Write Anything Wednesday/#1linerwednesday…

My Common Place Book…This is my book that I write down things that I read along this road called life that just struck a chord with me.  Today I will share this one with you…Maybe you will start your own, “Common Place Book.”  

“It’s not about whether you spend your life in a boardroom, your bedroom, or on a beach with a Mai Tai in Maui !!  When you look back on your life, the only thing that matters did you spend it doing what you love with the people you love ??  Were you happy ??  Did you make the most of this beautiful, terrifying, messed up life ??  Did you let go of all the things that held you back, so you can hold onto what matters most ??”

I think I’ll combine this post with #1linerwednesday…I found this one-liner in my common place book too…

“What goes around, comes around and it all comes out in the wash.”

Here are a couple of pictures of my Common Place Book…













I’m thinking I didn’t exactly follow the rules on these challenges, okay I’ll admit it, “I’m a rule breaker 😉 .”   Have a great  day bloggers and  ❤ Blessings ❤ .   Happy  Hump Day  🙂  And after writing that it was Hump Day I can’t pass this up…Smile 🙂 The Blackhawk’s are playing at home tonight … Y A Y


Two for Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, Blogger’s !!!  Even the 3 day weekends go by so fast, but got alot of rest, reading and romance accomplished ❤  The dancer’s out in Virginia were busy with Swan Lake.  I got some great pics of them…

The show looked amazing, but I’m sure they’re glad it’s over and was a success.  We so wanted to go, but it’s sketchy traveling this time of year.  Driving or Flying, so we’ll catch the next one.

I was also setting up the planner (Mz.Serena) this weekend.  Last week it was all for Valentines Day this week I’m moving on and using the latest kit.  Here are some of what I have so far…

Valentine’s Day Treat, Y U M
Valentine’s Day Layout … Pretty
Wall of Fame & Layout … Pretty













I had fun playing with the planner supplies and baking.  Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine…Love making a new wall of fame.  Keeps me close to the one’s I love.  They are the first ones I see every morning 🙂 .

Here are my new planner layout’s with the February Kit #theplannersociety…  It is so pretty.  I’ll start out with my new wall of fame…

Wall of Fame/Matthew & Connor & Melissa







Next is my daily layout’s in my Planner, Mz. Serena…I’m really loving the color pallet and the butterfly’s…I’ve got my dashboards set up so now I just get to add and create and plan of course 😉 .





On the left side of Mz. Serena is the box of planning supplies.  I really love the sticky notepad this month.  It’s totally new and really adds to the planning of the layout.

I got a little crazy with this layout.  It’s fun and wonky and just adds to my Planner, Mz. Serena.  It’s going to be a busy week and a short week so I have a lot to get done with only 4 days, well 3 because I have a 3 day weekend every week.  I take every Friday off because I can 😉  I’m a homemaker and I get to make my own rules 😉 …  Actually I’m a mom too so in my defense I’m on call 24/7 ❤  So that’s the real rule…Believe me I didn’t make the rules, they were here a long time before I got here.

So Happy Two for Tuesday…I hope you enjoyed the show and my planner.  Have wonderful week, I know I’m going to ❤  Blessing ❤ .


Stay/Song Lyric Sunday


Today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt is above from Mr. Jim and I had no trouble finding a song to fit the prompt.  My Song this Sunday comes from Jackson Browne…The Load Out and Stay.

This is definitely one of our favs !!!!  I could listen to it over and over again.  It reminds me of two of my favorite people in the world.  The  first would be my #4 Son, Mattew,

Matthew/Richmond Ballet
Ugly Step Sister/Richmond Ballet














  • My next fav would have to be Mr. DRandall Blythe, Lead Singer for Lamb of God.  I remember meeting him in the city when he was on tour in Chicago.  It was the afternoon and he was late.  After apologizing for 30 minutes for being late, I told him I get it.  You just got up even though it was 1:30 pm.

    D.Randall Blythe/Lead Singer/Lamb of God



















They are both entertainers and go on the road…I get how they feel from that song.  Once I was talking to my son, Matthew when he was on the road and he didn’t even know where he was.  I had to remind him 😉  It’s a hard and lonely life being an entertainer ❤ …They both have traveled internationally, Europe, China…

