Friday, December 30, 2011

My Revue on Air Supply Mumbo Jumbo Album!

This revue I am going to do different. This album was given to me by my boyfriends mom. She asked me if I liked the group and I said yes and she handed me the cd.

His parents went to the concert to see them. They both said that they could hardly hear the music and was a little upset with the concert. They did get the cover of the cd signed by the group. I thought that was awesome.

I did listen to the cd in my car while I was driving around doing shopping and paying bills.

Listening to this album it is different. Some of the music is like the romantic type, then you have some just different. It is the mellow music still. But this one is just really different for the group. I think they did an awesome job with this album.

I can't do this album song by song like I usually do because the whole album is just so awesome. I really like the whole album. It is so awesome you just have to listen to it yourself. I can't say enough about this album of how much I really like it.

The song for the cover is  great and when I first heard it I was dancing in the car while I was driving. You should have seen the other people looking at me. It was really funny.

I looked on all music and they gave this album four stars for it. I thought that was amazing to see that. What they wrote about the album was really good too.

I would really like to hear what your thoughts of this album is. I am leaving you with a video like always!♥
Have a save and Happy New Year!♥

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

I thought for this blog I would tell you what I have been doing this year.

This whole year has been so great for me. I have been with the best man. I know I have never told you my boyfriends name. His name is Drew. Drew is so sweet, kind, caring, handsome, knows how to make me laugh and just wants me to be happy. He is everything I could dream of in on man. We have been together for over a year and a half.

It has been a very busy year for me. This is what

I have been busy doing this past year.

My son came down for the Superbowl and he told me that his girlfriend was pregnant and I was going to be a Grandma. I was in shock that day. All I remember is calling for Drew to tell him what my son just told me.
 
Yes we did have the blizzard the beginning of the year. After the blizzard our car decided to go on us and we had to go looking for a new car.

For Easter we went up north to be with our families and friends. It was really nice to see them after the long winter. It was great to get away.

Then we had a lot of graduations. There was my daughter, Drew's daughter and my niece graduating from high school. Then Drew's son graduating from eighth grade.  This was a really busy time for us. This was the same time as Drew's birthday too. I had the graduations, the parties and Drew's birthday all at one time.

Then Drew had his vacation and we didn't really do a lot. We did go to Summerfest and we seen Styx. We did plan to go and see some other concerts but we didn't. During his vacation we did go to the beach to see bands there and we went for long walks in the woods around here. 

During the summer we did have my ex husband's seven year old daughter. We had her one time for a week and then on weekends. We took her to the pet store where she could pet animals, to the park by the lake, my daughter had her in the pool here and we went out to eat one day. But most of the time she followed Drew around. She also went with me to see Drew for lunch.

Then my niece that graduated got married. This was on the hottest day of the summer too. Then come to find out she was having the service outside. But the wedding was beautiful and it all turned out great. I was really happy for her.

I was getting everything ready for the kids for school again. My youngest daughter was starting college and his son was going into high school. My daughter is going to Gateway so I had to go with her to find out what classes she wanted to take and get his son's class schedule for high school. This was all during when I just started my new job too. It was hard getting all this together plus going school shopping for the things they needed for the first day.

Then next was the baby shower. I was going and buying some things for my first grandchild. We had to go up north for the baby shower. Drew's mom went with me and this was the first time she met my kids and the rest of my family. She also met my ex husband. This turned out really good.

Then my son called me and said the baby was coming and wanted me up north with him when the baby was born. I just happened to have this weekend off of work. We had my ex's youngest daughter with us for the weekend. I told my son I had to talk to Drew about it and my son kept calling and Drew gave in. So we went up there for when she was born. We missed a concert we planned on going to but it was worth seeing my granddaughter being born. She was a little stubborn one like her daddy too.

To tell you how sweet my man is he took me away for my birthday. Yes we did go up north by ourselves this time to get away from everything here. My daughter stayed here with the dog. It was so nice to just get away with no kids. We did spend time with both families and I did get to see my granddaughter again. It was just what we both needed time alone together.

Then for Thanksgiving we spent here. I could only get one Holiday off of work and I decided not to take Thanksgiving off. Drew's parents went out of state for the month and my family understood. I had to work and Drew made dinner. The dinner turned out great and this was the first time he had made a turkey.

So for Christmas I took the time off of work and we had a wonderful Christmas. This was our second Christmas together. It just seems like each year just gets better and better for us. This year on Christmas Eve morning my son, older daughter, granddaughter and the seven year old came in the morning. My younger daughter was here with us and Drew's son also. It was great. We opened gifts with them then they went to Illinois and we went up north by Drew's parents. We had Christmas Eve with his family. Then Christmas Day we went and did Christmas morning with my mom and younger sister then we went to my older sisters and had dinner there. Then we left there and came home. We got home just in time for the Packer game.

So for New Years it is going to be a nice and very quiet one for us. My daughter is up north and his son is spending it with his mom. I am going to enjoy every minute I can alone with the one and only man that I love in this world. Yes that is Drew. I could never ask for a better man I have the best man in the world right here with me. I have never been as happy as I am with him right now. This past year has been the best for me and I have been so happy being with Drew.

I am leaving you with a video that I thinks tells you how much I love Drew!♥

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bears Week #16

Yes the Bears lost to the Packers 35-21.

I think the Bears did the best that they could with all the injured players Cutler, Forte and Barber.

I also think the third string quarterback did a good job. McCown did a better job than Hinie has done. Yes I know we are still not in the playoffs.

The defense did give the Packers offense a little run for the game.

Like Urlacher said " If we play like this it's what we get". Yes they could have played a lot better but what can you do when you don't have your other players there. Also what can you do when the second and third string people don't get the same practice time as the first string. This is what happens.

All in all I do think this was a good game. I am also going to say good luck to the Packers in the playoffs!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

This Is How It Is At Our House For Football!

Yes this is exactly how our house is. I am a Chicago Bears fan. I grew up in Chicago for 13years and then my parents moved out to a suburb. So yes I have lived most of my life in Illinois.

My boyfriend is a Green Bay Packers fan. He has lived in Wisconsin all of his life.

So yes our house is divided between the two teams. But we have fun teasing each other about the teams. Like today they are playing against each other and we are having fun tonight. This is all in good fun with the two of us.

It would be nice to hear if anyone else has a house divided between two football teams!♥

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Revue on Heart Presents A Lovemongers' Christmas Album!

Yes I know I have not done an album revue in a very long time. I am sorry about that it is I just have been so busy with work, family and the Christmas Holiday.

The past couple of weeks I have been making my Christmas cookies and listening to different Christmas music. This is why I am choosing this album to write about.

My boyfriend had told me that this is one Christmas album that he really likes. So I decided to listen to it. This is a really good album and if you like Heart this is one to get. The music on here is so awesome and the songs are really different. This is not your regular traditional music like all the other Christmas album's out there. When I listened to it for the first time I kept an open mind about it and I just love this album.

