Thursday, November 20, 2014


I love Haiku. It says so much with so little. Every single word counts. I especially love Peyton over at Suburban Haiku because she is the queen of saying volumes with a few words. And the result is hilarious.

So she's my inspiration for taking on this topic from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop this week: Write a Haiku about what you see out your window. I couldn't stop at 1 haiku though - I wrote 4.

Those aren't Tootsie Rolls
lying on the balcony.
Bad, lazy doggies.

I see the mountains.
Wish I were there camping out.
Where is my trailer??

"Next weekend," he says,
as I view our jungly yard.
I won't hold my breath.


I like our feeder
but bird seed = bird poop.
 I might rethink it.

Oh, these are fun. Every person, pet, and issue in my household is now fair game for Loriburban Haiku. That's haiku written while I'm drinking bourbon. Or...drinking anything alcoholic.

Try it yourself (the Haiku, not the bourbon. Although...) then go over to Mama Kat's place and link up!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

It's Okay...

...To play the "I have a fractured back" card and give my two grown kids who live at home right now a chore list of cleaning tasks to help get the house ready for Thanksgiving.

...For one of my kids (*cough* the boy *cough*) to offer to pay the other one (Sissa, who just returned from romping in Kauai and is now broke) to do his chores. She accepted and is now $40 richer and I get a clean house. Win Win.

...To clean and organize my closet, then google "fall/winter outfit ideas" and become obsessed with having a "capsule wardrobe," a phrase I was completely oblivious to just moments before. It's further okay to make a list of clothing items I need to complete my capsule wardrobe and go shopping for those items, but buy two things from Maurice's that were not on the list but will go with the other items on the list as soon as I buy them.

...To binge watch Grey's Anatomy on Netflix on my tablet while lying in bed on a heating pad. Furthermore, it's ok to binge watch any show you love and not feel guilty about it, because damn it, I do enough stuff for everybody and if I want to veg out for a few hours, I deserve it!

...To not care about Kim Kardashian or her ass.

...To write a very short It's Okay post on my lunch hour so I can have something new up on my blog which I've neglected for two weeks.

Thanks to Amber, at Airing My Dirty Laundry for her It's Okay Tuesday meme! Write some quick It's Okays yourself and link on up!

Airing My Dirty Laundry

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

12 Lines A Whiner

So I mentioned before that I have weak bones suseptible suceptible prone to fractures.

Since I found out,  I've been taking care of myself with vitamins, green drinks, and exercise.

Then I fractured another bone in my spine a couple weeks ago. That makes 4. WTF??

It's painful. It's debilitating. It's depressing. It makes me feel old and afraid and sad.

Eventually, I'll be a hunchback which will be a real wardrobe challenge.

On the upside, my shoes will always match because I'll have a great view of my feet at all times.

The downside is it means more doctors and tests to find out the one thing I want to know.


If I could just know that, then I can know how to fix it. I could know how to fight this disease.

This disease that makes my lifespan 30% shorter.

And speaking of shorter, I'm shrinking.

Thanks for letting me whine. I'm done. I leave you with this uplifting thought:

**Participating in Mama Kat's pretty much World Famous Writer's Workshop where I chose writing prompt #5 - Write a Post in Just 12 Lines. And these two lines don't count.**


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