Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My New Fashions - True Meaning of Fall = Shopping In Style

"October is the month of painted leaves.
Their rich glow now flashes round the world.
As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall,
so the year near its setting.
October is its sunset sky;
November the later twilight"   
- Henry David Thoreau

It's that time again...my favorite part of the year.

Apples. Pumpkins.
Pies and muffins.
Steaming cup of caramel mocha coffee. Hot spiced cider.
Colorful leaves. Hardy mums.
Football. Thanksgiving.
Warm sun. Crisp air.

And of course, Fall fashion!

Did you ever have your "colors" analyzed? Or wonder "what season am I"? Apparently everyone can be sorted into the 4 seasons. I've never psychoanalyzed myself that in depth - don't think I have to, I kinda already know I'm the north side of crazee.

But I digress....

Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Backyard - Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI

Alternate title:    HANGING WITH A SLOTH

Do not adjust your screen...you read it right. We're going to be chatting about spending time with a sloth at one of the country's oldest wildlife parks - Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Once upon a time there were 3 little children. They begged and pleaded with their tired, worn-down grandparents to bring them to the zoo. "Puh-leeeeease?" they wailed over and over, day after day. Grandma and Papa heaved a heavy sigh in unison and knew they could not say no to those persistent little rascals.

The sun rose bright on the chosen day. And 3 excited smiling tots ran out the front door and piled into the family's station wagon for the quick ride to the see the wild animals that live in Providence.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Rememberer Is Broke

My Rememberer

My forgetter's getting better
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke.
For when I'm 'here' I'm wondering
If I really should be 'there'
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!
Often times I walk into a room,
Say "what am I here for?"
I wrack my brain, but all in vain
A zero, is my score.
At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!
When shopping I may see someone,
Say "Hi" and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "who was that?"
Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My New Chapter

Turn the page... ♫

Have you ever picked up a new book and just couldn't wait to open it to the first page and begin the adventure? That's how I'm feeling.

Start it up... ♪

Yes, time to get started. Rev up the tired rusty engines. Fuel up the empty gas tank. Put the career in "D" and zoom on down the highway. Towards my encore career. My new destination.

I'm sooo excited...and I just can't hide it... ♫

My soul feels like singing! Haven't felt this way in a long, long time. Never thought I'd be so happy to say...