Friday, February 15, 2013

Let's Sing A Song Of Fridays!

     A meteorite streaking across the sky, a cruise ship that 'finally' got to land after 5 days of nightmare conditions on board, a double amputee Olympic star accused of killing his girlfriend, a little kid swallowing 42 refrigerator magnets, kangeroos on a golf course, and much, much more was in the news this morning....YIKES! O_O...*sigh*...Why can't the news just let me eat, listen to music, and cuddle with my hubby on Fridays?!.....WHY?!! LOL
     I could go on for days about any one, or all, of the things in the news today....but why would I do that when I can sit my tired and ultra-achy body right where it is, and have a little chat with hubby about what we're gonna be doing for our date tonight?! :-] It's 'Virtual' Friday!! We could do anything!!
    We usually like to venture far from home, but lately...because the world is getting so crazy!...we've been pitching our 'virtual' tent close to home! And because we live in such a sporty, culturally, musically rich area, it's not that hard to find something to do! :-) And we're not that hard to please anyway. 
      We just wanna, first of all, eat something good...and hubby already started that off good this morning, with pork chops and gravy and grits for breakfast, which he's cooking right now!...*sniffing the air, and drooling a little LOL*

     Then we like to dress up a little. Not a LOT! Just a with a nice bracelet or something, like this one from the header photo...

     ...or this one, for me!...

    ....or this one, also for me...just saying! :-)) ...

      And then we like to listen to some good music...

       Living in such a musically rich area doesn't hurt with the music thing! :-) ...

       In fact, between now and the next few months, there are all kinds of musicians coming to our area...especially to Tanglewood! You can look at the full schedule of New England's events HERE. :-)
       I'll tell you about a few of the events, and music, happening around here...We were planning to 'virtually' go to some of them!...  

**** Winter Carnival 2013 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden -- Boylston, MA
    February 23, 2013 to February 23, 2013 {This will include scavenger hunts, craft sessions, live alpacas, outdoor winter games, guided walks to find animal tracks, spot winter birds, and identify trees. Visitors may create snow sculptures, and snowshoes will be available for rent. Popcorn, hot cider, and cocoa will be available...Time : 10 a.m.-4 p.m....Admission : Adults, $12; seniors ages 65 and older, $9; youth ages 6-18, $7; under age 6, free.}

****  An Evening with Bill Cosby! -- Springfield, MA

          March 2, 2013 to March 2, 2013 {At Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield Mass... Time : 8 p.m.....Admission : $75; $57.50; $47.50; $37.50}

**** Hearthside Bounty Dinner at Old Sturbridge Village -- Sturbridge, MA
    January 26, 2013 to March 9, 2013...Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge {Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear tavern tunes and stories by a costumed interpreter, explore period games and entertainment, and learn about table manners from the period, when it was not only polite, but advised to eat from the knife. This program is for adults. Reserve your space early! Dates: February 16, and March 9... Time : 6-9 p.m....Admission : $54.95 per person}

**** Electric Paris Exhibit Explores the City of Light -- Williamstown, MA
       February 17, 2013 to March 31, 2013...The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown {The vibrancy of life in Paris around 1900 is captured in the exhibition Electric Paris. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs from high art and popular culture, including works by Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, and others. Electric Paris explores how artists depicted the changing appearance of interior and exterior spaces as the city transitioned from oil to gas and electric lights. Exhibit runs through April 21. Information: ... Time : Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ... Admission : Free}

****  “The Beatles: Backstage and Behind the Scenes -- Springfield, MA
      March 12, 2013 to April 30, 2013 {Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, State Street, Springfield...A series of stunning photos from the archives of the CBS Television and LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge capture the early years of Beatlemania, and the beginning of rock’s most popular band. Included in this flashback to 1964 are historic images of their train ride to Washington, D.C., and their first concert held at the Washington Coliseum. On exhibit through June 2, 2013.}

**** The Steve Miller Band -- Lenox, MA
       July 29, 2013 to July 29, 2013 {Koussevitzky Music Shed, at Tanglewood, 297 West Street, Lenox...One of rock music's all-time greats, The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. Information: ... Time : 7 p.m....Admission : 25.50 - $79.50}

****  "A Raisin in the Sun" -- Boston, MA
March 8, 2013 to April 7, 2013 {The Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue Boston...In a crowded apartment in Chicago’s South Side, each member of a struggling African-American family yearns for a different version of a better life. An impending and sizeable insurance payment could be the key. Hansberry’s groundbreaking 1959 classic drama is an inspiring and fiercely moving portrait of people whose dreams are constantly deferred.}

**** Blue Man Group --Amherst, MA
March 13, 2013 to March 13, 2013...Mullins Center, 200 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst {The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning....Time : 7:30-10 p.m....Admission : $39-$69}

       And, believe it or not, these few things don't even scratch the surface!! You have to go to the website to see the rest (Website). 

     So, whatever YOU plan to do today, or over the weekend, have a good time, eat something good, listen to some music, and just be together and smile. :-) ... Oh Yeah!...DON'T watch the news!!!!! LOL

The Night We Have A Date

We're  married many years;
Too old to go to bed too late.
We sometimes sit and laugh about it,
on the night we have a date.

Every Friday night is ours;
Time we long anticipate;
When we eat what we've been craving,
on the night we have a date.

We let nothing interfere.
(I recommend this with your mate).
Just focus one night, every week,
as the night you have a date.    


  1. Great blog thank you for featuring my necklace!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! :-) And it was my pleasure to share your necklace!

  2. Enjoy your date! I love leaving the hospital on Friday afternoon and just hunkering down at home with hubby...ahhhh...I can feel the stress leaving me as I walk in the door!

    1. It was a very nice day, and date, Yaya! :-) I hope you enjoyed your say too!

  3. What a great post! I would LOVE to see Bill Cosby! He's more than awesome - so real and 'American' in his views. He should run for president - I'd vote for him ion heartbeat! LOL
    And I've seen Blue Man! So original and thoroughly engrossing. A wonderful night.
    Anyway - have a fun night with the hubbs!
    (Great pick picks too!)

    1. Thank you so much! :-) I'm so glad you enjoyed the post!!...We had a good date. :-) Ihope you have as good of a weekend!


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