Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Musings - April 18, 2010

Dear Dress,

You beat me. I recognize defeat when I encounter it. Fortunately I do know when to quit and try another battle plan when faced with such a powerful adversary. So you won. I lost. I will learn to deal with it.


Mrs. Sister


Dear Simplicity,

Thank you for coming to my rescue. Although I altered you, you took the design modifications well. I think we could make this work.

With admiration and not nearly as overwhelmed,

Mrs. Sister


Dear Dreams,

Now this is really getting old. Just when I get used to dreams of a certain sort you go and change things up on me. Columbus, Ohio? Goiter? Puck and Oberon from A Midsummer's Night Dream? But the part that actually concerns me was looking into the mirror and not recognizing myself anymore. 

Maybe tonight you can take the night off, okay? 

Very sleepily yours,

Mrs. 5th


Dear Garden,

I guess we did most of the hard work last year. You were actually quite easy on us this go around. I look forward to you producing a bumper crop of: tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, red bell peppers, spinach and cayenne. Oh, and I haven't forgotten about you herbs as well. I thank you Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, and Oregano, for your glorious and triumphant return from dormancy. Please welcome Basil and Dill to the mix. Let's have a flavorful summer, shall we?

With muddy knees,

A green thumbed 5th


Dear Bethany,

I am so pleased you had a wonderful time at prom and that your dance card was full. You and your friends are quite lovely indeed. 

Love always,

Mama 5th


Dear Followers,

It is crunch time in the Sister house:  major costume designing going on, end of grade testing, extra hours at work, 2 major recertifications to study for, a camping trip to plan, a trip back to Kansas to organize, in addition to normal daily activities of cooking, cleaning, schooling and carpooling! Please be patient with me if I am not posting as much as I would like. Thank you for understanding.

Yours always,

Forever 5th

P.S. I noticed that after not posting for 2 days a follower was lost. I am sorry for that but real life must carry on as well. 


Monday Awards Show

My gratefulness goes out to Jingle, at Jingle's Rally, for thinking enough of me to give me not one, but two awards. 

1st, the "Most Popular Poet Award":

and 2nd, "The Most Productive Poet Award":

I humbly accept these. They are very meaningful to me as it is validation for the direction my blog has gone these past few months. I will display them with pride within my side banner. Thank you so very much Jingle! 


I am still calling for guest posts for my Sacred Sunday series. If there is something sacred to you, be it your faith, your family, your calling, your writing, etc... please consider becoming a guest blogger! Just drop me a note to the email located on my profile page. Thanks!


Julie Schuler said...

ah, Bethany looks so pretty. To be young in the springtime!

Purple Flowers said...

Your daughter looks like a lovely Spring flower! So glad she enjoyed her prom.
Good Luck on your exam!

Jingle said...

creative post,
I enjoy it very much!
thank you for accepting the awards, you are well deserved!

Tina said...

Your daughter looks lovely! We do a garden, too. Can't wait to plant, but here in CO we need to wait until the end of May to put them outside. We've got them in the crawl space under lights right now.

Betty said...

Your daughter is so beautiful!
Congrats on your well-deserved awards, Polly!
Have a great day.
B xx

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Don't sweat the follower loss! It happens, whether you post faithfully or not. I lost one when I was posting daily, a gained one during one of my random two week droughts. You faithful bloggy friends will be there through all the phases of posting frequency, knowing that real life and blogging don't always mesh as well as we'd like.

And gardening? Wow, I feel so behind now. I have nothing but overgrowth and cracked pots. I might have to disappear from cyber space again if I am really that far behind!

Brian Miller said...

still here...i lose them all the time so, you will either get them back or someone else ill come along...

the ladies look dashing for prom...

not recognizing your self in the meaning there...

Tracy said...

I always love your Monday posts! They are so fun. Love the style you write them in.

Anonymous said...

your daughter and friends looked lovely;)

hope things calm down soon for you ;)

hugs and good thoughts

Ji said...

awards 4 u.

Willoughby said...

Bethany looks beautiful (and so grown up)! Glad to hear she had a good time.

Weird dreams must be going around. I had one about UFO's landing on a Greek Island (if this actually happens, I'm going to look like a prophet!).

I can sympathize with finding less time for blogging. I'm having a bit of trouble in that area, myself.

Congrats on your very well deserved awards!

Kimberly said...

Ahhh, Life...sure is funny. As much as I love blogging, it has to be on the back burner for now as I close one chapter of my life and go on to another.

I am still visiting though not as often as I would like.

Erin said...

Bethany is beautiful and I bet they all had a blast!

You didn't lose a follower for lack of posting. Take that pressure off of yourself. Bloggers are dropping like flies around here and quitting cold turkey, which may have something to do with it.

Also, it's his/her loss.

Raoulysgirl said...

Bethany looked beautiful! Glad she had a great time (and a full dance card!)

As for the garden...I am envious. I have a black thumb. I have always wanted a garden...but I am having trouble keeping even my hostas alive due to their apparent tasty salad-bar-like quality.

Congrats on the awards!!! You deserve them!!!

Ms Bibi said...

Bethany looks so pretty and happy in her dress.

Be careful with that Dill it's a pesky yet wonderful herb.It took over my garden couple years ago.

Kathleen said...

Bethany looks beautiful!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hey Polly!

Bethany looks beautiful! And oh don't you worry about losing any followers. You don't have to fret about things like that! It's their loss!

Oh, and congrats for the awards!

Jenny said...

Wow, you sound slammed. Your daughter looks beautiful. I hope things are settling down for you. And that you're remembering to breathe on occasion...ocassion...occassion... oh crap...

I hope you're remembering to breathe once in a while.


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