Safe Travels…

Happy TGIF blogger’s. Can’t believe October is almost over.  The weeks just fly by.  Wasn’t looking forward to this week.  The husband went out to San Diego on business this week. I was suppose to go, but changed my mind at the last minute.  It  was only for 3 days and nothing out there I really want to see or do.  I hate flying because it’s so easy to catch something and get sick.  So in the end it just would not have been worth it.  I’m not a fan of the West Coast.  Have been to California once and was not impressed.  Sorry all you Californian’s.  I just don’t like the state.  Someone once told me it might even be cursed.  That was enough for me.  I like, LOVE ❤ my East Coast.  My family is out on the East Coast so that’s really like my 2nd home.  Probably will end up out there someday.  Love the Atlantic Ocean and the weather.  All the way from Maine down to Florida and the Carolina’s in-between.  I could see us living out there.

Just a few things I want to share with you from the Wedding…Our new daughter, Melissa, had a gift made especially for her new mom that really touched my heart.  She is so thoughtful and loving ❤  They planned this whole wedding and the attention to the details really made it just so special. img_3499

It was this beautiful lacy, linen cloth…It reads as follows

Patti

You have raised your son with love and respect

And Blessed me with the man of my dreams.

I am forever grateful to you.

Thank you for

 welcoming me into your family

Melissa

October 10, 2019

I was so touched with it and I have put it in just the most special place where I can see if everyday.  It’s my happy place…My Desk ❤  She is a very special young lady and I am so happy to welcome her into our family.  Thank you for sharing your life with us.  I love you to the moon ❤ . Can’t wait for the holidays.  We had such a great time last year with her family.  That’s all for today.  Looking forward to seeing the husband.  It’ll be later, long flight from California ❤  Happy Friday

My Corner of the World
In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be ❤                                

Two for Tuesday

Good Morning Tuesday, hello fellow blogger’s ❤  It’s a great day to be alive, of course everyday is a great day to be alive.  Today it’s going to be Two for Tuesday.  I’m going to do some self promotion and get the Artist’s selling some of  his painting’s.  I hang them all over my home and they really make it home.  I get to look at the pictures and think of him.  He puts so much of him into each of  his painting’s. I think some music would be good ❤

Today I’m going to post a couple of the painting’s we have in an exhibit at the local library.  This is a real honor to hang his painting’s where the world can now see them.  I’m his biggest fan and I know (and have always known) that it’s just a matter of time until the right person sees it and everything is going to change. He will get to live his dream of being an artist.  He say’s, “Death is always a good career move when your and artist,” speaking about an artist like Vincent van Gogh.  I don’t accept that and I certainly don’t want that to be his next career move 😉

We have sold some of his art work, and have a website on Amazon i.e. Handmade by Amazon…below is the link.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=elan+creations&i=handmade&ref=nb_sb_noss

We also have some of his artwork on a FB page, I thought I’d put that link up too…

https://www.facebook.com/ElanCreations/?eid=ARDyJuu0kKaUPhBozgkT9Go-fOgnp491Pwu27X4YSVVplwlSV07apmIYe4c10v8GMwuNI5pMXvphZz-d

Here are my choices for Two for Tuesday.  I hope you like them…

 

He loves boats and the water.  He has done many pictures of both. The October apples is one he painted for me ❤ because he knows I love the Fall and October is my favorite month.  

I hope you’ll go check his work at the Amazon site.  We are working on a new website that is strictly our’s…Elan Creations.  I will keep you advised on it’s progress.  One more thing…If you see a painting you like, we can also make it into stationery i.e. cards or pretty much anything you would like.  

That’s all for today.  Have a great day and Happy Tuesday in your corner of the world 🙂 .  Of course the Featured Image is also one of the Artist’s Masterpiece. This is one of my fav’s.

