Thursday, April 18, 2019

Blogging A to Z: Q is for Quiet

 My Mom's labyrinth may have provide a quiet place for her to ponder her thoughts. Maybe walk in solitude. Perhaps read a book at it's edges. If you want to read more about labyrinth check this post or this one from my Mom's old blog.



Quiet can be nice. Sometimes you wish you had been quiet especially when your blurt out something you shouldn't. Sometimes too quiet can be scary. Maybe some quiet time to read a book. Just quick thoughts on quiet.

                                                                         

Blogging from A to Z: P is for Plant and Mom


The year was 1990. I had seen Mr. Plant in 1988 but this time I was going with my mom! The old, Capital Center in lovely Landover, Maryland. 

Alannah Myles opened..



I am sure she played "Black Velvet"

Robert Plant live in 1990 "Anniversary"


The last time he toured near me my Mom kept me up to date with every tour date in the South. 



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blogging from A to Z: Old

Is old really a destination? My gray hair is a sure sign I am growing old. Another one is the fact I am more likely to be mistaken for the senior citizens discount than be carded buying alcohol. Wow, I'm growing older but I'm not that old yet.

I've reached that point in my life I can't do the things I used to do. I blame it on age but in truth it is I'm not in the shape I used to be in. I keep saying I am going to get that back. Sure, I am as soon as I loose the extra pounds I'm carrying around my mid section.

My dad gave me the advice to never grow old! Received it too late as I was already half way there. I have reached the point in my life when my parents get another health issue I start to think that is another thing I get to look forward too. Unfortunately it scares me!

I see my Mom fighting the things she is going through. I see the damage the treatments have done. I see the things she is fighting keep coming back for another round. I admire my Mother's fight. I wouldn't expect less from her. She is headstrong, determined, stubborn and that's my mom. The fight has left her older still.

These things often are hereditary.  Chances are good I will have a serious health issue I will have to fight as I grow older. Makes me think how much am I willing to fight these things when they come around? Is growing old or older just coming to grip with one's mortality?

Is becoming old watching cars that were cool in your day become antiques? Is becoming old realizing stadiums you watched events in are no longer there? Is becoming old listening songs from your youth being played on the oldies station?


I know I have a lot more living left to do. I'm hoping to enjoy life. However, the journey to old does go through some scary destinations.

Blogging from A to Z: Neptune Beach

Sometimes you can go back down nostalgia road on the internet. Here is a picture of my old school.



I went there for one year when it was first opened. The school and I both are not brand new anymore.

Picture taken from Wikipedia Commons.

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My daughter at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach this past Fall. A place I played at when I was her age.

Of course there is the beach too..



I just wanted to share different things. My parents live there. I know they have enjoyed taking their Granddaughter to the park and Beach. She might have even been told a story about my old school.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Blogging from A to Z: Mother's Little Helper and a Battle of the Bands

My Mother has reached that age where she needs a little help, and can use all the Little Helpers she can get. I'm still keeping with my theme and I am multitasking this one into a Battle of the Bands as well!

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter M


I am using the classic Rolling Stones tune "Mother's Little Helper" as the song. I am not going to post the original this time.

Contestant One: Eric McFadden


Contestant Two: Liz Phair


Tell me which version you like best in the comments. I will count up the votes and announce a winner  before The Rolling Stones reschedule their postponed tour. Yes, I have a ticket to see them in Jacksonville. The plan was to visit my Mom and see the Stones. That's life for you it changes plans. However, I will have the results probably on the 28th.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Battle of the Bands Results:B*Witched wins a close one

A strange turn on my Battle of the Bands going with ABBA for inspiration. If ABBA was in the running they may have won the battle!

It was a nail biter! B*witched won 4 to 3 over Cher.

We celebrate winners here!



                                                  "Rollercoaster"


"Blame it on the Weatherman"



"C'est la vie"


There will be a new Battle of the Bands coming up in a few hours! Stayed tune!



Saturday, April 13, 2019

Blogging A to Z: L is for Love



My April Challenge is slightly different from other years in that I have a theme. My theme is about my Mom and I chose that topic with love.

Things my Mom loves..

Evelyn Rose

A picture of one of her Evelyn Roses. She loves her Granddaughter Evelyn and searched far and wide for Evelyn roses.



My Mom in better days in her Garden! Well a bit of Love today!