Happy Father’s Day…

It’s write anything Wednesday and I just realized it’s June 30th, OMG. This is the day me and the husband always say, “Summer’s over Mr. Nightlinger,” and this year is no different. He said that to me as he was getting out of the car this morning on his way to work in Chicago 😉 . It’s from a John Wayne movie we both love to watch, from back in the day.

I guess I really haven’t been blogging lately b/c I just am not really focused. It’s kind of like I just don’t have much to say other that I’m feeling really, I guess the word is “Wonky” from how our summer is moving along. It started out as most of things do like any other summer. The weather was warm, it’s baseball again Y A Y, I have all kind of plans and I’m feeling really positive, just happy I have made it through another Chicago Winter. Oh yeah and happy for some kind of normalcy again i.e. the Vid is under control and I can see so many smiles and people are getting back to the chit/chat again. Another huge Y A Y for that 🙂 !!! Except for the fact that now they are once again trying to control us by some kind of variant …oooh we all should be scared and put our masks back on.

No Way … Not Now, Not Ever Again !!!

Unless of course I become a Doctor and need to when I operate on someone, which I’m pretty sure will never happen. Me and the husband had the Vid before it was the Vid (that’s what the daughter/covid nurse) calls it, and we are both totally vaccinated … So no way am I going there, some stupid lockdown. Sorry I digress, I just get so mad at the control that the government thinks they have over our lives. They steal our money by taxing us to death and then try and convince us it’s for infrastructure. What is it that they say, “Good intentions are paved on the road to Hell.” Or something like that.

Visit to the ER w/the Vid (before they called it the Vid)
Our Lizzie an RN

I’m taking my cues from people who know up close and personal the risks, and that would be my daughter who I have been hugging since before they locked us down. My mother who is a retired Infection Control Nurse for over 40 years and my oldest sister who is also an RN…

We just had a great time as a family being together and celebrating life, love and being a family <3 … Something that for some reason has been labeled a dangerous situation to your life…OMG really, it’s not going to go on in my world ever again. Life is dangerous. Move on, get over it !!! I love my family and I’m going to spend every moment I can with them !!!! Which brings me to the point of this post, “Father’s Day.” Yes, Father’s Day. It was a fun day even though family was not able to spend it with dad…The kiddos got us baseball tickets to our beloved White Sox. What a great gift !!! That’s where me and my husband, their dad, had our first date, 45 years ago. A nighttime, Fireworks game at the old Comiskey Park vs. the Milwaukee Brewer’s who were still in the American League. I even remember the date, July 16, 1976…

Chicago from Guranteed Rate Field/The new Comiskey Park

The pictures above were from a couple of years ago. We did spend last Sunday out at the Ballpark, Guaranteed Rate Field. It was a beautiful day and we got to watch a lot of baseball b/c it was sort of a double header. It was the game from Saturday that they had to pause and then it was the game the kiddos got us tickets for on Father’s Day…They split it, lost the first one and then won the second game. But it’s always a great day win or lose out at the ballpark <3 It’s our happy place…

Y A Y for our Chicago White Sox b/c I guess they are in 1st place and we had so much fun. I didn’t go to any games last year so I had forgotten how much fun it was. The weather was beautiful and we had great tickets <3 Thanks to the kiddos <3 . The only thing that was missing was them but that’s what kids do, they grow up and go live their lives which makes this mom & dad very happy. Thanks to iPhones they were there with us during the whole games…i.e. texting and facetiming.

Happy to get this post up and returning to my blog. That too is my Happy Place b/c of all of you out there in the the blogosphere … I hope everyone is having a great summer. I have all the tools I need for a happy summer, my grill being the most important. The Flower’s are all planted and I even got tomatoes going and they are looking pretty good. Happy Summer, Happy 4th of July…Blessings Blogger’s and thanks for stopping by.

It’s Monday …. Not a very Happy One

I usually start the week with Monday’s Masterpiece. Father’s Day was great !!!! Dad and I will be going to a lot of baseball games…Y A Y <3 . Thank you to our Son’s Matthew and Connor. You made Dad’s day great !!!! Lizzie had to work but we are going to hook up later this week 😉 .

