Happy Saturday/Memorial Day Weekend

Did sleep in, it was my 9 hour house wake-up.  It’s always a 9 hour night on Friday !!!..  I putting up one of my menu’s for this weekend.  This one will be on Monday, Memorial Day.  We are going out to a BBQ tonight, tomorrow will be brunch at Maggiano’s (My new favorite) and then it will be cooking on Memorial Day.  

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes…Steak Rolls and for dessert, Strawberry Shortcake.

Today it’s just been decompressing at home and church tonight.  Tomorrow will be brunch and a ride out to the cemetery.   We will do take out from Maggiano’s too.  That way I don’t have to cook at all, Y A Y  !!!  Memorial day will be spent cleaning out the garage, planting the flowers day.  Then I’ll make my Steak and Potatoes.  I love using my cast iron skillet, one pan meals are the best !!!   Oh and the Run for Cup starts on Monday.  I think the Vegas Knights are going to take it all.  It’s just been that kind of season for them.  I kind of want them to win, either way it’ll be a first for either team because not the Capital’s or the Knight’s have won the Cup.  Should be interesting… 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend… 

Share Your World – May 21, 2018

What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing? (can be indoor or outdoor)  That would have to be vacuuming !!!  I love, love, love to vacuum and of course then there are the rules.  You know the rules after you vacuum the floor, no one can walk on the floor until at least after 3pm in the afternoon.  Well that’s my rule, especially if it’s the living room.

Create a sentence with the words “neon green” and train”.    As the train wound around Ireland’s back country, the bluffs provided a neon green back drop like it was on a set in a movie.

Other than your cell phone what can you always be found with?  Definitely my beautius diamond ring.  I never take it off.  

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I appreciated that my little Mz. Elsa Mae is still fighting the good fight and is still with us.  She has had a bad infection in her eye but it seems to be getting better.  Everyday when she eats her breakfast and then takes care of her business, I say thank you for giving us another day to be together.  She is just the sweetest little dog and we love her to the moon.

Mz. Elsa Mae Napping
Mz. Elsa Mae/Napping

Happy Friday, Happy 3 Day Weekend, Happy Summer….

I have been very busy getting ready for the summer… I never realized how much work and time went into just having fun !!!!  I love the summer.  Vacations and this year we will be visiting Maine again, Bar Harbor.   We’ll be taking along the boys…Can’t wait.  I think we’ll do some hiking out in Acadia National Park. I think I’ll just put up some of the pics from the last time we were in Maine.  So Glorius…

 We are also taking a road trip in June.  So right there 2 months of the summer is taken up.

I’m also doing some redecorating inside and out.  You just have to keep it fresh, change it up.  That always feels good.  We’ll be planting this weekend, getting a new grill (only my fav thing to do) with a outdoor set, Y A Y !!! Cleaning out the garage and throwing away so much stuff that is just not relevant to our lives any more.  That’s always good to do, cleaning out and moving forward !!!

It’s going to be great weather, in the 90’s.  I really can’t remember the last time it was this warm this early in the summer season.img_1406

This was my planning session today.  I really get my motivation on when I get into my planner.  I’ve finished my the book I was reading, “Writing, by Stephen King.”  Now I have to get a pile of books reading for the summer.  I’m going to go out, with a blanket and box lunch, and just read all afternoon a couple of times a week.  You have to read a lot to be a good writer, and anyways that just sounds like such a good day.  

This weekend I will be working on my summer journals/travelor’s notebook.  My bucket list for the summer i.e. concerts, musicals, festivals, books I want to read, basically everything I want to do this summer.  Summer goes by so quickly, I want to make sure to use my time wisely.  Life feels so good and I am truly blessed and I thank God for taking care of me and my family.  

Blessings to my Blogging Family and remember what goes around, comes around. So make sure you are putting out good things into the world.  I just smile now 🙂 

I just want to say thank you to my guys because they believe in me and love me and they tell me, “Yes it is your turn.”  That’s what families do…I love you guys ❤

Good Monday Morning…HRH



Oh yes I did have a royal tea party at 3am on Saturday morning.  It was glorious !!!  I’ll give you a bit of back story first.  I love the Royals !!!  It is my perfect place.  I know, I know it’s not but I think there is so I don’t want to hear it.  If you have anything negative to say about the Royals, move on b/c this is not the post for you <3…

When Princess Diana married Prince Charles, I was up and watched it by myself.  The husband was upstair sleeping.  I was a young bride of 2 years at that time, 1981… Then fast forward to 2011, it was Kate and William’s turn.  We were there (me and Mz. Beth).  So much fun.  Time to party again this weekend, (in case you were not aware of the royal wedding) it was Mz. Meghan and Prince Harry, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!! and what a party we had.  I figured we had to blow it up as this would be the last time til the next one (Princess Charlotte) which we probably will be dead when that happens 🙂 but I hope not…

I’ll just show you the pictures and let them tell the story.  I’ll put the menu by the food pictures so you will know what we had.  The only thing that happened was   that right as the coverage started the cable froze, OMG.  I thought I was going to have a heart attack, but thank God it came back on whew. 




