Happy Sunday

Good Morning to all of my blogger friend’s…Y A Y I’m back home from vaca.  We were in Charleston, SC for a week.  We had a great time as we always do when we are together and have a great big ocean sitting right out in front of our hotel (The Charleston Beach Harbor & Marina).  We keep it simple, and just walked up and down the beach everyday.  I guess there was a drought going on in South Carolina but we obviously brought the rain with us from home because from the time we landed wheels down til we left, the heavens opened up and it rained and rained oh and did I say it rained.  I guess the drought is over and you’re welcome SC ❤  for the rain I obviously brought with me from the Midwest 😉

didn’t post while I was on vacation b/c I never do.  Reason  #1.  I don’t want to let the world know my house is empty for the next week and Reason #2. is because I’m on vacation and I unplug except for taking pictures.  When I get back, then I re-live the vacation through my pics and the blog so for the next week I’ll be showing you what we did down south.

Getting ready and flying was all pretty good and went smoothly except for when I fell in the airport b/c I tripped over some lady’s bag that was in the aisle and skinned both knees.  Really 😉

Getting to the hotel after landing was easy enough…Above is the start of vaca, waiting for the limo and the husband on the plane…Below is a video of our flight and the pictures of landing and getting to the hotel.  Oh one more thing, I’m not a professional videographer so just enjoy the video 😉 .  What a great picture of the rainbow from the flight ❤  I obviously didn’t know the town we were going too 😉  It gets confusing our east, there’s charleston, charlottesville, yadayadayada…But it was South Carolina 


Monday’s Masterpiece

Good afternoon blogger friends ❤  I am having the absolutely best Monday ever.  I can’t really even believe it’s Monday, but I know it is.  First I’ll start by posting Monday’s Masterpiece of course.  It’s not finished but when it is, I really think it’s one of the painter’s best.  The inspiration for this painting was the flower’s I got for Mother’s Day.  I am so happy he painted them, now I will have them forever and who doesn’t want something so special around forever ❤  Here are a pics of the process…

I really love, love, love the black canvas.  This painting will be going in our bedroom.  We just changed everything (Color’s) and this will just be perfect in there.  Serendipity ❤  Here are some of the pictures of our newly remodeled bedroom.  It feels so good walking and sleeping in here now.  Really love the evening and watching TV or reading in here.  Love my desk and writing corner…   Everything is so much lighter and brighter !!

I still have to hang some pics and change the lights, but I absolutely love it ❤

Finally it is the absolutely my favorite day of the month.  It is Happy Mail Day 😉  I just love getting my planner supplies for the month ❤  

I am ready to set up my planner for the vacation and the beginning of summer.  If you don’t write it down, summer will just fly by and you won’t get any of what you wanted to do, done.  So I Write it Down, Make it Happen !!!  It’s been a great day.  The only thing that would have made it better is to have my planner girl with me to play, but her mom say’s she doesn’t want to do it anymore…They grow up 😦  I still get 3 kits though 😉  

I hope to get my Weekly Music Challenge done, such a fun thing to do.  I love music anything ❤  I have much to do to get ready for vacation, but I’ll try to take a break from it and come and hang out with you guys…Hope everyone’s Monday was as good as mine.  Blessings Blogger’s ❤

Song Lyric Sunday

OMG I feel like I’ve been gone forever on my blog.  I’ve just been so busy with the house decorating, painting, garage cleaning, packing for vaca i.e. Charleston, SC.  So excited.  We will be staying right across from the marina.  We might even go out on a yacht for a day trip !!! eeeek  Sorry I digress from Song Lyric Sunday.  But one more quick story about today as I was cleaning the garage.  I came across a bracelet I had bought a couple of years ago when we were out in Virginia Beach.  It was a present for someone and I didn’t get a chance to give it to her and I just forgot about it.  Well I get to wear it and it brings back happy times when I look at it.  God really does work in the strangest of ways.  Okay now time for Song Lyric Sunday.  

Today’s prompt is, “Avenue/Boulevard/Drive/Lane/Road/Street.”  Once again the husband helped me but I had the same one picked out.  Yes we share a brain ❤ .  My song is by Jackson Browne (one of my all time favs !!!)  Running on Empty is my choice.

