Sweet September -2018 #SLS Song Lyric Sunday

Today’s prompt from Helen is “Sleep.”  Hope you are feeling better, Helen. 

My choice for this week is “Sleeping With The Telephone” by Reba McIntyre and Faith Hill.  It is off the “Duets” album Reba made several years ago with a few of her friends.  There are some really good songs on it.  This is about all those women who’s mates are in the service of their country, either in the military or in police and fire departments.  I think we sometimes forget the sacrifices they make in their lives as well.  My husband was a truck driver for a while and one day I did get a call about an accident.  Changed our lives (he was not physically injured but emotionally is sometimes worse).  Even that is not the same as this type of worry. 

The lyrics:

Sleeping With the Telephone:

I knew who he was
When I took his name
But somehow knowin’
Is just not the same late at night
He knows the danger
But he does what he does
He calls it duty
But I call it love
So here I am
While he’s gone
To some foreign land
And I cry
‘Cause I’m all alone
And the nights get so cold and long
And I try not to think he won’t come home
But I’m sleeping with the telephone
The yellow ribbon on my neighbor’s gate
Always reminds me that someone’s awake
Just like me
I hear the sirens
And I watch the news
He laughs and leaves with his gun
And his blue uniform
And I pray God keeps him safe from harm
And I cry
‘Cause I’m all alone
And the nights get so cold and long
And I try not to think he won’t come home
But I’m sleeping with the telephone
I loose him in my darkest dreams
And my blood runs cold and my heart skips a beat
So I get up, I can’t take anymore
Sometimes I hate how much I love him
But everyday I love him more
And I try not to think he won’t come home
But I’m sleeping with the telephone
Something awakes me from where he should be
I reach for him, the telephone rings

Songwriters: Tommy Harden / Lorrie Harden / Don Rollins
Sleeping With The Telephone lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

The song:

Thanks again, Helen for giving us the inspiration for this.  I just got back from our annual trip to Boulder Creek where my husband is in a golf tournament and we went to a concert the other night with Foreigner, Def Leppard and Journey so keep your eyes open for more posts from me!  Bet you can’t wait 🙂

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-september-2018-sls-song-lyric.html
via IFTTT

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Sweet September – 2018 #SLS Song Lyric Sunday

Helen’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is “Glass.”  I usually try to use songs from artists we have seen so I can include pictures from our concert adventures because I’m sure everyone likes to see those (LOL) but for this prompt when I went to my iTunes playlist to come up with one, there was nothing by anybody we have seen yet.

However, I did find this one by Leona Lewis and I would see her if she is touring near me.  There are several of her songs that I really enjoy.  This is one of them.  It’s got a catchy beat and I find myself doing a little dance when it comes on.

Misses Glass
See I try to hide the fact
That I’m am just a fragile individual (so)
I give off this facade that I’m so hard
When in fact I’m far from unbreakable
I’m so afraid to talk and express myself
Keeping all my feelings bottled inside
Of this softer shell that I call my heart
Cause I can’t let love back in again
Oh I wish I knew
Love was cold
Before I believed
Cause I went head on with this storm
Like lightning gone insane
It’s way too late now
There’s none left at all
So I guess I should feel fortunate
But I don’t feel that way
Love’s not in my heart
Cause see love has left me broken
Broken like glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass)
Broken like glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass)
Broken like glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) (e-e-eah)
So if you see me you can call me,
If you see me you can call me Misses Glass
Now after all the lying to myself I’m
Stuck feeling miserable (memories?)
I had forced myself to be somebody else
Making me seem invisible (Oh just see)
See I’m a lover like any other woman
And sometimes I get emotional
And it might seem hard to understand
Where I’m coming from
And you might never ever know
Oh I wish I knew
Love was cold
Before I believed
Cause I went head on with this storm
Like lightning gone insane
It’s way to late now
There’s none left at all
So I guess I should feel fortunate
But I don’t feel that way
Love’s not in my heart
Cause see love has left me broken
Broken like glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass)
Broken like glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass)
Broken like glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) (e-e-eah)
So if you see me you can call me,
If you see me you can call me Misses Glass
Gla-ha-hass, Gla-ha-hass
So if you see me you can call me
(See love has left me broken like glass)
If you see me you can call me misses glass
Gla-ha-hass, Gla-ha-hass
So if you see me you can call me
(See love has left me broken like glass)
If you see me you can call me misses glass
Broken like Gla-a-a-a-a-
(gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) a-a-
(gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) a-a-ss, Broken like glass
(gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) nah-oo
So if you see me you can call me (Ye-aheah)
If you see me you can call me-
Misses Glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass)
Misses Glass (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) Oh
Bro-oo-oken (gla-ha-hass, gla-ha-hass) Bro-oo-oken
So if you see me you can call (you can call me)
If you see me you can call me Misses Glass
Songwriters: Theodore Thomas / Theron Makiel Thomas / Timothy Jamahli Thomas
Misses Glass lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

And here’s the video:

Have you any favorite Leona Lewis songs?  This one is from her Spirit album.  I also like Bleeding Love and she does a version of “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” which is good too.  Check her out if you haven’t heard her and be sure to check in on some other #SLS participants.  Happy Sunday!

