Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom

January 30, 2011

Dear Mom,

If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me.

If I could give you sapphires
for each truth you’ve helped me see.

If I could give you rubies
for the heartache that you’ve known

If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you’ve shown.

Then you would have a treasure, mom,
that would mount up to the skies

That would almost match
the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes.

But I have no pearls, no diamonds,
As I’m sure you’re well aware

So I’ll give you gifts more precious
                                                        My devotion, love and care.                              ~Anonymous

With all my love
on your birthday...
and always,

Monday, January 24, 2011

arctic freeze

With temperatures hovering around 


and a chilly classroom


it was a perfect day...

for polar bears !

You thought I'd say  hot cocoa didn't you?
{Well, it was a good day for that too!}

We decided tonight was the ideal night 
steamy homemade turkey soup , 
brown and serve rolls.

Friday, January 21, 2011

{i heart children's literature}

On Monday, we're kicking off a Read-a-thon at school!
We've begun inviting  "celebrities" from the community
to read their FAVORITE books to the children.

Of course, this got me
thinking about my FAVORITE children's books.
{There are SO MANY!}

When I was a child it was

partly because
I just loved having my Mom read to me.
 {And she used to call me "Sam-I-am."}

On this particular day,
a sweet little field mouse
named Frederick,
has captured my heart.

Do you have a FAVORITE children's book
that has tugged at your heartstrings?

Book covers~google images
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Frederick by Leo Lionni

Sunday, January 16, 2011

What's so amazing

 that keeps us stargazing?


And what do we think we might see?


Someday we'll find it,

the rainbow connection,

the lovers, the dreamers and me.

 "Rainbow Connection"
written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher 
~originally performed by
Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson)

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Snow day yesterday.
Even my husband got the day off!

Two hour delay today... 
The calm after the storm.
                                                                          So pretty.

Is it blanketed with snow in your corner of the world?

Monday, January 10, 2011

I loved this movie...

My only disappointment was that at the end of the movie
the characters didn't fade into their real-life counterparts.

I've googled the pics of the main players to give you a view of the real royals...

King George VI, Princess Elizabeth (presently Queen Elizabeth II), and Queen Elizabeth...

the real Lionel Logue (left)...

Wallis Simpson and Edward (VIII) later Duke of Windsor, who abdicated the throne.
Intriguing lives...non?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy 2011

 isn't it nice
 to think
that tomorrow
is a new day
{new year!}
with no mistakes
in it yet?"

~Lucy Maud Montgomery,
Anne of Green Gables