We are a land built by many hands of many nationalities. My ancestors came to the modern-day Promise Land from the Isles of Ireland and Scotland. I count my blessings daily for the sweat and tears poured into this country, forging her into a great nation and making my life easier. I will never know the struggles of my forefathers and I consider it a great privilege that I was born FREE…
and living in AMERICA!
Last week, I dropped the hint that I had something special for y’all. Well, I do! Our fearless leader, XmasDolly (Marie) is hosting a giveaway to celebrate her 7th blogoversary (coincidentally it matches mine) and to show all of you just how special you mean to us. We pulled our resources to offer you a chance to win one of these cool prizes. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Why the urgency? Up until now, I kept ahead of the daily #AprilA2Z prompt, but it finally caught up with me and now I’m feeling Under Pressure (Queen) to get my mojo juices working. U inspired me!
Now, forget understanding this little ditty because it’s simply a fun, catchy number and in my book that makes it a winner! U inspire me (like yoU always do) and this morning, I want to say…U is in yoU, which makes yoU, YOU.
What makes yoU, YOU? For me, it’s mUsic! Throughout this challenge, I shared with yoU my daily mUsic choice. This is my utopia!
The first group I thought of was U2. I was pleasantly surprised when in October 2014 Apple launched the global rock band’s Songs of Innocence (click the link to listen) newest album to 500 million iTunes users for free. How utterly insane is that? I loved it! There are a couple of good tracks (The Miracle is my fave) on this cut and I hope yoU listen to decide for yoUrself.
Now, let’s flashback (coz I can’t forget my Flashback Friday edition) wayback!
DH and I were dating. He was a senior and I was a freshman in high school. I vividly remember this song coming out and no doubt played at DH’s senior prom. Do yoU remember it?
O’Day described this tune as a Nocturnal Novelette. It was put out without fanfare in February 1977. Four months later, it was the #1 song in the country, and certified gold.
As A2Z unwinds, just know I’ll be keeping the mUsic alive on my blog three days a week and I hope yoU will continue to join me. Before you go, tell us, what song describes yoU (or your life) in a nutshell?
To fit the mood or if nothing else in name only, here is winter in song.
Angela from Mommy Time Out and I would like to thank you for joining us for another edition of Wayback Wednesdays. To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).
It’s so nice of you to come by & I hope you’ll decide to make it a repeat visit each week to share in my musical memories (new or old) and my photo ops.
Wanna make me (or someone else) happy today? Then, leave a comment! I’ll be hopping over to your little niche in Blogosphere soon!
I’m taking part in other WW communities, if you’re interested then look under Daily Blog Hops at the top of this page, then click on Photography Hops.
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For me, I’m an on and off Friday participator of blog hops. Why? I’m largely influenced by my darling husband’s work schedule, which is just that. Naturally, I want to spend time with him on his day off because he’s so fabulous!
Today is one of his on Fridays at the office, so I have the small luxury of playing Hilary’s fun meme.
This week’s blank statements and my answers:
1. When I was little, all I wanted was a to grow up and now that I am, I want to be little again. Isn’t that ironic?
2. I always want to love to stop eating my favorite chocolate after a few bites, but no matter how hard I try, I don’t.
3. The bittersweet truth of it all was is that my youngest daughter and her boyfriend are now engaged, which has left me a mixture of sadness and gladness. Where does the time go?
4. The low-hanging clouds against the Smoky Mountains make me think of the Porcupine Islands in Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain. Totally beautiful!
What do you need to do to join the fun? It’s easy, simple…