Archive for December 14th, 2007

Nine Million Bicycles – Katie Melua

Friday, December 14th, 2007

When the children were little, we tried to expose them to many styles of music. They learned many traditional folk songs; they learned to sing the metrical Psalms; they learned to love the rock bands of our youth, such as The Moody Blues. Now, it is the children who clue me in to wonderful new artists. Just tonight Kayla said to me, “Mom, I think there is a singer you are going to love.” And, oh, is she right. Just listen to this:

My Favorite Things, Haiku-style

Friday, December 14th, 2007

There’s just something about this time of year that gets me thinking about My Favorite Things. I think it’s the warm woolen mittens, the snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, and the silver white winter we’re having (For a few days we have silver white winter.) Or maybe it’s the sleigh bells that do it.

My Favourite Things

Artist: Julie Andrews

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and WARM WOOLEN MITTENS
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and SLEIGH BELLS and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
SILVER WHITE WINTERS that melt into spring
These are a few of my favorite things!

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember
my favorite things
and then I don’t feel so bad!

(These lyrics are from

So, My Favorite Things is my inspiration for today’s Haiku.

I totally LOVE spending lots of time at Barnes and Noble, looking through books with my girls, and, this time of year, possibly enjoying a gingerbread latté!

Books are “where it’s at”.

Let’s browse to our hearts’ content

And then a latté

So good to see you!

Let’s eat first; buffet’s ready

Then talk, sing, laugh, games

Music at our house:

Violins, chanter, voices,

Guitar, soft strumming

PJs and cocoa.

Get out the games; let’s play cards.

Girls night IN the house.

Haiku Friday

For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.