Monday’s Masterpieces

Well happy Monday morning…Weekend’s go by so quickly.  We did make it to the game on Saturday, 2nd half.  It was a little chilly, but the sun was out so it was not too bad.  We walked around campus and took a few pics.  One was of the rock, who knew…

In all fairness, I’ve been coming here (Northwestern’s Campus for over 42 years) yes I was young once too.Scan 26

I’m pretty sure that was me when I was 23 years old with my firstborn Michael Jr. and my niece Leahbelle…  The Wildcat’s won in OT so that was a good thing.  After the game we went to Walkerbros. Pancake House…Kind of a tradition.

 

 

Husband did finish up on his Monday’s Masterpieces…One is just in time for Halloween and the other one is great for fall.  Actually the pumpkin one he stole from my outdoor decorations at our home.  I like it though.  He immortalized it…

 

Have a great week…Summer’s over Mr. Nightlinger 😉

No football today…

Planning on going to NU game today vs. the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but feeling a bit under the weather so instead of getting sicker we are just going to go to Walker Bros. Pancake House by the stadium and have some really, stick to your ribs, pancakes and breakfasty things which I’m okay with.

This week has been challenging but I have a good support system.  My friends are my family…I really do feel a song coming on 🙂

I love my friends and they love me.  This week I felt the love when my little Mz. Elsa Mae went to sleep.  I just want to say thank you for the support you all gave me.  You mean the world to me and my life.  The beautius flowers shown above, was sent to me from one of my dear, dearest friend.  She knew how much Mz. Elsa Mae meant to me and how much I loved her.  She felt my loss and for that I am truly grateful.  It was a kind gesture and I am blessed and thankful to have her in my life ❤     I did go out yesterday and bought myself a new pair of cozy pj’s and a box of chocolates !!!!  Yes I did and yes I guess that’s what they call emotional eating.  But you know what, I didn’t care.   So it’s the weekend and I’m staying in all weekend (except for a trip to Walker Bros. for a to die for Breakfast) putting on my new pj’s and watching tv and eating my chocolates.  Sounds like a plan…Hope your weekend is off to a good start.  Blessings my friends ❤   Next week hopefully will be better. The painter is in back working on a lot of cool things for the fall.  Make sure you come back for Monday’s Masterpiece.  I’ll give you a sneak peak today…

RIP Mz. Elsa Mae

We lost our dear sweet loyal friend of 15 years 😦  Our little Mz. Elsa Mae…

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Little Mz. Elas Mae

She fought the good fight but in the end she went to sleep…You have been a good and loyal part of our pack.  Rest dear Mz. Elsa, rest.  Until we meet again, until we meet again…

“SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD, but she was tired. (So she rested and you know what ??  The world went on and it was o.k.  She knew she could try again tomorrow.)

Song Lyric Sunday/Perfect

My song for Song Lyric Sunday is, “Perfect” performed by Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli…I just simply love this duet.  It is using the the prompt for today, “Found” in the first line of the song.  “I found a girl,” so is used it.  It is just a lovely song when they do this together.  I would’ve never though Ed Sheeran was such an accomplished singer until I heard them sing this together, well and there are really no words for Andrea Bocelli…Amazing together ❤  Definitely on my Playlist.

Here are the lyrics.  I didn’t put the Italian up because I thought that might get confusing, but Andrea sings it like an Italian Aria…

Perfect Symphony

[Ed Sheeran]
I found a love for me
Oh darling, just dive right
In and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl,
Beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you
Were the someone waiting
For me
‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow, your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass,
Listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling,
You look perfect tonight
[Andrea Bocelli]
You’re my woman
The strength of the waves of the sea
You understand my dreams, even more so my secrets
I hope that one day the love that has been with us
Will become home, my family; it’ll become us
We’re still kids but
Nothing is impossible
I won’t leave you this time
You kiss me slowly and I come back to life
And in your eyes I’ll grow up
I dance with you, in the darkness
Holding tight, barefoot
Inside our music
I watched you laugh and whispered:
You see, you’re perfect to me tonight
[Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli]
I dance with you, in the darkness
Holding tight, barefoot
Inside our music
I’ve always believed in us
Because you’re an angel and I’ve waited for you
I’ve waited for you so long
Because tonight you’re perfect to me
I hope you enjoyed the song for today…Happy Sunday, Happy Week ❤

