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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rob and Kristen- Personal Bugbear

I'm not sure why I put that smiley there.
He's backpedaling.
Something that happens a lot in this fandom.
But has no real relevance in this post.
At least today.

To be honest...
I'm not sure why I'm even writing at all today.

I feel a bit shitty.
You know how it is when you wake up with a headache.
And if you don't... I hate your guts.
And your pain-free brain.

I shouldn't be complaining...
I'm going 'up North' for the 4th of July.
That is the view from our deck.
Kinda nice... right?
And yet...
Here I sit all crabby and grouchy.
Maybe because I'm a major procrastinator...
Oh hell.
I'm the fucking QUEEN of waiting until the last minute.
But its so damn hot out.
And I have so much shit to do.
And I have family and friends to coordinate...
And I'm just going to be a whiny bitch all day.

Let's talk about something pleasant.
Or let's not.

Since I'm feeling particularly bitchy
Let's talk about PET PEEVES... shall we?

Pet Peeve: a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear:
a major or principal annoyance or complaint.

Yeah. I got a lot of those.

1. The word 'sheep' to describe people
who believe that Rob/Kristen are together.
Most people I know who are on the side of love and truth...
Don't need anyone to tell us what to think.
We came to that conclusion based on logic and fact.
Although I do agree there are a lot of sheep on both sides of this fandom...
It is misused most of the time.
Generalizations seldom tell the whole story.
It's kinda like hyena.
While there are plenty of the scavengers roaming
the halls looking for trouble...
It's not a blanket term.
It doesn't cover everyone.
Generalizations annoy me.

2. People who say Rob and Kristen are dating.

Rob and Kristen aren't "dating".
And before you write me an all caps SHOUTY email...
It's because I believe they are way beyond dating.
These two people don't just see each other on dates.
They fucking LIVE together.
They are in a loving, deeply committed relationship.
They are over and above the 'dinner and a movie' phase.
That's so 2009.
Robert and Kristen have been doing this for years now.
They share everything.
Homes, clothes... a dog.
The only thing missing is that legal document...
Not that it really matters since they are married
in every way possible anyway.

3. People who believe something about me
that someone else told them.
Without ever talking to me... or knowing me.
It's like a game of telephone.

"Rose is really very nice"

"Rose hates rice? Why? I love rice!"

"Rose has lice? Disgusting! I knew she was gross!"

"Rose likes to roll the dice?
She's probably has a gambling addiction!"

"Rose is afraid of mice?
She's pathetic!"

You see where I'm going here?
Someone says something about something that
I supposedly said about something and then starts
taking the something I said and making it into
a completely different something...
That has no resemblance to the something
I originally was talking about.

I'm glad we got that settled.

4. I have a personal bugbear (oh I like that word now)
with people who think that Rob and Kristen
are like these perfect stepford celebrities.
They're not.
And really... would you really want them to be?

I love and adore Rob and Kristen.
I do.
I love them like I love the Beatles...
or how I love chocolate chip ice cream.
It's a fondness... an affection
They make me smile.
But I'm not IN love with them.
I'll let them deal with that part of it.

But my point is...
and I know I have a point here somewhere...


Oh yeah.
My point is I don't have to be enamored with
everything Rob and Kristen do and/or say.
For instance...
Rob hanging out with Justin Beiber.
Not gonna lie...
My first thought was... WHAT?
And ended with WHY?
Or Kristen flipping off people.
I get it.
She will always do it.
She has every right to be pissed off
at those assholes.
And I don't blame her for her reaction.
But it just gives the Fringe
something to chew on...
You know?

I know I'm protective of Rob and Kristen...
And I'm not sure I even understand why.
But I hate that people take simple innocent things that they do
and twist them and use it as excuses to hate on them.

5. Rob and Kristen are an EPIC romance.
I kinda hate that word...
Do they love each other?
Of course they do.
But after all...
They are still just two people
who fell in love.
Let's leave the Epic up to them to decide...

6. People underestimate Tom Sturridge.
Not only is he classically handsome.
Smoldering blue eyes.
Lopsided smile that lights up his face.
And a voice that only adds to the heat of the day.
But one of my major pet peeves is when
people talk about Tom only in connection to someone else.
"Robert Pattinson's best friend..."
"Sienna Miller's boyfriend..."
"Kristen Stewart's co-star..."

See what I mean?
Tom doesn't need to lean on anyone.
Watch his movies.
He's really quite talented.
There is a vulnerable intensity about him.
He can be both sweet and menacing
with equal measure.
And he can look good doing it.

I guess...
I just wish people could see what I see.

This post is brought to you by bugbears.
I consider myself a bit of a wordsmith...
But I had to look up that one.

1. any source, real or imaginary, of needless fright or fear.
2. a persistent problem or source of annoyance.
3. Folklore . a goblin that eats up naughty children.

I'm starting to think that maybe we found
the true meaning of the Lunatic Fringe.
The fandom BugBears.

Final thought?
I said enough for today.

I miss you Syd, Smitty and Gruff.
And Bart...
I absolutely adore you.

Until next time.

Bye for now


Groovie said...

BugBear...good word. Seems fitting for the crazies!

I do like that new banner pic too, its pretty damn sweet.

The view from your deck is nice! No escaping the city for me, I have to work all week.
Hope all of you celebrating this week have a very happy, relaxing and safe holiday! :)
I'll be at the D-Backs game on the 4th. Seeing fireworks after the game from the comfort of a seat and air conditioning sounded like a good idea to me!

89ae87c2-c4d0-11e1-9de1-000bcdcb5194 said...

Yea lets leave the epic to them, just like they are married in everyway but on paper..really thats just as bad..I have no doubt they are to together..I believe they live together even..but I think no one knows how deep their love goes..a little or a lot..they will marry or not..they are the only ones who know these things.

Dottie said...

Feel better, Rose. I hope you have lots of time to relax & enjoy that beautiful lake view over the holiday. I agree w/your pet peeves, btw.

Groovie, Enjoy the game and fireworks. It sounds like a fun time!

Love to all!

DreamerKind said...

The getting ready to go in life, is time to reflect on the why should I, I'm just fine where I am?

But something draws us forth to the out-of-doors, where time and place already are and always have been. No headaches last, in that place of mind. Love ya, Rose.

Oh, and Tom is all you see, and we do too, like me and you, peeking through the stars in awe.

Dottie said...

Freddie! I just saw your comment on the last post. WELCOME BACK! You have been greatly missed. ((hugs))

Nighty Night and sweet dreams, dearest DK.


Kay said...

Take care and have a fabulous 4th of July and a wonderful week, Rose and Roseland!! <3

DreamerKind said...

Nighty, night to you, also!

I'm flitting on my way, with the moonlight to guide me.

Rose, Smitty, Gruff, Syd & Hon, all those who abide here, adieu!

Birdie said...

My guess is you were supposed to be packing. Thank you for procrastinating. Your view is beautiful. Hope you and your family have a fantastic 4th.
I may have just missed you. Thank you for all the great tunes,as always. What are you up to for the 4th? Creating any fireworks?
How wonderful to see that you stopped by and are OK. I hope the job,though challenging, is going well. Hope to see you here again soon.
I am heading for a 6AM bike ride with my sister-only way to beat the heat. I hope all of you amazing people-Rose,Smitty,Gruff,Syd,and all our Roselanders have a fun,safe 4th of July.

kazrob said...

The view from your deck is beautiful. Rob-like beautiful. I doubt you will ever tire of it.
Just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. It deals with all the peeves (and bugbears!) we all hate about this fandom...and all the things we love too. Thank you Rose <3

Berry said...

Loved this post Rose...love that Rob and Kristen are in a committed relationship!

Headed out to our lake house also! Celebrating the 4th with family and friends.

