Monthly Archives: May 2016

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s been a brutal week for me.  I was diagnosed with Influenza type A and have been basically confined to bed since last Monday night.  To top it off, my son came down with a wicked fever yesterday, and he, too, has been diagnosed with type A flu.

I’m feeling better now, basically normal, so I hope to do some catching up with my wonderful blogging friends, please forgive my absenteeism.

In the meantime, it’s time for Jamesy’s Motivational Music Monday again already!  Do you have a song that gets you up and motivates you?  Give him a visit and share your song.  We all need new music!

However, as it’s Mother’s Day, I would like to dedicate this particular post to every mom out there.  While your child may not necessarily always tell you, know that they love and appreciate you and everything you’ve ever been to them:  caregiver, nurse, teacher, guidance counselor, chef, maid, etc., … and they always will.

To all the moms (and dads substituting as mom), I truly hope you’ve had a beautiful day.

One of the greatest groups of all time …Boys II Men … “A Song For Mama” 

Have a great week!

Motivational Music Monday #11

It’s time once again for Jamesy’s Motivational Music Monday!  Anyone can contribute, so go check out 50 in 50 Marathon Quest and add a song and/or link in the comments!

I’m going to be the first to admit that my song choice isn’t exactly motivational, but what a freaky video!  Regardless, it’s still a catchy little ditty!  James chose a fun little tune from 2012, so I thought I’d take my cue from that… I went with the biggest hit from 2012, per Billboard.  I kind of think the song he chose and the song I chose appropriately… complement… each other.  😀  I don’t know… you decide.

Without further ado, I present…

Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know

Happy Monday!  May you have a blessed week!

Seattle Date Day

Even though we live about 35 miles from Seattle, it’s not often we get to go spend the day there and just have fun.  Saturday was originally planned as a family outing, but the child was invited to a birthday sleepover party with bowling, so he much preferred that as opposed to spending the day with his parents, go figure.  We’re fun, I tell ya, really fun!!

20160430_190358.jpgSo James and I had a wonderful date day out all by ourselves without any cares or having to worry about being home at a certain time, so much like the carefree days of our younger years! (Or our racecations sans child, hehe).  First stop… hopping the train to Seattle to go watch the Sounders soccer team play!


After visiting the Pro Shop to buy a hat and eating a fabulous hot dog from a local vendor, we made our way to the nosebleed section, known otherwise during Seahawk season as the ‘Hawks nest.  Great view though.  We could see all the action happening on the pitch.



After the Sounders won against the Columbus Crew 1-0 and we enjoyed some post-game festivities…



…it was time to make our way into the city to see what trouble we could get into.  There’s some interesting people and stuff to see in downtown…


Then we found Pike’s Place Brewing Company, and that’s all she wrote.  A great place for a bite to eat and a few cocktails!





I had a couple Celestial Cosmos, their house special.  Wouldn’t want to light a match near me though… the fumes alone would’ve ignited.


Afterwards, we stopped in at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to get treats for everyone, then headed to Westlake Center to catch the bus back home.  Interesting things going on there as well. Lots of pot smoking, game playing, people preaching about Jesus, people preaching about the first ever Hemp Fest in Boise… it was a menagerie of misfits.  Even a band playing in the midst of it all… I wonder if this is how Nirvana got their first nightclub gig?


It was a great day out!  Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend as well!!