FOWC with Fandango


When I was pregnant with my second child I wanted to get a stroller that was one of those side by side deals. My sister told me it was a bad idea because some of them were too wide for certain doors and spaces. I listened to what she told me and bought the back and front type. I had wanted to buy the one that had the front seat for the baby with the standing area for the toddler. My sister told me it was a bad idea because what if the toddler was too tired to stand and wanted to sit, what do you do then? So I listened and bought the “regular” back and front type. This was over twenty years ago and to this day when I see either of the other carriages, I wish I had bought it instead of my “regular” back and front one that was always to heavy, too bulky, and the two kids fought over who got the front!

FOWC with Fandango

Todays word is trip

Surprise Love 

Take a trip around with me 

To see the sights there are to see. 

Don’t you worry if you’re late 

Its not that kind of lovey date.  

We’ll go to eat, then go to walk 

We’ll kiss a bit and then we’ll talk. 

We’ll get a ride back to your car 

We walked a bit, kind-of far. 

You’ll say you had a super time 

I look at you with eyes sublime. 

We have to leave soon, it is dark 

Was that just me or was there a spark? 

We make new plans for the next day 

It seems like that’s so far away. 

I guess our trip was more than planned 

I hit the moon, your love is grand. 

FOWC with Fandango



People who care about the lives of others 

Realistically look at the world around us 

Understand what is truly going on 

Discussing with others ways for positive change 

Every single person does make a difference 

Negotiate only with peace-makers 

Take every life seriously 

FOWC with Fandango



Can you believe that there was another shooting? Can you believe there have been 44 school shootings just this year? Can you even try to find a reason as to why this continues to happen? Can you imagine what these people are going through? Can you feel the pain they feel? Can you feel how scared they are? Can you think of a way to stop this? Can you make any sense of this? Can you find a way to keep others safe? Can our kids go to school and be safe? Can we go to work and be safe? Can we find a way to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people? Can we work together to find a solution? Can we try to help the people who are so sick? Can we just stop this violence? Can I do something? Can you do something? Can we work together to do something? Can we please find a solution?  

FOWC with Fandango — Doctor

My ABC Poem 

A is for acorn, what a nice hat. 

B is for bacon, without all the fat. 

C is for conflict, no mediator 

D is for dentist or for doctor.  

E is enzyme you find in your dish 

F is for fire and fraction and fish. 

G is for goat on a big dairy farm 

H is for holding the girl by her arm. 

I is for inkling, something you knew 

J is for Jewish, sometimes called a Jew. 

K is for kitten, so soft and so sweet 

L is for lemonade sold on the street. 

M is for mother who takes out the trash 

N is for nanny so mother can dash. 

O is for open, the sign that means go 

P is for purple, or dark indigo. 

Q is for quarter all shiny and new 

R is for rainbow, the green and the blue. 

S is for silly, how you feel when it rains 

T is for riding on very long trains. 

U is for up and for under the car 

V is for visiting grandma real far. 

W is for walrus who has a big tooth 

X stands for nothing but beams on the roof. 

Y is for yak and for yo-yo and yawn 

Z is for zipper, a name for a fawn.  

Put altogether you get ABCs. 

Just being silly, cause that’s what I please.  

FOWC with Fandango


So this I must first look up in the dictionary!


  1. 1. a person soliciting custom or business, typically in an aggressive or bold manner.
  2. 2. NORTH AMERICANa person who offers racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.


  1. 1. attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.”Jim was touting his wares”
  2. 2. NORTH AMERICANoffer racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.


Sell my stuff! 

Have you ever known a tout  

Who thinks that running about 

Selling all their stuff 

Is emotionally kindof tough?  

Well, I am one of those 

Who shops until the close 

For things that I don’t need 

At a super crazy speed.  

I have so much to give 

More than I need to live 

It’s why I give for free 

The stuff that’s not for me.  

I try to sell the most 

My credit cards still post 

With payments that are due 

It’s really nothing new. 

I just want some cash back 

To make by life more slack 

By having less to pay 

At the end of every day.  

FOWC with Fandango


My dream

In my dream there is an email in my inbox. The email is from one of the literary agents I have sent a query letter to. I look at the email with some suspicion. Am I prepared for another rejection? If I get my hopes up and it is another rejection it is that much farther I fall. If I maintain a negative attitude and wait until tomorrow to open this email am I holding off my success?

Oh, it is killing me to sit with my finger hovering over the enter key, knowing my cursor is already on the email to open it. Slowly, I press the enter key. The email loads. It starts out the same, “thank you for your interest in our agency”, but instead of “we are sorry” the emails says “we would like to talk to you further about representing you and your picture book!” OMG! Am I really reading this! It is official! My first offer for representation.

Then suddenly my eyes flutter open. Just a dream. I think I need to go back to sleep.

FOWC with Fandango


Lindsay Lu 

Itty, bitty Lindsay Lu went to school today 

She thought she’d have some fun with friends and find some time to play. 

Well Lindsay Lu was happy there, her teacher was the best. 

Her favorite time was reading time and also time to rest. 

But once she had her crayons out and one boy tried to grab 

Her favorite purple swirl paper from her paper slab. 

She cried out loud to let him know the paper he should leave 

The teacher heard the scream and through the classroom she did weave 

To find what happened to the girl with paper on her desk 

Because she was always happy, the teacher’d have to ask. 

Lindsay Lu had started crying, the boy he did the same 

The teacher took them both aside and asked the boy his name. 

She told them both that they should share all things from in the room 

Including all the resources, every last volume.  

Lindsay Lu did smile then and so the boy did too 

And now they draw together and even share the glue.