Song Lyric Sunday

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt is – Alone/Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo. This prompt is brought to us today by the one and only Mr. Jim and his Blog, “A Unique Title for me”  …Restless & Hot.

First song I came to was, “Stronger” (Alone) sung by Kelly Clarkson.  Seems like the perfect song for today !!!!

What doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger…Yes it does !!!!

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want
You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, ’cause you’re dead wrong
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
You heard that I was starting over with someone new
But told you I was moving on over you
You didn’t think that I’d come back
I’d come back swinging
You try to break me but you see what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I’m not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I’m finally thinking ’bout me
You know in the end the day to left was just my beginning
In the end
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
When I’m alone
A good song for the times !!! “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger…” Along with, “This too shall pass 😉 .” Happy Sunday, Happy Week…

AtoZ 2020 April Challenge…Q

Good Monday Morning AtoZ Blogger’s…Last night as I was thinking about my blog and what I was going to write about today (As I’m sure everyone does, trying to fall asleep 😉 )  I thought about the letter “Q” and I said to myself, “That’s not going to be an easy one to come up with something…”  Then I did what I always do, just sit down in front of my computer with an empty page and just start typing…

Today’s letter is the Letter (Q) Q2020and I thought what better thing to do is to answer (Q)uestions.  I like to answer questions.  Trivia, about me, about my life, about my world…I found some questions that I thought would make a good blog post.  You know the drill, copy & paste, then answer with your own answer’s, yadayadayada.  You can make it a post or just keep the answer’s for your own journal.  Just have fun ❤ .  Happy Monday ❤ .


1. How are you feeling today, really? Physically and mentally.

 Today I am feeling not bad.  Just trying to put together a plan for today, for this week.  I am trying to figure out how to not waste all of this time I’ve been given to do something that I want to accomplish, like Spring Cleaning, Closets, Garage…

2. What’s taking up most of your headspace right now?

 Not much…I was thinking about my sister who I use to talk to every day.  If we were having a bad day, we would say, “Stay out of that room, nothing ever good is in there 😉 .”  But that was forever ago and I’m surprised I even remembered that.

3. What was your last full meal, and have you been drinking enough water?

 I made Sunday dinner yesterday.  It was Sloppy Joes, Oven Brown Potatoes and corn.  I forgot the buns so we just put it on some Brat Buns that I had around.  I don’t have to cook today, leftover’s and these are better the 2nd day, Yayyyy & yummmm….and I never drink enough water.  I’ll try ❤ .

4. How have you been sleeping?   

I guess not bad but probably would feel better if when I woke up it wasn’t just the same day, same stuff…if you know what I mean and I’m not complaining or whining…No one likes a whiner 😉

5. What have you been doing for exercise?  

Nothing, I suppose I should be but I’m just doing what I always do.  Making a home, cooking, cleaning and trust me that’s usually a pretty good workout !!!!

6. What did you do yesterday that made you feel good?

 I suppose that would be cooking and cleaning.  I started to watch a movie “Jumanji,” but I fell asleep.  In my defense it was 1 am, so yeah it’s time to go to sleep.

7. What’s something you can do today that would be good for you?  

I love today, b/c so much can be accomplished.  It’s a brand new day, a brand new week.  I’m going to  work in my planner and write down 1 goal for this week.  I can accomplish 1 goal and that’s what I’m going to do.  Keep it simple 😉 .

8. What’s something you’re looking forward to in the next few days?

 I guess that would have to be the weather is suppose to be getting warmer.  I would walk outside but it has to be at least in the high 50’s or low 60’s and that just hasn’t happened yet, OMG…Will it ever, I hate Spring in Chicago !!!

9. What’s something we can do together this week, even if we’re apart?  

Well that’s the problem.  We are never apart, ever…24/7 are you freaking kidding me.  Love you to death husband, but really you need to go back to work and give me back my house then everything will be fine.  Seriously go to work already !!!  Open up our city and no you are never working from home again !!!  Unless the Atlantic Ocean is in my front yard.  Sorry I digress a bit of a rant.  That’s been happening lately IDK why…

10. What are you grateful for right now?  

Breathe in, Breathe out….Okay I am grateful to live in America.  I have always said, “If you are lucky enough to live in America, than you are lucky enough !!!”  I love my country and I pray for her every night along with praying for our President.  He needs all of us to pray for him.  You couldn’t give me enough money or anything to do the job that he’s got.  I can’t sleep sometimes at night with worries about the checking account, the family, health, yadayadayadayada.  I can’t even imaging how he sleeps at all.  So much hatred and negativity comes his way.  I really wish if there was anything that people learned from this was just to be a little bit kinder to each other.  Everyone’s got something and no one has everything.  Ooops I just fell off my soap box, so I better get busy and start my plan for the week.  