Happy 4th to all Americans! Have a good one everyone!


Oneheart said...

Good morning everyone. Rose love your new word Bugwear. LOL You have such a beautiful place to go to for the 4th, hope you have a fun filled time.

To those saying Rob and Kristen are dating that is a giant eyeroll comment. Next they'll be saying they're wearing each others class ring. These two are in love and committed and isn't that how all of us are that are in long term relationships. We're not just seeing that person everyday, we're with them in every aspect and we're putting our lives together to live our dream.

"Love is the same for a poor man or a King." We all love differently but it is still love.

Wishing all my fellow Americans a Happy 4th of July. Please say a prayer for our servicemen, Freedom often comes with a high price and I am forever humbled by the fact that they are willing to sacrifice their lives so that I may live mine. God Bless Them. God Bless all of you too.

Annie said...

Morning all!

Freddie: So happy that you checked in. :) We were all so worried about you.
Liking the word Bugbear. A tactful description of the very overly invested.. :)

Happy July 4th........ Be safe.

Have a great day and rest of week everyone.

katy said...

Hello everyone,

Great post, Rose!!! I hope you're feeling better today.

I agree with you on the "dating" thing. Thats the reason why, I prefer the use of the word "together" for Rob and Kristen.

This SO much --->"I hate that people take simple innocent things that they do
and twist them and use it as excuses to hate on them."

WAVES, Freddie, SO good to see you came back and that you are Ok!!!! You have been missed.
Oh, And I am not the biggest football fan, but I do like to see the national team play and was sad that they didn't make it. It would have been nice to win something for a change.

Happy Tuesday to all Roselanders and Rose, Smitty and Gruff, and Syd.

PS: Have a great time at the lake, with your family, Rose.

Litmom said...

Hey Rose and All -
I loved this post.

Bugbear - love it. Didn't Boogie Man derive from this word? bugbear- boogiebear - boogie man. Anyway - scary, scary things, indeed.

Wish I were going to be with you guys that are heading to lovely spots for the 4th. Just here, in the heat. Blah.

Rob & Kristen - interesting how, after all this time, folks can still come up with simplistic, trivial terms to describe their relationship. They are a committed, loving couple, and like any normal, healthy couple - have individual lives as well as their life together. Let them live it!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day today and tomorrow, whether you're celebrating the 4th, or just celebrating life!

Litmom said...

Went back and checked the last post & comments, and saw that you would like my recipe, DK!
(also saw that my last post wasn't there - I think when I send posts here from my Kindle, they go to Spam. Weird. Anyway, it was just thanking you for the Clapton!)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars

For the Cinnamon filling:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt

For the Cream Cheese Bars
2 cans refrigerated Crescent rolls
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese (can use Neufchatel), softened
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
additional sugar, for topping (I used cinnamon sugar)

For the Cinnamon Filling:
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar and cook until sugar and butter are well combined, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Whisk in egg, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

For the Cream Cheese Bars:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 casserole dish.

Roll out 1 can of crescent roll dough and place in the bottom of the casserole dish to form a crust, making sure to press the seams together.

With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla until well combined. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the crust with a rubber spatula. Pour the cinnamon filling over the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly (I used a silicone pastry brush).

Roll out the remaining can of crescent roll dough onto a large sheet of wax paper. Pat out the dough to form a 9 X 13 inch rectangle, carefully pressing the seams together to seal. Gently flip the wax paper/dough over the cinammon cream cheese filling to form a top crust.

Bake for 30 minutes until top is golden. Remove from the oven and dust with the additional sugar. Cut into squares -serve warm or room temperature. You can make the recipe a day ahead and refrigerate overnight, then bake - OR freeze cooked bars and thaw before eating.

This may sound involved, but it literally took me 15-20 minutes to prepare, I refrigerated it overnight, and popped it in the oven the next morning - easy peasy.

Leni said...

Thanks for posting, Rose!

Freddie - thanks so much for stopping by :)

Super & Litmom - I will have to try those recipes sometime soon!

I hope that you all are safe and well :)

Melinda said...

Happy Tuesday Roseland! Hope everyone is doing well.

Rose- Sorry you are feeling like crap. May you have safe travels and a great time at the lake.

Love your thoughts as always. Sometimes this ~fandom feels like high school and it gets old. Wish they'd graduate and join the rest of us adults who enjoy supporting Rob, Kristen and Tom in their endeavors while living our own lives.

I see that Rob and Kristen have been confirmed for CC. It's bittersweet since this one is the last one for the saga. Excited to see what is said from the panel.

Super and LitMom- Those recipes sound delish! I'm making a copy of them to try in the future. Thanks for sharing.

Freddie- It's good to see that you are okay even if bogged down with life. I hope things ease up for you and you are able to pop by more.

Happy 4th to my fellow Americans!! Have fun and be safe on this patriotic holiday!

To all else wishing you a wonderful start to your week! Cheers!

wig4usc said...

That recipe sounds yummy, must try! I procrastinate, too, had to pull an all-nighter to get ready for the roadtrip I'm on now! Have a good one, Roseland!

angelica1 said...

Hi Everyone :)

Rose - I'm convinced that 90% of the stupidity that's tweeted or whatever is,in truth,less about Rob and Kristen and more about a coven or two of stupid women who weren't part of the "cool" set at school, trying to make up for it now by spouting crap to a few even bigger idiots who are so desparate to belong that they go along with any old BS. As always, Rob and Kristen just happily get on with their lives, completely oblivious ot it all.

Freddie - It was good to hear from you. Sorry things are a bit stresful for you at the moment.

Hope all of you US ladies have a great 4th July!!

Dottie said...

Angelica, you are so wise! I wish insecure fans didn't let that "coven" bother them so much. I'm sure they just love it when they can make RK fans unhappy.

In case I don't get back here tomorrow, Happy 4th to my fellow Americans and happy Wednesday to everyone else. Lots of love to all!

Litmom said...

angelica -
This is hysterical!

"I'm convinced that 90% of the stupidity that's tweeted or whatever is,in truth,less about Rob and Kristen and more about a coven or two of stupid women who weren't part of the "cool" set at school, trying to make up for it now by spouting crap to a few even bigger idiots who are so desparate to belong that they go along with any old BS"


LIZ said...

Great post, Rose!!!

I just wanted to say HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to those who celebrate it. Only a week until we see Rob & Kristen at CC, always a fun time for us fans.

Liz in NC

Barbara Fenwick said...

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Rose, great post, and I think you said it all perfectly.

Rose, I hope you feel better, and I hope all Roselanders have a wonderful holiday.

Rhonda said...

Rose- that's a beautiful view. I hope you have a great time at the lake.

I like that word, BugBear. It does seem very appropriate...

Angelica- LOL @ "coven of stupid women" ;)

Hope- I'm good too, thanks for asking. I have plans for the beach later this month...can't wait!

Litmom- will definitely be trying that recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

Freddie- It's great to hear from you. I hope things calm down at work very soon. Welcome back!

Happy July 4th. Have fun, be safe.

Rhonda said...
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DreamerKind said...

Good morning! It's the 4th of July here in the US, a day of celebration! Hope it's a great day for us all.

May everyone have a celebration, too, wherever they live.

DreamerKind said...

Stars And Stripes Forever

Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops:

Thank you/lrh1966

DreamerKind said...

America The Beautiful

Elvis Presley (Rare):

Thank you/vegasbuzzvideo

DreamerKind said...

You're A Grand Old Flag

James Cagney (1942):

There's a feeling comes a-stealing,
And it sets my brain a-reeling,
When I listen to the music
Of a military band.

