Song Lyric Sunday – Seasons/Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

This is one of my favorite song’s.  Same Auld Lang Syne by Dan Folgerberg…Here’s the real story behind the song, and it’s true which makes it all that much better and I’ll like it more when I hear it again ❤

Happy Song Lyric Sunday and Happy Easter/Happy Spring ❤  Today’s prompt is…Seasons/Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall  given to us by Mr. Jim
Same Old Lang Syne
Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
I stood behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve
She didn’t recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried
We took her groceries to the check out stand
The food was totaled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation lagged
We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldn’t find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car
We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how
She said she’s married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would have liked to say she loved the man
But she didn’t like to lie
I’m sure we all have a story like this one.  That’s probably why it was in the top ten for so long, besides the fact that he was an amazing storyteller and songwriter/musician ❤  Gone too soon.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.


Happy Wednesday AtoZ Blogger’s…The AtoZ Letter for today is “O” for (O)rganization, which really is what the Planner is all about.  Lists, Appts.,Schedules, yadayadayada.  Where does all that information go.  If you try to keep in your brain, you probably don’t sleep to well.  The mind rests if you know you have written down all of your important stuff and know where it is to put your hands on it !!!  That’s the professional organizer’s definition of what being organized is…

(O)rganization does not only include the planner.  At some point in time you have to really do it, organize that is.  Spring cleaning jobs, financial/paying the bills & filing and office organizing.  I’m sure you get the picture.  The problem here is it can be tedius so you need to find a way to make it fun and I found the perfect way to do that.  Not only did I find the way to do it, I made one of the best friends in my whole life.  It was almost like providence.  God picked her up and sent her to my (crazy) life.  

I found her through the local park district class.  She was a professional organizer, who knew organizing could be a career.  Her business was, “Joe Organizer.”  OMG she was amazing.  She would come over every week and we would organize (I had 4 kids, husband, 2 dogs and a cat).  The place was a bit edgy with 4 different schools, dance classes, driving.  I had no time for me or keeping 6 different schedules intact.  In comes Mz. Beth to rescue me and she did.  She earned her money with my world and taught me a lot to take along with me when my life slowed down.  Now it’s pretty easy and quiet.  I have a lot of me time and I love it.  Still so much to keep organized, but I think I have it down.  Of course if she came over, she might see it a little differently 😉  I love you, Mz. Beth ❤  Oh and she still does presentations through the park district and I try to pop in to see her every once and awhile.  I’m putting up her website link.  Who knows you might be close enough and you can sign up for one of her presentations.  She shows you how to take control of your life again and make living fun 😉

Here is my sweet friend Beth.  This was our 2nd royal wedding party at 3 am in the morning both times with all kinds of yummy things to eat.  Oh better than that we made some memories that are totally imprinted on our friendship heart ❤  We’ve been friends for along time.  I can’t even remember, but when we started organizing my youngest (Connie #4 son) was in kindergarten I think. Now he’s a grown man and getting married and her youngest wasn’t even in school yet and now she’s a sophomore in college I think.  So it’s been a long time…and I’m still organized ❤

AtoZ Blogging Challenge/”N”

Happy Tuesday, AtoZer’s.  Today’s letter is, “N” which I have a couple of different uses for in my daily planner.  (N)otes are the quick little thoughts, dates, thing I want to remember but don’t have the time to spend on them right there.  So I just jot it down on a post-it or piece of scrap paper and stick it in the day I wrote the note.  

When I go back to that day in the planner, I write it down on the appropriate date or put the thought where it goes permanently i.e. such as my commonplace book or my recipe planner.  I might also use the note w/a date on my, Running-to-do List or my 15 minute list. I keep my running-to-do list on the back of my Notes card.img_2579

If it doesn’t fit into any one of those categories, I also have a Notes/Index page in the front of each planner that I use.fullsizeoutput_4a3b

I realize this may all sound a bit complicated but when you have been doing it for awhile it’s just goes right into my planning shall I say concert…The instruments all work together and my days do make some beautiful music.  

I’m sorry this is a bit tardy, but yesterday was a beauty and I had to go out and enjoy it.  Blessings Blogger’s ❤  The letter “O” I will post tonight 😉    

AtoZ Blogging Challenge/”M”

Happy Monday Afternoon…I know, I know so I got a late start.  What can I say it’s Monday and it’s the letter “M” which it just so happens that’s the letter for the day, AtoZ2019Mwhich coincidentally I actually have 2 prompts for the letter, “M”  

The first one is my Monthly Section…I’ll tell you though my planner just keeps changing and changing, an evolution of sorts.  It’s very important to do that because life and planning as with all things if they don’t change and stay the same, it can become very boring and mundane.  Planner’s also, like people not changing, don’t grow and that’s not good.  Here of some of my monthly planner layouts…

The one right above is from my Daily Planner, Serena…I decided to not color in the lines for this layout and I really liked how it came out !!!  The other one to the top left is also Serena’s monthly layout for April & Spring.  It’s okay, but I’m not as happy with that one as February’s.  The other 2 monthly layouts are from the Mother Ship.  That what I use to create Serena’s monthly layout.  As you can see they are not as I guess busy…and here’s April’s monthly layout from my Mother Ship Plannerimg_2576

You can see I’m a bit behind, but I’m thinking it’s because of the AtoZ Challenge thing 😉

