Weekly Song Challenge

That time of the week again!

The Rules

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

The Songs

Post a video of a song that’s perfect when you’re feeling overwhelmed.   I always pray when I’m feeling overwhelmed.  I can’t think of a better song to listen to ❤ . Oh and I just love, love, love Andrea Bocelli ❤ .

Post a video of a song you’d find humorous if it came on while making whoopie.  This is an amazing song and Tina Turner really rocks it.  I don’t think many know just how hard it is to sing and dance it out like she does, and at the same time…Crazy Talent !!!  I absolutely love her legs and can she dance.  W O W

Post a video of a protest song.  I love this guy ❤  and this song !!!

He also sings, “The Search is Over.”  At one of his concerts, we arrived late and were walking by the stage when he was singing this song and he walked down and kissed me (on the cheek 😉 ) in front of the entire audience !!!  It was the thrill of a lifetime and I will never forget it ❤ .

Patti & Jim Peterik/The Ides of March

So there you have it my Weekly Song Challenge.  Thank you, Mz. Laura for the great prompts.  Almost the weekend, Y A Y…It’s Hump Day…

This is a fun video I watch when I’m feeling low and it always makes me smile…Enjoy Blogger’s…and I’m tagging you and you 😉 .

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday Blogger’s…Today’s prompt is a song that features another group or artist in it.  I’m not sure this is what they meant, but here’s my song.  I really love watching this youtube video.  Every time I’m watching this video I think to myself, “Kudos to whoever got all these artist’s (i.e. egos) in one room and did this.  That was a feat in itself.  Enjoy…”We Are the World”

Happy Sunday…Let’s have a great week ❤ .

Happy Song Lyric Sunday…

Y A Y…Really I look forward to this every week.  It’s one of my favs !!!  The husband who knows everything about everything (He’s a Northwestern Grad and he reads, reads, reads all the time about everything) so he’s always my go to guy when I can’t think of something for the prompt.  No really the guy know’s so much. I told him today if I had not met him, I would still be that bubble gum, pony tailed, 70’s hippie… 😉    The prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is…“Songs that includes somebody famous in it.”  This comes from Mr. Jim 

Black Velvet
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rodgers on the Victrola up high
Mama’s dancin’ with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin’ like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move ev’rything
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for
Black velvet and that little boy smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees
Black velvet if you please
Up in Memphis the music’s like a heat wave
White Lightnin’ bound to drive you wild
Mama’s baby’s in the heart of ev’ry school girl
“Love Me Tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for
Black velvet and that little boy smile
Black velvet and that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees
Black velvet if you please

This song was written by…Songwriters: Christopher Ward / David Tyson.  I’m pretty sure Elvis is the famous person (for anyone who might know who Elvis is, OMG perish the thought !!!)  I was not a huge Elvis fan, but the husband is and will be forever.  He tells me he still thinks he’s alive up in Michigan somewhere 😉  Not…
Let’s enjoy what’s left of the weekend ❤  Thanks for stopping by ❤   Going to get ready for my Birthday week, OMG and try not to get too wonky about turning 60…Ahhhhh, help Mr. Wizard.  I guess the alternative is not that good and yes I’m celebrating for this entire week.  I figure it’s a milestone birthday this week so I’m taking the whole week 😉 Starting off today by going to brunch at Maggiano’s.
 I tell my kid’s that your birthday is a special day because that was the day the world was changed forever.  Well so is my birthday.  I’m going to have an incredible, amazing week !!!   Y A Y for birthday’s.  My Birthday is also a religious holy day of obligation.  It is the Assumption of Mary i.e. when Mary went up to heaven.  Mom always made sure I got to church by telling me that’s what you do when it’s your birthday so you can say thank you for your life.  It didn’t take me that long to figure out, but I still try to make it to church on my birthday.  Can’t hurt ❤ .

Thankful Thursday…

Here I am at my blog.  Had trouble sleeping last night, the brain just would not turn off.  I have so much to do, OMG !!!  That’s what my planner is for.  Supposedly when you have set up a plan for your day, you take it out of you brain. Then you can rest, knowing that you have written it down and you don’t have to worry about forgetting something. You’d think anyways.  The problem is, I didn’t make a plan for today like I was suppose to do yesterday.  Just got my delivery from Amazon…Y A Y.  

