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Roof Leak, Sad News, T-Rex Hatchlings, Grand Ole Opry, Jack Reacher 2

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Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! Home repairs suck the life out of you sometimes. Sheez! We have a problem with our roof and every time we think we have it fixed, it leaks again. *smack forehead* So…it’s back up on the roof we go, well it’s DH who climbs back up there while I play ground gopher. I’m good with that but I hate it for him.

If that’s not bad enough, we learned on Sunday that DD#2 and SIL are moving to Maine sooner than we thought. I mean sooner like as November 1st! I’m not ready to have one of my children more than a thousand miles from home. It’s hard enough to get with our kids locally as it is and with this move it’s gonna make things nearly impossible to do.  I’m certain with one making this giant leap that another and then another will follow. They are thick as thieves and they have an adventurous side. I can’t blame them. It’s good to experience one’s dreams. This has been a big one for DD#2 for years, too. I have a mixture of feelings right now but mostly I’m gonna be really sad to see them go. They started a GoFundMe to raise money to help with their move. I hope they are successful with this approach.

Please let me know either publicly or privately if you choose to give to DD#2 & hubs moving slush fund, so I can send you my thanks and let them know that you helped. 😉

A few days ago, we were in Home Depot. They have a nice display of Halloween stuff for decorating your lawn and home. I snapped a few pix with my iPhone camera, then I played with one in Pixelmator to share with my gal, Stacy Uncorked.

 

She and her daughter have a thing for dinosaurs, so I couldn’t resist taking a picture. I call this “Home Depot Goes Jurassic Park”. 🙂 I added a couple of layers of creepy fog to create a little white noise to cover the obvious store surroundings but there’s only so much I can do without a little black magic. Wait, there’s a witches brew going on behind the T-Rex hatchlings. I should have asked for their help!

Friday, we took another trip to Nashville to finish up the shops at the Opry Mills mall. We got there about half an hour before the shopping center opened.  We decided to go back to the gift shop at the the Grand Ole Opry which is right across the street from the mall. Although you can’t really tell it from the photo but it was really foggy and that’s why the sky appears a washed out gray. You just can’t do much photo magic with these kinds of conditions.  I’d really like to see this place at night, though.

We weren’t in there long before the crowds began to come through the tiny shop that’s to the right of this image just above the pickup truck’s bed under the word “Opry”.

Getting to the mall so soon after the shops opened I thought was idea and normally it would be but I noticed almost from the start the presences of little people. I mean school aged kids. I thought, “Shouldn’t they be in school?” It soon became clear that something was going on. I later learned the Nashville schools were on Fall Break. What’s with all these breaks anyhow? We never got such a thing as a “Fall Break” when I went to school.

We finished the other side of the mall. DH found a cute pencil skirt with a side zipper (all the way down with two zipper pulls one from the top and one for the bottom) at Express on the clearance rack for twenty bucks that he got me. I wanted to share a picture of it from Express’ site but couldn’t find one. Oh, drats! You’ll just have to take my word that it’s cute. 🙂

Saturday night, we watched Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on Amazon Prime. Sequels are rarely good follow ups but this second part was good and if you haven’t seen it yet, then I highly recommend it. Check out the trailer.

 

Did you vote in my latest edition of Battle of the Bands “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” showdown? That being said, I found this new cover by Grace Acoustic Trio. I wish I had stumbled on them to throw in the battle but I didn’t.

 

I guess that concludes my randomizing. Now, it’s time for Hey, It’s Okay. Amber got the idea from Glamour magazine. Here rules are simple. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you’re okay about and she asks to please do not link a post that has nothing to do with “Hey, It’s Okay” because that’s just rude.

Hey, It’s okay.… that DD#2 and SIL want to live a dream, exploring new areas to live even if they are 15+ hours away but it’s okay to be sad and to feel like a part of me is leaving. I always wanted my children to stay near but feared the envitable could happen. Why is letting go so hard? It’s okay to share DD#2 & SIL’s GoFundMe page. After all, you never know who’s willing to help and every little bit adds up like pennies in a fountain. Finally, it’s okay to stop fretting or getting overwhelmed by others’ bad decisions. Everybody makes goofs every single day of his/her life but to purposedly do something that you know you shouldn’t…well, life does bite and you gotta live with the consequences. *sigh* As you might guess this is meant for a specific person but I’m not naming any names. I just needed to vent my frustrations.

