Share Your World – July 2, 2018

This is always a good way to jump back into blogging !!  Thanks Mz. Cee ❤  Summer is a very busy time for being outside and just loving the weather and I took a vaca from social media.  It was kind of nice because I got all of my spring (summer) cleaning done and the closets.  Very cool.  I love, love, love throwing things away.  Such a great feeling.  Starting over with all new stuff.  I’m also going to our community college one day a week for writing.  So great re-inventing my life.  Enough of that, onto, “Share Your World :).” 

Tell us about your first bicycle or car?  My first bike was I think they were called banana bikes.  It was purple with a basket, white w/some flowers and I think my sister got the exact same one as I did.  My first car was really our first car.  I was 19 years old (OMG and my fiancé, now my husband of 39 years) saved his money and bought us our first car.  It was a light blue, brand spanking new 1979 Monte Carlo !!!  He was always the saver and always got me the best of everything.  I love you husband 

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?  That definitely would be Tara.  The grand plantation in the south.  Think “Gone With the Wind.”

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?  I really don’t think I would want someone following me around all the time.  I use to have 4 of them following me around all of the time.  They were called kids.  I like being by myself now.  Totally liberating ❤

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I bought the coolest little toy ever.  I take it with me when I go out to write and take pictures.  It is really adding so much to my Travelor’s Notebook.  Love, Love, Love it ❤

Write Anything Wednesday

I told you yesterday the husband was going to do a sketch for me of Anne Frank.  He did this on the train last night on his way home from work.  This is why I love him so much, he’s always been such a great husband and he’ll be my best friend forever ❤   

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I’ve put up some of his latest work.  It’s a great website with a lot of amazing pictures.  I hope you will go take a look ❤  Y A Y it’s hump day and almost friyay !!!!  It’s going to be a great weekend.  Father’s Day, my #3 son’s 30th bday.  Yes he was born on Father’s Day and time for vacation.  I’m going shopping on Friday, Y A Y to a really great open air mall.  Haven’t been shopping in along time so it should be fun.  Of course it will probably remind why I haven’t been shopping in a long time, sometimes it’s not so much fun.  Lines and just so much stuff, lists and decisions and I refuse to try on anything.  I really hate those mirrors in the changing rooms.  I just return it if I don’t like it and of course I know I need a new pair of shoes, not.  You would not believe how many shoes I have.  Mostly tennis shoes but I love tennis shoes. 

I’ll put up his Mr. Turtle (I can’t think of another name, so for now it’s Mr. Turtle) It’s turning out nice.  I’m excited to see what it’s going to look like after it’s done.  

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Hi and Happy Tuesday

Here’s a couple of the concerts I’m going to this summer.  One Republic (I’ll probably be the oldest one there, but I can feel my pony tail growing.  I was a former teeny bopper back in the day.)  You can’t believe the abuse I took over wearing my pony tail, it was cruel but I loved my pony tail :).  I’m also going to see Jim Peterik and the Ides of March, i.e. “Vehicle.”  Love them ❤  I think we need to see some music this Tuesday…

Been out of action lately, soooo busy getting ready for vacation and planting flowers, washing windows, yadayadayada…Summer is a very busy time which I don’t mind at all.  I have added some new reading material because yes I finished my last stack of books.  I have found the perfect reading spot and I have been taking advantage of the beautius weather, (actually in-between showers) and reading.  My spot is outside right next to our favorite coffee shop so if it rains I just go inside 🙂   Perfect…Here is my new stack of reading for the rest of June.  I have read, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” IDK how many times.  She is just so amazing and her diary entries, there are no words to describe them.  She was wise beyond her years !!!  The husband is sketching a picture of Anne Frank.  I can hardly wait to put it up on my Wall of Fame !!!

 

I also have a stack of  crafts I’m working on.  I am working on lettering because I think that  is and art in itself.  My hands are not very good but I just push through the pain because besides writing, I love learning new lettering.  I also found a very cool book this past weekend.  It is by Flow, they put out a magazine and it’s a book for paper lovers, which I am Hello.  Still working on my Summer’s TN and this book will definitely help me finish.

 

 

Here is one of the layouts for my planner for June.  I’m actually getting my supplies organized.  Looking forward to our vacation next week.  I got a new camera that makes copies of the pictures right there.  It is so stinking cute and I’ll have that with me to work on my TN’s at night while we are still in the moment of the vacation.  Hope I will have time to post.

