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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

song*ography | shake it off ...

players gonna play, play, play 
and haters gonna hate, hate, hate 

 "Shake it off" 
~ Taylor Swift ~ 


Linking up with

Monday, March 2, 2015

Good.Random.Fun | escape route ...

I tip my hat to those living in the Boston area
- we've had 2 weeks of 
snow, snow, snow, 
and cold, cold, cold 
and I am so over it. 
I'm outta here!

the GOOD ...

"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." 

 the RANDOM ...

you like to think that you're immune to the stuff ...
it's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough
You know you're gonna have to face it,
you're addicted to love diet coke"

{my husband - not me.  I am 14 months diet coke free.}

the FUN ...

"You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.
A journey into a wondrous land of imagination.
Next stop, the Twilight Zone!"

  curse my motion sickness
I will never get to travel through another dimension
or Hollywood Tower
or Rockin' Roller Coaster
or ... 


 [click below to check-out other going on over at Random-osity] 


Friday, February 27, 2015

Random 5 | Birthday ...

Oh what joy - 
Nancy's back with Random 5 on Friday 
and today my girl turns 22 
(8:13 am to be exact at not at 12:01 a.m. when she texted me - not to say 22 years ago she wasn't letting me know at 12:01 a.m. on February 27th she was about to make an appearance ... cause she did ... every so many minutes and counting !!!). 

 So Welcome back Nancy 
and Happy (happy) Birthday to my beautiful Allyson. 

Now on with the count:


1) So long February. Other than the year I was pregnant, you come and go too quickly. 
That year I was convinced you would go on forever and I would be pregnant for the duration.

2) We are gearing up to head back to Disney. 
 Epcot Flower Festival here I come. 
I have been informed by my husband that it will likely include a return visit to the fragrance department in the shop in Norway (where they just happen to carry MY favorite fragrance, "Laila" 
... and I guess his favorite fragrance "Geir" too).

3) Speaking of which - and I've mentioned it before - we will have a view (hopefully) of Magic Kingdom provided our room is not ground level, where we will have paid out the nose to see concrete. Fingers crossed.

4) The Valentine's Day flowers are still going full force. These (also bought on Valentines Day) have dried up nicely and are still provided a nice display in the kitchen.

5) A red barn that may or may not have been shared here before; one I took on a return trip home with the cell phone at the stop sign (translate: quickly) and edited with Topaz Impressions. 
 Also one that has been otherwise sitting on my computer desktop patiently waiting 
(probably for Nancy to come back).
(or to share on Allyson's Birthday)


Thursday, February 26, 2015

little things thursday | starry night ...

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings ~

linking up with:

 Little by Little

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

black and white wednesday | deal with it ...

We've had a nice dose of winter over the past week and contrary to instructions I gave my daughter about dealing with the weather in Boston, I've done nothing but whine and complain. 
 It hasn't helped one bit. 
 I have failed to "deal with it". 
My daughter, on the other hand, has forged through and even looked beyond the excess and frigid temperatures to appreciate its beauty; contributing to my collection of lamp pictures from Wellesley.
By the way, her birthday is this week - believe she is turning 20 ... 
again ... 
second time around.
{I probably need to work on dealing with that too; oh my! }

linking up:

My Memory Art

[excuse the hues - not technically a solid black/white edit, but certainly so in the ambience]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

song*ography | i lived ...

I Lived 

I owned every second that this world could give 
I saw so many places
the things that I did 
With every broken bone, I swear I lived 
Hope that you spend your days, 
But they all add up 
And when that sun goes down, hope you raise your cup 
Oh, I wish that I could witness all your joy and all your pain 
But until my moment comes I'll say I,
 I did it all 


Linking up with

Monday, February 23, 2015

Good.Random.Fun | as in ...

the GOOD ...

as in "good grief'!";

 as in 'not good' for the heat pump or water pipes

as in "oy!"

  the RANDOM ...

as in stuff that catches your eye as you pass the window;

as in what possesses you to shoot from the camera upload to the computer, e-mail to the iphone, edit,
e-mail back to the computer, versus just shooting from the phone to start with;

as in visualizing something more than what initially caught your eye.

 the FUN ...

as in when you are stuck inside and binge watch Empire;

as in what you find when you clean out the kitchen cabinets;

as in when you do both!


 [click below to check-out other going on over at Random-osity]