Monday, July 17, 2006

Job Hunting, Tweens Night Out, Poem Number 7.7

Today I sent out two more resumes, one for a tiny private school looking for a Spanish/ English teacher, and another for an Education Specialist for the Museum of Science. Both sound great. I hope at least one of them calls me for an interview. Things have been incredibly slow in the old job hunt department lately.

It was great having the girls home. I took them and the neighbor girls out to Applebee's for dinner, which was nice. They were playing great 80's music in there, and it was heard not to move or sing along at all, which is a major no-no according to my daughter, Rachel, who would die of embarrassment.

I was planning to start a cleansing diet today, but I was too lazy to go buy the organic lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, which is used to make the beverage I will be living on for the next couple of weeks. After I am done with that, I am going to slowly introduce foods into my diet to determine what else, besides dairy, my system would rather do without. I'm actually looking forward to this, as horrible as it may sound. I think I will feel much better and will lose weight, also.

I wrote my poem today about Rachel and Harley:


She's a Beauty


I watch through the slider, peer
past foggy snout and tongue marks on glass: my girl
on the chair with the sixty pound, wire-haired hound
on her little lap.

He's a licker. Her head turns away
from his hot, wet affection, but not
in time.

She went out to put her old T-shirt over his head
and gently pull each lanky
fore-leg into the sleeves; her routine
whenever there is a storm brewing.
Like magic, the quivering limbs
quiet.

She stays outside for company, endures
more slobber, mosquito bites, and one hundred percent
humidity. He is grateful. She feels blessed.

6 Comments:

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Sam of the ten thousand things said...

My best to you on the job hunt.

In the poem, this stanza is really good and so necessary:

She went out to put her old T-shirt over his head
and gently pull each lanky
fore-leg into the sleeves; her routine
whenever there is a storm brewing.
Like magic, the quivering limbs
quiet.

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger lorguru said...

thanks!
-lauren

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Pamela V said...

Oh, I haven't heard of that diet in years! Have you ever tried it before? I tried it about 8 years ago, and almost passed out from imaginery weakness by mid-afternoon! My husband was not supportive enough, and encouraged me to order TAI food instead!

But, I did have a girlfriend- a very strong-willed woman - who stayed on the diet about 3 weeks. She literally melted away in front of me. She looked GREAT! Can you please post the diet?

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger lorguru said...

First of all, pam, I've seen your pictures and you certainly don't look like you need it for losing weight.

Anyway, here is the link:
http://www.falconblanco.com/health/cleansing/lemoncleanse.htm

No, I've never tried it before!

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger Pamela V said...

Goodness. My face might not need to lose weight, but my stomach does. I wish I could afford lipo-suction. I found out that wearing girdles AKA shapers are so much easier then dieting, though. And, Target sells some great ones for under $10!

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger yo4rker said...

Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future.
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