy funday, gonna have fun today. But it doesn't work out, then no need to shout, just go get doughnuts today!. Hurray]

Friday, May 5, 2017

Riding to the Party

[Have plans?]

I was twiddling my thumbs,
Till my arms got numb.
Watching the deer
And antelope run.
But then I got your note.
And an idea began to float.
I could go to your soiree
And in my heart
I shouted 'hurray!'
It was the thing
I wanted most
But didn't know it
Till you offered to host.
Now I'm off
Headed on my way
And I cannot wait
To get there
On this special day.

[Happy fun party day to everyone tomorrow!]

Thursday, May 4, 2017

What Color Do You See?

[When you daughter asks you what color something is and then immediately disagrees with you.]

I see pink
I see blue
I don't know
How 'bout you?
Do you see?
Do you know?
What's that color?
What's that glow?
Is it gray
Or maybe pink
A little purple
I would think.
A bit of stripe
A star or two
A glittery circle
A splash of blue.
Do you see?
Do you know?
A bit of everything
A rainbow.

[So now I just say, I see what you see honey, what color do you see? Totally outsmarts that at least twice, then they're on to you.]

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My Brother, My Sister

[Spoke to my sister today, because...I call her every day? 
Good to hear from her, it'd been so long!!!]

I saw my sister today in the park.
She was out with her friends
They stayed out past dark.
I was busy with my brother Ed.
They came home after I'd gone to bed.
I didn't see her the next day.
I was outside when she left to play
And then again tomorrow too.
It was making me sad and blue.
And then the weekend came along.
I woke up thinking she was surely gone.
But when I traipsed down the stairs.
There she was, she was there.
She'd made a plan for her and I
To play together, I could cry.
I admit I missed her
Missed her so much.
And my sister, brother, and me
We played double dutch.

[Just makes me want to hug all those brothers and sisters.]

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Bit of Piece and Quiet

[I like to cherish those 1-4 minutes when my kids can't find me to just stare off into 
space and not hear a sound.]

Not a whisper.
Not a breeze.
I'd be shocked
To hear a sneeze.
A pitter patter
fills my ears.
A cherished sound
That few hears.
It's the bunnies
Hopping forth.
Searching for food
Back and forth.
It's the rain
Falling now
And then the crack
Of lightening, POW.
I see a deer 
Off across the field
It's on track
It will not yield.
I'm glad to be here
Safe and dry.
Watching life
Wander by.

[Peacefulness only lasts so long. Glad I got to soak it in.]

Monday, May 1, 2017

Off Center

[My sister and I are twins so we look the same. But we're different. At least, we think we're differnt. But we look the same.]

At every turn on every day in every second in every way. You're there for me in all that matters, you're there for me when my life's in tatters. A kind word and funny joke, you are a sweetheart, one awesome bloke. And when the fire of life burns bright, there you are, running to my aide like a knight. Never have I known a better person or friend. Even at the worst of it, my sadness did you tend. And now in the prime of our life, I'm there for you, through cheer and strife. There's no other place I'd rather be, then helping out like you helped me. 

[Right? Friends are so awesome.]
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