Thursday, October 28, 2010


Every now and then I discover the United Arab Emirates are reading my blog...and I just can't help but wonder why.    I don't think I have any friends over there, (soldiers or otherwise), nor do I have any family working in that region...
And yet- every month or so they check in for a quick read.   (Hello- whoever you are!)

Who's the most interesting or unusual reader you've discovered on your blog? 

Monday, October 25, 2010

A trip to the Eno~

Two good friends went to the Eno today,

"Pooh and Piglett" some might say

-One had coffee, the other had tea,

And they made up stories about folks they could see.

Like the guy with his dog, lurking around,

and the dude in his van never making a sound...

Piglett said, "Sometimes I come here for an hour long walk/run

"And Pooh said, "Piglett- I should give you a gun!"

And then they both laughed- but knew Pooh was right-

It pays to be safe, both day and night.

And they each guessed about the other- a simple truth...

"My heart would be broken- if anyone hurt YOU"

Cookies eaten, cups thrown away-

It was time for a walk to the river that day-

Arm in arm, towels wrapped tight...

To the waters edge they took flight.

And just as they found the most beautiful place,

The sky sprinkled water on plants and face...

The dropplets fell faster getting everyting wet-

It was a day at the Eno I will never forget.

A day at the Eno, better than all the rest :)

Monday, October 04, 2010

4 years old, going on 16!

(The blog crisis is seemingly resolved.  [Phos, I have to wonder if you aren't on to something with the hotmail v the gmail acct!]  This is a re-post from  4 years ago because J is now 8 and in 3rd grade...with as much spunk as ever.   A current post is brewing :)

Yesterday, I got to spend 2 hours with my nephews... J is 4, A is 1.

J is percocious and ambitious and likes--no loves--to demolish things, throw balls, build stuff and tear it down, ride his bike fast, be a cowboy, be a police name it--I have never seen a child with so much spunk!

Anyway, he is going to pre-school this September and I asked him, "J, which school will you be going to this fall?"

He put his hands on his hips in a very grown up way and with the most serious look on his face (because, this is after all a very serious matter), he said,

"Aunt Nonna, I will be in High School!" :)

I love that monkey!