Every tune like "Yankee Doodle"
Simply sets me off my noodle,
It's that patriotic something
That no one can understand.
"Way down south, in the land of cotton,"
Melody untiring,
Its so inspiring.
Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll join the jubilee!
And that's going some, for the Yankees, by gum!
Red, white and blue, I am for you!
Honest, you're a grand old flag!
You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
Under Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
But should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
Rally 'round the flag,
Let us rally 'round the flag.....

We took the Red from the flame of dawn, the dawn of a new nation.

And the White was the white of the snow at Valley Forge.

The Blue was the blue of the free open sky.

And the stars were the thirteen sisters by the sea who built their home, and called it Liberty.

To symbolize our spirit --


The spirit of freedom --

Right again!

The spirit that gave birth
To American democracy

That's the spirit!

My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of Liberty,
Of thee we sing...

Thank you/classicvinylbiz

Freddie said...

I'm just popping in quickly to wish all the Roselanders in the US a very happy July 4th holiday with family and friends. Safe travels.

To everyone else, have a great day and rest of the week.

Hope said...

Happy Birthday, America!

Waving HELLO to Everyone.

It's a sunny, hot day here in Dallas. We are going to a cookout and see fireworks later.

Rose....have fun at the lake...what a beautiful view.

Freddie...I'm so glad you checked in with us and that all is well. Take care and don't work too hard...hope you are taking time for yourself.

Have a Happy 4th!

katy said...

Happy 4th of July to all US Roselanders!! And, also wish a happy Wednesday to those who don't celebrate it.

Take care

Leni said...

Happy 4th of July!!!

Litmom said...

HAPPY July 4th to all of my fellow US Roselanders!

*I*Believe* said...

Happy 4th of July!! Wishing everyone well!

Freddie~Glad you checked in :)

Kenzz~When are you going to the Cape?

Oneheart said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA....Hi to everyone here and hope you have a Happy 4th of July filled with family and friends and lots of good stuff to eat. Let's all enjoy this day of celebrating Freedom.

Super RN Gas Passer said...


HAPPY JULY 4TH!!!!!!!!

My company is gone. I made the Banana Split Cake...omg:
We also had ..sigh....Steak kabobs, corn on the cob, baked bean casserole, watermelon, brownies, too. I am stuffed...lol...Hubs is taking a nap so I am watching BD..I haven't had the luxury for awhile. I guess it's the Margaritas, but I'm mellowed out and almost sappy watching the first part of this movie..yes, I know I won't be sappy for long...lol

ROSE...BUGBEAR....perfect...Now we can lump all those other names into "one"... Ninnies, Nonnies, Nonstens, hyenas, miserable people, Huffalumps( Winnie the Pooh)???...anyway, you get the drift....

OK...I am now at Isle Esme so I must be going!!!!

Dottie said...

Happy 4th!

Super, You are so funny. Have fun on Isle Esme!

Mr Dottie and I just got home from friends' pool party/cook out and now we're trying to decide if we want to hit another party later for fireworks. I've had too much good food and drink already & wouldnt mind just staying put! It's been thundering off and on so the decision might be made for us.

Independence Day hugs to all the Roseland pals and much love and happiness to our favorite trio today and everyday! :)

Em said...

guyyssss lol how r u omg so long but wanted to say happy day lol I'm at this party n omg my bf was like no babe idk fru fru ppl there so he didnt wanna come but now lol he's like livin it up n hahaha too much drink but I hope ur all okay
Dottie GO TO THE PARTY lol always party just have fun!
DK I haven't talked to u in soo long but I'm gonna bug u w a song thing lol its like so NY n called this is ur night n amber sings it so plzzzz play it n hope ur okay n happy bye guys

olivia said...

Dear Rose and Roseland,

For those celebrating, hope y'all are having a lovely 4th of July.

Rose, enjoy that beautiful lake and gorgeous view at your lake house. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.

Hugs for Freddie, good to hear from you.

Hugs for y'all.
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.
Life if good.

Oneheart said...

Hi Super your meal sure was more impressive than my cookout...Cheeseburgers, potato salad and Macaroni Salad..LOL I made your dessert and wow I made the Banana Split Cake. OMG Ladies you have to make this, there aren't enough words to say how good it is. so OMG is about the perfect word to use.

Dottie take Em's advice and go to the party. Fireworks are always fun. For the past three years we have a front porch view of our firework show...our neighbors always put on a spectacular show across the river from us. I don't know which is more fun the fireworks or the police flying by with their sirens blasting enroute to see who has the illegal fireworks. LMAO So far they have never been caught.

I love holidays but I sure hate going to work the next day...is anyone here lucky enough to be off all week?

Super RN Gas Passer said...


Thanks...I was surprised how good it was...lol...


It's always good to see you have dropped by...Take care


Your recipe sounds delish! I will try it soon...thanks for posting it!


How good to see you dear friend..WE have missed you terribly!!!!! HUGS to YOU!!!!


HUGS to YOU..I'm thinking of you and will be looking for you very soon dear friend.

ALL the REGS. I am so glad to see you. I hope everybody had a great day.

Oneheart said...

LOL Super I was so excited about your recipe I mentioned it twice in the same sentence. I must have been having one of those lights are on but nobody's home moments.

Litmom said...

Well, Roseland - Hope you're all having an amazing evening! We just got back from a celebration at a fellow teacher's home. Our little city has a July 4th "extravaganza" at the city park with a pretty impressive fireworks show - but oppressive crowds and killer heat. This friend lives a couple of blocks from the [ark - so we all gop to her house, bring a dish, and watch the fireworks from her driveway - perfect brew, great food, plenty of adult beverages - and no crowds and bad traffic.

Dottie - hope you partied hearty! Em - sounds like you and the boyfriend had fun!
Rose - I know you're enjoying your vacay at the lake!
Oneheart - sorry you have to go to work tomorrow! Sox was just lamenting about the same thing. Midweek holidays suck!

Hope this has been a fun day for all!

Litmom said...

Please excuse my typos! I always proofread - but never fail to miss some :-/.

Litmom said...

Go instead of gop, park instead of [ark, view instead of brew. Looks like I've had a few too many...

DreamerKind said...

For EM

This Is Your Night


Dah dah dah dah dad
Ditita ta tay
This is your night
Aww yeah

This is your night
Dancing free
Until the morning light

Together forever
'cause, this is your night
And everything is gonna be alright

Tonight with my spirits
The one that you call
I'm ready to stand up
And ready to fall

I can't run away
So attracted by you
Let me be your girl
And I'll be so true, ooh

And everything is gonna be alright
Aww yeah, so in love with you
Aww yeah, it's too good to be true
Aww yeah, feelin' so brand-new
Aww yeah
Eee-yeah, eee-yeah

You captured my heart
Yu're the key to my life
A vision of our love
That made me survive

Regaining the mood
That we're in
It's so real
It's time to move up
And to face what I feel, oohh

This is your night,
Dancing free until the morning light
Together forever 'cause, this is your night
And everything is gonna be alright

Aww yeah, so in love with you
Aww yeah, it's too good to be true
Aww yeah, feelin' so brand-new, aww yeah
Eee-yeah, eee-yeah

This is your night

Thank you/tumombombaginiciuaua

DreamerKind said...

United We Stand

Brotherhood Of Man:

There's nowhere in the world
That I would rather be
Than with you my love

And there's nothing in the world
That I would rather see
Than your smile my love

For united we stand
Divided we fall
And if our backs should ever be
Against the wall

We'll be together
You and I

And if the world about you
Falls apart my love
Then I'll still be here

And if the going gets too hard
Along the way
Just you call
I'll hear

For united we stand
Divided we fall
And if our backs should ever be
Against the wall

We'll be together
You and I

Thank you/julieoliverio

DreamerKind said...

America The Beautiful

Ray Charles:

Oh beautiful, for heroes proved,
In liberating strife,
Who more than self,
Our country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America, America
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divined.

