Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nothing but blue skies

Blue skies
Smiling at me.

Nothing but blue skies
Do I see.

View from my office.*
Words from Irving Berlin.
Sky from God.

*well, mini-van.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Little Richie Rich

I made a salad.
sweet ripe red pear
moist roasted chicken
sugar toasted almonds
buttery bibb lettuce
salty smooth feta

I feel rich.
In this season of Thanksgiving I'd like to give a shout out to Costco.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snooze Button

She creeps onto me
in her cloud of silken mink.
I am kitty trapped.

                            Freaky Cat Lady

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birthday Love

All I can say is that she must really love this teacher.
It's Ms. Strickland's birthday.
And this is what Olivia made for her:
Happy birthday Ms. Strickland.
You are an important person in this 5th grader's life.
Thank you for making a difference.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

Lorinda asked if we have Fall in Atlanta.
I don't mean to rub it in...
but it was a lovely day at Piedmont Park,
on an ordinary Autumn afternoon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Driver's Ed

Slow Down!

Don't hit that mailbox!

Watch out for the other car!
 We've been doing a year of driver's ed at my house.
My boys will be eligible for their driver's licenses any day now.

I need some traffic signs for life.
I don't always know when I need to stop.
Or yield.
Or merge.
Or detour.
Or watch for deer.

I need a sign saying, "enjoy the ride."

And drive in the center of the lane.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


 Did you ever play the dandelion game?
When we were kids, we put a dandelion under someone's chin.
If their chin turned yellow, that meant they liked butter.
And if they liked butter, we would all yell, "ewwww!"
As if that was the worst thing ever to like.
But I knew what the worst thing was.
And I liked it.
Cafeteria spinach.
I know.
Imagine the social ramifications if my secret got out.
But it's time.
And as long as I'm outed, 
here's a list of my secret food shames:
-meat loaf
-bologna (baloney!) sandwiches
-hot dogs
-McDonalds' cheeseburgers
-McDonalds' chicken McNuggets
-most things McDonalds
-margarine (the salty kind)
-Kraft macaroni and cheese
-liver pate
-cooked spinach, still, especially with a little vinegar

And if you go out for Indian Food with me,
I will order the Saag Paneer.
You may have to look away.
Saag Paneer from
Will you still be my friend?

What is your secret food shame?
You'll feel better when you are outed.
And I will still be your friend.