Two for Tuesday

I’ve lost count on how many winter storms we have been through this year in Chicago. Yes we had another one yesterday. I am so done with the snow !!! I lost my yellow rose yesterday πŸ™

Before the winter storm hit
Fall and the last bud never made it through the first frostBefore the storm. But this is how it looked before the storm hit !!! I wonder what it’s going to look like when all this snow melts ???

Winter Storm Uri…I guess they’ve started to name the Storms which I find annoying. Maybe it’s because I am just so done with this winter !!!!

We are so up to our b….s in snow. I think it will probably be May before we’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel…

This ruler isn’t even all the way down…We got probably 16″+ and drifting of snow…
My Yellow Rose got eaten in the snow…I hope it survives !!!! A couple more pics of the storm OMG !!!
Front Yard !!! OMG...
I got my Coffee so it’s all good…Nespresso it’s amazing !!! I love it <3 .

Happy Freezing, Frigid Song Lyric Sunday

Good Sunday Morning from the below zero ( πŸ˜‰ -20 w/c ) midwest Chicago. Now I remember why I need to move !!! I’m not going out at all today. Yes it’s a good day to be blogging and baking.

My song for song lyric Sunday prompt, “Think/Brain/Mind” from Mr. Jim is

Mind Games/John Lennon

We’re playing those mind games together
Pushing the barrier planting seed
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra “peace on earth”
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dude lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic the search for the grail Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is a flower
You got to let it, you gotta let it grow So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future out of the now
You just can’t beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah we’re playing those mind games forever
Projecting our images in space and in time Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender
You got to let it, you gotta let it goSo keep on playing those mind games together
Doing the ritual dance in the sun
Millions of mind guerrillas
Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel
Keep on playing those mind games forever
Raising the spirit of peace and love
Love
I want you to make love, not war
I know you’ve heard it beforeSource:Β LyricFindSongwriters: John LennonMind Games lyrics Β© Downtown Music Publishing

What a great and appropriate song for today’s blog !!! One last thought, I absolutely love living in people’s head rent free, Bahahaahahaaaaa is how I think the troll’s might react…Happy Valentine’s Day <3 A great song from one of the most amazing artist’s of all time.

Monday’s Masterpiece

Happy Monday, Blogging fam…Hoping everyone had the best weekend ever and that your team won yesterday. We had didn’t have a dog in the race so all we did was make fun food. I tried my hand at a, “Beautiful Board !!”

It was so good and sooo much fun to make. I added some Queso Dip w/Pretzel Bread and some little smoky’s with sauce, very delicious <3 .

The husband has been working on on The Potato People, oops I mean the Potato Eater’s…Here is his progression.

Looking good

Finally today we are still freezing and yes it’s snowing again but I’m indoors with the love of my life, the husband and this morning when we went out to get coffee I remember why I fell in love with him. We had our singing moment, love the singing brings me back to when we were a couple of kids just loving life. Here’s the song we were singing too, we each know our parts πŸ˜‰ Enjoy

It’s Fri Y A Y

So happy for Friday…Getting my hair done today. Survived all that snow OMG 2″ people. Yes I know it’s going to be below zero with AHHH wind chills below zero. Hello this is Chicago. Put on a coat and a hat, maybe throw on a scarf and get over it. I’m not staying in. It’s sunny and beautiful albeit a little bit chilly in the Midwest. I need fresh air.

I also wanted to mention my side widget, “Elan Creations.” I put that up on my site yesterday and it took me forever, but I learned a lot. If you click on that you will see many of the Artist’s (my Husband’s)original artwork. It hasn’t been updated in awhile, but there are some beautiful pieces available. They are all for sale, prices are negotiable with or without framing. Below are a few of his recent painting’s…

I just had to add some music to this…Vincent, one of my favorite songs of all time. Here it is performed by Don Mclean.

