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Theme Song Thursday~ Happy Birthday Miss Loretta

18 Jan

“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!”

― Audrey Hepburn

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Our little group of single mingle friends went to Delaney’s Pub tonight to check out their new karaoke night. The VFW isn’t doing regular karaoke on Thursday nights anymore, so Miss Pat found a new place for us to go. It’s not really new to us. We meet there the first Monday of the month for dinner, but the karaoke night is new.

My first song of the evening was leading the room in a rousing Happy Birthday song for Miss Loretta. Miss Pat baked all kinds of cookies and I made a bunch of mini cupcakes and a big one for Miss Loretta.

The singing was great and it was good to see the old gang back together again. Happy birthday again, Miss Loretta!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mE_httnGY

One thing our group can all agree with is,we aren’t getting older, we’re getting better.

Throwback Theme Song Thursday:) Frosty the Snow Man

14 Dec

Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.     

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I thought I’d share a throwback craft project from last year, and add a little theme Song music for the holidays.

https://youtu.be/PIpXwY6FV3k

Last year around this time, I was at Mom’s place, painting ornaments, boxes, notecards, and making snowmen craft projects with mini and regular size Hershey bars. It’s a fun and easy project. Mom loved passing them out to her friends. I sure do miss my mom. It’s hard to believe that she’s not here. This is our first Christmas without her. But, she’s a crafting, painting, singing, dancing, and playing piano in heaven. That’s my Angel Mother.

Here’s the snowman project…

The little ones are cute too, aren’t they?

Just measure the width of the candy bar and add an inch. I just used white copy paper. The hats and eyes were made with black construction paper. The orange nose with construction paper too. A glue stick and tape are the easiest for securing. I used ribbon for the scarves and frayed the edges, twisting together with some wired star ribbon. A little pink chalk for the cheeks. You can improvise with materials you have at hand. You can use real buttons or felt for the hats. I just happened to have some cool things. You can also just use markers for the eyes and nose. Even the scarf could be drawn on with markers. Just use you imagination. One thing to be careful of… don’t eat all the candy before you get a chance to make the snowmen. (It’s been known to happen.)

Theme Song Thursday:) Sunrise and Sunset

16 Nov

“Any day that you get to witness the majesty of a glorious sunrise followed by a sultry sunset, now, that’s a great day, my friend.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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The beautiful morning sun took away the chill of the actual freezing temperatures. Even the frost on the grass sparkled with delight.

Sunrise

https://youtu.be/LO36F–Vn1g

But, I must admit, sunsets are my favorite photos. The oranges and golds and crimson bursts of color reflect on the water. I always say, only God could paint such a magnificent painting in the sky.

Sunset

https://youtu.be/TX6Fj85xySc

Theme Song Thursday:) Here Comes the Sun…NOT!

18 Oct

“The rumors of the sun making a brief appearance in North Texas have been greatly exaggerated.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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This morning I woke up at the crack of noon…just kidding, I woke up around 9, but I went to bed at 2:30 am, so I just lolligaggled around till noon. (Is that a real word? Spellcheck didn’t like it.) To quote a line from a Santana song, “Evil Ways,”…”My house is dark and pots are cold.” It’s been rainy and gloomy and cold all week, actually a few weeks. My house is dark and I guess my pots are cold. I really don’t have any pots. We went from the scorching heat of summer to instant fall.

I made a cup of hot tea and sat with my iPad, checking my emails and Facebook. One of my friends posted that the sun was out. Oh man! I looked out the window. It wasn’t too dark, there was no pelting of rain. Promising. Hope springs eternal. I posted on Facebook that I heard a rumor that the sun was out, so I was going for a walk.

Optimistically, I put on my gym shoes and grabbed my sunglasses and scurried out the door. I never did see the sun, as it was veiled in whitish grayish streaks of clouds.

Instead of being disappointed, I thought, “At least it’s not raining!” Now, that’s a glass half full or all the way full kinda attitude. As I strolled under the trying-to-come-out sun, I sang an optimistic song. The power of positive thinking, or positive singing.

“Here Comes the Sun…”

https://youtu.be/xUNqsfFUwhY

My weather alert on my phone just dinged this very second, “A brief rain shower will begin around 5:06.” It’s been dinging all week. ENOUGH ALREADY!!! I better keep singing…Here comes the sun…da da da da…here comes the sun.. Everybody sing along with the Beatles.

Theme Song Thursday:) That’s what friends are for

3 Aug

“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”

~ Jon Katz

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I truly have the best friends in the world. Last week I mentioned to a few friends that I was collecting donations for my dear friends over at Towne Creek Senior Apartments. I’ve been volunteering there, teaching arts and crafts for nearly 11 years now. The directors decided to come up with an incentive plan to get some of the more sedentary and isolated seniors out of their tiny apartments, and down to the community room to join in some of the activities. So, Christy and Kelly are promoting participation by handing out play money to the residence, and in September, they will have an auction, where they can purchase items. What a clever idea!

Many friends have offered to donate, but Miss Pat and the gals from karaoke and Single Mingle came through right away with all kinds of fun gifts, beautiful jewelry, scarves, soaps, holiday items, etc. I’ll show you just some of the cute things they’ve donated.

I put together a little spa basket with a few fun items, and I’ll have to find some cute gift bags and boxes for all the pins, belts, earrings, etc.

Don’t I have the best, kindest, most generous friends! And there’s more coming in.

Thanks everyone!!!

Theme Song Throwback Thursday

27 Jul

“Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse.”

~Robert A. Heinlein

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Where do the years go? It seems like yesterday that I was a little girl. Now, when I look in the mirror, that little girl has has grey hair and wrinkles. But then God gives me a beautiful little grand-daughter to watch grow up. I look in her big brown eyes, and I can see myself, my mother, and my little boy now a man. Where do the years go?

Throw back Thursday… “When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, what will I be?”…

My little Belle. May all your big dreams come true.

Theme Song Thursday:) Saying Goodbye

22 Jun

“Moving on is simple. It is what we leave behind that is hard.”

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Today, we said our goodbyes to our friend Richard at karaoke. He’s moving to Washington to be with his son. It will be nice for him to be with family, but we will miss his smiling face, and I think he’ll miss us too. All the ladies ladies will really miss him at the VFW on Thursday night because he is a marvelous dancer and would always take turns dancing with each and every lady there. A great dancer and true gentleman.

I made him a special big poster size card with a bunch of photos that I’ve taken throughout the past few years. Everyone signed it and wished him well on his new adventure.

Then, when it was my turn, I sang “Leaving On A Jet Plane” and dedicated it to Richard. “All your bags are packed, you’re ready to go. You’re sitting there, right by the door. We hate to see you leave and say goodbye….You’re leaving on a jet plane…”

Good luck and safe travels, Richard. We will miss you. Keep dancing!