October 2010


She knew she was in for
a treat when she glided into
the audition that bright and shining
morning. As the sun leaked through
the blinds, she smiled to herself.
The man was indeed there. The
man she had prayed with crossed
fingers about.  He was sure to
find his beautiful muse today. Her.

This piece of Flash Fiction was written as a part of Six Word Fridays

Obviously this is an old picture. But, hey, there’s always time for nostalgia. Plus, all LJ blogs must be accompanied by a photo, so from GG’s and Ol’ Pappi’s computer, this is the what you get!

Last weekend Chris and I were discussing what to have for dinner. I opened the freezer while LJ played under my feet (you know, their favorite spot!). I then opened the refrigerator and looked down at LJ staring into the frig saying, “Hmmmm?” Chris has been laughing about that for days. He said, “You know she got that from you, right? You do that.”

Last night GG and Ol’ Pappi took me and Lizzy-Jane out for Mexican food. Some of the napkins were folded into particular shapes. You’ll find out WHICH shape when I tell you what my girl did. She picked up a “Namkin” and said, “Triangle!” Yep, that’s my girl!!

When we were driving home GG pointed out a fountain to Lizzy-Jane. She was talking about water and the fountain, and Lizzy-Jane chimed in, “If get in, get wet.” I was amazed. How did she put that together?

Well, that’s all for now. We’ll be back for a fourth installment in the forseeable future. And, stay tuned for SIX WORD FRIDAYS!

“She new what she saw.
She new what she believed.”

Those words are etched in my mind. I would like to believe that they could become as indelible as “They were the best of times. They were the worst of times.” But, that’s just me.

I just finished reading Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven. If you haven’t read it, you totally should. I read it in ONE day! It was so gripping, I stayed up half the night racing to finish reading it. I just couldn’t put it down. It’s a little bit different than most of Sparks’ books. But, it still has his unmistakable touch. But, that’s all I can tell you. You’ll just have to read it for yourself.

Ah, well, tomorrow is the big picture day. We are getting our first cousin picture! Lizzy-Jane and Cousin Clay are posing in brand new Christmas outfits tomorrow. Can’t wait!


Enough is enough is enough she
screamed as she stormed out of
the room slamming the door behind
her. She took the steps to
the street below her. All twelve
flights. She had that much excitement
boiling in her veins. She would
not be overlooked any longer. Today
she would be discovered at last.

This was written as a part of six word fridays

So, I’ve waited too long to write this blog. I was reading through my notes, and I realized, I didn’t always know what in the world I was talking about in those little notes. It is a shame! The point was to remember the cute stuff Lizzy-Jane is doing! But, I’m going to try to record it all for real now anyway.

My girl is a talker. She’s a dancer, a reader,  a joy and a stinker! That’s right! I knew I was watching too many old Ally McBeal reruns when she started dancing and singing along to the theme song. But, the other night she took the cake. I had finished an episode, and she was in bed. You know how at the end of shows they have little blurbs….like for Alias it was Bad Robot! Well, for Ally McBeal it is “You stinker” said in a Boston accent with a little old lady being knocked over by someone coming out of the TV. So, there is goes, “You Stinker,” and I hear from the bedroom. “You stinka!” Not to mention, earlier in the program I busted out laughing, only to hear her parroting me from the bedroom.

Oh, and maybe her teeth were bothering her, I don’t know. She is teething. Anyway, the other night I made chicken nuggets for dinner, and she wouldn’t eat them. So me, being the great mother that I am, offered her ice cream. The good stuff too! It was Chubby Hubby/Ben and Jerry’s. The good news is she did eat the nuggets, or nummys as she calls them, after we polished off the ice cream.  (Why is ice cream not one word by the way, me thinks it should be!)

Recently I had to take Lizzy-Jane along on a doctor visit. Before I got called back, the Dr. was conferring with a client. When she was done she said, “OK, thanks,” and walked away. LJ then said, “OK, thanks.” The woman was several feet away mind you! Also while in the waiting area, Lizzy-Jane noticed the buttons on the blood pressure machine. She kept pointing saying, “Button, button.” And wouldn’t stop until I agreed with her that there was indeed a button over there.