“Running On Empty”

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-o-one
I don’t know where I’m running now, I’m just running onRunning on – running on empty
Running on – running blind
Running on – running into the sun
But I’m running behindGotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don’t know when that road turned onto the road I’m onRunning on – running on empty
Running on – running blind
Running on – running into the sun
But I’m running behindEveryone I know, everywhere I go
People need some reason to believe
I don’t know about anyone but me
If it takes all night, that’ll be all right
If I can get you to smile before I leave

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
I don’t know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels
I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through
Looking into their eyes I see them running too

Running on – running on empty
Running on – running blind
Running on – running into the sun
But I’m running behind

Honey you really tempt me
You know the way you look so kind
I’d love to stick around but I’m running behind
You know I don’t even know what I’m hoping to find
Running into the sun but I’m running behind

That’s all for Song Lyric Sunday.  Hope all had a fun weekend and looking forward to a brand new week with all kinds of possibilities and new adventures ❤  Blessings Bloggers ❤

one-liner Wednesday

If your absence doesn’t effect them, your presence never mattered…


Weekly Song Challenge

Jumping in on another music challenge…This one is brought to us by Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge.  The rules are:  

  1. Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
  2. Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  3. Tag two people to participate!

Post a video of a song that makes you think of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Post a video of a song that has the word war in title or lyrics

Maybe I cheated a bit on this one, but it does have, “wars” in the lyrics at the end 😉 Rock n Roll Cola Wars 😉

Post a video of a song that is part of a movie soundtrack that had something to do with war.

“Forest Gump”  Really great movie.  I think I might even have to watch it today ❤  I’m thinking I’ll tag you and you too 😉  I hope I did the challenge right.  Always fun to go searching around for music, sitting around my computer singing is a great way to start the day and of course spending it blogging with my fellow blogger’s…

Happy Memorial Day and let’s have a great summer !!!



Happy Friday

Happy 3 day weekend, Y A Y !!!!  I really love, love, love the start of summer.  It’s just a really great feeling now that the kids are all grown and have flown the nest.  I remember back in the day, there was a slight feeling of dread when the summer began.  It was when I had to go to the closet, get out my clown suit and dust it off.  3 months of keeping the kiddos engaged and entertained, a lot of work…

There was swimming lessons, summer school, baseball games, vacations, reunions and yadayadayadayada.  That’s just a really small snippet of all of the activities going on and remember I had 4 kids, ages apart 10 years, 3 of them were born in the summer.  No. 4 son/Matthew was born on Father’s Day, our youngest son/Connie was born at the end of July and my one and only daughter was  born 2 days before my birthday in August.  My wedding anniversary is also in August, so it was a busy time for celebrations.

Now it is very quiet and dare I say wonderful.  Okay I’ll say it, “Wonderful.” (I’m pretty sure they don’t read my blog and oh well if they do…)  I get to do what I want and I love it.  The clown suit has been officially retired and packed away, Y A Y  ❤  I get to walk.  I get to read and I of course give myself permission to nap.  I get to go out and have lunch in the park and just lay back and watch life.  Of course it wouldn’t be summer w/o attending an Ides of March Concert w/Mr. Jim Peterik, one of Chicago’s very own…Take it away

June will be vacation month.  July I’m getting ready for an Art Exhibit at the local library with the Painter’s (husband)  art work and then August will be more traveling and a huge celebration month with my birthday and our 40th wedding anniversary… I’m thinking Maine again, we love Maine ❤  Here is some of the artwork that will be at the exhibition.

























These are some of his best, but it really is hard to choose because he has so many that are really great.   If you want to see more of his work, here’s the link to our Amazon Handmade account.  You can purchase directly through this link too !!!  I’d love it if you would go and check it out and tell me what you think of his art.  


Time to get this weekend going.  Happy Friday Blogger’s and Blessings ❤  Let’s have a great summer 😉


Morning Pages…

It really is amazing what writing can do for your day.  I’ve been doing the “Morning Pages,” for awhile and it changes everything…”GOD/Good Orderly Direction.”  I got that from Julia Cameron and her series, “The Artist Way.”  

I was thinking last night as I was laying in bed I need to start my Summer Journal.  It’s just something I do.  This year I am going to start my, “Summer Journal” with photos.  Everyday I’m going to take a photo from my day and it is going into the summer journal.

I came across a saying that was in one of my past Summer Journal’s and it totally changed my outlook for the day and pretty much my outlook on the upcoming summer.   Here it is

      And then it happens…

One day you wake up and you’re in this place.

You’re in the place where everything feels right.

Your heart ❤ is calm.  Your soul is lit.  Your thoughts are positive. Your vision is clear.

You’re at peace, at peace with where you’ve been, at peace with what you’ve been through  and at peace with where you’re headed.


 That pretty much sums it up for me today and hopefully my forever…Blessings Blogger’s and friends.  Happy Memorial Day week and Happy Summer 🙂