And you know when I was in school,
We used to sing it
Something like this, listen here:

Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain,

But now wait a minute,
I'm talking about
America, sweet America,
You know, God done shed
His grace on thee.

He crowned thy good, yes he did, In a brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.
You know, I wish I had somebody to help me sing this

America, I love you America,
You see,
My God he done shed
His grace on thee,
And you oughta love him for it,

Cause he, he, he, he, crowned thy good
He told me he would,
With brotherhood,
(From sea to shining sea).
Oh Lord, oh Lord, I thank you Lord
(Shining sea)

Thank you/cavettbiter

DreamerKind said...

Happy day!

236 years! Let freedom ring.

Let there be music, laughter, love and hope.

Rhonda said...

Morning all, happy Thursday...

I was just reading the comments and it seems we all celebrated the holiday in much the same way: Lots of food, drinks, family and fireworks :)

EM- your party sounds fun. I hope you and the bf had a great time.

Dottie- did you go to the party?

Super- I made the banana split cake...it was yummy!

Oneheart- I'm back to work today too :(

DK- thanks for all the patriotic tunes.

Have a great day everyone. Lots of love...

ali mac said...

Just popping in to say hello, we are having our first rainy day in France since we arrived, so a bit of time for some surfing the net :0)

FREDDIE So pleased to see you pop in!!! I hope everything settles down for you work wise, you were missed here!

I'll be home on the 12th of July, just in time for comic-con :))))

Em said...

Rhonda was so much fun but I ended up w stitches on my foot :( sucks cause now I gotta be stuck here not moving w my foot up boring but kinda hurts so idk but I hope urs ended better than mine :) okay guys oh dreamer I almost forgot thank u so much for the song ur so adorable bye

Dottie said...

Hi gang!

Em, How did you end up w/stitches in your foot? Ouch! Those kinds of things aren't supposed to happen when you party w/the fru frus! ;)

Rhonda, We partied like it's 1999! LOL

Ali, Glad you're enjoying your time in France.

IB, It's good to see you!

Now where has Kenzz been hiding??

((Hugs)) to all!

Em said...

Dottie lol the fru frus don't have normal driveways lol was a beach house n kinda long road full of those little rocks n I was soooo tired soon as we hit the door I took off my shoes n stepped on broken glass n god sucks cause like 2 Christmas ago I had stitches on the same foot n there were some guys before like getting the cars but we didn't wanna stay n left real late so this what happens when u don't follow fru fru rules hahaha okay gotta go so hungry n he's in charge of breakfast so let's see how that goes bye

Dottie said...

Take care, Em. I hope your foot heals quickly! The moral of the story is: Always follow the "fru fru rules!" :D

Em said...

lol or don't go barefoot n thanks hope it gets better fast cause I just got fed burnt toast n the saddest eggs ever hahaha bye Dottie

DreamerKind said...

Take care of your foot! You're a sweetheart, thinking I'm so adorable.

You're welcome! Couldn't resist playing "America The Beautiful" twice, and could have posted so many more songs but tempered my zeal. After all, most folks know them by heart anyway.

When I was around Kristen's age, I felt the same about cut flowers vs. live/growing ones.

My first husband once bought me the most beautiful metal flowers sculpture as a gift. I had forgotten all about that (it's gone missing).

Kristen saying how she would marry someone who gave her one similar, jogged my memory and touched my heart, bringing back that fond remembrance.

What a lovely day this has been so far. Thanks, Ms Stewart!

Wishing everyone, fond past memories to be recalled and enjoyed, while making happy new ones!

DreamerKind said...

For Jan & Those Metal Flowers

I Will Remember You

Sarah McLachlan:

I will remember you
Will you remember me
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Remember the good times
That we had
I let them slip away from us
When things got bad

How clearly I first saw you
Smilin' in the sun
Want to feel your warmth upon me
I want to be the one

I'm so tired but I can't sleep
Standin' on the edge
Of something much to deep

It's funny how we feel so much
But we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside
But we can't be heard

I'm so afraid to love you
But more afraid to lose
Clinging to a past
That doesn't let me choose

Once there was a darkness
Deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had
Oh you gave me life

I will remember you
Will you remember me
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Thank you/TheForgottenDawn

DreamerKind said...

Craving some wine, brie and juicy steak, (I'm feeling so alive!)..so I shall return later, unless summoned before.

Dottie said...

Poor Em! I bet the BF is as anxious to have you back in charge of the cooking again as you are.

DK, What a sweet memory! I much prefer my flowers out in the garden as well. Enjoy that delicious meal. Steak sounds yummy! I had chicken alfredo, salad, and a glass of white. Now I'm thinking we might need to grill some BEEF tomorrow. :)

DreamerKind said...

I also remember my mother saying, not to bring her flowers when she's gone.

That comment resulted in many a flower bush being lightly picked, by a little girl, for her mother, on the way home from school.

I never picked a lot, just a few, mostly lilacs during their season, for they were her favorites.

All things can be glorious gifts!

Dottie said...

DK, Sweet memories! I picked violets for my mother. They grew wild in our backyard so at certain times of the yr there were always little bouquets in the kitchen windowsills.

Wishing you and all the rest a good night or good day, depending on location. xoxo

DreamerKind said...

Such sweet memories! Roseland has a few gems, too.

Good night, rest well, and the hanger steak was so delish tonight.

Have beef tomorrow and help the economy by varying your grocery choices. Oh, yeah! <3

DreamerKind said...

For Lilacs Sparkle With Dew

Green Grow The Lilacs

Tex Ritter (1961):

Well, I used to have a sweetheart
But now I've got none
Since she's gone and left m
I care not for one

Since she's gone and left me
Contented I'll be
For she loves another one
Better than me

Green grow the lilacs
All sparkling with dew
I'm lonely my darling
Since partin' with you

And by the next meeting
I'll hope to prove true
And change the green lilacs
To the red white and blue

I passed my love's window
Both early and late
The look that she gave me
Made my heart ache

The look that she gave me
Was hard for to see
For she loves another one
Better than me

I wrote my love a letter
In rosy red lines
She sent me an answer
All twisted in twine

Saying keep your love letters
And I will keep mine
Write to your sweetheart
And I'll write to mine

Green grow the lilacs all sparkling
With dew
I'm lonely my darling
Since partin' with you

And by the next meeting
I hope to prove true
And change the green lilacs
T0 the red white and blue

Thank you/mrdee11091

DreamerKind said...

For Dottie's Mother

Sweet Violets

Dinah Shore:

Sweet violets
Sweeter than the roses
Covered all over from head to toe
Covered all over with sweet violets

There once was a farmer
Who took a young miss
In back of the barn
Where he gave her a lecture

On horses and chickens and eggs
And told her that she had
Such beautiful manners that suited
A girl of her charms

A girl that he wanted
To take in his
Washing and ironing
And then if she did

They could get married
And raise lots of
Sweet violets
Sweeter than the roses
Covered all over from head to toe
Covered all over with sweet violets

The girl told the farmer
That he'd better stop
And she called her father
And he called a taxi

That got there before very long
'Cause some one
Was doin' his little girl
Right for a change
And so that's why he said

If you marry her son
You're better off single
'Cause it's always been my belief
Marriage will bring a man nothing

But sweet violets
Sweeter than the roses
Covered all over from head to toe
Covered all over with sweet violets

The farmer decided he wed anyway
And started in planning
For his wedding suit
Which he purchased

For only one buck
But then he found out
He was just out of

And so he got left in the lurch
A standin' and waitin'
In front of the
End of the story

Which just goes to show
All a girl wants
From a man is his

Sweet violets
Sweeter than the roses
Covered all over from head to toe
Covered all over with sweet violets
Sweet violets

Thank you/ fred30680

DreamerKind said...

