Monday, February 27, 2012

Blue Monday - ♪ Happy Birthday, Fats Domino♬

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Yesterday was Fats Domino's 84th birthday! Today, I want to honor him with this Blue birthday cake that I found here on the internet.

Fats Domino is special to me because of his music, and one of his hit songs, Blue Monday, is the inspiration for my Blue Monday meme. Here's a picture of him wearing a Blue suit and tie.

The first time I remember hearing the expression Blue Monday was around l958 when I heard Fats Domino sing this song. I've placed a picture of the 45 record for those of us who are old enough to remember records. Blue Monday was a wildly popular rock and roll song. (Ah, we had REAL music then!) The lyrics aren't the greatest; I'll give you that. I've copied them below for you.

However the song, as we kids used to say, "has a good beat to dance to." That was all that mattered in the 50s--being able to dance to the beat. One friend reminded me that we used to dance the stroll to this song. Remember the stroll? Take time to enjoy some good music and feel free to sing along.

Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
Got to work like a slave all day
Here come Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday
I'm so tired got no time to play

Here come Wednesday, I'm beat to my socks
My gal calls, got to tell her that I'm out
'Cause Thursday is a hard workin' day
And Friday I get my pay

Saturday mornin', oh Saturday mornin'
All my tiredness has gone away
Got my money and my honey
And I'm out on the stand to play

Sunday mornin' my head is bad
But it's worth it for the time that I had
But I've got to get my rest
'Cause Monday is a mess

In addition, one of my granddaughters, Jenna, is celebrating her 19th birthday today.
We'll all be singing to her this evening.

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Dhemz
2. Dias Spot
3. Ranu, India
4. Pie
5. Gold Fish Cracker
6. Jim, Sydney, Australia
7. Spice Up Your Life
8. Rose
9. Goofy Kids
10. John, USA
11. Miss Bloomers
12. Cabela's Landmark
13. Chubskulit
14. Pat
15. Gengen
16. Riet, Holland
17. Kero, UAE
18. Joyful
19. carolynUSA
20. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
21. Rajesh, India
22. Lina- Simple but Useful
23. juanna
24. Whims and Craze
25. Shydub
26. Hyacinths for the Soul
27. Rebel Sweetheart
28. SwedishCornerDownUnder
29. Leovi - Combing rain
30. Anni
31. mizhelle
32. Tina´s PicStory
33. LaVoice
34. Treasures from the Heart
35. Debbie-Dabble
36. Blue Sky and Sunflower
37. Marit
38. lanie
39. 4U2 Sweden
40. Eden,Australia
41. kara
42. Kim,USA
43. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
44. Magical Mystical Teacher
45. Kathy-Delightsome Life
46. John McElveen
47. Blooming in Kentucky
48. Leah H.
49. Mildred-Lorraine-France
50. Jackie
51. Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic
52. Emzkie
53. LadyD
54. Tartan Love
55. JBigg - Blue on Blue - Part 3
56. Jessica Cassidy
57. Pat Langley
58. Joy@Joysweb
59. Karen, Pixel Posts
60. Karen Paul-Burges
61. Anything About Bella
62. The Woman In Me
63. Deli
64. Elaine
65. All Things Pretty...
66. KM @ more than seXy
67. Twiggy
68. JoAnn
69. CailinMarie
70. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
71. Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti (USA)
72. Loui♥
73. Find Your Happiness
74. Another Blue Monday
75. Utah Mommy
76. Titbelsoeur
77. Cindy
78. Joy@Books and Life
79. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
80. Our Travels
81. Schotzy@Wings of Eagles
82. Barbara
83. Nancy
84. Finch Rest
85. janice

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Blue Monday - Shopping for Blue Shoes on President's Day

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Happy Presidents' Day! Will you be shopping? I'm showing you some Blue to get you in the mood for a good day.

Johnny and I were shopping at Dillards the other day, and we spotted some Blue shoes. In this first picture, you can just see the toes from a pair of Teal Blue shoes right above a Turquoise Blue pair.