 

 

 

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m taking a coffee break with Stacy, Amber, and Les at the above sites . You’re welcome to come with and if not, I hope you’ll come by tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

 

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Autumn rain, Dark Shadows, DWTS, Blue Bell ice cream

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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.

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Compliment, DH, NFL, Opry Mills, & Las Vegas Shooting

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Good-morning, I hope you enjoy my mewsic arrangement of Rue du Soleil. The first track on my playlist I stumbled on I’m not sure how but REALLY liked it and knew I had to share it with my kittens & dawgs!

First thing I need to say I’m sorry to a young gal somewhere in Knoxville. Yesterday, she popped her head out of the car window exclaiming, “YOU LOOK NICE!” I really appreciated the compliment a lot! I mean what girl doesn’t right? I smiled politely saying “Thank you” but way too low-keyed and I know that didn’t tell this young gal how much it meant to me. So… if you’re out there reading this (probably not)… I’m sorry and you’re sweet to let me know!

Speaking of looking nice, DH came home last night with three new blouses for me. Man! Oh, man, am I ever a lucky girl! I feel so undeserving of his special treatment and makes me feel like real princess.  He’s such a sweetheart. I think I’ll keep him! 😉

For a couple of years we wanted to go to Nashville to knock around and finally made it last Friday, we took in the shops on Opry Mills Drive. This is a very touristy area with the Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord Opryland on the premise of the very large…I mean HUGE outlet mall. Anyway we had loads of fun browsing around when who should we see but….

TAYLOR SWIFT!

There she stood bigger than life posing in front of a shop. I, immediately pulled out my brand new iPhone8 to capture the moment. I mean, it’s not every day you see a celebrity camera ready like this but then…

I didn’t, either!

The Opry Mills shopping center is the nicest outlet mall I’ve visited and it’s amazing that it has a Madame Tussauds.  The waxed figures are unbelievably life-like.  I examined Taylor’s hand closely and the details was incredible. That’s George Strait on the right and I believe behind him is Rihanna. We did not enter the musuem due to short on time and a whole of calaustrophobia, you’re invading my personal space to battle that I did not want to even think about going inside just yet. Maybe another day I’ll be willing to go. Why there’s even an aquarium inside the mall!

I’ve been waiting to take a picture of neon fish forever and finally got to snap a few pictures. Aren’t the colors gorgeous?

On our way back to the car, we stopped at Johnny Rockets for to-go order. Isn’t it cool? I love the retro feel of this place!

I’m not going to lie to you this place is expensive or at least we think it is. We shelled out almost nineteen bucks for one burger, an order of fries, and a chocolate milkshake. The quantity was normal, not super-sized or anything.  Don’t get me wrong, it was enough food for the two of us. We always share a meal because generally a single meal is too much for me. For the price the food quality wasn’t superior. We think Five Guys or Shake & Steak is at least as good if not better and almost half the price. But…it was fun nonetheless and we’re happy that we tried them.

We have plans to return to Nashville. I can’t say when we’ll make another trip or even if it’ll be this year but when we do again we’ll want to come back to this mall.

 

Let me just say, I’m fed up with the NFL. I mean, who isn’t? These multi-million dollar players who refuse to show respect for those who bled and died for this country to protect the freedoms that they enjoy today are pompous so-and-so. If I was a woman of strong language then I might choose to call them other things but “pompous so-and-so” will suffice. All I have to do is say, shame on you for taking a knee when the national anthem plays! You’re entitled to your opinion but your job isn’t to toss your political views my way.  If I were the team owner(s) then I’d have a serious talk with the coaches stating in no uncertain terms to get the players under control least they face a hefty penalty – loss wages, fine, whatever it takes to stop this punch in the face of every veteran or fallen soldier and every patriotic American. After all money has a way of changing a person attitude if nothing else temporarily. I’d love to see these athletes have a change of heart but get this while the guys are making a show of themselves on national TV I want to commend an organization who supports the national anthem. Let’s hear for The Lingerie Football League!

 

Let me go on record, I am not a fan of most women’s sports but I TOTALLY respect these gals taking a strong stand and showing the the NFL how it’s done.  Hey boys…the girls are doin’ it better than you! You’re getting your back-end whipped good on this one!! What do  you think of that?

