Thankful Thursday…

I always like to think about all I have to be thankful for. Being grateful and thankful are the key to being happy. I have experienced many things in my life that were a challenge and if you’ve followed my blog you know many of them. I must admit though I am grateful for those experiences because they taught me much about life and myself.

All of them made me a stronger and better version of myself and for that I’m truly thankful for. I came out on the other side of it all a little wiser and learned that when life happens you just have to hold on a little tighter and realize you are not in control. There is something bigger than you and has a plan for your life. I have learned that you have to trust in that plan and believe it all happens for our good. I pray a lot and that has gotten me through all of it b/c sometimes that’s all you can do. The higher power is in control and I believe in God and his plan for me to get back to him.

When we were young <3 … 1990’s

After having my children and experience the gift of being a mom and seeing my children being born that is when I knew there was a God b/c only something that grand could create something so perfect. He took one from me, a son Sean Patrick, but that was all part of his plan. I didn’t understand it at the time and I don’t really understand it still. One thing I do know though is it was part of his plan for me and I have an angel in heaven. It made me a better mother and for that I’m grateful for. We will meet again <3 . I am have been blessed with 5 children and for that I will always be thankful for. Blessings Blogger’s and remember to say thank you at the end of the day and thank you when you are given a new day. Happy, Happy 2022 <3 .

January Blogging Challenge/Widget So I thought I throw in my #jusjojan challenge for todayThe prompt for today is “Anticipation” and again I usually will do the first thing that come to mind. Today that would be a song by Carly Simon. https://youtu.be/PDJ_Mz8ftqI

Two for Tuesday

When I was looking into my media for my, “Two for Tuesday” post, I came across some other pics that I thought would be fun for some more media for today’s post. Remember, this is My Happy Place and I get to make the rules !!!

Happy Tuesday Blogger’s…Enjoy My Life <3

Share Your World…Happy October….

1 . Are you easily frightened or startled?

That would have to be a not really…I’m pretty aware of my surroundings at all times…”To be aware, is to be alive 😉 .

2. (Purely whimsical supposition.  Suspend disbelief for a bit)
If you were a ghost, what location do you think you would haunt? Is it the same or different from the location you’d want to haunt?

If I were to haunt anything, I think it would be right outside my front door of my home…That way I could scare away anyone that I didn’t want coming over and probably be pretty sure they wouldn’t come back 😉 ...

3. What do you see in your mind’s eye when you close your eyes? 

I usually see my forever home by the ocean or maybe the winning lottery numbers 😉 . It’s usually something very comforting as I really look forward to laying back, resting with my eyes closed and just dreaming of wonderful things…All of my blessings the past ones and those yet to come…

4. If a Semi (Big Rig in Americanese) (lorry or trolley over the pond) were about to smash into a crowd, and you could divert the vehicle’s course to hit only one person, would you?  How would you decide who would become the victim?

This is a question that I don’t think I have an answer for…I suppose I would jump out of the big rig, steering it into an inanimate object hoping no one would get injured or worse !!!!

Erratum:   A “trolley’ over the pond is the same thing as a trolley here.  It’s a trolley CAR.   Ours in the USA run on electricity though.  I have heard of them jumping the tracks and going berserk, but not often.  This is just for clarification in case any over-the-pond ers are reading and thinking “She’s daft and she doesn’t know our language very well at all, does she?”  😉 

 

This is just Mz. MelBCee’s answer to one of the, “Share Your World” questions and I just thought I would share it b/c I enjoyed her answer. It had a nice melody i.e. rhythm to it and I enjoyed the way she used the word, “Daft.” I also carry a dictionary of words with me that I don’t know the meaning of and she gave me a couple of new words today that I will be able to add to my dictionary…Thank you Mz. MelBCee

GRATITUDE SECTION

Please feel free to share what makes you feel warm and cozy when the wind blows cold? Alternatively (for those on the other side of the world), what makes you feel relaxed and comfortable when the thermometer starts rising?