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Life is good, it’s summer and I have my goals actually written down.  Which is good because they are more likely to get completed that way.  I made a new friend yesterday at the adoration chapel and she invited me to join a group of ladies that meet a few times a month so that’s always good making new friends.  

And yes and then there was just one.  The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup, whatever.  It was kind of cool.  Alex Ovechkin was the MVP and won the Conn Smythe trophy.  He was so happy I thought his head was going to explode.  That was fun to watch.  I use to not like him very much, but he’s a real hockey player and a very good one at that.  So now I have to go on for a couple of months with no hockey, let’s just hope it goes by quickly.  Let’s hope my Blackhawks are better this coming season.

Well that’s what I’ve been up to this month, I hope your summer is going good.  Have a great week.  Just a quick reminder, I have raised 4 children and 2 dogs and I have never left any of them in a hot car.  People remember, if it’s the kids take them with you and just leave the dogs at home.  I am just shocked to hear about these hot car deaths day after day.  “To Be Aware, is to Be Alive !!!   Be mindful of what is going on around you.  Blessings ❤  Here’s a picture of my Daily Planner, I just love planning my days ❤

 

 

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Elan Creations

Good Thursday morning blogger’s.  Hang on it’s almost Friday, Y A Y !!!  It looks like it’s going to be a wet one here but that’s okay.  The Painter has been busy working on some new painting’s.  Here’s a preview of them.  

This is the other one he has been working on.  This painting has given him more of a challenge.  He puts them out in the living room where we watch tv.  That way he can look at them often.  Of course he sees a change that needs to be made and off to his studio, with painting in hand, he goes.  This painting has faces (one of them is the #3 son, Matthew) and he has to keep fixing it to get it just right.  I like it ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

This painting has a ways to go but I like it.  Getting ready for the weekend now and I’m still working on my summer planner.  Dining room table is a hot mess but that’s okay.  I’m learning to live with it and I don’t mind it so much anymore.  It’s just who I am, and it’s okay because I heard the Queen is not coming today 😉  I’ve put up some new paintings on Elan Creations you might want to go check it out…  I’ll leave the link below.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by ❤

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Monday’s Musical

It was a great weekend !!  Date night, dinner & a movie.  We went to Maggiano’s and saw, “Adrift.”  It was a true story of a couple getting stuck out in the middle of the ocean for 41 days, OMG.  I usually don’t like those kind of movies, but this got good reviews and they said it was a movie about strength and survival.  I like those kind of movies.

I think the previews of the coming attractions was longer than the movie itself but one caught my eye.  It was, “Mamma Mia.”  I love the music, ABBA.  I saw the musical and the movie.  This movie looks very good too!!!  That is going on my Summer Bucket List, (which I’m still working on).  Hope to finish that up this week.  Here is the trailer of  the movie…

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  

Share Your World – May 28, 2018

  1. If you were to pack a basket for pinic lunch, what would be in your basket?  Definitely cheese, crackers and fruit.  A loaf of warm, crusty french bread.  Probably something with bubbles (Non-alcoholic) light and refreshing…A large blanket and chocolate.  Have to have chocolate !!!
  2. On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?  Definitely a bed, a king size bed.  Indoors, electricity, running water and a bathroom.  I am not an outside person where I sleep.
  3. If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?  Central Air & Heat, all the usual kitchen appliances i.e. dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove & double oven, garbage disposal.
  4. What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Getting a new planner, it was payday and we had date night w/dinner & a movie.  That’s always a good time.

Happy Monday, Happy Memorial Day

What a glorious Monday it is.  The sky is bright blue and the temperature is warm !!!  It’s been a quiet weekend which is just how we like it.  Sleeping in, coffee, chit chat, read the paper, errands and riding around with our Mz. Bella.  Permission to nap in the afternoon.  Taking in a matinee at the local movie theatre.  Tasting BBQ again, my potato salad that is to die for !!!  Stargazing at night in the field in our backyard, and the smore’s topped off the evening.

We went out to the cemetery on Sunday and brought flowers to remember our little baby, Sean Patrick who lays with his Da and his Grandmama…All in peace with our Lord in Heaven.

 

 After that we kept on our mini road trip and ended up at Aurelio’s Pizza and Krispy Kremes…Y A YIMG_1426Then we ended up back home with plenty to eat for the weekend.  It was too hot to do the garage and who wants to work on a holiday weekend.   The husband did some painting and I am was busy setting up my Summer Travelor’s Notebook, so I guess you could say we worked.  Tonight it’s the beginning of the NHL Finals and we’ll be watching.  My pick is the Knights…I just think it’s been that kind of year.  How did you celebrate Memorial Day ???