Let’s make the most of our opinion, if you have a beef with the NFL doin’ this and you know the names of teams and players who disrespect our flag and national anthem then leave it in comments for others to see.  I noticed yesterday in comments on XmasDolly’s site that team members of the @Ravens did this over the weekend and recently DH shared that the @Steelers refuse to come out of the locker room for the national anthem, except Alejandro Villanueva a former Army Ranger Captain broke pack to be on the field. That takes a lot of backbone. Way to go Alexjandro!  Whenever I watch football these days, I root for the team who is the least offender. I hate that sponsors are pulling their support but am glad at the same time. Obviously the sponsors are listening to the feedback. I do not want to see the NFL destroyed but it’s the players, the coaches, and other supporters who’ll be the undoing of an iconic sport IF this continues.

Don’t forget to change the HASHTAG for the football team or player you want to shame.

Before I go, I want to let all the families affected in Las Vegas shooting Sunday evening that we’re praying for you.  This is a senseless act perpetrated by a very bad person taking 59 lives and inflicting harm on countless others.  It’s heartbreaking that there’s so much evil in the world and it keeps getting closer to home. People can’t find inner peace anymore because they have their have turned their hearts away from God, placing their hopes in just about everything else, except the Lord. Jesus is the way, folks! May God heal the injured and comfort the shattered lives!

 

This is what the hop hostess says… I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you’re okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with “Hey, It’s Okay”. It’s rude.

 

It’s okay….to have an opinion but choosing when and where to give it requires discretion.  NFL players taking the knee is a fine example of a need to hold off on moment.  They are paid to do a job just like anyone and their job is to  entertain and  to provide a brief distraction for the fans from the world.  Will your employer let you mouth off or embarass the company just because things aren’t purrfect politically, socially, emotionally, or financially? I didn’t think so! What do you think your boss or company would do to you, if you disgraced or misrepresented their views? I think you might get a little pink slip or heck, maybe a big ole…”YOU’RE FIRED!”

It’s okay…to take an extended blogging hiatus. Many of my blogger friends have stepped away temporarily, hopefully, because they’ve lost that blogging feeling and this definitely, “Hey’ It’s Okay” moment because once blogging resembles a chore then the fun is gone, gone, gone.

It’s okay…to respond to and do return visits at your pace. Rushing either turns blogging into a chore. I think this is what happens to us all. We get under the gun, no doubt of our own doing at least this is in the way it is with me, to push ourselves beyond our limit which results in blog burn out. I’m like hey, it’s okay take it easy. I’m not going anywhere, just get to me when you can.

 

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m taking a coffee break with Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat and linking with Stacy for Random Tuesday Thoughts . You’re welcome to come with and if not, I hope you’ll come by tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

 

 

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Changing Seasons, Coloring Apps, and @LisaJStansfield

Oh, my Cathy! Can you believe this is the last week of September, Kittens & Dawgs?

Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman’s face
Hours are like diamonds, don’t let them waste
Time waits for no one, no favours has he
Time waits for no one, and he won’t wait for me

 

Time truly does not wait for no one. Although, I’m NOT looking forward to winter I am happy that it’s autumn again. Our expected forecast for this week will feel like summer but a cooling tread is heading this way by Friday. But, you didn’t tune into the weather channel, did you?

What do you think about the new look of today post spot? I’m changing things a bit. For months I used the adorable kitten in a tea-cup for my Cathy Chats but I love all things feminine and vintage or retro images of women says “Me!”

I don’t think I want to live in the past but there are things about the past I love and that being women being women. In the past 30+ years I’ve seen roles reverse in the sexes with women progressing farther away from their womanhood but that’s my opinion. I know some agree with me and others see it different.

This is my day to get random, even rant without repercussions, right? I can do that with my blog…just saying is all.  Anywho….do you like to color? I do. That’s one of the many reasons why I enjoy rubberstamp art. There are a lot of free resources online where you can download images to color but I discovered a few coloring apps for my iPad that I’m reviewing. I don’t like paying for an app unless I’m confident I’m really going to love it and I’m even less inclined to get the add-ons to the freebies. These are ones I’m using the free version of with no upgrades and I will tell you what I like and don’t.  I’m sharing this with you as one friend to another and this is not a sponsored post. 😉

 

Color Therapy offers plenty of coloring pages with a limited coloring palette. Every day they make available a free coloring page. It’s more important to me to have a bigger selection of colors than coloring pages.

