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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February Fling - 2019 Love is in da Blog - The Wedding

The prompt for today is A Wedding Song.



I can't really say "our wedding song" because when we got married we did not have a big wedding.  There were only 10 people there, including Bill and I.  It was a beautiful day and we were married on a Vista Point at Zephyr Cove, Nevada. (Doesn't that sound romantic?)



After the ceremony we went to Harrah's and had breakfast and then we all split up to go gambling.  No reception or tossing of the bouquet or garter.  None of the usual first dance things.  If we had had a traditional reception, one of the songs that we have always liked is "With You I'm Born Again" by Billy Preston and Syreeta.








When we celebrated our 25th anniversary we drove to Reno and on the way home we stopped in Zephyr Cove to visit the wedding spot.  It had changed a bit, as things do over 25 years. 






I guess so have we. 






That was 10 years ago.  I think about renewing our vows on one of the milestone anniversaries.  Maybe in five years for our 40th?  If we did that and had a party, perhaps our song would be this one:



Although I'm not sure we could dance to such a fast song, so how about this one:



What was your wedding song?  Thanks to Bee for this fun challenge.







Sunday, February 17, 2019

February Fling - 2019 - The Studio - In the beginning...

If you haven't read that I am getting a studio in my backyard then you are seriously missing my posts and you better catch up!  I'll give you a recap. 

We have a really huge backyard and I WANT to say that since the kids are grown we don't need all that room but TRUTHFULLY we never really utilized it much even when they were little.  I don't know why.  In time it got to look like this:


We razed the worst section to the ground and it looked like this:


But then we could see we needed a new fence desperately.


So we had a new fence put in.  Thankfully the neighbors behind us helped with the cost.  




Then the yard looked like this for a while.  You can see that the left side is still pretty much just dirt but the middle and right side has greenery.    


The outside of our house looked pretty shabby and the roof was starting to leak in the kitchen so we decided it was time to spruce the mansion up a bit.


We had 21st Century come and give it a facelift.  They are an excellent company to work with and we highly recommend them.


Quite a difference from the old to the new, but now the backyard was overgrown again.





We decided that the bathroom was more important than the backyard at the time so we called our friends at 21st Century again and they did this:  




But still the backyard looked like a hayfield or a jungle.


I tried to clear it myself since my husband has a bad back and can't do this kind of work but after a whole day this is all I could manage.  


One more time we hired someone to come and raze it to ground zero status.


And we even had a tent in it so we could have a get together after our daughter's graduation from college.  That tent is 10 x 10 just to give you an idea.    


We also hired someone to come and keep the weeds and other things from growing back until we could decide what we wanted to do out there.  You need money for these kinds of projects and even if money did grow on trees, we no longer had any of either :) 

That's it for installment #1.  Hope you come back for Part 2.  


February Fling - 2019 - Song Lyric Sunday and Love is in da Blog

Yay!  I found a song to fit both prompts (#SLS - Mountain and #Loveisindablog a song from 2019) and I am happy to share with you.  This is from the Backstreet Boys new release "DNA" and it is called "No Place." 

I've been a fan of the Backstreet Boys (yes, I'm 62, don't judge) ever since they first came out.  I much preferred their music to the NSYNC guys.  I think the harmony is so much better.  They released a new album last month and I love it.  This is one of the cutest videos I've seen too.  It shows all of the boys with their families singing the song. 

The words:

No Place
I've been to Paris, made my way down to Rome
Seen the sun setting on the beach in Mexico
But I could care less, 'cause I was all alone
And there ain't no way to touch your body over the phone
I've been all around the world, done all there is to do
But you'll always be the home I wanna come home to
You're a wild night with a hell of a view
There ain't no place, ain't no place like you
There ain't no place, ain't no place like you
You're my daybreak, you're my California sun
You're my Memphis, New York, New Orleans all rolled into one
In the city, the country, the mountains or sea
Wherever you are, baby, that's where I wanna be
I've been all around the world, done all there is to do
But you'll always be the home I wanna come home to
You're a wild night with a hell of a view
There ain't no place, ain't no place like you
There ain't no place, ain't no place like you, no
There ain't no place (no place, no place)
Ooh, yeah, ain't no place
Wherever you are, baby, that's where I wanna be
I've been all around the world, done all there is to do
But you'll always be the home I wanna come home to
You're a wild night with a hell of a view
There ain't no place, ain't no place like you
There ain't no place, ain't no place like you
Said there ain't no place, ain't no place like you, yeah
There ain't no place (no place, no place)
No place
There ain't no place like
No place like you
No place, no place, no place, no place
There ain't no place, no place like you
Songwriters: Stuart Crichton / Jamie Hartman / Stephen Wrabel
No Place lyrics © Reservoir Media Management Inc, Words & Music A Div Of Big Deal Music LLC 


The video:


The girls and I saw them twice before and we already have our tickets for the concert in August.  Can't wait!








Okay, that's the Song Lyric Sunday and Love is in da Blog show for this week.  Coming up soon, pictures of my new studio in construction!

Have a great Sunday.

 












My girls and I already have our tickets to see them in August! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February Fling - 2019

One-Liner Wednesday

One of my favorite sayings made even better!







My daughter and I were browsing the store Tuesday Morning and saw this sign.  Cracked me up so I took a picture.  She said, "I gotta buy that" and did!  