 I have my reading for the month of  June…

 

I’ll give you a sneak peak at my Summer Travelor’s Notebook.  I can hardly wait to use it.  Yesterday on our mini road trip, I didn’t have one to take with me because it wasn’t finished and I feld absolutely lost w/o it.  I love to take notes about the day…Yes I know the table looks like a hot mess, because that’s what it is…But what will I have to do tomorrow, there you go 😉

 

Happy Saturday/Memorial Day Weekend

Did sleep in, it was my 9 hour house wake-up.  It’s always a 9 hour night on Friday !!!..  I putting up one of my menu’s for this weekend.  This one will be on Monday, Memorial Day.  We are going out to a BBQ tonight, tomorrow will be brunch at Maggiano’s (My new favorite) and then it will be cooking on Memorial Day.  

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes…Steak Rolls and for dessert, Strawberry Shortcake.

Today it’s just been decompressing at home and church tonight.  Tomorrow will be brunch and a ride out to the cemetery.   We will do take out from Maggiano’s too.  That way I don’t have to cook at all, Y A Y  !!!  Memorial day will be spent cleaning out the garage, planting the flowers day.  Then I’ll make my Steak and Potatoes.  I love using my cast iron skillet, one pan meals are the best !!!   Oh and the Run for Cup starts on Monday.  I think the Vegas Knights are going to take it all.  It’s just been that kind of season for them.  I kind of want them to win, either way it’ll be a first for either team because not the Capital’s or the Knight’s have won the Cup.  Should be interesting… 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend… 

Share Your World – May 21, 2018

What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing? (can be indoor or outdoor)  That would have to be vacuuming !!!  I love, love, love to vacuum and of course then there are the rules.  You know the rules after you vacuum the floor, no one can walk on the floor until at least after 3pm in the afternoon.  Well that’s my rule, especially if it’s the living room.

Create a sentence with the words “neon green” and train”.    As the train wound around Ireland’s back country, the bluffs provided a neon green back drop like it was on a set in a movie.

Other than your cell phone what can you always be found with?  Definitely my beautius diamond ring.  I never take it off.  

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I appreciated that my little Mz. Elsa Mae is still fighting the good fight and is still with us.  She has had a bad infection in her eye but it seems to be getting better.  Everyday when she eats her breakfast and then takes care of her business, I say thank you for giving us another day to be together.  She is just the sweetest little dog and we love her to the moon.

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Happy Friday, Happy 3 Day Weekend, Happy Summer….

I have been very busy getting ready for the summer… I never realized how much work and time went into just having fun !!!!  I love the summer.  Vacations and this year we will be visiting Maine again, Bar Harbor.   We’ll be taking along the boys…Can’t wait.  I think we’ll do some hiking out in Acadia National Park. I think I’ll just put up some of the pics from the last time we were in Maine.  So Glorius…

 We are also taking a road trip in June.  So right there 2 months of the summer is taken up.

I’m also doing some redecorating inside and out.  You just have to keep it fresh, change it up.  That always feels good.  We’ll be planting this weekend, getting a new grill (only my fav thing to do) with a outdoor set, Y A Y !!! Cleaning out the garage and throwing away so much stuff that is just not relevant to our lives any more.  That’s always good to do, cleaning out and moving forward !!!

It’s going to be great weather, in the 90’s.  I really can’t remember the last time it was this warm this early in the summer season.img_1406

This was my planning session today.  I really get my motivation on when I get into my planner.  I’ve finished my the book I was reading, “Writing, by Stephen King.”  Now I have to get a pile of books reading for the summer.  I’m going to go out, with a blanket and box lunch, and just read all afternoon a couple of times a week.  You have to read a lot to be a good writer, and anyways that just sounds like such a good day.  

This weekend I will be working on my summer journals/travelor’s notebook.  My bucket list for the summer i.e. concerts, musicals, festivals, books I want to read, basically everything I want to do this summer.  Summer goes by so quickly, I want to make sure to use my time wisely.  Life feels so good and I am truly blessed and I thank God for taking care of me and my family.  

Blessings to my Blogging Family and remember what goes around, comes around. So make sure you are putting out good things into the world.  I just smile now 🙂 

I just want to say thank you to my guys because they believe in me and love me and they tell me, “Yes it is your turn.”  That’s what families do…I love you guys ❤