Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday 9 ~ This Night Won't Last Forever

This Night Won't Last Forever
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Saturday 9.

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions! Saturday 9: This Night Won't Last Forever (1979)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song begins with, "Everybody likes a celebration." Do you have any birthdays or anniversaries coming up on your calendar? the next bday celebration isn't until Feb, and then our anniversary is in March.

2) The lyrics tell us Michael Johnson is stuck at a party while his heart is breaking. He finds it awkward and painful to pretend there's nothing wrong. Are you adept at "putting a good face on it?" Or is it easy for others to tell how you're feeling? I can put on a good face if I am just not feeling it.

3) Michael feels like this is going to be a long night. Is there a part of your day when time tends to drag? Or when it flies? right after my afternoon break at work, the last 2 hrs seem to drag and take forever! The morning always goes by fast.

4) As bad as he feels right now, he's still hopeful about tomorrow. What are you looking forward to for Sunday? Spending time with family celebrating a new life, and then once back home, Sunday football

5) When he was 13, Michael taught himself to play the guitar. He went on to take formal lessons and mastered classical guitar. What's something you would like learn more about/do better? play the piano and sew

6) For a time he performed with a trio known as Denver, Boise & Johnson. The Denver was John. Do you have a favorite John Denver song? Country Roads

7) He retired to Minneapolis to be near his adult daughter. But he never stopped performing entirely. For years he delighted loyal local fans with with an annual holiday concert on December 26 at Orchestra Hall. Is there a performer you've seen in concert more than once? Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd

8) In 1979, when this song was popular, the cable channel ESPN launched. What's the last sporting event that you watched? football, Pittsburg vs Cleveland -Thursday night football

9) Random question: Do you play Wordle? no, but my hubs does

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ Autumn Trip



I am happy to see that Annie from Cottage by the Sea is continuing on with the Tuesday 4 that Toni started.

Questions will be up for you here at 9PM on Sunday nights which will give enough time to answer and post on your own blog on Tuesdays.

Let''s plan a lovely vacation through New England to see the Autumn leaves.. Money is no object and we have all the time we would like.

1. How many days and nights would you like to be away? a week to 10 days

2. What kind of car would you like to take on this trip? Maybe you would enjoy the train? Would you sail up the coast in a yacht? I would be happy in my little Rav4, but a scenic train ride might be fun as well!

3. Would side trips be on your agenda? Perhaps to Mystic, Connecticut, Salem, Massachusetts, Plimouth, (yes, they spelled it with an "i" ) Massachusetts, Walden Pond, Lizzie Borden's home or maybe the home of Emily Dickenson, etc. Many side trips will be included, as many as we could fit in

4. Lobster roll, chowders, boiled dinners, brown bread, baked beans, pancakes with real maple syrup, blueberry muffins, Parker House Rolls (well loved by Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Kennedy clan.), Toll House Cookies, Red Flannel Hash, Tourtiere pork pie, (Recipe here)— what native foods catch your attention? Pancakes with real maple syrup sounds yummy, as do almost you have listed, seafood doesn't agree with me much.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good morning! I had a great weekend, the hubs and I took off for the day on Saturday for a little road trip. He wanted to check out a sporting goods store, and I wanted to do some antiquing/thrifting - we did both! I found a few goodies, as did he, so it was a productive little trip.

Sunday was to be a restful day, with just puttering around the house, that turned into dog sitting (more so because of me). The kids were off to a Lions game and asked if I could pop in to let the pups out and visit for a bit. Well, that just wouldn't do as having to put them back in their crates until they got home broke my heart, so I brought them back home with us. This way they could run in the backyard, and not be crated up. They aren't spoiled one bit!

Now onto HHM

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... September 19th, 2022

The weather... Its 67° right now, and the high for today is 79°.

As I look outside my window... Its still dark out, its quiet with the faint sound of the early morning commputers in the distant background

... Its early as I type this, I have been up for a while with a nasty headache, but its starting to go away, so I have been able to get on here and get some things done.

Thinking and Pondering... Right now, not much, just want this headache to go away

How am I feeling... A little better now that the headache is starting to fade away, its going to make for a very long Monday at work.

