Category Archives: Monday musings

Monday Musings about Winter…

Should have eaten him before he saw his shadow …

Here in Northern Illinois we have probably 15 or more inches of snow on the ground and we’re expecting between 5 and 6 inches more by tomorrow morning! I swear it snows like every other day now. I am so over winter…

It’s also been much colder than normal for weeks now so nothing is melting. At the moment it’s 3 degrees F. and we have another winter storm warning in effect because of the icy, snowy roads and below zero windchills. I wimped out and told youngest I wasn’t driving him the 18 miles to work this morning. I mean, they haven’t even plowed my subdivision yet!

Our poor little dog is thoroughly disgusted with putting on her coat and harness for a one minute dash down the path in our backyard that I dug out for her. She came from Kentucky, so we’re not sure if she ever even saw snow before. What a rude welcome to Illinois, right?

Monday Musings About Mistakes…

This is a yellow bag of roasted pumpkin seeds…

This is a yellow bag of chihuahua training tidbits…

Guess which ones I grabbed to snack on last night?? Gahhh!

Note to self: Turn on the kitchen light!

Monday Musings About a Blogging Anniversary…

No way!

I just got notified that I signed up with WordPress FIVE years ago! I really cannot believe it’s been that long.

When I first started this blog, I was going to review books and just wait for people to find me. (Hence the name). Eventually I branched out into writing fiction and then shared stories about my family and life. You’ve all been so sweet and supportive, my virtual family who’ve patiently stayed with me through all the good times and bad, travels, health issues and even my husband’s unexpected passing 18 months ago.

I found that reading other blogs and commenting was as much fun as writing my own and made some wonderful new friends. Especially now in these crazy, crazy times, talking to people around the world about a myriad of issues has been an interesting and exciting diversion.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on my writing journey all these years. And many, many thanks to those who’ve started following recently!

Monday Musings about Moving…

Living amidst chaos…
And tons of unpacked boxes in my sunroom!

But the stove and microwave are in place and working so we don’t have to get take out for all our meals anymore. And we have our coffeemaker and the turquoise bowl for popcorn, so we’re pretty well set!

We haven’t found the silverware and dishes yet, so we are washing plastic silverware to reuse. My sweet David said to me tonight, “But we can throw the paper plates away, right?” Lol, yes we can!

When I start to worry about the huge job in front of me I remind myself how far I’ve come in the last 18 months. We will be just fine! Stay healthy and safe, everyone..,

Monday Musings about The Eagles…

The Eagles
Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B Schmidt
The new Eagles
Schmidt, Vince Gill, Henley, Deacon Frey, Walsh

ESPN aired a special last night, Eagles: Live from the Forum MMXVIII, with highlights from three sold out concerts at the LA Forum back in 2018. Nothing says summer to me like the California soft rock harmony of this band.

Oh, it brought back memories for me! I was lucky enough to see the band perform twice, once from the nosebleed seats of Chicago’s United Center and once while getting a lovely contact high on a gorgeous summer night in the bleachers at Soldier Field.

Sadly, the Eagles lost founding member Glenn Frey back in 2016 from pneumonia related to his RA and colitis. Don Henley declared the band would not go on performing without Glenn. But by 2017, Glenn’s son, Deacon Frey, had joined the group along with country legend Vince Gill and the Eagles went on.

I was mesmerized seeing this young man who was only 25 singing his father’s songs and playing guitar in front of thousands only two years after his dad’s death! And he looks so much like his father in the early years of the band. Deacon and Vince Gill seemed to take turns performing all of Glenn Frey’s songs and they both did him proud!

If you have a chance to catch this three hour special when ESPN or one of its affiliates reruns it, you won’t be disappointed!