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/helens-prompt-for-song-lyric-sunday-is.html

via IFTTT

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 17 Comments

Sweet September – 2018 #SoCS

Today’s prompt from the lovely Linda for the Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “Post.”

I didn’t just want to use the obvious post as in blog post but then I realized that I had never posted the pictures from our trip to Oregon in July.  We went to visit hubby’s mother and were there for a week.  Since she is in her 90’s and takes naps during the day we had some time to do some exploring. 

We went to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument to see the Lava Butte which is a huge area of post volcanic lava. 

We went on the bus ride that took us up to the top where we could see for miles.   

Post bus ride, there was a bit of a hike to get to the top but we made it.

It was pretty amazing to see.  

There was still snow on the distant mountains. 

They literally built this right around the edge of where the lava stopped.  

There was a sentry posted near the exit.

Post volcanic monument, we stopped briefly at the High Desert Museum.

We didn’t feel the need to pay the entrance fee to get inside the museum but there were some pretty interesting sculptures positioned around the garden entrance.  

This was impressive. 

In the parking lot we saw some really neat old autos. 

Now I can say I have posted about our trip to the Lava Butte.  Have you seen anything like that before?  In love with old cars?  Love to hear about it.  Make sure to visit the other “posters” in the #SoCS group!  Happy Saturday to you.   

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-september-2018-socs_15.html
via IFTTT

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Sweet September – 2018 Reading Challenge

I’ve been posting lots about songs lately but I’ve also done some reading.  In fact, I’m over the goal of 25 books that I had set for myself at the beginning of the year.  True, some of those books were children’s books that I read for the Children’s Readathon hosted by Jay Cudney but I think that I’ll have plenty of time to read “adult” books to equal that amount before the end of the year. 

Speaking of Mr. Cudney, the book I just finished was his latest book, “Father Figure.”  This is his second book and it was very good.  It tells the tale of two girls set two decades apart and is told in alternating chapters.  It is very easy to read and you can follow the twists and turns in the story without problem.  He ties up the connections well, but not until the end. 

Coincidentally, he used my name for one of the characters!  I always love seeing my name in print, however, the character he gave my name to is one of the least likable in the book!  I mentioned it to Jay and he assured me that he “thinks” he had the name picked out before we became friends in the blog world and that he  I am nothing like the woman in his story – LOL.  I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from James J. Cudney in the future.  He also wrote “Watching Glass Shatter” about another family with secrets and I’m hoping to hear more about the Glass family as well.  You can get his books as Kindle editions on Amazon but I prefer the hardcopy.  I used this book in my Challenge category of “Books with alliteration in the title.”  Thanks, Jay!   

Before “Father Figure” I read another book about two girls, “Two Girls In Blue” by Mary Higgins Clark.  This is about the kidnapping of twin three-year-olds and the strong connection that they have in that when one of the girls is found alive and the other one is said to be dead, the one that is alive gives strong signals that her sister is still alive. 

666750
I was interested in this book because my mother is a twin.  She has never said anything about getting such intense signals from my aunt and vice versa.  I do see how it might be possible, however, especially in such little girls.  I used this book to complete my “Book about twins” category.  
29496454My current book is “A Common Struggle” by Patrick J. Kennedy.  I have always loved reading about the Kennedy Family.  I am not as familiar with the younger generation so when I saw this book on sale at Office Depot I decided to pick it up and give it a shot.  It tells the story of his journey through mental illness and addiction.  This family certainly has their share of issues, right?  
Happily, this will fill my category of “Book about mental illness.”  Have you been reading any good books lately?  I still have a few categories to fill such as a book with weather in the title, a book with an ugly cover or a book published in 2018.  Suggestions?  

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-september-2018-reading-challenge.html
via IFTTT

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Sweet September – 2018 #SLS

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt from Helen is “Picture/Photograph.”  This is another fun one for me and I have done something that I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, creating a slideshow.  It is pretty basic and not perfect because I’m doing it quickly so I can use it this week.  I plan on making another one when I have time to work on it more.

Anyway, the song I have chosen is “Pictures of You” by The Cure.  This is a band that I just recently realized that I like a lot.  We were on our way to Reno earlier in the year and since I do the driving, my husband plays DJ.  He and I have somewhat different musical tastes although we have a lot of bands in common.  He put in a Cure CD and I really liked this song.  I think it fits so well in my slideshow.  Here are the lyrics:

