Thankful Thursday

Good Morning Blogger’s, it’s almost Friday Y A Y !!!!  It’s been a very long, cold week OMG.  It’s only November and we have had January weather which is not good.  It has snowed, I mean really snowed.HPcmovJGRxi1pbId73jYZg

The temperatures have smashed records.  That’s right, not broken records S M A S H E D !!!  We got down to 9 degrees the other night.  I am so done with the midwest but I’m pretty sure we’ll be here for at least another couple of years.  Having told you the winter weather forecast, my furnace went out last Friday.  Of course it did.  The first year I didn’t get it ready for the winter, it dies.  I thought I had a little bit of time.  I’m still waiting for Indian Summer, hellooo…

I had the furnace guy come out right away and he said he checked it all out, cleaned it up and said it looked like a dirty pilot light.  Whatever, it’s working and he left.  Only problem, it wasn’t working.  All week I could not get it above 63 degrees.  Then when I called him to come back, he couldn’t get here til yesterday evening.  He discovered it needed a new filter, really OMG.  The husband just changed the filter not 2 weeks ago.  Of course he looked at me with that “Yeah, right,” look.  But I gave the look right back at him that said, “Why didn’t you check the filter last time you were here ??” Hmmmm…

I thought it would be nice to have some music for the rest of my story and this is a good song for Thankful Thursday…

Back to my Thankful Thursday and yes it’s having a furnace that works and a warm bed.  One of my dreams is to go to Alaska.  I thought yesterday when the furnace was still not working, “How could you ever survive Alaska if you can’t take a little chill ?”  I got my mind right and moved on.  It really wasn’t that bad and I got this gorgeous new, “Coatagen” that’s what they call it.  It’s a real heavy sweater that I got to snuggle in all day yesterday.  I know we’re spoiled.  Getting up and turning up the thermostat and having heat.  

Quick little story…My grandmama (mother of 7) she was Italian and Catholic 😉  raised her family on a farm in Wisconsin.  She had 2 oil stoves that she would start up in the morning.  There was a vent upstairs right above the stove.  We all would fight over standing on this tiny square vent that was the only source of heat for the upstairs.  We all loved staying with her though.  Family is the best.  I have too many cousins to count ❤  She lived a grand life, very simple.   I learned so much from her and those experiences.  Pictures of all of us ❤ .  Great memories ❤IMG_0886

I’m in the middle with the red, white & blue shirt and pigtails w/an attitude 😉  Oh and we added 2 cousins after this picture…  Thank you Aunt Patti for making us take this picture.  

Looking forward to tomorrow…TGIF ❤  Today’s good too, Nails ❤ and it’s warm in my house !!!  Y A Y ❤  THANKFUL THURSDAY ❤

Two for Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning from the deep freeze of the Midwest.  I mean really, why do we have to deal with this so soon.  And my furnace is not working, ughhhh.  I already had the furnace guy out here last week when the cold first started and he couldn’t find anything wrong with it.  It’s one of those things that it always seems to be fine when he’s here and then when he leaves it stops working and he thinks I’m crazy !!!  No I’m not crazy, just really cold.

I want to show you what the Artist has been up to.  About a month ago we were invited to a gallery to hang some of his paintings.  I put the link to the gallery below.  Also that is one of his paintings hanging in the gallery.  I also will post some of the pictures I took at the gallery when we attended an open house…  


The picture below was painted by the daugher of Eric Soderholm who was on the Chicago White Sox.  He was the 3rd baseman, Number 12 on the 70’s “Southside Hitmen !!”  It is a really great painting.  I think that’s her mom too, Mrs. Illinois ❤ . That’s the owner of the gallery on the right .origins-6-web-08z

 We had a great evening with all of the artist’s.   Our family is a part of that very special community.  Below is one of the new painting’s that the artist is working on.


Happy Tuesday…Stay warm

Weekly Song Challenge/Round 37

Happy Veteran’s Day, Happy Monday

Let’s have some fun with Mz. Laura’s Music prompt…


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!
Easy! I’m tagging you and you 😉 .


1. Post a song that is about your country.


2. Post a song that is patriotic.


3. Post a song that has the color-red, white or blue in either the title or lyrics.

Absolutely great prompts for today Mz. Laura!!!  I ❤ this country and I always say that if you are lucky enough to be born in America, than you are lucky enough.  One last thought in closing.  I’m not a Trump Hater.  I’m not a hater of anyone at all !!!  There have been many presidents I really did not want as the leader of the  best country in the world.  How I got through those times was I said, “America is bigger and stronger than any one man.”   We will survive President Trump and I think he’s doing a pretty good job.  In my corner of this wonderful country, he’s keeping it going.  I don’t think any other man could take all the hate that is thrown his way.  No one deserves what  is happening to him and his family, NO ONE… ❤   Blessings to President Trump and his family, it’s a job that’s not for the faint of heart.  He is our duly elected President. It’s not American to destroy our President…It’s called voting.  The world is watching, hello… Please don’t comment any hate, my blog is my happy place.   Last time I checked the 1st amendment is still applies here ❤ . 

We saw Toby Keith and it was an amazing concert.  He’s a true America ❤ .