I forgot to put the 3″ circle in the ring, but it was still delicious !!!  The Strawberry Mimosa’s were wonderful.  We also had tea, straberry brushetta.  Beth brought these delightful little lemon teacakes and some blueberry scones.  I probably gained 100 lbs. at the party.  There was so much food, well just look at the table, OMG.



She wore her tiara and I decided to go with a hat this time !!!  Love it ❤  I bought 2 new hats.  Okay enough of us here were the highlights of the Royal couple ❤  Such a wonderful day !!!



Let’s get married !!!  How beautiful is she and that dress W O W !!!  Oh I’m crying now watching it.  She was just stunning and it was so Royal…



Y A Y  The Duke & Duchess 



A few more story book pictures.  Just be happy and smile 🙂



Share Your World – May 7, 2018

 I go on and my life is good.  I have a wonderful husband of 39 years, a beautiful home.  My animals are so loving and my loyal friends who are by my side all of the times.  This is a great week and I’m having a party at 4am in the morning and celebrating Prince Harry and Meagan’s Wedding with my bff Mz. Beth.  I will put up pictures, it’s going to be a blast.  Had one when Prince William and Kate got married.   Going to Vegas, then a road trip to see my sweet son’s who are just the best in the world !!!  Actually we will be picking them up and heading to our favorite place in the world Bar Harbor, Maine…Blue Nose Inn, Arcadia National Park. I’m a lucky girl, and I am loved.  Which is the greatest thing in the world…Been busy lately, so I haven’t been blogging lately but had a few extra minutes this morning so I thought I would jump back in with one of my fav’s, “Share Your World.”

Disney quote
  1. If you were given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? (This is just a dream question, remember anything can happen in SYW.)  If I had that kind of money I would disappear and build my dream home close to the ocean.  Probably the Outer Banks.  I would give to my favorite charities to the people who need it the most because lets face it, that’s a lot of money.  I’m a simple mom and don’t need much.  I have all I need.  The things that I really want you can’t buy and I have them.  My boys, the husband who are great in my support system and most importantly my health and my family’s health.  Without your health you life can be a world of hurt.  I can’t forget my friend’s.  They make life fun and I don’t know what I would do without them..

2. In what do you find the simplest of joys?  That definitely would have to be my planner’s. They are so pretty and make me smile just looking at them.  I get so excited when a new planner kit is coming.  I have finally decided that I keep all of my planner supplies on my dining room table because I just love looking at them.  So many possibilities.  I am starting work on my Summer Travelor’s Notebook getting it ready for hitting the road.  It’s going to be a great summer.  The husband gets a lot of vaca and now that he’s got his customer base up and running life is good and easy.  It’s all about us, finally ❤  It’s great !!!

Love, love, love my Dining Room Table
A day in the life of my planner world 🙂
May’s Planner Layout
My two little pocket planner’s…So stinking cute !!!

















3.  What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?  I think it would be a cruise to Alaska and a road trip to British Colombia on the Highway through Hell !!!  I’ll go one year and it will be the coolest.  Oh and staying at the Wickinish Inn.  It’s all pretty much in the same place.

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. I got the house cleaned yesterday.  Love that !!!  Now that it’s just me and the husband, I only really have to use the housecleaner’s once a month.  Pure heaven ❤   It will be Friday !!!  Woo Hoo  Love that ❤ 


AtoZChallenge…My Reflection

 UnknownI did enjoy the challenge this year…This was my 3rd year with the challenge and my third year completing the challenge.  I learned some new technical things (Blog Hop) about blogging.  I met some new blogging friends, and the Challenge helped me to maintain a daily habit of writing/blogging.

This blogging community is a very important part of my support system.  It feels very much like a family to me.  I enjoy reading about other blogger’s life experiences and styles of writing.  Most of the blogger’s I have met are kind, supportive and helpful when it comes to all things blogging.  I look forward to my blog everyday and really love the challenges.

I’m looking forward to the, “Road Trip.”  I’m pretty sure this would be my first year doing that.  It’s been real.  Blessings Blogger’s ❤   header2018-1  

Happy Sunday/Happy Weekend’s

This one’s for you Connie.  I still think of you every time I hear it…I remember you dancing with your company to this song and how it brought me to tears.  I love you Connie 

The weekend’s almost over…How is that it goes by so quickly ???  It’s been a good one weather wise.   Saturday was warm and sunny.  Went for a walk, got the car cleaned up.  Watched a movie.  Now there’s an 1 1/2 hours of my life I won’t get back.  Really stupid movie.  At least it didn’t cost me anything.  The title of it was, “Non-Stop.”  It was just a really stupid plot and the acting was horrible !!!