 

 

Pigment offers a lot of different coloring palettes with few coloring pages and various brushes like pencil, marker, airbrush, as well you can choice to fill a complete area of color. The cool thing is you can layer the colors and technique style brush strokes over filled areas. As you can see with the shading I did. This app is best used with a stylus but I don’t have one. It’s an okay program and I certainly plan to keep it on my device because I’m hoping Santa will bring me the Apple Pencil for Christmas. Did you hear that Santa? Just checking. 🙂

 

 

Recolor is my favorite of the tree.  It has a nice array of coloring options with daily freebie pages to choice. It has several coloring pages in different categories to use at no charge, too.  In my recent upgrade to iOS 11 I discovered the pages I colored vanished. Either I did something wrong or the upgrade wiped them out. Luckily I can get to most of them again to color again. I can’t complain about this since it’s free. However had I paid for it then I might be a little sore but…I’d also have access to everything to do over anyhow so no harm done and it’s fun to color right?

All three apps use a watermark to identify their program. Color Therapy is a little less intrusive. I don’t like any of them but that’s what you get with the free version and so I can live with it. I noticed Recolor saves the coloring pages as a larger file size than the others. I hope this means the print quality is better. So, if you’re looking for fun stuff to do with your iPad then I recommend these apps. I am going to continue using these to see if my opionion or experience changes and will report if back to ya should I change my mind.

 

Do you like to print and color? Yes. I thought so. On The Balance, Stacy Fisher shares Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults listing several sources.  Color Book Addict  is another site with tons of links to browse for free coloring pages. Finally, I found came across Just Color.  I want to return to these sites when I have more time but wanted to let y’all know about them.

 

If you’ve read “Curious as a Cathy” for a while then you know mewsic is a big part of my life and I love to share whatever moves me.  For a time I even shared weekly new mewsical discoveries. Time being what it is and I find multi-posts on a single day is not only hard for me but often become over-sights by others.  I figured it best to incorporate my finds in random share such as here which brings me to my point. Yes, I’m a little long wind. Please indulge me. 🙂 While researching song choices for my October 1st BoTB I came across an 80s artist. Her name didn’t resonate with me but  I think the reason is her success fell at the end of the decade and that’s when I entered my early years as a new mother. Do I need to explain further? I didn’t think so. Anywho, I liked her contemporary R&B sound in “My Apple Heart” from 1989 and so I invite you to please listen to Lisa Stansfield.

 

 

Stansfield recorded/released her first album Affections the same year from which her top charting global hit, “All Around the World” (#5 on the playlist, beginning 19:35) appeared.

 

 

Have you heard of Lisa Stansfield? If so, what songs do you like by her?

 

 

This is what the hop hostess says… I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you’re okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with “Hey, It’s Okay”. It’s rude.

 

 

It’s okay….

To enjoy the childhood past time of coloring. It’s truly therapeutic plus it takes me back to simpler time. I think I want my mommy! This is definitely a “Hey it’s okay” moment even when you’re 55. Trust me!

To not be in the know about every artist in one’s life. The beautiful thing is discovering new talent is like finding a lost treasure. Do I keep it to myself or http://curiousasacathy.com/2017/09/back-to-school-again/do I share? I always choose the latter.  I hope you enjoyed today’s feature and if you like mewsic, then you may want to hit the dance floor with me on Mondays. Check out yesterday’s Back To School Again mewsic.

To be excited over new iPhone arrival and then disappointed when it doesn’t show. That’s how things went down Friday. DH’s phone arrived. We ordered them on the same day but different invoices because his was showing unavailable and mine wasn’t. Then we got notice his phone prepped for shipping before mine and left the facility via FedEx Knoxville bound. My order processed a couple of hours later, handed off to the carrier but it never left Memphis. There was hiccup somewhere. It finally got in town late Friday afternoon and there was no chance it would deliver even though we remained hopeful of a miracle. It didn’t happen. The online tracking data showed my package never leaving FedEx’s airport destination. Saturday morning my package status was the same. It took calling the 800 number which on the weekends is totally run by an overseas call center. Which is another nightmare in itself. I can’t understand them, they can’t understand me but they are super polite and trying like crazy to help. I finally got someone to tell me my package was in the Knoxville main distribution center but wouldn’t deliver until Monday. DH felt the same disappointment for me as I did. I put on a good front and waved it off the best I could. Things go wrong sometime. We knocked around town a bit when DH said, let’s go by FedEx to try to pick up your phone. The worse thing that can happen is they say, no I can’t do that. A young man greeted us. After checking our tracking info, he reacted with good judgement and common sense. He saw the delay in delivery was FedEx’s bad and went against protocol to get it for us, turning our day completely around! He deserves the “Employee of the Year” award in my opinion. 😀