Here's another view showing the back of these six- or seven-inch heels. Notice that eye-catching tri-color pair--part of them are a layer of Blue. Look how high they are! I would never be able to wear them!

If you prefer a pattern, here's a platform pair for you with Blue included in the design.

Could you wear shoes with heels this high?

I'm having a book giveaway on my book blog.
To enter, click the cover of the book at the top of this page on my sidebar.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Dhemz
2. Kids e-Connection
3. Mrs.D
4. Elaine
5. Busy Hand
6. Spice Up Your Life
7. Travels & Wandering
8. Rajesh, India
9. Foamy Bug
10. Chubskulit
11. Fiesta Display
12. Deli
13. Jim, Sydney, Australia
14. Maricon
15. Ranu, India
16. Carol Ann -Windmill
17. Pie
18. Leovi - The abyss of the enchanting mermaid
19. LaVoice
20. juanna
21. Leichtenstein
22. Dinah
23. Treasures from the Heart
24. Lina- What did They Carry?
25. Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic
26. Riet, Holland
27. Christine
28. Tina´s PicStory
29. mizhelle
30. Anni, Sweden
31. SwedishCornerDownUnder
32. Nick, Melbourne
33. SwedishCornerDownUnder
34. Sweet Nothings
35. carolynUSA
36. mark, australia
37. 4U2 Sweden
38. Sweet Nothings #2
39. Gypsea Nurse
40. Eden,Australia
41. Rebel Sweetheart
42. LL Cool Joe
43. laura Hegfield
44. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
45. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
46. Luna Miranda
47. Miss Bloomers
48. Leovi - A bit of heaven inner
49. Fortune-Telling-Bunnies
50. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
51. Clayton
53. Kim, USA
54. Christine
55. LadyD
56. Magical Mystical Teacher
57. Jackie
58. KM @ more than seXy
59. JoAnn
60. Jessica Cassidy
61. John McElveen
62. Schotzy@Wings of Eagles
63. Bellamere Cottage
64. Solitary Moments
65. Crafty Gardener, Canada
66. Twiggy
67. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
68. JBigg
69. Pat Langley
70. JBigg - Breckenridge Ski Slopes
71. Debbie at the Paint Splash
72. ~trees & sky~
73. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
74. Since I'ts NOT Presidents Day
75. Mylene
76. Sherry
77. FABBY: My Daughter Sofia's New Home
78. Joy@Books and Life

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Blue Monday - Gabriella Is Here!

Welcome! It's Blue Monday! For instructions, just click here.

Many people place the Blue Monday button on the top of their post so that visitors can easily spot it. Another Blue Monday button can be placed on the sidebar of your blog. Some choose to place the link within the Blue Jay button.

Please leave a comment for me; I guarantee that I'll visit you and leave a comment for you. Then, visit other Blue participants to wish them a Happy Blue Monday.

Life has become extra exciting in our family this past week. Johnny and I have a nephew and niece who became grandparents Tuesday! Their daughter and son-in-law, the new parents, have decorated the baby's nursery a teal blue--perfect for Blue Monday. The black and white accent colors look so special, I think.

I like this idea of framing hearts on the opposite wall.

Here she is . . . only one day old . . . Gabriella Marie. Isn't she adorable?

I'm so happy that her parents took these pictures as they live down in South Florida. (You might remember that we moved from there to Tampa 2½ years ago.) With modern technology, we can "see" her!

I'm having a book giveaway on my book blog.
To enter, click the cover of the book at the top of this page on my sidebar.

Happy Blue Monday!