In The Flowers

Animal Collective:

A dancer who was high
In a field from a moment
Caught my breath on my way home

Couldnt stop that spinning force
I fell into you
Everything drowns you to giggle
You are up with the flower
And I care

So the dancer who gets wild
To the deep reveling rhythm
But I am always away for weeks
That pass slow like mind gets lost

Feeling envy for the kid
Who danced in spite of anything
And were out in the flowers
And feel better

If I could just
Leave my body for the night
Then we could be dancing
No more missing you

While I am gone
Then we could be dancing
And you'd smile and say
I like this song

And then ours would meet them
We will recognize nothing is wrong
And I wouldnt feel so selfish

I wont be this way very long
To hold you in time
To hold you in time

And were dancing
Early hours
Drunken days finally ended

And the streets turn for pillowcase
And I fumble
All good

Then the ecstasy
Turns the writhing light
Through our windowpane

Now I am gone
I left flowers for you

Thank you/tillitcz

DreamerKind said...

Missed your call but sent a pm earlier. Catch up with you soon. We'll be like flowers, wilting in the heat yet strong, resilient, yes?

beacullen said...

Epic post heeheeee, lol seriously LOVED it as always. You tell it how it is and I totally respect. that. Thanks Rose.

Em said...

Dottie got better hahaha I told him no more cooking just order out n omg sooo good I LOVE afghan food n he got all my favorite stuff but only thing is that he won't let me move n I'm so bored inside I had to sneak out like 5 this morning just to walk my dog lol got caught too! he's like I can carry u if u wanna go out lol he's so ridiculous but I'm starting to think its not a bad idea hahaha
Dreamer ur adorable n I'm happy u had a good night w good food :) love it! okay guys hope ur all okay n have a good weekend be happy bye

Dottie said...

TGIF Roseland!

DK, Thank you for the song dedication. You are a sweetheart.

Em, I'm happy that you have someone who takes such good care of you. He sounds like a keeper!

Hello to all my buds. Have a great week end!!!

Em said...

He's n annoying keeper hahaha jk I know he's just following what the doc said but god not so serious lol have fun Dottie

Leni said...

Em - your guy sounds really sweet :)
I hope that your foot heals quickly!

Have a great weekend everybody :)

Melinda said...

Hi all and happy Friday. This week has flown by.

Ali Mac- I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacay with safe travels back to N.I.

DK- Thanks for all the patriotic tunes. How are the wedding plans going by the way?

Anyone follow Sydney on twitter? I know she's in Colorado and was wondering how she is with the wild fires.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! TTFN.

Litmom said...

Happy Friday, Roseland! Happy Weekend!

Em - hope your foot is better. Take care of it - keep it clean, stay off of it, and let that BF spoil you (even if he is annoying!).

DK - great nostalgic music, both patriotic and sweet. Thanks!

Saw Magic Mike today...meh. Think I'll go see Katy Perry on Sunday afternoon. Saw a preview for a Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones/Steve Carrell film that looks cute. No Gatsby preview today, though - bummer. The previews are my favorite!

Love to all of you!

Oneheart said...

Litmom my sister and I went and seen Magic Mike last weekend and wow those guys can move. LOL We only had about six guys in the audience..definitely a chick flick. Channing use to be a male stripper as I'm sure you know, and from his moves in this movie I bet he was a good one. LOL A great girls night out movie.

DK thanks for sharing your memories of your metal flower...a girl as sweet as you deserves flowers in every way they are created. You and Dottie made me tear up with your flower stories and your moms...It made me think of my mom...wow when they are gone you sure do miss them. She loved flowers and especially African Violets. Not that I needed anything to make me think of my mom but thanks for reminding me of her love for Violets...such nice memories.

Em I'm new here and haven't talked to you but I hope your foot gets better soon. I'm sure you don't let nothing keep her down for long. Love your stories you share with everyone. You put a smile on my face. I bet you are fun to hang out with.

Hi to Rhonda and Super and all the rest of you ladies...I sure am glad it's the weekend. The patients at work this week were kind of grouchy for lack of a better word...almost like it was a full moon. However alot of them have been without electricity since last Friday due to the big storm, I guess that would make anyone irritable. LOL

Oneheart said...

Litmom I also went and seen Tyler Perry's new movie Witness Protection...Madea is as funny as ever...Every time I see Madea it reminds me of a lady I use to work with...no one messed with her either. LOL

Katy's new movie looks like it would be upbeat and fun. I love her music. I agree with you I think Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in Hope Springs also looks like it would be good. Especially for those of us who are starting to have a little age on us. LOL Did I say that? LMAO Also anytime Steve Carell's in a movie it is usually going to be funny, can you imagine him as their counselor.

DreamerKind said...

Happy Saturday!

Thanks everyone for your generous remarks.

The wedding has been set back to the end of June 2013 but the reception venue is booked. Onward, to gown shopping!

Having a quiet day and soon off to the land of dreamers. Stay as cool as you can.

Rose, hope you're relaxing lakeside. Regards to Smitty, Gruff, Syd & Lady, and all Roselanders, Lurkers, Newbies.

Rhonda said...

Morning all...

Em- awww, I'm sorry about your foot. I hope it heals quickly. I'm glad you enjoyed the party, though. I was cracking up at all the "fru fru" talk ;)

Dottie- like 1999, huh? LOL :D

Have a great weekend everyone. Lots of love :)

Rhonda said...

I forgot...

Litmom & Oneheart- I saw Magic Mike with a group of friends last week. As you know, the story is very weak, but going with a bunch of friends after dinner and happy hour....hilarious!

Super RN Gas Passer said...


Good Morning!!!!! I have been off since yesterday and hope to not be engaged in anything too strenuous until Monday. Hubs band played last night. ..91 degrees at 9 pm...High yesterday was 104! I saw your post from the other day...glad you enjoyed it!


You are so close to me I could almost throw a rock from my house to yours...lol...same with Melinda...who HAS A BIRTHDAY soon if not already..and of course Liz in NC and Rhonda.


I have been missing Sydney and I hope she is well and the fire far away from her area


Our paths will cross again...now doubt and it will be exceptional as always!


Litmom said...

Good Saturday Morning, Roseland!

Oneheart & Rhonda - the theatre was about half full: nearly ALL women (2 men). It would be accurate to say that we were definitely having a good time! And Channing's backside was absolutely a nice sight.

Oneheart, in the preview for Hope Springs- when they mention their age - I thought "What??? That's MY age! I look/act WAY younger then that! (In my mind, maybe...)

Flower talk - my mom's favorites were Irises & Canna lilies. And she loved Spirea. She carried Spirea branches when she got married. I had Tiger Lilies and my daughter had Hydrangeas & Peonies.

DK - I look forward to your tales of dress shopping!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Litmom said...

Hey Super - sounds like the Southern quadrant rules, huh? :-)

Em said...

thank u guys its really not that bad anymore like doesn't hurt much just lol I'm following the guards orders hahaha no but he's being really sweet n not so annoying lol hope u all have fun n stay cool cause all ur comments wow crazy hot for everyone!
Oneheart hii I like going out n having fun w my friends but lol he's usually more mellow just chill so we stay in alot lol I'm engaged to n old man hahaha okay just have fun n stay happy bye

Dottie said...

SUPER-Enjoy your off time. How is that grand boy? Growing bigger and smarter everyday I'm sure! By the way, *whispers* MELINDA's birthday was the 5th. Shhh! ;)

Speaking of throwing rocks at neighbors, RHONDA is my neighbor & I'm constantly throwing rocks at her but she never notices. haha!

Hello to everyone! If I start naming names I'll surely leave someone out, but you know who you are!


Dottie said...