I am extremely grateful for how beautius this fall has been…It almost makes me think I’m going to be able to survive another Midwestern Winter. I am also extremely grateful for my family. All of them have truly taught me so much about life I simply can’t put it all here. I have been blessed with the most wonderful husband, children and grandchildren anyone could ever hope to have. Even in the rougher times, it’s all been worth it and I’d do it all over again and not change anything !!! I might of had one more baby 😉 . I wanted 6 but I stopped at 5 b/c the body said you’re done…and the husband I think was good with that. Blessings Blogger’sI’m glad to be back at it again, have a great rest of your weekend <3 …

If the blog looks a bit wonky, it’s not my fault. I’ve been off for awhile and they keep changing stuff and I’m not the best at the tech stuff…Who cares…

I hope you don’t mind Mz. MelBCee…I stole your art work 😉 I just thought it was so pretty. I’m always stealing your stuff <3 . I thought the least I could do is share your link to your blog…Blessings and thanks for the cool pics !!!

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2021/10/18/share-your-world-10-18-2021/

Inspiration #118/Hallelujah

Just going through the Reader and came across this prompt from Mr. Jim . When I got up this morning, I’m always thankful for another day, I took the husband to the train…I do wish they would get that bus running again. He use to take it b/c it stopped right in front of the house and I could sleep in. I do like doing whatever and sleeping in, but I don’t mind that much driving him to the train because I get to be with my guy. He always looks so handsome when he’s off to work and he gives me such a nice kiss. Okay, I digress and let’s get back to the prompt, “Inspiration”.

This morning for some reason he just started singing one of our favorite songs, “Hallelujah.” This song truly is a song that embodies the word inspiration. He loves it as do I <3 . When we sing it, I always sing harmony and he does the melody. We are pretty geeky, but who cares 😉 . We are just happy to get all the song lyrics right, this one we know by heart <3 .

Hallelujah

The story behind this song is truly inspirational … They even wrote a book about this song and story behind it. The talent comes from Mr. Leonard Cohen..

My husband, the artist, sketched this out for me. He put this on my desk, where I sit every morning and said to me, “Write !!! You have stories to tell that people would love to read <3 ” It still sitting there, looking back at me. I still need to write. I do have stories to tell. So many, I really need to just write!!

Leonard Cohen <3/Elan Creations <3

https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Elan-Creations

I just don’t want to write about them on-line, I’m from a different generation 😉 . I write in an 80 page, composition notebook til it’s done and then I get another 80 page notebook and start to fill that one up. I guess I don’t want to be around when people read my story. I’m not ashamed of what I wrote, it’s just my story. That’s what writer’s do, they write. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes not so much but I’m the writer so I get to tell the story 😉 . Actually I hope they like it, get inspired from my tales, laugh about my life, and say yes that is definitely my mom <3 . I hope they can feel my presence when they read about my travels through my life. When I read letters from my mom in her handwriting, I know it’s my mom and feel her because I know that’s her handwriting. That’s probably why I write it down, you can see and feel someone through their handwriting…

I’ll close it out for now b/c I have to go cook dinner. It’s breakfast for dinner tonight <3 and it’s time to go…Blessings blogger’s, I’ll leave with one question. “What inspires you?” Blessings and it’s almost Friday… Y A Y <3

Monday’s Masterpiece

Good Monday morning <3 Hoping everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July…The Artist and me had a wonderful weekend…Road Trip out to our fav places from back in the day 😉

Then on Sunday the 4th was a chill kind of day w/the Artist painting and me planning…Love, love, love to plan. Today will just be a reset kind of day where we keep wondering what day it is 😉 Does that happen to anyone else on these 3 day weekends ???

The other painting he just started yesterday, but I’m thinking it’s going to be a fav of mine !!! Don’t forget you can visit our Handmade by Amazon site and purchase any of his amazing artwork…Just follow the link <3

The weekend started out really great with me and the granddaughter getting our hair done, Chic Filet for lunch and then of course Starbucks to top off the fun day…

So much fun at the salon…Shout out to our forever beauty stylist…Mz. Lisa <3 Thank you so much for making us beautiful again <3 . Oh and I can’t forget the flower’s my wonderful husband bought for me <3 .

