Happy Tuesday! It's a short week because of the Independence Day holiday and I'm counting down....
To sleeping in...
To being lazy...
To having some much needed craft time....
To organizing my pantry....
To cleaning my craft room....
I have some big plans for this weekend, but I have doubts in my ability to follow through on this entire plan. I always start out a long weekend with great motivation and plans, but somehow I get derailed. If I'm being completely honest, what usually sidetracks me is Pinterest, Lifetime movies, and Investigation Discovery. Kinda pathetic, huh?
On a side note, if you haven't watched Investigation Discovery channel, you should! It's a total guilty pleasure. I love it! I am currently hooked on a show called "Deadly Relations". It's all about crazy families and murders committed by brothers and mother-in-laws and other nutty relatives. I must admit, I recorded a bunch of shows on that channel in anticipation of my long weekend. I will turn them on in my craft room and listen/watch while I work. If I work....
I haven't posted in a few days and I was perusing Pinterest this morning while walking to my office. (I work in a hospital and the trek from my car is close to 10 minutes, so I have to entertain myself.) I came across a board on my hubby's Pinterest account that's called "Wife would love". He's always sending me emails or texts with pictures of cute things and they're all saved on this board. I decided I wanted to share some cuteness with you because cute animals make ANY day better.
I'm normally not fond of anything that even resembles a mouse, but OMG, the sweater!
Bunnies! I love them all! I especially love Clarence, who I named and love because he visits our yard almost every day. He's my friend and we have lovely conversations.
Did you know otters hold hands while they're floating in the water so they don't float away from each other? Seriously. I need some.
Not only is he fluffy and adorable....he's pink! If they stayed this small and cute, I'd have ten.
HEDGEHOG! I want a hedgehog village. I want to have a ton of them all running around together with their cute little hands and feet.
This one's for my hubby. He loves foxes. And I don't mean women...ha ha!
And....I saved the best for last! I love, love, love elephants. My favorite is African elephants because of their big ears, but I love them all. I want to own one and I shall name him Alfred. I will teach him tricks and I will go swimming with him and love him with all of my heart. True story. I have wanted an elephant for years. They're just so cool....
The other night, we went to our friend's house and were working on a project. They had recently moved and were cleaning out old boxes. As I was sitting at the kitchen table in full craft mode, my friend DJ placed an item in front of me. Something that doesn't hold much value for many others, but to me, it was awesome. Here's a picture...
An original Bon Jovi cassette tape.
Be still my heart.
Oh, the nostalgia!
Rewinding and fast forwarding 14 times to get just the right spot.
It all puts a giant smile on my face.
Let's walk back in time for a moment and enjoy the music.
I was born in 1975. (Yes, I will be the big 4-0 this year!!!) During my youth, we didn't have mp3 players or even CD players. We had cassette players...boom boxes...tape players. I remember at one point my dad got a new one, so he gave me the old one. It had places for two tapes and I knew at that moment I had moved up in the world.
Not only could I play my beautiful cassettes, I could play a tape in one side and record a song from it to a tape in the other side.... a.k.a. the mixed tape! Sadly, the only mixed tape every given to me was full of sad songs from the boy I broke up with in ninth grade. Ouch!
Children today will never have the joy of opening that squeaky case, pulling out a cassette and putting it in the "tape deck". They will never remember hitting the play button, only to find out it's on the wrong song, thus starting the process of rewinding and fast forwarding for 10 minutes to get to just the right spot. Yes, at the time, it was a little annoying, but if I'm being honest, I sorta miss it. Is that nuts?
How about when the boom box decides to eat your tape, so you carefully remove it with the tape hanging out the bottom, then put a pencil in the hole and slowly roll it back up so you can still listen? And holding your breath hoping it will still play? Remember that? Those were great days.
Of course, we can't forget to take a moment to think about Jon Bon Jovi himself.
Ahhh....Hello, Jon. What an interesting jacket.... I loved that fringe.
Wow. The hair. I had forgotten how jealous I was that he had that hair and I didn't.
And the entire band.... 80's fashion never gets old. I mean, who wouldn't wear a technicolor dream coat to play power ballads? Or black and white striped spandex pants....on a man? The 80's were amazing. And no one will convince me otherwise.
And of course, here he is now. Still gorgeous, still making great music. We love you, Jon!
Thank you, DJ, for giving me a wonderful gift that sent me down memory lane. It was a great trip!