That’s where it all started at Comiskey Park which is now Cellular Field … Our first date was July 16, 1976 the Chicago White Sox vs. the Milwaukee Brewer’s before they went to the National League. Yes I’ve been with my sweets for 45 years and we will be celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary this August <3 …

It was definitely a Father’s Day to remember. It was hot and they said it was going to be a stormy day and for anyone who knows me, knows I’m a weather geek for sure. I watched the storm all day. It hung out west all day so I was thinking it wasn’t going to be anything.

Severe Weather Cone
Tornado Warning !!!

They upgraded us to a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. I went outside about 10:30 pm to just see what was going on. It was coming, but I still wasn’t worried. The wind started picking up and the husband joined me in the garage and I started getting the feeling things were going to go south pretty quick. I knew they were going to blow the sirens too, b/c they always do no matter.

No sooner did I have that thought the storm hit fast & hard !!!! Sirens blowing so it’s time to go in. I don’t have a basement so me and Rosie (our chicago brown dog) went into the bathroom and prayed b/c this storm was not fooling around. I told the husband to go look and see how bad it was and he said, “What am I suppose to stop the tornado.” I said, “Of course your are, your the guy and last time I checked that was a guy job ;). ” Thank god it was over fast, and boy were we lucky. We were probably 3 houses away, literally !!! Well here is what my neighborhood looks like this morning, and it’s not pretty….It will be a long week cleaning up…

No fatalities but a couple of people did end up in the hospital. Prayers for everyone who’s Monday has been a hard one !!! Blessings and to all <3 .

Happy Birthday to our Matthew

Here goes…I have done these stories on at least one of other our kids. It is fun remembering their story on how they got here. I do pictures and memories. The year you were born Matthew it was a very hot Sunday and it was “Father’s Day.” What a great present for your father, a son <3 . You weren’t due until July 12th so it was a surprise, but seeing how you were our 4th baby, I wasn’t all that disappointed you came a bit early. We had just moved on Memorial Day so I had nothing, and I mean nothing ready. I didn’t even have a crib set up. This was your 1st house Matthew…

Alexandria, Naperville

I didn’t even have someone ready to come and watch Lizzie and Michael, your older brother and sister. I had to call a local friend til one of the grandmama’s got there, then off we went to the hospital.

I have to say that you were the first baby I had that was a very peaceful experience. The 1st three, Michael (he was the worst 9lbs.12oz) no epidural OMG, then Lizzie wasn’t so bad 7lbs. still no epidural and well Sean Patrick, that was just hard and sad…I digress, sorry. I wasn’t so sure about an epidural, but after the first real contraction came, I said get that anesthesiologist down here. Not doing that again, no way. Your birth was easy and I finally got to see the birth of one of my kids…Y A Y <3 . The other ones I was too busy just trying to survive the experience 😉 . If I learned one thing from having babies it was take the drugs, E V E R Y T H I N G that they will give you…

When you first entered the world you didn’t even cry. You just looked around and as if to say, “Hello, I’m here <3 .” You were a little thing, 6lbs 12oz. One of my smallest, but you were so pretty…A full head of beautiful blonde hair, w/curls…Lots of curls and of course blue eyes. But you kept your blue eyes, all of your curls too 😉 Those would be from your dad. You definitely got the beautiful hair card for sure !!! I nursed all of our babies. Michael Jr. nursed for about 5 months, Lizzie nursed for about a year. But Matthew when you started asking to nurse, I said it was time to start drinking from a cup. I don’t think you ever even had a bottle !!!

You were a beautiful baby and you have grown into an amazing man…I never ever thought your life would take the direction it did. I remember our first Christmas together me and dad went to the Joffrey’s Nutcracker. I never dreamed that one day we would have a son who danced the, “Nutcracker” with Joffrey Ballet . I’m excited to see this next chapter of your life. Whatever direction it goes, I’m pretty sure it will be amazing and awesome and a lot of fun to be a part of !!! You are definitely an original and I am so proud to be your mom.

Happy Birthday my dear Matthew <3 … I remember when you turned 30, you were so funny. I called you to wish you a Happy Birthday and I asked what you were doing to celebrate the milestone of turning 30…You replied, “I’m just sitting around being 30, mom 😉 . ” I hope today that you do something fun and special. Remember your birthday is a very special day. It is the day that you changed the world forever.

I posting some of the pictures I could round up from your story of your life…Enjoy <3 .

