Monday, August 29, 2011

She Was Determined

So my daughter has been sick for a few days. She's got a runny nose and a cough. She hasn't been too cranky during the day but once in a while you can tell she feels miserable.

Today was a lot of ups and downs. During what I thought was a "down" moment; she was on my lap, dozing in and out of sleep, she shot right up. She hopped off my lap and motioned me to follow her. She walked right up to the front door and waited for me to open it. I put on her shoes and we went outside.

We walked out together and as I followed her to the sidewalk, she put out her hand for me to take and we started walking down our street. I let her take the lead and we walked to the end of the street so I turned around to go back home but that wasn't what she wanted. I wasn't prepared to take an urban trek so I quickly went back home with her, grabbed our backpack and set out again.

Again, she walked me to the end of our street, turned the corner and kept on going. We passed by various houses and she told me things like, "Look, tree." "Look, car." She sang some Yo Gabba Gabba songs and let her hand run across people's fences. She would hop over some of the sidewalk lines and inspect things on the ground. All of this at 5:30 pm, with a temperature of 105 outside. She led me around the block, so about half a mile altogether. When we turned back into our neighborhood she got a little tired so I carried her. We walked in, had a drink and she was happy.

We used to take walks all the time before we moved and I think being cooped up all summer because of the dreaded heat finally got to her. She just needed a short walk outside. The heat wasn't too bad and her little cheeks were flushed but it was nice.

I wonder where she'll take me next time.

Friday, August 19, 2011

What Color Was It?

It Was Blue

a bubble pop,
my loud laugh
the night of no sleep.

the nth ruined shirt,
a Mexican painted flower,
a rain cloud that hung o'er my head.

my nails that week,
the striped socks,
the feeling I get when I miss home.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Check It Kids!

Check out what I got today? Can I get a "what, what?"

I got this from a pretty cool blogosphere inhabitant who's a writer/illustrator. I guess she dug my notes! Her name is Deirdra Eden-Coppel and this is what she had to say about my blog:

"LOVE IT! You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: Powerful Woman Writer Award for all the hard work you do!"

Pretty cool.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lovely Lunch Songs....

Yes, I said lovely "lunch" songs.

My husband has been on an arduous journey trying to figure out how many songs he can parody (insert Weird Al joke here) so that the main subject is focused on lunch or food. It's been funny because he actually is pretty creative. Here's just a few he's come up with.....

- Power of Love (Huey Lewis & the News) is now Power of Lunch
- Live and Let Die (Wings) is now Chicken Pot Pie
- There Goes My Hero (Foo Fighters) incidentally is still There Goes My Hero but the next line is instead of "watch him as he goes" is now "hold the onions please."
- One Love (U2) is now One Lunch....the next line is the same for each song "got to share it."

The funnier thing is, now that this little secret joy of his has been exposed to the family...they are also thinking of songs to parody.

This is the man I married....the food inspired rock star.