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Offline luvthebirds

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #375 on: September 03, 2012, 10:46:33 PM »
I am pleased to share that the luvthebird family has increased by two.  We adopted two sweet, and active, kittens this week!  :heart

One of the first thing our new kitties did on our first evening together was explore..... ending up covered in cute little dust bunny balls at one point..... so that inspired me to write that down.... then my brain wouldn't quit.....

Hope you will find a smile or chuckle here but this may be too close to the truth for some of us.....  :ecwink




You Know You’re A Bad Housekeeper.....

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your new kitties roll on the floor
And end up covered in dust bunnies

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your new kitties
Keep showing you lovely spider webs

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your new kitties find tidbits to eat
And they are not cat food

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you have plenty of spiders
And they are extremely well fed and long-lived

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the furniture finishes in your home
Can all be described as "dusty" colored 

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you know you own a vacuum cleaner
But you have no idea where to find it

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the only mop in your home
Is the one covering your head

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the only broom around
Is the Scotch Broom taking over your yard

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you think every day is foggy
Then realize it is just your dirty windows

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your windowsills have more topsoil
Than does your garden

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the old "put all the mess on the closet" ploy
Means you can no longer close any closet door

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When visitors to your home
Arrive in decontamination suits

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the moths in your pantry
Have consumed more of your cereal than you

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you decide all meals should be al fresco
And only paper plates will do

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you believe "silverware"
Is an archaic term for plastic utensils

You know you’re a bad housekeeper
When your serving dish of choice
Is a take-out container

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you lift the toilet lid
And you hear a voice pleading "clean me"

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the nap on your carpet is flatter
Than the old deflated balloon you kept

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you have enough time
To read "War and Peace", "Ulysses", and   
"Anna Karenina" twice in one month

You know you’re a bad housekeeper
When you invite someone over
And they suggest meeting in the local park instead

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you know all the latest YouTube videos
And what is trending on Twitter

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the food in your pantry
Is older than your teenager

You know you’re a bad housekeeper when
Your cleaning products' manufacturers addresses
Predate zip-codes

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you know the names and birth dates
Of every eagle, bear, hummingbird, kitten, puppy, panda and bird on Ustream

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When multi-tasking does not apply to your superb homemaking skills
But to your ability to play "Words With Friends" on your iPhone, "Angry Birds" on your iPad, & "Farmville" on Facebook; all while watching several Ustream cams and your favorite TV show

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your solid colored cellular blinds
Now have a light/dark pattern

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your mirrors and glass topped tables
Have more spots than your favorite leopard on Ustream

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When no matter what scent of air freshener you use
Your nose thinks you used "musty"

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your chimney sweep bill
Covers the whole house

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When termite "piles" appear
And you think they add interest to the decor

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the local ants visit and
You know each of them by name

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you believe "cockroach"
Should be spelled "couchroach"

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When no matter the colors of your tile
All your grout is best described as “grey”

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you think that all houseplants
Are the color brown

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your compost pile
Is in your living room

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your oven, stove, and dishwasher
All have their owners' manuals still attached

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your dining room table has not a tablecloth upon it
But a collection of unread magazines that you will get to "any day now"

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your real estate agent
Gives you the number for the local hoarding expert

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your real estate agent lists your home
As "charming", "cozy", "vintage", or "add your own touches"

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the papers on your desk have reached the ceiling
But you still are sure you can easily locate the one bill you need to pay today

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When a room has fixtures for two light bulbs and one is burned out
Yet you believe you are conserving energy other than your own   

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When you believe scuff-marks on the wall
Are a cool type of faux finish

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your roof is leaking
And you have no idea where to find a cooking pot to catch the drops

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your permanent press clothes
Have become permanent wrinkle

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the only reason you buy "Dawn"
Is for the wildlife donation

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When the mesh of your window screens
Appears to be solid

You know you're a bad housekeeper
When your computer favorites
Are Hornby Eagles, OurNatureZone, HEGPS Chat, HEGPS Facebook, &
Hornby Island Bald Eagles on YouTube!