On the breakfast plate... probably a banana caramel Herabalife shake and a mug of tea

On the lunch plate... a chicken sandwich and some grapes - I think

On the dinner plate... sketti, its Monday after all

What I'm wearing... a black tshirt and black leggings

On my reading pile... nothing at the moment

On my tv... Big Brother and the Bacherlorette - and football - and I think the Fall shows are starting back this week! Yay, so I will have an updated list next week!!

On the menu this week
Monday ~ spaghetti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ vegetable beef soup and homemade bread
Wednesday ~ ham and egg brunh braid
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ nacho deluxe
Saturday ~ ???
Sunday ~ ???

Looking around the house... I have the after effects of the pups being here to tend to, dog toys everywhere, blankets askew

To Do List... dusting, vaccuuming, fold laundry, sweep/mop floors

From the camera... Fall decor ~ my favorite to decorate.

New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed, or one I want to try... Still have yet to try the 2 ingredient bread, maybe this week, along with trying to do some french toast sticks in the air fryer

To relax this week, I will... cross stitch and possibly some crocheting.

On my prayer list... the country, it still bothers me that we are stil so divided

Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote...

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Until next time remember to live a little, laugh alot and love always!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Sunday Stealing ~ Staying up Late

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!

Want to link up, head on over here to see all the questions and link up!

NOTICE!!!!! Bev's computer is dead and she has no way to create new Sunday Stealings. I am guest hosting until she is back online. ~Kwizgiver

Do you have any Pepto-Bismol in your house? maybe, there might be a bottle in the cupboard, I am not sure

Do you have a favorite flavor of vodka? no

Is your backyard big enough to fit a trampoline? ...and then some. not really, if there was the slope from the garage down into the little back yard we could.

When was the last time you had eggs? Wednesday - we usually have breakfast for dinner.

How often do you blow dry your hair, and what color is your blow dryer? once or twice a week, a purplish/gray

Have you ever gone to bed later than three AM? No, but there times I wake up at 3, but then can never fall back asleep

Have you been to a surprise party before? yes

What is your least favorite month? January, its way to cold and snowy!

Have you ever gone to see a movie the day it came out? no, too busy/crowded

Do you like movies/books about drugs, and why or why not? movies - I like/dislike how it shows how people wreck their lives and those around them

Do you have scrap paper by your computer desk? always, or sticky notes

Have you ever kept a bag from a store because you liked it? yes

Was the last thing you drank carbonated? a monster drink

Do you own any yellow clothing? there may be some articles of clothing with yellow in it, but a solid piece, no, it doesn't look good on me

Last person you argued with? a family member; resulting in distancing myself for both our sakes

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Saturday 9 ~ In and Out of Love

In and Out of Love
You can see the others that participate in this fun meme at
Saturday 9.

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: In and Out of Love (1967)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Diana Ross is disappointed that she hasn't yet found lasting love. Do you think you can fall out of love?yes Or do you believe that if you fell out of love, it wasn't true love to begin with? yes and no

2) When is the last time you literally fell, tripped, or stumbled? just the other day, tripped over some shoes

3) This record was a hit with American Bandstand viewers. For weeks it was voted the song they most wanted to dance to. Did you watch American Bandstand? Every Saturday

4) This is one of the last Supremes songs that featured the most successful hit-making line-up: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard. Florence's great-nephew, Christian Ballard, was a football star at University of Iowa and briefly played pro ball for the Vikings. The 2022-23 NFL season just kicked off. What team do you root for? sadly the Lions.... a die hard fan, still holding out hope that this will be the year (we say this every year)

5) Mary had a connection to sports, too. She donated her time and talent to raising money for Figure Skaters of Harlem, an organization that helps young people train for the Winter Olympics.Tell us about a charity you support. Breast cancer

6) There's a children's playground in New York's Central Park named for the last surviving member of this trio, Diana Ross. It has swings, slides, a rope bridge, and a fountain that kids are welcome to splash in. If you were suddenly little again, which would you play on first? swings

7) Diana owns an estate in Greenwich, CT, with lush gardens, a tennis court, and a pool. While the grounds are spectacular, she maintains the house itself is "nothing special" because the kitchen hasn't been renovated in more than three decades. Could your kitchen benefit from a makeover? Or are you fine with it as it is? definitely could benefit..... we have plans in the works, just need to bite the bullet and fork over the $$ to get the ball rolling

8) In 1967, when this song was popular, the best-selling camera was The Polaroid Swinger. When did you most recently take a photo? What was it of? I don't take as many pics as I used to, so mainly its photos of craft projects... but the last one was this one


9) Random question: Come clean! Are there dirty dishes in your sink right now? yes

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ We've Got Questions



I am happy to see that Annie from Cottage by the Sea is continuing on with the Tuesday 4 that Toni started.


