Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012


So you think you are a poet?
You can make two verses rhyme.
You are giddy and you’re singing.
And you’re happy all the time.

You think you are a poet?
You think the world is yours?
You think the sun is shining,
Through perpetually open doors?

I’ll tell you something fellow,
Before you’ve gone too far;
Before you are committed,
Before your soul you mar;

Poetry is awful,
It’s reflecting on the past,
It’s peering in the future,
It’s the storm before the mast.

It is wading in new waters,
They are murky and they’re black;
And the tide will draw you under.
And you’ll never more look back.

It’s reliving your past failures.
It’s hoping you are sane.
Poetry is suffering,
Poetry is pain.

Monday, August 20, 2012


Life is a terminal illness - no one gets out of it alive!

They're Growing Up

Monday, August 20, 2012
            Bailey is a math and science person while Jayden is the better reader. I few years ago I would have thought that Bailey would never be into anything scholastic.
            Last week when I was at their house I saw a work book for doing over the summer. It was for Jayden but Stacey had made a copy of it and gave it to Bailey. When I was looking at it, it was turned to a math page. It had algebra and geometry; stuff I didn’t learn until high school in fact there was some stuff that Corey and I had no clue as to what was/how to solve/work. I don’t know if Bailey knew how to do that one particular problem as it was a little bit farther down the page from where she was.
            I said, “So Bailey, are you going be a math teacher when you get older?”
            She answered, “If it includes science.”
            I thought, “Wow, this is my cute little Bailey…well, she is going into the sixth grade.”
            I fell old.

            On the other hand Jayden talks about when he is a star in the NFL. I asked him how far he was into his packet. I don’t remember his exact answer but it sounds like he hasn’t spent much time on it…at least he is forever talking about the storyline in this or that book.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!"    Pericles (430 B.C.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012






Thank you for your understanding

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Tuesday, August 07, 2012
            Today Chris called and asked if everyone could meet at our house and a have party…or however he worded it. He and Lyn and Wyatt and Cade were on their way back from Yellowstone. It sounds like they had a good time camping. At least they have a pop-up trailer to make it a little more comfortable. I guess I am way too old for sleeping on the hard, hard ground.

Niki, Gavin and Gracie came next. Niki was in charge of desert (chocolate brownies) and setting the tables. She put me in charge of taking care of Gracie. For a  little less than eight month old she really has the personality including “dancing”; bouncing her head up and down and beating her hands on the ground in tune with the music. Of course Alexa is dancing and being a role model.

            Corey, Stacey, Jayden and Bailey came next. Jayden and Bailey ended up staying overnight. Three year old Gavin considered staying overnight to but decided not to.

            Lyn showed off the engagement ring Chris got her. It is so big she needs a wheelbarrow to carry it around in. they are planning on getting married a year from this coming October or thereabouts. That way, Brad, her ex-husband can’t pull any shenanigans and stop the boys from being there. They are going to be married at Log Haven or thereabouts…they are hoping for fall colors.

            I asked Lyn how Cade was taking this getting married thing (He was standing near-by). She said fine. I said “; What about Wyatt?”

            She said, “Surprisingly, he is more enthusiastic about it than Cade.” …Boy, what a relief.

            Every time they come over, Wyatt asks if Jayden is going to be there. They get along famously. Last night they spent a lot of time in “our” bedroom playing video games. Jaden seems to be a wiz at them.

            Later they decided to wrestle. They were downstairs where the rest of us were at this time. Wyatt is a lot bigger than Jayden; but Jayden is very wiry and street savvy. He had Wyatt down and on top of him in a flash.

            I asked Jayden about it later. He said that he and  Gage practice a lot  and have a lot of set moves.

            Gavin was in my arms nearly the whole night. Albeit he is afraid of our cats Lily and Jasmine…but he could have run to his parents instead of me…I am flattered of course.

            He is always this way. About his favorite thing to do is go to the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point with me.