Are You A ‘head nodder’… “walk-a-wayer?’…

Hey Guys… {{Hugs}}–Welcome to Monday… I would like to wish a wonderfully productive week to all of you! I really missed you guys last week! I was sick and it took the whole week to get better! All is good now… it tried to kick my butt… but woot woot… didn’t let it…

How are you today?… You betcha I want to know… so if you take the time to answer that question… I will answer you back…

That is the topic of this discussion–I have researched this topic for many many years… the results always “bug” me and I am seldom proved wrong… What am I talking about?…

Let’s pretend your walking down the hallway at work, as you pass someone they “nod” their head… mumble… “hey, how ya doing?”… AND… they keep walking! What is up with that?… (that’s just wrong on so many levels)

That bugs me…so here’s one solution… STOP ‘Head Nodder’ in their tracks… look them in the eye and answer the question… everything is…

Trying to come up with a reason… why we change… Is it in the coffee creamer?… because my hope is when you wake up in the morning…leave for work… unless you live alone… I hope someone gave you a kiss and a hug and said something like “I love you, see ya tonight”… If that is a similar thing that happens in your house each morning… then what happens… again I ask… how do we change and become ‘head nodders’?…

What a change… if just for a brief second… what could it hurt?… could it change us?…take tension out of the air… I don’t know… but today if someone mumbles, ‘hey’… “how ya doing”… make ‘head nodder’ aware… they asked a question… and you would like a second to answer… everything is…

You might never ever know… how important this change can be… but people are people and I just cant help but think what if… We JUST—Kindness Pass It On…

Paul McCartney… “Silly Love Songs”…

Jim Croce… “I Got A Name”…

Chaka Khan… “I Feel For You”…

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Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

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Do you read Cave News?…

Words expressed daily… Look Around… Arms waving… Feet Stompin… Eyes A Rollin… Off the lips… bursting out in the air… the sad explosion is once again missed… the ears… well they were not even seen… heard or admired… is this a lack of listening fire?… skills missed or simply not acquired?… who cares {{hold On}}… I gotta  check the dryer…

With No One actually absorbing the words… without hearing the sounds… how do you get around?… nothing to even hummm… no wonder some call us dumb…

We skirt… skip and jump… anything to avoid the eyes (posibly a hurt)… just in case there is gloom.  Is there No Room in the Inn of our hearts?… when did they shrink?… in the land of kitchens and sinks… hearts are for filling and filling some more… how could we get lost at the shrinky-dink store…

Grunts, Sounds… Drawings and Man… we have been at this talking/listening thing… heehee since I have been around…

I am sorry to say… I am guilty in a way…

But if we stop… and take just a little time… we will find… our kitchen could really increase in time…

Hugs and Ears to you today! Have a super day… and if just by chance…you ask someone how there doing today… stick around ask some more… you may be the only one… who hears the ears… and discovers the {{why’s}}…

Fleetwood Mac… “Go Your Own Way”…

Fleetwood Mac… “Dreams”

Fleetwood Mac… “Don’t Stop Believing”…

Fleetwood Mac… “Sweet Little Lies”…

Stevie Nicks… “Landslide”… Love ya daughter #1

Thank you Bunches!

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Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

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Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

Smackdown Alone… Still Searching The Songs…

I was born right smack in the middle of the 1960′s! I was born alone… taken to a home… it wasn’t on the range… it was wherever…  the sack fell during the roam finding lots of storms…   Alone in a land… that wouldn’t share a song… it was sad… til I fell on my back… thrown into a system… no one belongs… it’s no wonder I got the music in me… there were a lot of homes… I am grateful for the ones who shared their music and songs… while my parents were waiting to be born… they were born and found and luckily music was a solid ground… how lucky was I to still be around.

I don’t have any memories of news events from that time. I was alive when RFK was shot, flower power was going on, we walked on the moon… but I was simply to small… to recall if what I saw was memories or imagination from all I have read.

The first news event that I remember watching was third grade/Mrs. Clayton’s class.  She stopped teaching and turned on what I believe would have been the Watergate Hearings. It didn’t make much sense to me then… I wish I would/could remember how she explained what it all mean to us… it would be years until I actually researched that event.

I don’t remember the war coverage, protests or even the end of the Vietnam War… I was a kid and I was lucky at that time to be riding my bike which was the coolest thing to do after we ate dinner so I missed the news.

My experiences of the 60′s came from the music…when I was a kid I sang the songs… I still sing them today… time has changed and educated me… it would be years from those beginning days before I understood more of the day… the times… and what was going on in their minds…

Lots of things came out of the 1960′s…  I am grateful for the music… the people who believed in this land… and the change they brought on with their bands.

I didn’t set out to write this post… but I guess my brain and fingers had other plans… my connection to the tunes of the sixties… I believe I listen… trying to understand… why I could have been beaten and thrown away like a (what)… so I leave you today with of course some more tunes… of my beginning days!