Here are my thoughts about each song on the album-

Here Is Christmas- The music on here is so awesome. I just love the story this song tells you about the song.

Balulalow- This is a great song and it sounds like they have a choir singing with them.

Christmas Waits- This is a really good song. I do like this one.

William and Rose- This is a sad but good song. I really like this song it is like they are singing about a true story in this song.

Ave Maria- I like the guitar in this song. This song is alright not my favorite on the album.

How Beautiful- This song is really good. I do like this song a lot.

The Last Noel- The person singing this song on here is Frank Fox. But it is a great song I really like this song.

It's Christmas Time- This is a great song and I really like the music on this song.

Oh Holy Night- Yes this song is a traditional song. But her voice on here is so great and just catches you so much. The music is great on this song too.

Bring a Torch- The beginning with the music I just love it. There is no lyrics to this song it is all music and it is great.

This is a mellow Christmas album but it is just so awesome. I can listen to this one over and over. If you like Heart this is a Christmas album for you collection. Yes I am leaving you with one video of a song that I really like off the album! I hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas!♥

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Yes it is time for me to write about Christmas.

I think everyone has forgotten the true meaning of the Christmas Holiday. This is suppose to be about Baby Jesus born to Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. He was wrapped in cloth and laid in a manger in a barn. They had visits from the animals, wisemen and angels. They brought Mary and Joseph gifts.

I remember growing up and going to church to celebrate Christmas about Jesus being born. This is the way I had raised my kids. Then all of a sudden I am listening to my nieces telling my sister what they want for Christmas. The things that they wanted was really expensive. I asked one of my nieces if they know the true meaning of Christmas. She said yes just to tell my mom what I want for Christmas and I will get what I want. I was really shocked what came out of her mouth. I heard the same thing from my boyfriends son saying what he wanted his grandparents to get him for Christmas. Then my youngest daughter told me he said he can get what ever he wants from his grandparents. I know he was never taught this from his dad. That is not what you would hear from my kids.

When I was living back in Illinois my kids and I would help out with a live nativity scene for church. The kids loved to do this with my parents. You should have seen my son and my dad just goofing around getting ready for it. I wish I would have taken pictures of them. My ex-husband would never take part in this with us.

I love going around looking at the Christmas decorations. I remember when I was younger my dad taking my sisters and I around looking at the decorations. My dad has been gone for about fifteen years and I miss him so much.  This was his favorite holiday and the one holiday I really like. There are times I get sad because I think of my dad.

When I was growing up my parents would have the family and friends coming over to visit during the week of Christmas and New Years. Some of them would call and ask if they could bring one of there friends and my parents would never say no. This is how I was raised you never say no to people and you share what ever food you have with people. There was also one Christmas my dad was laid off his job. That Christmas we really didn't get anything from our parents but we where happy with what we did get. My mom would make all her homemade cookies and give them out to family and friends. I took on this tradition with my mom.

 Now it is all about getting what you want not about being with your family and friends. I really miss seeing my family that I use to see when I was younger. Some of my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents have passed away.

I just wish some of the kids would just realize how it was for us when we were younger. The really should get the real reason for Christmas.

I also have fun putting up the Christmas tree and the decorations in the house. While I was married my ex-husband started a Christmas village for me and my family kept it going. I have about a fifty piece village to put under the tree. I haven't put it up in the last two years because we don't have the room for it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and please be safe. I am leaving you with a Christmas song and video!♥

Bears Week #15

Yes what I hear the Bears lost to the Seahawks 38-14.

I had to work yesterday. Then when I was done with work I had to go and finish my Christmas shopping so yes I did miss the game. I am going to write about what I heard about the game.

Hanie got 10-23 passes for 111 yards with a first half touchdown.

The second half of the game the Seahawks defense made it hard on Hanie to get anywhere. They sacked him and the turnovers also.

This was just a really bad game for the Bears. I just hope they get it together for Christmas Day with the Packers. If someone can just let me know how the game was I would really appreciate it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bears Week #14

Yes the Bears lost again but to the Broncos this time 13-10 in overtime.

The whole game was a no score game until the third quarter when Barber went in for a nine yard touchdown. That was great. Then in the fourth quarter there was a fieldgoal.

The defense was on fire with Urlacher sacking the Bronco quarterback five times.

Hanie completed 12 passes for 119 yards. That is 12 out of 19 passes which I don't think that is bad for a second string quarterback. He was also sacked four times during the game.

Everyone is trying to blame this all on Barber. I thought this was a team not just one person. I don't blame anyone for the Bears losing. Yes it would have been nice to see them win the game but somehow the Broncos pulled it out at the end of the game with 13 unanswered points.

I would really like to hear what you have to say about the game!♥

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Boyfriends Work Christmas Party!

Last month my boyfriend came home and showed me a piece of paper saying his work was having a Christmas party at his work. The Christmas party was this past Sunday.

On the piece of paper is said that there was going to be a lunch, tour of the place, presents for the kids, presents for the employees and Santa and Mrs. Claus would be there.

So I asked him if we could get my ex's seven year old to take her to see Santa. He said yes. We had to let his work know how many people would be coming. It was my boyfriend, my ex's seven year old, myself and my youngest daughter was suppose to go but she got sick.

We had to walk in the main door and sign in. When we signed in you got a name tag and a bell necklace. Then you walked through the design room with the cutouts of gingerbread men, candy canes and Santa's. Like you see in the picture above. Then you would come to a hallway if you go ahead it is the lunchroom, if you went to the left it is a door to the parking lot and if you go right it is to the work area by the machines.

We went to the right to see what was happening there. There was tables set up for the kids to get a book or a poster. This is like one of those places you can order kids books from school. I thought that was really nice. This was like the kids present from Santa.

Then after that we went and had something to eat and I was meeting a lot of the people that my boyfriend works with. It was really nice to put faces with names that I have heard so much about. My boyfriend would talk about the people when he would come home from work and I never met any of them until Sunday. Then I found out that one of the guys I work with his wife works with my boyfriend. What a small world.

Then when we were done eating everyone was going outside because Santa and Mrs. Claus were coming. It was neat they came by tractor and hay wagon. That is the picture you are seeing. The kids went  crazy watching them come in. When they came off the wagon they came up to all the kids and said hello and shook there hands. It really was something different for all of the kids. My ex's daughter really enjoyed this. Sometimes I don't know who enjoyed it more her or my boyfriend. So then all the kids followed them back in the building. The bell necklaces were for when Santa and Mrs. Claus came to ring the necklaces for them.

Santa and Mrs. Claus went into the the area by the books. This is were they would talk to each of the kids and find out what they all wanted for Christmas. Also each of the kids would get there picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

We took are own picture of her and Santa Claus so we would have our own picture.  It was cute watching all the kids sitting on Santa's lap. Some of the real small kids would cry if they went close to Santa and the parents had to sit there on the floor with them for the picture. We have one picture of one of the dads that had to do that. It was someone that my boyfriend worked on the same machine with.