Questions will be up for you here at 9PM on Sunday nights which will give enough time to answer and post on your own blog on Tuesdays.


Here are questions to ponder for this week...


1. Are you happy with the way your life is going? I am. Things are going pretty darn good, even with all of the chaos in the world today.

2. Are you planning any trips in the future? A few are in the works. This Oct, I have a cross stitch retreat in Utah. In March a few of my stitchy friends and I are having our own little retreat in Wisconsin. In June, if I get in, there is another cross stitch retreat in Ohio. The hubs and I are trying to plan a trip to somewhere warm during our cold, wintery months, just haven't figure it out just yet

3. Are you reading anything at the moment or do you plan on reading something interesting? Nothing at the moment.

4. What's for supper tonight at your house? Kielbasa and mac-n-cheese - I think

Monday, September 12, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday

Back on track, missed last week, with Monday being the holiday I slept in, and then wasn't online much. Over the long weekend, we got the furniture moved over to the kids apt, and got their old couch out. It was quite comical getting the new couch in.

Picture in your mind the episode from Friends. I am at the top of the stairs holding the door open, and see them struggling, when I hear Ivy say "pivot, pivot, pivot" I lost it and was in a fit of giggles, and had to hurridely excuse myself to the bathroom... when I hear Christopher yell "mom, you are missing it, John has fallen from all the laughter". The neighbor peeks his head out and says, "you all want a hand?".

With the help of him, we finally got it up the last flight of stairs and into the apt. Oh my! I told them, they are on their own when its time to move out! The rest of the weekend, John and I enjoyed our new furniture, did some yard work and tried out a few recipes with the air fryer.

This weekend, we went to the gun and knife show with the kids. Christopher wanted help in picking out the right gun for Ivy for her birthday. She got the one she wanted, and much money was spent all the way round. But for me I checked off birthday and Christmas gifts for the kids, so it was a successful weekend!

Sunday was a day of relaxing and watching football. The lions, while they lost, they played a good game, and actually acted like a team who really wanted to win! Holding out hope for a great year!

Now onto HHM


I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... September 12th, 2022

The weather... Its 61° right now, and the high for today is 66°.


How I am feeling this morning... Ready for the work week after a great night of sleep!

Thinking and Pondering... I have a few cross stitch projects I need to fully finish, one being for a smalls exchange. I have an idea how I want to do it, just need to get in my craft room and get busy!

On the breakfast plate... french toast flavored toast and a mug of tea

What I'm wearing... My "live like its 9/12" tshirt and black leggings

On my reading pile... nothing at the moment

On my tv... Big Brother and the Bacherlorette - and football

On the menu this week
Monday ~ spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ kielbasa and Mac-n-cheese
Wednesday ~ eggs, sausage and toast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ homemade chicken nuggets, fries and peaches
Saturday ~ ???
Sunday ~ ???

From the camera... New furniture, love my new recliner, that is a great addition for my stitchy spot (the 2nd recliner is the true color of the chairs, and the couch is a little darker than seen in the photo, but not quite as dark as the chairs. And a few finished cross stitch projects.

Looking around the house... I have bins to bring back downstairs after putting up my Fall decor, and TV trays need to be put up.

To Do List... dusting, vaccuuming, fold laundry, sweep/mop floors

New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed, or one I want to try... I have a few that I will be trying out in the air fryer: meatballs, garlic knots (which is from a 2 ingredient bread recipe I saw on tik tok), and a dessert - still trying to decide between 2.

To relax this week, I will... cross stitch and possibly some crocheting.

On my prayer list... a lady from our church, who is still greiving the loss of her husband, lost her son over the weekend. He has suffered many seizures over the years, only to have a really bad one this weekend that took his life.

Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote...

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Until next time remember to live a little, laugh alot and love always!