Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pins Pearls Words Words Words

So I hadn't had a chance to post up the Pins and Pearls for this week.  Plus we'll be needing a word for Poetry Friday too.

In Pins we've got some geekery, some craftiness, chocolate chip cookie cups (OMG yes!) and a really disgusting Halloween costume.  Come take a look.  Just click on the picture to port yourself over to my Pinterest board for the week:

And in Pearls:

photo and original site: http://www.pintsizeproductions.com/

orignal website address: http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/


We bought apples at the farmer's market over the past weekend.  They were honeycrisp apples and let me tell you, eating one plain is like having dessert.  We used most of them to make applesauce.  It is heavenly and has this lovely pink hue.  However, my children have informed me that they do not like applesauce.  What???  What kid doesn't like applesauce?  Apparently I have not one, but two of the only kids in the world that don't.  How'd I get so lucky?  So I'm planning to make a bunch of cakes with applesauce in them.  Kids - go figure.

For this Friday, in honor of my silly children and the beautiful applesauce that we made but they refuse to eat, we'll use the word SAUCE.  Whip up something fun for Friday!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Poetry Friday - Shed

What's Left

He comes at you in fits and starts
dragging an ankle
changing the angle of his head
as though he could force
you into focus.
He seems to hold
some recollection of you.
You can see his hair
has fled and
the repulsive way
his skin peels and sheds.
You can change the image
to the man you knew before.
How once he loved you
and trust came implicitly, and yet
it cannot fully erase
his current intent to chomp at your flesh.
You raise the barrel
of the long steel that has now
become your inseparable lover.
You cradle it into you, whisper
your new-found trust and
gently squeeze its trigger.
Down goes the man of your dreams
twitching the last of
what's left of who he was.
You stuff your heart in your pocket
and don't forget the double tap.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Just a Word

I've been trying to think of something to say today.  I hate to dash in, drop a word in your lap and high-tail it out.  But I simply can't think of a thing to say.  How does that happen?  How does anyone go through a day and have so little of interest happen that they have nothing to say?  It just happens.

Still we need a word for Friday and I'm already a day late.  I'm late I'm late I'm late.  No time to say hello, good-bye, I'm late I'm late I'm late.

Let's get poetical this week with the word...SHED.  As in we keep the rakes to rake all these leaves in the shed.  Or, it's that time of year again, the dog is shedding.  Or, oh the tears we shed.  Yes - SHED.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pins and Pearls Week of October 8, 2012

In Pins this week you'll find some fun costume ideas, plenty of geekery and a cute cat picture because everyone loves cute cat pictures, am I right?

Click the picture to go check it all out:

And in Pearls:

Photo and recipe originally found at http://www.redbarncandlecompany.com

Photo and tutorial originally found at: sewlikemymom.com

And a tutorial for sewing a Rapunzel wig.

Happy Pinning and Pearling this week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Shadow Monsters

Shadow Monsters

Shadow monsters are all I have.
Imaginary Rorschach blots
to understand the thing.
I'm too far away to examine
your x-rays or
speak to the guy that saw it lodged in you.
My friendly enemy, distance,
protects me and keeps me separate.
I have articles riddled with
technical lingo.
I have phone conversations of
We'll be positive, and
I don't know, and
The doctor thinks.
I have these moments of utter silence in
a world receded so far
I cannot hear the tiny voices
calling me back, chaining me to each day
one dinner at a time
away from the battlefront.
I have this blanket of thick dark
to burrow under and wish within.
I have this mental picture of you
and the blisters on your feet
and the swollen leg
and the hair that's gone
and the way you smile in spite of it all.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Pins and Pearls week of October 1, 2012 and a word for Poetry Friday

I promised Pins and Pearls today. This past week I went a bit Pearl crazy but slowed on the Pins. Click the image to see my pin board for this past week:

Pearls for the week included:

I found this place called foldable.me where you can make an avatar of yourself and they will send you a cardboard of it and then you put it together to make a little you.

Or how about these lovely labels from Martha Stewart's site you can download and put on your wine bottles for hostess gifts this holiday season?

I found a board game review website which is rather fun called the Shut Up and Sit Down.
To visit their site directly go to http://www.shutupshow.com/ or click the pic to go to the Pearl.

And lastly I love this website by Ana White (http://ana-white.com/).  She builds furniture, gives great tutorials and has tons and tons of free plans.

After all that, we need a word for this week's Poetry Friday.  I'm still in a Halloween mood, so let's use the word CHAIN or CHAINS.

Happy Pinning and Pearling!

Monday, October 08, 2012

I have a surprise for Poetry Friday!

I made a video for Poetry Friday.  Below the video I've printed the actual poem.  Check back tomorrow for this week's Pins and Pearls and a word for this Friday's poems!


Desperation seeps in
on the morning smog
smashing into my shelter
where the tears of ghosts stain my window
and the marrow goes cold.
Indecision, a petrifying foe.
There is sedition in
the ranks of my strength:
confidence cowered away
self-assurance unhinged and trembled
courage fully betrayed
groveling on the floor
begging for sanctuary behind convenient
pillars of panic and passive inertia.
This killing is quiet.
Softly was beaten by a stick.
The slow melt into
the crack and groan of weakened bones
the agonizing slide
the free-hang over and
clambering to. To emerge
would require a backbone
where atrophy set in.
To reach
always it's about the reach.
To concoct a refurbished future
somehow a fresh foot in. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A Poem, Pins, Pearls and a Word

'Lucy you got some splainin' to do!' - actually I won't bore you with explanations but I do have some catchin' up to do, so here goes.  First the poem.  Last week's word was screen.  This image of a toddler face bathed in sunlight behind a screen door had been floating around in my head but the words to go with it wouldn't come out of hiding.  I have vivid memories of summer vacations and playing with my cousins at my grandparent's house.  Perhaps the words wouldn't come because memories can obscure what I want to say with too much emotion.  Sometimes it's like that.


Sun filters through screen where
a toddler face, watermelon sticky,
peers out into the unreachable world.
Longer legs traipse through, streaming
words behind them as they go.
Banging door creaks.
Inside means cookies, outside

I have a ton of Pins in my board this week.  Check it out:

And here are a couple of Pearls for this week:

Betty Crocker had a post about making mini pies like pot pies and then freezing them for later.  Looks convenient.

Also I found this recipe for Long Boy Burgers which we tried out last night.  We liked them but wished for more saucy flavor.  Next time we will add jalapenos or extra sauces like bbq or maybe even salsa.

And of course there's Poetry Friday for this week.  Let's get a little Halloween spirit started for this month and use the word GHOST.