Slept well last night, 11 hour house wake-up.  That’s what I call Saturday night sleep.  Whatever time you go to bed, 11 pm you don’t have to get up until 11 am.  11 hour sleep.  Saturday’s a 9 hour house wake-up and the rest of the week i.e. Sunday through Thusday is an 8  hour house wake-up…

Today is just going to be a chilling kind of day.  I’m going to play with the planner stuff and the husband is going to paint.  Read, write and nap.  Going to go have a picnic lunch out at a new spot we found.  I’ll take some pictures of it.  Seems really nice.  No ghosts there either.   I think we’ll watch the NHL playoff’s today.






This is my May layout in my Daily Planner and of course my dining room table that is now a hot mess again.  But I will be working on that today so I don’t care if it’s a mess.  Below is the husband’s latest, Monday’s Masterpiece.  Looking good 😉  Happy Sunday and Blessings for your weeks ❤  


Share Your World – April 30

  1. Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?   Yes I do use paper money…It is organized sequentially in order of denomination.  I in fact am so done with banks, I try to never use them.  Robberbarron’s that’s all they are.
  2. You are comfortable doing nothing?  That’s my favorite thing to do.  Nothing wrong with doing nothing.  Because really if you are doing nothing, you are still doing something 😉                                                                                                            For long stretches of time?  It’s really better to have them spaced out.  If not, then doing nothing becomes a real bore !!!
  3.   What is your greatest strength?  I will not quit, I persevere through everything.  A friend of mine once told me, “Nothing lasts forever.”  He was so spot on.  As long as I don’t quit, I don’t lose.  You only lose if you give up, and I won’t.  I’ve stood in line too long.  It’s my turn now, Blessings ❤  “That’ll be the day!!”

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  My Dentist, again I have had some issues with this bridge.  He put it right back where it’s suppose to go.  Teeth are so important, so make sure you have a great dentist.  Which we do.  Dr. Scott you are the best !!!  

Tunes for Tuesday

I Dreamed a Dream…Les Miserables

Monday Music

Who can’t love this movie, this musical “Les Miserables,” Hugh Jackman and the music !!!  It’s worth the watch ❤  One of my all time favorites !!! ❤



AtoZChallenge…”Z” is for Zero Dark Thirty

Happy Monday, last day of the challenge.  It’s been so much fun and have met many new blogger’s.  

After looking up the quotes, I think all we need to see is the first one.  Yeah that’s one movie I don’t think I’ll be watching.  Sad day that was…

Beginning of the move quote…

[first lines; we hear the actual recorded emergency calls made on 9/11 by World Trade Center office workers to police and fire departments after the planes struck just before the buildings collapsed, then the scene moves to 2 years later; The Saudi Group – in an interrogation room at the CIA Black Site]
Dan: I own you, Ammar. You belong to me. Look at me.
[Ammar doesn’t look at him]
Dan: If you don’t look at me when I talk to you, I hurt you! You step off this mat, I hurt you! If you lie to me, I’m gonna hurt you! Now! Now, look at me!
[Ammar is surrounded by four other CIA guards whose faces are covered with ski masks, the men start punching and kicking Ammar]
Dan: Look at me, Ammar!
[Dan turns and starts walking off and addresses one of the CIA guards standing to the side watching]
Dan: Come on.
[Dan and the CIA guard walk out the room and the other guards tie Ammar up]

Zero Dark Thirty

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zero Dark Thirty

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Produced by
Written by Mark Boal
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Greig Fraser
Edited by
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 19, 2012(United States)
Running time
157 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $40 million[2]
Box office $132.8 million[2]

Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American politicalthriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Billed as “the greatest manhunt in history”, the film dramatizes the nearly decade-long international manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks in the United States. This search eventually leads to the discovery of his compound in Pakistan and the military raid that resulted in bin Laden’s death on May 2, 2011.

The film stars Jessica Chastain as Maya, a fictional CIA intelligence analyst, with Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, James Gandolfini, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Dillane, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramírez, Jennifer Ehle, John Barrowman, Mark Duplass, and Frank Grillo in supporting roles.[3][4] It was produced by Boal, Bigelow, and Megan Ellison, and was independently financed by Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 19, 2012 and had its wide release on January 11, 2013.[5]

Zero Dark Thirty received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on 95 critics’ top ten lists of 2012. It was nominated in five categories at the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Chastain, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing, and won the award for Best Sound Editing. The film also earned Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, with Chastain winning the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.


Rainy Days Make Me Contemplate Life

It’s working Mr. Dray0308 …

Dream Big, Dream Often


Rainy Days Make Me Contemplate Life…

It is interesting that rainy days force me into deep introspection.  Maybe it is the changing of seasons from winter to spring?  I’m not sure, but today it is rainy and I can’t get my brain to shut down.

I have a lot of change going on right now.  I am about to begin a new MS medication.  I have an upcoming procedure for an on-going medical issue.  My role in my job is changing.  I am in month 3 of therapy which brings its own challenges.  And the combination of all these things happening at the same time has my head spinning.

Rain feels refreshing.  It washes away the dirt and the pollen and brings about growth and life.  Rain represents new beginnings and a chance for a fresh start.

Sometimes I would like the option to hit pause.  I’d like to be…

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