Monday, February 28, 2011


Aquarius Horoscope for Today, Feb 28, 2011

No dream is too big or too late to fulfill. You may be thinking about your special dreams today, Aquarius. Perhaps you aspire to do something really great, be a pioneer in some field, or be a prominent figure. Whatever it is can happen if you believe in yourself and work toward it. Don't let naysayers stop you. If you decide you can, you probably will.
I hope this is true. I am on my way to pick up 6 16-ounce juices. That is what I am going to "eat" today. And tomorrow. And Wednesday. And Thursday. And Friday. Could be an interesting week. I just hope this horoscope is true;) How does your day look?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Scenes From Last Friday

Orchids on palm trees
People playing in the sea
Mama's playful feet
Did you appreciate yet another MPM haiku?
No feet were harmed in the above photo.
Neither I nor my feet smoke.
We did, however, enjoy the Kahlua Colada that was in that cup.
It was tasty.
I am longing for another one.
But must be happy with the tea at work today.

Happy Friday!
Got plans?

All of my vacation shots were taken with my iPhone!
I ♥ my iPhone!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Things that made me smile this morning:
  • My wonderful dog.
  • Colgate toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Realizing that in 5 sleeps, it will be March!
  • Morning Joe on MSNBC.
  • My parrot saying "Hi Mommy."
  • Coffee with almond milk.
  • Realizing that in 5 sleeps, February will be over!
  • Spying a flock of robins.
  • The fact that I woke up to another day!
And all before 7:30. How about you? What made you smile this morning?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hump Day Haiku

my monday vista
still a vivid memory
sustains me today

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities...

It was the best of times,
It was the worst of times...
And I'm home, why?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Highbrow Hound Haiku


mommy abandons
puerto rico calls to her
i shiver in snow

This-n-That Thursday

Things I have to do today:
  • Laundry
  • Pay bills
  • Clean parrot cage
  • Find summer clothes
  • Go to work for 8 hours
  • Get a mani/pedi
  • Find suitcase
  • Find sunscreen
  • Pack suitcase while hiding the whole thing from a certain dog
  • Tweeze
  • Exfoliate
  • Tweeze again
  • Sleep
Tomorrow's chores:
  • Get to airport
  • Get on plane
  • Sleep
  • Get to hotel
  • Get to beach
I cannot wait until tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hump Day Haiku

come and sit with me
we can dream of springtime sun
while our teeth chatter

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

A little bit of motherly empathy on a winter's morn:
When should I tell her about that middle-aged narcolepsy/needing-a-nap-every-day/exhausted business she has to look forward to?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's All Good

Aquarius Horoscope from Cafe Astrology
February 14, 2011
It's a good day for diving into a project that requires attention to detail, dear Aquarius, as your awareness of the parts that make up a whole is stronger than usual. A tendency to harp over flaws should be avoided, however, especially if you are celebrating Valentine's Day. Allow yourself to unwind and relax, and consciously bring your mind above daily stresses in order to do so.
Creativity: Good ~ Love: Good ~ Business: Good
How good is yours today?
Allow myself to unwind and relax? Okay. In 4 sleeps:


Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Fun

These things are always oddly valid....

You Are A Thoughtful Idealist

You are scared of new experiences. It's hard for you to break outside of your comfort zone.

You don't spend a lot of time thinking about how people see you. You're kind of scared to know what they think.

You are a very romantic person. You can't help but see the world as it should be.

Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though!

Overall, your life is calm and steady. Not much stirs you, and each day is full of joy.

You feel like the fate of the future partially rests in your hands. You believe you need to help make the world a better place.

Well...what are you?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

  • You'd think Donald Trump could afford a better barber.
  • Hershey's Kisses still do it for me.
  • My hip flexors are very vocal.
  • A grey eyelash?
  • "Doddering" and "Fool" swim around in my head. A lot.
  • I have several friends facing real health issues.
  • I find myself praying many times a day.
  • I also know many who have no regard for their own health.
  • I pray for them, too.
  • Turkey salad is my new favorite food.
  • I feel like a positive person when it is 21〫 and I am happy about how warm it is.
  • My children are two of the oldest souls I have ever known. What a gift they are.
  • Life is good.
  • You?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hump Day Haiku

dog days of winter
the vista brings little joy
brown gull on brown snow

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

How cute is this???
He liked it!
And this???
My vicarious lifestyle has been fueled by the ability to use pictures in my texts.
I clearly need to find a hobby.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Aquarius Horoscope for Today, Feb 7, 2011

Family members might not be in the best of moods today, Aquarius. Frustration with machines or friends could have tempers on edge, so try to avoid the temptation to get into arguments. The problems will be resolved and the bad moods will pass. You don't want any residual bad feelings between you and them. This is a good day to get out and spend the day in the bookstore by yourself.
I think I'll just go to work. Nobody can bother me there. What do your stars say?
11 Sleeps:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Defiance

Say what?

Not this ol mama.
I'm sporting my red cowboy boots.

Why do Go Red For Women and other red dress campaigns target women instead of men and women?

In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men. Historically, men have been the subjects of the research done to understand heart disease and stroke, which has been the basis for treatment guidelines and programs. This led to an oversimplified, distorted view of heart disease and risk, which has worked to the detriment of women.

Because women have been largely ignored as a specific group, their awareness of their risk of this often-preventable disease has suffered. Only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red For Women movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Real Estate locations I've been researching this week:
  • Savannah, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Pawley's Island, SC
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Destin, FL
Real Estate locations I have not been researching this week:
  • Connecticut
The end.

Hump Day Haiku

snowy frozen beach
inspires some creative souls
snowman facing south

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Some bona-fide parenting:
Did he seriously ask me where the San Francisco marathon was?
Is this a warning that he doesn't go to class much?
Sick Baby Bird:

Apparently not that sick....