What Day is it Anyway. Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April 2020.

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

No where is safe, Covid 19 has reached every part of the world. This pandemic is to my mind in no way natural but man made. Our bodies have no idea what has hit us , we just don’t know how to combat it.

Finally above I got a video of street, at the back of ours, out cheering, clapping, bashing pot lids together. Hubby took it 💜 That’s me in the shorts banging a Tupperware container. We go go out the back every Thursday and join the neighbours behind and next to us to cheer all our support and Keyworkers, drs, nurses of all types, every type of hospital workers, dustmen , posties, courriers, transport workers, supermarket workers, lorry drivers, street cleaners, emergency services, gas, electronic and water services and any that I have not thought of….. Why do we go out the back because there are no houses opposite us and we would be doing it on our own 😁.

Groundhog Day.

Friday.

Up at stupid o’clock , fed and medicate Ruby, hubby up at sensible o’clock has breakfast. Pilates was at 10.30, later in the afternoon we took Ruby for her walk, checked up on family and friends. On the Mother in Law front no news yet about the Covid19 test. Not very good communication with the nurse who was looking after her but she must be busy.

Saturday

Started as everyday, I washed my hair and had a shower, did the housework. Ten seventeen we had a zoom call with the boys, the grandchildren and the youngest’s wife it was fun.

Then we got a text to let us know that Mother in Law’s tests were back and she definitely has Covid19. She was moved to the Covid ward. Hubby rang the hospital and was told by the doctor that her symptoms were mild but all we can do is wait and see. Fingers and toes crossed.

We took Ruby for a walk in the woods it was beautiful there.

Time for a happy song now.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA.

Feeling lonely
Be safe 💜

Song Lyric Sunday, Familiar Places.

Our host Jim Adams has set us the prompt of Familiar Places.

The town that you live in eventually becomes your hometown. The place where you grew up, or where you spent the largest portion of your childhood, or some place that you have visited extensively, a location where you have fond memories of can also be considered your home town. It could also be the place where your mail arrives, that is if you are not using a PO box. Your address is more of a general term, but your current place of residence means that you actually live there. You would reside in a dwelling or a home, that is if you are not living in a cardboard box out on skid row.

Well I am a Londoner through and through. I have chosen London Bye Ta Ta by David Bowie.

This song is by David Bowie and appears on the album The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones (1997) and on the live album Bowie At The Beeb – The Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 (2000).

“London Bye Ta-Ta”

London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta

Gigi, Gigi, Gigi, Gigi
Take me away
Gigi, Gigi, Gigi, Gigi
Take me today
The boys in the clothes shop
Sold me curry for a pound
His cardboard face is soggy
And his sellings thorny crown

I loved her!
I loved her!
I’ve got to get away
But I loved her!

Oh-oh-oh
London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta

Red light, green light
Make up your mind
Red light, green light
You’re far too un-kind
She loves to love all beauty
And she says the norm is funny
But she whimpers in the morning
When she finds she has no money

I loved her!
I loved her!
I’ve got to get away now
But I loved her!
Ahhh!

Oh-oh-oh
London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta
Ahh

Oh-oh-oh
London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta
Oh, London bye ta-ta
Oh, London bye ta-ta
Oh, eh

Written by David Bowie.

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics

What Day is it Anyway Thursday 16th April 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Yes we are all hoping for a cure or a vaccine but these things do not happen overnight. Young parents must be wondering what future their children have been born into. I fear for my children and my grandchildren. The thought of being a new mum right now seems very bleak to me.

So you must if got my mornings by now, up at stupid o’clock, feed Ruby, hubby up at sensible o’clock, has breakfast. Get some jobs done, clean kitchen window inside and out and plastic surrounds on kitchen door. Extra to normal cleaning and wiping down.

Had a zoom call organised with a friend at 11.30am. Just getting ready for this when a neighbour rang with a problem. That sorted by phone. I was half an hour late for my zoom coffee date!

