Category Archives: housework

hello, goodbye, crazy quilt

My mom is still here.  She has cleaned every inch of the house, except the garage.  She’s saving that for last.  I am so lucky to have a full-time housekeeper and cook.  She’s going back to Maine next week.  Tomorrow is her … Continue reading

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meatloaf and mashed potatoes and moms

How can you be annoyed by a person who makes dinner for you and does dishes and tidies up little neglected corners of your home and convinces the teenager to apologize to his mad mother after he doesn’t show up when he says … Continue reading

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My mom is coming and my head didn’t explode and look at this cute dog.

Huge picture of a small dog.  They call him “Spec”, his official name is “The Inspector”.  He has a sister.  They’re Pomeranians with bad haircuts.  I hung out with Spec and his sister this past weekend. %%%%%%%%%#############************@@@@@@@@@  This week I … Continue reading

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Party at my house

Walking along the warm sunny path by the creek, ducks with their butts in the air scooping goodies from down below, it occurred to me that I had to do something. A huge chunk of you, yes you, my blog-friends, are suffering … Continue reading

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Amassunu

Upon a whim, while tangled in the early throes of my love affair with poetry, I purchased a lovely little book of poetry from fellow blogger Eric Quinn, of The Rag Tree. http://cathay12.wordpress.com/ Amassunu can be read in one sitting, but that would be … Continue reading

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Winter Visitor

  All he’s done is leave tiny black turds in return for some butter to fatten his babies. Leaves succumb frost whitens windshields noses redden and run rain blows sideways trees tremble and he returns regular as Santa. Cold and … Continue reading

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Canary in a coal mine

Fish floating upside-down rainbow colors, pale and stiff damn, damn, Sam I am Time flies Gets away Mail rotting in the box Fish floating upside-down +++++++++++++++++ This poem is a comment on how distracted I get around finals time, or … Continue reading

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