Masterpiece Monday

Happy Monday, looks likes it going to be an interesting week out East.  Stay safe out there in Virginia, Matthew and Connie…Looks like you are in for a lot of hopefully just rain.  Remember water, food & pet food, batteries & flashlights, gas, money/cash, solar power USB charger, yadayadayada 🙂  It’s a mom thing and I was just listening to TWC talk about a hurricane survival kit.  Oh and it’s just good sense 🙂      

Here is a look as what the Painter was working on the weekend.  It’s almost done, but I like the process.

 I like it ❤  I think it’s turning out very nice.  Have a great week everyone and stay safe out there if you are out on the East Coast.  Blessings ❤

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday 🙂  I’m going way back to a simpler time.  My song for today is Photographs and Memories by Jim Croce…

He was an amazing songwriter/talent.  He was taken from us much to young.  Tragically he died in a plane crash in his 20’s.

Share Your World

  1. Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?  I love to eat foods with nuts.  Love most all kind of nuts…
  2. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?  Usually closed, doesn’t everyone 🙂  Don’t want any of those monsters to eat me at night.  
  3. Are you usually late, early, or right on-time?  I am definitely an on-time person, i.e. early.  To be 15 minutes early is to be on-time.  To be on-time is to be late… ❤
  4. What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I think that would have to be celebrating my 39th Wedding Anniversary downtown with the husband.  It was a  lovely warm summer day, actually pretty hot with a bright blue sky.  We had dinner at a really great restaurant !!!  ❤                     

Monday’s Masterpiece

img_0741I’m going with Leonard Cohen.  This is just a graphite sketch that he did for me.  It sits right in front of me for inspirtation.  There’s quite the story of how long it took him to write one of the his most famous songs, “Halleujah.”  It’s one of my favorite songs.  I really enjoy the one recorded by Bon Jovi…

Song Lyric Sunday/Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Chasing Cars…I put this one youtube video up first b/c it’s where I first heard this song…I cried, really moving scenes from what use to be one of my favorite shows.  Not so much any more.

This is the you tube with the lyrics of Chasing Cars sung by the cast of, “Grey’s Anatomy.”  The first video is sung by the origignal band, “Snow Patrol.”   Love the song ❤

This is from Song Lyric Sunday Challenge for 9/2/2018.  Not really great at the pingback thing so I’ll just leave a link to the blog.  Happy Sunday ❤

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/2/18

Monday’s Masterpiece

Good Afternoon everyone 😉  We had a really lovely Anniversary week and are looking forward to the next 40.  Probably will be a lot more fun and easier than the first 40.  You know, now it’s our turn…

He’s just about done with this one.  I think really he just has to put an Amen to it and it’s done.  I like this one so much, I think I’m just going to get it framed and hang it our bedroom.  I smile every time I see it so it’s always good to do that.  

I must add some music with Monday’s Masterpiece !!!  My favorite movie of all time !!!!


I really like her legs and they just look so happy ❤  I’m working on a name for it !!!


Happy Anniversary to Us

Yes today is my wedding anniversary so I promise you won’t have to hear me write about it any more.  Is August over yet ??  This is such an exhausting month and it has been so hot !!!  

So today we spent the day downtown in the city and although it is a beautiful city today was not cooler by the lake.  That’s always the weather forecast, especially in the spring, they always say the high will be 85 degrees but only 50 degrees by the lake, seriously.  Today it was not.

We went down by the river on the river walk and it was hot.  I was taking a lot of pictures because I think the city is really cool in pictures.

Then we went to his favorite restaurant, Chicago Cut.  I remember last year on our anniversary I had a dental emergency during dinner so I didn’t get to enjoy our dinner.  This year it was his turn.  He had to have a tooth pulled this week but I think if even if all of his teeth fell out he’d still have a steak.  Here are a few pics of the restaurant…

He goes there all the time w/customer’s so he gets the VIP treatment and they give us the best seat in the house.  They also gave us a dessert on the house.  

Here’s a couple more pictures from our wedding day.  Looking forward to the next 40 ❤ years !!!


