Gifts

With this being the Christmas Season I started thinking about gifts…So many things that you can buy. I came to the conclusion that the best gifts cannot be bought. The best gifts are the ones given to you by God and your mom 😉 .

I must send thank you’s to my mom for giving me the love of music. She made sure I learned how to play the piano and sang in the choir. I can remember every Saturday morning she would play the music, usually classical (which I loved and studied on the piano) or Opera’s (which I didn’t care for at all). I did however fall in love with Musical Theater <3 .

I thought I would share with you all of my favorites song’s of the season or really anytime of the year. Today I am going to share with you one of the best classical singer’s, Andrea Bocelli performing “Hallelujah,” with his daughter. This is a new version that I just came upon today it is heartwarming…Enjoy

Hallelujah

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.

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 😉 .

Write Anything Wednesday

I have wasted all morning on the computer, so I might as well post something. I’m thinking I’m going to get my summer on with some road trip music first !!! I’ll start out with something for Connor <3 this one’s for you !!!

Thunderstruck/The Chicago Blackhawks !!!

The next song I’m going to choose for my summer road trip is from Jackson Brown . Let’s go back to Rock n’ Roll and the 70’s Y A Y <3 !!!! This one’s for me !!!

ROCK N ROLL <3

I was looking for some pictures from the past Memorial Day’s and I came across all of the baby picture’s from all of us girl’s (the 4 sister’s)…I’ll share it with you, along with the Grandmama/Great Grandmama (my Mom)

Nieces & Nephews/Son’s & Daughter’s 1 Angel <3
Grandmama <3

Isn’t my mom so pretty <3 I love you Mom … It’s important to be a part of something so special <3 , a family … Thank you mom for being you <3 To the moon <3 .

Wednesday’s Words

Good morning Blogger’s, hope everyone’s week is going smoothly. It seems to be a bit stressful at this point in our nation, but as my very wise grandmama use to say (and say quite often) “This too shall pass !!!” So what I’m doing at this point in my week is going to my happy place. That would be my Daily Planner. I have Mz. Serena up and running, (pictured below) and I’m also starting to set up, “The Mother Ship.” She will be my planner that keeps everything that is near and dear to my heart.

I really love planning my day !!! It just looks so pretty…I’m going to be posting what I do with my planner which for now I will call the Mother Ship. This year I am going to devote to J O Y !!!! Anything that does not bring joy into my life, well it is going to be removed. Life is short and I’m not wasting anymore time on things that do not bring me J O Y. My blog is a happy place for me and brings me joy. I love to write, I love to plan. Let’s do this <3 Happy Hump Day <3

Wednesday’s Words

Happy Wednesday everyone 😉 I hope all are well and getting through this madness. No worries, I’m pretty sure we will be over it sometime around November 4th … Just a guess 😉 … Yesterday I put the finishing touches on my writing space. I love it <3 !!! My Featured Picture is the finished product. As I said before I absolutely love it. It brings me such joy whenever I walk into my room and see it and sit down, “In my own little corner, in my own little chair and I can be whatever I want to be <3 !!!” Yes I know, it’s a bit wonky but it brings a smile as I remember this from way back in the day, when life was easy. Anything that can make you happy and bring you joy, do that !!!! Blessings Blogger’s <3 . Don’t forget to check out the widget on my header in the blog. I updated it, that was pretty challenging but really worth it. I don’t know how I even did it. Whatever, 😉 it looks good <3 . My people <3 .

I can be whatever I want to be <3

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