So happy to be back and on my blog…Hello to all my blogger friend’s. It’s great to be back. One of my fav challenges, SLS. I usually use the 1st song that comes to mind after reading the challenge.
Today’s prompt for SLS is, “This week the theme is to find songs with recognizable intros… Thanks for the prompt Mr. Jim 🙂
This is one of my fondest memories from back in the day. Pre-pandemic we use to attend many local consert’s during the summer. One of our favorite groups to follow were, “The Ides of March.” They put on a really fun evening and I even became part of the show one time.
Long story short, Jim Peterik was singing one of the song’s he wrote, “The Search is Over,” made famous by the group Survivor. We got to the concert late and came in as he was performing this song. He walked down off the stage and came right up to me and continued singing the song to me. It was a very special moment. Another concert in Milwaukee I got some pics with him. He kind of got to know us considering we were always in the front row at many of his hometown venues 😉 … It was alway such a great time !!!!
Me and Jim Peterik in Milwaukee @Musicfest…
Many great memories of concert’s gone by. Thanks Mr. Jim Peterik for a great timeand great memories.
Hey, well I’m the friendly stranger in the black Sedan Won’t you hop inside my car? I got pictures, got candy I’m a lovable man And I can take you to the nearest star
I’m your vehicle, baby I’ll take you anywhere you want to go I’m your vehicle, woman by now I’m sure you know
That I love ya (love ya) I need ya (need ya) I want ya Got to have you, child Great God in Heaven, you know I love you
Well, if you wants to be a movie star I can-a take you to Hollywood But if you want to stay just like you are You know, I think you really should
I’m your vehicle, baby I’ll take you anywhere you want to go I’m your vehicle, woman by now I’m sure you know
That I love ya (love ya) I need ya (need ya) I want ya Got to have you, child Great God in Heaven, you know I love you Oh, you know I do
Well, I’m the friendly stranger in the black Sedan Won’t you hop inside my car? I got pictures, candy I’m a lovable man And I can take you to the nearest star
I’m your vehicle, babe I’ll take you anywhere you want to go I’m your vehicle, woman by now I’m sure you know
That I love ya (love ya) I need ya (need ya) I want ya I got to have you Great God in Heaven, you know I love you
And I’m your vehicle, babe, alright You know I love ya (love ya) I need ya (need ya) I want ya Got to have you, child Great God in Heaven, you know I love you
So far so good with the posting on my blog. So happy to be back. I have a feeling of what went awry with the blog, but I’ll save that for another day.
The Artist is working on another Masterpiece. It always makes me happy to see him doing what he loves and what I think he was alway suppose to do. He has never taken any art courses at all, but that just proves what a great artist he really is. Here is a sneak peak at, “Monday’s Masterpiece.”
If your are a sports fan then no introduction is necessary. Let’s see how many of you know this great one. I’m a fan but I wouldn’t of known who this was unless he told me 😉 … Good Luck
Going back into a Midwest winter, which is something everyone can be grateful for…Not. But it’s going to be okay. I’m just grateful for being on my blog again. It’s going to take a bit to get my, “Editorial Calendar” operating again, no worries though. I’m just grateful for being able to blog and post.
So if your reading this, just post a comment in the section below so I’ll know that I truly am back… 🙂 Thanks so much for the help Mr. John. It worked, blessings to you for helping this blogger.
I just had to post a picture of our absolutely precious newest granddaughter !!! My heart just melts. Our family is truly blessed.
Happy Thursday and it really is. Having an amazing fall here in the Midwest, but we all know what’s coming…I really need to get out and get my tree pictures i.e. leaf peeping. I have seen a few that makes !!!!
I saw this today and I grabbed it with my phone. I loved it and making, “Lists”…Really I can’t do the day, any day, w/o a list. Top 3, To Do’s, Daily, yadayadayada. I’m sure you get the picture.