Write Anything Wednesday…Elan Creations/Contest Update

Hello Blogger’s…I don’t know where the time goes. I definitely need a plan, schedule, or anything that remotely looks like a, “TO DO/TODAY LIST”. I Think I need to blame it on the hus b/c for Father’s Day I updated him to the 21st century with his little techno gadgets, i.e. a new IPhone 11 and a new Apple Watch. Well OMG what a nightmare, but I digress. We got the new phone activated and now we are working on the watch !!! He really looks very cool with all of the stuff 😉 .

Happy Father’s Day

You definitely deserve it and you wear it well !!! It looks great on you <3 We love you dad <3

Now onto an update on the contest. Yes we are still taking entries and will be til June 30th.. The drawing is on July 4th. I’m going to post a couple of the prints we have had done. They turned out really nice and remember this is the prize if your number is picked. You will be able to go to our store and pick out any painting that you want.

Handmade by Amazon/Elan Creations

It cost you nothing to enter. Just go to this blog and like a post that features some of his amazing artwork or on the instagram acct. You can enter as many times as you want, hence that will increase your chances…Link to Instagram below.

https://www.instagram.com/elancreations15/

Here are the two prints we have had made and they just turned out so beautiful. We were a bit concerned that we would not be able to find some one who would be able to capture the essence of his beautiful artwork, but we did and we couldn’t be happier. Below are the prints we had done…

The Beach – 2’W x 2’6″T

He Has Risen -W 1’4″x H 1’8″

I am also going to show you a picture of the entries that we have already received. I assign the numbers in the order I receive the “Like” on this blog and the Instagram account. So far we have had 27 entries…If you don’t see your name or you think I missed some of your entries you can msg. me on this blog and let me know…After the contest ends, I am going to put all of the entries into a large jar and have the Artist do the drawing. I’m going to do my best at recording everything. Remember my IT guy (Connor/is in VA) so it’s going to be interesting 😉

Contest Entry Numbers <3

Good luck everyone and keep checking out our sites. Happy Wednesday 😉 .

Elan Creations/Summer Contest

Happy Tuesday !!! More entries to post in our summer contest. I’ll leave a link below on the details of how to enter in our contest, eeezy/peezy 😉 . I have 7 new entries for today. A couple of them have already entered so they are increasing their odds of winning some beautius Artwork from our store…Handmade by Amazon <3 .

#21 – https://texture-of-parlance.com

#22 – https://rosesintherubble.com

#23 – https://pointlessoverthinking.com

#24 – https://www.instagram.com/sicilianoliz/

#25 – https://www.instagram.com/edrandall3/

#26 – https://www.instagram.com/openwide24/

#27 – https://www.instagram.com/dance1303moyano

To Enter our contest visit one of our sites like this one which you are already on or our Instagram/Elan Creations and give us a, “Like.” <3 That’s all <3 You can also visit this link if you need more information on our Summer Contest

Happy Tuesday from Mz. Scarlet 😉 … Remember to, “Like” 😉 .

Monday’s Masterpiece…

Hi, Good Monday Morning, Happy 1st week of the summer…I’m not sure why I’m so chipper this Monday morning but I just feel good 🙂 I’m guess it’s a new week with endless possibilities attached to it. I love, “New” anything <3 . This morning is post is my, “Monday’s Masterpiece.” I this weeks feature is going to be our Jazz Band.

I think it’s really is one of his best group of painting’s. Let me know what you think 🙂 …

We have a couple of these hanging in a local Art Gallery. It is pretty cool to see them on the wall…Not only that he’s a published artist too !!!

The Artist

Remember we are still holding our contest all of June and it’s free to enter. The only thing you have to do is visit our sites…Handmade by Amazon and our Instagram <3 and then leave a like on any of my blog posts that feature the Artist Artwork on WordPress, like this one. We also have an Amazon Acct. that features more about the Artist (my amazing husband 😉 ) You can also visit my post at the beginning of this month that gives more details on the contest … Hope you will join our amazing Art community and start your collection. Let’s have the best week ever !!!! We have got another entry into our Summer Contest…

#18 – https://shayandaspoetry.wordpress.com

#19 – http://moreinkpleaseblog.com (so now you have 2#’s…#16 & #19) 😉

#20 – https://en.gravatar.com/elenapops

Remember, you can enter as many times as you visit & “Like”…

Blessings Blogger’s <3 ….

