Project 52 – Week 13

March 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

House Shoes

I told Hubby I needed a pair of house shoes
He said, “You mean a pair of slippers?”

No, that’s not what I mean.

I told him there’s something I want to do
It’s kind of different, it’s kind of new

I want a pair of shoes for doing my housework in
I want a pair of shoes to help me feel more productive

Slippers and socks aren’t much help there
Great for comfy and cosy though, sure

But I need a pair of house shoes
To help me to do that much more

He said, “So, go shopping.
I’m not hindering, I’m not stopping.”

Men, pffft…I was having an epiphany
Something he obviously didn’t see

Anyway, so while we were out today
I got these

Thanks to FLYLady for the inspiration.

WordPress Wonkiness and Other Things

March 26, 2012 § 3 Comments

WordPress is being weird and I can’t comment on my blog without logging and then it logs me in with my old blog account.  I’ll get it sorted but in the meantime, that’s why I’m not replying to comments at the moment.

In other news, it’s no longer in the +20’s temp wise. Today, we got -12.  I’m at a total loss to wrap my mind around the 32 degree difference in just a few days and bummed because even though I didn’t take the leaf blankets off my gardens, the flowers that did manage their way through are wilting and dying. Stupid neurotic valley weather.

I got started on Spring cleaning though and tackled the front entryway.  It’s not a big space but it was very cluttered, dusty and the floor was a fright. I emptied the entire space, even the chest that holds all of our winter gear; hats, scarves, mitts etc… and purged a bag of stuff to give away and another of garbage.  Fun times.

By the time I got through emptying (who knew that one chest and one closet could hold so much crap?), sorting, throwing away, bagging, dusting and sweeping, I had absolutely no energy left to mop and I just put stuff away and called it a day.

I’m calling it a victory and justify it by saying that once I’ve actually gotten the donation stuff and garbage out of the house, it will be much easier to give the floors a good scrub. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  😛

On other fronts, our ol’ friend Guinness is coming to stay with us for a couple of weeks starting Friday. It’ll be interesting to see Sarah Jane’s (new kitty) reaction, should be fun. I’m sure though she’ll take her cues from the other cats who know him and follow the lead in avoiding him. Poor dog, he’s so good and just wants to get along. Who knows, maybe she’ll take a shine to him…I know he’d love the attention.

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week.  😀


Project 52 – Weeks 11 & 12

March 20, 2012 § 1 Comment


Winter’s chill recedes quietly into the earth
The winds warm and blow softly

Last autumn’s remnants revealed
In one day, all seasons I can see and feel

And as though the universe wants to prove it true
A crocus appears in bloom

It’s so rare we are blessed with such a thing
20 degrees and not quite Spring

But it feels pretty good and it is rather nice
When only last week we still had ice

This week, a crocus appears in bloom

Another Long Night

March 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

It’s going to take some getting used to
This, there’s nothing I can do

But sit and wait, anticipate
Trying to do it without judgement

Even though part of me is really pretty angry

But my concern supercedes
And I refer back to your needs

Because I will never stop being your mother

And it’s going to be another long night
And I’m going to be praying for you

Because I will never stop being your mother

And I’m never going to stop believing in you
And I’m never going to think that you can’t do

Whatever you put your heart and soul into

And I’m going to be praying for you
During yet another long night

Project 52 – Week 9

March 7, 2012 § 4 Comments

I don’t feel like writing
a poem today

Hope you don’t mind
and that it’s okay

Really, I have nothing
important to say

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