Jimi Hendrix “All Along the Watchtower”…

The Band ” The Weight”…

Crosby Stills and Nash … “A Long Time Gone”…

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia and is on it’s way to PA…We now have 23 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

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Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

I look out at the sea…

I look out out the sea… and it’s killing me… the world is in trouble… who has our back?… who… do you believe?… is the answer in the see?…

Who has the courage to shine… could you… would you… on a boat… on the sea… take the lead…

How could this happen… were there clues… what happened to our shoes?…

I close my eyes… all is stuck inside… fear of this… fear of that… do we need a hat?… No wonder we wish to hide… Calgon take me away time…

Over the hills and through the woods… In the land of America… the world knows… know more… heck… we are even afraid to open the door… say this… don’t say that… censorship… wow… is it back… or did it ever go… I am afraid… we never called the show… not our time to glow?…? is that so?

Can you read the sign… signs… signs… everywhere signs…

Spare some courage… lend a dime…

The Five Man Electrical Band… “Signs”

Buffalo Springfield… “For What It’s Worth”

Aerosmith… “Come Together”…

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia and is on it’s way to PA…We now have 22 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

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Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

A true story…. Alice’s Restaurant… (Jean Knows) Do You?

Arlo Guthrie…Just in time for your Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Story… between lunch and football! The history of the song is heehee its a true story!

Arlo Guthrie… “Alice’s Restaurant”…

Wikipedia entry on the History of the Arlo Guthrie song “Alice’s Restaurant”

Arlo Guthrie… A little BIO…

Wikipedia  entry of Arlo Guthrie

Another very interesting person… meet Woody Guthrie… were it all started…

Wikipedia entry of Woody_Guthrie

Woody Guthrie… “This Land Is Your Land”…

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia and is on it’s way to PA…We now have 22 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

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Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

Super Sam— He Ain’t Heavy… He’s My Brother…

The underdog… The one who quietly sits in back… alone with no pack… The child forgotten… with no past…

The eyes can’t see… what the heart feels… as this child tries desperately to reveal… All they want is to be seated on the other side of the table… one quite possibly to call there own…

No one notices or even knows… the child understands… why no one will hold his hand…

Longing… Dreaming… only to wake up in their”Hide”…  the child forgotten with only time… they know… NO pride…

The child understands why they cant be seen or heard… or even observed…

The child with No family… sits on the curb… silence is the only thing heard…

If someone would just listen… why {{can’t/won’t}} they hear?… the noise is so loud.. they scream in silence to be stomped down… deaf ears… broken… turned off… to busy to stop and park…

Still No One listens… their voice silent…’alone” again in the dark…

Who will turn on their puffed out SPARK?…

For the children… who cannot speak… they need us now… they are alone… with no crowd…

Eric Carmen … “All By Myself”…

Pat Benatar … “Hell Is For Children”…

The Hollies … “He Ain’t Heavy… He’s My Brother”…

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia and is on it’s way to PA…We now have 22 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

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Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

Rockin Robin— Off the wall- BAD

This is the first song I remember singing from the Jackson five… My mother and I would go roller skating (picture an old skating rink with the huge fans at both ends… but Michael would sing and we had so much fun…… til my mom of around 25/26 tried to rescue a bunch of kindergartners umm myself included… we got tangled up and she broke both arms… I think that is how the story went…

Jackson 5 … “Rockin Robbin”…

The Jackson 5… “ABC”…

Michael Jackson was awesome — I was a fan… time for me moved on and Michael came out with Off The Wall… again I loved this album!…

Michael Jackson… “Bad”…

When this album was released in 1979…guess what… I was still skating…and this album was great to skate too.

Michael Jackson… “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”…

It was 1984 when Michael was burned during the Pepsi commercial…

This is the video I found on youtube… I decided I didn’t want to watch it…but I put it in because it is part of the story.

Michael Jackson… ” Pepsi Commercial 1984″…

I don’t remember much about Michael’s accident at the time, I don’t know if that was because they kept it on the down low or unlike today’s world we just didn’t have as many sources for news… I don’t know…

Thriller was huge…  New Years 1984… the launch of thriller… that was awesome… we watched in awe as we rang in 1984… another huge album… he really was awesome!

Michael Jackson… “Thriller”….

This was fantastic and as I watched that night with friends at a local club… I thought he was amazing… but time went on school, marriage, kids, the usual…

As the world knows Michael passed away on June 25, 2009 and his doctor is on trial this week… Michael’s story is sad… and many of us can’t understand how he lived… it breaks my heart…

I want to remember Michael and his music…. for the joy it brings us all! Thank you Michael!

Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Have a super weekend…. turn up the tunes… and DON’T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH!….

