Song Lyric Sunday

Today prompts for Song Lyric Sunday is Songs by, “Tom, Dick, or Harry.”  I’m going to have to do two for Harry Chapin.  I mean after all, he kissed me and the husband went up on stage with him @ Northwestern University (His alma mater in Evanston) and sang with him on his break out hit, “Taxi.”  My fav song from Harry would be Mr. Tanner so that’s what I’m going to do.  I’m also going to put up Taxi b/c that’s one of his best…

We saw him perform this song at Northwestern.  Me and the husband were just a couple of kids dating.  He was Senior at the university so we saw quite a few concerts there.  I can’t tell you what a thrill that was for all of us.  He also signed my program and kissed me.  I thought I would faint !!!

It was raining hard in ‘Frisco
I needed one more fare to make my night
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down
She got in at the light
Oh, where you going to, my lady blue
It’s a shame you ruined your gown in the rain
She just looked out the window, she said
“Sixteen Parkside Lane”
Something about her was familiar
I could swear I’d seen her face before
But she said, “I’m sure you’re mistaken”
And she didn’t say anything more
It took a while, but she looked in the mirror
And she glanced at the license for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
It was a sad smile, just the same
And she said, “How are you Harry?”
I said, “How are you Sue?
Through the too many miles
And the too little smiles
I still remember you”
It was somewhere in a fairy tale
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of the Dodge
The lesson hadn’t gone too far
You see, she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
And I took off to find the sky
Whoa, I’ve got something inside me
To drive a princess blind
There’s a wild man, wizard
He’s hiding in me, illuminating my mind
Oh, I’ve got something inside me
Not what my life’s about
‘Cause I’ve been letting my outside tide me
Over ’till my time, runs out
Baby’s so high that she’s skying
Yes she’s flying, afraid to fall
I’ll tell you why baby’s crying
‘Cause she’s dying, aren’t we all
There was not much more for us to talk about
Whatever we had once was gone
So I turned my cab into the driveway
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns
And she said we must get together
But I knew it’d never be arranged
And she handed me twenty dollars
For a two fifty fare, she said
“Harry, keep the change”
Well, another man might have been angry
And another man might have been hurt
But another man never would have let her go
I stashed the bill in my shirt
And she walked away in silence
It’s strange, how you never know
But we’d both gotten what we’d asked for
Such a long, long time ago
You see, she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
I took off for the sky
And here, she’s acting happy
Inside her handsome home
And me, I’m flying in my taxi
Taking tips, and getting stoned
I go flying so high, when I’m stoned
This next song is probably one of my all time favorite songs.  He was just such an epic story teller with his music.  I don’t think we’ll ever have another artist like Harry…Gone way too soon.  This song is titled, “Mr. Tanner”.  I think this is the song that I fell in love with his music and story telling..Please make sure you click on the link to hear the song, it’s an amazing song !!!  Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤  Have a great week blogger’s.

Masterpiece Monday

Happy Monday Blogger’s 🙂  Hope we all had a great weekend, I know I did !!!  I am just so happy to be healthy again.  No coughing or anything.  We take feeling good for granted.  After being sick with, “Just the Flu,” I hate when people say that because the flu is no joke and it can really knock you down, but we are back to normal…Y A Y  Healthy again 🙂

So back to Monday’s Masterpiece.  We finally got over to where the Artist (i.e. husband) has a display of this painting’s.  I am always looking for a venue to display his artwork and I found one, the local library…It will be on display until March I think.  They did a really great job and it’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door !!!  again, Y A Y …

I am just so proud of him.  He is an amazing artist.  I was so happy and grateful I found a place for him to share his painting’s in our corner of the world.  It was so great seeing them hanging in the library.   Have a great week ❤  I know I’m going too ❤ 

If you like his Artwork, you can check out more of his painting’s on his Amazon site.

He has so many great pieces of original artwork, it’s worth a look…Happy Week ❤


Happy Song Lyric Sunday

Hello Blogger’s and Happy Sunday…It’s been awhile, but I’ll save that for another day.  I’m back and feeling really great so I thought today would be a good day to jump back into the blogosphere and put up a post.   That and I love music, it really soothes the soul ❤ .  I thought  before I do the prompt for today which is Bottom/End/Middle/Side/Top I would post one of my favorite music videos of all time.  This music video always makes me smile and lifts my spirits not only because I love the music but because it’s probably my all time favorite Broadway Musical !!!  Enjoy  ❤

Now onto Song Lyric Sunday, the link I put up above…Below is my song for today.  It really brings me back to the days of my youth.  The crazy 60’s.  Even though I was still not even a teen yet when this song was on the charts, it reminds me of back in the day.  

