Monday, September 27, 2010


Linking up to...... Mosaic Monday

Here i go, almost missing Mosaic Monday again.

I love the bright orange of these nasturtiums.They shout out "look at me! i am beautiful and alive!"
I have a friend, she grows nasturtiums as big as dinner plates. They go well with her morning glories, which are as big as platters. Her thumb is green to the core.
I've always been good at growing things, but not quite that good. However mine turn out though, i love each and every petal of every flower. It amazes me how these glorious beauties come from little seeds, push their way up from the dirt and turn into this.

Automatic Make Life Easier Susie Homemaker toys...

I'm linking this up with Emily at Chatting at the sky for Tuesdays unwrapped.

tuesdays unwrapped at cats

Now who woulda thought!
When micro-wave ovens first came out it was, "i'm never gonna get one of those!", well, i have one. I've had one for about 21 years now and don't want to ever be without one again. The first one was the Old Guy's, a big, heavy, high-powered thing that you coulda cooked a cow in in a short time. We used that one for a few years and decided it was time for something newer and smaller, so that one went to Blue, who passed it on to Leslie, who passed it back to Blue, who then passed it on to A. No idea where it is now, and since none of us has the need, or desire to cook a whole cow in a short time, i guess it really doesn't matter.

Anyway, since the first old one, we have had two more, and i'm wanting a new one now. This one is square and black, i want rounded and white. Not picky or anything you know.

         This is what the old one looked like. Big and heavy.

       This is what the one i have now looks like. Square. With corners.
         This is what i want. White and rounded sort of.


  I also used to say, "i'll never have a dishwasher, been washing dishes by hand all my life and i actually like doing it! the hot water feels good." Yeah, right. Well, that was true at one time, but not anymore. I have never had a dishwasher until we moved into this house, and glory be there was one sitting right there built in to the counter. I looked at it off and on for a few days, never used it. In fact, i forgot i had it! until our first Sunday breakfast here, when suddenly, as the kids were about done washing dishes i remembered, DUH! theres a dishwasher right there! So, needless to say, the next Sunday breakfast dishes were put in the dishwasher. You know, there is actually a certain way to load one of those things! You don't just start shoving stuff in there and hope for clean dishes, oh no, you put plates here in this direction, bowls there, glasses up there, etc... hell! i didn't know that! i'de never had one of the dang things. So, that first load didn't impress me much, figuring the thing wasn't very good and didn't do it's job. Until one of my sweet girls let me know different, and now the dishes come out nice and clean.

There is also a garbage disposal in the sink. One of those "if you put your hand in there while it's running it's gonna chop it up!" things. Lisa does that, well, she pushes stuff down while it's running and makes me crazy...argh! 46 years old and puts her hand in a running disposal....or she did and i gave her heck. I mean, after all, there are little girls learning everything we do, right? Oh, thats a scary thought isn't it.

Lets see, hmmmmmmm, just what would they learn from this house? To go from one room to another, mumbling to yourself about what you thought you were doing but got sidetracked. How to chop up your hands in the disposal. How to hang yourself with oxy hoses. How to trip yourself on oxy hoses. How to shut your oxy hose in the fridge door and stop on a dime. How to laugh so hard your belly hurts and you pee your pants. How to talk to plants so they grow nice. How to eat canned tamales on lettuce with golden hominy on the side. How it feels to sit next to your nana with your head on her shoulder and fall asleep. Or play computer games with aunt Lisa till her eyes cross. How to put up with a papa who teases and harrases you with so much love it shines. And how to answere questions like...
how did i go from talking about micro-waves to teaching kids?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Baker

I'm linking up with Jenny for 
 Jenny Matlock
 Come on over and enjoy the fun!
The prompt is in blue.

The Baker. 

It wasn't his birthday.
Not his anniversary, as he wasn't married.
Or involved with anyone.

It wasn't any special day. 

Just a ' I want candles on a cake!' day.

So, he mixed,  he poured, and he baked.

He frosted the cake and stuck 4 candles in it. Four being his lucky number.
He lit the candles.

He drew in a deep breath...
Closed his eyes....

He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake that it would start a fire,
he would meet the most gorgeous lady firefighter in the world.
And fall in love instantly.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I am linking this to The Little Red House for    Mosaic Monday  

I have been lost in the glory and music of the rain.
I have seen it wash the dust away, and i've heard it
coming down so hard that all other sounds are gone.
I have raised my head, closed my eyes and breathed
in the sweet clean smell of new rain.
I have been lost in the beauty of the rain.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I am linking to Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus.


There i stood. Wet. Cold.


For what?

Who knows.

But, it seems i'm always standing, waiting,  in the wet cold whenever i wake up from one of those
"it was a dark and stormy night" dreams.

Just once i wish i would wake up standing, waiting, in the bright warm sunshine from a
"it was a warm sunny day" dream.


There i stood.  Very hot. Sweating. Burning. On fire!


For what?

One of those "it was a dark and stormy night" dreams.

Will i never learn?

Be careful what you wish for!