Back to business this week, a lot of irons in the fire. Starting a major remodel on the home but then by the end of this year it will all be done. I will update with pics of our beautius home. Let’s enjoy the rest of the summer. Busy, busy month w/birthday’s, anniversary (42nd <3 ) and vacation to New Smyrna Beach, Florida Y A Y !!!! Blessings Blogger’s on your Monday <3 … 😉

Happy Monday, Happy Memorial and Happy Summer!!!!

I guess it’s just happy everything day <3 I’m going to throw this blog post up quickly while the husband is out walking our Rosie (thechicagobrowndog, no that’s really a breed 😉 )

Rosie, Our Chicago Brown Dog <3

We sure do love her. Took her up and got her a bath today, new collar, new toy. We do love our doogie <3 Very special dog !!!! Now I’ll get back to the blog.

It’s been a really great holiday weekend…Family, food and fun which is always a great way to start out the summer…Y A Y Must add some music for today…Let’s Rock n Roll !!!! This one’s for my Connor…Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap !!!!

AC/DC Rock n Roll

We spent Saturday running errands for our get together with our daughter and her family, her Guy, Cordell and his mom GiGi and of course the granddaughters !!! Everyone is just growing up so fast. Here are some pics of the family <3 We love you all to the moon and me and GiGi dressed the same right down to our jewelry and we didn’t even coordinate it that way. We are truly one brain 😉 .

Twins <3
Gigi and the girls <3

The food was amazing…We did the BBQ with out of this world grill packets filled with all sort of yummy food. Shrimp, Chicken, potatoes, veggies…So good and Mr. Cordell did an amazing job on the grill !!!!

The Chef <3 Nice Job on the grill <3

I brought some side dishes …Apple Snicker Salad and Baked Beans along with the Small Cakes for dessert…

Baked Beans…
Apple Snicker Salad

Time to get my summer on because before you know it, it’s 4th of July and the summer is over Mr. Nightlinger 😉 Three birthdays, Matthew/June, Connor/July, Me, Lizzie, & Missy/August and throw in an anniversary and the summer just flies by. Add a vaca somewhere, not quite sure where yet, but yes I think the summer really is over.

Just kidding 😉 Be safe and enjoy the summer <3 Blessings from Scarlett <3 .

Write Anything Wednesday

I have wasted all morning on the computer, so I might as well post something. I’m thinking I’m going to get my summer on with some road trip music first !!! I’ll start out with something for Connor <3 this one’s for you !!!

Thunderstruck/The Chicago Blackhawks !!!

The next song I’m going to choose for my summer road trip is from Jackson Brown . Let’s go back to Rock n’ Roll and the 70’s Y A Y <3 !!!! This one’s for me !!!

ROCK N ROLL <3

I was looking for some pictures from the past Memorial Day’s and I came across all of the baby picture’s from all of us girl’s (the 4 sister’s)…I’ll share it with you, along with the Grandmama/Great Grandmama (my Mom)

Nieces & Nephews/Son’s & Daughter’s 1 Angel <3
Grandmama <3

Isn’t my mom so pretty <3 I love you Mom … It’s important to be a part of something so special <3 , a family … Thank you mom for being you <3 To the moon <3 .

Share Your World

QUESTIONS: 

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 <3 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…

Generations
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 <3 .

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 <3 …

Merry Christmas, 2020

It was the best Christmas ever !!! Family, Food, Movies, Games and yes of course presents. I am blessed with so much all I want to say is Thank You for giving me so much. So much love, so much grace. My life’s is guided by God and guarded by his Angel’s. There are just no words. I am at peace and my heart is full of love. Merry Christmas and Happy Everything <3 …

Oh and I got my Christmas Card for next year 😉 …Happy Everything Bloggers <3 …

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