The Goose is Back

Mother Goose is back. After a much needed sabbatical, I’m rested and recovered and revived and ready to tell some brand new stories. Who can ever tell why a goose must take a break from her blog? Who can explain the sudden aversion to the compound word, WordPress? How do some writers keep writing and some need to fall off the wagon for awhile?

Obviously, life for these past six weeks have been jam-packed with adventures — to be sure, my life has never lacked for subject matter. We had a lovely Christmas holiday, a fun and surprising New Year (yes, Mother Goose woke from a deep sleep and jumped off the couch at exactly midnight, surprising the family with a dance that included much jumping and flapping and merriment!) and January has proven to be one theatrical performance after another.

Whew! The goose has been on the loose!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? How’s that working for you? It’s been nearly a month since January 1, and my resolution is still holding strong. And here is what I resolve for 2014:

Always dance in the Kitchen.

In the home of Mother Goose, the kitchen is the place where most of the action takes place and most of the goslings hang out. What better place to dance? One of the priceless gifts I received for my birthday last month was a G-Pop wireless and bluetooth audio speaker, and so I simply connect my favorite Pandora stations to the G-Pop and CRANK IT UP.

Pandora radio is such fun! I have created nearly one hundred channels! So much selection, so many favorites, so many thumbs up! Since the beginning of the year, I have been mostly listening to the Family Road Trip station and the Lenny Kravitz station. Yes, I know — eclectic tastes for a goose, indeed.

Anyway, imagine the scene as Mother Goose is preparing the meals:

There is twirling and whirling, stepping and stomping, dipping and tripping, wings extended and tail wagging.

There is giggling and wiggling, peeking and winking, oblivious to the stares and intensity beyond compare.

goosedancing

Mother Goose has found the perfect combination of exercise and entertainment — it’s good for the goose and good for the gander!

They may laugh at my moves, but in the long run, they will remember this has been a very Happy New Year.

I hope you’ll return tomorrow to hear the story of Mother Goose and the Phantom of the Opera, opening night at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago….oh my gooseness!

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. moxox247
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:03:24

    Great blog if you have the time could you check out a few of mine 😊 also if there’s anything you’d like me to write about just ask !x

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  2. jeff noel
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:07:09

    Glad to have you back. Happiest of New Years. looking forward to your escapades.

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    • Natalie
      Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:40:27

      Thank you, Jeff! I admire your tenacity — five blogs a day for so many years! I don’t know how you do it….oh wait, yes I do! You just DO IT! 😀

      Reply

  3. Patty Hebert
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:24:49

    Welcome back!

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    • Natalie
      Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:42:08

      Thank you, dear Patty! It feels good to be back in the saddle — I have such wonderfully loyal friends to be waiting here for me after such an extended absence. I was hoping that you’d still be here…

      Reply

  4. Dianna
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:28:51

    Welcome back, Natalie! I thought about you the other day as we passed the shipyard. I wondered how your sailor sons are doing…!

    Reply

    • Natalie
      Jan 26, 2014 @ 08:43:51

      Dianna, thank you most kindly! The guys are doing really well — staying busy with the ship and having a good life. Last I heard, they were chiseling tiles off the floor on the fourth deck. And that’s OK with me — I’d much rather have them in Newport News than on the other side of the world in a hot spot…

      Reply

  5. Bunn
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 21:05:50

    I’m so glad your back dear Mother Goose!😊 I have really missed your stories!

    Reply

  6. yearstricken
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 17:02:58

    I agree – the kitchen is for dancing.

    Welcome back.

    Reply

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