Wednesday, September 30, 2009

To Everything there is a season...

The little chill has come over the region. We are enjoying 65 degree mornings and 80or so in the middle of the day. It is definitely autumn, as they call autumn down here. We are still in summer season in our NY states of mind. It is not right for the leaves to be falling when I am still wearing short sleeves.
I am learning to rejoice in other things than mothering and wifing. That is new. I am making new friends, some who have children the ages of mine and some not. My season has been so long. I had nothing to compare it to, because my mommy was in retirement from mothering eons before she was my age. Now, I know why. My health must become a priority in this season. I hear that so many women suffer from heart disease after the "change". I hate this season physically. I should have trained for it more dedicatedly. Flashes and tiredness and emotional upheaval, nothing at all like I imagined.
Work is a great distraction from my infirmities. I think everyday of some story or another to share with my little ones and I try to come home to my family with a part of myself that I shared with customers as well as the grumpy me that they are used to.
There is more to life than babycare and husbandcare, but what? That is the quest for the new millenium for me. Maybe business projects. Maybe a book? I am trying to develop a website? Jack of All Trades, Master of None? Taking on the tasks and speaking my mind to these strong Walker personalities is the lesson of the day.
I am a woman, Hear me pray, On my knees everyday. I trust God too much to let you get me down...

1 comment:

Joanne Bodden said...

Yes a change in direction from outwardly motivated to inwardly motivated is always in SEASON! However seemingly simple, it is not easy. I have admired all of my sisters so much for the dedication and sticktoitedness it takes to take care of husbands and children Very Heroic. No smoke blowing. I do so admire that ! i hope the effort that goes into the season of taking care of yourself yields as wonderful a crop as the former. Anyway I love you and am seeing you Happy Healthy & Enthusiastic about LIFE.Jo

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.