Thankful Thursday

Yes it is Thursday and I am so very thankful.  It’s just a regular, boring Thursday.  But I am so thankful for so very much.  I am thankful for being healthy, because nothing else would matter if that were compromised.  If you can get out of bed and  do your day, be thankful.  Never take that for granted.

Tomorrow is Friday and Payday…Y A Y  

I’m  making my Spaghetti  tonight for dinner and watching TV with the husband.  How great is that.  Oh and my Chicago Blackhawk’s are now just right there for a wildcard spot and they beat the Detroit Redwings, Y A Y!!!!    In overtime 🙂  Really don’t like Redwings.  They aren’t going to be there in the end anyways.  They have a poultry 55 points…hahahahah…Oh I’m sorry if there are any Detroit Redwing fans out there trolling me.  Not really…

I am thankful for the days getting longer.  We are almost done with this winter but    I’m afraid not quite yet.51956077_10216272742165024_5920153959841923072_n

I’m thankful for me.  I feel good when I look at the mom in the mirror.  So much to look forward to this year.  Spring/Summer, Vacation’s starting soon, I’m turning 60 this year and we’ll be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.  That is really cool and we still have such a great time together.  Been to the mountain and back, we’re still growing strong ❤ and your still the one 🙂

Yeah this was one of our, “1st Songs” and I still sing it loud and proud when it comes on the radio when we are together.  He gives me that beautiful, cheeky smile w/a wink that says it all…

My Hockey Guy

Headlight, Portland, ME
Me & the Husband at Duck Donuts




















Yeah life is really great when you spend it with the one you love…He’s my person, he’s my forever ❤  There’s a reason I have such a great smile in all those pictures.  It’s because of all the hard balls that life has thrown at us, it’s just life and he makes sure we never get hit…Those pictures are what 40 years of love look like ❤

Good Sunday Morning…

Time for Song Lyric Sunday…Today’s prompts are from Mr. Jim.  They are, “Mountain/Hill.”  Really didn’t have any trouble finding a song for this prompt.  Funny I always choose the first one that pops into my mind.  Today me and the husband disargreed.  He wanted, “The Mountain of Love” by Johnny Rivers.  I didn’t connect with that one so I’m going with this …

Diana Ross & The Supremes recorded a version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” which was more faithful to the Terrell-Gaye original version as a duet with The Temptations. That song was an album cut from a joint LP released by Motown Records in 1968 on the two superstar groups, titled Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations.

Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Lyrics

(Nickolas ashford/valerie simpson)

If you need me, call me. No matter where you are, no matter how far. Just call my name. I’ll be there in a hurry. On that you can depend and never worry.
You see, my love is aliv. It’s like a seed, that only needs the thought of you to grow. So if you feel the need for company, please, my darling, let it be me. I may not be able to express the depth of the love I feel for you, but a writer put it very nicely when he was away from the one he loved. He sat down and wrote these words:

No wind, (no wind) no rain, (no rain)
Nor winter’s cold
Can stop me, babe (oh, babe) baby (baby)
If you’re my goal

No wind, no rain,
Can stop me, babe
If you wanna go

I know, I know you must follow the sun
Wherever it leads
But remember
If you should fall short of your desires
Remember life holds for you one guarantee
You’ll always have me.

And if you should miss my lovin’
One of these old days
If you should ever miss the arms
That used to hold you so close, or the lips
That used to touch yours so tenderly
Just remember what I told you
The day I set you free.

Ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough (say it again)
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from you.

Ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough (say it again)
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from you.

Ain’t no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me
To keep me from you.

Ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough (one more time)
Ain’t no river wide enough (say it again)
To keep me from you.

Ain’t no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me
To keep me from you.

Hope you enjoy this version.  She makes quite the entrance !!!  Love her music and the sounds of Motown ❤  Happy Song Lyric Sunday and Blessings ❤ for you week…




I just found some videos of Matthew as he prepares for his role as one of the Ugly Step Sister’s w/Richmond Ballet.  Such hard work, but I’m quite sure he’s having the time of his life preparing.  This is his second time in this role so he’ll probably nail it.  Wish we were there.  Merde

Make sure you click on the link, scroll down and you’ll see a couple of videos of him…So much fun watching him living the dream 😉  Looking really great ❤ ….

