Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday and I want to get this one up quick before someone else uses it.  I think I might even get extra points because the name of the group is the, “The Who 😉 ”  Today’s prompt is  Who/What/When/Where/Why/How…”  Of course this was the first song that came to mind.

Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Who are you? Who, who, who, who?I woke up in a Soho doorway
A policeman knew my name
He said, “You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away.”I staggered back to the underground
And the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwin’ punches around
And preachin’ from my chairWell, who are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me, who are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
‘Cause I really wanna know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)I took the tube back out of town
Back to the Rollin’ Pin
I felt a little like a dying clown
With a streak of Rin Tin TinI stretched back and I hiccuped
And looked back on my busy day
Eleven hours in the Tin Pan
God, there’s got to be another wayWell, who are you?
(who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Oh, who are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Come on tell me who are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Alright who the f… are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)Who are you?

Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Who are you? Who, who, who, who?
Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

I really wanna know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Come on tell me who are you
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
‘Cause I really wanna know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

I know there’s a place you walked
Where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup
I only feel right on my knees

I spit out like a sewer hole
Yet still receive your kiss
How can I measure up to anyone now
After such a love as this?

Well, who are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Come on tell me who are you
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Oh, I really wanna know
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me tell me who are you
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

Come on come on
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Ah who the f… are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Who are you?
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Oh tell me who are you
(Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

I really wanna know
Oh, I really wanna know
Come on tell me who are you, you, you, you

Enjoy the music whoever you are ;)…Again, Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤ .



Okay so I’m going to give this a go.  Todays prompt is, “For, Fore, Four.”  I’m going to go with the number four…I’ll start out with that because that is the number of kids we had or I could use that number for the number of son’s we had, but then I would catch some crap for the daughter so I’ll use it for the number of kids we had 😉  

I’m not going to use names of the kids, I’m just going to give them a number in the birth order…IDK why, just because I’d probably get crap for using their name as they are all adults now and I guess they think they can do that w/o consequences like when they were young.  Really they all are pretty good kids as adults.  

So let’s get started.  I think I’m just going to give each one a description of what I think of them as their mom 😉

#1. Son…Brilliant, scary smart.  

#2  Son…Our angel in Heaven, Sean Patrick.  I like to use his name every chance I get ❤ .

#3 Daughter…  A Real Beauty, Hard Working, and Smart

#4  Son…An Amazing Dancer who owns the stage.  Rock on !

#5  Son…Perfect, what more can I say ❤ ! ( It’s true 😉 ) 

Okay that’s just a really quick description of the kiddo’s.  I know, they are all grown up but I’m always going to be their mom and they’re always going to be my kiddo’s ❤  I love you all.  Now let’s see how many of them really read my blog 😉 .

Faithful Friday

Happy Friday, Y A Y  it’s the weekend.  Wonky words again 😉 , so much fun though and life really needs fun in it. 

I’m adding some music today, one of my favs…”The Prayer.”

This is a prayer that has always done so much for my outlook on life.  


It’s so true and so calming.  Because it’s really true ❤  Blessings on your Friday and let’s have a great weekend ❤

Thankful Thursday

Good Afternoon my blogger family.  Today I thought I would just sit down and write about what I’m thankful for because the list is long.  That is a good thing.  Gratitude and being thankful can get you through the worst of times and remind you that things aren’t that bad.

My List of what I am grateful and thankful for…

1.   This blog is probably at the top of my list and that means you, my fellow blogger’s.  You just don’t know how great it is to be part of this community.  It is my happy place.  People for the most part are kind and just like to write, blog and have an audience.  

2.  I always say if you are lucky enough to live in America, then you are lucky enough.  Yes we have problems, but what country doesn’t.  We are free to be who we are.  

3.  My home is just the best.  Every night when I get into bed I say, “Thank You ❤ ” It is warm and safe and of course the best is having my guy next to me.  40 years this year, yeah baby. I also love, love, love my tv/cable and of course our loyal friend, Mz. Bella the Chicago Brownie.




That’s what kind of dog breed she is.  No really, they have made that a new breed, go look it up.  Maybe not Chicago Brownie (that was my doing) but there is a Chicago Brown Dog 

4.  Air Conditioning & Heat …enough said 😉 .

5.  My family and friends.  I am turning 60 this year (OMG !!) I’m really not liking that so much but I’ve learned so much (I’ll save that for another blog) and I have built and amazing support system.  Each part plays a crucial roll in my life that makes it complete. Thank you, God for helping me find the pieces of the puzzle that are my life.  You alway know which piece goes in next to complete the picture.  I put all my trust in you b/c your timing seems to be perfect ❤  Blessings ❤ .

