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>A Haiku And Some Weirdness – Just For You :)


Each Wednesday, Jenn from You know….that blog? hosts the Sensational Haiku Wednesday. This week’s theme is Freestyle….here’s my entry:
I do my own thing
Unrestricted by the rules
And still I belong

I’m Bringing Weirdness Back!
Okay, if you want to skip this part, it’s cool. I just wanted to share some weirdness with you. Monday, Evangeline and I were working on something for Valentine’s day and it required that we use construction paper. That’s normal, right? Especially in daycare. Well, it was a problem for me. 
I sometimes have issues with construction paper. I can’t stand the texture of it. It makes goose bumps appear all over me and I get the shivers. 
Fingernails on a chalk board? No problem. Squeak a balloon? Doesn’t bother me. Put a piece of chalk in my hand and I’ll show you the shiver-jerky dance. *shudder* I cannot tolerate chalk. At all. *shudder*
I also can’t scrape my nails along the edge of a book. Same reaction. Weird, huh?
I started thinking about it and decided to put together a short list of other weird things about me:
  • I can’t write with a cap on a pen (two years of shorthand)
  • All my hangers have to face left
  • I never eat big potato chips (I have to have a little stack of pieces)
  • After I eat cereal, I have to drink Pepsi
  • I can’t stand to fold paper (I have to use the back of my nails)
  • Filing my nails causes the whole goose-bump-shiver-jerky-dance thing. 
  • If I’m out in public after a rain, I have to consciously remind myself that I can’t stomp in the puddles (oh, but I really want to!)
And if you think those things are weird, you wouldn’t believe the rest!
Happy Wednesday! (I didn’t weird you out too much, did I?)


>Haiku, River of Stones, And Confession

>Every Wednesday, Jenn from You know……that blog? hosts the Sensational Haiku Wednesday. This week’s theme is deception. Here’s my entry for the week:

do not be deceived
by the stillness of their forms
now they simply rest
forces of nature 
tiny little juggernauts
miniscule tempests
children tend to live
passionately in the now
beware when they wake

Fiona Robyn and Kaspa are hosting the writing project known as A River of Stones. The object is to make daily observations of things that can be observed in everyday life. For more information, click here.

Here’s my observation:

The snow lay in dirty piles at the edge of the road, forgotten, used up, and discarded.


I know I haven’t been around yet to visit. I will be. This week has been busier than I expected. No reading. No mailing. Not even housework. I did manage to cook a meal. Just one. Sigh…..
I’m working on it, though. Promise!

>Sensational Haiku Wednesday!


Jenn from You know….that blog? hosts the Sensational Haiku Wednesday. Haiku is poetry that consists of three lines, 5-7-5 syllables. It’s really not too difficult and it gets easier each time you create one. I’m getting hooked on the exercise of it. Why don’t you go visit and linky up and give it a try?
This week’s topic is Doldrums. I went a little crazy and did a two-parter. It’s still a bit uneven, but that’s okay with me. 
I’ve loved faithfully
Endured your cold harsh beauty
Since I was a child
Now I am older
I find you bleak and severe
The weight of you cruel
the sound grew and intensity built and I waited and watched as more leaves leapt from the ground and joined in the merry dance of the wind

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>Wednesday Haiku-River Of Stones-Now Showing…..All In One Post, Whew!


Jenn from You Know…that Blog? hosts the weekly Sensational Wednesday Haiku. The theme for this week is Resolutions. Here’s my entry for the week:


I’m following through

setting goals and meeting them
one step at a time


A River of Stones is an international writing project begun by Fiona Robyn and Kaspa. For more detailed information, including how to submit your writings for a chance to be included in the anthology, go here.

The goal is to “pay attention to one thing every day during the month of January and write it down.”

Here are a few of my stones so far…..

a black cloud hovered over me, hiding in my peripherals.
tinting my perception; tainting my mood; creasing my brow

two little children were playing in block center at the end of the day, a boy and a girl. I crept up to them, hands raised like claws, struggling to maintain my fierce facade.  the little girl simply smiled, confident and amused. the little boy laughed and squealed. then suddenly, he jumped up and stood in front of the little girl, arms spread wide. on his face was an expression even fiercer than mine.

he told me NO! YOU CAN’T GET HER! his brow was furrowed but his lips hinted at a smile. this tiny little knight, fearlessly standing his ground to protect his friend from the big bad monster. I was slain by his courage.

a half grown bundle of fur, curled up under the covers, her warm body next to mine. her purrs became soft snores as she turned to lay on her back, exposed and vulnerable. confident and secure, the former orphan is completely at home.


Madeleine from Scribble and Edit is hosting the Now Showing Blogfest in which we’re challenged to convert one or more of the provided prompts from telling to showing.

This is a great writing exercise! Here’s my entry:

Her heart raced and her breathing became shallow as she felt the heat rising in her face, bringing with it the neon scarlet that drew every eye to hers.

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>Updates….And A Reminder


 Okay, I know it’s the second of January, but I loved this little lolcat and couldn’t resist. Forgive me?

I trust everyone had a wonderful new year celebration of some sort. We basically called it a night around 11:30. And no, we didn’t eat the traditional meal yesterday, either. Honey doesn’t like greens or black-eyed peas, so…..

This post is basically an UPDATES post, so here goes:

 I go back to work tomorrow, so it’s back to my new blogging schedule. I’ve had a blast being able to visit nearly every day! Now, it’s time for reality to creep back in and I have to be a good steward of my time.

I’ll post on Mondays and Fridays through the week, with a haiku post for the Sensational Wednesday Haiku Blogfest-on Wednesdays.

I’ll visit and comment on weekends, unless I have extra time somewhere.

I really want to concentrate on editing my nano novel and writing on my first wip. And maybe a few short stories….we’ll see.

There may also be the occasional blogfest, like this one being hosted by Madeleine at Scribble and Edit. The rules are simple and the fest will take place from now through Jan. 7th.

All you have to do is take one of these sentences and turn them into a SHOW instead of a TELL.

So, that pretty much concludes the updates. However, if you’ve been a follower of this blog for any length of time, you know how I love rules. And schedules. This schedule isn’t set in stone…..but I’m going to try to be a good girl. For a while, at least….

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the announcement!

Now, go enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

>Sensational Haiku Wednesday!


Jenn over at, You know…..that Blog? hosts a fun little thing call Sensational Haiku Wednesday. Haiku is a form of poetry using non-rhyming words. Three lines with 5, 7, 5 syllables, respectively. Not too hard at all, but lots of fun. 
This week’s theme is Noel. 
Here are my entries for the week:
For the Solstice: 
shadows on the snow
between balanced day and night
magic fills the air
candlelight flickers
reverent voices lifted high
on this holy night
Okay. Those are my Wednesday haikus. Why don’t you check out other entries? Or, better yet, linky up yourself and try your hand at this ancient form of poetry! It’s fun!