Laura Turns 40!
Unbelievable! Today our darling Laura turns 40... yet she looks not a day over 12. In honor of your special day, Yah Yah, I decided to skip the traditional list making and instead devote my poetry-making skills to honoring you. So I started off with some haiku, tried a limmerick, and I think we'll all be happy I decided to skip writing you a sonnet. Here you go!
Chocolate in the fridge
It looks delicious... calling me
Hands off! It’s Laura’s.
A well deserved massage
Relaxing... then, POP!
That was my sternum.
Laura is running
We see her on Ithaca
And on Broadway, 2 hours later
Watching a movie
Laura is baking again
Turn off the mixer!
A LIMERICK FOR THE LOVELY LAURA
Laura, Laura where do I start?
I’m singing your virtues, but what’s the best part?
You’re kind, you’re loving, you’re generous to a fault.
You also make a delicious Oreo malt.
Your neighbors below, they’re increasingly crazy.
I’m sure that they wish you were a tiny bit lazy.
You run and you run, through the wind and the snow...
And often with several sweatshirts in tow.
You bake the best treats, of that there’s no doubt.
And I bet you could make something tasty of trout.
Always the one to bring the very best gift to a party,
Which makes up for the fact that you probably arrived tardy.
She can sleep like a champ; she can sleep all day long,
And she does a great job playing or singing a song.
She’s fun and gregarious, and an ace question asker.
And when working at night, is a huge multi-tasker.
Her body is tiny but her heart is GIGANTIC,
And I think that her favorite movie might be Titanic.
She’s a lover of fleece, it’s her most favorite fabric...
and she is considered by some to be quite a maverick.
She excels in her callings, others’ love for her abounds.
But her love for everyone doesn’t extend to hounds.
So Laura, for you, in your 40th year...
May the chocolate flow freely, more abundant than beer!
I love you Laura. Thanks for being the WORLD'S best sister, aunt, friend, and running partner (or general partner in crime). Wishing you the best year yet!