Monday, December 31, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

many books have i
i love books
i also have a lil cuz
& we share ideas
(many over the years)
she said she took all the
dust covers off her books
well, why didn't i think of that?

first i did the library several months ago
wonderful - bindings beautiful
then saturday, during my christmas
extravaganza of decorating
i took on the den book shelves
it is so fun to just throw them
on the floor
what a mess, but somehow
it didn't bother me
kinda like a carpet of books
i knew if i left them there long
enough, someone would pick
them up - thank you so much

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Texas Trash
our favorite
each year when i make
texas trash
i think of the best cook
who shared her recipe
with me many years ago
Joann Piper
the best cook i know
well, one of two
my mother was the other best cook
they both had a way of
"tweeking" a recipe to make it outstanding
their recipes have become a tradition
with this family
& i think of them often

looking forward to munching on
texas trash
with native texan sailor son
& his fiance from Ohio
bet they don't have
texas trash in
washington dc

Friday, December 14, 2012

while visiting the angelgirls
i saw a least 2
pink Christmas trees
(from me) 
it just never occured to me
that 4 generations have been
involved in
pink Christmas trees
my beloved Mother & Daddy purchased
this pink flocked tree in the mid century
cause I just had to have it
(being a Christmas "vignetter")
oh, dear - how sad is this?
the tree clashed with all our
family ornaments & wrapping paper
& yes, my velvet red dress

it seems also that i was not too
thrilled with the results of the tree
but, i probably was suffering with
asthma, which was a seasonal
thing with me back then

ever since then
we've always had some
hint of a pink tree
just to remind me of
a parents love


Monday, December 10, 2012

while in Rhode Island
one of my favorite things was
reading to the Angelgirl's
with props that were magical
what a sweet group of children
also, sending
Cinderella & her Prince Charming
to the Military Ball
a highlight & honor to see them
side by side
she was gorgeous as was her gown
& it was this formal military jacket
that brought tears to my eyes
thank you for what you do everyday
for this country & family

Saturday, December 8, 2012

a trip to Rhode Island to see
the Angelgirls4
back home now
after a magical time
i can still feel how
my heart felt
seeing & holding them
for a happy reunion!
missing them today

on a Christmas Decorating
extravaganza, however
may the castle
be merry & bright!