Saturday Night Serenade–I Love The Way You Love Me

Tonight’s Saturday Night Serenade is a fond reminder of a beautiful date night Mr. R. and I had many years ago.

We hadn’t been dating very long and we’d gone out bar-hopping with a group of his friends, at one point ending up at a country bar known for line-dancing on its huge dance floor.  The place was packed asses to elbows and the dork in me worried about technicalities like emergency exits.

While I love to go line-dancing I knew it wasn’t his cup of tea so I was content to sip my drink and watch the crowd.  But when this song came on he stood, took my hand and, much to the surprise of his friends, led me out onto the packed floor.  He held me close as we swayed to the music and I knew in that moment that I was in love.

It’s such a beautiful memory and an amazing song.  I hope you enjoy it, too.  Happy Saturday night!

I Love the Way You Love Me by John Michael Montgomery

I like the feel of your name on my lips
and I like the sound of your sweet gentle kiss.
The way that your fingers run through my hair,
and how your scent lingers even when you’re not there.

And I like the way your eyes dance when you laugh,
and how you enjoy your two hour bath.
And how you convinced me to dance in the rain
with everyone watching like we were insane.

But I love the way you love me.
Strong and wild, slow and easy.
Heart and soul, so completely.
I love the way you love me.

I like to imitate ol’ Jerry Lee
an’ watch you roll your eyes when I’m slightly off-key.
And I like the innocent way that you cry
at sappy old movies you’ve seen hundreds of times

[repeat Chorus]

And I could list a million things I love to like about you,
but they all come down to one reason I could never live without you.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Coastal Thanksgiving  - sentiment on the seashore... Have a good one!

Mr. R. and I are feeling blessed and we’re appreciative for all good things in our lives, not the least of which would be each other.

Maybe the most pressing thing we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving is that we just learned, literally within the last five minutes, that Mr. R. starts his new job on Dec. 7 at 9:00am, EST.  Many thanks for those who kept us in your thoughts and prayers, and for your various crossed appendages.

I hope you spend the day with those you love and that you let go of your worries and cares for a while.  They’ll still be there later on.

But enjoy the small moments today.  And the turkey.  Lots and lots of turkey.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Saturday Night Serenade–That’s A Long Way!

It’s Saturday again.  Here in the States we’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving.  I’m looking at a two-day work week, yahoo!!

Regarding Mr. R.’s job, we’re still waiting to hear.  Fingers are still crossed.  Mad thanks to Rita, slavetasha, and freeingexcaliber for their dedication to things crossed.  🙂

For tonights’s serenade, I’ve chosen 500 Miles by The Proclaimers.  I love this fun, quirky little song.  It’s about a guy who’s completely in love with someone, a date night song if I ever heard one.  When I checked the lyrics I found a word that baffled me so I looked it up.  Apparently, haver is Scottish for to babble foolishly.


Sounds like a man in love.  Just ask Mr. R. about the day he took me to the beach and proposed.  It still makes me smile.

I hope you’re smiling this evening.  Have a wonderful Saturday night!


Here’s Hoping…


Several weeks ago, Mr. R. was informed that his contract at work would not be renewed. In addition, his services were no longer required, although he would continue to be paid through February, the duration of his contract.

It’s looking like he may have gotten a new job, the same position only with his former employer’s competition. It’s not a done deal yet but our fingers are crossed. I’ll keep you updated when we know more.

Saturday Night Serenade–Imagine

I don’t think there’s anyone out there who hasn’t been heartbroken by the recent events in Paris, the evil perpetrated in the name of a god.  I take comfort in my belief that good overcomes evil.  There are just too many people who love.

And we won’t be cowed or terrorized into changing the way we live our lives.  Because hate doesn’t get to win.

This is John Lennon’s Imagine, performed by Playing for Change.  PFC is an organization whose mission is to “connect the world through music.”  Using a mobile recording studio, they record street musicians all over the world and integrate the parts into beautiful versions of classic songs.

I couldn’t resist the symbolism.  Just imagine if people could unite in love instead of hate.


Let’s keep living our lives and going about our business.  Be extra kind to someone today.  Toss up a prayer for those immediately affected.  And hug your loved ones tightly.

Happy Saturday night.

Saturday Night Serenade–Well, The November Part Is Right

It’s November!  Here we are merely weeks away from Christmas.  By the stroke of midnight last Saturday, advertisers rolled out a blitz of holiday commercials.  They’re playing Christmas music in the stores and I’m beginning to feel the panic of making sure I don’t forget anyone on my list and that I get everything shipped to arrive on time.

wpid-screenshot_2015-11-07-14-57-15-1.pngBut wait a tic.  We have the entire month of November, and I for one would like to slow down and enjoy it.  It’s the time for cooler weather, for pumpkin spice and hot apple cider.  This time last year, we were using our fireplace and our home was a cozy place to unwind.  That was last year.

This year the weather is slightly different.  Regardless of what the calendar says, we’re having ourselves a tropical heat wave.  The air conditioning is cranked full-blast and don’t even talk to me about the fire wood available in front of Publix.

For the first Saturday of November, I chose November Rain by Guns N Roses.  Granted, it’s neither cold nor raining.  But I’ve always loved this song.  There were those back in the day who criticized Axl Rose for this extra-long epic.  Some called him pretentious for using an orchestra to back up the band.

But I like it, and I appreciate the moxie to try something different.  Always be a square peg.  And happy Saturday night!