Then after that we went walking around looking at all the different machines in the plant. My boyfriend was explaining what each machine did. I was really interesting. I have always went to take him to work and pick him up. I have been inside but upstairs in the office to help him figure out some stuff. But I never got to go inside and see the machines like this. Believe me when I say the machines are huge they are huge.

Then after we walked around Santa and Mrs. Claus left. It was time for the employees gifts to be handed out. The way the did it was like a door prize but everyone would get a gift. My boyfriends gift is a Smokey Joe Grill. That was good because are small grill is on its last leg. After everyone had a gift they had a big gas grill to give away so they put everyone's name back in the box and picked one name out. But we did not get that grill. We also were able to take a poinsettia plant home. So I let my ex's daughter pick out the one she would want us to take home.

I really enjoyed the day at his work and really enjoyed meeting the people he works with. When we were on are way I really didn't know what to expect. But it was so much better than what I was thinking. I know my ex's daughter really enjoyed herself and I know my boyfriend enjoyed himself there.

Then when we got home we put our Christmas Tree up and the decorations. That was a job in itself.


To end this post this is my boyfriends machine he works on everyday he goes to work. This is the front of the machine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bears Week #13

Yes I know I am really late in posting this. I am really sorry about that.

I missed half of the game Sunday. My boyfriend had his Christmas party at his work. We also had my ex's seven year old here over the weekend and my mom was here the last two days.

Yes the Bears lost to the Chiefs 10-3. That was a very said day for me to see that.

Matt Forte went out of the game with a sprained knee and is a big question when he will be back to play with the team.

They do not know when Cutler will be back now either. After having his thumb broke.

The defense did a great job in keeping the Chiefs from making anymore touchdowns. I think the defense was on fire for the game.

The offense needs to work with Hanie more at practice so they can get on the same page.

I would really like to hear your thoughts on the game.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Why I Feel So Lucky!

I feel so happy right now because I have such a wonderful loving man in my life. I am so lucky that I found such a great man to be with.

It has been a year and a half with my boyfriend and I feel like the luckiest woman right now. All he keeps saying he wants for me is to be happy all the time. I will tell you I have never felt this happy with anyone else. I will always love him with all of my heart and soul. He is everything to me and I hope you knows that. He is a very special man. He really knows how to treat lady. He is very faithful to me too. Don't get me wrong we do have are bad days but we work it all out. In any relationship the main thing is communication. That is what is important to me. That is what we have and let me tell you it is good that way.

He is really good with my kids and his son. I know I have said this in another post I did but he does treat my kids like they are his kids. He loves them all the same. I am very lucky in that sense. Because I didn't know how that would all turn out at the beginning.

When I found out that my son's girlfriend was pregnant with my granddaughter my son gave us a card. On the card it said to Grandma and Grandpa. Yes saying my boyfriend is her Grandpa. I started to cry when I seen that.

The only thing is I miss my dad so much right now. This was his favorite time of the year with all the Christmas decorations. He has been gone for about fifteen years.

Friday when I came home from work I had another rose laying on the bed with a card. This one thing he does once in awhile to surprise me. I couldn't believe it when he did it the first time.

Yes I am really sentimental right now. This is just some things I have been thinking about lately so I just thought I would share it with everyone.

All of this is why I am saying I am so lucky. My boyfriend, our kids, our families and all of our friends and friends online means so much to me.

I am leaving you with a video and I would really like to hear your comments!♥

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bears Week #12

Yes the Bears lost to the Raiders 20-25 yesterday.

Hanie completed 18 of 36 passes. With three interceptions by the Raiders first half. He also 254 yards passing and the Bears totaled a seasons best 401 yards of offense.

In the fourth quarter Hanie threw  a 81 yard pass to Knox. Then Davis came in and Hanie threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to him.

Cutler was on the sideline with his hand all wrapped up. Cutler was talking to Hanie on the sideline too. I just hope he is giving Hanie some ideas of how to have some confidence on the field.   

The defense was on fire yesterday. They did a really good job keeping the Raiders from scoring touchdowns.

I did miss some of the first half because I had to work. But when I came home and seen the score I was not happy.

Here are some of my thoughts why they didn't win the game. When they practice I think the starting quarterback gets the most practice time. I don't think the second and third string get as much time to practice. I think that is a lot of the problem for yesterday's game. Hanie didn't get his share of practice time like Cutler always gets. So now everyone is going to pick on him because of that. I think he did a good job for his first time starting a game.

I would really like to hear your thoughts about the game!♥

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes I am writing this early. I have to work tomorrow and on Thanksgiving Day. I just wanted to make sure that I posted this for everyone.

This has been a National Holiday since 1863 and it was proclaimed  by President Abraham Lincoln. This was during the Civil War.

The first Thanksgiving was to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the new world. The Pilgrims and the Native Americans got together for a feast that lasted for three days. Sometimes I think that people forget what this Holiday is all about. It is about giving thanks for everything that we have. To celebrate our thanks with the people we love and to thank God for what we do have.

This is the day to be thankful for everything you have. I am so thankful for being with the most wonderful man in the world, our kids, my granddaughter, my boyfriends granddaughter, our families and friends.

Last year for Thanksgiving we went up north to spend it with my family and my boyfriends family. But this year I have to work on Thanksgiving so we can't make it. My family will be at my sisters house and my boyfriends parents are out of state this year. My two older kids will not be with us this year. It will be my boyfriend, my younger daughter, my boyfriends two kids and his granddaughter.

This is the first year I will not be spending the Holiday with my family. That is alright because I am with my boyfriend. He is the sweetest man and I love him with all of my heart. I will miss being with my family and his family. My older daughter has to work that is why she will not be able to make it. My son is going to be with his dad. I do understand why my older two kids will not make it.

Since I have to work my boyfriend has to get dinner started. This will be the first time he is making a turkey so I am getting some stuff started tomorrow for him. Then I will leave instructions for him what to do. He will be alright and I know it.

I hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bears Week #11

Yes the Bears beat the Chargers 31-20. I did miss some of the first quarter because I was on my way home from work.

This  is the Bears 5th straight win. I can't believe it myself. This is great for them.

I just found out this morning that Cutler has a broken thumb and he may be out the rest of the season now. This is going to hurt the team big time. He is expected to be out for about six weeks. It happened in the fourth quarter during an interception Cutler got knocked down by linebacker Donald Butler. Cutler had 286 yards throwing, passing, two touchdowns and ran one in himself.

The defense was on fire last night too. The did a great job keeping the Chargers from making anymore touchdowns.

The offense did a great job protecting Cutler to make all the long passes. I seen the one pass when he had someone holding his ankle. That was awesome.

I would like to hear your thoughts about the game!♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Review on Alabama For The Record Album!

I choose this album today because this really tells you how well the band has done all the years they have been together before they retired. This album has two disc's of the best music.

I have been listening to them from when the first album came out. This is one of my favorite bands. I am trying to get their whole collection one album at a time. I did have most of them until my ex sold them. Their music is country rock type.