6. Let me just say the order is random…Thankfulness is in no special order.  We definitely can’t forget the Planner, OMG.  I would be lost w/o my planner, and finding my all time fav #theplannersociety .  Christy makes it beautius and gives me something to look forward too every day, week, month !!!!   Plan on !!!img_2797

7.  Of course I’m always thankful, grateful, and blessed.  There just really aren’t enough words about being a mom ❤  It’s a really hard job, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  This world needs good people and I think I did my job and added at least 4 good ones to the world.  They had a great father, because father’s are really important too.  He made it possible for me to be a SAHM.  That’s was all that really was important to him, that the kids were taken care of.  He never got mad if the house wasn’t done, or dinner wasn’t a gourmet meal.  As long as the kids were happy & healthy, that’s all that really mattered.  I could tell you stories about what he did for his family, but I’ll save that for another day.  He really is a great man ❤ .

It’s really amazing how life can be told through pictures…It’s really easy now because it’s all digital.  I have so many pictures, and they really tell a happy story and so I write because it keeps me busy ❤ and reminds me of happy 🙂 .

8.  Now this may sound dumb, but I am so thankful for having glasses…Glasses that help me see.  Not only glasses, but I found some new glasses, “Warby Parker” and they are so beautius.  I can hardly wait to go get some.  I just bought new glasses from Sears, I know Sears whatever that’s where mom always bought hers.  But when I found out about Warby Parker glasses, time to return the Sears glasses and yes I’ll be going to Oakbrook and getting me some of those.  They are just so very edgy and I’m really loving the look 😉 .  Husband says it’s fine, he’s just the best ❤   Here’s a couple of pics of some I’m just trying out…







9. Thankful for the summer has finally decided to come to Chicago and the rain has stopped for now.  We got a really cool storm last night too. ❤ I love storms.

10. Naps, I’m thankful for naps.  I read a book that was about naps. The book is, “Permission to Nap.”  Very good read and it says it’s okay to nap, hence the title, “Permission to Nap.”

11.  I was going to limit this to 10 but I have a lot to be thankful for so I’m adding one more and this probably should’ve been #1…Our Connie is getting married Y A Y to such a beautiful girl.  I think I may have mentioned this before, but it deserves another go around.  They were Romeo and Juliet on the ballet together !!! Now how cool is that a for a love story ❤ !!!! Romeo with his Juliet...Awww

Connor, Melissa & Harper


Connor & Melissa

Romeo & Juliet
































I didn’t realize how many pictures I had of these two…They are just so adorb and they are going to have an amazing life together.  I can’t think of two people who really were just made for each other, oh wait except for me and his dad 😉  We love you guys ❤ can hardly wait.  




Of course I’ll also have to add one more to this and it kind of goes with our Connie…I’m so happy that he got me to be a huge, huge, hockey fan !!!!!  We love our Chicago Blackhawks ❤  Looking forward to the season, ahhhh I can’t wait.

My Happy Place
My hockey guys
Our Forever
The Mad House on Madson





























Okay now I’m done for my thankfulness for.  It covers only a little of what I’m really thankful for.  I just know one thing, my life has been blessed by so much and for that I’m truly thankful.  One more thank you, if you made it this far, thanks for visiting and hanging in there with me. Have a great  evening and Y A Y tomorrow is Friday, almost the weekend.  

Share Your World

So glad I found this blog…I love, love, love SYW  blog/post and answering questions, but I have to admit these questions are a bit more thoughtful than just yes or no…But hey that’s okay, let’s get this party started !!!  Y A Y


  1. Are you more a thinker or a doer?    (credit to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove for this one)   I definitely think I’m more of a thinker.  Funny story…On Christmas Eve when all the wrapping of presents had to get done (and we had a lot of presents as we had a lot of kids…4) along with the presents for each other.  We usually didn’t get started until late, well b/c the kids were losing their minds and were totally not going to sleep.  You know what I mean.  The husband would start willy nilly wrapping, you know like a guy does just to get it done. Forget all the little extra’s like ribbons and bows.  The stuff that makes it look like pinterest boards, even though there was no such thing yet as it was back in the day.  I remember him saying to me, “Are you ever going to wrap anything or are you just going to organize it ?”  You know it’s a process, a thoughtful process and I thought since I had to gone out and done all the shopping along with everything else Christmas, he at least should do the wrapping.  I was tired and I hated wrapping 😉 .
  2. Why is beauty associated with mortality?  I never even thought those two would go together.  When I think about mortality, I think about death.  After pondering on those two things, I guess it is a beautiful thing when thinking about how wonderful it is too be graced with the gift of life.
  3. If everyone spoke their mind (told the literal truth), would this world be a better place?  Oh I really think that would be a terrible idea.  Think about when you ask the husband, “Does this make me look fat ?”  Now if he knows what’s good for him he answers immediately with a resounding, “N O !” and he better do it quickly, no pausing to think about it at all.  There are so many instances that I can think of that it’s so insensitive to tell the absolute truth.  So really No, the world would not be a better place.  Be kind ❤ .
  4. Can religious beliefs affect scientific thinking?  OMG yes, but sometimes even science just can’t explain certain things and those would be called Miracles.  

