Monthly Archives: October 2010

Perfect Poet Award- Week 31

Thank you Jingle for the Perfect Poet Award! I accept by posting this poem and by nominating Tasithoughts as the next Perfect Poet.

Halloween’s Cool
Boil, boil, toil and trouble
Halloween’s here and my candy just doubled.
Spooks in the street and witches in the air
All working hard for that Halloween scare.

The kids are ecstatic,
dressed as princesses and ghouls
with plenty of loot to take back to school.
The stories they tell will last them ‘til Christmas,
when Santa and elves will snatch all their business.

I’m strutting out in my Halloween gear,
looking for fun and a small bit of fear.
One night a year we can act like a fool,
Halloween’s here, Halloween’s cool.

Happy Halloween!

Bootsie Marie

When I was about seven or eight years old, my older sister by two years had a funky pair of embroidered navy, zip-up, knee-high boots. I wanted a pair-bad. But I have the unfortunate luck of having two skinny raccoon feet. The toes are great for grasping tree branches, but skinny feet suck when you need to buy shoes. It’s hard to find my size. Add to that my slender legs, and it’s impossible to find knee-high boots.

Until yesterday.

Imagine my elation when I found not one, but two pairs of boots that fit…for the first time in my life. Naturally, I bought them both. This was, after all, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Just call me Bootsie Marie.


And so in honor of my beautiful new footwear:

A short, sweet Haiku for Thursday’s Poet’s Rally

I cannot describe

the excitement of finding

the perfect black boot!



Be still my heart!

©2010 frayedges and

Yes, I know the post is a day early, but this could not wait!

Jingle Awards!

Jingle has been busy, busy, busy! I am so pleased she thought of me when she made these lovely awards. Stop by her blog and see what else she has going.

I will accept these by passing them on to some great blogging friends, and I hope they will pass them along too:
Jamie Dedes
Luke Prater
Emmanuel Ibok

You guys are awesome and I haven’t forgotten about you. Life just got super busy (my own fault). Gotta find some balance, but at least I’m having fun.
Thanks so much Jingle! So sorry I haven’t been around as much.

Walkers for Knockers

I was part of a team today walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraiser. More than 8000 people walked today, plus babies and some dogs (my dog Susie accompanied me).

We were the “Walkers for Knockers” team, with our team name in hot pink on black t-shirts. My shirt had a hot pink bar code on the back that said “Surviving Cancer…Priceless.” My co-workers bought it for me.

I think the red eyes give this picture a nice Halloween touch. I plan to grow some horns and a tail before the end of the month.

©2010 frayedges and

Award from Olivia

Thanks Olivia for this lovely award (You really create/find some lovely ones). I am happy that you thought of me.

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