One-Liner Wednesday - Go ahead, think the worst

Sunday, February 10, 2019

February Fling - 2019

Just another quick one because the Love Is In Da Blog prompt for today is music from the 1950's and I was born in 55 so I'll choose the song that was #1 the day I was born:

Sincerely by the Maguire Sisters


Sincerely, oh yes, sincerely
'cause I love you so dearly, please say you'll be mine
Sincerely, oh you know how I love you
I'll do anything for you, please say you'll be mine
Oh Lord, won't you tell me why
I love that fella so
He doesn't want me
But I'll never never never never let him go!
Sincerely, oh you know how I love you
I'll do anything for you, please say you'll be mine
Oh Lord, won't you tell me why
I love that fella so
He doesn't want me
But I'll never never never never let him go!
Sincerely, oh you know how I love you
I'll do anything for you, please say you'll be mine
Please say you'll be mine
Songwriters: Alan Freed / Harvey Fuqua
Sincerely lyrics © Alan Freed Music, Liaison Productions Publishing Inc., Irving Music, Liaison Ii Publishing Inc., Arc Music






Cute little song, no?  


February Fling - 2019

Time for Song Lyric Sunday again.  Wonder if anyone has heard how Helen is doing.  Better I hope.  Jim is hosting again and the prompt is River/Stream/Creek/Brook.

Gotta go with Tina Turner and River Deep, Mountain High.


River Deep – Mountain High
When I was a little girl, I had a rag doll
Only doll I've ever owned
Now I love you just the way I loved that rag doll
But only now my love has grown
And it gets stronger in every way
And it gets deeper, let me say
And it gets higher day by day
Do I love you, my oh my? Oh baby
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh, how I love you, baby, baby, baby, baby
When you were a young boy
Did you have a puppy?
That always followed you around
Well, I'm gonna be as faithful as that puppy
No, I'll never let you down
'Cause it grows stronger like a river flows
And it gets sweeter, baby and heaven knows
And it gets sweeter, baby, as it grows
Do I love you, my oh my? Oh baby
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh, how I love you, baby, baby, baby, baby
And it gets stronger in every way
And it gets deeper, let me say
And it gets higher day by day
Do I love you, my oh my? Oh baby
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh, how I love you, baby, baby, baby, baby
I love you, baby, just like Robin loves to sing
I love you, baby, like a flower loves the spring
And I love you, baby, like a school boy loves his pet
Songwriters: Jeff Barry / Ellie Greenwich / Phil Spector
River Deep – Mountain High lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management





Tina is another artist that I would love to see again.  We saw her years ago and she is such an energetic performer.  I had a poor camera back then so my pictures are not what I'd like but I did make some pretty neat scrapbook pages out of them.








Have you seen Tina Turner?  Think she'll tour again?  Probably be another one of those ones that it will be extremely hard to get tickets for.   Happy Sunday all!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

February Fling - 2019

Sadly, the shed could not be constructed yesterday because of the rain.  Hopefully Monday will be rain free and they can go ahead with it. 

The prompt for today in Linda's Stream of Consciousness Saturday is "words that end in -ly"  My new studio is just about all that's on my consciousness these days.  Is that even a thing?  I know it's really exciting for me even though it's going to be a lot of work with the painting and moving everything out there.

I was also able to chime in today with the Love is in da Blog theme of songs from the 1940's with this one:

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Have I told you lately that I love you
Could I tell you once again somehow
Have I said with all my heart and soul how I adore you
Well darling, I'm telling you now.
My world would end without a mem'ry of you
I'm no good without you anyhow
Oh, have I told you lately that I love you
My darling, I'm telling you now.
Have I told you lately how I miss you
When the stars are shining in the sky
Have I told you why the nights are long when you're not with me
Well darling, I'm telling you now.
Have I told you lately when I'm sleeping
Every dream, I dream is you somehow
Have I told you that I'd like to share your love forever
Well, darling, I'm telling you now.
My world would end without a mem'ry of you
I'm no good without you anyhow
Oh, have I told you lately that I love you
Oh! darling, I'm telling you now.
Songwriters: Scott Wiseman
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

The lyrics are slightly different on the version sung by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters:

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Could I tell you once again, somehow?
Have I told with all my heart and soul how I adore you?
Well, darling, I'm telling you now

This heart would break in two if you refuse me
I'm no good without you anyhow
Dear, have I told you lately that I love you?
Well, darling, I'm telling you now

Have I told you lately that I miss you?
When the stars are shining in the sky
Have I told you why the nights are long when you're not with me?
Well, darling, I'm telling you now

This heart would break in two if you refuse me
I'm no good without you anyhow
Dear, have I told you lately that I love you
Well, darling, I'm telling you now

Have I told you lately when I'm sleeping?
Every dream I dream is you somehow
Have I told you who I'd like to share my love forever?
Well, darling, I'm telling you now

This heart would break in two if you refuse me
I'm no good without you anyhow
Dear, have I told you lately that I love you
Well, darling, I'm telling you now



This is the one that I remember best.  It brings back memories of my mom and dad. 



Those lyrics are also different from the ones written by Van Morrison and sung by Rod Stewart:


Have I Told You Lately
Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do
Oh the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
And you fill my life with laughter
You can make it better
Ease my troubles that's what you do
There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
Like the sun
At the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the One
Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do
There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
And it shines like the sun
At the end of the day we will give thanks and pray to the One
Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do
Take away my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Fill my life with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Songwriters: Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately lyrics © BMG Rights Management


I've seen Rod Stewart twice now.  He really puts on a good show.






Okay, that's it for my stream today.  I do have a relatively free weekend so I'm going to attempt to get some blog posts drafted and start working on some other things I've been putting off lately because of my extra work.  I know you've all been missing me terribly!  How you been doing?