In the after making hubby lunch I have no recollection of what we did. We rang the hospital twice as we kept getting conflicting news the top and bottom of it is she is very confused, she thinks she is on holiday and her speech is very gabblled. I had to miss a writing sprint schedule for the afternoon due to family issues. Oh! And we drove over and dropped our middle son’s clean washing off. We put it on his doorstep and talk to him throughout the window then we get back in the car he comes out as we drive off and waves goodbye 💜

Well it was Thursday night so at 8pm we joined the neighbours, at a sensible distance to cheer and clap for the NHS and all keyworkers. I took one of my posters out and waved it about while cheering. Next week I am going to take out some saucepan lids and make a bigger noise!

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So that was Thursday, our lockdown has been extended for at least another three weeks.

Let’s have a happy song.

Stay safe
Be safe 💜🌈

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WHAT DAY IS IT ANYWAY

What day is it anyway Tuesday 14 April 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

So another day packed with the same things ….up sort Ruby, medicate her and feed her. Hubby and I took her out early that was a change. So after our walk I got stuck into housework hubby went shopping, this really worries me, he won’t let me go shopping as he wants to protect me. But I really want to help too, sometimes all this just makes me feel useless and without worth. Yesterday was very bad because I felt so worthless.

Hubby came home with the shopping, he had got our shopping, our son’s shopping, ( he is at risk) and a couple of bits for our neighbour. He had done a great job but I noticed that some of the use by dates were only a couple of days.. mainly on the veg.

I was stressed by this at first but then I thought what the hell , I sorted them out and blanched and then froze those that were really near to expiring. Then I moved everything in the freezer round so that I could get all the milk in. Hey just think laterally.

After a light lunch we packed up our lads shopping and drove it over to his place.We took Ruby with us too so we could sneak her in a extra walk!

We picked up the washing he had left on his doorstep, his washing machine has broken down! Typical Covid!

Got his washing out on the line, cooked dinner, shepherds pie and fried Brussel Sprouts it was delicious.

We had news about mother in law, it was good but as we would find out the next morning not at all acurate.

Time to end this mindless rant. Let’s have a happy song , because I am not feeling brave let’s have a song about being brave 💜

Be brave💜
Be safe💜

#WDIIA PART OF LindaGHill’s brainchild.

What Day is it Anyway? Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Yes well this is a very strange Easter no friends or family no church, temple, mosque , no bishops, vicars, Inman’s, rabbi or priest in their usual surroundings no they will be on line from gardens, kitchens, or anywhere they can find in their homes.

Another ground hog day, so much so I cannot remember much! Up at stupid o’clock, fed and medicated Ruby. I can remember what we did, rang round checked on everyone. Had lots of photos and videos from our youngest, pictures of our eldest grandson’s birthday plus a video of their Easter egg hunt.

In the afternoon Hubby cleaned the gutters and sophets at the back of the house. We took Ruby for a late walk.

Really not much to report so time for a happy song..

Be Safe 💜

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA

What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

We must not forget that all the ills of the world have not stopped because of Covid19. There is still war and famine, refugees, women and men battered and mentally abused in their homes. Children neglected and or abused. All these things made worse by Covid19. The badness of the world has not stopped. So I am I sending out love to all and praying for those in worse positions than a lot of us.

Groundhog Day, up early, let Ruby out, feed and medicate her. I actually managed to do all the housework before hubby got up. Then he took Ruby for her walk. I did not join him because I had a Pilates class on Zoom. That was hard work and went on for an hour and a half.

While I was having my lesson hubby and Ruby returned, I was very pleased to hear hubby doing the exercise class videos we follow…well done hubby.

After Lunch I made some thank you posters for the NHS which are now displayed in our windows and one on the front door a thank you for The Postie, The Courier and Amazon.

© willowdot21
©willowdot21

Above are two of them but you can see all four of the on my One-Liner Wednesday here.

I did salad for dinner which lovely we both enjoyed that especially the homemade potato salad. We heard from the lads and family so we know they are all okay.

