Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega (Tuesday Tunes)

“Tom’s Diner”

I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner

I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee

And he fills it
Only halfway
And before
I even argue

He is looking
Out the window
At somebody
Coming in

“It is always
Nice to see you”
Says the man
Behind the counter

To the woman
Who has come in
She is shaking
Her umbrella

And I look
The other way
As they are kissing
Their hellos

I’m pretending
Not to see them
I pour the milk

I open
Up the paper
There’s a story
Of an actor

Who had died
While he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of

And I’m turning
To the horoscope
And looking
For the funnies

When I’m feeling
Someone watching me
And so
I raise my head

There’s a woman
On the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?

No she does not
Really see me
Cause she sees
Her own reflection

And I’m trying
Not to notice
That she’s hitching
Up her skirt

And while she’s
Straightening her stockings
Her hair
Has gotten wet

Oh, this rain
It will continue
Through the morning
As I’m listening

To the bells
Of the cathedral
I am thinking
Of your voice…

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began…

I finish up my coffee
It’s time to catch the train

Value Others(Scripture Sunday)

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conciet, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. ”
Philippians 2:3-4

This is entirely how I want to live my life,  and although I may fail at times, I learn from those mistakes.  This is the example I aim to set for my children,  and what better way than to live it myself for them to see?

Family Friday



A picture of her and Gretchen,  her cousin.

Apparently I don’t take enough pictures of Walker. I’ll have to work on that.



Helping Zander at his last birthday.



Tractor washing!



Actually an older photo,  but too cute not to share.

Josh and me


Thankful Thursday

1. Thankful for music.  When all else fails,  listening to some good music or finding a new song…. makes everything a little better.

2. Pinterest. This shoe not only provides me hours of entertainment, it also gives me endless ideas on how to show love to my husband,  how to show my employees at work I appreciate them and provides inspiration to keep my creativeness going.

3. Netflix. For those days I need to veg out or need to be a bad mom for an hour and let the tv babysit my kiddos so I don’t completely lose it.