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Monday, November 20, 2017

A Tennessee Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here again, and I'm excited to be hosting our family meal right here in the south! See, my family is very fortunate because we never stopped having Thanksgiving together, like we did as kids. Each year, we hop to a different city with the whole mishpacha! Last year, we had almost everyone as we rented a house on a beach in Charleston. I am sorry that one nephew and his family won't be joining us, nor will another nephew's girlfriend. But, we are excited to have the future inlaws of my son and daughter coming to Tennessee. All together, we plan to visit with a total of 29 guests  . . . so THAT is what I am thankful for.

I've been busy cookin' up some good vittles all week! We've got our fancy eatin' table, for twelve, and we even got one new pot passer for the occasion. Plus, we will be using the dining room table and the kitchen table. My husband ran over a litter of fresh possum, so we don't even have to pick up dead ones from the road to cook for our possum stew; that's illegal in the state of Tennessee, anyway. Gee. I hope that possum isn't part of Jeff Session's family.

Since this is part of Music Monday Moves Me, I guess I have to post at least one song about Thanksgiving, so here goes!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NANO Writes YA

Sunday, November 12, 2017

#WW One Hit Wonders

Anyone see That Thing You Do? It was a movie about a group that became a one hit wonder. Here is their song.

This next one comes direct from my future son in law and great niece. It may not be a hit yet, but stay tuned! I hope you can find a way to listen.

Monday, November 6, 2017


November is NANO month, which means writers from all over the world attempt to pump out a first draft of a 50,000 word novel in just one month. I've always wanted to do this, but as a full time teacher, I never had the time. As a part time teacher, tour guide, and business owner, I still don't have the time, but I'm making this happen because it is more doable than last year. Having written almost 10,000 words so far, I'm not going to tell you what my young adult novel is about, but I'll leave you some clues in song.

Do I have your curiosity?

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Glasses Shop

I hit another blogger jackpot when The Glasses Shop  contacted me about sampling their product. It was meant to be because they emailed me the day before my yearly vision appointment. Although I usually wear contacts, I always love a new pair of prescription glasses, and nothing is better than prescription glasses online! I just headed to the shop and browsed their large selection of glasses frames. Finding an ordering the frames was easy! Picking out just one pair from their huge selection, not so much. But what made things easier is that I could digitally try on multiple pairs with the click of a button right from my kitchen table. I had no long wait in line, just click, click, and my new glasses were on their way.

I pasted these digital lenses onto my morning face, 
while wearing pjs, and placed my order.


It didn't take long for the box with
my prescription glasses to show up in my mailbox. Oh, boy! Even the box they came in was cute. This is a sturdy little box with a velvety inside and a magnetic seal on the out. It also came with a towel to keep my glasses shiny new. I love the browns and subtle greens of the frames. Even my husband complimented them. But what's even better, I can see. These are great long distance vision glasses. The other end of the room is clearer than it's been in years! I guess one gets used to seeing a certain way and doesn't realize how much better the world can look.

Here I am wearing my NEW prescription glasses from

Do you like them? I do!

Best of all, YOU can get your pair of prescription glasses online. And what's more, I have a special coupon code for you: GSHOT50. This means that you can have 50% OFF of your eyeglasses and sunglasses frames with free lenses (sale items excluded). Have you ever wanted prescription sunglasses? Here you go! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

#WW Spooky Halloween

Ghostly faces often appear in the mirrors at
the haunted Woodruff Fountaine house.
Do you see her or her friends?


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Tunes

This song stole a piece from the Munsters, so it counts!

See. Did you know the Munsters Theme Song had words?

Poor Marilyn is so plain compared to the rest of her family.

Here's another fun one for Halloween!

And I'll end with something new. Does anyone watch Stranger Things?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Freebie

Do you see a ghost in the mirror? I do! Actually, with a good stare, I see several of them, and I haven't been drinking this morning, either. When I toured the very haunted Woodruff Fountaine house in Memphis, I took a photo of the room and caught a corner of the mirror. Many people have reported seeing faces in the mirrors when they look at their photos, so I chose to blow up and play with the editing button on the iphone and voila

I don't know what you'll see, but I see several images. I see . . .

1.)  a Victorian woman in the center of the photo.
2.)  an older gentleman looking over her left side.
3.) a white profile to her right that has a fairly clear ear while the top of the head is wispy.
4.) a possible figure in the lower corner across from the white image.

I also see a bumpy pumpkin in the first writing prompt!

I'm currently at a school where the kids do not celebrate Halloween, so I need to pass this revised freebie onto y'all. I am offering two writing prompts with a Halloween theme for FREE!

Here I am with another one of my pajama posts, too.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Vehicles - Here We Go

Today's Music Monday Moves Me Theme is "Vehicles", so I had to find unusual modes of transportation in hopes that no one else will post my same songs. 

Let's start with a rocket ship being steered by David Bowie, "Space Oddity."

