Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My new title shall be

The Queen of Good Intentions But Really Poor Follow-Through.


Does this look familiar?



Chore charts for your kids?



Thinking it will make your life easier while teaching your children the value of work?


Yeah. I have about five other waste of time charts I've started over the years. I generally come up with them right before school lets out for summer break. And every one of them have lasted a week.


But NOT THIS TIME BABY!



This one is for real............


As real as the twenty pounds I've had every intention of losing for the last two New Years Resolutions.

Friday, December 12, 2008

You gotta teach them young.........



Kids need to learn too.


Next lesson: Laundry

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Twas the week of Thanksgiving..........

And all through the town
There were cute kids and cousins

And historical buildings of reddish-brown.

















We were all nestled warm and snug from the cold

Here's where we saw our forefather's Declaration unfold.


This is the bell

That rang out the sound

"Hear Ye! Hear Ye!" one said as people gathered around. At my 20th Reunion

What to my wondering eyes should appear

But my bestest friends from High School
Whom I hold dear!

I had the most kids

So I won an award

At least I won SOMETHING

Now there's a goal to move toward!



Back in '99 was when we made

the long haul

To stand on this street corner

Just to watch this ball fall.


There were pilgrimages and meccas

That just had to be done.
At least these guys still have jobs







which is more than can be said for poor Lehman.










Oh the lights how they dazzled
And glittered with gold.



We ate New York Pizza above Lettermans
just to get out of the cold.


Our old house was still there

Though grown over with trees.


We ate ourselves sick
From cheesesteaks and hoagies.


Other cool stuff we saw


Like Rockefeller's unlit tree


Bryant Park Ice Rink




















Macy's Santa Claus


And Lady Liberty.


Our visit to Ground Zero was horrifying and sad


It made me feel thankful for all that I have.


We found a memorial








And searched for a special name


Then ached that the skyline would never, ever be the same.


It was a great trip

Our feet were so sore

From walking and walking and then walking some more.


But I heard someone exclaim

As we flew out of sight

"I'm so glad we booked us

On a non stop flight!"