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a saturday stare





to be continued……

January 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm 3 comments

If – a story


IF I could return to this world

long after I have gone,

I would return as a bird ~

as a majestic, white swan.


I would settle on a lake,

way beyond the beaten path ~

far away from the chaos


the noise of life’s wrath.


I would spend my days gracefully,

gliding along ~~~

to the rhythm of nature’s symphonies

occasionally honking a song.


I may find another ~

a soul mate, a partner

to create beautiful choreography ~

a pas de deux on the water


as our ballet transitions

from Act I to Act II,

little grey cygnets will be born,

maybe one,

possibly a few.


the little one’s will follow ~ ~ ~

single file one-by-one ~ ~ ~

our corps de ballet will be complete ~ ~ ~

waltzing around the lake

under the sun.


there will come a day

when their plumes of white will emerge,

our cast of soloists will take flight

making their way into the world



my partner and I will stay quietly behind ~


gliding side~by~side



ballet of life.



September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am 28 comments

Daily Prompt: Express Yourself



ponytails trailing from behind

a bun on top

a cut and shave

topped with hats galore!



It seems I have always expressed myself through my hair….

Apparently I was bald as a baseball bat when I was born.  I had a pixie cut until the first grade when my dance teacher told my mom that a dancer must look like a girl and have hair – thus the era of ponytails, braids, buns, twists…….had begun.  It wasn’t until I was married and no longer dancing that I decided to ‘go short’.  My ex-hubs was not happy.   My response: “It is my head and I can do what I want with it”!  That did not fare too well, but as I said, it was MY head. I was the one who would have to carry it around all over the place.  So, the hair stayed short….until Jordan was born.  Being a new mom and unable to do anything but live as a dairy cow,  I grew it out and went back to ponytails. 

A few years later, Peyton was born and triathlon training.  Let’s just say that chlorine, swim caps, bike helmets and running hats do not make good bedfellows.  Also at this time, the ex-hubs was just about officially ex, so I decided to cut the hair – totally – as in shave.  I was not quite a Marine, a #3 blade to be exact.  (training convenience and an act of defiance!)  Jordan was not too happy – he locked himself up in his room for two hours.  Peyton wasn’t sure what to think and, to make a long story, this was the day that I educated my sons in what I like to call a women’s prerogative:)  (I did manage to soften the blow when I told them how cool it was to share the same hair cut as their mom!) 

Fast forward to now… I have kept it short.  I play with the lengths – a #2 or 3 or 4 blade.  There was a short while (oops, a pun) in which I grew it out ‘some’, but found it too taxing.  I had to do things with it and buy extra stuff for it – yuck.  I found longer hair to be a total waste of my time.

In summary, I love my short hair and have discovered I can wear really cool hatsyes, Sydnee Pee’s hats!.  Also, I never, ever, ever have to deal with bed head or a bad hair day.  There is no more fiddling for hours with a hair style or color, no more money spent on gooey gel stuff  and, most importantly, I still share the same hair cut as my boys.  How totally cool is that?

mommy's bucket hat

mom’s bucket hat


photo 2

mom wearing her bucket hat


April 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm 33 comments

A New Year’s Eve Tail…Weekly Pet Challenge



Twas the night before New Year’s and all through the house, mommy was cleaning as always, while I sat on my couch.  It was comfy and cozy but to my chagrin, a big gaudy hat was placed over my big ears and head.  Then it happened – AGAIN – like it does every week – mommy standing with her I-phone saying “look at me and don’t you blink”.


The big gaudy hat kept slipping over my eyes and I was not very happy but to my surprise – mommy gave me a cookie, a tasty one at that, so I did my very best to pose while looking cute in a hat.


Mommy kept talking – about my responsibility to fans and I just sat on my blankey wondering …. do they come in puppy food cans?  Then mommy said “Sydnee, I believe it’s a wrap” and my ears stood straight up when she took off the hat.


It was finally caput, another weekly photo complete and I could go back to what I was doing – getting my 23 hours of daily beauty sleep.  BUT off in the distance I heard mommy say…..”I must begin planning ideas for next week’s photo shoot when it comes trotting our way”.   Grrrrrrrr……..



new year

!Woof Woof!

From the family of Kimberly, Jordan, Peyton and Sydnee Pee –

We wish the WordPress Community a Healthy, Wondrous, Happy and Totally Awesomely Cool 2014!

December 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm 22 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – The Finale

The Finale

soaring crescendos

all the dancers on the stage

Clara bids farewell


This poster was issued in 1979.

December 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm 7 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy


The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy



celesta keys strike


dainty pink pointes enamor


a charming classic



The celesta, an instrument invented in 1896, gets its name for its “celestial,” tinkling sound.  It provides the distinctive music that accompanies the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.

December 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm 7 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Mother Ginger and Her Polichinelles

Mother Ginger


Her Polichinelles

frilly petticoats

little feet beneath her skirt

mother proudly grins

dancing on their tippy toes

sweet and fun wrapped up in one

December 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm 9 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Russian Dance

The Russian Dance

‘Candy Canes’




leaps suspended

high above the stage

lively candy canes

share their talents

spreading joy

and bright



More everything Nutcracker!

December 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm 8 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Mirlitons

The Dance of the Mirlitons

‘Danish Marzipan’

sweet, lovely ladies

dancers spring in unison

sound of reeds inspire

more nuts cropped

Block China
Cookie Jar and Mugs

Yes, more Nuts!  My mother would always keep her eyes open for Nuts…these became part of my Nuts family in 1996.

December 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm 5 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Chinese Dance


The Chinese Dance



leaping and twirling

cheerfully energetic

flutes tickle the ears



December 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm 9 comments

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