Monday, December 28, 2009

getting over injury

getting hurt
is never fun

and it's been
keeping from my run

can't jog out
in the sun

and pounding weight
is like a ton

but before I
think that I'm done

I've heard news
that I'll not shun

my healing process
has only begun

and hopefully soon
I'll be back on the re-run!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

This time of year
brings lots of cheer
all around you hear
words held dear
to all far and near

Folks in high gear,
little ones peer
and have no fear
St Nick will appear

It may seem queer
and some will sneer
at this year's rear
and shed no tear

As the new year
rolls into gear
we hope to adhere
to promises clear

At the year's premiere
let's not jeer
though I'm no Shakespeare
here's to a happy new year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Year End Reprise

The last month of the year
is already here

where did it all go
I'd like to know

how it all went so fast
another year almost past

time is flying in a flash
like a hundred yard dash

I just turned around for a second I thought
and now here I am caught

in another time warp blurring before my eyes
and time for another year's reprise

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


For what shall I
give thanks?

There are many to list.

childhood pranks

that my family exists

good food

good health

a happy mood

plenty of wealth

loving husband

healthy children

living in this land

places I've been

so not just tomorrow

but each and every day

I will be sure to borrow

a life of living in a grateful way

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

can't borrow a rhyme

my daughter wrote
a great rhyme yesterday

but she won't give me the
chance to put it on display

I asked if I could post
it here on this blog

but she said no and
left my brain in a fog

she began another ditty
that I could put up here

but I guess I've since forgotten
it or here it would appear

Sunday, November 1, 2009


abound within
this rhime

and noone
will even give
me the thyme

once I spelled
something amis
with no notis

but noone was
there to keep
me strait

and so then
I new this
blog's wait

was pretty low
on the list
of must reeds

so I thout
I would see
what it kneads

maybe spelling
will keep it

or maybe it
will be its
sinking bote

Friday, October 16, 2009

going to the fair

going to the fair
leaving behind
each care

leaves room for fun
knowing it has
just begun

walking through
the midway
time flew

seeing each sight
smelling the foods
everything's right

the prices all too high
but free fun too
before long, saying good bye

Monday, October 5, 2009

watching tv with my teens

I don't much like
to watch tv

but I know there are things
my kids want to see

they are getting old enough now
that it's hard to refuse

so I feel like if I watch with them
we don't all lose

watching together brings out
good discussions

about characters, their actions
and the repercussions

it's nice to have them listen
and also hear what they say

so I feel like watching tv
isn't such a waste of day

Monday, September 28, 2009

noble endeavor failed

looking to a novel
to explain how I feel
may not be healthy
and may be unreal

but it shows the emotion
and taps the root
of what is in my heart
even if it's moot

I cry out like the
doctor who created
and then let him go-
the created's will was sated

but in the end
nothing but sadness
ruled over everyone-
no closure other than madness

Thursday, September 17, 2009

5 am exercise class

starting the day
at five o'clock

makes one weary-
and something to talk

about with neighbors
and on the blog

but is it really best
to get up and slog

down to the Y
to join the crazy

folks who make it too-
at least don't call us lazy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

virtual school

a new school
without brick
or mortar

will help us
learn and cross
new borders

it can be a
time to ease

and help us
gain perspective
on our position

learning without
boundaries is
not a new take

we will see
if we can
now make

this standard
our own

and how it
fits into
our home

learning to tweak
where tweaking
is needed

is important and
by this school
it's heeded

so far so good
I will have
to say

though lots of
work is crammed
into one day

Thursday, September 3, 2009

living in this era

"it was the best of times,
it was the worst of times"
seems to echo to today

"these are the times that
try men's souls" and cause
many of us to pray

when we see history repeat
itself before our very eyes
it can be so hard to stay

the course and do the right
when others don't seem to care
to hear what we say

it seems as if it's getting worse
and that something wicked
is coming this way

Sunday, August 23, 2009

nothing matters (not even the rhyme)