I know I am so busy and I really should be planning instead of blogging but I’ll just post this and get to my planner.  The planner is looking amazing !!! Oh and it’s happy mail this week, double Y A Y, Y A Y…

 

 

I’m really loving this month’s kit.  Having so much fun playing with my planner, Mz. Serena.  I think we need some music … This is one of my favorites b/c I love the way the husband sings it.  

I’m going to end this post with a wonderful story.  This is my 60/40 year aka I’m turning 60 (not happy about this at all) and we’ll be celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss (we’ve been together for 43 years).  I mean really, I married the perfect man ladies.  A couple of days ago I was not having a great day.  I got too close to the sad room.  Everyone has a sad room  and I usually avoid going there.  I don’t have many people in my life that I can really let it all hang out but I have one and that’s really all you need.  He’s my person, sometimes I call him my girlfriend b/c that’s who I call when things get wonky.  After talking to him on the phone sharing my tears and fears, he had to get going to catch his train to get home. (I’m sure he was looking forward to that and me, N O T ) 

Having the crappy, sad day that I was having I didn’t look very attractive.  When he got in the car, he was met by a wife with puffy eyes, crazy hair b/c I didn’t take a shower and do my hair.  It was a no make-up kind of day.  The first thing he said to me when he got in the car and looked at me was, “My sweet wife ❤  I wish I could make you feel better.  You didn’t deserve this.”  I know what he’s talking about, that’s all I’ll say about that.  That’s all I needed to hear.  You could feel the love with his words and I don’t really know how to put that feeling down on this blog.  After feeling so bad all day, those 3 words, “My Sweet Wife ❤ ” changed everything.  He was home and today was done.  I am loved and tomorrow is another day so there is hope ❤  I am blessed and when I closed my swollen eyes that night to sleep, I said thank you to God for giving me the grace I needed to finish my day.  I looked over at the husband sleeping and I was at peace.  I really am very blessed ❤

I just wanted to share that story with you.  I hope my blogging family is happy and looking forward to the weekend…NEVER, NEVER QUIT  🙂 because after all, tomorrow is another day…Love ya, Blessings ❤

Happy Song Lyric Sunday…

Good Sunday Morning fellow Blogger’s and yes it is again Song Lyric Sunday.  These weeks of summer are just flying by, but I am soaking them all up and enjoying every minute of them.  Sorry I digress, back to Song Lyric Sunday.  

Today’s prompt comes from Mr. Jim/newepicauthor and it’s a wonderful prompt that I will have no trouble with.  The prompt is, as some would say, “Synchronicity,”  and I will be writing about either a movie or the song, or both.  Last night we do what we typically do on Saturday night, watch a movie.  Our choice for last night was, “Titanic,” as I rented it off of our Netflix app on Friday night and fell asleep about 5 minutes into it.  I don’t think that was a result of the movie because the movie is one of my favs, I was just really tired and it was late when I rented it.  I forgot it was over 3 hours long…  Not wanting to waist the charge, which by the by kind of irritates me b/c you pay for cable and Netflix and then a rental charge for the movie, really !!!  It’s a racket that’s for sure.  Without further ado, here is my video for today’s Song Lyric Sunday…Enjoy ❤

My Heart Will Go On
Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on
Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we’re gone
Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we’ll always go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
I had forgotten what a sweet love story that was between Jack and Rose.  The costumes were amazing as was the scenery.  If I had anything that I didn’t like about the movie it would be the ending, as it always makes me cold…

Enjoy your Sunday Blogger’s and once again Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤

SoCS…Clean/Dirty

Happy SoCSaturday…Really need to get back to my happy place which is right here !!!

Being a homemaker, I’m all about clean/dirty.  I have over the  years created what I call my list of rules when it comes to cleaning and my home.  I live by the book, “Confessions of and Organized Homemaker .”  The book was written by Denise Shoenfield, (I’m thinking that’s how it’s spelled..”)

Below is the link who is in charge of the prompts for SoCSaturday…Go check it out, and join in the Saturday Challenge 🙂

https://lindaghill.com/2019/07/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-27-19/

My rules for a clean house are really quite simple. 

