Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I am talking about recipes for food?

Thank you much for the recipes for health and welfare. Those tips did much to control the cantankerous season of my homecoming last night. Every night when I get home at 6, I expect that homework should have already been done. NOT! The powers that be are helping them at homework by giving them liberty until I get home at 6. By that time the little eyes are closing. Dinner is the first chore that I get to completely, or Elyse. But the barrage of questions and papers that hit me at the door is breathtaking. I haven't yet figured out how to get them to wait 30 minutes while I recoup my mind.
Last year my schedule was 11:30 to 8 and when I got home they were just about asleep and we ate every night at 8:30 or 9(an ungodly hour!) I changed my schedule because Ben is working at night. Emily will be too, maybe soon. The duo of them are clean and neat, but not much for cooking or homework helps. We will have to work out the logistics of the family so that people have more than one family focus.
Thing one and thing two(my teenagers) are the dynamic duo of humor and fun. We had a hilarious time, after the rush of homework going over the parts of speech for the dilinquent homework of the baby girl. She doesn't say, I didn't finish my homework. She waits until my eyes are just about closed and then she picks my brain for the English blood that flows from my mouth. Mother, I need help, what is "such". After unpacking adjectives and singing all of the grammar rock songs to jog her memory; we went on an English journey that kept Enoch and I awake and laughing in the dictionary(my favorite place on earth) until our eyes closed at 10 pm. I hope it all sunk in. That was a once in a lifetime trip with my teens and I am so glad that I didn't miss it. :)
Now, what do we eat?

1 comment:

Joanne Bodden said...

ok I think you need more fiber in your diet. Not sure what is making me a=say that but I recommend Steel oats (Oatmeal) in the morning you can jazz that up with nuts and berries. It really gets the day starting right. Only have eggs once a week too much cholesterol, have a salad for lunch and stay away from processed meats. 1 or 2% milk (you will get used to the taste) is really a great substitute. and replace white for brown rice. Let me know if they go for this (LOL)jackie can give you some dinner menus.

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.