Song Lyric Sunday/October 1

Searching…That is the word/topic for today’s song lyrics.  So happy that this is the one.  A quick story about it.  The husband and I go to this guys concerts at least once a year.  He is born and raised Chicagoan, Mr. Jim Peterik w/The Ides of March.  A band from a hundred years ago, not really.  We were late to the concert and as we came in and we were walking by the stage, he was singing this song The Search is Over (made famous by Survivor).  He and another guy wrote it.  As he was singing he started to walk down the stairs coming toward us and I was like, “OMG what is he doing?”  He gets down to the bottom of the stairs where we were and and kisses me on the cheek right in front of the entire audience and the husband.  It was a thrill of a lifetime !!!  I’ll never forget it.

Here is the song…Enjoy

The Search Is Over
How can I convince you what you see is real
Who am I to blame you for doubting what you feel
I was always reachin’, you were just a girl I knew
I took for granted the friend I have in you
I was living for a dream,
Loving for a moment
Taking on the world,
That was just my style
Now I look into your eyes
I can see forever,
The search is over
You were with me all the while
Can we last forever, will we fall apart
At times it’s so confusing, these questions of the heart
You followed me through changes, and patiently you’d wait
Till I came to my senses, through some miracle of fate
I was living for a dream,
Loving for a moment
Taking on the world,
That was just my style
Now I look into your eyes
I can see forever,
The search is over
You were with me all the while
I really love posting music.  Music is my life.  It takes me away to a very happy place and I am just so happy it is available whenever I need it.  Happy Sunday 🙂  I hope you enjoyed my story and song.

Friday, I can’t take it anymore !!!

Warning:  This is my opinion and I think, I think I still live in America where I can say/write what I think w/o fear of being silenced…Of course we’ll have to see where this goes.  Also I am truly sorry if this offends anyone but I’m saying it anyway !!!  I’m pissed…

I have tried to keep my mouth shut but after yesterday (when I needed a good day, it wasn’t) I made the mistake of watching those hearings start to finish.  Start today, I did not sleep well last night at all.  I have had it !!!  Is this America where the innocent are guilty w/o one shred of evidence…  What they did to that man yesterday was so horrible.  I really don’t think I have ever seen anything in my 50 + years so awful.  

I had four son’s, one is in heaven and the other 3 are still here on earth along with my husband, so I think I get an opinion on men.  When raising my son’s they had a father with an impeccable character, so my job was easy.  As a husband he always treated me like a queen and we expected no less from our son’s.  Saying all that, I also gave them a word of caution, “Hell hath no fury, like that of a woman scorned !!!”  Be very, very cautious.  It doesn’t matter who’s right or wrong, you could be ruined forever.

I sat there and cried for that man.  I could not have been as brave as his wife was.  I don’t doubt that something happened to that woman, but she was not credible at all.  She seemed totally nuts, for lack of a better word.  There was not one thing she did that said to me he did it.  On the other hand, the Judge well I just wanted to put my arms around him and tell him I’m sorry for what this country has done to you.

I wouldn’t want anything to do with Washington D.C. or the political system in this country ever.  I hope he really gets confirmed because maybe he can do something that can change that horrible town.  I’m a conservative, catholic/pro-life.  But that is not what this is about.  Those Democrats up their in Washington D.C. are pretty much scum in my mind.  I hope and I will pray for a huge red wave in November because we need to keep America Great.  The Democrat’s want power and to take over my life, tax me to death, yadayadayda…My husband works hard for us and when they are in power I see very little of that money.  We have paid more in taxes than we have taken home.  Is that fair?  I don’t think so.