  1. After the  trash cans are emptied i.e. bathroom, kitchen, office…you can’t throw anything in them until at least after 3pm and if you need to dispose of  trash you have to go out in the garage and throw it out in the outside garbage.  
  2. After I’m done vacuuming the rooms, you can’t walk in them til at least the evening.  It’s not time to watch tv yet, and you can read in your room.  That brings me to Rule #3
  3.  After I’m done making the beds, you can’t get into them (Under the blankets, yadayadayada) until you are going to bed for the night.  At least until 8:30/9 pm.
  4. The most important rule about a clean house is when the kitchen is closed for the night.  This one was probably the hardest one to enforce having all the boys I did with their crazy hours and the theater and the pit orchestra.  So many times we wouldn’t get home til well after 10 and that was the first place they would go.  They they would go to the refrigerator and stand there looking for nothing because the KITCHEN IS CLOSED !!!!  They would usually come away with a can of coke and what was left over from dinner (that was usually sitting on the back burner of the stove.  Burner off of course), or they would take a loaf of bread or a bag of rolls and head off for bed.  Really my kitchen was like a grazing place for my son’s.  But I miss that now  ;( .  They all had a voracious appetite !!!  
  5. My final rule was and when this one was broken, unless you had dna kits or a camera on in the kitchen or caught them in the act, you would never know who was the offender.   You were not allowed to eat or drink the last one of anything.  The last coke, the last bag of chips, the last ice cream bar until first checking with Queen…(that would be me, of course.) Which makes perfect sense.  That was the rule so I would know to go buy some more of what we no longer had, hellooo…
  6. Oh I just remembered another one of my rules.  You were not allowed to use the powder room on the 1st floor.  That was called the Queen’s bathroom and no one was allowed to use it.  The husband wasn’t even allowed too !!!  Only me, sorry I’m the Queen 🙂 and I cleaned it !!!  Of course guest who came over could use it.  One of my really close friends went in to use it and I always made a triangle on the roll of TP and then put a seasonal sticker on it like a heart for Valentines Day, a turkey sticker on thanksgiving, etc.  When she went to use it, she didn’t know what to do.  Too funny, use it.  I made it pretty for my friends and guest to say I love you and thank you for coming into my home ❤  You’re better than the Queen, your my friend 😉

Funny story…I love Lucky Charms the cereal and my #3 son ate all the marshmallows out of the box of cereal.  When I went to have a bowl of Lucky Charms, there were no marshmallows in it.  I knew right away who was the culprit.  He was in his room.  He was in high school so it wasn’t like he didn’t know better.  I went into his room and I confronted him about there being no marshmallows in the box of cereal and he hemmed and hawed like he didn’t have a clue of what I was talking about.  “Okay, here,” I said and dumped the rest of the cereal (the oats that no one even likes) over his head.  “You might as well finish the box of cereal.”  Never happened again.  I guess he got the point.

When I look back on, “My Rules,” I don’t think they are that crazy.  I just like once the house is clean, it can look like no one lives there for a couple of hours, in case the real Queen does come.  It could happen.  When you are a homemaker, you are never done with the housework, laundry, cooking, yadayadayada.  So I didn’t think it was too much to ask for having a clean house for a couple of hours and the housework was done…And if you think  people have to live in the home, I didn’t do a lot of things that other people do like make you take your shoes off when you came in or hang up things.  I did try to get everyone on board with leaving the room looking better than it did when you came in, but I had boys.  One final thought.  Now that the boys are all taking wives I tell them, “I tried and if your going to marry him you have to sign my disclaimer so I’m not being blamed for their habits 😉 !!!”  Blessings to my wonderful son’s and family, I really do love you all 😉  ❤ .

Rules for SoCS by Mz. Linda

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

 

 

 

Weekly Song Challenge/Round 23

I have to update this b/c I forgot to link this to my new blogging buddy, Mz. Laura

1. Post a video of a song that makes you feel good.  

I know I just posted this song but it’s a song that makes me feel really good.  It brings me back to a time when my family was still home.  It reminds me of my girl, Gabriella (my granddaughter) and my Connor.  He danced to this when he was dancing with Joffrey for the summer.  I’ll always remember ❤

 

2. Post a video of a song that to you is about being yourself.

This ones for my Matthew !!!  It’s my favorite movie !!!

 

3. Post a video of a song that you love and just feel like sharing!

I really love this show.  I’ve watched it since the beginning and OMG this video just brought me back.  If you are a “Grey’s Anatomy” fan, you won’t get through this video w/o crying.  It really is a great show…  I can’t help it, my mom is a registered nurse (retired), my sister is an RN, my daughter is an RN and one of my really close friends is also an RN.

There you have it for this week’s challenge.  Love all of this ❤  Music is my happy place. Have a great day !! Blessings, Bloggers’s ❤