Monday’s Masterpiece…

Good Monday Morning blogger’s.  Hope everyone had a restful and productive weekend.  They go by way too fast, but we got so much done !!! Doing Fall space cleaning and getting ready to decorate Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room for the holidays.  Not sure about the details but I am looking forward to them so Y A Y for me…

Today we are going over to the local Public Library and setting up an exhibition of the Artist’s work.  They are giving us an entire wall so we are very excited about that.  After we get it all set up, I will post the exhibit.  Being an artist is hard and it’s all about getting seen and baby steps.  Very excited though…

Here are a couple of his latest works.  This first one speaks for itself, “The King.”

The King

These next two are of the Last Supper.  He’s still got one more panel to do.  This first panel is kind of interesting.The Last Supper/Apostles (Patti & Mike)

He said he got the inspiration for this image was our picture.  He is the apostle on the right with the folded hands.  Now obviously he was not an apostle and that’s suppose to be me, resting my head on his shoulder.  Looks nothing like me 😉 .  Below is the picture he was using for his inspiration, IDW.  Who knows how Artist’s process stuff.Patti & Mike

I’m thinking this next panel is in the middle.  It is Jesus with more of the Apostle’s.  That Apostle in the red is obviously Judas because he has the bag of gold he got for turning Jesus in.  It’s all in the details.  His painting’s are never boring ❤ .

Jesus & The Apostles/The Last Supper

Hope you enjoy his Masterpiece that’s in progress.  He really is so very talented.  He does enjoy painting a lot of religious pictures. Have a great week blogger’s.

Below is how it looks sitting on my fireplace mantel…He keeps the unfinished paintings up there right in front of him so he can look at them when he’s in the living room watching T.V. Just a little trivia about the artist 😉 .

Three different shots as my camera can’t get the entire thing in it’s window…

Happy Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday blogger’s.  Todays prompt is “Lean/Sit/Stand.” It come from Mr. Jim https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/posture/  I always do the first song that comes to mind so for today’s prompt it’s going to be, “I’ll Stand By You,” by The Pretenders…  I’m also really digging the new badge for Song Lyric Sunday !!!  Very Wonky 😉  That’s my new favorite word …

It’s a feel good song for me.  It reminds me of friendship’s and strength.  We are not alone in this world.  There is always an answer and if He brings you to it, He’ll get you through it ❤  That’s my thought for this Sunday.  I hope you enjoy this song for today.  Stop by tomorrow because it’s going to be Masterpiece Monday.  The artist has been working on many new projects and I’ll think you will enjoy them.  Blessings to you for this Sunday and Happy Monday ❤ .

I’ll Stand By You
Oh, why you look so sad, the tears are in your eyes,
Come on and come to me now, and don’t be ashamed to cry,
Let me see you through, ’cause I’ve seen the dark side too.
When the night falls on you, you don’t know what to do,
Nothing you confess could make me love you less,
I’ll stand by you,
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you
So if you’re mad, get mad, don’t hold it all inside,
Come on and talk to me now.
Hey there, what you got to hide?
I get angry too, well, I’m alive like you.
When you’re standing at the cross roads,
And don’t know which path to choose,
Let me come along, ’cause even if you’re wrong
I’ll stand by you,
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you.
Baby, even to your darkest hour, and I’ll never desert you,
I’ll stand by you.
And when, when the night falls on you baby,
You’re feeling all a lone, you’re wandering on your own,
I’ll stand by you.
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you, baby even to your darkest hour,
And I’ll never desert you,
I’ll stand by you,
I’ll stand by you.
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you, baby even to your darkest hour,
And I’ll never desert you
I’ll stand by you  ❤

Hello Thursday

Yay the sun is shining and it’s early, way to early to be up.  Husband forgot his phone, so yes I had to get up and let him in to get it.  At least he didn’t miss the bus so I didn’t have to drive him to the train.

Still getting my bearings back from the road trip and yesterday I got all new windows.  So you know how it is when you are walking over workman all day. You get nothing done but the windows look amazing and I love, love, love my home. Like   Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home!!!”  Now onto redecorating the remaining spaces, Kitchen, Dining and Living Room and the Guest Bedroom ❤ . Hope to have it all done by the holidays.  I’ll be posting pics so stay tuned.  We were going to move, but we hate moving and we really love where we are right now.  It’s simple and easy ❤  So we are staying put ❤ .