Elan Creations Summer Contest/Handmade by Amazon

It’s contest time !!!! Y A Y… We have a Handmade by Amazon acct. where we sell the Artist’s Original artwork. They aren’t the original’s but they are really great prints. There is also more information on The Artist and Elan Creations… The original’s are available for sale too, prices are negotiable if you are interested. The copies of the original prints are much more affordable before making that investment… I have done this contest before. It is my way of promoting our store of the Artist’s original artwork and it’s a lot of fun too.

The contest will be a drawing that I will post on this blog. I think there will be only one rule which I have put on below. (keeping it simple) Then from that I assign a number in the order that I receive the entires and I pull the number from that. The number I assign to you, is the number that comes in the order of when you enter. You can enter as many times you want too. The more you enter, the better your chances and it’s free to enter !!!! Then the number you get, is put in the drawing. There is only 1 winner and the winner will receive a print of their choice from our store Handmade by Amazon…

I will film the drawing so you will be able to watch. All you have to do is basically look at all his amazing Artwork and comment on a post that features any of his amazing artwork. I hope you will enter the contest and start your collection of some beautius artwork. It’s really a lot of fun !!!

We have one rule to be eligible for the contest. First click on any of the links below and to see all of his amazing original artwork. Then either leave a comment or simply a, “Like,”on any of the the post’s that feature his artwork on WordPress or our Instagram site… It’s that easy 😉 .Handmade by Amazon or our Instagram site. It just can be a like, or whatever your thoughts are on the painting. Below I will post some of his artwork or you will likely find some on my post’s, “Monday’s Masterpiece” or “Two for Tuesday.” The contest will run through June. I will pick the winner on the 4th of July….Have fun and enjoy the artwork…

#1 – https://lucysworks.com

#2 – https://artistcoveries.wordpress.com

#3 – https://moreinkpleaseblog.com

#4 – http://tonyburgess1969.net

#5, 6, 7 ,8, – https://www.instagram.com/dance1303moyano/ (they get 4 numbers, as I got 4, “LIKES” from that site. Y A Y

#9 – https://www.instagram.com/bbeepicts/

#10, 11, 12 – https://www.instagram.com/dancewestballet/

#13, 14, 15 – https://www.instagram.com/edrandall3/

#16 – https://moreinkpleaseblog.com

#17 – https://www.facebook.com/karen.saltness

Pretty good turnout for the contest…I will keep track of the numbers, so don’t worry about being entered. I was an Executive Secretary in my former life, so I got this 😉 Remember, it’s free and all you have to do is give me a, “Like” on one of my blog post that feature any of the husband’s/The Artist featuring his paintings or our Instagram Acct…I’m am posting on Instagram (remember to leave a comment or “Like” there too) so you might want to check that out so you can pick the painting you would choose when you win, Y A Y !!!!

I posted two of his oil painting’s yesterday and here are a couple more.

The Portland Headlight
Apples in a Basket

Good luck !!! The more times you enter, the better your chances are. Everytime you comment, you get a number. I will give you your number so you will know how many chances you’ll get. Happy Summer, Happy Contest !!!! Blessings Blogger’s…

Happy Summer and it’s Two for Tuesday

It’s Summertime again…Y A Y !!! The Artist i.e. the husband will start back to work this week. He’s happy and so am I. Time to get back to my life as a homemaker and the #painterswife <3 …

Today I’m going to feature 2 of the Artist original oil painting’s. We have also been researching on how to market his original oil painting’s and have found a way to make prints of his original works which will make it much more affordable for you to own some of his beautius original oil painting’s…

The Artist <3

Today the 1st piece of artwork is his finished piece of an original by Vincent Van Gogh. The title of this piece is the Potatoe Eater’s…

The Potatoe Eater /Vincent Van Gogh

This was his latest piece that he worked on during this past Spring.

The 2nd featured oil painting for today is an original piece. I thought it was kind of creepy but it really feels like the title. The title for this painting is, “Pandemic.”

Pandemic

If you are interested in any of this artwork, you can leave me a msg. in the comments section of my blog.

I am in the process of getting our Instagram set up and you can also see more of his painting’s by clicking on the, “Elan Creations” widget on the right side of the blog.

Happy Summer everyone, let’s make it the best one ever <3 Blessings <3 .

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