We had a quiet evening. I must apologize I am way behind in catching up on reading everyone’s amazing post but I promise I will get there 💜 I am also behind on blog posts. I still have Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, and Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka to do yet!

I forgot to say yesterday we drove over to our sons again yesterday this time with is medicine. …how could I forget that it was a change from our usual lock down routine.

Well it’s late and I need my bed so sending you all love it’s time for a happy song.

Woohoo 💜
Be safe.

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA

What Day is it Anyway. Endure. 6th April 2020

home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Our host Linda at #WDIIA called her post, today and it really took my heart she said :”Endurance. I think it should be the word of the year, not just the day.”

I totally agree and right now all we can do is endure. I think the best way we can do this is to find humour in the situation.

Yes another early start sorted Ruby had a coffee and checked my emails, and read some posts. Hubby up by 8.30, breakfast then time to exercise Ruby.

© willowdot21

On the way back we had to stop to get the remainder of our middle son’s prescription. We had tried to pick it up for him on Friday but they did not have one of the items so we had to return. I waited in the car with Ruby while hubby queued up, as with all queued now each person separated my ten metres. It took an hour and there was great confusion caused by the staff about our sons prepaid certificate. They told hubby he had to pay, he told them he did not as our son had a prepaid certificate,they said it was out of date, not politely but very loud and aggressively infront of the whole queue. Luckily hubby had the email from when it was paid and all details on his phone. Eventually he had the medication almost thrown at him. I must add here that we totally understand that the staff are working under scary and stressful conditions but there was no need to treat hubby like a criminal shouting at him and not even apologize when he showed them it was them and not him or our lad at fault! Luckily they are not our regular chemist’s. I was very proud hubby kept his cool and was polite.

© willowdot21

By the time we got home hubby was upset and tired. A neighbour rang to ask him something so I gave him a cuppa and let him relax. After lunch he did some gardening, Ruby spent the whole afternoon with him, she is such a daddy’s girl.

I did my daily exercise video then had a shower and washed my hair. Then it was to get the dinner, shepherds pie and cabbage and beans. Hubby rang his mum. We heard from the boys and both my sisters so we know they are okay. In the news our prime minister Boris who went into hospital last night is now in intensive care. Let’s add him to our prayers. That’s about it for now, we need a happy song.

Thank You

And wash your hands.
Be safe 💜💜

This Is Part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA

What day is it Anyway.Sunday 5th April.

Why is Linda hosting this post.

She said.”Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

Why am I writing this post ? Because it’s day ? since we have been told by Bossa to stay home and socially distance ourselves. We are all in different circumstances and yet we are all in the same boat.

Yes I do hope everything will be alright. I do weep for my grandchildren, my loved ones and my amazing friends. We must all pull together we can’t slack now. Sadly people are dying , too many. No one is safe.

So ground hog day, up at stupid o’clock ..let Ruby out, fed and medicated her, Hubby up at 8am, breakfast, 9am our son, wife and grandchildren video called us , that was fun , noisy and excited.

©hotpinkwellingtons

The sun was out and in two days we had gone from winter to summer, so we after chatting with the boys we went to woods with Ruby.

© willowdot21
© willowdot21

Home again time to do our half hour exercise video. Then the blind couple rang about their talking clocks, one was not working! We managed to fix the situation over the phone. The thing is they don’t seem to worry as we do! They want something, they insist. I think though we have finally got through to them we cannot come to them we can not go out. They have official numbers to call on. We can help with essentials and do but they have all clocks and watches working now.

We were in high demand this afternoon a neighbour next door but one rang to ask for some help over a door lock , also sorted over the phone.

For dinner I cooked toad in the hole! Now we are having a quiet evening just listened to our Queen, I was surprised at how short her speech was.

I am praying not only for the UK but for every country in the world. For all my family and friends and all my dear blogging friends here on wordpress every one of you. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!

