Monday, August 27, 2012

“Thanks, it’s my Mom!”

was my response to the woman sitting across from me on the train this morning. She had pointed to the handmade domino necklace* I am wearing and said “That is beautiful!”

How fitting...on my 54th birthday, to acknowledge the woman, who at the tender age of 20...loving, internally cared for me; bore the pain of my birth and welcomed me into the bright light of the world on Wednesday, August 27, 1958.

The woman who would have made a fabulous farmer’s wife, with her love of animals, the outdoors, and her southern heritage-driven gift of cooking and baking; whom instead married a garbage collector, settled into suburban Chicago and raised (let’s face it – still raising) eight children.

Momma, I stand in honor with love, pride & thanks and salute thee.

myra lee

Monday, August 13, 2012

Slip Sliding & Falling My Lunch Walk Away!

Yes, it is raining.

Yes, I am wearing my toe shoes.

Yes, I walk up Madison to the Bean and back most every weekday.

Yes, I always cross State Street.

No, I have never fallen on this walk. . .

until today.

Several times a year a "coating" of some type is applied to the sidewalk on State Street. Not sure what the coating is (I am currently on the phone with the City to find out), but I am sure of this. . .

when it gets wet it is slippery beyond measure.

One step onto State Street and my left foot flew out from under me.

There was no graceful catching myself recovery.

I went down.

Hard.

Left arm.

Left shoulder.

Left hip.

The new Snippet's camera fortunately in my right hand and seemingly unscathed.

My shoulder, neck, arm, hip - sore already.

The City's 311 operator just confirmed thru the Department of Transportation (whom I cannot speak to directly) that they do "put something" on the sidewalks but they would not discuss what that was. She told me that the only thing I can do is file a police report.

Frustrated...yes.

That I wasn't hurt too badly I am blessed.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Heavy Duty...


blue collar;

hard working;

protector;

provider;

German;

jokester;

street smart;

loving;

old school;

imperfect;

all of these words plus thousands more to describe the man
who would have been 77 today.

Happy Birthday in Heaven Pops I do say!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"I am so happy Buddy has finally settled down. . .

in the grass chewing on his rawhide." I had just thought as I saw his rawhide bone on the other side of the yard.

"BUDDY!" I sternly said.



Buddy my wonder dog still alive. . .baby bunny dead.
:^(

Friday, May 4, 2012

Susan Snippet's Suggests. . .

just saying that if some new music is in your future - get Lionel Richie's Tuskegee CD. . .


you will not be disappointed.

Lionel's voice is as good as it ever was and he duets with fabulous country singers such as Darius Rucker (my fav!), Jennifer Nettles (yeah!), Jason Aldean (WOW!), Kenny Chesney and the list goes on.

That is it - just enjoy!!

Oh boy!
:^)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Beautiful Friday. . .

Jean's and Cowboy Boots Day!

Hooray!

Making it. . .

thru the rain, hail, lightning and thunder. . .

still in love with all of God's Wonder!

Enjoy!!

Oh Boy!