The weather has been prrrrfect up until yesterday but I think we’ll eek out a few more nice, sunny, warm days before everything goes south. I think they call it Indian Summer…I know, that you can only call it that after the 1st tracking snow. Yes, I’m also a weather geek…There really isn’t a season or storm that I don’t like.
I told myself today I am going to sit here and write a blog !!!! I’m not getting up til I post something. I miss you guys and I’m sorry for not posting all summer, but summer’s are for being outside and enjoying the sun and warm temps. It’s also time to love the storms, what can I say I am a weather geek…
This morning I got up at my usual, 7 am ish and drove the husband to the train, to go to work yadayadayada… I decided I would post today and as we all know life happens, distractions, you know. I was cleaning out a closet and came across some old pics. Hard copies, that you can actually hold an look at. Seriously, on some of them I tried to enlarge them with my fingers like I was viewing them on my phone, but it doesn’t work that way with the old pics from back in theday…sorry I digress.I smiled to think how much our world has changed.
I had a bit of a scare last week that I’ll start out with. I didn’t feel very well and it woke me up early on Labor Day Sunday. I couldn’t feel my hands and that scared me b/c I wasn’t laying on them. I thought I was having a stroke. I jumped out of bed and started doing the, “stroke protocols” that I know b/c I’ve been surrounded by nurses my whole life. The husband just said, “Let’s just go to the Hospital and get you checked out.” His father died when he was very young from a stroke/aneursym.
Out thedoor we went to the ER. I got checked in and they started the usual triage on me. It was making me a bit nervous. They started an IV and started hooking me up to heart monitor’s.Then the creepiness started to set in. I watched real close to what they were doing. I ask a lotquestions b/c that’s what I’ve been taught by all the nurses in my life. The looks on their faces rivaled the faces of a Hollywood movie i.e. think “Independence Day” when they saw the spaceship. I’m like, what are you looking at. Fast forward to them starting another line, i.e. a second IV in my other arm and then moving me to a “B I G G E R R O O M” Me, “I don’t want to go to a bigger room, this one is fine and what is that second IV about. Them, the nurses, “Just in cast we need another line.”
I was not prepared for any of this. I figured it was just a sudden drop in blood sugar and here’s some juice and you’ll be fine. OMG this was not the way it was going. Me again, let’s just forget the whole thing and everything is fine. Can I go now ??? Two IV’s, all kinds of heart monitor leads, ECG, x-ray machines…WT..you know the last letter. Drawing blood, chest X-rays and then the emergency room doctor was sitting by my bed taking my pulse, watching the monitor, and he has that look on his face that everyone knows not a good look. He gets up and leaves. Me and the husband have been in hospitals enough to know this is not going in a the directionthat we are hoping it would go too. I told the husband to call our RN Daughter (our personal nurse) and get her here.
One phone call and she was there … Fast. I realized when she got there she’s me, only younger. She had 2 bags (1 was a purse), starbucks and an extra drink in her thermal cup, just in case for later. I smiled 🙂 …
Scarlet’s in the Emergency Room !!!
Scarlet’s in the Emergency Room taking a Selfie…
Okay so back comes the ER Doctor and he said all my test results were fine and he consulted with the Cardiologist on call because he thought he saw something when he was sitting next to me. The Cardiologist says it was just a, “Blip” it was nothing. Basically I had a $6000 anxiety attack. First mistake was saying whata great weekend we were having. That’s the kiss of death 😉 …
I know long story short, I’m fine…Really, but I am really thankful for everything being good. I was reminded of how quickly life can happen. Anyone who knows me, knows about my car accident I had when I was a new bride.
