Daisies and Butterflies


A lovely surprise

daisies and butterflies

right before my eyes

such a lovely sight

in the sunlight

ever so bright

yellows and blues

all sorts of hues

greens and whites

butterflies in flight

they’re orange and brown

as they zip all around

fast as can be

from you to me

a cute little game

they’re so very tame

hello  you darling flutterbys

flying high

never try

to get too close to the candle, little friends

wishes we send

be safe and free

and we will see

you another day

this very May!

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Go Fly a Kite!


Everybody has heard this expression I do believe. If you haven’t it’s a kind of strange one, isn’t it? If you’re saying Oh go fly a kite to somebody it’s usually not said in kindness I’m afraid. It’s just dripping with sarcasm actually…Telling somebody to get lost is what you mean. I think the expression is not used much, but what do I know? It just popped into my head when I was reading about April being National Kite Month. So, there we have the title explanation! 🙂 It’s a fun thing and not being said to be unkind or nasty.

I am hoping everyone will have a happy time of it by going to fly a kite. I wonder how many of you kind readers think kite flying is fun, how many of you have flown kites? I was worrying it’s the kind of thing nobody takes the time to do anymore. I haven’t flown a kite for a few years myself, but reading about National Kite Month has given me an idea. It’s high time to go fly a kite! 🙂 I really intend to take some time and do just that myself.

Autumn and I both remember from an early age flying kites with our parents. We were blessed with a set of pretty awesome parents, our Dad used to make our own kites. They were some cool and unusual kites I do have to say! All the neighborhood kids loved seeing Dad bring those kites out, too. He sure could get those kites soaring and what wonderful memories of those days we Twinnies have.

I remember when Autumn and I were left to our own devices once…Well, the poor kite ended up tangled up in branches of our pear tree. We were young, Dad and Mom thought we should be given a chance to try. I remember Dad climbing a ladder to fetch that kite, he was happy to do it…We Twinnies were crying just a bit about our lost kite. Oh, the joys of two of us carrying on at one time! 😉 It was just as I said earlier we were blessed with awesome parents. Wonderful times, wonderful memories. I was also blessed with a fun husband who also liked to fly kites…Dave and I we had some good memories, too. Now, that he’s in Heaven, along with Dad all the memories are that much more meaningful.

The Twinnie and her darling man have decided to go kite flying, too she has told me, Yay! More memories and more fun…I have a feeling they will have a grand time of it, too. So, as my thoughts meander all over, I am just asking all of you kind readers to give it  a whirl. Go fly a kite! 🙂 Everybody go fly a kite at some point this month and celebrate with some smiles! 🙂 🙂

What Would You Do? by Gabby


It’s another one of my list of endless questions it seems,  and never do  they ever stop! 🙂 Anyway, here’s the question…If you had one day, all to yourself what would you do for fun? It has to be something fun, the only drawback you are stuck at home. So, the answer has to be something you do at home. Just pretend, it either snowed a whole lot, you were feeling not quite up to par and took a sick day off work. In case you live where it doesn’t snow, again just pretend you have a day off…BUT you can’t leave the house! Just think about it, you can’t do work from the office you brought home either! It has to be just for fun, no working allowed and I mean it. 😉

Your kids are in school or your nice spouse took them somewhere for the day. Your spouse is busy with the kids, or off working, so you will be all alone. One other rule, no you can’t chat with friends or anyone on the phone. No texting allowed either!  Why? Well, it is strictly your day! Do you cringe at the idea? Does it make you feel happy? The other rule, no housecleaning and that sort of thing either…After all, it has to be fun!

Can you entertain yourself for 8 hours or so without being bored? What would you be eating…Again, hopefully it’s something fun like takeout or ice cream! Why make it something healthy, it’s your free to indulge in any food whatever your little heart desires. What would I do? Well, probably read for awhile, maybe some computer time, no emailing people allowed during this time by the way. If texting is out so is emailing.

