Showing posts with label Poem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poem. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Free Thanksgiving Acrostic and Word Hunt Printables

Looking for an easy, no-prep, last minute  Thanksgiving activity for the kiddos?  Well, look no further!  Here are 2 super fun printable sheets that will keep the kids entertained while the turkey bakes.

Two Free Thanksgiving Printables!

Free Thanksgiving Printables for Kids- Acrostic Poem and Word Hunt


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A 2012 review

So much happened in the past twelve months.
Here are some of the nicest things, toughest things, and favorite projects of 2012.

January
 
Nicest thing:  Introducing Baby Chuck to my sister
Toughest things:  Taking Baby Chuck to get tested for allergies, Saying goodbye to grandparents


February
 
Nicest thing:  Finding this lovely yellow second hand couch
Toughest thing:  Struggling with Baby Chuck's eczema and getting him retested for allergies


March

Nicest thing:  Baby Chuck getting his first two teeth
Toughest thing:  Adjusting to our new dietary restrictions
Favorite DIY:  Trying out a DIY chocolate face mask


April
 
Nicest things:  Baby Chuck and I ride a bicycle,  Enjoying our new (old) couch
Favorite craft:  Making a salt dough necklace

May

Nicest thing:  Tulip Time
Toughest thing:  Mysterious fussiness
Favorite DIY: Hubby transforms our table into a chalkboard table


June

Nicest things:   Seeing family visit, Holding our first garage sale at Beth's
Toughest things:  Having to say goodbye to friends (x2)


July

Nicest thing:  Drawing a small Tulip Time book
Toughest things:  Putting Charlie down, Trying to recover from a disastrous move


August

Nicest things:  Having Katie and Kim visit, Meeing up with old friends, Celebrating our anniversary
Favorite craft:  Making multicolor crayons

September

Nicest things:  Celebrating Baby Chuck's 1st birthday party, Seeing guests enjoy my craftsVisiting the NY Renaissance fair and Bronx Zoo
Favorite craft: Felt Lapel pins


October

Nice things:  Celebrating HalloweenVisiting the Queens Farm Museum
Toughest things:  Parenting strugglesHurricane Sandy
Favorite craft:  Faux Stained glass


November

Nice things:  Making new friendsSeeing old friends, Illustrating my Poem
Toughest thing:  Baby Chuck begins transitioning to one nap
Favorite craft:  Cardboard trophy head

December


Nicest thing:  Christmas, Hanging out with old friends
Toughest thing: Sharing that I quit my PhD programSandy Hook Elementary

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Give Thanks Poem (Illustrated)

So I took the plunge and tried creating illustrations to go with my "Give Thanks" poem.  Instead of taking the traditional paper and pen route that I used for my Tulip Time Book, this time I tried my hand at digital art.

Poem Book


Special thanks to hubby for helping me to figure out how to convert my .blah blah files to another set of .blah blah files so that I could ultimately compress them into .what-the-heck-is-happening-my-computer-is-freezing-again files.   (As you can tell, I'm quite computer savvy... ehhh... not really.)


Monday, November 5, 2012

A poem









(Click here to see an  illustrated copy of this poem!)


Give thanks when a bright sun warms the sky,
and thanks for each gentle breeze that whispers by.

Give thanks when we have enough food to eat,
and thanks for the good earth beneath our feet.

Give thanks when we complete honest work with our hands,
and thanks for the blessing of family and friends.

Give thanks even though current times might be hard,
and thanks for the strength found in loved ones' arms.

Give thanks for each star that twinkles at night,
and thanks for the moon's soft comforting light.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crumb-y baby

Sometimes breastfeeding takes quite a bit of time, so I snack while I feed.  A couple of days ago I munched on a cookie and some crumbs fell onto Baby's head.  This snippet from Shel Silvertein's poem "The Dirtiest Man in the World" came across my mind as I quickly brushed the crumbs away...