 

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m taking a coffee break with Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat (I’m not sure if she’s returned from her hiatus) and linking with Stacy for Random Tuesday Thoughts . You’re welcome to come with and if not, I hope you’ll come by tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.

 

 

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The Best of Ray Parker Jr

orGood-morning, kittens & dawgs! I was close to blowing off today’s post but then I realized I had it nearly finished. I’m beginning to think with my return to “normal blogging” I’m taking on more than I can handle.   Okay, I can do this! Really, I can do this! I just need to relax. Breathe. And enjoy!

Things are just about to calm a bit in my life. I think I finally got all my necessary appointments out-of-the-way for this year.  *cross fingers* DH is a different story. He will have regular follow ups probably for many, many months to come.  We’re thinking if his eye surgeon thinks it’s a good idea to wait until next spring to have the surgery needed to remove the oil bubble (from the retina re-attachment process). Dr. P says sometimes the retina will detach after removing the oil bubble so the longer it’s left in then changes are better the retina will not separate. Our concern is his vision as his lens continues to deteriorate. It’s very frustrating for him. Kindly continue to keep him in prayer. Thanks!

We almost witnessed a wipe out on the interstate yesterday. I closed my eyes for a few seconds to catch a little nap on the way home from the store when  scary sound jolted them wide open to see a Hunda slide sideways across three lanes. All I can say, that driver is lucky because there was nothing close to him or us! He recovered avoiding a horrible accident but damage was done to his car. DH said he went up on the concrete medium nearly toppling over before sliding across the highway.  God surely had His hands on that driver and us. I shutter to think about what if traffic had been heavy.

Good grief, can you believe it Friday is the first day of autumn? WOW, this year is scooting by!  This week summer is taking its last stand with temps in the low to mid-80s.  When it’s sunny, THAT’s just too warm to suit me, too! Next week things is forecast to drop the upper 70s for the high.  I always look forward to drinking hot chocolate in the fall but I’ll have to wait a few weeks to enjoy a steaming cup piled high with miniature marshmallows or Readi Wipp.

I think I’ll bake some cookies. Which sounds the best to you, oatmeal raisin, molasses (soft ginger cookie), or chocolate chip? I think all three sound yummy and it’s going to be a tough decision! I know which ever I decide will delight DH (a.k.a. “Cookie Monster”)!

Okay enough random jabbering. It’s time for some mewsic! In Jingle, Jangle,  Jungle’s It’s All in the Name series, she reminded me that Ray Parker Jr is more than the Ghostbusters theme song singer. That being said, here’s a 9 song playlist I created for your enjoyment while you’re visiting this morning or surfing the net.

 

What Ray Parker, Jr song do you like? Is there another by Parker you like but didn’t make my playlist?

 

 

This is what the hop hostess says… I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you’re okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with “Hey, It’s Okay”. It’s rude.

 

It’s okay….

  • to just stare at the sky looking for cool shapes in the clouds. It’s wonderful to take time to enjoy the simple things and to be a kid again. We get too busy in our grown up world to celebrate the beauty all around us.
  • to look forward to all things autumnish – baking, falling leaves, pumpkins, cinnamony scents, nippy temps, cozy fleece socks, and snugly sweats.
  • that I’m excited about getting my new iPhone. Mine is four years old. I’m afraid to upgrade to iOS 11 today because of its age and I’m certain it’ll put a huge drag on everything making it impossible to open apps properly. Also, at this stage the battery is squirrely not holding a good charge sometimes dropping sharply. One day it completely died while I  was running errands leaving me without a convenient way to communicate.

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and I’m going to check in with Les from Ink Interrupted for her “Tuesday Coffee Chat” link up but I’m not sure she’s back in the groove yet. You’re welcome to come with if you want. I hope to see you  back tomorrow for my mid-week fun with not-so Wordless Wednesday and the recent return of Way Back Wednesdays!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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