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Saturday, July 31, 2010



Pink skies in the morning
Pink skies in the night
From the moment of dawning
To dusk and twilight
The wondrous rays of sun
Warm the earth, awaken birds
Glistening brightly, as we have fun
Settling down ass the crickets are heard
Painting the night sky with wonderful hues
Softly sinking under the horizon
Not only in pinks, also in blues...
And taking the hands of my companion,
Homeward bound we shall go
Inhaling the fragrance of a new night's fog
Cherishing the tweets of the birds
And the ribbets of frogs.
Until another morning sky
Dawns, painting a new masterpiece
Leaving us to wonder why
In all its splendid glory not one repeats...
Each sunrise, each sunset
A single feat of artwork for us to see
No author need sign, yet  do we forget
Each belongs to God, and is Heavenly!

poems my way Valrie 07/31/2010

A beautiful pink morning sunrise!

Here's the scoop on my life lately!

On July 4th I was in a critical car accident that should have taken my life butdid not...

July 5th we sent ny son off to Afghanistan and he has called home twice to his fiance, he is doing fine and missing us all. He wouild love to receive books from whomever would like to mail him something to read. He loves Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, action packed novels.
If you would like to be a penpal of encouraging words to him or his Marine Unit, email me
and I will send you the address. Even 1 book per blogger will help create aan availabale library for our brave young men and women serving our country so we may remain free!

The 5th I was admitted for severe potassium depletion, at risk of a heart attck, and multiple kidney stones. Five days later they sent me home thinling I had passed the stone. Not so.... I flew to Chicago for my doctoral residency, had an awesome time except for dealing with the pain from the kidney stones and muscle spasms from the back injury in the accident.

Got violently ill during the last day of residency, my roommate asccompanied me to the terminal for United and they were so compassionate, got me on the next available flight out with NO upcharge.

My sweetheart picked me up at Albany airport, we traveled the 2 hours home to Cooperstown, and by 2:30 AM we were off to the hospital. I was immediately admitted, and put on IV, pain injections, yuck, heavily sedated to alieve the pain pf passing stones. Four days later I was about to go home and passed the third stone. I would not wish kidney stones and their pain on anyone!

Now for the funny part, during this time I had over 8 papers or projects due for my doctoral classes. Each one I submitted has been graded and I have received 100% on each of them. Maybe Edgar Allen Poe knew what I know now! Seriously though, I hated the way the meds made me feel.

The best part is yet to come... I was Beating the Clock to be released on Thursday as a local college had contacted me for a final interview as an adjunct professor. I got out in the knick of time (I admit I gave a lot of people HUGE nudges...told them if they didn't have it tohether by 9AM that I was signing myself out... LOL, ROFL, LOL)....

Yes I nailed the interview with the Dean, was given 2 sections to teach, with the possibility of a third. Guess what? WHEN I was cat napping with CARMEL

the dean called me an added another section...now I am teaching the maximum number of classes allowed without being a full professor. A big PINK WOO HOO!!!

Need I say I AM ECSTATIC as these courses are directly in my major... Developmental Reading, Developmental Writing, and Critical Thinking Skills.

Thank you to all of you who have said prayers for me. I especially thank BEV for rescheduling me for a Saturday feature spot, as I knew the one I am working on would not be done in time.

This says it all...
So between getting caught up with my summer literacy position working with migrant workers, and being hired for the college starting August 12th, writing my papers, creating email lists for my colleagues from residency, getting my head screwed on right, catching up on my bills, and my swaps,
cleaning the house, loving a very angry kitten (CARMEL), and reading volumes of research, I decided to take a break and share my chaos with you all.


I am starting a monthly care package to my son's unit in North Marja, Afghanistan. He is a Lance Corporal in the US MARINES! Go Joey!

I would love to have you join in the campaign and send monthly packages filled with homemade love...aka COOKIES. I am using the plastic coffee cans (FOLGERS) and Pringles cans.
If you would like to be a member of CANS for COOKIES please email me
ALSO if you have a son or daughter ( or other loved one...)serving and would like to have their name added to this event please email me.

ALSO, thanks to Heather, who just left a comment! Please feel free to grab my
CANS for COOKIES button and post it on your blog or share my email for other bloggfers to join in this year long event!

I need your name, email, name of person who is serving, state side or abroad and their address as well.
Please email me your blogspot too. Once I have peolpe join the event,  I will create a page on my blog to follow the armed forces who are serving our country.
 If you have any questions please include them in your email!

I got up a little late today, having slept for 24 hours straight, you never get sleep in a hospital!
So I am going to refill my PINK coffee cup, kick back and relax and come visit you all!

I am also conducting a phone campaign to my customers!

ANY one who visits my Pink Bubble this weekend please email me
and I will give you a 50% discount on your entire purchase.
Buddy up with a girlfriend and order too! SHE will receive the same PINK discount!
PINK lipsticks/glosses, eye shadows, and blushes are BOGO
(buy one get one free)
AND always free shipping anywhere in the USA!


Please go see the other Pink Links!
AND to our founding PINK LADY...
Bev, I love how full of love your heart,
You are truly a PINK blessing to us all!

Love and BIG PINK HUGS!!!



  1. Dear Valrie...your post made me laugh, cry, cheer...smile...everything all at the same ti me. You've had quite the "adventure" the last few weeks. I LOVE your poem...about pink skies..It's so perfect!!! It's hard to win me over with poetry..but this was beautiful and so well -written :) :) Thank you!!!
    I'm so glad you are okay...God spared you for something great :) :) :)
    I sent you an email...I'd be honored to write to your son AND his unit, too...I forgot to mention that. I'd be happy to adopt a unit and write lots of letters!!!! I have a good friend from school whose son just joined the army. He's all of 18 now. Would it be okay to share this post with her, because I think she'd be interested in can/cookies thing...what a wonderful thing!!
    There's a website somewhere,...can't remember what it's called...but I think it's called Pray for a Soldier. I recommend your sign and his buddies sign up. I've been praying for years for a guy in the Army...I've never met...but I printed out the certificate. You can choose which branch of the service you want someone to pray for etc ...It's really neat..
    Anyway, I feel a novella coming on, so I'll stop here. congrats on the new job and everything!!! Have a lovely weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. I really appreciate the beauty of this poem. Keep up the great work with this site.

  3. Valrie, loved reading about your venture and your poem. I love taking the old and reconstructing into something beautiful to be with us for years to come. Very glad to meet you and look forward to chatting.

  4. G'eve Valrie ~ WHEW! What a month ... hope August brings less issues medically.

    I wrote you a note to receive your son's address. I'd love to share with him.

    Your poem is just beautiful ...

    Congrats on the job & how happy I am it is all coming together the way you wish it.

    Have a lovely PINK summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  5. Happy Pink Saturday! Sounds like you have had an amazing journey!

  6. Hi Valerie! What a post! I am struck by your upbeat attitude through everything! Quite an inspiration. Take good care of yourself! Shannon :)

  7. Happy Pink Saturday, Valrie.

    Girl, you have had quite a summer. Wow! I hope things are calming down and smoothing out for you. And, I pray that you are feeling much better.

    WooHoo for the teaching agreement. That is a well deserved feather in your cap.

  8. Congratulations on your teaching position and passing the stones. Oh, and also, a happy belated pink Saturday.

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've had kidney stones 4 times (once while i was 31 weeks pregnant) and know how horrible the pain is.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Congrats on your teaching position. :)


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