Pictures of You
I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real 
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures 
Are all I can feel
Remembering you standing quiet in the rain 
As I ran to your heart to be near 
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close 
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night 
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe 
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage 
To let it all go
Remembering you fallen into my arms 
Crying for the death of your heart 
You were stone white
So delicate 
Lost in the cold 
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be 
Slow drowned 
You were angels
So much more than everything 
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly 
Open my eyes 
But I never see anything
If only I’d thought of the right words 
I could have held on to your heart 
If only I’d thought of the right words
I wouldn’t be breaking apart 
All my pictures of you
Looking so long at these pictures of you 
But I never hold on to your heart 
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more 
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world 
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you
Songwriters: Robert James Smith / Simon Gallup / Roger O’donnell / Porl Thompson / Laurence Andrew Tolhurst / Boris Williams
Pictures of You lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Last year I challenged myself to take 365 pictures.  I wrote about it several times during the year.  Here is a post from July.  I have always had it in mind to make a slideshow of those photos and when Helen suggested the prompt for this week, I knew I had to give it a shot.  I used a slightly extended version of the song because it takes some time to get through the pictures, even though I used one of the fastest forms of the slideshow.  Here it is:

And here is the video of The Cure singing the song:

I’d love to know what you think of my first slideshow attempt.  I didn’t get all the pictures numbered and notated which is something I wanted to do.  I found that the “Origami” format that I used cut some of the pictures as well which is something I will keep in mind when I try it again.   Hope you have a happy Sunday!  Make sure to stop by the other players in the #SLS group.  Lots of good music out there!

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-september-2018-sls_9.html
via IFTTT

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 17 Comments

Sweet September – 2018 #SLS

For Song Lyric Sunday our prompt is “car/cars.”  The song that popped into my head first was the Beatles, “Baby You Can Drive My Car” but I don’t like using the first thing that pops into my head.

I remember that Bob Seger had an album out called “Ride Out” a few years ago and that there was a song on the album (are they called that still?) about a car.  It is a “deuce and a quarter” but I had no clue what that meant.  Apparently it is a Buick Electra 225 which were made between 1959 and 1990.  This one is a 1977 version. 

Buick-Electra.jpg

Detroit Made
I got me a deuce and a quarter, babe
She will ride you right
Pick you up about half past nine
We can ride all night
I came up from the country, baby
City’s where I stay
Got me a deuce and a quarter, babe
It’s all I got to say
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
Big-block she’ll do all the work
So we can ride in style
Leather on those bucket seats
Carpet double pile
Chrome that takes the moonlight on
Sea to shining sea
You can hear those glass pipes rumble to the statue of liberty
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
Now when I first got out of high school
I drove an old farm truck
All the girls they walked right by me
Didn’t even say good luck
Now I ride my 225, they all want to be my friend
I’ll pick you up later tonight now baby
You can wait till then
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
Just about every cat I know wants him a coupe de ville
I pay half the price and get twice as nice
And they’re still trying to pay that bill
Now I can’t say everything’s okay riding in my car
But I got me a deuce and a quarter baby
She goes like a shooting star
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
She’s a Detroit made
Deuce and a quarter, babe
Songwriters: John R Hiatt
Detroit Made lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

We have seen Bob Seger in concert a few times and have tickets to a show he had to cancel because he was having neck problems.  I hope he gets better and can continue the tour!  Here are some scrapbook pages I made from the pictures I took at the concert. 

And here is the video of “Detroit Made:”

My first car was a Plymouth Valiant.  I named him “Prince” after the Prince Valiant cartoon strip (which truthfully I never read, I just liked the name!)

I thought it was a pretty sweet ride!  What was your first car?  What song comes to mind when you think about cars?  Share and play along if you’d like.  It makes Sunday blog hopping so much fun!

IMG_1345

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-september-2018-sls.html
via IFTTT

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Sweet September – 2018 #SoCS

I didn’t post as much last month as I thought I would but truthfully there was kind of a lot going on, some of which was unplanned. 

Rounding it all up, we saw some concerts:

I love the way the light shining on this tree makes it look like it’s on fire. 

 Some pretty long hair on this guitar player, no?

We went to a couple of baseball games:
We caught Shawn Estes and Rich Aurelia getting ready for the pregame show outside AT&T Park.  Hubby said, “Smile for my wife please guys” and they did!

I read a few books:

Actually, I read quite a few books this month but it was because most of them were children’s books.  I also read a mystery by Mary Higgins Clark, “Two Little Girls In Blue” which was very interesting about twin toddlers who were kidnapped.  One was returned but the other one was kept because the kidnapper wanted a child.  It told about the girl who was returned to the parents experiencing the bad things that were happening to the one that was kept.  I wonder if that really happens with twins.  My mom is a twin and I am not sure those things ever happened to her.
I also made a baby book for a friend who just had her first baby.

And I made a card or two for the Etsy shop.

The big round moon showed up for me to make my monthly wishes on
A selfie for the month too.  Note the round clock in the background.  I’ve had that for over 40 years as it was mine before we were married!

That does not include the things I don’t have pictures for but which certainly happened, my husband being admitted to the hospital overnight for a rapidly beating heart (not just because he loves me) and I ran over (and probably killed) a dog who had not been on a leash and ran under my car as I turned a corner.
Some happy, some sad, some music, some sports…quite a well-rounded month, don’t you think? 
Today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt was “Round.”  How did I do?  

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/09/sweet-september-2018-socs.html
via IFTTT

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 11 Comments