Life’s a Fragile Magic

I thought this would be a good song to listen to today…Life really is a fragile magic ❤  Blessings to all for a better week.  Let’s have a re-do for Tuesday…

Monday…Just another Monday.  It was quiet.  I watch the The Weather Channel literally all day long.  Well not so much watch it, but have the TV on that channel for background noise.  When I hear something interesting, I take a look.  Yesterday was no different.  They were having storms out in VA so I msg.’d my guys out in Richmond. I like to give them a heads up as they are working and I’m not sure they are aware of the weather outside.  I no sooner did that than everything started to go crazy out there !!!!  Here’s what I mean

As I am watching this unfold on TV’s Weather Channel, one of my guys is texting me.  “We are in the basement, the siren’s are going off.”  Just the sort of thing you want your son to be texting you in the middle of the day.  I knew exactly where all of this was happening as we spend a lot of time in Richmond with our guys.

Thankfully they were safe and they did not have any damage to property, whew…I’m just glad they made it through the storms.  Scary stuff, fragile magic…



Monday’s Masterpiece


I think it is turning out really good, I like it!!!!  But I like everything he creates. He has not put an Amen on it yet (signature) so I figure he still has more to do. 

The weekend went my really fast as they usually do.  It was quiet and fun.  It’s nearly hockey season and I am so excited for that.  We are going to try to go to one game a month so I hope they are good, the Chicago Blackhawks.  No matter, I’ll still have fun even it they aren’t.  Hopefully we will make it to the Winter Classic this year.  Looks like we will along with our guys.  Makes Christmas really simple and simple is always good.  Get ready Connie and Matthew it’s almost here !!!!

Hope everyone got through the hurricane okay.  Flooding is really terrible.  I’ve been through those before and they just seem to go on and on forever.  The weather has been very good here.  Hot and sunny, it’s suppose to rain this week though.  We really need some though.  Can’t believe summer is over, so sad.

Hope everyone has a great week.  Happy Monday, Blessings ❤


Walking on Broken Glass/Annie Lennox/1992

Definitely one of my favovite singer’s/performers.  Very edgy ❤ Read More

Masterpiece Monday

Happy Monday, looks likes it going to be an interesting week out East.  Stay safe out there in Virginia, Matthew and Connie…Looks like you are in for a lot of hopefully just rain.  Remember water, food & pet food, batteries & flashlights, gas, money/cash, solar power USB charger, yadayadayada 🙂  It’s a mom thing and I was just listening to TWC talk about a hurricane survival kit.  Oh and it’s just good sense 🙂      

Here is a look as what the Painter was working on the weekend.  It’s almost done, but I like the process.

 I like it ❤  I think it’s turning out very nice.  Have a great week everyone and stay safe out there if you are out on the East Coast.  Blessings ❤

Song Lyric Sunday

Happy Song Lyric Sunday 🙂  I’m going way back to a simpler time.  My song for today is Photographs and Memories by Jim Croce…

He was an amazing songwriter/talent.  He was taken from us much to young.  Tragically he died in a plane crash in his 20’s.

Share Your World

  1. Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?  I love to eat foods with nuts.  Love most all kind of nuts…
  2. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?  Usually closed, doesn’t everyone 🙂  Don’t want any of those monsters to eat me at night.  
  3. Are you usually late, early, or right on-time?  I am definitely an on-time person, i.e. early.  To be 15 minutes early is to be on-time.  To be on-time is to be late… ❤
  4. What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I think that would have to be celebrating my 39th Wedding Anniversary downtown with the husband.  It was a  lovely warm summer day, actually pretty hot with a bright blue sky.  We had dinner at a really great restaurant !!!  ❤                     

Monday’s Masterpiece

img_0741I’m going with Leonard Cohen.  This is just a graphite sketch that he did for me.  It sits right in front of me for inspirtation.  There’s quite the story of how long it took him to write one of the his most famous songs, “Halleujah.”  It’s one of my favorite songs.  I really enjoy the one recorded by Bon Jovi…

Song Lyric Sunday/Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Chasing Cars…I put this one youtube video up first b/c it’s where I first heard this song…I cried, really moving scenes from what use to be one of my favorite shows.  Not so much any more.

