Saturday, November 30, 2013

Song-ography Dec 1



Here's a new fun meme to join! You'll Shoot Your Eye Out rules are:

1.  Would be kinda cool if you would link back to my blog somewhere...ANYWHERE
2.  Would be kinda cool if you "followed" me.  Not to the bathroom or anything creepy...just here in blog-land.
3.  Please link up using your permalink URL.
4.  Photos MAY or MAY NOT be recently taken.  Heck, sometimes you might see a song title and think "I ALREADY have an amaaaaaaazing photograph for that song title!"  No reason you shouldn't use it.  Amazing is amazing regardless of when it's taken, right?
5.  Would be kinda cool if you'd visit some of the other participants and leave a kind word or two.  I'm from Philly, and you KNOW we have a rep for being the kindest and friendliest peeps in the world :)
6.  You may have one photo,  or drop a photo bomb of photos in your link up post.  Just please make sure your photo(s) are an interpretation of the song title for the week. 
7.  Link-up will be available beginning Sunday mornings.
8.  Tell lots, and LOTS of your blogging friends so I don't feel like I'm sitting at the school lunch table all by myself on Sunday morning.  I don't want to be a "Lonesome Loser" and have to post a photo about it.Got it?  Sunday, link up, song titles, photographs that are interpretations, a mash up I'm calling Song-ography, be there...YO.

Celebrate Me Home - Kenny Loggins



November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

Again, a song that I've never heard....also we are not at home this week nor will we be for several months. The road will be our home.

 It is a bittersweet time of year as we have lost several family members over the last month, one of whom was my only sibling, my sister.

However, we are here in Disney World celebrating a friend's birthday. It was our wedding anniversary this week. Life goes on.

Home is a place in our memories, it changes with the seasons and holidays and each has its own rituals. Home can be a Christmas or birthday or just an ordinary occasion that evokes happy thoughts. Home can be the country or city where you were born or grew up. 
 It is whatever you want to make it.
Photo


I've learned that home IS where the heart is. It is also the anniversary of our first year in our new home, a downsized version of our home of over 21 years.

Doors close, doors open, maybe not exactly when you want them to, but they will continue to do so.

I certainly don't need a fairy castle like this to feel like I am home.



Home for the holidays, 
I believe I've missed each and every face, 
Come on and play my music, 
Let's turn on the love light in the place 

It's time I found myself, 
Totally surrounded in your circles 
Whoa, my friends 

Please, celebrate me home, 
Give me a number, 
Please, celebrate me home 
Play me one more song, 
That I'll always remember, 
And I can recall, 
Whenever I find myself too all alone, 
I can sing me home. 

Uneasy highway, 
Traveling where the Westerly winds can fly, 
Somebody tried to tell me, 
But the men forgot to tell me why, 

I gotta count on being gone, 
Come on woman, come on daddy, 
Be what you want from me, 
I'm this strong, I'll be weak 

Please, celebrate me home, 
Give me a number, 
Please, celebrate me home 
Play me one more song, 
That I'll always remember, 
I can recall, 
Whenever I find myself too all alone, 
I can make believe I've never gone, 
I never know where I belong, 
Sing me home. 

Please, celebrate me home, 
Give me a number, 
Please, celebrate me home 
Play me one more song, 

Celebrate, celebrate 
Celebrate, celebrate 
Celebrate, celebrate 
Celebrate me home 

Please, celebrate me home, 
Please, celebrate me home, 
Well I'm finally here, 
But I'm bound to roam, 
Come on celebrate me home 
Well I'm finally here, 
But I'm bound to roam, 
Come on celebrate me home 
Well I'm finally here, 
But I'm bound to roam, 
Come on celebrate me home 
Please, celebrate me home, 
Please, celebrate me home, 
Please, celebrate me home, 
Please, celebrate me home, 
Please, celebrate me home, 
Please, celebrate me home, 

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Disney

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The rules are simple:


  1. Anyone can participate.
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
  5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (with so many new participants each week, it’s the only way I know to be inclusive
  6. Have fun


November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

We were in Disney World last week to celebrate a friend's birthday so I was lucky to have a myriad of opportunities for this week's challenge.


