Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Blessings Blogfest

O My Gosh! I almost forgot that I joined The Blessings Blogfest  over at  http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/

I am supposed to write ten blessings That I am grateful for...

#1. I am so grateful that I remembered ( be it late) about this challenge. I think we should all take time out everyday to be thankful for our blessings.

#2 I am Blessed with two beautiful children. They are the reason why I get up in the morning....seriously i mean who else is gonna feed 'em? I kid I kid. They are the sweetest kids ever and I thank God for them each and everyday!

#3 I am blessed with a wonderful loving husband. He makes me smile everyday...even when I am mad at him...darn it all!

#4 I am blessed with God's mercy on me and his healing touch.

#5 I am grateful for having a Dad that saw the humor in everyday life. Without that Lord only knows how I would have made it through some really rough times in my life.

#6 I am blessed with a home. So many are homeless because of natural disasters. I pray everyday for their healing and safety

#7 I feel blessed to have this blog. it's a place where I feel free and it helps me focus on writing

#8 My garden. It's in and starting to bloom

#9 My Dog Max...the sweetest dog in the world.

#10 My Faith....I can't imagine my life without it.

Thank you Tyrean for this challenge and sharing it with us! Blessings, Joanne

PS I'm sad to say that I am having a lot of trouble getting on blogs to write comments. It seems that when there is a url option I can leave comments but when there is just google It doesn't allow me to leave anything.  I am so sorry if you have not seen comments from me but know that I have been reading your blogs.

Roller Disco Song and Video~~~MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!!

A while ago a familiar song came on the radio while I drove my children here and there. It was "Bounce Rock Skate Roll" by VAUGHAN MASON & CREW

I cranked up the volume and shouted "OOOOO this is a great song!!!

"People danced to this while on roller skates wearing the coolest outfits ever!" I shouted.

                      OK it was cool then

I sang along to the song and told them about the first time I ever put a Walkman to my ear.

It was the ultimate......hearing the music blasting in your ears in stereo! and there was always someone who had it up so loud you could hear there song a mile away! not too annoying right?


remember stage light make up? it always made us look so natural


So as I sang loudly in the car,  my kids were so amazed at what such a cool song it was    


And they wanted to hear more


But alas as soon as it was getting good the song ended.

The kids were disappointed

But in my head I still had it playing... so when I got home I went on You tube and found this video of the song and a clip from the roller disco movie "Roller Boogie" I was  SHOCKED! Where was the coolness? the awesome dancing? the fantastic style? see for yourself...

IT WILL CAUSE NAUSEA AND SEVERE VOMITING WHEN YOU SEE THE HORRENDOUS STYLES AND  DANCING......(and the realization that we actually wore those clothes  akkkkkkk!!!!) DISCO DIDN'T DIE IT WAS KILLED BY A PAIR OF SKATES! Though I have to admit I would have liked to have tried it just once ;o)


                            Did this song bring back memories? Did you roller disco?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial day 2011





              Think of them today... and their families. 
                           I know I will.

"For those who fought for it freedom has a taste the protected will never know"   Hubby had this on a Bumper sticker for years.... and it is so true 


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday's Question~~~Who Will Get The "Doe Ray Me"

This week's question didn't come easily to me, But I think I have come up with an interesting one.....I hope.

Here it is....You have inherited or won a significant amount of money....Yahoo!!! lets say it's one million dollars!

There's a catch....there's always a catch.

You get to keep 10,000 but in order to keep this money you have to give the rest away.....what would you do with it?

Donate it to your old Alma mater?

Give it to a local zoo to help with food costs?

Give it to Research?

Give it to a charity that helps people in another part of the world?

Or right here at home?

Create a scholarship in your name in Honor of someone you loved? 


Invest in someone else's dream?

So what will it be?  Who will get the "doe ray me"?

Have a beautiful weekend...and if you can please take a few moments to think of  all those soldiers who sacrificed everything for our freedom.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~Moneygami and Nail Art

I love Origami. The following examples of art are made entirely from money. Kind of cute right? The possibilities are endless.

A cute shirt complete with tie


For the camera buff

this one will not get away

 For the Star Wars Fan


This will help buy the real thing

How to make an Origami flower

The following video is of a man who tapped nails to look like a hundred dollar bill! Hope you enjoy it


Hope you enjoyed this week's art...Blessings, Joanne