Thanks for joining me for a cup of coffee and giggles this morning, Kittens & Dawgs! Well, the holidays are behind us for another year. It’s time to put away the tree but frankly I don’t wanna and don’t have-tah, so I probably won’t just yet. It makes me so sad to see it all go away but I’ll probably begin taking stuff down next week beginning with the tree….maybe. However, not my village. That can stay all winter! 🙂
Do you still have your tree up? If so, when do you plan to put away your Christmas decorations?
Did you make a list of resolutions or goals for the new year? I did not but I do have one definite goal borrowing no complications I want VERY much for us to be in a new house before the year ends. That’s a tall, tall order to fill especially considering how picky we are in what we want but after nearly 40 years of marriage and oddles of baggage as in stuff that’s accumulated then we need a place that can hold everything that we have plus room to spare. We certainly know better what to look for this time around than we did when we bought this little starter house. I count our blessings for this place. God is so good to us. Hopefully, He’ll lead us in our decision for a next home. Any and everything else that I manage this year will be like icing a cake – sweet!
A few weeks ago, John from The Sound of One Hand Typing introduced me to the team of Callie & Colette members of mewsical group, The Croft family. Anyhow, I loved their retro sound (you can sample a bit of it in selection #2 of playlist) and beautiful harmonies so much that I decided to look for more YouTube videos to share.
Were you introduced to any new artists/bands or songs recently? You know I love mewsic, so share with me in comments!
There are days when I can relate to this, how about you? lol
How’s the weather where you are? This about sums it for me….
I’m linking up taking a HOT coffee break with Stacy Uncorked and Eugenia @BrewNSpew this morning and you’re invited to come with and let me remind you to visit again tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.
Good-morning, Kittens and Dawgs! Are you having your morning coffee? I’m on cup #2 and heading to get cup three. Coffee is good for you, didn’t you hear?
Autumn’s presence is making her mark gradually. There’s a slight change in the leaves color, mostly due to dry conditions and the last hurricane system out of Mexico hit us Sunday. We got lots and lots of rain. The heavy storms caused the changing leaves in our backyard to fall off but I’m hopeful if we get enough rain that the remaining will give us pretty colors. *cross fingers* If you want to listen to more Autumn inspired mewsic then check out yesterday’s post. 😉
Speaking of which, I heard some wonderful mewsic on the dance floor. Michele from Angels Bark introduced to me the Swedish heavy metal band Lake of Tears. This isn’t my normal mewsical genre but I really liked the song with the same name as their 1999 album, So Fell the Autumn Rain. I think it’s the opening violin that appeals to my ear then the bleed in with a contrast rock blend captured my interest to hear more and so from that album here are my favorites. Enjoy!
What did you think of Lake of Tears? Michele shared an amazing Autumn playlist yesterday and you’re invited to stop by boogie with her!
Are y’all getting lots of rain? What songs make you think of autumn?
Let me turn my thoughts to random TV talk. In 2012, I told y’all I started watching the vintage TV soap, Dark Shadows, on Netflix. What I didn’t realize is they did not have the complete series available for streaming. Luckily, Amazon Prime now has what I think is all episodes and a few movies. I found an interesting article online, 9 Terrifying Amusing Facts About ‘Dark Shadows’ that I wanted to share with fans of the show. I thought it was amusing to read the factoids and now I understand why the acting wasn’t the best. It’s interesting I never noticed the fumbled lines and production glitches as a kid that I pick up on now but still it’s a lot of fun to watch!
Are you a fan of Dark Shadows? Would you like to see a remake of the show?
Years ago, we began watching Dancing With The Stars (DWTS). It became a routine thing to do with the family. This was before streaming. We either locked in the time to do it or recorded the episodes.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA – The cast of Season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars,” are announced live on “Good Morning America,” Wednesday, September 6, 2017 on the ABC Television Network. DEBBIE GIBSON, ALAN BERSTEN, EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT, LINDSEY STIRLING, MARK BALLAS, DEREK FISHER, SHARNA BURGESS, NIKKI BELLA, BARBARA CORCORAN, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, KEO MOTSEPE, TERRELL OWENS, CHERYL BURKE (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
We continue to watch the show and image my suprise to find the return of DWTS two weeks into the season! These days, we do not watch aired programmed TV shows, but instead stream the episodes the following day at a time that’s convenient. We’re still playing catch up so if you’re watching the program please no spoilers. Anywho, I will tell my favorite celebrity dancer is YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling partnered with pro dancer, Mark Ballas. I think she could win the Mirror Ball trophy. She’s awesome!
If you wish to fast forward all the fluff to see her dance with mark, then feel free to jump to the 1:44 mark to watch.
Do you watch DWTS? If so, who’s your favorite celebrity?
Although many of the new shows have kicked off, I’m always reminded of ones we started and because we do not watch programmed TV, then we need to resume some of last year’s favorites like Designated Survivor season 2 on ABC (began September 27th) and Lethal Weapon season 2 on the FOX network (premiered September 26th). A third show I’m looking forward to but won’t be back until next September is the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Cal Sal. What a disappointment to learn of the show’s delay! I reckon executives didn’t know if they wanted to continue the series but I’m happy that they are going to run with it for a 4th season. Speaking of Breaking Bad, we have yet to finish that series, maybe we can do that now.
Now that I do not have any restriction on what I can eat since my oral surgery at the end of August, I finally got to have a bowl of my favorite Blue Bell ice cream flavor – Rocky Mountain Road.
The rich chocolate ice cream goodies combined with dark chocolate covered peanuts, milk chocolate covered pecans, white chocolate covered almonds, and roasted walnuts with swirls of marshmallow cream is some out of this world goodness! Well…it used to be. *sigh* It’s still good don’t get me wrong but they’ve changed it. The marshmallo cream is too sweet, the ice cream is kinda gooy, and it seems they’ve cut back on the nuts. I plan to contact Blue Bell later today to let them know that we do not like the change and hope they return to the recipe that we love!
Are you an ice cream fan? What’s your favorite flavor and brand? Can you eat year-round?
That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber, just click buttons above, to come with and if not, I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.