Music While You Wait

Life is Good…(Music while you’ll wait)

Hubs and I just finished devouring some homemade smoked pizza with all sorts of veggies fresh from the garden. And the pig who sacrificed his life for the sausage and pepperoni sprinkles? Well, he was from the ‘hood grocery store up the street and we weren’t on speaking terms anyway.



My sweet son has been divvying up typically hoarded hugs all week and my daughter just told us she’s going to nursing school after she graduates from college in a couple of years. They are happy, independent and the most beautiful people I’ve ever laid eyes on.

It’s Friday, work days this week were spent in the same zip code as my driveway and I just watched Billy Butler, the Chunky Monkey, hit a two-run homer to go ahead of the Giants in the 1st inning.

Life is good.


This post isn’t about boasting or toasting or flaunting my happy life. It’s all about gratitude, putting some happy vibes into the airwaves and hoping that you and yours are getting ready for a great weekend. It’s the end of the summer when days tend to be languorous and we don’t feel too bad about taking a little longer to do whatever it is we do. Extra time at the lake, on the beach or even in the tub.  It’s all good. You know as well as I do that school will be starting (for us, next week), days will be getting shorter and deadlines looming. Life is short and, at least for tonight, my hummingbird butt is on the couch.

Some days the words hide and I worry that I don’t have anything valuable to say. It’s in those moments that I take a step back and remember it’s all about keeping it simple and sending to you what you graciously send to me.

Love, happy thoughts and summer soothing vibes. xo



34 thoughts on “Life is Good…(Music while you’ll wait)

  1. nice…..
    just got home, feeling a little itchy, restless, lonely…and a post from you and paul in my inbox.
    just what i needed, beachin’!


  2. And graciously received Michelle. Those words may seem to be simple, but in reality they are a connection that others feel for what they really express, an ability for one to share their heart with others.
    Plus, I can feel the summer time in them, and our spring is but 3 weeks away so I’m gettin’ a little more excited for our long, hot days to arrive and the beauty of our season and all it brings. Thank you for the share. Namaste

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    1. “The fun, the unknown and the messy”….You are SO right and the thought of that trio makes my heart swell, too. Don’t be surprised if you see my big thank you crossing yours in the skyline ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Great post Mama. Feels very relaxing and laid back. Grace is always a fine topic.I enjoyed the video. He sounds a bit like Shawn Mullins in Lullabye.

    Eating local is always a good idea when it is possible. It is amazing how much more tasteful and nutritious it is. We forget so fast. There is a very high end hotel and restaurant here in Ottawa called the “Chateau Laurier” It’s where the presidents and kings stay when in Ottawa. I managed to wrangle a meal there once (long story and it was a one shot deal with my honey.) Everything we ate had either still be growing or walking earlier that day. Unbelievable, the taste and flavor and smell – God, you could dine on the smells alone.

    That being said, there are some special problems with eating local. I had a colleague – Blair – who lived in a rural area and he and a friend got together and bought a couple of piglets which they raised at another friend’s barn. They took turns going out and feeding the pigs all year and the deal was that they would have the animals slaugtered at the end of the season, cut up by a butcher and split the cost and meat. Well,Blair tried to keep this hidden from his 5 kids (ages about 10-20) as he knew they woild make pets of the animals. Sure enough, the kids found out, through their friends, went ot the barn, played with the pigs and named them. Blair had the animals slaughtered at the designated time and came home with the meat to put in the freezer. The kids wouldn’t talk to him for weeks, they cried, ,called him a murder and none would ever eat any of the pork. He just kind of shrugged and said :” More for my wife and me.” Ha!

    The travails of eating local. ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Oh Paul! The stories you have just waiting to be told!!! I so enjoy seeing them come out spontaneously.
      I have a similar pig slaughter story except it was with a cow. MY cow. She was injured coming down out of the shoot at our farm and dad gave her to me to nurture back to health. Little did I know that Rebecca was going to be supper in a few months.
      As always, I love it when you stopped by and am so happy you picked up on the “laid back” vibe…I was leaned so far back in the couch when I wrote this….it almost swallowed me up ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I loved every single thing about this post… the images it conjured in my head, the way my taste buds started singing (and yes, I still want some smoked pizza, and I don’t even know what that is!), the joy that comes through the computer of your enjoying your life. I’m not sure you could sound boastful, even if you were trying, Michelle!

    I really loved the line “Sometimes the words hide and I worry I don’t have anything valuable to say.” Boy, did that speak to me, and the next time I feel that way I’m going to remember this post, because FOR SURE you add value to this blogosphere, and that will give me the courage to continue on ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Oh Josie!
      You absolutely made my day ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’ve had such a peaceful week and the gratitude inside has been bubbling over. It seems that the times I pick to write/publish are when I’m a little sad or needing to laugh. Happy times give me writer’s block!!! Who knew?

      So, back to your kind comment, thank you for confirming that I’m okay with something I always worry about…making things too much about me.

