Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
this week I am 39 and 11/12
and as you can tell I am feeling a little dark
sorry for the political
and crabby posts
it's not because I'm almost 40
I'm not that vain
I got other shit going on though
so if you are a regular reader
and you love me
and that pretty much narrows it down to you, mom
please get me these boots for my birthday
and don't give me the money to buy the boots
cause I'll have to use that to pay
last months mortgage payment
and with that
I think I should be dark for awhile
so as not to bring y'all down
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
for me today
so I give you
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
The Laughing Heart
Friday, September 16, 2011
branding one lake in Minnesota
and this blog
with great quotes
and vintage photos
"I've have learned that only two things
are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think
she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it."
-- Lyndon B. Johnson
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
that he's her boyfriend
and has been for about a year
she gets to stand by him at the bus stop
(yep 10 kids at our bus stop, it's fun)
because it's her first day of kindergarten
in other news
he started 1st grade on Tuesday
and is decidedly less enthusiastic than his sister
I am afraid he will be like me
and be known as the brother of his more personable younger sibling
"Ohhh, your Ben's sister!"
They still call me that.
I am now a Catholic school teacher
in addition to my job as an athletic trainer
I have stopped blogging and started lesson planning
don't take it personally
he has started baking
and I don't know what that means
but it is concerning none the less
I made this
but forgot the feta
so it wasn't very good
someday more pretty interiors
Posted by Appletree at 9:28 AM