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i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)

Poetry Contest

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Meg and Matthew have a poetry competition coming up for school and needed poems to recite.  I looked online and didn't find quite the right poems for them so I just wrote some real quick today.

Here's Meg's

Turkey Day
It’s turkey day! Gobble Gobble!
We’re gonna eat til we wobble
With all our chums
Until we need tums
And then back home we will hobble

It’s Turkey day, what a treat!
There’re so many things here to eat!
Stuffing and yams
Potatoes and hams
Black Olives and jiggly red beets

It’s Turkey Day! Family’s here!
From all their homes, far and near
To celebrate blessings
With turkey and dressings
Thank you , Lord, for miracles dear.

Stephanie Shumway

Here's Matt's
 I love Christmas
I love Christmas! Do you know why?
There are candy canes, elves, and reindeers that fly!
Stockings with oranges way down in the toe
Twinkly lights, carols, and don’t forget snow!
But do you know why I love Christmas the best?
Baby Jesus was born so that we could be blessed.
-Stephanie Shumway

Here is a runner up. I started writing it for Matt, but it got too long.
Cookies for Santa
I’m leaving out cookies for Santa
So he can stay all fat and pudgy
There’s a reason that he stays so happy
It’s cause he eats chocolate that’s fudgy

He starts out so thin in November
But as holidays come he gets plump
Eating turkey and taters and dressing
And his favorite: Roasted Rump!
So I’m leaving out cookies for Santa
To help him fit in his red suit
It’s a way to say thank you to Saint Nick
For all of this sweet Christmas loot.
-Stephanie Shumway

Catching up in a paragraph

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I haven't posted since September 1st?!?!  hoy! ok, real quick- Aaron is cast in Copperstar productions' The Sound of Music as Captain Von Trapp and I am cast as Sister Sophia and Maria's understudy. Megan is in the preshow show choir, and Matthew starts soccer on Wednesday. I went hiking on Labor day at Telegraph Pass and yesterday (saturday the 11th) at Camelback.  Loved both hikes! Matthew got his head cracked open last night with a metal baseball bat (accident) and got a cat scan.  It freaked out the babysitter and the friend who did it.  Everything's ok, though. no worries. DONE!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Today's theme: Exercise

This morning we left the basketball court lights off during our workout..... I remarked how weird it was to wake up to exercise so early that you can still see the stars when you start.

Five in the morning
Star gazing, sweat in my eyes
Orions weight belt

Link up, yo!  I changed the linky dink since some people don't have a blog to which they can link. You can just fill in your haiku if you don't have a blog. Otherwise, the rules remain the same. You have until midnight tonight to write your exercise haiku. woot woot!
ADDED NOTE!! When you post, put two spaces then a slash and two spaces again between lines.  so.... Huffy Puffy Me / Wheezing while I push and pull / Back of Parking Lot