Friday, April 29, 2011


Been up since 3 this morning....
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge:
The descendant of a coal miner.
I love it.
There may be hope for that family yet.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


You Should Live in North Carolina

If you don't want to live in North Carolina, you might also consider:






You Are Gardening

You are a very patient and nurturing person. You love to help people grow and change for the better.

You feel for the whole world - people, animals, and plants. You love having creatures and humans under your care.

You are a responsible person, and having many responsibilities makes you feel good. You love to be needed.

You are a perfect gardener because you are able to be there for your plants every day. Watching them grow delights you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Magnificent Obsession

I have it.
Love, ctmama

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

My italian-speaking scholar:
Molto bene!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Today's Aquarius Horoscope from Cafe Astrology

Your ability to react quickly to circumstances in your environment gives your personality an especially lively quality today, dear Aquarius. Your time spent on reflection begins to pay off, and you’re ready to tackle life with a new game plan. You quite naturally take the lead today, or at least attract followers!

Creativity: Good ~ Love: Good ~ Business: Good

So....I suppose I'd better get dressed. You?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Love Our Mother


Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

- Cree Indian Proverb

Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Random things about me:
  • If my spine were straight, I'd be almost 6 feet tall.
  • If the emperor has no clothes, I'd be the one to tell him. I was born that way.
  • By Sunday afternoon, I start missing my workplace. Seriously.
  • Ever since my trip to Italy, I am obsessed with St. Francis.
  • Also, montepulciano wine.
  • I think the only thing I really hate is cancer.
  • People who abuse animals would be a close second though.
  • I love Easter music just as much as I do Christmas music.
  • I sometimes play Christmas music in the Summer.
  • Since I started taking magnesium, my dreams have gone crazy.
  • I really liked that Jell-o 1-2-3 stuff. What happened to it?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Earth Day Cometh

If heaven had given me choice of my position & calling, it should've been as a gardener-
Thomas Jefferson 8.20.1811

*Photo of Monticello stolen borrowed from Mr. Jefferson's Twitter.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Tale of Two Teens

Chapter One. Parenting:

Chapter Two. Persevering:

The End.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Paging Sarah Bernhardt

Aquarius Horoscope
For The Week Starting April 18, 2011

You have an outstanding flair for the dramatic so use it to your advantage. You seem to be on the right track with your actions. This is a good week to get things done and out of the way. The end of this week you should have a nice surprise for everyone. Some unexpected changes are made now that should improve your surroundings. You have some original ideas that you need to put into action.

The Bird had the nerve yesterday to tell me these weren't true. The nerve. Please tell me all of them are this good!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Just in time for the weekend.

You Are Regular

You are lively and energetic. You are constantly seeking the new challenges.

You are easily inspired and are always coming up with new ideas. You have a lot of enthusiasm.

You stay adaptable and flexible. You want to be agile and ready for anything.

You are a rule breaker to the extreme. You get a thrill from pushing boundaries and breaking taboos.

I don't like to be irregular. You?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Random observations:
  • There seem to be more waterlogged worms this spring.
  • I prefer coconut milk over almond milk.
  • I love a good haircut.
  • Some folks are just empty wells.
  • Don't go to an empty well with expectations.
  • Arghhhh. Those worms.
  • The older I get, the longer spring takes to get here.
  • I tend to look at southern real estate a lot.
  • Should I be worried that the accountant hasn't called yet?
  • I need a pedicure.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Let's Discuss...

I stayed home from work yesterday with a bad cold. Not news. But lemme tell you the dreams I had-- compliments of some nice decongestants...

The first one was that I was seeing a therapist, played by Ellen Degeneres, and she fired me, her patient, when I couldn't powerwash her floors and put down carpeting for her.

The second one had me working my regular job at my non profit, but I also had to go install electric dog fences at our Board members' homes. One of them had Burmese Mountain Dogs. Mean ones.

Please tell me what this all means. Please?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Needs no explanation.

It's a wonder how they survive without me.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Day

I wish these were actually true...

Aquarius Horoscope
For The Week Starting April 11, 2011
- There are some sweet opportunities out there for you now. You may have to buy some books and read up on what you want but this is a good time for self education. Whatever you set out to do now can be successful as long as you keep it to a practical and common sense level. The person you have been wanting to meet could finally ask you for a date this week so look and act your best.

Get yours.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Still, Nothing...

...and now I just feel old.

In 1960, A Car Cost $2275

Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

Sit-ins being after 4 black college students in North Carolina refuse to move from a deli counter when denied service

A U-2 reconnaissance plane belonging to the US is shot down in the Soviet Union

Hurricane "Donna" strikes the East Coast causing over 100 deaths in the US and the Antilles

John F. Kennedy defeats Vice President Richard Nixon in the presidential race

Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight

Michael Stipe, Tony Robbins, Bono, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Jeffrey Dahmer are born

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is the top grossing film

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published

The Beatles make their debut in Hamburg, Germany

The Flintstones debut

The Flintstones, To Kill a Mockingbird and yours truly. What a year....

How about you?

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I gots it. Now what?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Blogger's Walk

You know how some blogs you visit take you on a walk through their world? And how they take you there with incredible photographs? Like Hilary? And Kate? And how they combine their gallery-worthy shots with perfect quotes?

Let's do that today. Okay?

A walk in the park, my dog and me,
And what should we see up in the tree?
Some poor dog's kong toy dangling thusly.

Same park, same dog, same me.
In a different tree?
A bobber.

I can't make a rhyme every time.
Down the road a bit,
we stop by the river to rest and sit.
Something in there isn't quite legit.

The end.
Wasn't that a nice walk?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

They don't make kids like they used to:
He wants to stay home and work???
Seriously? Where did this son of mine come from? And, to tell the truth, I couldn't be more proud. But still.....

Monday, April 4, 2011

I Can Take It

Aquarius Horoscope
For The Week Starting April 4, 2011

- Your impulses are very strong this week and therefore you must be very careful where they lead you. Listen to others and then weigh your decisions after you have all your hard facts. The problem seems to be that you do not want to listen to advice or fact. - But think - how can any decision be made without all the facts. You can maintain your independence even while gathering this needed info.

The problem seems to be that you do not want to listen to advice or fact--This is news? I defy any Aquarian out there to disagree. And since I agree with that, doesn't that make this statement wrong?

But I digress. For such a mundane horoscope, I am ready to face the day. Because, you know what? I get to go to RAOs for dinner. Yep. The real one.

How does your week look? And what are you having for dinner?

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's Friday!

And here's a list of happy things for today:
  • We did not get the snow that was forecast.
  • As a matter of fact, Dora and I found lots of green sprouts on our walk earlier.
  • I am going on a long hike here tomorrow.
  • Happy Anniversary to my dear friend Annie and her hubby!
  • Oh, and Happy April Fool's Day!
  • Rabbit, rabbit.
  • I am hatching a plan to go visit the Baby Bird this summer while she studies abroad.
  • And Augie might go with me!
  • It's April!
  • I love my job.
And, in honor of today, I shall let you ponder on this Abraham Lincoln quote:

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
You gotta love ol' Abe.
Now tell us what makes you happy today....