Oops! EM, I didnt see you before I posted. Glad the foot is better and the "old man" is taking good care of you. ;) Take care, sweetie!

Em said...

lol Dottie u have no idea he likes to have movie nights lol but omg even the dog gets bored lol I was making fun of him n told him maybe we could have bingo Fridays next time hahaha okay gotta go later guys

Oneheart said...
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Oneheart said...

Oneheart said...
Super it's a small world and when you are from the South with our southern hospitality it gets even smaller. LOL I love the Carolinas...Myrtle Beach is one of my favorite vacation spots. We are planning on going in September..can't wait!!! I've always said my idea home would have the ocean at my back door and my front door looking out on the beautiful mountains. A girl can dream. LOL

Em glad you're better...Well your old man as you described him must be a special guy if you have decided to spend your life with him. As long as a person has a twinkle in their wrinkle age doesn't matter.

Rhonda yes the storyline in Magic Mike was weak...and it seemed it ended abruptly. I agree spending time with friends and my time with my sister was the best. Funny how at a movie like Magic Mike all the ladies in the movie theater were bestest friends, at least we were. LOL

Hope everyone has a super weekend filled with lots of fun, laughter, and most of all love.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

LITMOM. The Northeast Chapter of ROSELAND may disagree!!!! But they were very kind and decided to spread their area of affluence to include those of us way down here!!!! Hahaha

DOTTIE. NOOOOO...ugh...I missed Melinda's birthday. Grandson is a cutie, walking, climbing and pulling everything out of my kitchen cabinets!!!!


Hubs and I were just talking about going to Myrtle Beach and I said lets go in September. It's too hot and crowded right now...I love to go there

I'm sitting here procrastinating....need to run some errands and not looking forward to the 98 degree heat but heck...last week it was 108.... Trying to convince myself we are having a cold snap!!!

TTYL All....


Oneheart said...

Super...September is one of the best times to go to Myrtle, isn't it?..Not as crowded and still warm enough to get a tan. I live about five hours from there so it's not that long of a trip.

It's hot here today too..wow the storms we have been getting this week have been strong. Nothing like the one they got in Smoky Mts. Thursday..I have a friend who was there and he got caught out in Cades Cove. He said trees started falling all around them. One fell on top of a corvette. He said he drove down into one of the fields to get away from the tree lined loop that runs through the cove. Everyone else followed him. He said it happened around 5 p.m. and they finally got out of the cove at around Midnight. Gatlinburg got hit with the storm as well.

Leni said...

Melinda - Happy Belated Birthday! <3

It's so hot here!

Wishing you all a great day :)

Oneheart said...

Melinda I haven't talked to you yet but I'll join in with everyone else wishing you a Happy Birthday. Looking forward to talking with you.

Em said...

lol he's not old he just is so serious w everything but he's a nice guy n puts up w alot that's for sure lol but now we r w friends n sucks I can't get in the pool but I got a nice playlist n they keep bringing the food n blue moons so not bad n the view lol he's looking all kinda yummy w a tan hahaha okay guys be happy bye

Super RN Gas Passer said...


I agree with the September thing and gosh...I didn't know about the storms in the Smokies were that bad...scary stuff...and you just never know when you might get caught up in something like that. It seems like the weather forecasting is accurate but up to a certain point there is a lot that can change very quickly.


LOL. You are a good sport. you roll with the flow...very flexible!


Good to know we are not suffering alone. Lol Be safe and cool over there!

Oneheart said...

LOL Em my face is red...Please forgive me. I am new here. I thought you meant he was old as in age...Well he definitely doesn't have to worry about a twinkle in his wrinkle then. Be patient with me and I will eventually get on the same page as everyone else. LMAO You keep me laughing Em because I love to laugh even if it is at myself. LOL

Leni said...

Super - It's 9:34PM here and it's still so hot LOL

Hi Em & Oneheart :)

Melinda said...

Thanks everyone for the belated b-day wishes!

Oneheart- Welcome to this little haven on the internet. I've enjoyed your comments. I love Cades Cove. Haven't been there in forever. I'm a city girl at heart but there is something so peaceful about the mountains.

Em- You make me laugh with your views on life. Enjoy the yummy view and those blue moons.

DK- Dress shopping sounds like fun! Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on what you find.

Since y'all were talking movies I have to add that I saw "Rock of Ages" and thought it was great. Pleasantly surprised at how good Tom Cruise was singing-wise. If you like 80's music it's worth a viewing. Next on my list is Moonrise Kingdom. I love quirky so it looks interesting.

ali mac said...

Hi Melinda, Happy belated Birthday to you!! I hope it was a good one :) xx

ali mac said...

Oneheart welcome to Roseland xo

Oneheart said...

Hi Leni, Melinda and Ali Mac thanks for making me feel welcomed. I have found during my journey through the fandom that there are truly some wonderful people and you ladies here are among the nice ones. Bear with me as I get to know each of you. I'm not afraid to say I'm sorry or laugh at myself so if I say anything that is wrong please call me out on it. You will find that I am a people person and I seldom meet a stranger, I hope I don't come across as being forward.

Oneheart said...

Melinda I haven't seen Rock of Ages yet but I would love to. I love 80's music and wow we had some big hair back then. LOL When I see the previews of that movie with Alec Baldwin it cracks me up. So funny!!

Has anyone seen Abe Lincoln the Vampire Hunter? My husband refuses to go see it...he loves History and I think he must think it is sacrilegious to go...Just kidding, well maybe not. LMAO

He loved Snow White and The Huntsman. We went and seen it several times together and we would like to go again before it leaves the theater here. He's so funny, he doesn't mind doing a remake of Snow White but don't mess with Abe. LOL

Leni said...

Oneheart - I haven't seen Vampire Hunter, but I think I'm going to see Rock of Ages.
My bf also loved SWATH.. I went with him to see it for the first time and when I went with my best friend to see it for the second time, he asked if he can come along too LOL

Oneheart said...

Leni I think it was a guy movie too..the times we went there were just as many guys as women. I know lots of couples like us who have went more than several times to see it. I know it is listed on my husbands list of must have movies when it comes out on DVD.

Leni said...

Yes definitely - everytime that I went to see it, there were just as many guys as there were women :)

Em said...

Oneheart hahaha don't worry about I'm glad ur here n everyone just is really nice!
Mel lololol view just keeps getting yummier n yummier hahaha cant wait to get home lol omg i should stop but I followed u on the other place idk if u saw it but hope u had a happy birthday
Hii Leni n super n everyone else hope ur all having a good weekend

Rhonda said...

Super- I have really felt for you during this heat wave. It's been really hot here, but nothing like you've had to endure....plus you have that awful humidity :(

Oneheart & Melinda- I love Cades Cove, it's right in my back door :)

Em- your bf sounds really sweet. I think you've got a keeper :)

Hi Leni, Dottie, Ali and anyone else who's popped in today. I hope you all are having a good weekend...

Oneheart said...

Rhonda you are so lucky to live so close to Cades Cove. I live 2 1/2 hours from Pigeon Forge, it makes it easy to take quick day trips or weekend trips there frequently. I never get tired of the mountains...funny since I live near the Blue Ridge Parkway and am nestled in the middle of the mountains. LOL

I was just telling my husband yesterday that we were going to have to head that way soon. We went in May but that's way too long. LOL

I've been wanting to go in the Titantic Museum in Pigeon Forge have you been there? You know what our favorite thing to do in Pigeon Forge is...don't laugh!!! The Comedy Barn. LOL

DreamerKind said...

It's so nice to read all about the different posters here, where they live, and what's going on in their lives!

"Engaged"? Congratulations!

@Litmom & Oneheart
You liven it up around here.

Happy belated birthday, luv.

May be back later..

Oneheart said...

