Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
1. The poinsettia is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family aka Euphorbia pulcherrima Wild in which there are 700-1000 species.
2. The poinsettia is native to Mexico.
3. Due to the brilliant color, The Indians (Aztecs) considered the poinsettia a symbol of purity.
4. According to www.petpoisonhelpline.com
The white milky SAP found in poinsettias contains a chemical called a diterpenoid Euphorbol esters and saponin like detergents. Though this plant has been said to be poisonous to children and animals, they generally are not.
Signs of ingested plant are just mild dermal irritation, possible vomiting, drooling or diarrhea. All side effects, generally do not require medical attention unless the side effects are severe.
I am not a doctor and my advice is merely as such, advice.
Please consult your primary care physician or call 911 if you are faced with an emergency.***
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The life as it once was ...
No longer exists.
The aroma of fresh linens, baby powder and fresh air dissipates as the minutes tick...
New words, smiles and giggles
Are replaced with crayon drawings and fruit loop necklaces.
Mama replaced with C-A-T and C-A-R.
Pudgy rolls upon the legs of the new, form into muscle and the newness has faded...
No longer 2t, 5t or Juniors...
Muscles stretch and lengthen,
As bones grow.
Learning sounds and singing the ABC's gradually become Lol's and WTF's.
Birthday invitations, football games and play dates become fewer and fewer...
Smiles and giggles are gone.
Eye rolls and secrets become an unwelcome intruder.
Speaking together and family time, game night disappears with the ticking of the clock.
Faces become faint memories.
Hugs remembered with tears.
The scent of sweat, dirty boy and bonding is gone...
Replaced with saltiness, empty and lonely.
Times past are just a memory.
Memories hold the pieces together.
Nothing left to be broken.
The bird cannot fly without its wings.
Friday, December 9, 2016
He plans to become a Creative Writing major with a minor in Psychology.
Interesting combination I thought at first.
Throughout our discussion he asked me a question.
In addition to the history the reasoning behind the æ, ë, ß and ç are learning tools as well.
What are the two dots above the e?
What is the squiggly thing underneath the c?
What the heck is that funky b ish letter?
Why did we decide English would be our primary language, why do we not draw photos instead of using words?
Why do we pronounce ellipsis the way that we do?
When do children learn to speak best?
Why do we speak?
I have many answers and though I feel well versed on the English language as of this moment, there are many other questions that arise.