Happy Monday evening. I hope everyone had a great day and you got a 3 day weekend !!!! It was raining all day here, a dreary January day. The one good thing I can say about January, and I say it every single day. “We are one day closer to January being over !!!! Y A Y
The kids came over for dinner tonight. It was Meatloaf, Onion Brown Potatoes. Lizzie brought over her corn casserole, it was yummy and I’lll have to get that recipe. I made my Ooey Gooey Cookie Bar Bake that was a nice end to it.
Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide? What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say? ********************************************
I guess I normally don’t speak about my conservative morals & values b/c they aren’t likely to align with today. I don’t really hide them, it’s better just to keep your cards close to the vest. The people that really are important in my life know what they are and that is all that matters. Actually all that truly matters is me, but whatever. I write in my Common Place book quite often and one of the entries way back on February 16, 2013 was
Have you ever broken anything? What about rules? *******************************************
I suppose that’s all I ever do is break the rules. The question I have to ask myself is who makes the rules?? Isn’t that why rules are made to be broken ?? I don’t care about these wordpress settingsthat keep changing and altering mid post, whatever…ugghhhhhhh
Are you also afraid of spiders? What is your biggest fear, other than spiders? (if you’re not afraid of spiders, use your biggest phobia instead). ***********************************************
Spiders just creep me out. I mean how can you be afraid of something so small…Just smash it with a shoe or your foot. But whatever you do, don’t have your husband kill it b/c he hates them worse than you do and 9 x’s out of 10 he misses and it disappears under the bed!!! :0 Ahhhh OMGGGGGG
Do you think time goes faster as you get older? ***************************************************
I’m certain it does. Think of your life’s timeline as a roll of toilet paper…At the start it is big and bulky and takes some coaching to come down. When it gets to the end of the roll, well it just spins out of control right til it’s empty 😉 Am I right ??? You know I am 😉
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)
Please share something that really inspired you from this last week or month.
I really don’t even have to say anything about this painting except it is one of my fav’s !!! The Artist painted it for me ( 😉 i.e. the husband ) It’s a cloudy, cold and rainy Monday but I have this beautiful painting to look at…I hope all of you had a great weekend and blessings on your week <3.
Remember any of the Artist painting’s can be purchased by contacting me or on our website Handmade by Amazon…
Do you believe in soul-mates? (my definition of ‘soul mate’ is the IDEAL partner romantically).
Definitely do believe in soul mates !!! I married mine. We’ve been together for 45 years, 42 of them married. I also believe in love at first site b/c the first time I laid eyes on him, I knew he was my guy <3 …
What are three scents you like?
Anything cooking from the kitchen, Lavender and Vanilla…
What are some things that you might be considered too old to do, but that you enjoy?
What is one food you absolutely refuse to share?
I am alway thankful and grateful when I wake up and see that face next to me…You’re still the one I want to talk to in bed, you’re still the one that turns my head, we’re still having fun and your still the one <3 …
Oh yes and one last thing I’m always thankful for a night out at the baseball game with the family !!!! You can’t beat fun out at the old ballpark…That’s where it all started 😉 Chicago White Sox vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at the old Comiskey Park in Chicago on July 16, 1976 !!!
He came out from Virginia and took us to the Ballpark on Friday Night…Surprise, Gotta love a son who takes such good care of his mom & dad. We had a blast and they won !!!! Y A Y Thank you Matthew <3 We love you <3 …
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.
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 .
I guess it’s just happy everything day <3 I’m going to throw this blog post up quickly while the husband is out walking our Rosie (thechicagobrowndog, no that’s really a breed 😉 )
We sure do love her. Took her up and got her a bath today, new collar, new toy. We do love our doogie <3 Very special dog !!!! Now I’ll get back to the blog.
It’s been a really great holiday weekend…Family, food and fun which is always a great way to start out the summer…Y A Y Must add some music for today…Let’s Rock n Roll !!!! This one’s for my Connor…Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap !!!!
We spent Saturday running errands for our get together with our daughter and her family, her Guy, Cordell and his mom GiGi and of course the granddaughters !!! Everyone is just growing up so fast. Here are some pics of the family <3 We love you all to the moon and me and GiGi dressed the same right down to our jewelry and we didn’t even coordinate it that way. We are truly one brain 😉 .
The food was amazing…We did the BBQ with out of this world grill packets filled with all sort of yummy food. Shrimp, Chicken, potatoes, veggies…So good and Mr. Cordell did an amazing job on the grill !!!!
