Wednesday, February 29, 2012

cloud cover

daylight hours, in-
spiration, hope & energy 
swing madly to dusk,
as the world spins away and
clouds cover the rest of me


Friday, February 24, 2012

Winter Whimper

So hold onto your hats and check out the worst storm of the season!

Neighbouring cities forewarned that vehicles would be towed
(if left on the street overnight).
Radios announced the coming of the storm
and local Twitter streams 
were burning up 
in anticipation
of Armeggedon

Umm, yeah
I think there was more snow on the ground yesterday
before the storm hit.
It's raining at present
and I am okay with that.

Have a toasty weekend folks!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Drip in Time

So does this mean that winter is done? 

Not likely, as the good folks in Illinois have some winter weather headed my way tonight. Just when I was beginning to believe that rascally groundhog that suggested that Spring was on the way, the weatherman declares that we will get 10-15cm of snow tonight and into tomorrow. I have seen more grass than snow this winter, but about once a week we get a taste of Arctic airs again. Apparently, its on the way for another blast!

The 2C we had today was pretty sweet though. Mmm Spring, I feel you around the corner! I even pruned my butterfly and burning bushes today, just to feel like a gardener again. It helps that I wrote an article about pruning trees in the winter yesterday, I guess. Nice to have the sunshine on my face though.

Back to the harsh reality that it is still February in Canada at present. There is a snowfall warning for Middlesex county that is threatening to be the biggest storm of the season! Oh joy! Back into the snowpants again!!

Maybe tomorrow I will post pictures of my winter wonderland and the transformation that we go through. Excuse me while I go throw some of the mud-caked mitts into the next load of laundry in anticipation. Can't forget my warm woolly hat!

So, what's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Thursday, February 16, 2012


throat aches
as tears roll down
to touch old wounds
and scars that forever remain

four years ago
erased all new moments from
the time that should have been
your life

but a soul
is not erased
by circumstances
beyond my control

you live on in
tears, hugs and souls
that carry your name forever

and you remain
in hearts and lives
that refuse to let you walk alone
through a valley not dark in death

Blessings to you
smiling through 15 year-old eyes
and hands that whisper gentle
along our souls forever still

peace to you Meagan
on the anniversary of your death
and a day we celebrate
your life all over again

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Caught in a Stare

'tis Valentine's Day
and I should share some words
you all know by now
that I'm falling hopelessly (so absurd)
but with these feelings full
and time stuffed to match
I fear my writings are lean
and creativity gone through the hatch.
Alas and alack a'day
and I don't care
because this stranger's got a hold of me
caught tight in his stare
Ah, so sweet and now my story is up
Yes, I've prayed at Eros' feet and am happy in full worship 

Happy Valentine's Day my friends!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday's Email of the Week: Belly Laughs

Saturday's Email of the Week
So today is going to be a super crazy day. There will be yoga, birthday parties and babysitters to collect. I might be able to sleep in (yes, this was written last night), but once I am in motion, watch out! In fact, life seems to have sped up loads since the holidays. I suspect that you just may have guessed that by my sparse writing here. I have also had some new company that seems to have kept me entertained and away fromt he computer in my down time.

(Insert smiley face here)

So since I am smiling already and excited about going out for dinner tonight, I am going to share some smiles with you too. Nothing heavy or hardcore, just some honest to goodness belly laughs that tickled me. Hope you have a fabulous weekend all! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

First Stop on the Author Trail

The audience shifted in their seats. Excitement crackled round the room and filled the air with expectation. Gentle murmurs were heard in anticipation of the stories to come. A throat was cleared. A chair scraped.

Then silence...

This was it. It was my first stop on the author tour.

"Allow me to introduce...
        Rylie's Mom!"


Isn't this how all famous authors get their start? They get ten minutes of fame on the kindergarten circuit before fading into oblivion once again. Well if this was it for me, I went out with a blaze of glory that included take home gifts of personalized fan mail in the form of cheetah pictures by all my baby's classmates. Plus,  they hung on every word of my African tales, with eyes like saucers on the gory details.

And darn it all, it felt good! 

Heck, I even managed that riveting account in 55 words (in case you didn't notice), so go tell G-Man & see what he has to say! Any bets it will be something about a Kick-Ass weekend?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


scent of your
touches skin, mouth,
and I am alive 
to flow among these
feelings that 
wash my 
balms of 
so unaccustomed
to love, lust
and life

and I wrap
the arms of your 
cast-off shirt
tighter a-
lest yesterday's 
burdens remember
forgotten tears


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