Three of the band members are cousins and the drummer they hired after the original quit.

I am going to try to make this as short as I can about the songs because there is so many. My thoughts about each song!

Five O'Clock 500- This is a good song for them. I do like this one.

Keeping Up- This song is alright but not one of my favorites.

How Do You Fall In Love- This is one of there really good ballads. I like this one.

Tennessee River- This is a really good song and I do like this one. It is one of their first songs.

Why Lady Why- This is another good song from them.

Old Flame- This one is about one of them after they broke up with a girlfriend and it is a really good brake up song.

Feels So Right- I really like this song it reminds me of my boyfriend and how much I love him.

Love In The First Degree- This is a good song and the instrumentals on this song is so good.

Mountain Music- This is one of their best instrumental songs. I love this song. This is about how they grew up down south. You have to listen to this song and the way the fiddle is in here is awesome.

Take Me Down- I do really good song too.

Close Enough To Perfect- This is a good song and is how they feel about their wives.

Dixieland Delight- This is one of their first songs and I really like it.

The Closer You Get- It is a good song and I do like it.

Lady Down On Love- This is another ballad and a good one.

Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)- This is a really good song. I like this one because I do have some friends that are truck drivers and this song always reminds me of them.

When We Make Love- It is a really good ballad from them.

If You're Gonna Play In Texas( You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)- This is an awesome song from them. When they played this in concert the Confederate flag comes down. I seen it.

(There's A) Fire In The Night- This is a good song.

There's No Way- This is a really good song. It tells someone that you love how much they mean to you. This song is how I feel about my boyfriend.

40 Hour Week (For A Livin")- This is about the blue collar workers. I love this song it is awesome. They did this for all the fans trying to find the money to come to see them in concert.

Can't Keep A Good Man Down- This is a great song.

She and I- This is an awesome song.

Touch Me When We're Dancing- This is a really great song I do like it.

You've Got The Touch- This is a really good song.

Face To Face- This is a ballad but the song and the music is really good on this song.

Fallin' Again- This is a good song not my favorite. But the music is really good on it.

Song Of The South- This is a really great song. I do like this one.

If I Had You- This is a ballad but a great song. 

High Cotton- This is a great song. This also tells you how the lead singer grew up.

Southern Star- This is an awesome song. The music is great too.

Jukebox In My Memory- The beginning you hear the coin going in the jukebox. The song is great.

Forever Is As Far As I'll Go- This is an awesome ballad. I really like this one. It reminds me of the first time I met my boyfriend.

Down Home- This is a great song and the music is awesome.

Here We Are- Is a great song I really like this one.

Then Again- This song is alright not one I really like.

Born Country- This is an awesome song and awesome music. This is one of their first songs too.

I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)- This song is really good. It is like me sometimes when I have a day off of work.

Once Upon A Lifetime- This is alright but not my favorite.

Hometown Honeymoon- This is a great song and I really like this song.

Reckless- This is a really good song and I do like it a lot.

Give Me One More Shot- I love this song. The song and the music is awesome.

She Ain't You're Ordinary Girl- The music and the song is awesome on this song.

In Picture's- This is an awesome ballad. This is my favorite balled by them. It tells you how they felt being on the road and seeing their kids grown up.

Sad Lookin' Moon- This is alright not my favorite song.

I have seen them in concert and they are awesome to see. Like I said before this is an awesome band and one of my favorite band's. If they were to come back together and do another concert I would go to see them. They were always there for the fans. This is the kind of band I like that thinks of the fans too.

I would like to know what you think of this album. Please leave your comments. I am leaving you with one of my favorite songs off this album!♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bears Week #10

Yes the Bears beat the Lions 37-13. This was one awesome game to watch. The Bears are 6-3 now. This is the Bears fourth straight win now.

The Bears offense and the defense was really on fire for the game yesterday. I couldn't believe it.

Hester had a 82 yard punt return for a touchdown. That was really awesome to see. That was his 17th return for his career.

There was about five interceptions that the Bears got and some of them ended up into touchdowns for the Bears. Fourth Quarter with in the first five minutes the Bears got two of the interceptions.

After the second interception Stafford pulled Moore down by the back of the helmet. Then Moore got up and went and slammed Stafford down to the ground and a big fight broke out on the field. Moore ended up getting ejected from the game. The referee went and did a review of what took place before ejecting Moore from the game.

21 points was by the defense on punt returns for touchdowns.

Like Cutler said it was not a clean or quiet game yesterday.

Next week they have San Diego at home and the time for the game is 315pm.

I would like to hear what you thought of this game!♥

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day!

Yes I am late in writing this. I was meaning to get this done last night but I forgot about it with my work.

Yes we are all very lucky for all the men and women out there risking there lives for all of us. Trying to make it a safer place for all of us to live. I am very thankful for them.

I just wish that they would all come home to there families very soon. So none of there families have to worry about them anymore and they can see there children grow up.

I also feel bad for the families that have lost there husband's, wives, sons daughters and grandkids that have died overseas. When I hear about the people that come home and have been killed overseas I feel so bad for the families.

My dad was in the Army and he was in the Forgotten War called the Koren War.

I have a lot of family members and friends that were in the Military. There is my dad, my uncle, my boyfriends dad, my ex husband, my cousin is in the Coast Guards, a friend that is like a brother to me was in the Army and a lot of friends.

My dad use to drive a deuce half truck which is now called a cargo truck. He had a gas tanker on the back of it. He had to drive in the dark and try to miss the mines in the field. My dad would tell us kids about this a lot. I never did mine listening to my dad talk about it because I really enjoyed it. Learning about what my dad went through over there.

Then my uncle would tell us how it was for the Navy over there also. It was not easy for any of them.

I just want to say thank you to all of the men and women in the Military and sacrificing there lives to keep us safe!♥

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Holidays Right Around The Corner!

Yes I chose this picture for my kids. They love the Peanuts shows when they were little.

I can't believe it is this time of the year already. Thanksgiving just two weeks away. I am not ready for the Holidays yet.

I still have to do the shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. Last year we went up north for the Thanksgiving. This year with me working we have to stay home because I can only get one Holiday off. So we are going to have are own Thanksgiving dinner at home this year. My older daughter has to work and my son may not be able to make it with my granddaughter. My boyfriends family will not be around either his parents are out of state and his sister is busy with her in-laws.

If I do have to work my boyfriend and my daughter are going to have to make sure that dinner gets done. I will have some of it done the day before so they will not have so much to do. I really like to make the homemade stuffing because it tastes a lot better then the stove top.

Then a month after Thanksgiving is Christmas. That means a lot of baking for me.

Between working and trying to make my Christmas Cookies and keeping the house clean it is going to be crazy for me this year. But it is always worth every minute to me to make my family happy. I did forget one more thing shopping for everyone's Christmas presents.

I will just have to take one day at a time to get this all done. Then when this is all done it is always worth it. Because I feel better when I am baking my Christmas Cookies. I have two taste testers for my cookies to make sure that they taste good that is my boyfriend and my daughter. Some of the cookies are not easy to make so I tell them to stay out of the kitchen when I am making them.