The next prompt I want to use for today’s letter AtoZ2019M

is my Daily section, which would be (M)onday   Here is what my layout looks like for today…(M)onday ❤img_2572

It wasn’t that great because well it really was (M)onday 😉  to the right of the Monday/Daily section is my dashboard.  I’m really not liking this monday at all…this picture will give you a better idea of how it should look.fullsizeoutput_4a3a

Usually one of my (M)antra’s for everyday and probably for life is right there…”WRITE IT DOWN, (M)AKE IT HAPPEN <3″  Happy (M)onday AtoZer’s, now onto “N”…

Song Lyric Sunday

Prompts for Song Lyric Sunday…“Freeze/Cold/Ice” which is totally appropriate for today, April in the Midwest.  5 Inches I think, R E A L L Y !!!  That’s what the husband said when he got up, and they just issued a, “Special Weather Statement”  Can we just have a little warm weather, please 😦  These were the pictures I took before it really got going and this is now…again Really 😦









Let’s hear it for Song Lyric Sunday !!!  It is as Cold As Ice, brrrrrrr

“Cold As Ice”

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You never take advice
Someday you’ll pay the price, I knowI’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
You’re closing the door
You leave the world behindYou’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You want Paradise
But someday you’ll pay the price
I know

I’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
You’re closing the door
You leave the world behind
You’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay

Cold as ice, you know that you are
Cold, (cold) as, (as) ice,
As cold as ice to me
(Cold, cold cold) (as, as, as) (ice)

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, cold as, cold as ice)
(You’re as cold as icccce)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as icccce),
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as icccce)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as iccce)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as icccce)
Oh yes I know
(Cold as icccce)
(You’re as cold as icccce)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as icccce)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as icccce)
Oh, yes I know
(Cold as icccce)

And in case anyone was wondering the forecast Hi for Tuesday is 70 degrees…Y A Y  Happy Palm Sunday and so starts Holy Week…Holy Thursday/Last Supper…Good Friday/The day Jesus Died for all of us…Easter Sunday/Jesus Rose again to give us all eternal life ❤   

AtoZBlogging Challenge/”L”

Happy, Happy Saturday and the #AtoZBloggingChallenge   Today’s letter is, “L” and I am just so thrilled.  I just learned how to do a pingback, Y A Y !!!!  It was just as exciting as when I learned to make a link.  I know, I’m really showing my age and my, “Low Tech Abilities” but I don’t care because I learned how to do a PINGBACK !!!  Y A Y for me.

Now onto the letter for the day “L” is for (L)istersgottalist.  This really isn’t a section in my planner, but I do make lists in Serena, my Daily Planner.  This is Cori’s baby, and I just love it because it get’s its own TN.  Listing is something I love to do and she makes it fun ❤  Here are some pictures of my TN’s for (L)istersgottalist.







I’m giving you the link for her website and my disclaimer again I make no money off this if you use the link or just go to the site.  It’s really beautiful and again, I look so forward to all of her monthly planner supplies.  

Prompts >> Listers Designer – Girl Friday Edition April 2019

I really love the listing thing and I found a book, “What’s on Your Top 10 List.”







Happy Saturday Evening AtoZer’s  Hopefully you are having a great weekend.  Challenge on ❤ and if your not, “Make a List 😉 . “



First time doing this…Prompt for today, “Lip.” “This post is part of SoCS:  My lips have an “X” marks the spot.  Really it does.  Back in the early 60’s probably when I was around 1 or 2 years old, and just learning to walk I did what probably most toddler’s do and fell right into the corner of the Coffee Table.  Predictably it was a trip to the ER, (Mom) was an RN so she knew it was going to need stitches.  

They didn’t care so much back then about leaving scars on your face and from the looks of it the stitched it up with a fish hook.  I had a passel of children 3 boys and 1 girl who all, I think at one time or another ended up in the ER getting stitched up from a corner something.  You really can’t see any of those scars at all.  My scar is huge, a big, “X” right on the corner of my lip.  Connie, the youngest son has a divet in his forehead, but that wasn’t a cut.  Some little kid threw a toy car at him and it hit him right in the head so the fixing of that was not a precise as the other ones.

The needles they used on the kids when they were getting stitched up were these micro needles.  You could hardly even see them, or if the cut was strait enough they just would glue it.  

I’m proud of what I call my battle scars.  I also was born with a strawberry birthmark on the left side of my face.  It’s not quite as bad as some that I have seen, but it’s definitely there.  In fact every time I go to the doctor, (and it’s the same doctor) he asks what happened to the side of my face.  I usually just say the same thing, “I was born with it.  It’s a birthmark 😉 .”  Sometimes I might make up some stupid story, and then he remembers oh right it’s your birthmark.

I always tell the husband if I ever go missing and they find a body somewhere, just check for the birthmark and you’ll know it’s me ❤  Let’s hope that never happens.  Interesting doing this challenge SoCS, you end up somewhere totally away from the prompt.  It was, “Lips,” remember.  Happy SoCSaturdy ❤  I’m still working on AtoZ letter, “L” and no Lips wouldn’t go with my planner theme.  Then it’s Song Lyric Sunday tomorrow so looks like I’m going to be blogging a lot for the next 2 days.  I still have to catch up with the letters, “H & I” for the AtoZ challenge.  Enjoy the evening, Happy Weekend ❤