Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I know these things are all fun and games, but every once in a while, I am blown away.

Contemplation is in Your Big Picture

It's likely that you have a lot to sort out right now, and your mind has already begun the process.

Things seem incredibly complicated at the present moment. You know you need to take a deep breath and slow down.

Whatever you are turning over will work itself out, and you trust yourself to come up with the right answers.

For now, you've pulled over from whatever journey you're on, but you'll be back on the road soon enough.

This is better than a horoscope. Almost. What's in your big picture?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

The Bird has a dinner party:
And then? Just another round of our typical chatter. We go from her political leanings, which she shared with me while the backside of Irene was howling through my ears, to what we're going to wear to a wedding in a few weeks. Now she wants Dora to have a Twitter account. Dora--who can barely get on her Facebook page....

And the Boy Child? Hurricane discussion turns to Dora with him as well. Don't you like how autocorrect turns surge into suede? I know lots of homeowners along the shore who wish that were actually true.
Seriously. All he cares about is Dora. I'm live texting a hurricane, and all I get is Dora/Doobie?
Dora. Dora Dora.
I get no respect.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lucky Me!

Aug 29, 2011

Today's Horoscope for Aquarius

Presented by
Lucky you! An unexpected break could come your way that gets you started in just the direction you've wanted to follow. This could involve love, career aspirations, or simply a new way of living that you've been longing to experience. Friends might play a major role in this process. Move ahead cautiously, but move ahead. Breaks like this don't come very often!
Is anybody else's this good??
I'll be moving ahead as soon as the roads get clear.
Sending lots of good wishes to everyone who endured Irene. She was not nice. And we were very fortunate.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

What a week this is turning out to be:
  • Said "hello" to my daughter and then "goodbye" 5 hours later.
  • Both children depart for school the same day.
  • Experienced a bad case of the empty nest blues on Monday.
  • Son resumes school-year selective texting-answers-to-mom technique.
  • Survived the Earthquake of August 23!
  • Ridiculed by Virginia-based daughter for all the "earthquake drama."
  • Empty nest blues miraculously lift.
  • Attention turns to Hurricane Irene and this "cone of uncertainty" business.
  • Have begun to lay in supplies: Pre washed salad, avocado, wine, cottage cheese, vodka, broccoli, olives, tweezers.
  • Thinking about maybe getting some batteries and water, but is afraid of being accused of exhibiting signs of "hurricane drama" and setting self up for more ridicule.
  • How're things by you?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Because We Need It

A wee dose of our friend:
a glimpse of shauna
enough to make things aright
all lucite glory

Now don't we feel all better?
Who cares about a little earthquake?
Or a pesky hurricane?
We have this rose to carry us through anything.
Such an inspiration.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

A homecoming followed by some leave-taking:
I dare you to watch this and not feel my joy.
Well, okay, maybe you don't exactly feel my joy.
But still....
Tell me all those kids lined up on those decks don't bring a tear to your eyes.
Okay, but it did mine.
And The Bird was on the second deck, near the front, holding a sign she made.
Live action-texting:
And the very next day?
She was back at school.
And then we have the boy:
His decorating style is a bit different from his sister's.
I think I should go down there to help him.

I do a lot of sighing these days. Please tell me this gets better. Please?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Please be True....

August 22, 2011
Daily Horoscope for Aquarius

A new passion is coming your way — it could be romantic, professional or intensely personal, but expect it to blossom out of a news item or odd fact that surfaces in your daily browsing.

This could be just what the doctor ordered for me...mama's nest, empty again, needs something good. How about you?

Friday, August 19, 2011


Her ship comes in!
Augie and I are going to collect her.
I am going to be with both of my babies at the same time!
For a whole day!
We have been asked to bring duffel bags.
Wonder if the camel is included in her new belongings.
I cannot wait.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Bittersweet Mama:
This baby is coming home Saturday morning!
We meet her ship in Boston.
This baby, in the Spongebob shirt, is going to go with me.
Well, technically, he is driving.
This business of having a child/chauffeur is a good thing.
That makes me happy. Call me Miss Daisy.

And Sunday?
They leave for their respective schools to begin their third(!) year.
How did that happen?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Gotta love trees.

You Are Grounded

You don't put bounds or limitations on your thoughts. You are a down to earth daydreamer.

You are compelled to help everyone around you. You are naturally selfless.

You like to be around others even if you don't share easily. You enjoy camaraderie.

You don't try to understand the world around you... it just comes naturally.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Dinner plans?
How did we ever find each other without texting our location?
In the same restaurant....

Monday, August 15, 2011


Aug 15, 2011

Today's Horoscope for Aquarius

Presented by
Today is a great day for you. You should communicate a lot, Aquarius. Talk in riddles and say your sentences backward. Be fanciful and outlandish. Most of the information will be relayed in a nonverbal manner. Let your wild side shine through. Wear the wackiest thing in your closet. Don't give in to the social norm just because it's the thing that has been done repeatedly.
Permission to be me!!! How's your day shaping up?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vicarious Friday!

We are in Marrakech now!
And we are coming home bearing gifts!
The Bird sets sail for home tonight.

And Mama will be with her in 8 sleeps.
That, my friends, keeps me going these days.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Your Heart is Generous

You feel deeply and freely. You let yourself explore all your emotions, even the scary ones.

You have strong emotions. You listen to your heart... it has rarely led you astray.

You're most attracted to someone who will take care of you and make you feel safe. You want a reliable partner.

You tend to fall in love easily and stick with the one you've chosen. You were born to love.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

The Bird is in Morocco.
So am I.
This vicarious travel is nice.
But I'll be glad to have her back home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

This-n-That Thursday

Things I miss:
  • Coke ICEEs
  • My Mama's peach ice cream
  • SweeTarts
  • "Here Come the Brides"
  • That little pot of paste with the brush in the middle from first grade
  • Paper dolls
  • Charles Chips
  • Swing the Statue
  • All the night cricket noises
  • My Mama
  • Taking a bath and going back out to play until dark
  • "The Big Valley"
  • Lee Majors
  • Bologna
  • Fried bologna sammies
  • The Sealtest milkman
  • Jumping on the bed
  • Unscrewing the top of the lightning bugs' jar under the covers
  • Having no cares
  • Playing with dolls and matchbox cars
  • Waking up and starting it all over again.
Wonder what I can bring back....What do you miss?

Hump Day Haiku

happy hens' eggs and
a frittata with my son
'tis heaven on earth

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

A celebration of two new 20-year-olds, thousands of miles apart:
Mama does her best to be cheerful and looks forward to seeing them soon. The new 20-year-olds, however, are just fine.
And back at home? Business as usual. Accidentally calling Mom and ignoring her weather warnings.
Just your average week here. How are things at your house?

Monday, August 1, 2011

If Only....

Aquarius Horoscope
For The Week Starting August 1, 2011
You have someone willing to help you solve your problems this week. They will take charge of your affairs if need be. The good Karma you have built in the past is being repaid now so allow your partner or friend to shine. This is a good time to start a new exercise program since it would be beneficial to your health. Some exciting news could possibly be heard by the first of this week.

How's your week looking?