Oh I'm Dirty Dan, the world's dirtiest man,
I never have taken a shower.
I can't see my shirt - it's so covered with dirt,
And my ears have enough to grow flowers...

Friday, August 12, 2011

An ode to Charlie



Happiness is having a dog for a pet
If you’re looking for a good friend, then he’s your best bet
He welcomes you home with a wet nose and a lick
He snuggles you at bedtime; he’s good company when you’re sick
He helps with the housework, with crumbs and dinner scraps
And he keeps you warm at nighttime, sleeping soundly in your lap
Yup, a dog is a good friend; he’s always loyal and always true,
Much more than a companion, he’s family, and he’ll always love you.

Monday, July 18, 2011

RIP Tom 1

Sadly, when Tom's red exterior,
Spoke of his flav'ry interior,
My hand had to act,
The fruit I did snatch,
And I savored his taste so superior.  


Saturday, April 16, 2011

No more taxes!

With the tax deadline approaching, hubby and I are sitting easy.  Instead of spending our weekend fighting with Turbo Tax, we visited a professional and finished within an hour.  Everything went so smoothly and we received our first refund yesterday.  Score!  Here's a limerick to celebrate this wonderful event.    


A couple that once hated tax time
They struggled to fill in those darn lines
"We've had quite enough!"
they said with a huff
"A pro will be worth every dime."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The big 3-0

A momentous birthday is approaching and I will soon have to leave behind this fun experimental decade to join a more responsible one.  Eeek.

I'm sure hoping that Longfellow's onto something when he says:
"Age is opportunity no less
than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh Tiffany

Yesterday I ran into a small mishap.  I realized I forgot to register this semester.  Oh no! Three weeks past the registration deadline I was extremely worried and quickly contacted my school.  There, I talked to someone named Tiffany.  Super nice and understanding, she worked everything out.

Here's a poem that I wrote about the situation:

I woke up this morning feeling pretty scared
Forgot to register for my class, how would I fare? 
Waited till nine and dialed my cell,
And hoped and hoped that things would go well,
Then hark, that voice from the registrar's office
No attitude, no berating, no accusing me for my mess
Oh Tiffany, oh Tiffany, so nice, so kind,
Now I won't be kicked out on my big  fat behind.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fortune Cookie Haiku

After Chinese Food
Sealed tight in a plastic bag
Crunchy, golden treat

Two lovely fortunes from us to you

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Day Limerick



There once was a turkey from Michigan,
Who feared he'd be lunch like his brethren
Come Thanksgiving Day
He shouted, "Hooray!"
His owners became vegetarian.

~ Pink Stripey Socks and Hubby

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Hope you have a wonderful time feasting, chatting, laughing, and resting.

Friday, November 5, 2010

How do I love thee?

Today my hubby and I are going to visit a new thrift store.  I love thrift stores.  I love hunting through items.  I love finding interesting items.  And I especially love seeing how little everything costs.  When I'm at the thrift store, I'm not a shopper...I'm an explorer, an archaeologist, and a treasure hunter. :)  Move over old ladies, there's a new thrift store shopper in town. 

So, inspired by my love of thrift stores (and the great poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning), I've written out this poem proclaiming my love. 

Oh thrift stores, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.   
For inside your stores, I have oft stayed.
I love thy rows and rows of clothes,
Browns, Purples, Pinks, and gold.
I love thy jewelery counter, covered by glass
Where pins, earrings, and necklaces are stashed.
I love thy shoes, oft hidden out of sight
Where gingerly I place my left foot and right.
I love thy pottery, dishes, and knickknacks,
Furniture, purses, and other bricka brack.
And lastly, as we are in the season of fall,
I love thy coats, mittens, and scarves most of all.
With all these possibilities, with thrift stores galore
Verily, I am becoming a happy clothes whore.


~ Pink Stripey Socks

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Steak Haiku

I love eating steak
Sizzling on my kitchen grill
Charred and peppery

Here's a picture of the mammoth t-bone steak I ate tonight.  Tasty.
 

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