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Theme Song Thursday: “High Hopes”

11 Oct

I had a delightful day and wanted to share my joy with all of you. So, my theme song is performed by the late and great Frank Sinatra. A wonderful day fills my heart with optimism and “high hopes” for tomorrow. My morning started out with a tennis match. I haven’t played in six or seven months, but the team needed a warm body to avoid a forfeit, so my partner ivette and I took one for the team. In other words, we lost 1-6, 06. The other three lines did great. We stopped and had a nice lunch together. Then, I met a couple of my art friends, Lynne and Sherry, on the Square for a drink. (Of the iced tea variety, of course. Really.) On the way home, I stopped at the Honda dealer and got my license plates and tags for my new car. I was on the go all day and it was grand. No worries, no responsibilities, just fun! Great day!
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Theme Song Thursday:That’s Life

11 Jul

I just love Sinatra, don’t you? These are great optimistic words and a timeless song.

That’s life (that’s life), that’s what all the people say
You’re ridin’ high in April, shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune
When I’m back on top, back on top in June

I said that’s life (that’s life), and as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks stompin’ on a dream
But I don’t let it, let it get me down
‘Cause this fine old world, it keeps spinnin’ around

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king
I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing
Each time I find myself, flat on my face
I pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life (that’s life), I tell you I can’t deny it
I thought of quitting, baby, but my heart just ain’t gonna buy it
And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try
I’d jump right on a big bird and then I’d fly

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king
I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing
Each time I find myself layin’ flat on my face
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life (that’s life), that’s life and I can’t deny it
Many times I thought of cuttin’ out but my heart won’t buy it
But if there’s nothin’ shakin’ come this here July
I’m gonna roll myself up in a big ball a-and die

My life!

Monday Morning: A Foggy Day in Elgin Town

4 Jun

It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.
Joseph Conrad
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The morning fog and mist was amazing this morning. I jumped out of bed to capture the moment before it disappeared.

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George and Ira Gershwin-“Foggy Day”. It’s suppose to be in London Town…I changed the town…

A foggy day in Elgin town
It had me low and it had me down
I viewed the morning with much alarm
The Field Museum had lost its charm
How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
But the age of miracles hadn’t passed
For, suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy Elgin town
The sun was shining everywhere

A foggy day in Elgin town
It had me low and it had me down
I viewed the morning with much alarm
The Field Museum had lost its charm
How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
But the age of miracles hadn’t passed
For, suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy Elgin town
The sun was shining upside-down!