When I was 14 my school choir did a medley of Broadway hits. We were instructed to dress up in something from any of the many songs we were doing. I love cats & “CATS”. I already had the soundtrack memorized. Money was tight, so mom did the best she could. I had the obligatory tights and leotard. The only material mom had on hand for my tail was some fluffy blue stuff. I was happy. At the time blue was my favorite color. Mom was actually able to come to the show. I guess some lady near her said, “Look at the blue fox!” Mom turned around and replied, “She’s a cat!”. Almost 40 years later and I can still hear her voice telling the story.
Bac-Os! My husband loves all things bacon. He snacks on Bac-Os straight from the bottle. I was shocked to find out (so was he-almost to the point of giving them up, then his stomach overruled his ears hearing the words soy) that they are in fact vegetarian and Kosher.
I loved the earlier ones, but having his butler be you know who ticked me off to no end. It’s like he wants to see just how many times he can say PSYCH! with the characters we adored.
Frank’s been doing these over on his Instagram page. They truly are works of art in every sense of the word. He did a blog post about it here:
The Nate Temple book series starts with Nate tipping the Minotuar. The steps he took in order to sneak up on Asterion were so in depth that until the deed had taken place the reader was left to think a great criminal undertaking was about to occur. That fact that the first thing Asterion does was bellow about it happening again was quite funny. For those who haven’t read the books it seems the Minotuar became a Buddhist a few centuries past and therefore is no longer a bad guy.
I was put on low-dose after they discovered I had had a stroke. That was 2004. In 2013 I was told that low-dose is preventative for people showing signs. Those who actually had an occurrence were to take full dose. In 2015 I had a blood clot in my arm. they said it was a large clot. My brain thought it was an inch or so. NOPE! It went from my elbow, up my arm and into my chest. They put me on lovenox in the hospital. After I proved I could give myself the shots I was discharged. Upper extremity DVTs aren’t as dangerous as the more common lower ones. I was the put on warfarin (btw that is rat killer!) for 6 weeks. The oncologist then switched me to xeralto. After numerous tests they called it an ideopathic event. That’s Greek for we have no clue why it happened. With the aspirin regiment I should have never been able to form a clot.
I had the music “Magic Dance” from the movie Labyrinth in my head during the back & forth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViftZTfRSt8
“The Mother Watch” by Edgar Guest
She never closed her eyes in sleep ’til we were all in bed.
On party nights, ’til we came home, she often sat and read.
We little thought about it then, when we were out at play,
How much our mother worried when we children were away.
We only knew she never slept when we were out at night,
And that she waited, just to know that we’d come home all right.
Why, sometimes, when we’d stay away till one, or two, or three,
It seemed to us that Mother heard the turning of the key.
For always, when we stepped inside, she’d call, and we’d reply,
But we were all too young back then to understand just why.
Until the last one had returned, she always kept a light,
For Mother couldn’t sleep until she kissed us all good night.
She had to know that we were safe before she went to rest.
She seemed to fear the world might harm the ones she loved the best.
And once she said, “When you are grown to women and to men,
Perhaps I’ll sleep all through the night; I might get some sleep then.”
And so it seemed that night and day we knew a mother’s care
But always, when we got back home, we’d find her waiting there.
Then came the night that we were called to gather round her bed
“The children are all with you now,” the kindly doctor said.
And in her eyes there gleamed again the old-time tender light
That told she had been waiting just to know we were all right.
She smiled the old familiar smile, and prayed to God to keep us safe
From harm all through the night, and then she went to sleep.
It is supposed to be in poetry form, but the formatting keeps being removed. Does anyone know how to remedy this? That is why there are random capital letters.