©2012 luvthebirds

08-30-12



   
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #376 on: September 04, 2012, 09:07:51 AM »
(((Luvthebirds))))

You know you are a happy person when you spend time watching your new kitties uncovering all those sweet bunnies and spiders. Your home is filled with fairy dust.

Love Joy  :abra
'Material things can't make the soul whole;
only love, trust, and a community of friends can do that.' ~ moi

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #377 on: November 22, 2012, 02:38:33 PM »
Thank you Joy.  The kittens have help fill the hole left by Blackie's passing.  :heart
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #378 on: November 22, 2012, 02:52:58 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving (or belated Happy Thanksgiving) to all.  Hope you enjoy this poem that came to me today while I was working on dinner.  :ecsmile

My Turn - A Thanksgiving Poem

Today is Thanksgiving
I know I should give thanks
But if I spend any more for food
I'll have to start robbing banks

I'm to be hosting dinner
For my charming family
Relatives from everywhere
Dropping in from my family tree

I am to be the hostess
Both cheerful and adept
I sure wish I knew
Where our roasting pan is kept

I am up early to prepare
A feast that will astound
Although I will have to spend next week
Working off the extra pounds

The dressing I am preparing
Will be savory and moist
I will even make two kinds
To give the relatives a choice

All day I have been cooking
Baking, roasting, and such
To give my family a meal
They will enjoy so very much

Time for dinner is getting close
As I am busily creaming corn
I hear the loud persistent blast
Of my mother-in-law's car horn

If I go to greet her
And stop my corn from turning
I am worried that the dish
Will very soon be burning

Ah, there is the doorbell
More relatives stopping by
I run back to the kitchen
And sneak a piece of half-baked pie

The stress is building quickly
I want to make a perfect dinner
At least my stress-induced metabolism
Will surely leave me thinner

The table has been set for eight
Plus a kiddy table for a few
Appetizers though have disappeared
Seems the dog has found the tables too

The family is ready to be seated
Although one appears to be late
Ah, here comes cousin Betty
Alas, it seems she brought a date

Betty says “I hope you do not mind
I brought my boyfriend and some friends”
My table for eight now seats twelve
I wonder if this day will ever end

We are crowded round the table
Elbows held tightly in
The family is ready to enjoy
The feast I have made for them

I bring in the prepared dishes
Made with sweat and care
When I notice in the green beans
One of my missing hairs

Going back to the kitchen
For something more to eat
I trip and spill the gravy on the floor
Seems the cat was 'neath my feet

I return to the table with my masterpiece
A special turkey like no other
It is so very amazing that
It even impresses my husband's mother

Eating time is getting close
I am off to bring the dressing
Time for Great Uncle Ernie
To attempt to say the blessing

If we can keep my aunt sober
And my uncle off the election
I can sit back and admire
The turkey browned to perfection

My fantasy is ended when
My long lost cousin Marian
Tells me she can't have turkey
As she is now a vegetarian

I go to find some tofu
For Marian to eat
I think that I am doing well
My cooking is complete

I come back with the tofu
And settle in to dine
Certain that the rest of the meal
Will surely go just fine

It is then that cousin Rob
Examines the milky mashed potatoes
And says “I should have mentioned that
I have severe intolerance for lactose”

I refer him to another dish
Trying to stay merry
When one of Betty's friends says
“I cannot have any dairy”

Keeping my composure
I offer dinner rolls to my cousin Bree
I'm sure they'll be welcomed
Until she asks if they are gluten free

Grandpa is not eating
Then I remember Nana's Red Jello wreath
She brought it to me for Grandpa as
He is having trouble with his teeth

So I put mold on the table
Despite its Christmas theme
Ask someone to pass me the wine
And pretend dinner is all a dream

This dinner still can be a success
If we make it to dessert
Without endlessly discussing
Every childhood hurt

Finally it is time for dessert
I bring a pie sure to please
When uncle Freddy chimes in
"Not for me, I've got diabetes"

Somehow the meal ended
Without further incident
The relatives have left our home
Every ounce of my patience has been spent

I don't think I could do this all again
So I am making a decision
My family might not like it
They might even greet it with derision

When it is my turn to host again
I will search ahead on Groupon
To find a local restaurant with
A family Thanksgiving meal coupon!