1. LaVoice
2. Riet, Holland
3. SwedishCornerDownUnder
4. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
5. mark, australia
6. Chie101
7. RobinfromCA
8. juanna
9. vhen
10. Pie
11. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
12. carolynUSA
13. Mountain Mermaid
14. Elaine
15. JennyHansson
16. Tina´s PicStory
17. Ces, Hawaii
18. Maricon
19. Jack's Paper Moon
20. Rebel Sweetheart
21. Marit
22. Thorgun, Sweden
23. Eden,Australia
24. parenting and babies
25. Magical Mystical Teacher
26. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
27. Kitchen Blur
28. Spice Up Your Life
29. Kids e-Connection
30. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
31. Travels & Wandering
32. Crafty Gardener, Canada
33. Chubskulit
34. Splash Mountain, Disney
35. laura Hegfield
36. Emzkie
37. Anni, Sweden
38. Jessica Cassidy
39. Leovi - Golden Heart
40. LadyD
41. Nancy @ Joyful Altitude
42. The3Chies
43. Jackie
44. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
45. Deli
46. Christine
47. Dhemz
48. hapzydeco
49. KM @ more than seXy
50. Alaska, Sweet Nothings
51. 4U2 Sweden
52. Ann
53. JBigg - Avalanche Gorge -GNP
54. The Father and Son Chronicles
55. Anything About Bella
56. John McElveen
57. Kim, USA
58. Twiggy
59. Jamie
60. Handmade Wreath at The Paint Splash
61. mhie
62. Joy@Books and Life
63. Schotzy@Wings of Eagles
64. dix - gypsyczech
65. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
66. mizhelle
67. Carol Ann, Blue Windows

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Blue Monday - Florida Sunrise

Welcome! It's Blue Monday! For instructions, just click here.

After you've linked in, it's a good idea to check your link. For the past two weeks, there is one person whose link has been defective. That link is entered in as ME! So everyone who clicks on it, returns to Smiling Sally. The person does not leave me a comment--can you imagine THAT--so I cannot notify her/him of the error. {sigh}

Click on other's links and wish them a Happy Blue Monday!

One morning this past week, Johnny happened to catch this gorgeous Florida sunrise. I'm sharing it today for my Blue Monday. (Although they look like mountains, the black silhouettes are actually houses in our neighborhood.)

Did you watch the Super Bowl? We did. We were invited to a Super Bowl party. Both teams use Blue for their color.

I am one lady who actually watches the game, but I also love to watch the commercials! What do you watch?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Dhemz
2. Mrs.D
3. Mary Poppins
4. Dragon Display
5. Kids e-Connection
6. Dixie
7. Elaine
8. Rose
9. LaVoice
10. Spice Up Your Life
11. Chubskulit
12. My Journey
13. Riet, Holland
14. Nancy @ Joyful Altitude
15. Barbara F.-
16. Barbara F.-
17. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
18. Pie
19. Mountain Mermaid
20. Leovi - In light of a teardrop
21. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
22. clavs
23. Rebel Sweetheart
24. Clavel
25. juanna
26. Winter Afternoons
27. Shy
28. Carol Ann, Blue Skies
29. 4U2
30. Tina´s PicStory
31. Magical Mystical Teacher
32. Jan Australia
33. Jane at Levant
34. green living ideas
35. melandria
36. Rubberduck
37. Jessica Cassidy
38. Bene
39. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
40. Eden,Australia
41. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
42. DeLynne @Baja's Cozy Book Nook
43. Luna Miranda
44. Crafty Gardener, Canada
45. FABBY: Bavarian Valentines Tea Party
46. Jackie
47. Leovi - Tear the petals off of you
48. Winter and Valentine Decor
49. The French Hutch
50. Schotzy@Wings of Eagles
51. Rock Candy
52. carolynUSA
53. Marit
54. Kim,USA
55. Anne
56. Fruit Loops
57. KM @ more than seXy
58. LuLu @ the whistlestop cafe
59. LadyD
60. Find Your Happiness
61. Mona
62. Leah H.
63. Anything About Bella
64. SwedishCornerDownUnder
65. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
66. Living in INDy for the Superbowl!
67. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
68. Twiggy
69. Rubz Snapshots
70. Feelin' Blue Tea for One
71. At Home with Auntie E
72. Myrna-My Enchanted Home
73. Joy@Books and Life
74. hapzydeco
75. Carol Lewis
76. Patricia
77. Dinah

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