      As for the smoked pizza…girlie! You have got to try. Imagine your favorite pizza only with smoky goodness woven through the cheese and crust. Hubs and I love fixing it for guests because we always get a wonderful and involuntary “mmmmmm” from the eater. It’s so rewarding!
      I hope you are having a fantastic Saturday!! xo


  5. Love this! So happy I found you in the blogosphere! Kept seeing your name pop up on Josie, Karen and Christy’s sites so I had to stop by and I’m so glad I did! I was feeling a little down that we only have three weeks ’till school starts, but I’m going to take your advice and soak it up! And, I agree, that pizza sounds amazing!


    1. Hello new friend!! (Chenoa, right?)
      Your kind words absolutely made my day and I can’t believe we haven’t crossed paths before this. Christy, Josie and Karen…what a beautiful trio ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I’m sorry you were feeling a little blue…I tend to do that when school gets ready to start, too. How old are your kiddos? I popped over to your site for a bit and immediately recognized you as someone with a lot of heart and kindness. I’m looking forward to reading more about you and yours ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Chenoa is doing 6 Songs tomorrow, Michelle. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Take all the time you need!

        Sorry I didn’t comment earlier, thought I had? Ugh crazy phone.

        Made me think of Blake Shelton,,, “Sum Beach” ๐Ÿ™‚



      2. Blake!!! With a mullet!!! Perfecto. Muah!
        Don’t ever worry about not commenting…I can feel your happy thoughts. (And thanks for the e-mail. Love you to pieces!) xo


      3. Hello! Yes, it’s Chenoa – can you tell my parents were hippies?! Haha! I have two kiddos. Cait is almost eight and Zac will be six in Dec. Needless to say, they keep this mama busy! But, they’re at such a fun age. Your kids are a bit older, right? Love getting to know all you awesome women here! I keep saying we need to have a destination meet up! How fun would that be?!


    1. Ahhh, disappointed that I wasn’t able to listen to the video I like how people are able to insert those things into their blogs. I’m still in the early stages of trying to figure it all out I can’t even put a widget into mine, LOL.

      I do enjoy reading everyone’s blogs and all the nice replies, it’s good to know there are all kinds of others out there struggling with their own demons. I do appreciate all of the sharing, and caring, and love that pours out through each blog that I read. Keep on keeping on!

      The Mom


      1. Hi Kris,
        WOW! What a kind comment to start my day!
        Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read.
        As for widgets and stuff. Don’t get down on yourself. I started blogging about a year ago and am just now starting to figure out some more of the techy stuff. I played with widgets, reached out to friends and used the WP help forums to find out more. We are all a work in progress and half the fun is figuring it out.
        Thank you again for stopping by…I’ll make it a point to stop by your place, too.
        Have a great week!


    1. Thank you so much! My best days are those that I spend with my family.
      I spent some time over on your site yesterday and could quickly see the light and positive spirit over there. I can’t wait to read more!


  6. Inhale love.
    Exhale thankfulness.

    With heart,

    P.S. You always have the words, Michelle.Sometimes they hide in the corners…the corners of your heart, that is. That’s where mine hide anyway… โค


    1. Hi Dani,
      I LOVE your “breathing” exercise. In fact, I’ve been looking for a very simple and telling mantra/meditation phrase. I’m going to steal yours!
      I also love your PS…except, I don’t think your words hide at all! Hearing from you always makes my day!


  7. What happened with the pig whose ass you capped (off for a delicious dinner)…that was ‘biness, not personal. And those Royals might be trouble if they make the postseason, solid pen. It’s about time they gave you guys a season that didn’t end before the Chiefs training camp opened. Happy for you.
    Just as I am happy for the fact that you guys are loving life. No need to apologize about it. You’re not boasting, you’re sharing. Lord knows the world could deal with more group hugs right about now.


    1. Dear Cayman,
      You always know what to say to make my day. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      I love that you’re noticing my humble little team. The boys are in the living room watching football and getting the season started early. I’m resigned to the back room TV hoping the Royals can pull out tonight’s game, too.

      Been thinking about your little lady all week and hoping she had a fantastic birthday.

      Regarding the pig: I’m pleading the 5th. And, a bit of trivia, I broke up with the Chiefs back in 1995 after they disappointed me too many times.

      Yep. Life is good. Sending one of those group hugs to you and yours ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It made my day!!
      I stopped by your blog and absolutely loved your article on Indie publishing. I’ll be sure to stop back by when I get to my lap top. I look forward to reading more. Thank you again and watch out for exploding oatmeal ๐Ÿ˜‰


  8. Yes! Your pizza looks yummy and I love the ‘tude. Today was a day for just enjoying life… at least, that’s how I justified it when I left the gym after 10 minutes, bought a bottle of wine and then pounced on the boyfran when he stopped by before working out. We ordered pizza and watched Robin Williams on YouTube. It was wonderful.

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    1. Awwww….that sounds like a fabulous day, Aussa ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wine, a cute boy and Robin beats the gym in my book, too.
      It always makes my day to hear from you. Thank you, Aussa!! Xo


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