Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Party planning across the miles...
Such a little hostess she is.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Morning Memories

 The Nashville Marathon has come and gone.
So have my Virginia Belles.
CBW and Baby Sis.
But not before they slogged through 13.1 miles.
In a wind driven rain.
Up and down Nashville's friendly, hilly roads.
In an amazing race time 2:37-- they rocked it.
While I waited in my toasty, dry car.
Oh, and there may have been cocktails.
Now, we detox.
We will let our stomach muscles rest from all the laughing.
And make plans for the next reunion.
Nashville Blogfest anyone?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

This 'n That Thursday


  • That newscaster who dropped the F-bomb on his first broadcast?  He sure has had a lot of attention, and has anyone but me noticed that he cannot speak or even read a teleprompter?
  • The Nashville Marathon and Half is in 2 sleeps.  It's supposed to rain and thunder. The last time I ran this race, we were under a tornado warning.  Those conditions were not the best.
  • CBW and her Baby Sis are coming tomorrow morning to participate with me.
  • I expect we'll manage to entertain ourselves. I've been building my wine reserves. There is lots to do here.
  • I do not care for Michael Buble.
  • Don't tell anyone, but I have already decided not to run the race on Saturday.
  • My beloved dog Dora is now terrified of her empty food bowl.  What is that all about?
  • I am celebrating the full moon today as a sign of a great new phase.
  • Jimmy Buffet is our entertainment after the race.
  • I wonder if I might be a Druid.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

My soon-to-be college grads coming down to the wire:

I know I sound like a broken record,
but where has the time gone?

Hold your babies tight.
Forever and forever.
Life is precious and capricious.
And sometimes too short.
Today I ask you to send special love and prayers
to my Virginia Blister Ann Marie.
As she says a final goodbye to her teenaged daughter.
Hold your babies tight.
And, please, everyone wear a seat belt.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This 'n That Thursday


  • My babies graduate from college in one month.  On the same day.  At different schools.
  • I hope they nab that Boston murderer today.  How cool is the FBI?
  • I replaced my totaled car with a snappy Prius.  Her name is Princess.
  • Remember when you used to get dressed up to go on a plane?
  • I am "running" the Nashville Half Marathon next weekend with her and her Baby Sis.  I am not at all prepared.  Could be ugly.
  • I have become slightly obsessed with vegetable juicing lately.  
  • It was 90 here yesterday, and I just heard we have a slight frost risk Saturday morning.  And I thought Connecticut had wacky weather.
  • Is there anything better than a bath with lavender epsom salts before bed?
  • I wish I could train Dora to sweep her hair off the floor. But since she is afraid of the wood floor, it probably won't be possible.  Oh, and also because she's a dog.
What random goodness do you have to add?  I really want to know.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hump Day Haiku

last night's art class piece
inspired by all my angels
both seen and unseen

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

A tale of two relationships:

I still don't know my wifi password.

I can always count on The Bird
for some levity.
We just love our cheese.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Angels Everywhere

The Players:
A jack-knifing semi
Mental P
A drunk driver
Many, many angels

The Scene:
Very foggy interstate
Easter Night

And all I feel is lucky and blessed.

Strangers on the highway
Tennessee State Police
University Medical Center staff
Loving friends and coworkers

Angels are everywhere.