This is the you tube with the lyrics of Chasing Cars sung by the cast of, “Grey’s Anatomy.”  The first video is sung by the origignal band, “Snow Patrol.”   Love the song ❤

This is from Song Lyric Sunday Challenge for 9/2/2018.  Not really great at the pingback thing so I’ll just leave a link to the blog.  Happy Sunday ❤

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/2/18

Monday’s Masterpiece

Good Afternoon everyone 😉  We had a really lovely Anniversary week and are looking forward to the next 40.  Probably will be a lot more fun and easier than the first 40.  You know, now it’s our turn…

He’s just about done with this one.  I think really he just has to put an Amen to it and it’s done.  I like this one so much, I think I’m just going to get it framed and hang it our bedroom.  I smile every time I see it so it’s always good to do that.  

I must add some music with Monday’s Masterpiece !!!  My favorite movie of all time !!!!


I really like her legs and they just look so happy ❤  I’m working on a name for it !!!


Happy Anniversary to Us

Yes today is my wedding anniversary so I promise you won’t have to hear me write about it any more.  Is August over yet ??  This is such an exhausting month and it has been so hot !!!  

So today we spent the day downtown in the city and although it is a beautiful city today was not cooler by the lake.  That’s always the weather forecast, especially in the spring, they always say the high will be 85 degrees but only 50 degrees by the lake, seriously.  Today it was not.

We went down by the river on the river walk and it was hot.  I was taking a lot of pictures because I think the city is really cool in pictures.

Then we went to his favorite restaurant, Chicago Cut.  I remember last year on our anniversary I had a dental emergency during dinner so I didn’t get to enjoy our dinner.  This year it was his turn.  He had to have a tooth pulled this week but I think if even if all of his teeth fell out he’d still have a steak.  Here are a few pics of the restaurant…

He goes there all the time w/customer’s so he gets the VIP treatment and they give us the best seat in the house.  They also gave us a dessert on the house.  

Here’s a couple more pictures from our wedding day.  Looking forward to the next 40 ❤ years !!!


This picture was one of my favorites…You know on wedding day how pictures are always challenging.  This picture I remember the photographer was having a hard time getting it just right.  Just as he was going to shoot the picture I dropped my bouquet and I didn’t move because as you see my dad was giving me crap, my sister Liz next to dad was laughing and mom was just trying to pick up the flowers and get the picture taken.  I just put my hands up and covered my face because I was done before it even started.  It was good being all together.  I think this might be the one of the last family pictures we had taken together.  Who knew … 10257904_10202013480242774_6044673606482183602_n

This is us when we were little, a year apart…Mary was born in 1955 and me  (the last one) was born in 1959.   Those were the days ❤  Sisters…

Your Still the One

I can’t go down memory lane w/o putting this song up.  OMG I still sing this to him every time it comes on and we are together !!!

Yes this was the year we started dating.  July 16, 1976.  It was a long time ago, but it feels just like yesterday.  We still have the best time, through thick and thin, and believe me we have been through it.  Car accident, coma.  Baby loss…Financial crashes, homes lost, children abandoning their family.   Can’t control what you can’t contol, other people.  Their decisions are their own !!!!  We control what we can and we’re still having fun and he’s still the one !!!  Life is great with him.  He’s my forever ❤


Share Your World/August 20th

Which tastes better: black or green olives?  I’m thinking that green olives do.  I can’t really say that I’ve had black olives.

What’s your favorite room in your home?  This definitely has to be my bedroom because #1 that’s where my bed is and I love, love, love my bed and # 2 that is also where I read, write and watch tv.  Oh and also, my doggies are always with me there !!!!  I know, Mr. Louie is no longer with us but see how much they all love my room too. 


What fictional family would you be a member of?  Definitely the Ingalls family.  The Charles Ingall Family of Little House on the Prairie.  Favorite show ❤

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.   Going to the Chicago White Sox with my guy ❤  It was Elvis Night and they had fireworks !!!  You can’t beat fun out at the old ballpark ❤