Friday, March 30, 2012

Can't you feel it coming?

Be ready, my friend.  Be very very ready.

Can’t you feel it coming?

Coming down the road


Can’t you hear it drumming?

Drumming in your head


The A to Z is coming

Coming, Stalking us all

Through our finger tips


Okay, just think Phil Collins.
This is the last regular post for me as the A to Z posts are lined up like little soldiers heading out into blog land.  No overall theme, just observations and recollections, family stories tinted by time.

Now, if I could only figure out how to read as many blogs as possible….

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Where would I live?

Blarney Castle
 Where would I live?  I mean, any place in the world, in any house?

“California ranch-style home” really means small rooms with a narrow hall, small closets, small bathrooms, and small lawn. 

In some closely built homes, neighbors can shake hands through the facing windows.

Where would I like to live?  How about these places:

How about this place in Portugal?

It's all water under a bridge....

I can see clearly now...

Drainage looks good, but on a slippery slope.

Writer's place

Short-term capital gain?

For those stuck between two worlds...

Kinda rustic, but...we'll take it!

There are more of these houses on this amazing crazy site.  The original source site is no longer fuctioning.

Most of these photos are from a friend; I hope I did not step on copy-righting toes in using them.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Small Stones: The Fall

Steps in Stone


List in my head…

Keeps growing

More to get done

Before family returns.

Go down  stairs



Last step…

Foot slips, twists

Hand, reach!

Bannister there

Right there!

Fingers refuse.

Floor rising,

Greeting me.

Ankle, palms first

Knee, then ribs.

Ceiling so far away

Carpet on my back.

My phone?

This is a tribute to my daughter Erin, who fell down her stairs on Mar. 11, had surgery on Mar. 22.  Sorry for the confusion!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Here are the rules:

1.Nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

Since it is soooooo close to the A to Z 2012 Challenge, I believe it would be difficult to put a burden on fellow bloggers to nominate 15 fellow bloggers.  So what I propose to do, and forgive me if I am breaking some chain and will be forever cursed, is this:

I will go to the A to Z 2012 Challenge List, and
Copy and paste their site here, and
Ask you all to check out their sites.  Then,
Write a comment on their sites, encouraging
Them to come to my site and pick up their award! and,
If they can do the same, that would be awesome!

As for the random seven previously unknown things about me, here they are:
1.   I love to sing, loudly.
2.   My right foot hurts all the time.  Broken an ankle bone a year ago.
3.   I am a lousy housekeeper; wasn’t always that way, but somehow I am not as picky as I used to be.
4.   Old churches with big stained glass windows are one of the first places I visit on oversea trips.
5.   Cemeteries are the second place.  There are some really ancient ones in England and Ireland.
6.   Miss Marple and I would be great friends, I am sure.
7.   There are more questions in my head than answers.