Saturday, December 19, 2009

Make a wish!

Snow! Snow! Snow! We got a white Christmas for Christmas, this year. Every year, since we've been here we've been wishing for a white Christmas. Lord, it's bad enough that we are homesick. Must we be without snow, also on Christmas? The call came from the school "superintendents". Thursday night, It looks like snow is coming. There may be a delayed opening of school. There may be early dismissal, snow is on the horizon. Hooray! Hooray!
I took off from work to go the DARE graduation for Ethan. He played the xylophone and I was so glad that I could be there. A masquerade ball was happening at church and Evvy was getting dolled up for the ball. 3:30 the largest flakes started falling from the sky. Mommy's wish came true. A white Christmas? Maybe not for Christmas, but a couple of days before Christmas was good enough for me. A little Christmas cheer, from heaven. The best of both worlds, a snow day off from school and we never really have to shovel because there is no more snow today. Another disappointment for the teens, but it was mommy's wish that came true.
Vegetable beef soup and sandwiches, videos while we sat around the table Japanese style and celebrated the DARE graduation and snow decorated our yard. Enjoying one-anothers' company, by default and by choice and by grateful providence. There really is no-place like...Home!


Joanne Bodden said...

So Jayne I love the photos. Is that your house & your Horse I always wanted a Pony LOL. Woe the sky is beautiful. the snow has just made it here ! Does that mean that Evvy could not go to the costume party??? Awwwe Mannn! Fill me in when you get a chance:-)

Jayne said...

She missed the costume party, and Enoch too. She reminded me that she had missed going whitewater rafting, as well this year. She was gorgeous, looking like Alicia Keys. Those are pictures of last winter's snow, Our house, not our horse, but part of the scenery when we drive around the block. It is really beautiful. I have loads and loads of stories of the farms that we pass, because of the wonder of seeing animals everyday, like people in the subway. ha,ha I feel like neighbors with them. The birds are personal friends and the horses and a miniature horse farm in the neighborhood are just acquaintances. I could never tell you all of the magic of North Carolina skies, some days the clouds look like Dr. Seuss drew them. The children call me outside on those kinds of days. We joked about the missing of the masquerade ball that this Cinderella was even too beautiful, even for the fairy godmother to chance her getting out before she is of age. She really is gorgeous. No pics because the camera is missing again.:{

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.