Saturday, August 22, 2009

Smart Man

Yes, these lyrics are for a cheesy pop song, but they inspire me today.

Wonderful by Gary Go

The person that you were has died,
You've lost the sparkle in your eyes,
You fell for life; into its traps,
And now you wanna bridge the gaps.
Now you wanna bridge the gaps,
Now you want that person back.

And all your ammunitions gone,
Run out of fuel to carry on,
You don't know what you wanna do,
You've got no pull, to pull you through.

Say "I Am"
Say "I Am"
Say "I Am Wonderful"

Say "I Am"
Say "I Am"
Say "I Am Wonderful"

If what you've lost cannot be found,
And the weight of the world weighs you down,
No longer with the will to fly,
You stop to let it pass you by.
Don't stop to let it pass you by.
You've gotta look yourself in the eyes and...

Say "I Am"
Say "I Am"
Say "I Am Wonderful"
Oh, you are.

Say "I Am"
Say "I Am"
Say "I Am Wonderful"

Cause we are all miracles,
Wrapped up in chemicals,
We are incredible.
Don't take it for granted, no,
We are all miracles.
Oh, we are.

Say "I Am"
Say "I Am"
Say "I Am Wonderful"
Oh, you are.

Don't take it for granted, no,
We are all miracles,
Wrapped up, yeah, we're wrapped up.
Oh, we are wonderful.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lift Off

On August 6th, Grace had her 1st big girl bike ride lesson (also known as training wheel free) with big sister, Kesa. Way to grow Gracie.

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Meghan showed off her tricycling skills, too.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sleep

"Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!"
I awake from my stupor
Find myself gliding
Across the carpet
To your bedside

Before I've even registered
I'm awake
At an hour fit for the dead
Your soul calls my sleeping
To awake

Blinking I subconsciously
Arrive to rescue
My baby girl
Bringing love and peace
And comfort

"It's okay, Megsy."
Reassuring
Distracting
Filling your sleep
With subdued dreams

Kissing your
Soft, sweet cheeks
Stroking your
Silky locks
Hoping I've succeeded

In tucking
you back in
In grabbing those
scary dreams
And taking them far, far away

In helping you to know that
You are loved
Have no dreams to fear
That your dreams will take you
Far, far in this life

Sleep my baby girl
Sleep

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My More Cowbell Moments

Blue Oyster Cult at the Wisconsin State Fair...enjoy! I laughed so much during the performance. Rudy Sarzo, the bass player, is from Quiet Riot and White Snake.


















...and this ladies and gentlemen is the COWBELL player hiding behind a speaker during Don't Fear the Reaper. I think I prefer Will Ferrel's version to this kid hiding out. haha






Saturday, August 08, 2009

Balance

I try and try
To find balance
Between my heart and mind

You play and play
Not knowing
You fill my heart up

Carefully
One foot
In front of the next



You tip toe
Turning on the edges
Teetering

Arms astride
Blond locks waving
Long legs pointing

Finding your own
Balance
Taunting me with your wisdom



Teasing me
With your inner peace
And knowledge of grand design

Giggling
As I
Say "Be Careful!"

Smirking
As you catch me
Studying your every move



Sprinting away
To find
Your next pleasure

Knowing
Of
Life's simplicity

Unknowing
Of
Jadedness

Keeping
Your Mama
On her toes...beaming with pride

Friday, August 07, 2009

Needs

Needs by Collective Soul

All around me I see what weakness has made
Too much tomorrow I think I'll take all today
Am I a poison, Am I a thorn in the side
Am I a picture, perfect subject tonight

I don't need nobody
I don't need the weight of words to find a way
To crash on through
I don't need nobody
I just need to learn the depth
Or doubt of faith to fall into

Here I slumber to awaken my daze
I find convenience in this savior I save
Am I a prison, Am I a source of dire news
Am I a picture perfect reason for you

I don't need nobody
I don't need the weight of words to find a way
To crash on through
I don't need nobody
I just need to learn the depth or doubt
Of faith to fall into

In this time of substitute
It's my needs I've answered to (All the while)
And the hope that I invest
Still turns to signals of distress (All the while)

I don't need nobody
I don't need the weight of words to find a way
To crash on through
I don't need nobody
I just need to learn the depth or doubt
Of faith to fall into

You're all I need
When the water runs deep
You're all I need
Now I cry my soul to sleep
You're all I need