I might pop a DVD I’d been wanting to watch in. After I did reading, computer time and the movie, I would be listening to music. I would get old pictures out and have a stroll down memory lane. I would maybe do my nails and paint those fingernails and toenails some outrageous fun colors, too. For my food… I would order in some Pizza and also have some other snacks and ice cream. Maybe I would make a sundae out of the ice cream to liven it up while I was at it. See, my day is involving no people, no healthy food…Sounds like it was a relaxing day for me! No exercising? Well, maybe a 30 minute pilates, maybe a spin on my exercise bike…Because it’s very relaxing. That’s the exercise limit of the day only 30 minutes, if you hate exercising…You get to skip it all together! Yay for you! That was my whole day off to myself…What are Autumn’s day off plans  you may be wondering?

Here’s what the Twinnie would plan for day all to herself. She would read some or most of that book she hasn’t had time for. She says she would be listening to music, too. She says her food to order in would be takeout Chinese! Mix herself up a milkshake, have some snacks at hand, too. Other than that…the Twinnie says she would go with the flow and make that day to herself count! What about you kind readers? What are you going to do with that day off all to yourself? Please do share, it will be fun to see what you all have planned! 🙂 🙂

Tying One On… BY Gabby Angel


Another adventure

Growing up, Autumn and I were blessed to have two of our best buddies live across the street from us. They were brothers, Tim and Alex and for boys they were really very cool and most times a lot of fun. Their family and ours had moved in to our houses at the same time, we all hit it off and became fast friends.

The nice part about Tim and Alex they were well mannered and treated us with respect. Not that they couldn’t get rowdy, well so could Autumn and I! Tim was our age and Alex was about 1& 1/2 years older than us.  We had so many adventures, but this one is just asking (and prodding me) to be told. So tell it I must, have a smile or perhaps a laugh I hope…But please do read on.

Read on 🙂

We were all around 8-9 years old at the time, tie-dying tee shirts was all the rage back then. Autumn and I had been telling the boys more about it. How our Mom had promised we were going to give it al whirl. Being boys at first they kind of laughed, saying wasn’t it just a girl thing? No, we promised., boys and girls alike were having tie-dying adventures. They finally agreed, Autumn and I had made it sound like to much fun to miss out on.

Our Mom and theirs were friends, so Mrs A. was going to be joining Mom in the fun. We were all getting excited about it, picking out our colors since we each got to pick on. I think back on that day and do chuckle. Whatever were our mothers thinking?

It gets better

Well, they were brave and thought it would be a fun project for all. The Moms were anxious to dye some of their own tee-shirts, too after all. So the big old pots were filled with the water and dye was ready. We were doing this project out back of our house on one of the picnic tables. Tee- shirts ready and the loads of rubber bands we would be using, all of us dressed in older clothes. Well, just in case the dye got splashed around too much, those Moms were really planning ahead.

They showed us how to wrap the rubber bands around parts of the material on the tee-shirts. It was fun, we were really all getting into this! The Moms were busy dipping a couple of the tee-shirts, then hung them up to dry. It really was going great lots of smiles and laughing, everyone just having a good time of it.

Oops!

We were down to the last tee-shirt, and luck ran out of good behavior. Autumn got it into her head to see how Tim would look with blue(her color of choice) in his blond hair! Those two were such buddies, but we should have known to keep our eyes on them.

It happened fast, Autumn picked up a nearby cup and, filled it with blue dye and over Tim’s head it went. Tim, always ready to get in on the action was next. Over Autumn’s head went Tim’s color choice,  a cupful of some red dye went! Before the Mom’s could stop them the dye was flying, they were covered in it! Both of them laughing like crazy, just having a blast and acting like fools. They were a mess, Alex and I backed off being the sane ones. Content to just stand back and watch the show, while Dad hearing the ruckus popped out the back door. Just in the nick of time, too.

The Moms were having a hard time breaking up the action, well Dad stopped it real fast! Tie-dying fun was over for the day, thanks to those two. Autumn and Tim were washed off quickly, no real lasting harm done. It was talked about and also laughed about for years to come. Just on that particular day, nobody was laughing except the wild and crazy duo of Autumn and Tim.

P.S. The other tee-shirts turned out fine, by the way! 🙂 😉