This picture was one of my favorites…You know on wedding day how pictures are always challenging.  This picture I remember the photographer was having a hard time getting it just right.  Just as he was going to shoot the picture I dropped my bouquet and I didn’t move because as you see my dad was giving me crap, my sister Liz next to dad was laughing and mom was just trying to pick up the flowers and get the picture taken.  I just put my hands up and covered my face because I was done before it even started.  It was good being all together.  I think this might be the one of the last family pictures we had taken together.  Who knew … 10257904_10202013480242774_6044673606482183602_n

This is us when we were little, a year apart…Mary was born in 1955 and me  (the last one) was born in 1959.   Those were the days ❤  Sisters…

Your Still the One

I can’t go down memory lane w/o putting this song up.  OMG I still sing this to him every time it comes on and we are together !!!

Yes this was the year we started dating.  July 16, 1976.  It was a long time ago, but it feels just like yesterday.  We still have the best time, through thick and thin, and believe me we have been through it.  Car accident, coma.  Baby loss…Financial crashes, homes lost, children abandoning their family.   Can’t control what you can’t contol, other people.  Their decisions are their own !!!!  We control what we can and we’re still having fun and he’s still the one !!!  Life is great with him.  He’s my forever ❤


Share Your World/August 20th

Which tastes better: black or green olives?  I’m thinking that green olives do.  I can’t really say that I’ve had black olives.

What’s your favorite room in your home?  This definitely has to be my bedroom because #1 that’s where my bed is and I love, love, love my bed and # 2 that is also where I read, write and watch tv.  Oh and also, my doggies are always with me there !!!!  I know, Mr. Louie is no longer with us but see how much they all love my room too. 


What fictional family would you be a member of?  Definitely the Ingalls family.  The Charles Ingall Family of Little House on the Prairie.  Favorite show ❤

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.   Going to the Chicago White Sox with my guy ❤  It was Elvis Night and they had fireworks !!!  You can’t beat fun out at the old ballpark ❤  

Sunrise, Sunset

This was the end of the wedding picture above.  I was so happy that the ceremony was over and I didn’t faint or get sick.  The husband says you were just happy you got a fellow.  Okay whatever.  I was all of 20 years old that day.  This is one of my favorite pictures !!

Wednesday of My Wedding Week…I really love, love, love this song. This was the song I walked down the aisle too.  I like Bette Midler’s rendition of it and what she says in the beginning of how, “Things fall away as you get older and become clear, clearer than when you were younger, ” is so true.  When I watched the video, I got remembered exactly how I felt that day walking down the aisle with my father.  

This was the happiest day of my life ❤







Then there were other moments in the wedding that are imprinted on my heart…







and who didn’t have the “Wedding Song” somewhere along the line at the Wedding…

After listening to this song, I remember ❤  It was a glorious day ❤  At the end we were both really tired.  This picture says it all ❤

Our Wedding

 I’m still looking for some of the other pictures…It’s fun going down memory lane.  Weddings have changed so much.  I loved mine.  Hope you are enjoying the pictures.

Tune for Tuesday

This is my Anniversary week, the best week of my life.  We’ve been married 39 years.  Best decision I ever made.  The first time I laid eyes on him I was 16 years old.  I knew the minute I saw him that he was my forever, I really did !!!  Yes we’ve been together 42 years, 39 of them Mr. & Mrs.  So this was our first song, we have a lot of songs ❤  

Here are a few of our pictures.  We both have changed so much, but our love is still going strong.  He’s my best friend forever.  I think that’s changed to BFF 😉  I love it, he’s still the one ❤

Masterpiece Monday

I’m a bit late with the his post but you know what the say, “Better late then never.” The painter is still working on this one and I’ll post sone new pictures of where he is in the painting. It is really coming along. I’m still working on a name…

I really like this one. We’ve have new links if your interested in making a purchase. These are really affordable original oil paintings of very high quality. They can be framed or you can purchase a print. Whatever your budget, we can work with it.