Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Summersoft"(as Stevie puts it)

Yesterday's rain was summersoft, here in NC. Even though it is Autumn and alot colder than it has been. Oh boy, it is "chilly" down here. We got our cold snap that we were waiting for. I wasn't ready for it. I went out with a sweater and it rained.
Necessity forced me to "wait" for my beloved,"again". So, I was acting prissy and refused to darken the outside of my office for fear my "natural" would "go back". LOL
I had found some hairspray in my daughter's stash that day so I wasn't really afraid of the hair incident and I was going home anyway. My knee was the next excuse in my conscience. I was suffering from "post birthday boogie knee". The last birthday it was karate kicks that threw it out, this birthday it was the Hoe down, throw down. (I think that is the most adorable dance, ever!) Well, anyway, that was the first 1/2 hour of waiting. I did every standing still stretch that I could do in public at work and now it was time to launch out. Wait a minute, now this is Autumn in NC, not NY. This would be a midsummer rain in NY. 60-65 degrees. Stevie Wonder was serenading in my mind the summer soft... is it snow or clear days you'll find...(somebody email me the words). It was beautiful to enjoy the autumn rains and the tension of waiting and the arguments that ensue which lead to the making up and the rest of the fun of family conflicts. Most of all, it was really fun trying to walk in the rain with a bum knee, and by myself no less. Its not the Palisades but it was a stretch for me.
Every day I am practicing this dance so that I can get it. I get remedial help after school from the girls. One day we will do it and I will be able to keep up. I am in knee pain, but not down for the count yet...:)


jackie said...

great song Jayne loved it
makes me feel like i'm there with you kisses to all..
keep those great times coming
peace and love jackie

Joanne Bodden said...

Hey Jayne
I did not know the knee hurt so bad! Are you limping? If so please have that looked at by a Doctor!
Summer soft wakes me up with a kiss to start the morning off!!! I love that song:)The concept of something like rain being sweet and soft and kind is very poetic
Shodown Hodown is a must see and I will be tuned in to see the You Tube! Ready to howl with laughter!

Jayne said...

It only happens if I walk on it...I look like an old woman. I cannot afford 6-8 weeks off it for healing to happen. As soon as I think it is better, a new dance comes out and I refuse to let these women, in this house out dance their momma!:) I will be okay. Thanks for asking. Hoedown, shodown is Miley Cyrus.

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.