Confirm this honorable man and let’s move on to something other than the destruction of this society…If he has the courage of his convictions, so do I.  If you don’t want to follow this blog anymore because of this post, I don’t care.  I use to say, “If you are lucky enough to live in America, you are lucky enough.”  I don’t know about that anymore.  So sad 😦

Happy Thursday

I am a mom (in case you didn’t know) and yesterday I realized, not for the first time that, “The Weather Channel,” is my favorite channel.  True I do love the weather but once the day sets itself  it rarely changes.  I know when the kids were around that’s pretty much all I had on.  It was a safe channel.  I didn’t have to worry some anchor was going to come out and start talking about a, “Rape Train,” OMG.  The depravity that is going on over the airwaves these days is just so sad.  I’m pretty sure everyone knows what I’m talking about and where they stand on the issue so I’m not going there.  So it’s the weather channel for me til people can stop talking about all this.  I’m going to play some music, b/c music is good for the soul.

I think this is a good one for today.  Yesterday I got really mad at God, it’s not hard he’s an easy target.  Thank goodness my husband who has loved me for the last 42 years unconditionally, came home from work early.  He said the minute he walked in the door he knew something was amiss immediately.  I know I’ve probably told you before what a kind and wonderful man he is.  He saw a picture cut into little pieces and I told him you like puzzles don’t you ??  Go ahead put it together, so he did.  After it came into view, he knew exactly why I was so upset.  Now I’m sorry I can’t tell you who was in the picture only because that’s not important or what this is about.  It’s about love and not hurting people.  He just put his arms around me and held me tight and told me he loved me and reminded me of who I was and where I came from.  It’s easy to forget and to let the devil get into your head.  That’s his playground.  When that happens, just tell him to go he has no place here.  I feel another song coming…

This is a really good song.  When I woke up this morning I thought I need to have a good day and so I said I was sorry to God for yesterday and he just did like he always does. He talked to me and told me, “No worries, we go back a long way and I knew it was going to be a bad day.  I’m always with you and I’m not going to ever leave you.  Breathe in breathe out, take a step, shake it off.  We have things to do, places to see and the future is going to be great ❤ .”  He is right you know, October is right around the corner and as someone said (I’m not sure who it was, maybe Anne) “I’m so happy I live where there is an October in the year.”

October is going to be a great month !!!  Hockey Yaaaaassss  and my Connie is coming home and the husband is taking a week of vacation and then November/Thanksgiving.  Maybe Maine, maybe Vegas…Either one is okay with me.  And we can’t forget about the W I N T E R   C L A S S I C, yeah baby.  It’s going to be great.  

So if life is getting you down, turn on the radio, go to the movies Free Solo/Natgeo looks amazing, turn on the weather channel.  Everything is going to be okay, love ya… 

 

Monday’s Masterpiece

Good Monday morning blogger’s, I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We did and our Chicago Bears are 2/1.  I think they might even be in 1st place.  I’m not a huge football fan, but I listen.  Now hockey, that’s a whole different story.  So excited the season is almost here !!!  Y A Y  🙂  My Connie is coming home and he is taking us to a game in October, and I’m going to have some really exciting news but that’s going to have to wait a bit ❤

Really love these guys and love this youtube video.  Good way to get a Monday going !!!  Thunderstruck.  Winter Classic here we come, can hardly wait !!!!

Okay time to get to Monday’s Masterpiece.  He was working on this all last week and I’ll show you another one too that he’s working on this week.  Always painting I am going to have to get a bigger boat 😉 …

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This is what he’s working on this week.  He’s a Civil War nut ❤  Have a great week everyone.  I think it’s going to be a rainy one here, but I like the rain…

 

 

 

 

 

 I’m also going to be working with all my planner’s and I’ll be posting so stay tuned.  Loving the kit this month from Cristy/Scarletlime Planner Society.  She always has the best kits and I’m busy getting Cori’s kit all done.  She’s the reset girl.  I think I’ll put their link up so you can see what I’m talking about.  Great planner supplies ❤

http://www.scarletlime.com/papercrafting.html

https://www.theresetgirl.com

That’s all for now.  Going to start the day and get working on my planner layout for this week.  I’ll be posting.  Blessings to all for a great week ❤

