Grammy Party…

It’s been a great Sunday spent with the family, our daughter and her guy Mr. Cordell, his Mom, GiGi and our adorable and I do mean A D O R A B L E grand daughter’s. Well you see for yourself how adorb they are….

Our Granddaughter’s…

Here’s me and GiGi w/the family ❤
Here’s Grandpapa & GiGi and the family ❤

When my daughter (the nurse) invited us over, she said we were going to have, “A Grammy Party…” I thought she meant a Grandmama party, but then she put on the Grammy’s and got it. I got that I’m really old 😉 Deep Dish Chicago Pizza, Buntini’s (dessert) and the family made for a great Sunday and no one really even watched the Grammy’s. (No worries, we are all part of the bubble so no Covid here 😉 Actually GiGi is also a nurse so we were following protocol.

Having a major Snowstorm tomorrow…I hate March in the Midwest. Ironically the book that I am reading now is, “The Children’s Blizzard.” Will Spring ever get here !!!

I’m taking pics and videos of the storm, so stay tuned for Monday & Tuesday’s Post…I’m working on picking out Monday’s Masterpiece too.

Thankful Thursday

There’s something about Singing, Sun & Spring when you are driving in the car. This morning took the hus ❤ to the train this morning and other than having to get up early it was a great way to start this beautius day !!!

After dropping him off and watching him walk away (I love watching him walk away, he’s just a very cool guy after all these years (45 years to be exact)… I leave him to go do his job in Chicago, thankful that he still has a really good job and I go to Starbuck’s to get my day going ❤ I always think how very lucky and thankful I am for our life. We are both really living the dream. Healthy living in the greatest country in the world, and the winter is almost over. Once we get through March, oh how I hate March. Such a schizophrenic month, can’t decide which one it is. March can be lovely when you actually feel the sun’s warmth (usually it’s not in Chicago) or it’s snowing which it’s suppose to this weekend.

I love listening to the radio and singing when I’m driving. Hoping it’s going to be a good day, one of my favorite songs come on…Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty!!!” A great song in the car, immediately I turn it up L O U D and start singing. Yes it’s going to be a great day 😉 …

After singing that song, I started remembering songs from my past. Another song I just love, love, love is “Turn the Page” Bob Seger… The husband sings that one and I remember why I fell in love with him.

Love posting pics of the fam…Looking forward to the weekend ❤ Hopefully it won’t snow too much, but like I said before it’s March in Chicago…Happy Thursday ❤ It’s all about the family…I am Blessed and for that I will always be thankful for memories of being a mom ❤ .

Family Fun !!!!

Share Your World


If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be for?  (Covid considerations are suspended for this question)

I think the best kind of party is a surprise birthday party…Such a happy occasion and I love, love, love to surprise people…Especially those that I love ❤ S U R P R I S E … Y A Y

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

OMG absolutely !!!! I’ve got a few that mean so very much to me…

Family Love

Grandpapa/Missy/Cordell/Lizzie/Connor/Mariah & Olivia (Our gorgeous granddaughter’s) Gabriella’s (older sister) she’s somewhere and I’m taking the picture (Grandmama) Best Christmas picture ever !!!! Love you all ❤ .

Where IS Waldo?   (Waldo, for those unfamiliar with him, is a cartoon character featured in many “find Waldo” images and puzzles)      <——  WALDO

What’s the best part of waking up?

I’ve been blessed with a new day…A whole 24 hours to do with whatever I want and having that 1st cup of Coffee. My Coffee it the best !!!!

Would you rather be covered in fur or covered in scales?   (Wee disclaimer.  I’m certainly not advocating the slaughter of creatures and the use of their skins for clothing or accessories.  No!  This question is a ‘grow your own’ type question…if you had an option of your own skin being made of fur OR scales, which would you choose?)

OMG what’s the question FUR…

GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional) 

Feel free to share your gratitude for our world!

My writing spaces…And there are many ❤ …

Masterpiece Monday/AtoZ Theme Reveal

A new challenge and this is one of my fav’s of all time, AtoZ Theme Reveal I’m pretty sure I haven’t done this one before. I have chose the Artistst’s Artwork. Having been pretty much home for the last year, thank you Covid19, not…The husband has been able to do a lot of paintings. I’m pretty sure I have A to Z in the paintings. Will be looking forward to this challenge. Here is the latest one he is now working on…

Old Port/Portland, ME

We lived in Portland, ME for a short time and hopefully we will be able to get back their. It is a beautiful place and we both want to live their again…I know the weather and winter’s are quite the challenge but we are born and raised Chicagoan’s so we know the drill. I have most of his painting’s named so it should probably work out well. I’ve kept the names rather simple. I might add that all of his work is for sale (a bit of self promotion) which I hope is allowed. I also have a widget on the right of his artwork, “Elan Creations” which will bring you to Amazon Handmade.