This is part of LindaGHill’s #WDIIA

Song Lyric Sunday. 5th April: Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise

Jim Adams our gracious host said it was his Birthday last month. It was not a big affair and due to our world wide situation we are all going to find out birthdays unusually quiet this year! It is strange that this year our eldest grandson turns six in a few days, hubby turns seventy mother in law turns one hundred… Not to mention everyone else the whole world….and it will be different.

Well that’s ramble enough, HAPPY BIRTHDAY again for last month Jim, HAPPY BIRTHDAY everyone, whenever.

So what is our prompt for this week for Song Lyric Sunday Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise

Two songs spring to mind immediately Its my Party by Lesley Gore and MacArthur Park by Jimmy Webb.

“MacArthur Park” is a song written and composed by Jimmy WebbRichard Harris was the first to record it in 1968; his version peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number four on the UK Singles Chart. “MacArthur Park” was subsequently covered by numerous artists, including a 1969 Grammy-winning version by country music singer Waylon Jennings, and a number one Billboard Hot 100 disco arrangement by Donna Summer in 1978. more information here.

I like the Jimmy Webb version best.Jimmy Layne Webb (born August 15, 1946) is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including “Up, Up and Away“, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix“, “Wichita Lineman“, “Galveston“, “The Worst That Could Happen“, “All I Know“, and “MacArthur Park“.[1] He has had successful collaborations with Glen CampbellMichael FeinsteinLinda RonstadtThe 5th DimensionArt Garfunkel, and Richard Harris. More info here

Spring was never waiting for us, girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed
In love's hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
You'll still be the one

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you
And wondering why

MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!
Oh, no
No, no
Oh no!!
Lyrics from lyrics.com

“It’s My Party” was credited to John Gluck, Wally Gold and Herb Weiner, staff writers at the Aaron Schroeder Music firm in 1962. The lyrics were actually written by Seymour Gottlieb, a freelance songwriter. He gave the lyrics to Herb Weiner, with whom he partnered in writing songs, to peddle. It was based on actual events relating to Gottlieb’s daughter Judy’s ‘Sweet 16’ party, before which she cried over the prospect of her grandparents being invited.[4] The demo for the song was cut by Barbara Jean English, a girl group veteran (the Clickettes, the Fashions), who was then working as a receptionist at the firm. She also worked with Jimmy Radcliffe, serving as the firm’s in-house demo singer. Radcliffe produced the demo, and, according to English, “tried to persuade Musicor [the label owned by Aaron Schroeder] to release it as a record, or to take me into a master studio and redo it, but they weren’t interested.”[5]

The first recording of the song was in 1962 by The Chiffons for their One Fine Day album.[citation needed] It was also recorded by Helen Shapiro for her Helen in Nashville album in February 1963 with Shapiro’s regular producer, Norrie Paramor, and also Al Kasha. Shapiro would recall: “Right from the first time we heard the song on the rough demo back in London, we thought we were going to sock them between the eyes with that one”;[5] however, Shapiro’s version was not one of the cuts chosen as an advance single from the album and by the time of the album’s release that October the “It’s My Party” track was perceived as a cover of Lesley Gore’s hit.

Lesley Gore recalls that “It’s My Party” was among some two hundred demos producer Quincy Jones brought to review with her in the den of her family home in February 1963. On hearing “It’s My Party,” Gore told Jones: “That’s not half bad. I like it. Good melody. Let’s put it on the maybe pile.” The song proved to be the only demo Gore and Jones found agreeable. More information here.

Well that’s my songs for this week I am sure many will pick these songs too but they cover most of the prompt. Have a good Sunday and Stay Safe out there💜💜💜

Be safe.

The Entertainment Files, Music on Lock Down

Our Lovely Hugh has invited us to spread some joy, he said:

“Have you seen any videos of people doing the same thing as the Marsh family by creating something that has got people laughing? Share it with us in the comments section or by creating a new blog post, linking back to this post. Click here to find out how to create a pingback.”

Well here is my favourite of the moment, great song and very clever information which is really helpful too!

There are loads out there so do get searching and sharing.

But keep in touch.
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