Sunday, January 2, 2011


Well, I thought I blogged a lot more in 2010 than I did in 2009, but numbers don't lie and I only had 27 posts in 2010? What's up with that? And no, I am not going to make a resolution to post more, because then I will fail miserably, and that's just not necessary.

Anyway, day 2 of January, 2011, and I am already posting. Nothing exciting or anything, but you can keep reading if you'd like.

Today's topic: Basketbawl. Not basketball.

Today is Sofia's first basketball practice EVER. She has been crying about it for weeks. She doesn't want to do it. But, the opportunity came about and we want her to at least try it out. If she doesn't like it, then she doesn't have to do it again.

I took care of today's tears with a promise of going to pick out some awesome new basketball shoes and a new basketball practice outfit. A trip to the mall cures everything! We'll see how long this lasts!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Caribbean Night 2010 Poem

You find yourself asking, “When’s Caribbean Night?”
Without this day in the month, things just wouldn’t feel right.

How do we celebrate Caribbean Night in Topeka?
A house full people from the Caribbean. Eureka!

We’ve celebrated milestones and had lots fun.
We’re a big, happy family, coming together as one.

We’ve made fun of each other, like a sister and brother,
About movies, marriage, this, that and the other.

Standing over a hot stove, waiting for the beloved bakes.
They vanish immediately, no matter how many E makes.

Curried chicken, rum cake and macaroni pie.
Everything’s so good…will make a grown man cry.

Oh wait, that’s just Troy. The Notebook is on.
But when The Hangover‘s on Showtime, he will burst into song.

Late nights trying to whip up seamoss punch.
Lost blender gaskets? No problem. A mixer works in a crunch.

Let’s not forget the main event of the day.
Hours on end of competitive domino play.

Road trip CN to Schlitterbahn will become a tradition.
Endless trips around the “wavy river” will serve as our mission.

But wait, that’s not all. There is more for this crew.
To each and every one: “I love you Boo-Boo!”