I hope you will enjoy the artwork. He is a very talented artist. Never took a lesson at all, The Artist Wife ❤ .

Share Your World/March 7 (so I’m a week late…)


  1. Is every piece of truth worth telling?   I’m not thinking that every little bit of the truth is worth telling. I think they would call that not being truthful by omission…Depending on who would get hurt with the cold hard facts, maybe it’s better not to… ❤
  2. Whom do you miss more Freddy Mercury or Prince?  (if you don’t know who those people are, just skip this question.  It’s cool). I’m thinking neither one really. Prince I really didn’t care for his music and Freddy Mercury, whatever. I did like Queen but I didn’t really have a bond with either of them. They weren’t my generation…I did like the song, “We are the Champions ❤
  3. If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life (no other form of communication), which would you chose?  I think it would have to email. Texting is just too impersonal…
  4. Would you prefer to work the midnight shift at a really creepy out of the way motel OR work alone for eternity? I’m thinking it would have to be working alone for eternity. At least I wouldn’t be scared out of my mind forever 😉 .

Bonus question because yes, these are a weird bunch this week:   What’s one secret you’re still keeping from your immediate family? (no details required.  You could say something like “The lost weekend in 1982”.  You can also answer “Why I NEVER keep secrets from my nearest and dearest!”). I can really say I don’t keep secrets and I don’t have any secrets…Or maybe I’m just getting old and I don’t remember if I have any secrets, but I don’t think I do 😉 .

Gratitude Section

Song Lyric Sunday

Woo Hoo favorite challenge of all…Music is a great and wonderful gift. Love everything about music. I love to sing songs, I love to play the piano, I love going to concerts !!!! Everything about it soothes my soul ❤ The Prompt today comes from Mr. Jim (thank you so much for showing up every week) and is Cappuccino/Coffee/Expresso/Latte/Mocha…

Today I chose the song. Usually it’s the husband who comes up with the song but not today, it’s my pick…

No Sugar Tonight//New Mother Nature…The Guess Who

No that’s the name of the group, “Guess Who.” 😉 …

Lonely feeling deep inside
Find a corner where I can hide
Silent footsteps crowding me
Sudden darkness but I can seeNo sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to stand beside me
No sugar to run with meIn the silence of her mind
Quiet movements where I can find
Grabbing for me with her eyes
Now I’m falling from her skiesNo sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to stand beside me
No sugar to run with meJocko says yes, and I believe him
When we talk about the things I say
She hasn’t got the faith or the guts to leave him
When they’re standing in each other’s way
You’re tripping back now to places you’ve been to
You wonder what you’re gonna find
You know you’ve been wrong but it won’t be long
Before you leave ’em all far behind’Cause it’s the new Mother Nature taking over
It’s the new splendid lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature taking over
She’s gettin’ us all
She’s gettin’ us allJocko said no, when I came back last time
It’s looking like I lost a friend
No use callin’ ’cause the sky is fallin’
And I’m getting pretty near the end
A smoke-filled room in a corner basement
The situation must be right
A bag of goodies and a bottle of wine
We’re gonna get it on right tonight’Cause it’s the new Mother Nature taking over
It’s the new splendid lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature taking over
She’s gettin’ us all
She’s getting’ us allJocko says yes and I believe him
(Deep inside) when we talk about the things I say
(Find a corner) she hasn’t got the faith or the guts to leave him
(Where I can hide)when they’re standin’ in each other’s way
(Silent footsteps) you’re driven back now to places you’ve been to
(Crowdin’ me) you’re wonderin’ what you’re gonna find
(Sudden darkness) you know you’ve been wrong and it won’t be long
(But I can see) before you leave ’em all far behind’Cause it’s the new Mother Nature takin’ over
It’s the new splendid lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature takin’ over
She’s gettin’ us all, yeah, she’s gettin’ us allDa-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (Mother Nature)
Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (nature)
Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (sugar)
Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (sugar)
Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (sugar)
Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow (nature)
Da-un-do-dow dow, da-un-do-dow

This one takes me back to the 70’s…One of my all time favorite groups !!!! Enjoy, Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤ Blessing for your week and thanks for stopping by ❤ .