Good Morning Song Lyric Sunday…

Today’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is,drum roll please

…….River/Stream/Brook.  Y A Y and again me and the husband broke out into song, Left a good job in the city, complete with harmony.  We just love, love, love ❤ to sing.  It’s one of our things that we do.

Make sure you go check out Jim’s Blog today He’s got some really nice tunes on it.  While you are looking around this blogosphere, make sure you look at John’s too. Really some fun and unique music ❤ …Time to go watch the our Blackhawks…2 points from a wildcard spot !!!!  Go Hawks, Y A Y.  Husband says they just need to keep winning 🙂  I really want this win 🙂

Now for the Lyrics for this song by performed by Tina Turner.

Proud Mary
Left a good job in the city
Workin’ for the man ev’ry night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin’
Worryin’ ’bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of pain down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
‘Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen
Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river
If you come down to the river
Bet you gonna find some people who live
You don’t have to worry ’cause you have [if you got] no money
People on the river are happy to give

Big wheel keep on turnin’
Proud Mary keep on burnin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ on the river
This song was written by John Fogerty and performed originally by Creedence Clearwater Rivival… 


Here are some links that feature our son, Matthew and Richmond Ballet’s production of Cinderella.  I am just over the moon with him and his performance.  It’s really a great show.  Make sure you click on the links and enjoy.  If you are anywhere near Richmond, VA, get to this show.  I’m quite sure it will be a sell out.  He’s a doll and those point shoe are probably doing a number on his feet.  It’s probably a good thing for him to experience what the girls go through.  I’m sure he has a better appreciation for his ballerina’s.


Day 1/February 7th

Woke up this morning and looked at what day it was, February 7th…OMG yeah I’ll be in bed all day.  Not really, but figuratively.  I definitely will be home which is a good thing.  Today is an anniversary of sorts.   38 years ago today, (it was a Saturday) I was in a very serious car accident that forever changed my life.  All for the better, I have to say.  Many lessons were learned and the trajectory of my life was forever changed, again for good 🙂  Definitely need some music to listen to as I write/remember this…

The Accident 

It was a typical Saturday morning.  I was a young 20 something, healthy, married to the love of my life ❤  Remember when ❤




Great job working in the city.  Just had purchased a new car.  It was a Datson, stick shift i.e. (OMG I’m really dating myself) Nissan.   I had no idea how to drive a stick shift.  The husband had to teach me how to drive a stick and I was learning, but I had a long way to go.  I definitely had no business driving it out on the open road.  I was so not ready.  If you don’t shift it right, the car stalls.  Enough said…

That Saturday we were going to a family friend’s wedding.  I had been to the shower and all the pre-wedding festivities.  We were very close to this family, you could almost say we were “Family” as we had gone through life together.  Probably 18 years of my life.  They were our neighbor’s from across the street.  They were a family of  8 and we were a family of 6.  Both of our mom’s were RN’s and the both of our dad’s worked for the railroad. Their family was 3 boys and 3 girls, ours was 4 girls. Okay back to a typical Saturday morning…

Because we were going to the wedding that evening, I wanted to go get my hair done.  I also had a Dr’s. appt. that morning.  I weighed in at 120lbs. (what I would do for that now).  After that  I went to the mall to get my hair styled for the wedding.  We had been in a fight because on Friday night after working late, he had been in a car accident.  I was mad because it scared me so.  He had fallen asleep at the wheel and woke up right before he hit the viaduct.  He was in a very sketchy part of the city (Chicago) and covered in blood he walked to IDK where and had someone call an ambulance for him. This was before the cellular era, no cell phones…  It was very hard seeing him all bruised and battered.  He could’ve been killed !!!!  I told him he shouldn’t work so late b/c of that very reason.  He worked very hard all week and I didn’t like him being out that late in the city.  Being so tired after working, he could very well fall asleep and well you know.  I hated being right and being able to say, “See I told you so but, I TOLD YOU SO !!!!”  Anyway, little did I know that was just the beginning of what would be a very challenging, life altering time to our story.  

to be continued…

One-Liner Wednesday…

 Happy Wednesday (one day closer to Spring 🙂 and my Chicago Blackhawks won, 3 points away from a playoff spot.  Y A Y )

It’s never going to be perfect, just make it work…Life ❤ 

My featured picture above is the husband’s latest masterpiece !!!!  It is Beautius and I love it ❤ .