A Smile For the Day ~ By Gabby Angel


This happened yesterday and I am still laughing to myself. My neighbor and I met up while I was hanging my Christmas wreath on my door. She was heading for her car, her little granddaughter who is about  6 years old in tow. I can never get over how chatty this little girl is, she just talks so much! Being pretty chatty myself, I can only say Katie, this ever so cute young girl is off to a great start. Not a shy bone in her body, Katie will sometimes share  a bit too much information.

She came over to give me a hug and her greeting to me friendly as always. Her words spilling over each other I need to add. “Hi Gabby and how are you, how’s Autumn, haven’t seen her for awhile,all ready for Christmas, Christmas is my total favorite!” On she went…Your wreath is pretty, I am getting a new baby sister or brother and not sure which, but I want a sister.” I answered all her questions and statements, I think.

While Emma her grandmother chuckled and gave me a smile, saying how excited they were about the expected baby. Also telling me how bad her daughter’s morning sickness was, but hoping it would pass. Katie barged in to the conversation with “morning sickness means the barfing thing, yuck”. Emma and I laughed as Katie kept rolling…”I bet it’s a boy, they can make you sick sometimes”.

On she went about an annoying little boy in her class and how he always was telling her how pretty she was and had even kissed her on the cheek! Gutsy little boys in first grade these days it seems. I don’t recall them being quite so bold in Autumn’s and my young school days!

Anyway, Katie said this funniest thing about how said little boy Jake told her he loved her so much he just couldn’t say…Emma and I were both laughing again on that one. Kind of cute expression, I have to admire that boy he seemed to have quite a way with words. Emma told Katie it was time to get going, that they had to get to the grocery store. OK Katie agreed and gave me a nice hug goodbye, Emma and I exchanged goodbyes and she led Katie to the car.

I was still smiling and chuckling to myself as I went inside my house, little Katie…She is so funny and made my day. Oh, to be a kid again! 🙂

A magic castle ~ By Autumn Sunshine


There is a castle on the hill so high

listen close and you can hear a sigh

It’s where the Princess dwells

the sound of tiny bells

play a happy sound

all around

the castle so tall, flowers bloom

and fairies loom

I see a wood nymph over there

laying beside a tree without a care

Come closer if you dare

You twirl around

without a sound

and see the Princess smile and wave

she always tries to behave

but alas she spins and waves her hand

right before our eyes, a Pegasus  stands

ready to take her for a flight

sparkly mane makes for a pretty light

Off they go on a breeze into the night

She waves and vanishes within our sight

The magic follows all who wander here

it’s really true so never fear

just learn a spell and make a wish

you will hear a  “swish”

before you know it you’ll be on your way

twirl and swirl into a brand new day …