Friday, February 12, 2010

We try to go for pizza, regularly; but this was a real date.

We don't really go on date dates often persay, but this was a real date.
Emily did my hair and my make up. Mother, you can't let Dad see you looking your old haggardly self, they say. 19 year olds don't mince words. Let me help you. If you were in NY you would go to the beauty parlor. Em transformed my bathroom into an exclusive beauty parlor. It was an adorable time between us that we rarely get in these days. It takes a long time to transform the lady of the house into a date. It was worth the while. It turned out to be a date with Emily in the day and a date with my sweetiepie at night.

A Flawless Performance

We all know that Larnelle needs no pomp and circumstance. He could go out there without a single thing and he nearly did. He had an awesome pianist and his voice. He dotted every "i" and crossed every "t". He "could be glad", all of our hopes were in the Lord and I am always grateful for the reminder. It was a special valentines day dinner, at the church. Larnelle showed out and sang, at least one new song in the bunch that I hadn't heard before. I wanted to hear "Blessing and Honor". He didn't sing that one, but he sang alot of my favorites. I don't think that there is a song that Larnelle sings that is not one of my favorites. But, my favorite of the favorites is the "Creation Medley". He sang that one and I was glad to hear it.
God knows how to comfort and bless, even in a "far country" LOL. We go to a church that is so at home now. A small taste of Brooklyn Tab... and other places that are sweet and special to us and people who love God and want to serve Him. I am grateful for the loves that we have found down here in neighbors, friends and church family. I miss everybody at home, but God shows out, more than Larnelle and to have a Larnelle concert come and visit me, was like a special present from God.
I am so grateful!

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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.