I suffered a traumatic brain injury, (i.e. coma) hospitalized 5 weeks. Left side paralyzed, physical therapy to get me walking again… That was an experience that changed me for the better, it changed me for good <3 … That was my first experience learning about how fast life can come at you. I don’t remember any of it. My poor family had to watch and wait and pray that I would come back to them…Remember it’s always a good day when you are present <3 …
God wasn’t quite ready for me that day. I had to go on to bring 5 tiny human’s into the world and leave my mark. Today for me I am thankful to be alive and well, as is my family. When I was cleaning out the closet, I came across these pictures from my car accident. Seeing the pictures of that accident along with the trip to the ER last week, reminded me just be thankful. Life is to short to be anything but happy. I love my life and I’m happy to be here. Let’s have the best day ever !!!!!
FYI My featured picture is me wearing the Bengal’s T-Shirt that my sweet daughter Lizzie the RN & Cordell her other half, bought for me from their weekend trip out to Cincinnati…I love it<3 …I’m not a Bengal’s Fan but it’s a gift from two of my favorite people…I love you guys to the moon and thank you so much for being there for me and dad…Family is everything always<3 …
Scarlet & Cordell
Love the shirt…It has been a great year so far !!! No I’m not a Bengal’s fan, but love the shirt !!! Thank you Lizzie & Cordell !! Your mother loves you to the moon …
We always find our way back…This one’s for you … Your mom loves you !!!!
So happy to be back this Sunday morning!!! I’m totally feeling the today’s prompt for SLS, brought to us by Mr. Jim. This weeks theme is, “Songs that hit the top of the charts.”
Lake Shore Drive
There’s a road I’d like to tell you about, lives in my home town Lake Shore Drive the road is called and it’ll take you up or down From rags on up to riches fifteen minutes you can fly Pretty blue lights along the way, help you right on by And the blue lights shining with a heavenly grace, help you right on by
And there ain’t no road just like it Anywhere I found Running south on Lake Shore Drive heading into town Just slippin’ on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound
And it starts up north from Hollywood, water on the driving side Concrete mountains rearing up, throwing shadows just about five Sometimes you can smell the green if your mind is feeling fine There ain’t no finer place to be, than running Lake Shore Drive And there’s no peace of mind, or place you see, than riding on Lake Shore Drive
And there ain’t no road just like it Anywhere I found Running south on Lake Shore drive heading into town Just slicking on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound
And it’s Friday night and you’re looking clean Too early to start the rounds A ten minute ride from the Gold Coast back make sure you’re pleasure bound And it’s four o’clock in the morning and all of the people have gone away Just you and your mind and Lake Shore Drive, tomorrow is another day And the sunshine’s fine in the morning time, tomorrow is another day
And there ain’t no road just like it Anywhere I found Running south on Lake Shore drive heading into town Just snaking on by on LSD, Friday night trouble bound
I’m up and ready to start this Sunday. I must be honest, I’m just not really feeling it today. It was easy to get a song for today’s prompt. I really love this guy. Me and the husband saw Toby Keith in Las Vegas back in the day. He put on a really great show.
The today’s prompt is, “Army, Soldier, War” for SLS comes from Mr. Jim.
I’m just trying to be a father Raise a daughter and a son Be a lover to their mother Everything to everyone Up and at ’em bright and early I’m all business in my suit Yeah, I’m dressed up for success From my head down to my boots
I don’t do it for the money There’s bills that I can’t pay I don’t do it for the glory I just do it anyway Providing for our future’s my responsibility Yeah, I’m real good under pressure Being all that I can be
And I can’t call in sick on Mondays When the weekends been too strong I just work straight through the holidays And sometimes all night long You can bet that I stand ready When the wolf growls at the door Hey, I’m solid, hey I’m steady Hey I’m true down to the core
And I will always do my duty No matter what the price I’ve counted up the cost I know the sacrifice Oh, and I don’t want to die for you But if dyin’s asked of me I’ll bear that cross with honor ‘Cause freedom don’t come free
I’m an American soldier, an American Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand When liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right I’m out here on the front lines sleep in peace tonight American soldier, I’m an American soldier
yeah, an American soldier, an American Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand When liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right I’m out here on the front lines so sleep in peace tonight American soldier, I’m an American