There is one thing I have never told anyone and I want to put it on here. That is I always miss one person every year for the Holidays and that is my dad. He loved this time of the year because of all the decorations to go and drive around and see. He has been gone for about fifteen years now. But for me when this time of the year comes around it is always the hardest for me. I was always closest to my dad and that is probably why it is still so hard for me and also why I decorate my house. I am trying to keep my dad with me for the Holiday.

I will see my kids for Christmas with all the rest of my family. Christmas Eve we will be with my boyfriends family and Christmas Day is with my family. This is all up north and a lot of driving to do but all worth it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bears Week #9


Yes the Bears Beat the Eagles 30 - 24. The first quarter I thought that the Bears were going to shut them out. But then the defense was not doing to good. The offense was on fire for the first quarter then somehow they lost it until the fourth quarter.

Cutler was on fire with his passes but the receivers just kept dropping them.

Then Forte went a year and a half with a fumble until last night. That I think was awesome going with a fumble for that long. But why did he have to fumble last night of all nights.

Urlacher was on fire last night too. The way he was slamming the Eagles offense down.

The Eagles lost two players first quarter.

I would really like to hear what you thought of the game last night. I thought is was a really good game.

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Youngest Daughter's Birthday!

Yes my youngest daughter is 19 years old today. I can still remember the day I gave birth to her. Now she is in her first year of college. Where has the time gone?

I can remember taking her to her first day of school. She did not want me to leave her in school she screamed at me not to leave her. But then when I came to pick her up she didn't want to leave school.

Then I can remember the day she graduated 8th grade. I was crying so much because this was my youngest child. Then when she graduated high school this past June I was glad my boyfriend was there with me. We both sat there crying and so did my mom and my son and older daughter.

It is just unbelievable how quick they grow up on you. Especially being a single mom for the last ten years. It was not easy for me to do this by myself. I was so glad my mom was there to help me out with the kids. My mom was there for every concert for my daughter and graduations. The last year and a half she has had the most wonderful man her for her too my boyfriend has been here for her. He loves and cares for my kids like they are his kids.  My youngest daughter is lucky for the family she does have and how much we all love her!♥

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Birthday Weekend!

Yes for my birthday my boyfriend took me up north to visit family and friend. We left on Friday and came back on Sunday. My boyfriend asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said to get away from here for the weekend by ourselves. That meant no kids and no dog in the car with us. I just wanted a nice peaceful drive were ever we went. So this is were we decided to go.

We stayed at my mom's place. We didn't get to her house until about 7pm.. We had to stop at my sisters house to get the keys and my son came there with my granddaughter. It was so nice to see her again. She is getting bigger every time I see her.

On Saturday we went to my storage shed up there to get some things out of it. I didn't expect to get my pots and pans out to bring home with us. We ended up having a car full of things to bring home. I also gave my microwave to my mom because she needed one.

This is what we woke up to on Saturday morning. Yes frost on the ground and on our car. This was really sad to look at. But by the time we got ready to go out it was gone. I can tell you this much it was cold up there at night. I was just glad the heater worked really good in the car.

My mom made me a cake and she had some snacks out for us when we got there. Then we went and had dinner with my boyfriends family. Saturday was his sisters birthday and we were able to see her for her birthday. It was really good to see her and her husband. His mom made a really good ham dinner with potatoes, German potato salad, barbeque meatballs, green bean casserole. It was really good. But one this is my boyfriend ate to much cheese and sausage at my mom's and then dinner by his mom and dad's. He had an upset stomach that night.

I did get to see my granddaughter on Saturday also. This is the outfit I bought for her for Halloween. It says " Grandma's Little Pumpkin". I could not pass that up for her. It was just so nice to get away from here for the weekend.

Another reason we went up there was to see his parents because they are going to be gone the whole month of November. So we will not see them for Thanksgiving.

We both did enjoy ourselves being away from here. I love my boyfriend so much and he is the sweetest man in the world. He will do anything for me to make sure I am happy. But I want him to be just as happy as he makes me. I can tell you one thing we are both so happy when we go up north. Yes we really didn't do much when we went up north but the thing was seeing the family and some friends while we were up there. The main thing for me was just being with the one and only man I love in the world for my birthday!♥

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Revue on Kiss Album Dressed To Kill!

Yes I am doing my revue on Kiss this time. I do like their earlier music but not my favorite group.

The person in the band that I do like is Paul Stanley the Star Child. I have like him since I started to listen to their music.

I chose this album because it has a lot of good songs on it. It was released in 1975. I wanted an album with all of the original members.

So here goes my revue on the album-

Room Service- I like this song and listen to the music is great.

Two Timer- This song is alright but not one I would always listen to by them.

Ladies In Waiting- I like the music in the beginning and this is a good song. I do like this one.

Getaway- This is good song and Ace sings this one. I think he does a good job with the song.

Rock Bottom- I like the guitar in the beginning that is awesome. This is not bad at all.

C'mon And Love Me- This song is not to bad and the music is not bad at all. I like this one.

Anything For My Baby- This is really good. I could listen to this anytime.

She- This one I do not like.

Love Her All I Can- This is a little more mellow for the band. I do like this one.

Rock And Roll All Nite- I love this song. Yes I know it was really overplayed. But this is an awesome song.

I would like to hear what you have to say about this album!

Yes I am leaving you with a video!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Yes I know this is early. I will not be around for weekend to post this.

My boyfriend and I are going away for the weekend so I just figured I would get this post out now.

When I was young I remember my mom telling me the day before Halloween they would go on one side of the railroad tracks to see if they could get candy. Then on Halloween they would go on her side of the railroad tracks. This is down in Illinois. They did get the candy the day before Halloween. I didn't think they would get the candy.

I also remember taking my kids trick or treating the different costumes I would get them. There was a couple of them that I did put together for them. I really enjoyed taking my kids out trick or treating because I had just as much fun with the kids as they did.

The only thing I don't like about Halloween is how the older kids think it is funny scaring the little kids. Yes I can see how some of them like to do it but I remember how much it hurt my youngest daughter. My son did it to my youngest daughter and I spend some endless nights up with her.

I think carving the pumpkins with the kids is so much fun. My kids made some really neat ones. I also remember taking my son to a haunted house and he was so scared. I also like some of the music that they have out for Halloween and there are also some really good scary movies to watch.

Some people have Halloween parties that you can go to so that the adults can dress up too. But to me Halloween is for the kids and I don't dress up.

I am going to leave you with one of my favorite Halloween videos. I would like to hear what you like about Halloween!♥

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bears Week #7

Yes this week the Bears went overseas to Wembley, England. This is the sixth NFL game played over there.

I had to work yesterday so I didn't get to see the game. But customers were telling me about the game and my boyfriend had told me some of the game also. From what I have heard this was a great game that I had missed.

The Bears won 24 - 18. Makes the Bears 4 and 3 now.

It really sound like the Bears are really getting it all together on both sides. The offense is doing really good and the defense is doing really good.

Cutler threw for 226 yards and a touchdown. It just sounded like he was on fire yesterday for the game.

Urlacher got an interception and it sounded like he was on fire too. In the paper it said that he is the best player in the NFL.

I just wish I could have seen this game. If anyone had seen this game please let me know what you thought of the game. I would really like to hear what you have to say.

Next Sunday the Bears do have a bye week so it will be a two weeks before I have another post about the Bears.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bears Week #6

Yes the Bears beat the Vikings 39-10. The offense is back and was on fire last night.

Hester with a 98 yard kick off return for a touchdown was awesome. He also had a 48 yard touchdown catch.

At halftime the score was 26-3 and that I just could not believe.

The defense just would not let the Vikings anywhere near to get a touchdown and that was great.

Urlacher was on fire too. The way he was just plowing into the Vikings offense. Making it look so easy to get through them.

Then the offense was great at blocking so that Cutler didn't get sacked. But he did only get sacked last night once.

This was one awesome game and I hope the Bears play like this more often. I really enjoyed watching this game last night.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What I Got For Sweetest Day!


Today my boyfriend surprised me while we were out shopping. He seen some flowers and he bought these for me today. He asked me if I liked these flowers and I said yes. They are really nice have the Fall look to them. He is the sweetest man I know. I love him with all of my heart!♥

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bears #5

Yes the Bears lost to the Lions 24-13 last night.

I couldn't believe 19 penalties during the whole game. Out of the penalties the Bears had 9 false starts because of the crowd noise.

The second quarter they started to look like they would keep the Loins back. The offense even was looking good. Then they came back from half time and started looking like the first quarter.

This does not look like the same team as last year. The defense let one big play go right past them for 88 yard touchdown. After that I agree with Urlacher for getting mad at the side line. This guy didn't even get touched my one Bears defensive player. The defense was doing really good at the beginning then the second half gave up.

The offense was doing good protecting Cutler so he could get passes thrown and runs made. Then the last quarter it was like they gave up to let him get sacked.

I know they lost Peppers there for awhile but they could have stilled played a lot better.

I have to say both teams played really good last night despite all the penalties.  

I just hope Sunday they play a lot better against Minnesota.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Seen My Granddaughter Again!

Yes this past weekend my son, his girlfriend and the baby came down to see us. My son brought my mom with also and my cousin came up from Illinois. On Friday I went to go and get my ex's seven year old daughter so she could see her brother.

It was so nice to see my granddaughter again. I haven't seen her since she was born and she is a month old now. I can tell you that Saturday when they were here she got spoiled by everyone holding her. I even fed her.

This was the first time my cousin was able to see her. I didn't think she was going to let my son take her home. I thought my cousin was going to keep her and take her home with her. My cousin is like a sister to me and my kids call her there second mom. This is how close we are.

We surprised my mom and didn't tell her that my cousin was coming up. We spent most of the time outside because it was nice out there. Then it started to get chilly so we went inside. All in all it was a great day with everyone.

I even took my mom and cousin to my work and we walked around there after dinner. Just so they knew were I worked at and to see if there was anything that they needed.

The only one missing was my older daughter the everyone would have been here. She had to work so she could not make it but she did call when she got off of work.

My boyfriend and my son were talking about music most of the night. I thought that was great. We gave my son his birthday present early is was some cd's. His birthday is next month and I didn't think I would make it up there to see him for it so we decided to give him it early. I wish I took a picture of the look on his face when he seen it.

Well I will keep you up dated when I see her again it may not be until Christmas I don't know.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Revue on Def Leppard Album Pyromania!

Yes I know I haven't done a revue on an album in a long time. So I have decided to sit down today and do one on Def Leppard.

I have chose this album because I think it is one of the better albums by Def Leppard. It was recorded in the 1982 and released in 1983. When it came out I went to buy it because I thought is was that good.

So here is what I think of each of the songs on the album-

Rock! Rock! (Till you drop)- This is a really good song. I really like this one by them.

Photograph- This is an awesome song and one of my favorites. Yes I know it has been over played but listen to the music in the song.

Stagefright- The music in the beginning is alright. I like how they used Clint Eastwood's thing do you feel lucky in the beginning. The song is alright but not one of my favorites.

Too Late for Love- The guitar solo in the beginning is awesome. This is a really good song and I like it a lot.

Die Hard the Hunter- This song is alright not one I would always listen to.

Foolin- I love the mixture of the harp and the guitar in this song. I love this song it is great.

Rock of Ages- Yes this song has been over played but it is an awesome song. I did get sick of the song but it is so great by them.

Comin' Under Fire- This song is alright but not one I would always listen to.

Action! Not Words- This is a good song I do like this one.

Billy's Got a Gun- This is a really good song. I think it is awesome and I would listen to it all the time.

This is why I really like this album. I like most of the songs on here. I would really like to hear what you think of this album. Like always I will leave you with a video of one of my favorites songs.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bears Week #4

Yes the Bears beat Carolina 34-29. I was really happy to hear that. I didn't get to watch the game yesterday because I had to work all day long. But when I called my boyfriend and he told me that the Bears won I was really happy about that. So if anyone can let me know what happened during the game I would really appreciate that. I am sorry I can not write about the game.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bears Week #3


Yes the Bears lost to the Packers 27 - 17. This was a real upset to all the Bears players and fans.

I was at work for the first quarter so I don't know what all happened there.

But I was home for part of the second quarter and all I seen was a lot of dropped passes on the offense line. That was really sad.

I thought after half time they would come back and play as a team. But that did not happen. The defense was there after half time but the offense wasn't. They really do need to get it together and play as a team.

Then in the fourth quarter Ulacher got an interception and I thought they would get a touchdown with that. The other thing that happened was the touchdown that was brought back. I didn't know it was called a fair catch at first until my boyfriend told me.

This was a really disappointing game for me to watch. I hope they get it together soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Revue on Stevie Ray Vaughan Soul To Soul!

Stevie Ray was born on October 3, 1954 in Oak Cliff Texas. He was the second son to his mom and dad.

Stevie's love for music did come from his mom and dad listening to music and going out dancing. He does have an older brother Jimmie that is three and half years older.

Stevie did get an education but never graduated high school. The school was giving Stevie a hard time about the length of his hair. So Stevie cut the back of his hair short but kept his bangs long to cover his face. But the school would not let up on him so Stevie dropped out his senior year of high school. 

At age seven Stevie had a Roy Rogers guitar and he was playing for the company that came to the house. At first Stevie wanted to play drums then he wanted to play the saxophone but only could get a couple of squeaks or two out of it. Then he decided to follow his big brother and play the guitar.

That is when Stevie would sneak into Jimmy's room and start playing his guitars. He would also listen to Jimmy's albums. Stevie would listen to Eric Clapton, B.B King, Chuck Berry and Jimmy Reed and more. He would sit in his room and practice his guitar playing the music.

Stevie's teenage years he was playing in clubs until two am then  going to school. But he was starting to fall asleep in school so he dropped out of school. He seen how good his older brother was doing with his band. Jimmy never graduated either. Stevie could play the music but couldn't read music. Kids would be drinking alcohol when they were teenagers and in the cars they would have a case of beer. Stevie played the rockabilly blues. He knew how to play that guitar so good. I just love listening to him on his solos.

Stevie had a great career with his music. But he was drinking and on drugs really bad. In September of 1986 Chris Layton called a doctor in Switzerland to see Stevie. Stevie was really bad he was spitting up blood, bleeding internally and if he didn't get help he would die with in a month. He had called his mom to ask for her help but she was not home. Eric Clapton told Stevie he would help him out with his drugs and alcohol problem. Eric had the same problem and tried to tell Stevie to get off the stuff earlier. Stevie did get clean   in late 1986.
    
On August 27, 1990 is when Stevie passed away in a helicopter crash. Stevie was leaving Alpine Valley in East Troy Wisconsin to go to Chicago. The Crash happened at about 1am after the concert. There was dense fog and they went into a 300 ft hill. It was at about 7:30 am his mom had gotten the news. By noon a shock wave went through the Texas capital and people where walking the streets in a daze. The tv, shops posted signs saying " We Love You SRV " . The city coliseum put on their sign "SRV R.I.P". By about 7:30pm  over 3,000 people had gotten together to mourn for Stevie. This is how much he has touch each of these people. They are all strangers and coming together for him.

If you like Stevie Ray this is a must read book. It is excellent and I only did a very short parts of the book. I really enjoyed reading this book you learn a lot of what happened to Stevie growing up and starting his career. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did. I am going to leave you with one of his videos.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bears Week #2

Yes the Bears lost against the Saints final score was 30 - 13. This was one of their worst games. I know that it is only the second game of the season. This was a really sad game today.

The offense has to protect Cutler more. What I heard during the game was last year he was sacked 56 times. This was the highest number of sacks for last season. The Saints sacked Cutler six times during the game which shouldn't have happened if he had the protection he should of had.

The one I thought wouldn't be with it for the game was Urlacher. Because of his mom passing away earlier in the week. But he was there one hundred percent.

The Bears defense was really good today. They did keep the Saints from getting touchdowns and having to kick a few field goals. 

Next week we have the Packers to worry about. I just hope that the Bears straighten up and the offense coach get them on track for the game. I do not want to see the Packers win next week.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What I Came Home Too!

When I was at work on Wednesday I called my boyfriend on my break. He told me that he had a surprise for me when I came home. When I had gotten home I was just so tired and didn't want to deal with anything. Then I went into the bedroom and seen this rose and a card lying on the bed. That brought the biggest smile to my face. I couldn't believe he did that for me. He is the only man that has ever done something like this for me. That is why is means so much to me.

Not only did he buy me the rose and the card he also had the house cleaned for me.

I know I have the sweetest man. I love him so much and I am the luckiest woman to have someone like him. When he does something like this I know just how much he loves me. When we are not together I miss him so much. Babe I love you with all of my heart and soul!♥

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bears Week #1

Opening season game was an awesome game. Chicago's offensive and defense was on fire today. The Bears offense and defense overwhelmed the Falcons today.

1st quarter- Urlacher was on fire. He got an interception that ended up being a 56 yard touchdown. The defense was keeping the Falcons way from making any touchdowns.

2nd quarter- Both defense teams were doing really good and didn't get any real good runs.

3rd quarter- There was a 55 yard run just inside the one yard line and resulted in a touchdown. Then there was a fumble and Urlacher ran it in for a touchdown.

4th quarter- Looked like a fight was going to start between the teams. The Falcon quarterback got sandwiched between two Bear players.

After first quarter the offense started to protect Cutler so he could start getting good plays going. The whole team was on fire today and had a great game. 

Like I said this was an awesome game to watch. My eyes were glued to the t.v. watching the game. I would say to the Bears are the Monster's of the Midway. The final score was Bears 30- Falcons 12.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My First Grandchild!


Yes my granddaughter is here finally. Saturday I had gotten a phone call from my son asking me to come up by him. His girlfriend was getting induced. I told him I had to talk to my boyfriend about this. He said mom I need you here with me. My son kept begging me on the phone and I kept telling him I had to talk to my boyfriend. My son was lucky I had the weekend off of work.

I was talking to my boyfriend and my son kept texting me and asking me if I was coming up there. Then he was asking me to text him some phone numbers.

So my boyfriend gave in and I told my son and he was so happy. I told him we all had to take showers and I had to pack an overnight bag. But the phone calls and the text messages didn't stop with my son. He was so nerves. 

I had my ex husband's seven year old for the weekend too. So it was my boyfriend, my ex husband's seven year old, my youngest daughter. the dog and myself going up there. I had to try to get everything together for the trip. This was not in the plans for the weekend. We left about 3:30pm and got up there about 7pm.

The people that were there when we got to the hospital was my mom, my younger sister, my older daughter, my ex husband, my niece her daughter and my nieces boyfriend. My son was upset because no one from my ex husband's family came to the hospital.

It was about midnight we were told that his girlfriend wouldn't be having the baby until between 5-6 in the morning on Sunday. So we were getting ready to leave to get some sleep. My boyfriend and I went to get the girls and then we were told that his girlfriend was going for emergency c-section. The baby's heart rate was dropping. She was born at 1:35am on September 4th, 2011. This picture is my son feeding his daughter before we left the hospital right after she was born. I took this picture of my son and granddaughter.


We did manage to go and get about five hours of sleep and came back to the hospital to see the baby. The picture above is me holding my granddaughter after some sleep. My boyfriend took the picture above.  I am very happy for my son. But I also told him I can spoil her and send her back home to mommy and daddy. He gave me a dirty look for that one. But I have a feeling my boyfriend will spoil her more than I will.


It was a very long two days for us. By the time we got home Sunday night we were wiped out. We did have plans to go to a concert Sunday night but we never made it. The main thing for me is I did get to be with my boyfriend the whole weekend and we were able to be there for my son when his daughter was born. I never thought I would hear my son say mom I need you. I hope everyone was able to enjoy there weekend. I am a very proud Grandma!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Football Season Is Here!

Yes the preseason is over and next week will start the regular season. I have been watching the games on t.v..  Every year a friend and I will pick the teams we think will win every week. We do this for fun and I really like doing it. Last year my boyfriend was doing it with us. My boyfriend won the season. My son was doing it with us too. But he didn't do it every week.

Last night I was watching two games on t.v.. The Bears vs Browns game and also the Packers vs Kansas City. I was going between the two games. It was really interesting to watch both games.

The Bears game they won 24-14 and it was a really good game. I couldn't believe it. It looks like this is going to be a good season for them. I know that for preseason they are at 2-2. I know that they had some new players in there but I just hope they make the right picks for the season so we have a good team this year. I know that it is hard to try to get the right player for the season. We will just have to wait and see what the season brings us.

You should have heard me last night just cheering on the Bears. I was so excited that I think I was driving my boyfriend crazy. When they made the last touchdown I was yelling go go. Just wait until the regular season starts. My boyfriend is a Packers fan and I am a Bears fan. We have fun picking on each other during the season. Yes when the Bears and Packers games are on it is so much fun between us.
 
Then I was also watching the Packers vs Kansas City. This was a gut wrenching game. When they put the third string in there it was really bad. That is when the Packers started to get their butts whipped. They won by the skin of their teeth 20-19. For preseason they are at 3-1. They should have kept Flynn in there. Rodgers and Flynn are the two best QB's for the Packers. The third string wasn't even keeping the QB covered.

The defense was a lot better than the offense. I thought I was watching a circus last night.   I will never say anything bad about any team but last night I just could not believe what I was seeing with the Packers. I just hope next week they have it together when they go against New Orleans.

I will be doing weekly post on the Bears games. My boyfriend does a post on the Packers games. I hope everyone enjoys the regular season games. I just can't wait to see how the season goes this year.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Revue on Van Halen Album 1984

I was thinking about doing this album for a long time. I remember when this album came out. I went to the store and bought it. I was married at the time and my now ex husband was mad at me for going and buying the album. I told him I had to have it.

This is the last album David Lee Roth is on. The following spring he left the band. To me he thought he was the gift to woman but not for me.

This album went ten times platinum in the United States. It also sold over ten million copies. This is a great album for the band. The review scores for this album is all five stars.

Yes the earlier albums are good to. But I wanted to do a revue on this one with it being David Lee Roth's last album with the band. I also like this album.

Here is what I think of all the songs-

1984- This is a instrumental intro into the album. It is alright but really short for me.

Jump- I love the music in the beginning it makes you want to just get up and start to dance. I know this song is way over played but it is still a really good song. It is a really good song and was number one.

Panama- This is another good song and I really like this one too. The music in this song is awesome and yes I know this song is another over played song for them. But you have to really listen to not only the lyrics but the music they put into it.

Top Jimmy- This one is really different to the band. I like this song you just have to really sit and listen to the song.

Drop Dead Legs- This is a little slower song for them. But is still a good song I like it.

Hot For Teacher- The way they start this one off is awesome with the drums then the guitar. I really like this song.

I'll Wait- I really like this song. It is a little slower song too. But it is a good song.

Girl Gone Bad- The music on this is awesome I really like the beginning. But not one I would listen to all the time.

House Of Pain- The music on this is good but not a song I would always listen to.

This is an awesome album. I really like it a lot. Four of the songs were on the billboard top 100 list. The songs are Jump, Panama, I'll Wait and Hot For Teacher. I would really like to hear what you think of this album. Yes I am leaving you with a video. Thank you for taking your time to read this.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Revue on Bob Seger!

Yes it has been a very long time since I did  a revue on a singer. Yes I have been doing albums but not about them. So I decided to do one on Bob Seger. I like his music very much.

Bob Seger born on May 6th, 1945 in Dearborn Michigan. He was raised by his mom and dad and has a brother named George.  At age six they moved to Ann Arbor Michigan. Then at age ten his father walked out on them and his dad moved to California. Left his mom to raise both of them.

Bob did attend school and he did graduate high school. While in high school he was on the track and field team.

He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and a pianist. He does write songs for other artist. Bob Seger was inspired by Little Richard, Elvis and James Brown. He recorded songs that dealt with blue-collar worker theme. 

In 1961 Bob had a three piece band called Decibels. Bob was on the guitar, piano, keyboards and lead vocals. Peter Stanger was on guitar. H.B. Hunter was on Drums.

Here is a list of the other bands Bob Seger was in-
The Town Criers
Doug Brown and The Omens
Last Heard
The Bob Seger System
Then he went Solo
The Silver Bullet Band in 1973

In 1973 Bob went back to Detroit to form the Silver Bullet Band. Then in 1974 with The Silver Bullet Band they released the album Seven. In 1975 they released Beautiful Loser. In 1976 they released Live Bullet this album had Turn The Page on it. In 1978 Bob co-wrote Heartache Tonight for the Eagles and this single went to number one.

In 1980 he released Against The Wind, 1981 he released Nine Tonight. This had three albums. This album sold over five million copies. In 1983 the song Old Time Rock and Roll was in the movie Risky Business starring Tom Cruise. In 1984 he wrote and recorded Understanding for the film soundtrack Teachers. In 1986 he wrote and recorded Living Indide My Heart for the film and soundtrack About Last Night starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore.

In 2001 the song Old Time Rock and Roll was named one of the songs of the century. In 2004 Bob Seger was Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2009 he released what we thought might be his last album called Early Seger Vol 1. In 2010 he was on one of Kid Rocks album Born Free. He on it along with Sheryl Crow, Zack Brown Band, Martina McBride and many others. In 2011 he does have a new album coming out or it may already be out called Downtown Train.

He does have to tour dates for in November. I can't believe it he has been singing since 1961 to the present and he is still going strong. Yes there are some songs that I do not like but most of his music is really good. If you are really a true fan you have his albums. Unless like for me my ex sold all my albums. So now I have to try to get them back some how.

I would really like to hear what you have to say about my revue. I am like always going to leave you with a video. Thank you for taking your time and reading this.



Friday, August 26, 2011

Back To School!

I can't believe it is this time of the year already. It seems like we didn't even have a summer again. I don't know if it is me or not but it just seems like the summer's are going really fast these days and the winter's are just hanging around a lot longer.

I am just so happy that I don't have to buy school supplies for all three of my kids anymore. I do have my youngest daughter to get it for. She is going to be starting her first year of college next month. She can't wait to start her classes. She is still living with my boyfriend and I but she is going to a Technical College. She knows what she wants to major in for her degree. I am so proud of her.

She had a really hard time in high school but she did graduate back in June. It was really nice to see my youngest to graduate but sad at the same time.

My boyfriend and I also have his son going back to school he is going to be a freshman in high school. He is looking forward to going to high school but he also had a hard time last year in school. He starts school next week. Last week I took him and his mom to the high school to get his class schedule. He has a busy schedule and I pray he will make sure all his work is turned in this year.

Yesterday was my day off of work and I spent it doing back to school shopping. So much for me relaxing and getting the house cleaned. I went school shopping for two kids and I couldn't believe how much I spent when I got to the checkout. I know one thing I did good was bought a whole box of spiral notebooks. Kids go through them so fast with writing notes and drawing instead of using it for there school work. I also can't believe that the kids in high school need a scientific calculator for math classes. When never could use a calculator in high school. The calculators are not cheap either.  This is the time it is cheaper then later paying regular price.

I know one other thing is when the kids get into the higher grades they need less supplies. I remember when my kids were in grade school and I spent twice as much for school supplies.

I hope everyone is done with there back to school shopping. I know I just can't wait until the kids are back in school so I don't hear I am bored anymore from the kids. I would like to hear your comments about this.