LOL DK I am glad I can liven something up because with the heat and temperatures around a 100 or more I feel the life has been sucked right out of me. LMAO

Oneheart said...

Getting a little late here I think I will call it a night. Sweet dreams Roseland.

Em said...

dreamer lol that totally slipped hahaha I had to go back n read where u saw that lol but yea we got engaged last year :) I think ur sleeping now lol we just got home n he's tired n I'm not cause all I did was sit w my foot up lol but I gotta go anyway u know how it goes hope ur okay n have sweet dreams bye

DreamerKind said...

I don't see you lacking anything, before, during or after, whatever life brings to you. Rave on!

Been reading all about healthcare reform for the US, for several hours, so maybe the heat has rattled my brains more than before. Can't be sure.

Going swimming later this afternoon, and then out to eat, since it's Sunday, and doing so, sounds like Sunday doings to me.

Blessings for all, awake or asleep.

katy said...

Goodmorning everyone,

Melinda, Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope you had a great day. :)

Happy Sunday to all!

Birdie said...

Hi everyone. Thought I would let you that the heat finally broke here yesterday. Hope it does the same for all of you suffering this sweltering weather!
Aren't you glad you have that pool. Tackling healthcare reform? If you figure it out, please enlighten me. So confusing.
Congratulations on the engagement. Lucky girl to have found the one!
I will bet this has been a perfect time to be on the lake.
Smitty, Gruff and Syd,
I hope all is right in your world.
Have a great day Roseland!

Birdie said...

Oops, "let you know"

Rhonda said...

Morning all,

Oneheart- yes, I've been to the Titantic Museum, but not the Comedy Barn. No worries, I won't laugh at you for going there...it's very popular with tourist. I guess because I live so close, I try and avoid that stuff (and the traffic) as much as possible ;)

Hugs to all the regs. Hope you all have a great Sunday...

angelica1 said...

Hi Everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend.

Super - I hope you get some respite from the heat soon

Em - Congrats on your engagement and I hope your foot gets better quickly!

Melinda - Happy belated birthday :)

Dottie said...

Happy Sunday everyone!

Em, Congrats on your engagement!

Litmom said...

Hey Roseland! Happy Sunday!

I hope to goodness this posts. Computer troubles have hit our Casablanca - BOTH my work laptop AND our brand new PC crashed in the past 2 days, so I'm down to my phone & Kindle. Grrrr.

Rhonda and Oneheart - I have never been to Pigeon Forge or Cades Cove, can you believe? And neither is that far from me. Maybe a Fall weekend trip is in order.

DK - glad you think we're lively!
Em - Congrats. If you need any help planning a wedding - been there! I'm sure we gave a few experts around here!

Hope things are swell (and not sweltering) for all - including Rose on vacay, Smitty, Gruff, Syd, & that lovely lady!

Leni said...

Em - Congrats on your engagement!
How is your foot?

Have a great day everybody :)

Em said...

thank u guys :)
Litmom lol I have the wedding squad ready hahaha it's scary the things they come up w n do like in seconds lol I'm not into big things n idk my idea just was family n stuff but for them small was 200 ppl so idk lol kinda freaks me out sometimes but he's good n has patiencen hahaha my mom she knows when like just tells everyone to back off some so it's cool I get ppl get excited n stuff but lol just a little too much! okay guys gotta go we r going to a baseball game lol idk much but he LOVES it so I'm down but I hope ur all good n having a nice weekend I'm gonna be busy this whole week n going away so won't be around but be happy bye

Em said...

Leniii didn't see u before but thanks n my foot is better not much pain n just waiting for the stitches to come off depends but doc said prob a week :) have a happy Sunday

angelica1 said...

Em - I know everyone gets excited but it's your wedding and it has to be what the two of you want. Don't be railroaded :)

Dottie said...

I was already a little sappy from all the engagement talk in Roseland and then someone sends me this...


I need a tissue!!! Wah!!!

Em said...

Angelica I won't lol he's got my back too :) lol Dottie omg ur a sap but so cute! okay guys this things about to start bye

Hope said...

CONGRATS to TOM & Sienna on the birth of their baby!!

EM...Congrats to you on your engagement!
Wishing you every happiness.

Melinda...Happy Belated Birthday!

Hi Everyone

Leni said...

Congrats to Tom and Sienna <3

katy said...

Congrats to Tom and Sienna on their Baby!!!! :)

Litmom said...

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom & Sienna on the birth of their little one! Lots of proud aunties (& uncles) around here!

Em - angelica is right. Accept help, but stand firm! It's YOUR big day!

ali mac said...

Em Big congrats on your engagement!!such an exciting time ;)

Stick to your guns and do it the way you both want to..

DreamerKind said...

What a great day with news of a sweet baby (congrats Tom & Sienna), and an engagement in Roseland (go, Em)!

You'll hear all about my shopping escapades.

Checked out HCR for it's fascinating to me, and I need the brain puzzles! Will be treading water and dogpaddling very soon now.

DreamerKind said...

Hi, Doll! Have fun today!

Pure grace under pressure and true sportsmanship were evident in Andy Murray's performance and concession speech. Both players are winners!

DreamerKind said...

You, too! :)

DreamerKind said...

Dottie Shows Heart

Hold Me In Your Arms

The Black Keys:

I need you, need you by my side
Lonely evenings, eyes are open wide
Nothing you say
Could make me turn my back

Well I see you, and you see me too
Moon is rising
Night will be here soon

Follow me, and lay down in my room
Hold me, hold me in your arms
Well now heal me

Heal me with your touch
Your touch keeps me
Hangin' on

Thank you/norbiu

Oneheart said...

Hi everyone..Em congratulations on your engagement. Everyone is right it's your wedding day have it the way you vision it to be.

Congratulations to Tom and Sienna we all have been waiting for this day. So happy for them.

Dottie you little sap you are worse than me. Make a grown girl cry.

Litmom I hope you get your computers fixed sooner than later. I depend on you girlfriend to share things with over at Pinterest. LOL

DK we need some celebration songs....Get the party started...Oh where are my manners..Please.

Oneheart said...

Litmom you are quite the wedding planner and party thrower..I think you really should consider going into that line of work when you retire from teaching, or perhaps do it on the side. You are too good of a teacher to retire. The school systems are lucky when they get teachers like you. Those of us who know you are blessed when we have you as a friend as well. Ah shucks I'm getting all mushy. LOL

meadowgirl25 said...

Dottie LMAO you have drew me out of lurkdom with that post....you are really feeling the power of love tonight. Like Oneheart said you'd make a grown girl cry with that photo...I think I need to post the link to this pic that will make you smile rather than want to cry, brings back some good memories of Dottie Jr. LOL

Em I love reading your post and just want to say even though I haven't talked to you congratulations and hope your wedding is all you ever dreamed of.

Congratulations to Tom and Sienna on the arrival of their baby. I'm sure it is going to be spoiled rotten and loved very very much.

Hi to everyone here at Roseland...You may not know me but I feel like I know all of you.


Litmom said...

Good evening-
Ha ha, oneheart - doing the beet I can with limited tech! So frustrating!

Yeah, DK! Some "baby songs"? I know you've got some in your repertoire!

Litmom said...

Hey meadowgirl! Glad you posted! And tusks for the pic :-)!

Yeah, Dottie got us all teary with that post. That kind of weekend, I guess.

Litmom said...

I hate auto- correct. THANKS - not TUSK. Geez......

DreamerKind said...

To Mum Sienna & Da Tom

For Baby

John Denver:

I'll walk in the rain by your side,
I'll cling to the warmth
Of your tiny hand.

I'll do anything
To help you understand,
I'll love you more
Than anybody can.

And the wind will whisper
Your name to me,
Little birds will sing
Along in time,

The leaves will bow down
When you walk by,
And morning bells
Will chime.