Here are somemore pics of our youngest getting married.  It was a beautius wedding and she was a stunning bride !!! It definitely was what every mother & father hopes and dreams about for their children.  I say, “Thank You,” for the privilege of  being Connie’s (Connor’s) mom.  He is every parents dream child.  Actually they both have been such a blessing (son Matthew/The Best Man) ❤ .

Melissa + Connor

Connie was so touched seeing and feeling the love from his big brother, Matthew. He said to me, “I caught Matthew crying, no way he can deny it now 😉 .”  I was pretty much crying through the entire ceremony.   Here’s some really great pics ❤  Enjoy ❤

 

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Welcome to our family, Melissa #frainsthename #frainforever  ❤ .

I can’t end this post w/o mentioning are friend’s who also made the trip out east with us.  These guys are the real deal when it comes to friends.  We have been on this journey together, happy times and sad, good and not so good, for 40 years !!!  Yes 40 years and as everything is posted now #bestfriendsforever, #wearefamily .  We will  love you both for the next 40 😉 .  Thank you for sharing this special day with us ❤ .

I guess the husband’s didn’t get the memo when the photographer told us let’s take a funny picture, #toocoolforschool…I know, I’m old but I still have a great time, #agreatlife and I love blogging.  It’s almost Friday, Y A Y !!! Let’s have a great day ❤ .  Oh yes one more thing, the husband painted the, “Happily Ever After” announcement picture that was set up at the Reception Venue ❤ .

Song Lyric Sunday

Back home from a long, long road trip but it was great !!!  I’ll save that for tomorrow. Today’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is truck/bus/lorry…  Like I said I was just on the road for what seemed like forever and I’m a big fan of trucks. The husband is a great driver, he’s so safe. He gets behind one of those big 18 wheeler’s and basically follows him home. Riding in back of the trucker is the safe haven for us on the road.  Here is today’s song…It’s Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) by Alabama.

This song was going through my head the whole way there and back. It’s a great road tripping tune ❤  and me and the husband sing a lot when we are on the road.

Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
Roll On
Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy till you get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler roll on (Roll on)
Well it’s Monday morning, he’s kissin’ momma goodbye
He’s up and gone with the sun
Daddy drives an eighteen-wheeler
And he’s off on a midwest run
As three sad faces gather ’round momma
They ask her when daddy’s comin’ home
Daddy drives an eighteen-wheeler
And they sure miss him when he’s gone (Yeah they do)
Ah, but he calls them every night and he tells them that he loves them
He taught them this song to sing
Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy till you get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler, roll on (roll on)
Well it’s Wednesday evening, momma’s waitin’ by the phone
It rings but it’s not his voice
Seems the highway patrol has found a jack-knifed rig
In a snow bank in Illinois
But the driver was missin’ and the search had been abandoned
For the weather had everything stalled
And they had checked all the houses and the local motels
When they had some more news they’d call
And she told them when they found him to tell him that she loved him
And she hung up the phone singin’
Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy till you get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler roll on
Momma and the children will be waiting up all night long
Thinkin’ nothing but the worst is comin’
With the ringin’ of the telephone
Oh, but the man upstairs was listening
When momma asked him to bring daddy home
And when the call came in it was daddy on the other end
Askin’ her if she had been singin’ the song, singin’
Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy till you get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler
Roll on highway, roll on along
Roll on daddy till you get back home
Roll on family, roll on crew
Roll on momma like I asked you to do
And roll on eighteen-wheeler, roll on (roll on)
Eighteen-wheeler
Eighteen-wheeler
Eighteen-wheeler
Eighteen-wheeler
Roll on
Roll on
Roll on
Roll on
I had a great time road tripping with the husband. It’s probably one of my favorite things to do ever.  We travel great together.  This really is a very beautiful country we live in.  Glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed though.  Our family gained a beautiful new daughter.  Our Connor got married.  Welcome Melissa to the #frainsthename ❤  #frainsforever…Are they just the most adorable couple ever !!!