The Load Out / Stay
Now the seats are all empty
Let the roadies take the stage
Pack it up and tear it down
They’re the first to come and the last to leave
Working for that minimum wage
They’ll set it up in another town
Tonight the people were so fine
They waited there in line
And when they got up on their feet they made the show
And that was sweet –
But I can hear the sound
Of slamming doors and folding chairs
And that’s a sound they’ll never know
Now roll them cases out and lift them amps
Haul them trusses down and get ’em up them ramps
‘Cause when it comes to moving me
You know guys are the champs
But when that last guitar’s been packed away
You know that I still want to play
So just make sure you got it all set to go
Before you come for my piano
But the band’s on the bus
And they’re ready to go
We’ve got to drive all night and do a show in Chicago
Or Detroit, I don’t know
We do so many shows in a row
And these towns all look the same
We just pass the time in the hotel rooms
And wander ’round backstage
Till those lights come up and we hear that crowd
And we remember why we came
Now we got country and western on the bus
R ‘n’ B, we got disco and eight tracks and cassettes in stereo
We got rural scenes and magazines
We got truckers on C.B.
And we got Richard Pryor on the video
We got time to think of the ones we love
As the miles roll away
But the only time that seems too short
Is the time that we get to play
People you got the power over what we do
You can sit there and wait
Or you can pull us through
Come along, sing this song
You know you that can’t go wrong
‘Cause when that morning sun comes beating down
You’re going to wake up in your town
But we’ll be scheduled to appear
A thousand miles away from here
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jackson Browne / Bryan Garofalo
Me and the husband just love, love, love this song and we sing it loud when it comes on the radio !!!  We each have our parts ❤  His starts at the end with, “People you got the power… and mines always the harmony.  We love Jackson Browne.  Happy Song Lyric Sunday…Happy Week ❤ .

One Liner Wednesday

Looking for a new challenge…Thanks Mz. Linda  One-Liner Wednesday…

I’m a Homemaker so to save time, let’s just assume that I’m never wrong 😉 “


Happy Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday blogger’s…Today’s Prompt is, I/Me/Them/Us/You/We.” Thanks for the prompt Mr. Jim… This song just popped right into my head so this is my song for today.

It’s The Beatles and I’m pretty sure the album is Abbey Road, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy) ❤ .  Man did I ever feel old listening to this and who can forget all the rumor’s surrounding this picture on the cover…Paul is dead b/c he has no shoes on.  They were amazing at marketing their music not to mention unbelievably talented !!!  I don’t really remember all the drama surrounding this album but the husband did.  He’s the trivia king with everything, and I’m a poet and don’t know it 😉

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
I want you
I want you so bad
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
She’s so heavy
Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy
I want you
I want you so bad
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
You know I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
Yeah, she’s so
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney
I Want You (She’s So Heavy) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Happy Song Lyric Sunday, enjoy the day and enjoy the music.  Going to stay in all day and play, cook, plan, read & write and my Chicago Blackhawks are on tonight.  They are playing up in Canada.  Winnipeg Jets.  They are just 3 points out of a playoff spot and if they win tonight they will be only 1 point so let’s go Hawk’s ❤
Hawky Time
Me and my guy at the Mad House on Madison …
Hawky Time


Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday Blogger friends ❤  It’s snowing again, woo hoo…Not, but after all it’s still winter here.   I’m going to start this blog off with some music.  This song is one of our favs.  When it comes on the radio, we just look into each other’s eyes and Remember When.  Our favorite line is at the end, “Remember when, we said when we turn grey, when the children grow up and move away, we won’t be sad we’ll be glad, for all the life we’ve had and we’ll remember when.”  We have a lot of songs ❤ … after 43 plus years ❤ …

The roads are good thankfully because I have errands to run.  I got the new apple watch and I love it !!!  It’s so much fun learning how to use this technology.  My Connor told me you should just work at the Apple store because you are there all the time.  I’m there a lot because I take the classes so I can learn how to use these products.  It really is very cool learning about all of this technology !!!

I love that you can change out the watch bands.  The guy teaching the class said there are literally hundreds of colors and types so I’m looking forward to building my collection.  It’s also a really good tool for exercising.  I told the husband he needs to get one.  He’s a runner so he could see so many stats with his running.  Who knows I might even start excercising 🙂    I like not missing any phone calls or messages.  If you are thinking about getting one, I think it would be a good investment. 

The watch also can feel if you fall and has an alarm on it.  If you do fall and don’t turn it off, it will call emergency.  How cool is that.  I fall alot, (IDK why) so that feature really said to me, you should buy it 😉  I also like how you can dictate msg’s and just send them, but you should make sure it says what you said before you send it.  Sometimes that can get wonky with the auto speech 😉  I’m sure you know what I mean.  If it gets wet, it automatically shuts the door so the water doesn’t ruin it.  Very cool 🙂 because my hands are always in water i.e. doing dishes, cleaning whatever yadayadayada…

I’m thankful so for the husband, he really spoils me and takes such good care of our family.  I am blessed ❤ and I thank God everyday for his grace and watching over our family.

Getting ready for the weekend Y A Y…and it’s February ❤  The days are definitely getting longer and I’m going to start planning the Spring/Summer…How great is that. Happy Almost Friday, Happy Thursday ❤




Happy Mail

Good Tuesday morning blogger’s.  It’s a great day to be alive ❤  Yesterday was happy mail monday.  Yes I got my brand new planner kits for February/March !!!  It’s always a good day when that happens ❤  Here are a few of the pics I took of them.

I am going to use my Valentine’s Day Planner kit for awhile the first part of February and then transition into the new kit towards March <3…

Really loving playing with all my new planner supplies.  Setting up my planning desk for Valentine’s Day.  It feels good to feel good and my Chicago Blackhawks are playing Minnesota tonight so Y A Y !!!  3 points out of a playoff spot !!!  They just have to keep winning…