Sunday, June 26, 2011

book poems

After learning about book poems at the wonderful Blue Rose Girls, I was inspired to create some of my own.

where the mountain meets the moon
if you come softly
the way the crow flies
when you reach me
everything is illuminated

honey, i love
a walk in the woods
to the lighthouse
the big house
island of the blue dolphins

the courage to write
a million little pieces
tender at the bone
broken for you

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Do you know who shares this Colorscope with Helen Keller?

Hint:  He's an actor, a stand-up comedian, a genius at voice mimicry and he won an oscar for playing a sensitive therapist with a good Boston accent.

Click here to find out!

Friday, June 24, 2011

word of the week

Our Word of the Week

that I picked from the fish bowl on my desk


1. to say that (something) will or might happen in the future.

I predict Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will win Wimbledon.  I predict the Red Sox and the Phillies are going to play each other in the World Series. And I predict the Yankees will not make the playoffs.  Are there any predictions that you'd like to make?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

outside only

These pretty flowers must stay outside on our deck as a result of a previous post called Love and Attention.

Friday, June 17, 2011

word of the week

Our Word of the Week

that I picked from the fish bowl on my desk


1. too evident to be doubted

Last week, which TV show used the word indubitable repeatedly?  (A) Modern Family  (B) Yo Gaba Gaba  (C) The Simpsons (D) Glee (E) So You Think You Can Dance

Saturday, June 11, 2011

paper lanterns

I've been wondering what paper lanterns would like like in our bedroom.  Instead of a bedside table lamp, I like the idea of hanging paper lanterns from the ceiling with light bulbs inside them.

What do you think of this idea?

(Image via Home to Life.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

word of the week

Our Word of the Week

that I picked from the fish bowl on my desk


space cadet
1. a person who does not pay attention or tends to forget things

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

love and attention

When Calvin got home from his emergency visit to the vet (cats should NEVER eat gardenias), he was an unhappy kitty.  Calvin decided to hide inside this grocery bag.

He finally came out from hiding and his sister followed him around the house for days.  She sat with him and licked his ears.

Calvin's spirits brightened.

They've been inseparable since Calvin's little scare.  I wonder if she knew that he didn't feel well and needed some love and attention?  I like to think she did.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

what a win

Roger Federer's serve baffled Novak Djokovic.
Federer wins his semifinal match!   7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6

(Image via Tennisnow.)

Friday, June 3, 2011

word of the week

Our Word of the Week

that I picked from the fish bowl on my desk


1. to confuse (someone) completely

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban

Synopsis from Goodreads:  J. K. Rowling continues to bewitch readers everywhere with the third book in her magical Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry's ongoing exploits, along with those of his contemporaries, teachers, and relatives, are as imaginative, entertaining, and mysterious as ever. For during Harry's third year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he must face his greatest challenge yet: a confrontation with Sirius Black, an escaped convict and madman who is rumored to be in cahoots with Harry's archenemy, the Dark Wizard Lord Voldemort. This alone would be daunting enough, but Harry's task is made even more trying when he discovers that Sirius is suspected of being the one who killed Harry's parents.

What I think:  This is my favorite book in the Harry Potter series.  I love the way J.K. Rowling surprises the reader with Sirius Black.  He is a fascinating character and Rowling masterfully weaves him into her complicated plot.  With a wonderful ending, Harry Potter and The Prizoner of Azkaban is a must read.

(Image via Fantasticfiction.)