Song Lyric Sunday

Good Morning Song Lyric Sunday…Today’s prompt is drumroll please ******


When you’re alone, and life is making you lonely
You can always go
When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, no finer place for sure
Downtown everything’s waiting for you
Don’t hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close
Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova
You’ll be dancing with him too before the night is over
Happy again
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares
So go downtown, where all the lights are bright
Downtown, waiting for you tonight
Downtown, you’re gonna be alright now
Downtown, downtown
And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
Guide them along
So maybe I’ll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares
So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, don’t wait a minute for
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown
I put up the first song that comes to mind.  I guess I must be showing my age, but in my defense I think my parent’s use to like this song … 😉
There you have my choice for  Song Lyric Sunday and I here’s my Pingback for Mr Jim … Time for Sunday Dinner, a favorite of mine and I’m really loving Sunday evenings. Let’s have a great week Blogger’s.  

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday, even though it’s Monday Morning…I’m just a bit late, Mr. Jim. Loving this prompt.  Enjoyed yours, love John Fogerty ❤

The Prompts for yesterday was …
October 27, 2019 – Lost/Found/Hide/Seek

I was thinking about it all day and then finally came up with this.  It’s also from one of my favorite movies, “Top Gun,”  You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You’re trying hard not to show it
But baby, baby I know it
You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone, gone, gone, woh
Now there’s no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And now you’re starting to criticize little things I do
It makes me just feel like crying
‘Cause baby, something beautiful’s dyin’
You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone, gone, gone, woh
Baby, baby, I’d get down on my knees for you
If you would only love me like you used to do, yeah
We had a love, a love, a love you don’t find everyday
So don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t let it slip away
Baby, baby, baby, baby
I beg you please, please, please, please
I need your love, need your love
I need your love, I need your love
So bring it on back, so bring it on back
Bring it on back, bring it on back
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
‘Cause it’s gone, gone, gone
And I can’t go on, woh
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
Bring back that lovin’ feelin’
‘Cause it’s gone, gone, gone
Source: LyricFind

It was a fun movie.  What woman wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a group of men in uniform singing to her???   Loved it ❤

I have to get this posted as there will be alot of catching up to do with everything I was seeing in my reader.  Let’s have a great week blogger’s and Happy Monday.  Can’t believe Halloween is this week and October will be falling into November.  Oh one more thing, they say snow at the end of the week.  Whatever ❤  

Weekly Song Challenge

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 35

I’m going to jump in on this. Been trying to all week, just keep getting interrupted and now I want to get this up before the weeks over…ahhhhh


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!


1. Post a song that has either in title or lyrics the name of a state in the US

 We saw The Charlie Daniels Band do this song live at a summer festival.  It was one of the highlights of summer…

2. Post a song that either in the title or lyrics the name of a town.

One of my all time favorite performers, Mz. Tina Turner !!!  I love her energy and those legs that go on forever.  Great song and she performs it flawlessly.

3. Post a song that either in title or lyrics has the name of a country or continent.

This one’s for the husband as he came up with this song when I was taking on the challenge. It’s a perfect song starring Mr. Jimmy Buffett singing, “Somewhere Over China.”

There you have it.  I’m so happy I got this done.  It was on my, “To Do List,” today.  I always love the blogging challenges with music.  Getting ready for the husband to be wheels down and having a great weekend with my guy !!!

He’s still the one
My Forever … Gorgeous

Love that smile…We’ve been together forever and he’ll always be the one ❤

Oh one more thing, I’m tagging you and you.  Happy Friday 😉 .




Safe Travels…

Happy TGIF blogger’s. Can’t believe October is almost over.  The weeks just fly by.  Wasn’t looking forward to this week.  The husband went out to San Diego on business this week. I was suppose to go, but changed my mind at the last minute.  It  was only for 3 days and nothing out there I really want to see or do.  I hate flying because it’s so easy to catch something and get sick.  So in the end it just would not have been worth it.  I’m not a fan of the West Coast.  Have been to California once and was not impressed.  Sorry all you Californian’s.  I just don’t like the state.  Someone once told me it might even be cursed.  That was enough for me.  I like, LOVE ❤ my East Coast.  My family is out on the East Coast so that’s really like my 2nd home.  Probably will end up out there someday.  Love the Atlantic Ocean and the weather.  All the way from Maine down to Florida and the Carolina’s in-between.  I could see us living out there.

Just a few things I want to share with you from the Wedding…Our new daughter, Melissa, had a gift made especially for her new mom that really touched my heart.  She is so thoughtful and loving ❤  They planned this whole wedding and the attention to the details really made it just so special. img_3499

It was this beautiful lacy, linen cloth…It reads as follows


You have raised your son with love and respect

And Blessed me with the man of my dreams.

I am forever grateful to you.

Thank you for

 welcoming me into your family


October 10, 2019

I was so touched with it and I have put it in just the most special place where I can see if everyday.  It’s my happy place…My Desk ❤  She is a very special young lady and I am so happy to welcome her into our family.  Thank you for sharing your life with us.  I love you to the moon ❤ . Can’t wait for the holidays.  We had such a great time last year with her family.  That’s all for today.  Looking forward to seeing the husband.  It’ll be later, long flight from California ❤  Happy Friday

My Corner of the World
In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be ❤