My Awesome Family…

So it’s Sunday and it’s freezzzzinnng out and I’m bored so I just started going through old pictures and I came up with some really fun ones.  I also want to see which one of my kids really read my blog.  I figure this will get some kind of reaction if they really do read it.  I might hook it up w/fb or not.  I already know who is going to get irritated by this so don’t bother.  I don’t want to hear it.  This is my blog and I get to do what I want 😉

When I posted in #Song Lyric Sunday, I mentioned that we were a musical theatre family…In the summer, we use to all stay busy doing community theatre.  We did it together mainly so I didn’t have to be in 100 different places.  It was so much fun.  Our nickname  was the, “Fraintrain,” because it would be all 6 of walking downtown during the breaks and eating.  Great memories ❤

I’m pretty sure the Musical was Evita…Matthew & Connor, I know exactly what was going on.  I’m pretty sure the director was giving them some ‘suggestions’ on what they needed to do and from the look on Matthew’s face, he was not so much appreciating it.  Connor on the other hand was looking absolutely petrified.  It was so much fun raising this family.  They were all so different and all so freaking talented and just beautiful.  (But after all I am their mom).  I just loved going to their shows and seeing them on the stage.  

 

 

 

I think I’ll just throw some music in this post…

I love you guys…This is a mom thing ❤

 

Song Lyric Sunday/Sadness & Crying…

Great prompt for today’s Song Lyric Sunday…We are a Musical Theatre family.  One of our things was all 6 of us going to musical’s together.  We went to Les Misrables when it was in Chicago.  I really didn’t know much about this musical, but being of lover of all things musical and live theatre I was in.

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt was given by Mary and I just found a great new blog to follow…

I remember it being long very long.  I was just so engrossed in the musical and story it really didn’t matter.  The ending was just so sad.  I just cried and cried and cried.  I remember saying to my kids, ” You should’ve warned me that this was so sad.”  I had know idea that I was going to react this way.  If you ever get a chance to go see this musical live, do it.  This is the ending of the movie version in Les Miserables…

Finale 

Now you are here
Again beside me
Now I can die in peace
For now my life is blessed
You will live
Papa, you’re going to live
It’s too soon
Too soon to say good bye
Yes Cosette, forbid me now to die
I’ll obey
I will try
On this page I write my last confession
Read it well when I at last am sleeping
It’s the story of those who’ve always loved you
Your mother gave her life for you then gave you to my keeping
Come with me where chains will never bind you
All your grief at last, at last behind you
Lord in heaven, look down on him in mercy
Forgive me all my trespasses and take me to your glory
Take my hand and lead me to salvation
Take my love for love is everlasting
And remember the truth that once was spoken
To love another person is to see the face of God
Do you hear the people sing?
Lost in the valley of the night
It is the music of the people who are climbing to the light
For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise
They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord
They will walk behind the plough shed
They will put away the sword
The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing?
Say do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing?
Say do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring when tomorrow comes
Ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh
Tomorrow comes

JusJoJan/January 17th/Inch

I thought we could use some music to listen to today b/c this is my weekend…

Okay I’m just trying to catch up…I didn’t want to miss this prompt b/c I came up with as I was just laying in bed last night and trying to go to sleep. #JusJoJan 

I married an Irishman who yes was given the, “Gift of Gab,” and he kissed the Blarney Stone when he went to Ireland.  One of his favorite things to say is, “Inch by Inch, Life’s a Cinch.  Yard by Yard, Life is Hard ♥️.”

It’s good to remember that when feeling overwhelmed by life.  Getting ready for a snowstorm today, ughhhh 😦  Guess I’m going to be doing a whole lot of catching up this weekend.  Yay, it’s Friday ♥️♥️

Song Lyric Sunday/Laughing

#SongLyricSunday…Laughing 🙂  The Guess Who

Laughing
I should laugh, but I cry
Because your love has passed me by
You took me by surprise
You didn’t realize but I was waiting
Time goes slowly, but carries on
And now the best years have come and gone
You took me by surprise
I didn’t realize that you were laughing
’cause you’re doin’ it to me
(Laughing) it ain’t the way it should be
You took away everything I had, you put the hurt on me
’cause you’re doin’ it to me
(Laughing) it ain’t the way it should be
You took away everything I had, you put the hurt on me
I go alone now, calling your name
After losing at the game
You took me by surprise
I didn’t realize that you were laughing
Time goes slowly, but carries on
And now the best years
The best years have come and gone
You took me by surprise
I didn’t realize that you were laughing
There’s a couple more verses, but my computer doesn’t want to cooperate with this post so I’m just going to put this up for now.  Remember this is part of the challenge to share this post with Mz. Linda Hill’s Blog.  She still has the guest host, but I’ll put up the badge anyways for challenge..These were one of my fav’s back in the day ❤

A Blast from the Past …

Hi John Holton.  First this painting the husband did was his interpretation of walking across a bridge/Chicago River.  I thought you might enjoy these pictures too. I took them before they closed the store…It was extremely traumatic when they did this.  Probably one of the reasons I don’t go down to the city much anymore.  I really loved that store.  When I worked down there, that was the place me and the husband always met for lunch.  I loved, loved, loved the windows at Christmastime…the anticipation with them blocked off before they showed them, so much fun!!!  It was a thing we always did at Christmas, go look at the windows.  Ahh time marches on and sometimes not for good.  I miss the big girl on the block.  There will never be another one, and I just don’t get into Macy’s.  I use to love, “Field Days.”  It was the only time I really could afford to shop there.  Great sales !!!  Oh well enjoy Mr. John and I hope your weekend is going good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This is how my weekend is going and it’s been spent inside eating leftover’s from dinner last night, which was really good…A wonderful filet mignon sandwich from Sullivan’s Steak House that me and the husband split.  Hope you don’t mind I shared a link to your blog.  I just learned how to do that I just want to make sure I don’t forget 😉 …  I really need to get busy and do January 12 – SoCS – “art”

 

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Snowstorm/January 12, 2019
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Snowstorm, January 12, 2019

And this is the storm missing us, really…

Sunrise/#jusjojan

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This is us…Simple.  Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset, Repeat ❤  That’s how we roll ❤  Life’s too short.

Linda Hill

And Mz. Linky Link still remembers how to make a link…Y A Y ❤  When I told the husband about how I learned how to make a link yesterday, he tried to tell me yeah he knows how to do that.  I said sure, not.  I’m sure he knows how to copy and paste, not the same as making a link.  But no matter, if he had to do it he’d learn how to do it.  That’s what he’s got me for 🙂 Have a great day Blogger’s, it’s almost Friday ❤

Mz. Rose

We need some music to get this day started…This is a great song to get the blood pumping and maybe even get you up and Dance !!!  I could see our Matthew dancing in a music video.  I really love this guy and his music ❤

Good Thursday morning !!!  Husband woke me up early (8am) needed a ride to the train this morning.  That’s fine, he’s such a great guy and he usually takes the bus that stops right out in front of the house but I guess he wanted to sleep in which is okay.  He works so hard and it was really cold this morning, 18 degrees with I’m sure a wind chill.

It was a really good day yesterday, except the Blackhawks lost in overtime.  At least they got a point.  Still my favorite thing to do, watch hockey.  I really didn’t watch, more like listened to the game.  I was playing with my new planner.  Here’s some of the layout I did yesterday.

OMG it’s almost Friyay…Woot Woot 🙂  So much better than Hump Day  ❤  I’m doing nothing today except throwing things away.  I love those days.  It’s close to a religious ceremony when I give myself permission to throw stuff away.   I’ll have my planning session to get ready for the weekend.  So much loving life ❤