Saturday, January 7, 2012

Baking Bread

I love to bake bread and cinnamon rolls and cookies and you name it. I love to bake it … and eat it!!

Baking by Tedi Wixom    January 4, 2012

Baking, I’m baking
I’m making some bread

In goes the water
Yeast, oil, flour and lead

Just kidding you know
Cross off the last said.

Baking, I’m taking
Components for bread

A spoonful of salt
Two spoons of sugar

I’m kneading the bread
I’m raising the bread

I’m punching it down
We’ll soon be all fed

Baking, I’m baking
Mm! Fresh loaves of bread

Supper was yummy
It’s now time for bed!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pain All Around

Here's what happened Monday to me in poetry form.

January 3, 2012

Pain All Around by Tedi Tuttle Wixom

Aches and pains from neck to ankle
One eyelid keeps a twitching
A tumble I took down the hall
A circumstance not bewitching.

Stepping quickly, blindly I hit a paper-filled crate
Sending me headlong, twisting, bobbing
And there upon the floor I fell
My shinbone and ankle throbbing.

A scream emerged from deep inside
Much like a Banshee on the warpath
I wasn’t sure what all else ailed;
Time out for an Epsom Salt bath!

I propped up my leg and sighed aloud
Placed on some ice bags and then waited
I fell asleep there on the floor with
Pain, I felt excruciated!

Upon my bruises I rubbed some Vicks
With a layer of Aspercream next
On my ankle went some peppermint oil
News I sent to my kids by text!

When I awoke the next morning,
My bruised leg felt stiff and sore
My lower back began to twinge
With muscles throbbing to the core.

My mind seemed dull, my senses gone
Haltingly I hobbled ‘til eight
I tossed down a shot of Monavie
To help me to recuperate.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today I Sat a Reading . . .

Here it is a new year. Poetry is running around in my mind.
Writers are readers. Here is what was on my mind on Jan. 3, 2012

I read on my bed
I read during breakfast
I read for lunch
Oh how the time passed

I read history online
I read the news
I read in the bathroom
I read before my snooze

 I read from my couch
 I read inside my Jeep
 I read in my recliner
 I read before I went to sleep.

 What things did I read today?

-Atlas of the Greek World by Peter Levi
-Deseret News 
-A History of Ancient Greece, TROY; The Glory That Was Greece by Lewis Jewsbury 1992 [online]
-St. Caldea: The History of Caledonia by John McClarin. 1879, Dunning. Find online at   [Talks about the people who settled Troy.]
-Greece a topic from The New book of Knowledge Encyclopedia 1986
-The Book of Mormon, (I Nephi Chapters 5-7.) Translated by Joseph Smith, Jr. 1830
-Supermoo! by Babette Cole 1993
-The Secret of the King by Rachel Ann Nunes 2005