  1. Starts With S
  2. Texture
  3. A Blessing
  4. Warmth
  5. I Went…


Starts With S - Santa!!



Texture - Epcot Morocco



A Blessing - a great husband and friends to share life's challenges with, as well as to have fun!!


Warmth


I Went...to Disney Hollywood Studios!






Shadow Shot Sunday




Shadow Shot Sunday


November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

Disney Hollywood Studios 




Friday, November 29, 2013

Saturday Snapshot - Disney


 

Saturday Snapshots is hosted by West Metro Mommy

November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

We were lucky to be at Disney Hollywood this week to see the Christmas lights. We turned a corner just as the lights started dancing!







See the snow!!


Enjoy this video from WDW.



Source for the following information.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights (casually called the Osborne Spectacle of Lights or Osborne Dancing lights) is a seasonal display, and a annual holiday tradition for many Walt Disney World guests. Millions of lights adorn the Streets of America at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (DHS) for the Osborne Spectacle of Lights. The spectacular part comes not just from the number of lights, but from their presentation.



In addition to the lights covering the Streets of America's fa├žades and its neighborhood props, Osborne Spectacle of Lights showcase holiday-themed animated displays and 3-D effects that are synchronized to holiday music. Snow even magically falls lightly in the Streets of America during Osborne Spectacle of Lights.

Weekend Cooking

Weekend Cooking hosted by www.BethFishReads.com

Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.

November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

We're at Disney World this week to celebrate a friend's birthday. We're on the Disney meal plan and had our friend select the venue for her birthday dinner celebration. She chose Narcoossee's at the Floridian.
We had a lot of good food this week but this was definitely the highlight. Our seating was at 9PM so we were able to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks as a bonus.

To get to the restaurant from our resort we took the Disney bus to the Magic Kingdom and chose to take the water taxi over to the Floridian resort.




Grilled Black Angus 12-oz New York Strip and scallopsApplewood-smoked Bacon Potato Gratin, Organic Summer Vegetables, and Salsa Verde

Butter-poached Maine Lobster Tail with Grilled Filet MignonRoasted Potatoes, Grilled Spring Onions, Cultivated Mushrooms, and French Green Beans with Herbed Cabernet-Oxtail Sauce and Smoked White Truffle

Two-Pound Steamed Maine Lobster
Fontina-Leek Creamed Spinach with crispy Shallots



Weekend Reflections


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Posting at Weekend Reflections.

November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida



Sepia Saturday - Nov 30


Sepia Saturday

I'm posting at Sepia Saturday today. This week's challenge:


205 : This week brings us to the end of November or, as it has become known in much of the world, Movember. Once again it is time to celebrate bearded ladies, moustachioed men, trophies or silly swimming suits.


I am posting a collage I did for my husband a few years ago. He has almost always had some sort of mustache. 






Thursday, November 28, 2013

Orange You Glad it's Friday!

orange you glad 2

This is now being hosted by Maria at Writings of Maria Life's Sweets and Spices.

November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

We're at Disney World this week and took this at Epcot.


Skywatch Friday






I'm linking up over here today.

November 2013 - Disney World Orlando Florida

Animal Kingdom

A gorgeous day who would have thought that within a couple of hours we would be freezing!! 


Oh, the PLACES I've Been!

New Link Party

Posting at The Tablescaper's weekly meme Oh, the PLACES I've Been!

April 2004 - Venice Italy

We rented an apartment online for a week in Venice. We were told to catch the vapporetto (water bus) route 1 from Ferrovia (the train station)  to Giardini.

Venice vaporetto water bus route 1



A water bus stop.

Our apartment didn't look anything from the outside but this is typical of the buildings in the area. However, it was a very comfortable two bedroom unit on the ground floor.






It was an easy walk to the water buses or to go shopping. We would walk through a park with a fountain.




Or perhaps to have a coffee and pastry while watching the locals.


Look at that building on the right!