~~ Be Alert. Be Careful. Be Kind. ~~

~~Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for" ~~
Amarante in Milagro BeanField War

~~ "When Elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers" ~~
A Vietnamese Proverb

Friday, November 26, 2021

Black Velvet

 Black Velvet

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

Saturday 9: Black Velvet (1989)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
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1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping? 
Nope. The last thing we bought on black Friday was a refrigerator that hubby left at 5 am to snag.  This was about ten years ago, if memory serves.

2)  Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast?
  Hubby had Wine, and I had a glass of  homemade Limeade. 
3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table? 
Wolfie got a little bit of yam and some chicken.

4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?  Yes, home made cranberry, and some pumpkin pie. 

5) Football is a popular Thanksgiving weekend pastime. Will you be watching any games over the next few days? If yes, which team(s) are you rooting for? Nope. We don't watch them now but we do still watch the Rose Bowl game.  If UCLA is playing, I'll be rooting for them. That's "my" team. ;o) 

6) This week's song is by Canadian Alannah Myles. She was born Alannah Byles (with a B), but changed her name to differentiate herself from her father. He was influential in Canadian broadcasting and she didn't want to be accused of riding his coattails. Have you ever received a professional leg up from a relative?
Sadly, I have no wealthy or famous relatives who could be bothered, though two of them -Mother's Aunties- did promise her they would pay for my college if I worked hard, which I did. They didn't. They completely wrote Mother, and her children, off.  

7) In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Instead of pumpkin pie, Canadians traditionally enjoy butter tarts for dessert. What dessert was on your Thanksgiving menu? Pumpkin pie. Yum.  Butter Tarts sound very nice,too.

8) "Black Velvet" is a tribute to Elvis. Songwriter Christopher Ward said he was inspired by a trip to Memphis, long after Elvis' death, where he spoke to The King's fans and was touched by how much they still loved their favorite singer. Who is your favorite singer?
Male? It will always and ever be, Peri Como.  I like Italian baritones.  Favorite female pop singer is most probably Mariah Carey. But there are scads of female singers I love to listen to.

9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020.
We were under complete lock down at that time so DH says that it was "unmemorable" Lol!
Thank you Sam! 

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Three on Thursday

 Happy Birthday πŸŽπŸŽ‰ to the Birthday Boy!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it. 

Happy Shopping on Black Friday.  And, please, guys and gals, don't punch someone out for asking for proof of vaccination.  

Wordless Wednesday


Stormy Day freeway snap on the way home last year.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Tuesday Blues. Behold, Dost Thou see this as a "A Day in the Life of..." sort of post?

TUESDAY BLUES! On a Monday.... This will print on a Monday, but it's really for Tuesday when I will not have the energy to do anything but read dime novels and drink tea.  I'd eat chocolate but that leads to chocolate GUILT and who needs that?  *the HUGE ROAR ENSUES of folks on the entire west coast raising their hands.* 

From Happy Tuesday Memes

 A life time of Hobbies, some commercially viable that combined with a love of sewing everything from dresses to underwear, has left me with WAY  TOO MUCH STUFF!

So, HERE is an article that I thought might help me figure out what needs to go out the door, and how it can have a new life, i.e. One not under my roof. 

This is why I'll be spending less time on Social Media and more time reclaiming a life that makes some sense.

This is one of the more presentable "Swartz Piles".


Pre-Pandemic Machine knitting yarn bust
That would be the last time anything but trash went out the door. I'm done with the trash, now that hard parts.


Messages from Beyond the grave.. I was trolling the photos and found this. I'd misplaced it.

Sad Times and a Angel's intervention

"And now for something completely different." Old Laugh-in Line

Bloom from the begone asparagus fern.

I lost my Gardening Ooomph when this shade garden was demolished 


Thanks for reading this far.  Oh SNAP!  Time for a snack!  


Take TWO!  They're small..ish. 😘

Monday Music: Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues