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Haiku, Football and Pecan Pie

December 1, 2008
haiku-57-smHaiku 57 – Acrylic and Collage
on Cradled Panel
8 x 8 x 2″

The weekend’s festivities have carried over into this week. We gathered at my son’s for a Turkey Day feast on Thursday. Friday we temporary lost our sanity and went to the mall. Then on Saturday we were joined by our Orlando contingent, some of whom stayed overnight.

Then yesterday five of us went to see the Tampa Bay Buccanneers play the New Orleans Saints! First time I’d been to a football game in ten years, and it had to be on a stormy day. Knowing ahead of time that the weather was going to be miserable, we went prepared with rain suits, and stayed as dry as could be expected. But then about halftime the rain stopped, it turned chilly, and we froze. But it was still great fun.

Last night everyone but me hung out in my kitchen and made cookies. I directed from afar, reclining on the sofa.

Our Philly son and his wife are here for one more day, then I have to take them to the airport in the morning. I’ll be sad to see them go.

Remember the pecan pies that I wrote about last week? We finally managed to get one of them back yesterday. On Thanksgiving there was so much food that none of the pies were touched. And then we were all too tired after the meal to remember to divvy them up. But last night my son who hosted Thanksgiving dinner brought one back. So today I had my first slice of Thanksgiving pecan pie for lunch dessert. Mmmm!

The above painting is available at Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa, Florida.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2008 9:27 am

    Martha- You had the right idea- let everyone else in the kitchen and you sneak away for a little R&R! Your pie looks mmm…. too bad I don’t live nearby I would hop on over for a slice!

  2. December 2, 2008 6:16 pm

    I’m a fan of your Haiku’s and I’ve been meaning to ask you; why do you name these Haiku’s? I’m trying to learn and Haiku’s remain a bit elusive to my otherwise fairly intelligent brain. All I can come up with is enigmatic, short (IOW small) and natural. Am I in the ballpark?

  3. December 2, 2008 6:57 pm

    Joyce, I’m getting better at delegating! 😉

    Karalee, delighted to meet you. All I can say is that the poetic form of haiku has always fascinated me, and I’d love to practice writing some. The paintings are all those things that you mention, plus the making of them is very intuitive and right-brained, as I imagine it has to be for writing real haikus. Poetic painting — I hope!

  4. December 2, 2008 7:50 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. I know you were glad to see them all. The game sounds great. We watched the traditional Thanksgiving game on tv with the Aggies and the Longhorns. Poor Aggies. They have not had a good year, at all. I love to go to those games, but the ticket prices are outrageous, now. My favorite part is the band, the Corps, and all the extra things that go on at the games. And, of course, you don’t get to see that on tv. One Thanksgiving, I was going to that game with a group of students. It snowed! My students went, but I stayed at home with family. We couldn’t even see the field, it was snowing so hard. At that time, I had a little MG and didn’t think it would drive too well in snow, or I would have been out there in the middle of it all. (It very seldom ever snows here.) We’re still hoping for a white Christmas after 70 years. Sometimes, it is a bit colder, but usually it is warm-shorts and t-shirt weather, not sweater weather!

  5. December 5, 2008 12:48 am

    Love the depth that you’ve captured in Haiku 57

  6. December 5, 2008 8:36 am

    Cecelia, I feel the very same way you do about football games. And for sure they are way too expensive. Your weather sounds very much like ours here in Central Florida. Except for the snow — we have had a little snow flurry once in the thirty-plus years we’ve lived here. But warm Christmases — plenty of them.

    Thank you, Seth. Nice of you to stop by for a look see.

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