I hope your weekend has been a good one.  Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤  One final thought which has nothing to do with this post at all.  My Chicago Blackhawks won last night.  Let’s hope we have finally righted the ship ❤ !!!  

Merry Everything & Happy Always

I know I’ve been MIA for the month of December and I’m sorry for that.  I have been watching my blog and reading all of your entries but well you know it was the holidays and I’m really not sure how I was feeling about all of it this year.  It was a first again and yes it was another one of life’s B I G  L I E S…  Being old (cough, cough) older I must say I’ve come across many of life’s B I G  L I E S 😉  You know what I’m talking about, you can’t wait til you’re 18 and get to move out and live on your own and do not have to listen to your parents anymore, but wait you don’t get to do anything you want and yes you still have to listen to them because you are not financially independent and probably still need them to help you get by…B I G  L I E #1.   Now it’s time for B I G  L I E  #2.  You are probably dying to get to be 21 so you can go out and party and drink legally…Oh but wait, you do have to get up in the morning and go to work to make that car payment and you have to be RESPONSIBLE and not drink and drive b/c the CONSEQUENCES oh eyes they can be SEVERE.  So there are a couple of words that I will highlight b/c that pretty much sums it up.

I’m pretty sure I can think of many more of life’s B I G  L I E S but for now I’ll just let you in on one I found out about this Holiday Season.  I raised 5 kids and well let’s just say it was challenging when we did the holidays.  Oh I have many great memories and traditions and I loved every minute of those good ol days 😉 but I do also remember looking forward to when it would be just me and the husband.   Being able to just have peace, you know going out to dinner on Christmas Eve.  Walking down by the riverwalk after dinner.  Going home and exchanging presents, watching Going My Way and going to Midnight Mass, really, really not going to happen.

Husband went down sick on Sunday before Christmas Flu/Bronchitis…A nice dinner at Sullivan’s, (coughing all the way) and home.  Presents, a beautiful new pearl ring with pearl earings.

Santa’s been very, very good to me this year

 I knew he wouldn’t disappoint but no mass.

I made all of this fun food for Christmas Day and yes he slept right through it and yes I did it eat some of it albeit alone.  But I was really worried about him and yes we ended up at the Doctor’s office on Thursday and he was put on steroids and an antibiotic.  I was just glad it wasn’t the dreaded pneumonia.  Now fast forward to New Years Eve, still coughing all the way.

Oh did I say New Years Eve….I meant the Saturday before New Years Eve.  I am now sick and in total denial.  I’m going to fight it off and be so much better by Sunday…Now are you laughing all the way??  My symptoms are terrible headache with low grade fever, sore throat and a minor cough.  I have asthma when I get sick so I always start on my puffer right away.  Sunday comes, sicker.  Monday comes husband still coughing but he’s going to work IDK why.  Who’s going to take care of me, no one.  Me still in denial but getting sicker, fever getting higher but I’m still not sick !!!  I’m going to beat this, NOT  😦  Husband home early from work still coughing and me getting sicker.  New Year’s Eve rolls in.  I say I’m sick and going to bed.  This is Day 3.  New Years Day still in bed, still really sick with no puffer because it’s empty because the husband used it all up, Day 4.

So last night I was up all night not breathing.  Husband finally started the antibiotic and I went out in the Living Room where he was sleeping and said you need to stay home from work tomorrow and take me to the doctor I’m really sick now.  I finally fall asleep barely breathing around 5am.  I woke up at 7am made some tea w/honey and called the Doctor. He couldn’t see me til 4:30 PM and wouldn’t be able to get my puffer refilled til after 1pm OMG I will be dead by then.

I told the husband he needs to take me to the emergency room right NOW !!!  I can’t breathe.  Well you see just look, like they say a picture says 1000 words…

Yeah I was at the ER for about 1 minute when they took me right to the backroom and took one listen and didn’t here me breathing and hooked me up right away.  OMG I am so glad that I live in America and I have medical facilities that can help me RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BREATHE!!!! 

