Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
It was coincidence that I wrote about my favorite things yesterday and today I came across Karla's blog and her blog party. Check it out -- today's the party. She has a lovely blog and a nice little store also. Just click on Karla.
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Monday, September 24, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
T for "Tripod" - the three-legged pet raccoon in one of my favorite author's novels (James Lee Burke).
iI was tagged by Meg for this "Middle Name Meme":
K for Kris Kringle -- a character in one of my favorite movies: "Miracle On 34th Street."
R for Ranger -- one of the male hotties in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. See my previous blog.
I for Imagination -- it is a gift we all have and should remember to use it.
S for my favorite food -- spaghetti.
I for Imagination --- again.
N for "Nanny" -- what my daughter and nieces and grandsons called my mother.
A for Apple -- one of my favorite fruits -- I try to eat one a day.
Well, that was fun. Thanks, Meg. Instead of tagging others, if you read this and haven't been tagged yet, consider it done!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Deep down, you are a fun, whimsical, and easygoing person. You often enjoy life for what it is, and the littlest changes in course can be quite thrilling. In relationships, people tend to feel what you feel. It can be liberating at first...But after a while, the people closest to you end up feeling a little trapped.
Your life has perfectly normal cycles of ups and downs. However, you can't help but sometimes feel that you're missing out on the most exciting aspects of life. You only are happy when you're experiencing the highest of highs.Your low points just make you feel depressed, restless, and bored.
At your best, you feel on top of the world with a great sense of perspective. You believe that anything is possible, and that you are happily looking down on everyone else. At your worst, you feel like your life is going in circles. You often feel like you're not going anywhere. This is sometimes psychologically disorienting. And sometimes it brings on a sense of hopelessness.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
" Always late: thus I make you the prisoner of my freedom." - Mason Cooley
"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"- The White Rabbit - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Well, back to school and the excitement is in the air, even if you aren't returning yourself. The yellow school bus is picking up in our community and I can almost smell school bags and pencil boxes. I guess school bags are now backpacks and pencil boxes (with the little drawer that pulls out) may be long gone, but in the days when school bags were made of leather the smell in the store was unforgettable.
My first school was an old military surplus quonset hut because we lived in a community built as post-war housing primarily for veterans. (Quonset hut: a structure made of corrugated metal still in use today) We called it the "Tin Castle." The photo is not of my school, but is the closest photo I could find that looked vaguely similar. The schoolyard was cinders -- nothing more. My first grade teacher was Mrs. Park and my best friend Ruth and I were teacher's pets. Ah, those were the days.
Two of my most vivid memories were that of Mrs. Park coming home to lunch at my house sometimes and that I felt very special as we ate our chicken noodle soup and sandwich. The other memory was of a terrible day when Mrs. Park bound and gagged a poor little girl in her chair because she was disruptive. Her mother came to get her and there were hysterics and general horror for all of us first graders. I remember they were very poor and spoke little English and the little girl had some type of behavioural or mental problem. A far cry from what would happen today. So much for education in 1950.
My grandsons started school today in Massachusetts. They both carry their lunches. Cooper (sixth grade) took a turkey and lettuce wrap with potato chips, strawberries and an energy bar. Ian (second grade) took spaghetti-o's in a thermos, chips, strawberries and an energy bar. These were their choices for lunch. This is a step up from last year when Cooper would only take bologna sandwiches and Ian would only take peanut butter sandwiches. I remember my daughter Beth always took Boursin cheese on a bagel -- her choice -- for the first few years of school. She didn't like peanut butter sandwiches or anything most kids took for lunch.
Speaking of school lunch -- I wonder if my friend Lynne remembers the day in elementary school when our friend Rita had just too much teasing from a boy and dumped her plate of spaghetti over his head. School days, school days, dear old golden rule days.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you. Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible. While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.Your warm personality nicely counteracts with strange habits you may have.
Yep, that's me all right!