It’s getting close to Contest Time

Yes, I am at around 273 follower’s on my blog. When I get between 275 and 280, I’ll start putting up the rules for my contest. The prize will be your choice of a print of any one of the Artist amazing painting’s. You could even start looking on our Amazon Homemade site for a print that you think you might want. The rules are pretty easy, just ask Melanie. It was a while ago so I’m not sure even if she’s the one who won our last contest. I think I will change the rules up a bit as to give my follower’s a chance at winning too !!!! Stay tuned, and keep checking out some of the Artist’s Monday Masterpiece’s that I have posted about on yes, Monday’s…Blessings ❤ Blogger Family

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee/Rembrandt

Working Boots
Basket of Apples

I have this one hanging up in my kitchen…It’s Beautius !!!! You can look at the other painting’s he’s done by clicking on the Elan Creations link …The Artist really has done some beautiful work and most of it is for sale. Thanks ❤ It’s looking more like Spring, Happy Spring ❤

Butter vs Margarine

Good Saturday morning blogging family. Starting out my week in the blogosphere on a positive note. Getting back into my challenges and so today is the start of my week with #SoCS. Thank you, Mz. Linda for the prompt…”Butter.”

Mom was a nurse back in the 60’s when margarine was first introduced and it was suppose to be healthier for you. Raising a family (4 girls and dad) margarine was the obvious choice. I was in grade school so I really didn’t pay any attention at all to butter/margarine and just thought everything was butter that was yellow and in the butter dish. I only knew that I wanted it to be soft so as not to destroy the toast when I was using it to butter my toast.

My mom grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and my grandpapa worked at the dairy after the boys grew up an went away b/c he was getting on in years and running the farm would be to much for him. Whenever we went to visit grandmama & grandpapa I always wondered why the butter tasted so much better at their house than ours back in Chicago.

Love you, Grandpapa

When we were up at the farm one day, I asked my mom why the butter tasted so much better here. It was lighter and fluffier. The color was a pale yellow, almost a tint not like ours at home where it was Y E L L O W !!!! They didn’t keep it in butter keeper per se it was more like a dish and it was definitely more that a stick of butter. More like a slab and was it ever good on grandmama’s homemade cinnamon rolls just out of the oven.

In fact she used butter in almost everything. I would watch her cook. She would slather it on her dough’s as she was making her breads. She would carve out a chunk and throw it in her soups, spaghetti sauces, chili’s. She would add more to all the noodles and pasta. Every frosting she ever made, that’s right there was butter in it. She would even take it and butter up her hands before kneading the dough or working with any kind of food !!!

We got on the subject of butter and how it tasted so much better up here in Wisconsin. When grandpapa heard us he responded, “That’s because your mother probably uses that other stuff that’s suppose to be good for you. I better not find it here in my house. We’re really dairy people here. This is Wisconsin after all, “The Dairy State.” Grandmama just looked at all of us with her cheeky little grin, and gave us a wink 😉 .

When I started homemaking, it wasn’t a choice. Butter it will be and butter it has always been ❤ . Don’t care about the cost or being better for me, I just love, love, love the taste of butter. There’s a reason it costs more….You get what you pay for 😉 .

March’s Masterpiece…

Good Tuesday morning blogging family ❤ Hope everyone had a great weekend. Our Chicago Blackhawks split the games this weekend. Patrick Kane got his 400th goal so that was fun to watch. Still no Toews though… Wonder what’s up with the Captain.

My rose did not make it through the snowstorm 😦 The other one didn’t do much better either..

This was before the snowstorm and what it looked like through January …I think some music would fit nicely here…

My Yellow Rose

The painter finished his Potatoe Eater’s/Vincent Van Gogh’s…It turned out really well don’t you think 😉 ….

The Potatoe Eater’s/Vincent Van Gogh

He now has been officially published in the February Edition of Inspirations/Illinois Arts Council Agency…Galena Center for the Arts ❤ .


That’s all for today…Blessings ❤

Two for Tuesday

I’ve lost count on how many winter storms we have been through this year in Chicago. Yes we had another one yesterday. I am so done with the snow !!! I lost my yellow rose yesterday 😦

Before the winter storm hit
Fall and the last bud never made it through the first frostBefore the storm. But this is how it looked before the storm hit !!! I wonder what it’s going to look like when all this snow melts ???

Winter Storm Uri…I guess they’ve started to name the Storms which I find annoying. Maybe it’s because I am just so done with this winter !!!!

We are so up to our b….s in snow. I think it will probably be May before we’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel…

This ruler isn’t even all the way down…We got probably 16″+ and drifting of snow…
My Yellow Rose got eaten in the snow…I hope it survives !!!! A couple more pics of the storm OMG !!!
Front Yard !!! OMG...
I got my Coffee so it’s all good…Nespresso it’s amazing !!! I love it ❤ .