Thursday, March 27, 2014

Worried Mothers - It's true!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hotel California - The Original Eagles Tribute Band

If you ever get a chance to see this group- I recommend doing so. My husband and I had an awesome time at their concert Friday night. They did a marvelous job. They were also friendly and courteous with the crowd during and after the event. They even posed for silly photos for my husband.

You can go here to see more about them and hear them play:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I Adore Cardinals

I absolutely love cardinals, but this one is beyond adorable- and I totally feel his pain. Where art thou, Spring?

An Irish Blessing

I think this is a good blessing, Irish or not.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I Remember Who I Was

A poem I wrote many years ago, long before I finished "Three Rules", but the sentiment aligns with the novel.

I Remember Who I Was  

I remember who I was,

Alone in a dark place and scared,

So strong for someone so fragile,

Quietly raging, silent anger,

Steady but still unstable,

Getting past the dark,

Willing but unable.

I know who I am now,

Independent and Mature,

Intelligent and thoughtful,

Building a family, a career,

Loved and valued and not so alone,

A light shining through,

so in the dark I see,

The glow of forgiveness,

Can I embrace it and let it wash over me?

I dream of who I will be,

In the many years to come,

Truly happy and mended,

All the pieces become one,

The darkness extinguished

The fear forever banished  

Light of love lead me to

These days of the future

Let me not stumble backward  

To who I remember 

© Marie Drake 2005

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hockey Hysteria

SO, my husband won tickets to the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Game for Saturday night. That was the good news. The bad news...  it seems I have been under too much pressure and stress lately because I broke out in hives all over my body, it started with a little bit of itching Friday night, and was full blown when I woke up on Saturday morning. I was a trooper though and we still went to the hockey game. Even though we got twenty minutes away from home and had to turn around because hubby forgot the tickets in his other jacket, and we were stuck in nearly stand still traffic on the highway for about a half hour becaue the "Monster Jam" monster truck rally was also in town, making us barely get there in time. The reason we were anxious about getting there on time - My husband was also the grand prize winner. I got to watch him on the ice during intermission trying to win a new car by making 16 goals with 20 pucks and 20 seconds. He made a great effort, ran out of time before he shot all 20, but still got some cool consolation prizes. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Les Mis

Watched our son perform in his high school's production of Les Mis. What a wonderful show! Proud Mom.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


"Lurking, lying in wait like a predator, it conjures up a fog; my apprehension is causing me to mistrust everything around me. Through that fog, I discern the form of my tormentor. At the top of that form are glowing blue eyes, not with the mischief captured in family photos, but with mayhem – the mayhem that is going to be unleashed on my world that I have no power to stop. I shake my head as the fog dissipates, slowly rolling away, taking with it into the night the shapes that disturb me. I'm losing my mind..."

 ~ excerpt from "Three Rules" available in the following places: