Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

The first time I heard this song I just knew that I was listening to a tune that would make people get up off of their seats and dance. Low and behold I was right. This song has soared to the top of the charts in just a matter of a few short days after being released. Now I am hearing it all over the place and just can’t get enough.

Drums for Christmas

So cool to see the pics that my sister posted on Facebook earlier this week of my nephew playing the drums for Christmas. This little guy has a good shot at becoming a talented musician if my sister and her husband play their cards right and keep him interested in it and off of the streets. It doesn’t take much to distract a good kid these days and the result of that can be disastrous in so many ways.

They live in a pretty good part of the town that they live in and the school system is one of the best in the state but all it takes is one bad apple to ruin the entire barrel.

drums for the wee ones

Ludwig Junior Outfit Drum Set Black

Coming up with Blanks

There is nothing more frustrating or worse than staring at a blank piece of paper or a blank Dreamweaver screen for an hour and getting nothing done. I hate a blank anything. I need at least one little line, one little splash of color, SOMETHING to get the juices flowing. I really need to send my mother a thank you letter via an email but I’m just drawing a blank, that will never do. If I don’t get one out soon, I’ll never hear the end of it I can tell you that! Time to walk the dogs. Maybe 20 minutes outdoors with them will break the log jam loose.


Last year right about this time, my mother had to move in with us for a few months because of an issue with her left lung. My mother is in her 80’s and has always had the fortune of having good health until last year. The whole family was in a panic and this place pretty much turned into a full time nursing home. You see at the same time my father-in-law was recuperating from a blood clot incident, in his leg and he stayed here with us as well. It was a heck of a way to start the new year of 2014, but I am glad to say that at this point all is well and the house is pretty much back to normal.

I don’t look forward to taking all of the Christmas decorations down and get the Christmas Tree to the side of the road so that the city can come, pick it up and take it to be recycled with all of the other trees that residents have discarded. I love that the city offers this service and the fact that it is a free service makes it even better. I always have a live tree for Christmas and I don’t intend to start buying and using an artificial tree any time soon.

Sad Stories for Christmas

It’s so very tiring to hear so many sad stories coming from people that I love and hold dearly. And then when we watch the news, each evening, the numbers keep getting worse and the light at the end of the tunnel seems so very, very far away. I can just imagine the heart ache that will be felt by so many people this Christmas. I’ve already spoken to several people that we usually exchange gifts with and we have agreed to hold off this year. There just isn’t any extra money out there that can be just given away due to the Christmas tradition of giving boat loads of presents. A lot of people are dealing with credit repair issues and are in no condition to spend a dime.

We all know how important it is to have clean credit these days. Credit cards have gotten so many of us in deep debt with limited options available to us to handle the situation. There are companies out there that are specializing in assisting with credit repair with options how to improve credit and they are doing a booming business these days. The Internet has made it so much easier to research such offers.