I brought some side dishes …Apple Snicker Salad and Baked Beans along with the Small Cakes for dessert…
Time to get my summer on because before you know it, it’s 4th of July and the summer is over Mr. Nightlinger 😉 Three birthdays, Matthew/June, Connor/July, Me, Lizzie, & Missy/August and throw in an anniversary and the summer just flies by. Add a vaca somewhere, not quite sure where yet, but yes I think the summer really is over.
Just kidding 😉 Be safe and enjoy the summer <3 Blessings from Scarlett <3 .
Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)
American girls and American guys We’ll always stand up and salute We’ll always recognize When we see Old Glory flying There’s a lot of men dead So we can sleep in peace at night when we lay down our headMy daddy served in the army Where he lost his right eye but he flew a flag out in our yard Until the day that he died He wanted my mother, my brother, my sister and me To grow up and live happy In the land of the freeNow this nation that I love has fallen under attack A mighty sucker punch came flyin’ in from somewhere in the back Soon as we could see clearly Through our big black eye Man, we lit up your world Like the fourth of JulyHey Uncle Sam, put your name at the top of his list And the Statue of Liberty started shakin’ her fist And the eagle will fly man, it’s gonna be hell When you hear mother freedom start ringin’ her bell And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you Brought to you courtesy of the red white and blueJustice will be served and the battle will rage This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage And you’ll be sorry that you messed with The U.S. of A. ‘Cause we’ll put a boot in your ass It’s the American wayHey uncle sam put your name at the top of his list And the Statue of Liberty started shakin’ her fist And the eagle will fly it’s gonna be hell When you hear mother freedom start ringin’ her bell And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you Brought to you courtesy of the red white and blueOh oh of the red, white and blue Oh oh of my red, white and blue
God Bless the USA
If tomorrow all my things were gone, I’d worked for all my life. And I had to start again, With just my children and my wife.I’d thank my lucky stars, To be livin’ here today. ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom, And they can’t take that away.And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, Who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, Next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.From the lakes of Minnesota, To the hills of Tennessee. Across the plains of Texas, From sea to shining sea.From Detroit down to Houston, And New York to L.A. Well there’s pride in every American heart, And its time we stand and say.That I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, Who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, Next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.And I’m proud to be an American, Where at least I know I’m free. And I wont forget the men who died, Who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, Next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.
Would you rather be a super nice person and be depressed all your life, or be happy and a total *sshole? (Credit goes to Cyranny for this question, aired on one of her “Cyranny’s Quickies” posts.) Well I’m not sure it has to be either or, but I think for most of my life I was the nice person and that was my problem. When I turned into the blankety, blank I enjoyed being happy and realized that life is short … eat the cake 😉 .
Have you ever made someone cry? Probably, but not on purpose.
Are you a dreamer or a go-getter? I’m more of dreamer. It’s more fun to dream, being a go-getter brings stress. There is more joy in dreams <3 .
If you were in a band, what instrument would you play? Well that’s an easy one for anyone who knows me, the piano of course…
Do you feel gratitude is necessary? Gratitude is how I get through my day. Being thankful can cure anything. My gratitude journal sits right beside my bed on my nightstand.
I never go to sleep w/o that simple, two word prayer every night, “Thank You.” It always makes for a happier morning. Blessings Blogger’s on your week
The first painting he did around this past Christmas. It is a painting of our son Matthew who had an amazing Dance career.
For my next choice is a painting he did of a door. It’s a sweet door of cottage somewhere…
My final choice for today’s letter is a painting he worked on during the lockdown and all this Covid Pandemic … It really says it all…
These are my choice for today. I hope you are enjoying all of his amazing artwork. Remember we have a site where all of this artwork can be purchased. Just use the link below to go to his Amazon site. Blessings AtoZ Bloggers’s <3 . I hope your Easter was great. Happy Monday, Happy Week <3 .
I’m going topic off a bit. I usually concentrate on one of the Artist’s Masterpiece’s that he worked on over the weekend, but this weekend I took the Artist out for a treat. Actually it was his Christmas Present. For Christmas this past year I bought him tickets to Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago.
It was amazing !!! Just take a look and see for yourself 🙂 Much better live !!!
I got to take a few souvenirs home with me so that too was kind of exciting !!!
I just had to put up some music with this too. One of my Favorite songs of all time…
The artist had a really great time and so did I. I even saw a lot of Vincent Van Gogh Painting’s that looked a little familiar…Definitely a very deep, complex man.
Okay I’ll share one more…He’s been a very busy painter !!!
Okay just one more b/c this was definitely at the show !!!
Looking forward to AtoZ which starts in a couple of days…April 1st to be exact. I got worried that I didn’t have enough art to make it through the AtoZ…Well I have plenty of art and then some. Really looking forward to sharing it with you. Check back on Wednesday where I’l have a bio on the Artist 😉 (Husband) . He really is very talented !!!