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Showing posts from June, 2012

Twaddle Flap

As I was un-cluttering today, I ended up with a small stack of scrap notes. Some notes were easy to remember and understand, but other notes were very sketchy. I thought it would be fun to extract some of the words (and a few numbers) for this romp-with-words poem:
Twaddle Flap Twaddle Flap                                                               6 0 7 Wang Doodle 8 7 F Impetuous  Erratic Tangy and Tasty Codswallop Belligerent Lieutenant Murphy 2 8 4  False Alarm 5 Dollars Cash  Knobby and Nap Wednesdays and Thursdays  Clarity Deep  5 O’ Clock Catnip Airless TV Moonlit Sonata  20 Feet Wide Genesis June Sunflower Side Navigation Vacation 3 4 2 8 5 Erratic Adapt Past Tense Cedar Sap

Anne Porter Poetry

I first heard Anne Porter's poetry read by Garrison Keillor and I was hooked.  I posted the poem called, "Music" awhile back. This poem by Anne Porter was recently featured on a poetry blog.

A List of Praises by Anne PorterGive praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing,
Give praise with Gospel choirs in storefront churches,
Mad with the joy of the Sabbath,
Give praise with the babble of infants, who wake with the sun,
Give praise with children chanting their skip-rope rhymes,
A poetry not in books, a vagrant mischievous poetry
living wild on the Streets through generations of children. Give praise with the sound of the milk-train far away
With its mutter of wheels and long-drawn-out sweet whistle
As it speeds through the fields of sleep at three in the morning,
Give praise with the immense and peaceful sigh
Of the wind in the pinewoods,
At night give praise with starry silences. Give praise with the skirling of seagulls
And the rattle and flap of sails
And gongs of bu…

Going Bananas and More


Bananas and Curious George gave Sean a Photo Idea! "Hey Grammy! Can I take a picture of George with the bananas? heeheehee" 
Happiness at mealtime is always welcome! Lily is not a fan of bananas,  but she seems to really like peaches and plums!

It's hard to remember to WALK in the house even after many reminders, but I have to admit that Sean caught an interesting photo of Chloe running down the hall.

Brother and Sister

Brother and Sister  El was feeling ill today. Grandad noted Sean empathizing with his sis. 
Sean can be sweet like that!

Sean snapped this one of his mama  holding a sprig of spirea. (I like it, Liv!)

Support Group

I’ve thought about joining an MS support group before, but always shied away from going. For years, I have hoped that MS could remain a peripheral problem that wouldn’t interfere or cause many changes. But, for me, multiple sclerosis has interfered. So this morning while I was only mostly awake, I looked up support group meetings in the area. Guess what? There was a meeting in a nearby town at 10 AM! I found out about it at 7:30 AM! It was tempting (burning temptation) to just forget about it, but I couldn’t. It was too right. Too convenient. Too God-directed, it seemed. So I called the meeting contact person to make sure they were meeting, then kicked it into gear to make it on time. It was all pretty scary weird and at the same time very natural and comfortable. Seven of us sat around a table and shared our stories, concerns and opinions. We ate cinnamon rolls, sipped coffee or tea and talked about diagnosis, therapies, possible causes, chemicals, immunizations and the government. We …

Sunday Drive, Thunderclouds, Kansas Wheat and Patio Garden