You matter
doesn't matter

life is harder
each and every day

nothing solved
everything revolved

again and again
with no end

nothing works
all is wrong

even the rhymes
don't rhyme

and time after time
I see just how blind

we all are to each
other's views

will it ever end?
neither of us willing to bend

how can we go on
and how can we not?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

new height

with all your might
to see the light
know you're right
fix your sight
forget the trite
grab and hold tight
then take flight
and reach new height

Monday, August 3, 2009

same routine

mowing grass
changing oil
taking out the trash
all while he was gone

is not what
I like to do
and yet
it needed to be done

now he's back
the yard uncut
and things go
back to the same routine

I am glad
and don't mind
one bit if things
are as they've always been

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Phantom of the Opera

The fun
the thrill
the excitement
and just a little fear

all mixed
to make an
enjoyable story
and specter appear

on stage
and above-
the Phantom of
the Opera is here!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

busy summer

boy it's been busy
more than I can say
and I am sure thinking
summer will stay this way

not that I'm complaining
I hate the kids to be bored
but it just seems at times
that it is more than I can afford

in energy, emotion and dollars
to do each and every single thing
that the kids have planned and want
to do, it seems every day will bring

a new idea, a new thought, a new plan
and I get swept up in the notion
that they need to take up every
opportunity their minds put in motion

Thursday, June 25, 2009

nothing to say

all week long
I keep going
thinking of things
to write

but when I finally
sit down here,
the blank screen
becomes my plight

my mind is
so blank
the will is
not there

all I seem to
do is just
sit here
and stare

nothing comes
to mind
nothing flies
to fingertip

I just sit here
and stare
at this cursing
little blip

in cases like this
where there is
no point and this
is all you get

I can at
least say that
I have now
finished it

Saturday, June 20, 2009

art appreciation

walking through
the art museum
not sure just
what I'd find

wanting to see
the work and
recognizing the way
some are signed

and wondering if
to the art and the
appreciation of it
I would be blind

I was able to
find some I enjoy
and others I was
simply resigned

to think that
it was considered
art and should be
in a place sublimed

all in all I am glad
I went and found things
to behold that held my
attention and remind

me that beauty is in
the eye of the beholder
and all that is art is
what is esteemed in the mind

Sunday, June 14, 2009


don't know
what to write

not sure
just what's right

hate to
think of the plight

seems to be
just out of sight

hope that
worries take flight

Thursday, June 4, 2009

six and ten

six and ten
I wouldn't do
it again

just living through
my own kid's
is enough to do

every day is hard
a struggle, a battle
of will and words

we will live
through this stage
I'd give

quite a bit
to not have to
struggle with it

but I know that
this too will pass
then we'll be at

a whole new
stage and wonder
just who

is this man
and know that
then we can

take a break
quick of course
for sister's sake

she's right behind
bundling up her tricks
biding her time

Friday, May 29, 2009

morning run

got to
sleep tight

think of
morning's light

know that
the morrow's sight

will make
it all right

makes daybreak
seem so bright

will sound
so trite

I say that
I must fight

I've got to
reach new height

I think of
strength and might

I envision
the morn's run as flight

Saturday, May 23, 2009

getting through

another week
come and gone

time to reflect
on how we've grown

were we able
to see and learn

from our mistakes?
did they burn

a memory
on our brains

to help us through
tough times and pains?

can we survive
all we are living

it is hard to be sure
just what our we giving?

getting through some
days is all we can do

and hope that all is
well when we are through

Sunday, May 17, 2009

piano recital

the annual spring
piano recital
was today

I enjoy going
and hearing my
daughter play

she has a real
talent, a real
gift I say

and can tickle the
keys in such a
beautiful way

Saturday, May 9, 2009

that's life

who knows what a
day will bring?
what little unexpected,
unplanned thing.

while I'm busy
making other plans
life goes on-
who knows what happens?

it stinks when things
don't go like I hoped
and my plans that day
have to be re-roped.

still I remember what
my husband always deadpans:
"life is what happens
when you make other plans."

