Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Mystery, a Poem, and a Mistake

After riding my high of energy, I was smacked with another round of nausea like a train hitting...well anything, frankly.  So we are attempting to solve the mystery of why I have nausea today, but not yesterday or Sunday.  I ate salad and rice on both nights before I woke up with nausea, so I'm thinking one of the things I ate is interacting negatively with my medication (vinegar in salad dressing?).  Maybe this mystery isn't as intriguing as a best selling Sue Grafton book but we'll probably be able to sell a copy to my mom.

I want to share a poem for all of you who have a child in your life (or if you yourself are child-like). 

I've Been Working So Hard

Shel Silverstein  

I've been working so hard you just wouldn't believe,
And I'm tired!
There's so little time and so much to achieve,
And I'm tired!
I've been lying here holding the grass in its place,
Pressing a leaf with the side of my face,
Tasting the apples to see if they're sweet,
Counting the toes on a centipede's feet.
I've been memorizing the shape of that cloud,
Warning the robins to not chirp so loud,
Shooing the butterflies off the tomatoes,
Keeping an eye out for floods and tornadoes.
I've been supervising the work of the ants
And thinking of pruning the cantaloupe plants,
Calling the fish to swim into my nets,
And I've taken twelve thousand and forty-one breaths,
And I'm TIRED!

Finally, my awful mistake.  I completely forgot to credit the heart-shaped (chicken and) dumplings to my brilliant mother-in-law.  I thought it was so adorable that I had to take a picture of it!  Wasn't that perfect for Valentine's Day?

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Awww...hearts as dumplings...You and your mother in law are the perfect complements to each other. Chicken and dumplings with strawberry shortcake used to be my traditional birthday dinner, so I know that she is a master at the dish.