Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday Tunes - 05/26/15

A good lyric is like a great book...

Some Gave All
Bilły Ray Cyrus, Artist
Billy Ray and Cindy Cyrus, Writers

I knew a man, called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero, yes, was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don't understand
About the reasons that we are free
I can't forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me
"All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all"
Sandy Kane is no longer here
But his words are oh so clear
As they echo throughout our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow men
Love your country and live with pride
And don't forget those who died
America can't you see?
All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the Red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all
Some gave all

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Salon Sunday - 05/10/15

If you are interested in other Salon posts, visit the Facebook page to get links. The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Well hello there! So sorry for disappearing this last week. Life has been...overwhelming. I'm just trying to keep up.

Everyone is ok, thanks goodness. But work has been kicking my a$$, royally. I was charged with, among normal responsibilities, getting a grant out that has seven subcontracts. Anyone who knows grants realizes that is just...crazy. And it was, for over a month, it was crazy!! But the proposal finally went Tuesday afternoon. Then I was faced with catching up with all the stuff I had been putting on hold and, as it's spring, everyone is suddenly chomping at the bit to arrange summer salaries. It's just been...overwhelming and exhausting and just too damn much!! But I'm surviving and my annual review went pretty good. So, it's onward ho!

Just chill-axin'
The kitties continue to be awesome! They have truly relaxed and settled in. Though loud noises still scare them, they are much more loving and interactive. We've even had family over to meet them and though they were not friendly, A didn't run and hide (though L did, give it time...). We just started trying to expand their diet from Friskies (essentially kitty McDonalds) to anything else. L is such a poor eater. She is so little. Though A is a much better eater, neither one is shy about turning up their nose and walking away. So, for now, it's Fancy Feast (kitty Applebees?)...with mixed results. L digs the tuna. A, not so much. A likes turkey, L turns and runs. Little steps...

This weekend has been extra special, as I celebrate my 45th birthday. Hubby went out of his way...dinner Thursday, presents and cake, a show Friday (Paul Reiser, very funny!), and another present Saturday. And in light of a good month of 10-11 hour work days, I took tomorrow off (my actual birthday was not doable). So it's not over yet! I plan on spending tomorrow reading and relaxing...

And likely feeling guilt about all the things not getting done at work!

I've got to catch up a bit, complete my April re-cap, my A-Z recap, prepare some posts for the next few weeks. I've just been too worn out when I've gotten home to even focus.  Despite my lack of blogging time, I've been reading pretty good, so I was thinking about joining in the Readathon this week...maybe I'll sign up. Or maybe I'll just take part on my own. Who knows?!?

What I Am Reading Today
I was reading How To Build A Girl, by Caitlin Moran, but was having trouble getting into it. So, I switched to a library book I picked up...and I'm almost halfway done in less than a couple days. Funny how things catch your interest like that, huh?!

Hope it's a great week all!