I’m going to go start planning and I think this week I might even try to set up a, “Playlist !!”  OMG.  I love so many songs, how will I organize them.  So many choices, again breathe in, breathe out.  Let’s have a great week ❤ .   I’m going to add an extra credit question …

11.  What is one of your favorite songs ??? You can post a video of it…

I love this Country…We are American’s ❤ …

Song Lyric Sunday…

Good Morning Song Lyric Sunday fan’s…hoping everyone is staying safe out there and not dealing w/too much anxiety over our nation’s/world Pandemic.  Remember this too shall pass and    

“All shall be well, and All shall be well, and All manner of things shall be well.”  Julian of Norwich…England 1342/1416 (from my Commonplace Book)

Today’s prompt is a home run …  The prompt is Home Town or City, given to us by Mr. Jim.

I went right for the artist Mr. Jim Peterik lead singer w/The Ides of March who is also a hometown boy from Berwyn right outside the city of Chicago, my hometown…Quick story, me and the husband went to many of their concerts as they would do any hometown venues and attractions i.e. summer parks and local colleges.  It was at Christmastime one year and they were playing for a local live radio show WLS and we were going.  I’m thinking it was at The Horseshoe Casino.  We came in during their performance and they were singing, “The Search is Over.”  As we were walking to our seats he started walking towards the us, came down the stairs and right there in front of the whole audience he kissed me, OMG !!!  Yes he did and it was the thrill of a lifetime for me <3….Right up there with when Harry Chapin kissed me and the husband went up on the stage and sang, “Taxi” with him, but I will save that for another day !!!

The song that I’m going with today is LA Goodbye, which is not my hometown.  Chicago is but it does have the Chicago in the lyrics…

L.A. Goodbye
Well my wave length gets a little longer,
Every time I wave goodbye,
Sentimental break down,
You know I break down and lie,
Where I’m not supposed to lie my head,
Always seems my softest pillow.
And as I board my plane,
Something inside my brain,
Hates to wave L.A. goodbye,
L.A. goodbye, goodbye,
L.A. I’m gonna see you ’round sometime,
L.A. goodbye,
L.A. I’m gonna be a ’round sometime,
L.A. goodbye.
Sunset strip and a field trip,
Over to your hide away,
Sunset Princess beckons and,
We love the night away,
Now I feel light years away,
From the west side of Chicago.
And as I board my plane,
Something inside my brain,
Hates to wave L.A. Goodbye,
L.A. goodbye, goodbye,
L.A. wouldn’t see you around now,
L.A. goodbye,
Can’t you see the tear in my eye now,
L.A. goodbye,
L.A. stop to cry now,
L.A. goodbye I’m going to see you around.

While looking for my song I came across this new youtube video that he must of just done for the city during these trying times…I dedicate this youtube video to all of the warrior’s and hero’s on the front lines working to keep us safe.  

I am so proud to be the mom to those warrior’s !!!  First I have my daughter who just really rocks it !!!  She’s an Registered Nurse !!!  The front lines…

Graduation Day !!!
Graduation Day !!!


Highschool Graduation Picture
Highschool Graduation Picture



Then there’s the rest of our family that live out in Richmond, VA…Connor and his beautiful new wife Missy, were out delivering cookies (following all of the safety guidelines) to people who needed some moral support.  My son Matthew and his friend the amazing DRandall Blythe, Lead Singer/Lamb of God were out sourcing PPE’s making sure the people on the front lines had what they needed.

DRandall Blythe/Lamb of God
DRandall Blythe/Lamb of God & Matthew

They also were sending the mask’s to their sister the nurse, so she would be protected while being out there taking care of all afflicted with this invisible enemy.  He said it’s my way of helping out to these brave people…


Lizzie also keeps checking on us and she brought us some of her stash.  Connor also gave her the 3 mask’s that he had left over from when he was working on his landscaping.  That’s what families do, they take care of each other ❤ . 

I must end with this, I love my family ❤  I am extremely proud of them all.  We are very proud of the amazing, considerate and loving people they have become.  They are my gift to the world.  I love you all (( ❤ )) .  Love and hugs and please be safe you mom & dad need you ❤ .   Here’s a couple of more pics of my favorite people !!!

Brother’s & Sister


Happy Graduation Day
I’m a Nurse !!!

AtoZ April Blogging Challenge…Saturday’s “P”

Good afternoon, early evening my AtoZer’s Blogging Challenge.  I have decided to jump back in b/c I really missed blogging.  My world as I’m sure a lot of everyone else’s world looks and feel a lot different from what it use to be like.  I have been very distracted, not being able to get into my planning world or blogging or anything really.  The only thing that I have been doing which has been a positive, is reading  a book that our new Missy (daughter-in-law) got me for Christmas.   It’s a pretty good read and easy. fullsizeoutput_4f71 

The Letter for today’s challenge is “P” which I will use for, “P”lan…I thought that was a (p)erfect letter for today. P2020 I’m sure if you have followed my blog for any amount of time you know that I’m a Planner Girl.  I love, love, love to P L A N !!!!  I love, love, love my planner Mz. Serena…

Planning gives me a sense of control over my life.  There’s only one thing wrong with that and I’m sure many will agree, that is a total illusion.  No one has total control over anything especially your life.  We all get to make choices but a plan is just that a plan.  Something to achieve at a certain time.  Appointments, schedules, financial plans, vacation plans, yadayadayadayada.  

Sometimes having a plan reminds me of, “Murphy’s Law.”  You know anything that can go wrong will, etc…I have come to the conclusion that for me planning just makes me happy.  I like to see my life on paper and realize I really do have a wonderful life.  It’s pretty, it’s happy, and  I love it.  I also have come to the realization the anything I write down, usually gets done.  “Write it Down, Make it Happen ❤ “

I’ll share some more pictures with you of my planning area and supplies, and then I have to go b/c I want to do some planning for tomorrow.  Blessings Blogger’s, I hope this event which is taking place right now over our world has skipped by your home.  Prayer’s for all of my blogger friends, Love ya 😉 …


Happy Friday

How’s everyone doing ??  I have been hanging in there.  It’s Saturday although I think the days of the week have just disappeared.  It feels more like today, and then there’s tomorrow and yesterday of course.  I’m sure it’s the weekend and last week was the same…yadayadayada.  

I’ve decided to start my gratitude journal again.  Being able to say, “Thank You” and being grateful will get you through just about anything.  With that being said I am going to start today out happy and being thankful for my daughter.  

Yesterday she came over and took me to on a “Target” fun run.  We use to go there all the time together and a blow a couple of  hundred bucks.  Seems like forever ago, but when we were there together it was just like old times.  We were so happy being together.  I got the girls some troll sweatshirts and pokeman cards just because and she was telling me, “No” they have enough stuff.  That’s the fun of being the grandmama and I told her move on, get over it.  I get to do that now 😉 .

She is also a nurse and she calls me all the time to make sure me and her dad have everything we need.  She tells me to stay out of the stores and if I need anything she’ll get it for me.  It’s really nice having her be so worried about us and checking in on us as if she doesn’t already have enough on her plate.  We feel so loved ❤ . 

Her younger brother Matthew, the dancer out in VA found a PPE supplier and bought her gloves and masks and sent them to her.  Such a great brother and so worried about his big sister.  Then she got those from him and she brought some over to me and her dad…img_0257

That’s what family is about.  Forgetting about past wrongs and making sure everyone is safe and loved.  Today I feel so good about my kids.  Me and Dad feel good and we put some amazing people out into the world which is a good thing because it is this generation that is going to have to do much of the re-building.  I’m pretty confident they will do it with love and the help of God ❤  I love you Lizzie, Matthew, Connie & Missy ❤  Can’t forget about the grandbabies, Gabriella, Olivia and Mariah ❤ .  Blessings ❤

Here are some more pics of my amazing family !!!!

Highschool Graduation Picture

Graduation Day !!!

Gabriella &amp; Uncle Connor

We are all hanging in there at these historic times…I guess that’s a better way of putting it.  I’m telling all the kids, “Just think of the stories you will get to tell when you are old like me 😉 !!! ”  I think it’s pretty cool, it’s just getting a bit old but like my little old Italian grandmama use to say, “This too shall pass.”  I’m glad to be back.  

I’ll be jumping back in on the AtoZ challenge too ❤ .  Blessings Blogger’s ❤

AtoZ 2020 April Blogging Challenge…”K”

Hello AtoZ blogging challenger’s.  I am so behind but I’m still here and this week my goal is to get all caught up.  I think the best way to do this is to do today’s letter K2020which is the letter “K” and in (k)eeping with that in mind and my category which is journaling/planner I’m going to show you some of the (K)its that I get every month.  I am signed up with The Planner Society.  She really has the top of the line kits that I have seen so far.  During this quarantine I am in the process of organizing all of my planner supplies, which I fear I am not going to be able to control the disaster I have made.  I have way too many planner supplies…

But I do plan with them and I’m getting the mess cleaned up and organized… 😉 .  This is today’s layout…img_0250

And this was Saturday & Easter Sunday’s layout…


Here are some of the Kits that I have gotten this year so far…This one was a special one for Valentine’s Day ❤ .





