Saturday, January 30, 2010

Yesterday, I saw a rainbow.

What a pretty sight. Everything went haywire on the getting ready for school routine. That is not out of the ordinary for us, these days. The boys have figured out that if they put one thing out of place or can't find one thing or another, they will get personal attention. Yesterday, it was Ethan's coat. Where is your coat? I was going to flip. I didn't though! We just missed the bus and took them to school by car. Not without much waiting outside and when we went outside to wait for Ben, who had taken Elyse to work; the sky was dotted with flocks heading south. We made up little stories about where they could be going and who was the pastor of each flock and other things that we talk about when we see birds. When we finally got in the car, the anger had ceased, in me. I looked up; there was a beautiful rainbow perfectly placed right in the way of my vision after the boys got out of the car to go to school. Like God said calm down. They will get it, after a while. Those boys would have no attention at all if they didn't force it by these tantrums of dischevelment. I learned yesterday to appreciate the chaos and the gift of the "schooldays" season that we are in with these boys. The rainbow was a gift and then later in the day the snow came. We are now celebrating Christmas again, with the first snowfall of our year 2010. Looks like 3 or 4 inches. It stops everything! I love NC.


Joanne Bodden said...

Hey Jayne that is very boddenesque~ You remember how we could never find shoes, ties, coats or blouses . I do not go into thrifts shops today because I get anxiety around stuff like that. I am scarred for life with a complex lol . Glad the rainbow & beautiful company lifted the gloom!

Jayne said...

I like that word "Boddenesque". I hope you don't mind if I use it. I am always trying to be Boddenesque. I really don't care if my children are terrorized by disorder as you are. I love you with your paranoia. Other things paranoi me. Thank God for deliverance and we have enough Walkeresque people in the house with a really stubborn resistance to such paranoia, that I needn't fear that the paranoia will stunt their growth. I saw the beginning of this movie with Jean Arthur from about 1938, where she acted out our paranoia, perfectly. I never saw anybody show that on camera before. I had to go right to bed.LOL Thank God, those days are over and I am trying to make them better for my sensitive Ethy, especially since you keep reminding me about the repercussions. Thanks for the help

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.