Attitude of Gratitude

If you’d like to, share some gratitude in photo, written form or song.  

Writing desk and all of my fun writing journals down with me on vacation in Charleston.  I was just having so much fun…and the bottom picture was my lunch on the first day of the vacation, a really yummy lobster roll.  Very luck girl to have a husband who spoils me, 40 years married !!!  Wow


Planning Sesh…#theplannersociety
Delish Lobster Roll/Lunch on Vacation
Delish Lobster Roll/Lunch on Vacation







Weekly Song Challenge, Round 19!

Good Tuesday Morning Blogger’s…I thought I would jump in on this challenge put on by Laura Venturini.  I love music and it’s a great way to start the day.  I hope you enjoy my choices.

  • Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to Laura’s post (the link is above).
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people to participate!

1. Post a video of a song that makes you think about being a teenager.

OMG this is probably my favorite song and yes it’s from back in the day.  This is the song I fell in love with my husband ❤ ..Yes I was just 16 years old, but when we would be driving around in his car (he was a college boy at Northwestern, and I was still in high school) this song would come on over the radio he would start singing.  I would just melt.  I really loved the way he sang !!  He didn’t know I was watching him sing b/c I had to act mature, not like the giddy little teeny bopper still in high school that I was 😉 … 

2. Post a video of a song that is about finding your voice.

This is a song where I think was about finding my voice, so I think it will count.  Being  Catholic and going to Catholic school and attending church everyday, singing in the choir at mass this is a song that was absolutely one of my favorites.  Harry Chapin wrote this song, “Mr. Tanner,” featuring the song I’m talking about, “O Holy Night.”   

A quick story about Harry Chapin.  My husband attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (A suburb in Chicago).  When we were dating we use to go to all the concerts they put on at the school.  We saw quite a few epic musicians, one of which was Harry Chapin.  The concerts were very good as they were at a small venue which made them very intimate and personal.  I remember at this concert we attended with the amazing Harry Chapin.  He asked for a few people from the audience to come up on stage with him and sing.  Loving music the way I do, I pushed the husband (who was then just the boyfriend at the time) to go up on stage and sing with him.  They helped him sing one of his songs that really put his name on the charts, “Taxi.”   I even got a kiss from him after the concert, very cool 😉 .  Another great talent, gone too soon.

3. Post a video of a song that represents an “I’ll kick your ass” attitude.

I really love this guy.  He’s a great American who loves this country.  Went to a concert in Vegas with him !!!  A great, great show.

There you have it, my songs for the Weekly Challenge.  Hope your week is going good…Happy Tuesday, Blogger’s 🙂 .


Song Lyric Sunday

Good Sunday Morning to all of the Lyric Sunday crowd…Today’s prompt is Cards/Dice/Gamble/Lose/Win, one of my favorite things to do although I don’t do it much anymore.  Never liked the losing end of it and let’s face it the House always wins 😦  I’m going to use the song made famous by Kenny Roger’s, “The Gambler.”

The Gambler
On a warm summer’s eve
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin’
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us,
And he began to speak
He said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of readin’ people’s faces
Knowin’ what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
I can see you’re out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I’ll give you some advice”
So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
I wouldn’t mind another trip out to Vegas.  The shows are amazing, love standing in the pool playing black jack and love, love, love to spa at the Canyon Ranch at the Venetian and let’s not forget about Tiffany’s down at the Bellagio…Haven’t been there in a few years and would love to go, but there are other places I need to be and have so much to do this year that it’s probably going to have to wait til maybe next year.  I did have a chance to go but it was right after all of the carnage with the mass shooting and I just didn’t want to go there then.  Way to much bad mojo… 
On with my Sunday Morning, and getting a new week started.  It’s finally warming up and I getting by in the groove from vaca.  Happy Sunday, Blogger’s ❤ .
I’ll give you a sneak peek at the painter’s new project, Monday’s Masterpiece and I’m working on my summer of fun travelor’s notebook that I’ll be sharing with you.  Busy week ahead, still in my decorating mode.  Blessings on your day ❤ .