Friday, February 19, 2010

Red Rose (and other stuff)



A single red rose was left at my door

I don’t know where it came from…or who it was for!

It was wrapped in pink tissue

With a red ribbon gently tied

I saw no note or tag about it

So within myself I sighed

I’ve heard that a red rose will always bring joy

especially if that rose did come from a boy!

That day and night I wondered who had left the rose that way

Only to wake and find another at my door, the very next day.

It’s strange you see, but it’s happened again;

for ten days have passed, now 12 I’ve gathered in.

Yes it’s mysterious, this I know

But actually it’s mystery doesn’t bother me so

For each rose has brought me such joy

Could it be true, that they have actually come from a boy?

(I wrote this little poem when I was in the 8th grade, and no, I didn’t get any roses. LOL  I think I have always been in love with love and the thought of it and every little thing that goes along with it….roses have always been my favorite flower.  I think it may just have been puppy love and wishful thinking on my part when I wrote this silly poem.  OH pitter patter of the heart!) (SIGH)

Since I last posted, I was visited by the “little rascals”, Huhoney and I took them into the desert to see the dinosaur tracks, 

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visit the wild west fort,  had a picnic in the desert  (the rascals loved that in the back of Papa’s pick-up)  …



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Tried desperately to catch a lizard…




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Posed for a couple of pics because Oma said say cheese!


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Little miss smarty pants drove Papa’s truck and boy did she think she was Princess for the day….and she was….Papa said she drives like all women…..never watches the road!  Good thing there was a LOT of desert road!

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Dug for dinosaur teeth and bones….



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looked for gold (didn’t find any)


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gave double bubble baths,

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Played at the playground





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Kissed an adorable chunky monkey’s neck…..




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Papa wound up big brother and then on cue……we left! LOL

It is so awesome being a grandparent and getting away with, well just about everything!

Well tomorrow (Saturday) I am going with one of my BFF’s to Vegas to do a little shopping…..Spring is around the corner and I don’t have a thing to wear………hahahahahaha

Next week….4 more days with RADA then I am DONE! 


Together We Save said...

Oh my these pictures are so cute!!

Bernie said...

It looks like you had great times with your grandchildren and now more to come with your BFF in Vegas. Have a great time....: Hugs

Wanda said...

Very cute poem Linda, I use to do the same thing as a young girl.
You and Huhoney had lots of activities going on to entertain those rascals...I'm sure they had fun. Hope those last 4 days are a breeze for you Linda!

I can't believe you are ready to plant a garden...we're still under a foot of snow, but that sun was awfully bright today! Not only do you have warmer weather, you have a chunky monkey’s neck to kiss!
Lucky you!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wow! You had me there with the poem...I thought it really had happened.
LOVE the pics...especially where the little ones are trying to climb INTO the rock to get that lizard!!!!!
SO glad you are going to go have some fun with your friend!
;^) ;^) ;^)

Jenny said...

Really great poem...and adorable pictures. Thank you for sharing.

emily said...

I LOVE chunky baby necks. The best smell in the whole world!!! My mouth is watering right now...
Have you heard the song 18 Yellow Roses by Bobby Darrin? One of my favorites...
Also, Rada will probably miss you, but yay for the end of that relationship, eh?

Diana said...

Nice poem Linda, you had me going I thought you really did get the roses! The photos in the desert were very cute. The one with your granddaughter driving brought back memories. Jake used to do that with Katie. Wish he could do that with her now! I hope your shopping trip is fun.
Love Di

Lisa said...

Great poem! And what fun living your fun time through your pictures with you! I can't wait to be a grandma! &:o)

The Muse said...

great prose!
i loved that...
and the family shots...
there is much joy there :)

now...have you solved the mystery of the rose? :)

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Teacher's Pet said...

Linda...!! Great poem. I just love it!
Aren't you a clever girl. I'm impressed...
The photos of the children bring me happiness...just to see each and every wonderful to have such love in your life.
Thanks for sharing....the poem and the photos.
Smiles and warmest hugs to you from Jackie

Jerelene said...

What gorgeous grandbabies!! What a blessing to you...and the new baby girl is so beautiful!!!
Even though I've not been on much...I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers sweet friend...
Love and hugs...Jerelene

Eileen said...

Such a pretty blog dress, Linda! And such fun family times! I loved the photos! Beautiful family!
And I'm happy to hear that you will be getting away for some 'me' time!

Your poem was so sweet, and even sweeter was reading you say that you are in love with love! Adorable!

And give that beautiful baby a kiss for me!

Enjoy Vegas!
And you are in my prayers. So happy to read that you are doing well.
Love to you,

Jientje said...

Loved the poem and the cute pictures Linda!