So now I’m on the roids and I got a new puffer and I can breathe again and it’s so great to be on the mend.  Thank you is all I can say to all those people in the ER that had it all going on from the moment I hit the door.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You ❤  Yes so that is my Merry Everything & Happy Always story for 2020  😉



Mama Dollar & Papa Dollar

Good Monday morning blogger’s, I hope everyone is getting ready to have a great week and preparing for the Holidays !!!  I know I’m really looking forward to them.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, Matthew, Connor and his new wife Melissa our new daughter-in-law, made it home.  We celebrated with dinner at the husband’s favorite restaurant in the city, Chicago Cut.  He’s a salesman and that’s where he takes all of his customers.  He’s got his own table with killer views of the city.  Very impressive and I know that always makes him feel good to share this with the family.

I also got to kill two birds with one stone and create our family’s Christmas Card which is always a great thing to do and get it done early…

Merry Christmas card 2019 🎄🎄

I think it turned out great !!! My favorite thing about it is #frainsthename, thank you so much Melissa.  She’s the one who came up with that and I just love it.

Of course it’s going to be a long week because it’s the holiday’s so the funds are low, if  you know what I mean.  Of course the husband has it covered so it’s all good.  Here’s what the week kind of looks like from one of my favorite movies…

I have plenty to do around here while I wait for, “Mama Dollar and Papa Dollar.”  It will be my planning week.  Making lists, setting up my planner and Christmas TN and getting the Christmas Cards mailed.  My Christmas TN planner I ordered from India !!!  It’s the featured image of this post (isn’t it beautius ??  I just love it).  I kept the package and everything it came in just because it was from India…OMG  I hope your preparations for the holidays are going good and not to stressful.  Just about finished with the decorations and things are shaping up.  I’ll post some pics when I’m finished.  My Christmas list is long and I hope Santa is feeling generous this year 😉  Pretty sure he is, because he rarely disappoints.  

Merry Christmas


Song Lyric Sunday…Legs

Good Song Lyric Sunday Morning fellow music blogger’s.  Today’s prompt comes from Mr. Jim Arms/Elbows/Knees/Legs.  Knew right where I was going with this one 🙂

She’s got legs, she knows how to use them
She never begs, she knows how to choose them
She’s holdin’ leg wonderin’ how to feel them
Would you get behind them if you could only find them?
She’s my baby, she’s my baby
Yeah, it’s alright
She’s got hair down to her fanny
She’s kinda jet set, try undo her panties
Everytime she’s dancin’ she knows what to do
Everybody wants to see if she can use it
She’s so fine, she’s all mine
Girl, you got it right
She’s got legs, she knows how to use them
She never begs, she knows how to choose them
She’s got a dime all of the time
Stays out at night movin’ through time
Oh, I want her, said, I got to have her
The girl is alright, she’s alright
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Billy F Gibbons / Frank Lee Beard / Joe Michael Hill

Trivia on Legs…Although all three members of ZZ Top are credited with playing on the track, only Gibbons was actually present; engineer Terry Manning was responsible for all the musical parts save the lead guitar.[4] However, David Blayney (ZZ Top stage manager for 15 years) explains in his book[5] Sharp Dressed Men that the pumping synthesizer effect in “Legs” was introduced in pre-production by Linden Hudson. During the final tracking sessions, Terry Manning (final Eliminator tracking engineer) called Linden Hudson and asked how he did the synth effects for “Legs”, although Terry could have easily pulled it off if he needed to.

The single remix of “Legs” is much more synthesizer-driven than the album version (although a synthesizer can be heard throughout the latter, it is toned down). There is also a three-note guitar riff heard throughout most of the album version of “Legs”, and it is a minute longer than the single version

I thought this was a song from my 70’s generation but it was actually in the 80’s, 1984 to be exact.  The 80’s were a blur to me as I was always having a baby or nursing a baby or doing something with a baby ❤  1982, 1984, 1985, 1988 yes and we carried it into 1992 OMG !!!  Probably that’s why I really don’t remember much that was happening in the world in the 80’s.  

Make sure you check out my fellow blogger’s Song Lyric Sunday Mr. John.  He always has great music from the past ❤  Thank you for sharing your love of music.  Always learn something new from visiting your blog ❤

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend and let’s have a great week ❤  Blessings to all of my fellow Blogger’s ❤