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Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

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Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

2 SEXY for my shirt… Bangin’ the drum… without A HAT…

T-shirts… we all got em… what do we do with them?…

T-shirts and slogans have been around forever…. we sported our children around when they were babies… who can forget the t-shirt brought back for you from someone’s vacation and of course it said they went somewhere cool… and all they brought you was a t-shirt…

We have t-shirts from dance classes, baseball, football, school events… funny t-shirts that make you laugh out loud… T-shirts that seemed funny at the time stuck in the back of the drawers… T-shirts everywhere…

Our children wear them… we see them everywhere…  buy them for many many reasons…

Question One asks… If you could only speak by wearing ONE t-shirt… what would it say and why?…

Question Two isn’t a question… many of you know my children are grown…. but for those of you who have children… save their t-shirts from all their favorite events and concerts…

They can be made into quilts for them… I thought that was a great idea… but by the time I came across it… those great t-shirts of yesterday were today’s dust rags!

Maybe that idea will help you preserve some of their highlights and funnies!

So before you go… if you were a t-shirt what would you say and why? Hope you will drop me a line!

Have a super Friday… Today’s tunes:

Todd Rundren… “Bang The Drum All Day”…

George Sampson… “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt”…

Men Without Hats… “Safety Dance”…

Have a wonderful weekend… I appreciate every time you leave a comment or hit a like button… take care… hope the weekend ROCKS!…

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia and is on it’s way to PA…We now have 22 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

Please check out our Charities page!!! Let Us know your Charity so we can shout out the cause!!!!

Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

OH Krump… My hard-workin… TEAM…

Mr. Fishy found this article on line and it cracked me up… meet my daughters Chihuahua… the ugliest dog I can’t live without… Mr. Krump/Mr.Fish hard at work!

We have fun here and heehee we get recess and naps… ok ok so they take the nap part seriously!

This is a fun article and a few pictures of Mr.Fish babysitting Krumpy… Have a great day and if you like send us a picture of your favorite pet… we will post away!

Article about the type of guys that have Chihuahuas

Music today….

Big Mama Thornton ft. Buddy Guy… “Hound Dog”…

Elvis Presley … “Hound Dog”…

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia and is on it’s way to PA…We now have 22 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

Please check out our Charities page!!! Let Us know your Charity so we can shout out the cause!!!!

Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
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Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!

Just one step…. Bread crumbs?… REALLY?…

Routines Routines… Does yours sing the blues… or shine you out of bed… right into your shoes?…

We spend so many of our years under the routine attack… carefree days… swept out with the dust… time travels quickly… don’t miss your boat… unless the bench is were you like to be stuck…

Spending so much time in a routine… could make us healthy wealthy and wise… unless… your routine stifles and chokes … without bend or pull… maybe your routine could use a few more rules… or holes…

Routines are great and discipline rocks… I myself could have used more of that in my chart…

Look outside… she the rise… your beanstalk is shooting dice… if you dream it… see it… feel it… then what the heck… get off the bench and and let it roll…

Your safe I promise… the bread crumbs will always lead you home… know this and give it your all…

The back “NOES”… as in I got your back… so keep your toes warm… light your fire… change your routine… if it is not working in your scene…

A tweak here… A tweak there… and no longer will the vision of you being seen in your underroos  hold you back…

Cause Jack… you got this and so much more… unlock your soul… leave the bread crumbs and travel the road… reach for the sky… you must try… worry not… your beanstalk will give me the insight to keep it real… while you run off and make your field!

John Mellencamp… “Your Life Is Now”…

John Mellencamp… Hand To Hold On To”…

John Mellencamp… “Peaceful World”…

Have a beautiful day… if it doesn’t come to you… make it happen… celebrate… YOU and Family…. thank you for being apart of mine!

Again, thanks for dropping by…. Please join in on our “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Journal” and Knights too… Woot Woot… Journal has left  Georgia…We now have 22 lovely people joining in, who is next!!!!…If you want in… JUST leave a comment with your e-mail or email me!

Something to think about: The very existence of flame-throwers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.

Hit the Facebook “Like” on the sidebar columns or on the FaceBook “Like” button below and I promise that I won’t come to your house and sing!! But you may win our brand new contest!! We will be giving away $100, $75 and $50 gift certificates to our website when we reach 500 “Likes” on our Facebook page. There will be one grand prize and 2 prizes for the most referrals. Enter by Liking us, first of all. The for extra chances, follow us on twitter, tell us what piece of jewelry you like best, subscribe to this blog!!

Please check out our Charities page!!! Let Us know your Charity so we can shout out the cause!!!!

Love ya,

Have a fantastic day! Kindness pass it on!!!

Just keep swimming>>>> no really listen here!

 
Lisa
 
OH and one more thing…
Then there IS this – read these…

If you only knew!!!