Friday, May 1, 2009

13th birthday

the end of an era
is passing away
as my daughter
turns 13 today

I don't want to
let it slip away
but know that good
is all I can say

when I look back
I wish she'd stay
my little girl who
loved to sing and play

but I know that even now
I celebrate this first of May
by enjoying the young lady she is
and say Happy 13th Birthday

Saturday, April 25, 2009

too much on my plate

it seems there is no
time to write
so that when it appears,
I have no thing to write

a mind trapped by life
life speeding by
at a rate too fast
to let out a cry

when I sit still
for just a moment
and try to focus
there is not even a hint

of what to put
upon the slate
I guess perhaps there's
too much on my plate

Thursday, April 16, 2009

trying to rhyme

in time
is sublime
in the right clime
if you have playtime
to spend in your downtime
it can even become a pastime
for those who work in the meantime
as for me, I will keep at it sometime
knowing it is not an all consuming crime
if I don't do it both daytime and nighttime

Thursday, April 9, 2009

camp lessons

camp time is upon us
once again

learning and growing is
the focus main

helping stretch the kids
and pushing just a bit

to help them grow and see
what they gain from it

the intensity and focus
is great

to see what they do with it
all becomes their fate

wanting so badly to teach
them all

and hoping it will help stay
them when they fall

providing them with answers
if they will but heed

and remember at a time when
it's their greatest need

Sunday, April 5, 2009

day by day

my life feels like
a roller coaster ride

one minute it's up
the next, I've capsized

when kids are growing up
and turmoil is a-brew

all I can do is to sit
and brood and stew

too much of this and
I think soon I shall bust

if it weren't for my gracious Lord
I think I'd as soon go back to dust

up and down, down and up
day after day after day

one day it will end and
in glorious bliss we can stay

will it ever come, can it be
soon enough I ask

just get me through today
and focus on this day's task

Friday, March 27, 2009


spring seems to have sprung
but it can't make up it's mind
one day it's cool, the very next
the temperature's climbed

it should come in like a lion
and like a lamb should go out
but it seems the wind is still
blustering and blowing all about

I'm ready for the warmth
and the steady temps too
though it won't be long now
and the humidity will make us stew!

Friday, March 20, 2009

a trip to Boston

was exhaustin'
yet fun all the same

was fairer
and actually rather tame

and talkin'
about history I love

and bein'
in the Garden up above

and hoppin'
to see all there's to see

and abidin'
the time on the T

and repeatin'
as much as we could

and spoilin'
you knew that we would

Thursday, March 12, 2009

almost time to go

time to go
is nearly here
won't come soon
enough I fear

the kids are happy
and ready to leave
I am too, looking
forward to reprieve

the only thing
that's got me
worried is just
how cold/snowy/icy

it is likely to be
hope we won't feel
too miserable, but
it should be fun still

Saturday, March 7, 2009

old friends

hearing from old friends
is always fun to do

just this week,
I've heard from two

getting a quick email
and sending one back

makes it just a bit easier
to help and keep track

it doesn't take long
as I'm sure you can imagine

so take a quick moment and
an old friendship restrengthen

Monday, March 2, 2009

planning a trip

planning a trip
is harder than I thought

particularly with the
amount of money that we've got

trying to see just
what to see and do

and make sure that
everyone stays happy too

putting it all together
and sorting out the days

can bring about confusion
and become a weary maze

but knowing that
once it's planned

we will all have fun
and the memories grand

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I just took a look
and found out we have
another overdue book.