October Apples

This is one of my favorites !!! I had it framed and it’s hanging in my kitchen <3 It can hang in your kitchen too. This is the Original, I have a print hanging in my home. The original’s are more expensive and I’m not really sure he even wants to sell them. The prints are very good though and you can’t really tell the difference unless you are a pro πŸ˜‰

One last thing, he’s also has some of his work hanging in a gallery out in Galena, IL and his artwork is also published in a book….Here is the link for that publication. Happy Friday πŸ˜‰

http://www.galenacenterforthearts.org/exhibits/virtual/2021/inspirations.aspx

His picture and painting’s are on the last page of the book, page 60 πŸ˜‰ Enjoy, so proud of him he’s an amazing artist !!!!!

Working on Vincent Van Gogh’s The Potato Eater’s (People πŸ™‚ )

thankful thursday

“Are You My Mother” is the title of this post’s featured picture…This was when we first got little Mz. Rosie and she thought our sweet Mz. Bella was her mom, awwww too cute !!! <3 .

Good Thursday morning blogger’s, same song, second verse, blah, blah, blah…Winter Weather Advisory…yes more snow, wind, ice, and below zero temperatures !!! January in Chicago, but life is always so much better when you are thankful for a new day, no matter..

Just a few updates to share with my blogging fam…The Potato People is coming along…

The Potato Eater’s/Vincent

The artist will be working on his painting this weekend b/c I’m sure we will be inside. It’s payday this week. That’s always a good thing. I’m getting my hair done with my very best friend’s tomorrow so looking forward to that.

I think I’ll add some music today. Music soothes the soul and can heal. Singing and dancing is the fabric of my life. It gets me through the worst of times <3 . This ones for you Connie <3 .

The “Vid” seems to be going away, imagine that. Who would have thunk that after President Trump was out of office, all of the sudden it’s gone. They really must thing we’re stupid, NOT…. I live in a blue state so for some reason they want us shut down still. I guess that fat old Pritzker wants to get as many of the fed’s dollar’s to waist as he can. I’m not going to think about him, I’m just going to focus getting out of here (Illinois) asap !!!! Move to a red state, and find some freedom and sanity while this is still America land of the free !!!!

Here’s a thought to think about. When your 20 years old, you have a heart <3 . When your 40 years old, you now have a brain πŸ˜‰ . Thank God, I’m in the latter category πŸ™‚ …

Signing off for this morning, time for coffee with the husband and get my day going…He’s out on a walk with our new friend Mz. Rosie <3 She’s a bundle of energy and has so much Rosie Love <3 …

Rosie <3

A Work in Progress…Monday’s Masterpiece

The Artist is still working on the Potato People i.e. Eater’s…Looking good so far. He keeps saying you have to remember this guy (Vincent) was a CooCoo Bird. I guess you might draw that conclusion from looking at this painting. I think you might have to dig a little deeper than that though. Here is how he’s progressing with Monday’s Masterpiece…

The Artist looking at the computer and Rose sleeping <3
The Potato Eater’s
This is where he left off on Sunday Evening…

It’s coming along nicely don’t you think. We spent most of the weekend indoors b/c of all the snow. Binge watching, “Friends” of all things. That was Saturday night and then yesterday was, “The Dead Poets Society” and we watched the Chicago Blackhawk’s vs. CBJ win Y A Y…

Front Walkway

Front Yard

Share Your World

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

If the government offered to suspend all laws, and law enforcement for 24 hours, letting you (and everybody else) do whatever you wish… Would you be in favor of it, or not?  (Credit for this question goes to Cyranny and her Daily Quickie Question)

Never, No Way, Not for one little miniute…We have laws now and nobody follows them now or enforces them and look at the mess it has created…

What would be the creepiest thing you could say while passing a stranger on the street?(We’re suspending the whole social distancing and Covid involvement in this scenario)

“When you pass that guy sitting in the chair, see if he’s breathing. “

As a child, what did you think would be great about being an adult, but isn’t as great as you thought it would be?

Going to bed when I wanted or sleeping as late as I wanted…

What, in your opinion, has been blown way out of proportion?

Oh that’s an easy one, Covid19And they keep it going, and going, and going…

Gratitude Section (Optional as always)

Where is your β€˜happy’ place?

Forever and always <3 .