 

 

 

One Republic/Counting Stars

Song Lyric Sunday…I really like this group, but this is not one of my favorite songs that they do.  But it does have the topic for the SLS aka Sleep in it ❤

And because I love music so much, and this group, I’m going to post on of my favorites by them…This one is, “The Story of My Life.”  I really like this song and when I watch the video (really a good one) I think how many people out there have their own story of a life…I I know I do ❤ Blessings ❤  Have a great week ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there’s this story of my life, another time ❤ …

 

life ❤ And it still is

I love you Michael ❤
The Family ❤
The family w/Randy signing his book
I told you he has his father’s good looks 😉
Michael building a tower at Higgins Beach, ME…because that’s what you do when you are in Maine…who knew 🙂
Portland Headlight,ME
Portland, ME Headlight
The Brother’s
Matthew’s the Ugly Step Sister/Cinderella

Connor & Matthew
Date night at the playoffs

Those Were the Days
Romeo w/His Juliet ❤ (Connor & Melissa ❤ )

Tybalt vs. Mercutio
D.Randall Blythe/Lead Singer/Lamb of God

My hockey guys
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Dracula/Milwaukee Ballet
Dracula/Milwaukee Ballet…Zombie
Connie’s Junior Picture/Chicago Academy of the Arts

Dinner with my Guys
The Brother’s
My Forever
Matthew w/Phillip Glass !!!!
Flying through the air
The Mad House on Madson
Thank God, everyone is smiling
Okay, Happy
You were so not happy

 

Are we having fun yet/Connor is in the works still.  3 month’s to go ❤
Thanksgiving @Bookbinder’s in Richmond, VA
Happy Birthday, July 27,1992
1 year old
1998

Mom/Blackhawks on the Glass

Our 1st Son’s year old pic
Our Matthew
Matthew/Richmond Ballet-2018/19 Season

Life’s a Fragile Magic

I thought this would be a good song to listen to today…Life really is a fragile magic ❤  Blessings to all for a better week.  Let’s have a re-do for Tuesday…

Monday…Just another Monday.  It was quiet.  I watch the The Weather Channel literally all day long.  Well not so much watch it, but have the TV on that channel for background noise.  When I hear something interesting, I take a look.  Yesterday was no different.  They were having storms out in VA so I msg.’d my guys out in Richmond. I like to give them a heads up as they are working and I’m not sure they are aware of the weather outside.  I no sooner did that than everything started to go crazy out there !!!!  Here’s what I mean

As I am watching this unfold on TV’s Weather Channel, one of my guys is texting me.  “We are in the basement, the siren’s are going off.”  Just the sort of thing you want your son to be texting you in the middle of the day.  I knew exactly where all of this was happening as we spend a lot of time in Richmond with our guys.

Thankfully they were safe and they did not have any damage to property, whew…I’m just glad they made it through the storms.  Scary stuff, fragile magic…

 

 

Monday’s Masterpiece

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I think it is turning out really good, I like it!!!!  But I like everything he creates. He has not put an Amen on it yet (signature) so I figure he still has more to do. 

The weekend went my really fast as they usually do.  It was quiet and fun.  It’s nearly hockey season and I am so excited for that.  We are going to try to go to one game a month so I hope they are good, the Chicago Blackhawks.  No matter, I’ll still have fun even it they aren’t.  Hopefully we will make it to the Winter Classic this year.  Looks like we will along with our guys.  Makes Christmas really simple and simple is always good.  Get ready Connie and Matthew it’s almost here !!!!

Hope everyone got through the hurricane okay.  Flooding is really terrible.  I’ve been through those before and they just seem to go on and on forever.  The weather has been very good here.  Hot and sunny, it’s suppose to rain this week though.  We really need some though.  Can’t believe summer is over, so sad.

Hope everyone has a great week.  Happy Monday, Blessings ❤

 

Walking on Broken Glass/Annie Lennox/1992

Definitely one of my favovite singer’s/performers.  Very edgy ❤ Read More