I don't mind paying a fine
when it's something we've
used, and I hate to malign

but I forgot all about it
and my daughter had left
it in her room for a bit

too long and never cracked
it open! It bugs me to death
and now I've got whacked

with paying up my bill-
honestly it's not that much
but still.....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a kid in trouble

a kid's in trouble-
maybe with the law

and I have to say
that I might have saw

that this could lead
to a place not so good

I could have stopped it
I know now I should

I have a bad feeling
down deep inside

I hope there's repentance
and I hope he's tried

to make amends
and do the right thing

and I have to say I
hope it will serve to bring

a sense of something
that he's learned

and in the future
he won't again get burned

I hope he'll listen
more closely now

to what we say
when saying how

we see a situation
and our ideas

on how to make it better
and prevent this nausea

that to the surface rises-
there is something to be said

for gut instinct on where
a situation could be led

I hope now that we can look ahead
and get past this depression,

with consequences, yes,
that will leave a lasting impression

Friday, February 13, 2009

get the boot

I had no idea
the vast array of
boots available to
the average Joe.

Of course I've heard
of work boots, safety boots
and even vegetarian boots,
don't you know.

But when it comes to
safety footwear
there are some that
cause quite a row.

You have chemical resistant,
metal free, rigger boots,
DeWalt, Foundry
and Composite Toe.

And there are more still
that I'd never heard of,
but some have got to
have them even though.

I saw equestrian of course,
then farmer's, gent's,
shepherd's, tug of war,
and World War I B5 also!

And all of these are
available at the last remaining
UK footwear manufacturer pro

Saturday, February 7, 2009

finding shoes

finding shoes
to help me cruise
can lead to the blues
or even blow a fuse
it won't be a snooze
if I pay my dues
I'm sure not to lose
must check the clues
to see just who's
got the best, I won't refuse
to wear the twos
that won't leave a bruise
and those are my views

Sunday, February 1, 2009

what kind of world

it scares me to think
what our kids are growing
up in

what kind of world
have we made and left
for them

it's so hard to believe
how far we have come
and then

how far we have strayed
and are creating, leaving filled
with mayhem

what will it be like
once they are grown
up enough

will they be able to
recognize what we
once had

or will it by then be
so far gone they'll call
our bluff

and we will finally pay
for all we visited upon them?
it's sad....

Thursday, January 29, 2009

planning a trip

planning a trip
is harder than I thought

particularly with the
amount of money that we've got

trying to plan just
what to see and do

to please me and
you and you and you

trying to make the
most with our time

and planning how
to spend each dime

sightseeing and
sporting event too

will be enough to
spend our time through

then we'll hurry back home
to catch up on our rest

before we have to get back
to routine and daily quest

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

a new admin

what do we face as we look ahead
lots to hope for or lots to dread

many are over come with emotion today
we look back and see history brought in to play

there is much to say, to feel, to hope
I pray that this president will learn to cope

with his new position in a God fearing way
and that our nation will not misstep or sway

down a path that we don't truly want to go
and that we the people will truly begin to know

that we must speak out for what is true
under the colors red, white, and blue

Thursday, January 15, 2009

let's eat

i'm hungry
but it's not time to eat

I don't want to snack
too much and my appetite defeat

we are going out
tonight, I just don't know where

but I'd like to go
somewhere we can all get something to share

let's order up a lot
and set it out in the middle

for us all to take
a bit and get to try a little

some of this and some
of that makes it more fun

instead of just
ordering and eating the same one

it's fun to do that
from time to time I think

though my daughter
doesn't like the idea; to her it stinks

so where will we go
and what will we eat

I don't know but I'm sure
my appetite I'll meet

Saturday, January 10, 2009


some think it is fantastic
others-like me-say it oft in vain
don't know if you think "comcastic"
is great, or some kind of evil bane
it has been so frustrating for us
we have been beating our brain
as to why we continue to stay
instead of jump off this train

Friday, January 2, 2009

half marathon

it's come and gone
my latest feat

at the new year's dawn
I did compete

in a little run
through a park

actually half a marathon
don't know if it's a lark

or something I will
like to try again

let me rest a bit
some strength regain

to try another
I'll later decide

or just be content
to let this one ride