This is the only kit I’ve gotten this year b/c of all of the business interruptions.  I’m so glad I get more than one b/c I’ve put this to good use.  I’m looking forward to April’s, of course now the husband knows my secret and where the money goes 😉 .
















Between my planner, my blog and all the different challenges i.e. Song Lyric Sunday, SoCS, Share Your World yadayadayada.  I really don’t know how I would’ve survived this quarantine.  As it is, it’s been a challenge.  Been in the house with the husband since March 13th w/nothing opened in town.  I’m not whining, nobody likes a whiner.  Just get through it.  Nothing lasts forever…Thanks for stopping by AtoZer’s … Blessings for your week ❤ .







Song Lyric Sunday/Monday

Good Morning Blogger’s…Hello Song Lyric Sunday…Okay I know it’s Monday but who can tell anyways what day it is.  I tried to blog yesterday but in my defense it was Easter Sunday and I was cooking.  It’s the Midwest and it’s freaking cold and they said we could’ve even see snow today, and this is why I hate the Spring in Chicago.  Talked to the family yesterday and they are shut down out in Richmond and the daughter is on the front lines working, but she’s hanging in there.  I have to give her prop’s b/c she’s out there on the front lines (she’s a nurse ❤ ) and she calls me everyday to make sure we have everything we need.  She tells me to stay home and out of the grocery store which I already know to do.  Saturday she got me dog biscuits for the dogs and gave me some Lysol wipes.  We were was so excited she found them !!  😉 … She’s so sweet, she gave me a mask 😉  She loves her mom & dad and makes sure we are okay.  I can’t even tell you how comforting it is to know she’s here for us ❤ …  We love you Lizzie, be safe out there !!!!

Sorry I digress, I’ll get back to  Song Lyric Sunday.  The prompt is, “Diamond/Emerald/Jade/Pearl/Ruby/Sapphire”

Given to us again by Mr. Jim…Thank you so much ❤  I’m going to go with Diamonds even though I don’t think the song lyrics contain the word “Diamond” in it.  It’s my Sadie, Sadie song and I love it.  Just watch the video and you’ll see why I’m using the word Diamond’s. There are really a lot of song’s I could’ve used for these prompts.   I’m going with this song because it is from one of my all time favorite movies, “Funny Girl” and one of my favorite singer’s…

Act II opens with the newly wed Fanny and Nick
Arriving at their home in Long Island. Fanny’s
Friends have prepared a surprise party for them.
Ziegfeld is there, hoping Fanny will be in his new
Show; he’s even hired her friend Eddie as dance
Director. Fanny’s Ziegfeld friends ask her what
It’s like be married and she replies:
I’m Sadie, Sadie, married lady,
Bow when I go by.
I’m a corporation now,
Not me, myself and I.
Oh how that marriage license works
On chambermaids and hotel clerks.
The honeymoon was such delight
That we got married that same night.
I’m Sadie, Sadie, married lady,
Still in bed at noon,
Racking my brain deciding
Between orange juice and prune.
Nick says nothing is too good for me,
And who am I not to agree?
I’m Sadie, Sadie, married lady, that’s me!
She’s Sadie, Sadie, married lady,
Meet a mortgagee,
The owner of an icebox
With a ten-year guarantee.
Oh, sit me in the softest seat,
Quick, a cushion for my feet.
Do for me, buy for me, lift me, carry me,
Finally got a guy to marry me!
I do my nails,
Read up on sales,
All day the records play.
Then he comes home, I tell him
Oy–what a day I had today!
I swear I’ll do my wifely job,
Just sit at home–become a slob!
I’m Sadie, Sadie, married lady, that’s me!
She’s Sadie, Sadie, married lady,
Sadie, you did the trick.
It’s nothing!
Not ev’ry girl can get herself
A guy who looks like Nick.
Wait, to tell the truth, it hurt my pride–
The groom was prettier than the bride.
Sadie, Sadie, married lady,
Husband, house, a mortgage, a baby,
Sadie, Sadie, married lady,
That’s who?
That’s you.
That’s me–married lady.
Say hello to Ziegfeld’s married lady–Sadie!

I hope you enjoy the song, I’m just happy I got it in.  I think I’ll do some more blogging today as I am so behind with the AtoZ Challenge.  Thanks everyone for stopping by ❤  Stay well out there ❤