Category Archives: Summer Daze

How I spent my Summer Vacation

First I was a human totem pole…
Ran with wolves …
Conquered a mountain…
Visited Kimmie and Jill in Colorado with my mom, Carol…
Attended lots of world premiere movies … (that’s Cydney and Alyssa bending air) …
Lots of family get-togethers …
Eradicated Zits … (Cydney and Abi during acne education at Dr. Topham’s office)
Got SOAKED at Lagoon …
Got annoyed with Mr. Farish…
Glowed profusely at Swiss Days …
                (and apparently gained a big belly to boot)
Sought relief from the heat in Park City …
                                      and through it all …
Enjoyed every minute of being with my family and loved ones.  It was a great summer!


My Sentiments Exactly



‘I cannot go to school today, ‘
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
‘I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox
And there’s one more-that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut-my eyes are blue-
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broke-
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is-what?
What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is…Saturday?
G’bye, I’m going out to play! ‘

Shel Silverstein


So the kids bring home their yearbooks and of course I have to read all the witty, pithy sayings and sentiments thanking them for being in such and such class with so and so (boring) teacher but YOU made that class SO FUN ‘ cuz you are the best and let’s hang out for sure, HAGS! 
Oh HAGS indeed!  I want to HAGS.  I want to HAGS in a big way.  I want to have three months off to HAGS with my kids, my gal-pals, my fella … heck I want to HAGS with a whole stack of books … I WANT TO HAGS!  The problem is, in order for my kids to HAGS, I have to work.  Everything cost something and If I didn’t work, well, No HAGS to be had.  Harumph!
Oh well, hats off to all you kiddos; I wish you all HAGS!
remember …
                       U. R.     
                                 2  Cute
                                 2  Be
                                 4  Gotten!
Stay cute!