My husband and I have been playing a lot of games lately. And Lizzy-Jane always says, “Play a game!” And, wants to put her hands right in whatever we are doing. It’s funny really. She recognizes all games. Even tonight when I was playing cards on the computer. She kept pointing at the screen and saying, “Play a game!” In fact, the recent game binge started when my friend Jamie dropped by one afternoon. We were playing Rummikub. Lizzy-Jane called her by her name, Jamie, a couple of times. But, for the most part she kept calling her Ms. Amy. Maybe that was because we had just spent the week with my good friend, Amy.

There were several things that happened this afternoon that I wish I had a photo of. You would have loved her reaching into her daddy’s huge green bowl of popcorn to get her own kernels. Or sitting on the floor and stacking Dixie cups onto her foot. Or climbing into her Easter bucket. Those would have made great pictures! Where’s the photographer when you need him?!

Like I said Lizzy-Jane loves to read. She has taken to carrying around a Bible, and she loves us to read John 3:16 to her directly from the tiny print of her already ragged Bible. That’s a verse that my mom and I have sang and quoted to her often. She even sings along with us.  Anyway, one day I was trying to read it to her, and she said, “No, no no.” And took the book and tried to do it herself. It was cute. She often takes books and plays with them. Sometimes she even says her abc’s as she flips through the pages. But, it was great to hear her try to “read” John 3:16 by herself.

My friend, Maggie, baby sat for her one day not so long ago, and brought her a ball with Disney Princesses on it. Now whenever she plays with the ball she call’s it, “Maggie’s ball.” I think it’s amazing that she remembers Maggie so fondly after just a couple of meetings and one play date. That day Maggie also tried to get LJ to say hey to her husband, Johnny. So, LJ also says, “Hey Johnny” a lot when she plays with “Maggie’s Ball.”

Last, but definitely not least, my husband works out of town all week. So, we only see him on the weekends. Sometimes when we talk on the phone I try to guilt trip him by getting Lizzy-Jane to say, “come home Daddy.” She’ll usually do it too. But, the other night was even better. I said, “Ok talk to you later, bye.” And then she parroted, “Talk to you later, Daddy, bye.”

What can you get your children to say? And, what do they do and say that surprises you? I would love to hear from you. Bye for now!

These are a few of my
favorite things; when the dog bites,
when the bee stings, when I’m
feeling sad, I simply remember my
….just kidding. Couldn’t be helped.

Chris finally coming home after work.
Lizzy-Jane laughing her head off.

My dad busily cooking everyone dinner,
and then presenting it with artistry.

Lizzy-Jane noisily running across the floor,
and diving into my waiting lap.

Mom playing with Lizzy-Jane, and teaching
her many things only she can.

Chris throwing his head back and
laughing out loud during a movie.

Playing a game with Chris while
Lizzy-Jane puts her hands in everything.

Going for a walk on a
crisp fall morning with my family……..

Fall, spring, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mexican food,
popcorn, ice cream, fresh cookies, books
friends, magazines, movies, traveling, laughing, SLEEPING.

These are a few of my:

This was written as part of Six Word Fridays

I just awoke from sleep with a start at 3:30 am! That’s right, and then I couldn’t get back to sleep. I had a weird dream. No, really W.E.I.R.D. First of all it was set in – I don’t know where, but I was back on tour with the Hampstead Stage Company. We were about to leave for our tour, and were packing our van. For some reason my tour partner’s dad was really into helping us. So I was stressed out about not doing anything right.

And then we left, in really bad weather. My partner was driving. So, we’re driving along on some interstate somewhere really fast, and my partner drives off the road as I shout, “Where are you going?” And then we’re floating. He says, “Do you think we’ll land?” I can’t speak. And then I call out his name, begging him to listen, cause I want to tell him I love him? But, he’s ignoring me, and then we land. And, we’re right back where we started a couple hours ago. Apparently some guy got out of our way for us to land right back into traffic. We fell back.

And then I jerk awake, out of breath! My heart racing!

Now, I’ve never put much stock in dreams….BUT. What does it mean? DO you have any ideas? I often dream about losing my teeth….and it seems very real. Like, I check my teeth when I wake up, but I know that’s just your run of the mill anxiety dream. So, what do you think of the car falling back dream?

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