If one does post my same songs, at least I know they won't post my products, 
related to transportation, of course.

Just think. You can click on my link to buy a close read activity about the largest 
Maritime disaster in history or float along carelessly in a yellow submarine. 

Anyone want to travel with Ringo Starr?

Or, you can zoom on a broom with my Harry Potter Puzzle Pack.

I guess it would be more normal to take your mule for a stroll, one last time.
Poor Sal has been replaced by a steam engine.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Facing History and Ourselves

People make choices. 
Choices make history.

Sick at heart
     What have you done?

Sneer at everything
Finger pointing
     What have you done?

Blame everyone but thenselves
Happened in city.
     What have you done?

I am weary of reasons.
I have fear and trepidation
To bring hope and inspiration,
     What have you done?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fall Music and Products

Here's my first "fall" Music post. Enjoy Tyler Joseph and Josh
as they fall down. Twenty-One Pilots must have the clumsiest lead singer of all.

And the lantern may have fallen in the shed to start 
The Great Chicago Fire, so:

Oh, wait. Xmas Dolly said, "Autumn" theme not "fall." Let's try this, again. 

Welcome The Mamas and the Papas with "California Dreamin'."

Oh, no! You said, "Autumn." I think I went too far because the leaves have turned brown as opposed to pretty colors, but it felt fall-like to me, and it is the first and only song I thought of with the theme being "Autumn." Please give me one more chance. I'll get this theme right! 

Here's Van Morrison with Moondance.

Now, that one fits the theme, as does this:

Finally, my title does read "Fall Music" and no one falls better than
Buster Keaton

Friday, October 6, 2017

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017


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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Songs About School

The four M club gives me the Musical Monday Moves Me themes and I bend them into what I want them to be. With this weeks theme being school, I decided to stretch the theme until it breaks into Simon and Garfunkel!

Hey! This first one mentions the "School Yard."

And this next one starts with "all the crap I learned in high school." I like the songs with the words attached because when I was young, I thought he didn't want Mama to take his "fro-comb" away! Well, Garfunkel needed one.

And here's the song my brother graduated high school to. It's not Simon and Garfunkel, but we were listening to this Beatles song around the same time. Plus, Paul McCartney was and still is a looker, even as an old man.

Since the theme is school, here's one that's right on target!

And I will end with a clip from every teacher's favorite parent.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Judy & Alex

Do you remember a little over a month ago when I posted about my son's engagement? Well, guess what?

My daughter, Judy, is engaged!

That's right. It's wedding season at our household, so let me play the song that has been on replay in my head all weekend.

Last weekend, the two of them took a trip to the beautiful Mackinaw Islands in northern Michigan. Everyone just knew Alex would propose to Judy there, so he had to throw a curve ball to make for a surprise. On Thursday, the night before they left, Alex bought Mowgli a new collar, lit tiki torches in the backyard, and tied a diamond around the dog's neck. He proposed on one knee in a circle of white rose petals.

Of course this post would not be complete without the story of how they met. We call this "beshert" or destiny as if these two are soulmates and their union is meant to be through God.

About twelve years ago, when these two were a mere 15 years old, they met while camping, just one night, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Judy was with a group through Camp Sabra that traveled to the Rockies, while Alex was on a trip through Camp Tamarack. The two groups made stops at a camp site where they happened to be placed at sites next to one another. So, our kids from Memphis and Detroit, mixed and mingled for one night.

I remember vividly how Judy came home with emotions of thrill and despair because she had met the most perfect guy, but she would never see him again. He, too, was totally smitten with our Judy, but at the age of fifteen, who thinks about a life long commitment? They left without exchanging phone numbers or any other personal information. 

However, God had plans. Two years later, Judy was walking down the street in Washington D.C., and there is Alex! In this short amount of time, Facebook had grown to connect the world. The two of them became Facebook friends and could thus communicate, sorta. I say sorta because Alex was not on Facebook at the time that Judy wrote to him about moving to Ann Arbor for a two year Fellowship job at the University of Michigan Hillel. She never heard from Alex, in the ways of a Nicholas Sparks novel, because he had been ill and was not on Facebook. Judy took this to mean that he wasn't interested in her and moved on with her life, until . . .

Our son Daniel and his fiancee Sarah came to Ann Arbor to visit Judy. The three of them were sitting in a bar when Judy sees Alex after all these years; AND, he was excited to see her! A week after that, they ran into each other AGAIN in Detroit. That's when they decided to purposely run into each other and a relationship quickly grew. Two years later, voila, Mr. & Mrs. is a short year away.

Monday, September 11, 2017

9-11 Songs of Loss

I was in the computer lab with a fourth grade class, when an assistant at the school came into the room in tears. I asked what was wrong and found out about the terror attacks of 9-11. She watched my class for a few minutes while I joined others, in the library, to see a plane diving into a building. I will never forget that day. Where were you when you learned of the terror attacks of September 11th?