Friday, April 16, 2010
I wanted to have a party for my mom’s birthday and my helping hands came through. I was so happy that I could make dinner for her at my own apartment, but I couldn’t have done it without the helping hands of Bari, Amy, and Mina, or as my dad says, BAM. Our menu consisted of caprese salad, lasagna with homemade meat sauce, courtesy of Amy, sautéed spinach, and garlic bread. For dessert, we whipped up a confetti Pilsbury cake, along with banana and chocolate crepes. I was so happy to have my first big home-cooked meal at my own apartment. Happy birthday, Mom! Hope it goes nifty at fifty!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I often relate many things in my life to a garden, and in my room at my parents house as many of you know it actually has a garden theme. This month I would like to leave you with a poem I wrote many years ago, even though it has been many years I find myself relating to it in many ways, so here it is:
On this beautiful May morning
I sit and watch my garden
As it changes before my very eyes
Just like people
Here and there
All different shapes and sizes
Sweet and strong, bright and pale
Pointed, round, prickly, thick and flat
As the beautiful Mother Nature watches
directly over them- and me
Sometimes blooming fast
and sometimes very, very slow.
It all began when the first flowers grew
When I met my first friends-
my mom and dad
They watched me grow-
and learn and helped me...
Taught me to be kind to others and to be the
BEST I CAN BE!
Then my Grandparents...came along
2+2 and another special 1.
In my mind they are not just numbers, or people
they are part of who I am.
Without them- there would be NO ME.
I enjoy them all here and now to feel and touch and
share, but one, that I can only dream of -
hoping not to fade away...
Every morning, he waits for me...
I wait for him.
Best of all...My companion-My dog Beau!
Oh my brother Brian
Sometimes I love him, and sometimes I don't.
Funny...Oh, my dear, is he funny!
So funny, the whole world can laugh with him.
I-R-R-I-T-A-T-T-I-N-G! He's only 6.
Friends from the neighborhood
Friends from school
Friends from Drama Camp
Teacher Friends, Therapist Friends,
Oh so many friends, from oh so many places
ALISE, GINA, ANDREA, MARI, MARISSA,
STEPHANIE, SARA, DANIELLE, SAMMI,
NIKKI, LISA, CLAIRE, JANIELLE, GRANT, OACY,
LAYFER, RACHEL, REBEKAH, DIANE, MATT
MARGE, AMANDA, KATHLEEN, GETA
There are a few things that I absolutely do NOT like!
H, squeaky voices!
When people talk to me in HIG
Or touching my things without asking,
Rude, I don't like rude people
But I can deal with this...
Especially when I am in my garden...
For now I am loving and appreciating all that
I can feel and touch and share.
Like my garden there are parts of my life that I
hope are perennials...with me all the time.
But I know that there are parts that will have
to die away.
Like a star fading into the
Hoping each spring brings new growth in my
Just like a garden needs lots of hard work
planning and attention-
weeding, watering, fertilizing-
So do my relationships with people.
Each May, as I explore my garden I hope that it
will sustain the same beauty as it did the
year before...maybe even more,
September 2, 1998
I would like to end this post by welcoming my newest member to my garden Vanessa she's helping me on the weekends and she's a lot of fun to be around, finally thanks you to all my readers, my family and friends old and new, you all help to enrich my life and make my garden what it is Today.
Happy passover and Easter may the new spring help us to see beauty in our lives.