©luvthebirds 2012
11-22-12
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #379 on: November 22, 2012, 02:56:45 PM »
And from my serious side....

I Am Thankful

for the gift of each day,
for the purrs of my cats,
for the songs of birds,
for my life mate,
for Nature; which brings me peace

©luvthebirds 2012
11-21-12

I Am Thankful For My Senses

I am thankful for my senses
sight - to see Nature’s beauty
hearing - to enjoy the morning birdsong
taste - to savor delicious fresh fruits
smell to delight in the aroma of sweet flowers
touch to feel my kittens’ soft fur

©luvthebirds 2012
11-22-12







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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #380 on: November 22, 2012, 04:42:09 PM »
for Luvthebirds,   I luv your words,  l'm looking forward to your next poem.  Happy Thanksgiving

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #381 on: November 22, 2012, 06:12:38 PM »
Wonderfulful luv  :eclove

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #382 on: November 23, 2012, 06:05:41 PM »
wow  (((luv)))  thank you!

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #383 on: November 23, 2012, 09:29:17 PM »
Thank you Luv! Your words are perfect. :hug
Your soul lights up the room as if the sun is beaming directly.

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #384 on: November 24, 2012, 12:53:06 PM »
Thank you Luv, I luv your poems too!
There is grace afoot in this world and it will find you.

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #385 on: November 13, 2016, 02:29:31 PM »
I have not posted any poems or haikus for quite a while.  In fact, have only written a few, and may get them in here one of these days....

But today I heard some very sad news, a sweet young 9 year old girl passed away from cancer.  Her name was Gracie, and she loved animals and nature.  She watched SafariLive as often as she could and was a joy to all, from the guides who loved answering her quesitions and hearing her comments to the SafariLive viewers.  (SafariLive is the name for the WildEarth game drives many of you may have followed.  The drives are still being broadcast and they are really great!)  Gracie always asked the most interesting questions and was so enthusiastic about the animals, especially elephants and hippos.  She had a great spirit and will be sorely missed.  Gracie's passing hurts deeply, but I found once again, that writing helps with the sadness.  So today I wrote a Haiku and a Poem for Gracie.  May she be with her beloved animals in So. Africa, without pain, always.

Haiku for Gracie: The Elephants’ Protection

Gracie has left us
She’s with the elephants now
They encircle her

©luvthebirds Nov. 13, 2016



For Gracie, Forever on Safari

Over Southern Africa
A new star shines tonight
The bushveldt’s set aglow
By its brilliant light

The animals look up
Noticing the bright new star
They sense a brand new spirit
Has joined them from afar

This star is very special
Ask the animals, they know
Love is shining on them now
They feel it to their toes

The elephants start trumpeting
The hippos stop their grazing
The lions join in with their roars
Sensing something is amazing

A new energy is with them
They feel its love so vast
Sweet Gracie’s watching over them
She is with them now, at last

They feel her joyful energy
Her brilliance, care, and cheer
They welcome her to Africa
She is forever with them here


©luvthebirds Nov. 2016

Thank you to James Hendry for the star inspiration.
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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #386 on: November 13, 2016, 08:05:38 PM »
Luv, I'm very sorry to see that Gracie has passed on.  Your tributes to her are lovely.
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world". ~John Muir

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #387 on: November 22, 2016, 03:50:43 PM »
I'm so sorry Luv. Beautiful.
"In all things of Nature there is something of the Marvelous"  -Aristotle

"A garden is never as good as it will be next year" -Anon

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Re: Creative Writing
« Reply #388 on: November 29, 2016, 09:47:56 PM »
Thanks, Faierie Gardener & Tiger. 

Gracie touched a lot of lives in her short lifetime.  Always brought a smile to my face when I heard her name; followed by such insightful, funny, innocent, and caring questions or comments.
Nurture yourself with Nature - luvthebirds
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