I'll be there
When you're feeling down,
To kiss away the tears
If you cry.

I'll share with you
All the happiness I've found,
A reflection of the love
In your eyes.

And I'll sing you
The songs of the rainbow,
Whisper of the joy
That is mine.

The leaves will bow down
When you walk by,
Morning bells will chime.

Thank you/darink198

Litmom said...

Posted a welcome to meadow and it disappeared! That's where the TUSK came from. I just need to quit while I'm ahead...

Anyway- Glad you're here & THANKS for the pic!

Groovie said...

Big hello and shout out to all the regs! :)
And Rose, hope you enjoyed your time away from it all over the holiday week.

Also see we have some new posters blowing up the comments section lol

Em- Engaged huh? Congrats to u girl!

I hope Tom, Sienna and baby are doing well and that they are healthy and happy!

This weekend was far too short and busy! I saw Joan Jett on Friday, worked on Saturday and also got a new car. I'm going to spend the rest of the night being lazy; hope u are all well!

Oneheart said...

Hi Meadow welcome... I'm glad you stopped by now I'm not the newbie anymore. LOL That pic always reminds me of Dottie and fun times. Thanks for the memories. LOL

Hi Groovie...Now I really feel like I talk too much. DK and Dottie can vouch that I'm talkative. LOL Looking forward to talking to you.

Wow a new car and Joan Jett in one weekend...doesn't get any better than that. I love the smell of a new car. Nothing like it.

Litmom I have this thing about words not spelled right and I think you do too. I deleted a comment yesterday because of one mispelled word, I am going to have to do better and just let it slide..I don't think the world will come to an end if I mispell one word occasionally or maybe two. Darn OCD....LOL

DreamerKind said...


Natalie Merchant:

Doctors have come
From distant cities
Just to see me

Stand over my bed
What they're seeing

They say I must be one
Of the wonders
Of god's own creation
And as far as they can
See they can offer
No explanation

Newspapers ask intimate questions
Want confessions
They reach into my head
To steal the glory of my story

They say I must be
One of the wonders
Of god's own creation
And as far as they can see
They can offer
No explanation

O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able

Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience
And with faith
She'll make her way

People see me
I'm a challenge to your balance
I'm over your heads
How I confound you and astound you

To know I must be one of the wonders
Of god's own creation
And as far as you can see
You can offer me
No explanation

O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as she came to my mother

Know this child will not suffer
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience
And with faith
She'll make her way

Thank you/NatalieMerchantVideo

DreamerKind said...


@Litmom & Oneheart
Be yourselves, spelling mistakes and all. We will get your point and say yea or nay, either way, or just play and have fun along with you, any way. <33

Lucky for you two that I returned from swimming, sunning, dining and wining, in time to meet your song demands!

For I am celebrating this day, my way, not the shy way!

DreamerKind said...

Yeah, these newbies are all charged up and we can feel their energy!

How was the Joan Jett concert?

Can't beat a new car for feeling good about your dollar power. At least, once in a lifetime, a brand spanking, new car is called for!

DreamerKind said...

Thank You

Alanis Morissette:

How 'bout getting off
These antibiotics
How 'bout stopping eating
When I'm full up
How 'bout them transparent
Dangling carrots
How 'bout that ever elusive kudos

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you
Thank you silence

How 'bout me not
Blaming you for everything
How 'bout me enjoying the moment For once

How 'bout how good it feels
To finally forgive you
How 'bout taking you
Upon your support

The moment I let go of i
Was the moment
I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it
Was the moment I touched down

How 'bout professing
Just how much you love me
How 'bout taking him up
On a back-massage

How 'bout unabashedly
Bawling your eyes out
How 'bout grieving it all
One at a time

How 'bout no longer
Being masochistic
How 'bout remembering your divinity

How 'bout reflecting each other
In our last splendor
How 'bout not equating death
With stopping

Thank you India
Thank you clarity
Thank you disillusionment

Thank you nothingness
Thank you consequence
Thank you
Thank you silence

Thank you/AlanisMorissette

DreamerKind said...

Watermelon, chocolate chip cookies, root beer float or cherry pie? Decisions, decisions!

DreamerKind said...

Or blueberries, blackberries, popcorn, and some, maybe none, certainly not all?

meadowgirl25 said...

Thanks for the welcome! I feel like I've already been here before because a while ago I saw some of my recipes here. LOL Very flattering. :)

DreamerKind said...

Yes, you had advance PR with the recipes that were posted here (by me?) and they must have been exceptionally delicious sounding. Summit couldn't have done a better job, lol.

DreamerKind said...

Make It Today

Giles, Giles & Fripp (1968):

Count the sand within the glass
You watch the grains of time
Slip past
A million written words
Don't help your peace

You're not the first
You're not the last
You're just an actor in the cast
From one to maybe
Half a hundred years

What do you hear
When the words are not clear
Blow your own way
And you'll hear what I say
Make it today

Superficial games you play
To seek sensations everyway
And in the maze
You're running round and round

If you look with open eyes
You'll see the truth
You'll know the lies
So climb the skies
To where the rainbow's found

What do you hear
When the words are not clear
Blow your own way
And you'll hear what I say
Make it today

Free yourself and you will find
There's peace of heart
And peace of mind
Both on the narrow stony road
You run

You will see that black is white
And nothing's wrong
That is not right
And love is everything
Beneath the sun

Thank you/betolagua

DreamerKind said...

Perhaps a sweet baby girl, and a good night's sleep will change the world.

Birdie said...

Good morning,Roseland!

So happy for Tom, Sienna, and baby! Nothing like that explosive feeling of love with the birth of a child.

Welcome to you new ladies, the more the merrier!

Have a lovely day all.

Oneheart said...

Good morning Roseland. Birdie thanks for the welcome. I feel like I know all of you from all the time I have spent lurking. Nothing but good thoughts about all of you.

DK I'm liking this hat. Girl you sure have style and good taste. Both in your hat selections and your music.

Meadow I've tried all of your recipes you are quite the cook. Looking forward to more of them. How's things in Twilight country..is it still hot there? It's suspose to be cooler here today. At 5:00 a.m. it was 79 degrees so yes it is definitely cooler. LOL

Time to get ready to leave for work. Monday always makes me think of this quote...LOL

“Why is Monday so far from Friday but Friday so close to Monday?” LOL

Enjoy your day and remember to laugh...I plan to.

Leni said...

Dottie - I just looked at that pic and you made me so sappy :''')

DK - I like the new hat pic! Your music and your comments always put me in a good mood - so thanks <3

Have a great day everybody :)

Em said...

u guys wow thank u so much it's crazy cause we been engaged for a year n I know I didn't say anything here but this time just kinda came out n dreamer lol shes fast n caught it! hope u guys have a great week n time just flies so oneheart lol dont worry Friday will get here soon :) Im already working n kinda sucks that I can't be so involved cause my foot I have to take breaks n especially what we r doing today kinda my baby so I wanna do it all hahaha but can't push it lol my mom sends me these txts every morning like little notes n today's just was BREATHE lol she knows me n I'm trying but stay happy guys bye

Annie said...

Good morning all!

Finally a cooler day around here ....It was brutal here weather wise, as it was in many parts of the country.

Congratulations to Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller on the birth of their baby and that all we know so far is that the little one is here.

Melinda: Happy belated birthday . I remember quite a few of us here have July as our birthday month.

Oneheart: I join everyone else in saying welcome to Roseland.

Hi to all and I hope it's a good Monday for everyone. Cheers!

Annie said...

Oops! Forgot.
Em: Congratulations on your engagement! :)

Litmom said...

Good morning, Roseland! Happy Monday!

Yes, meadow - Your cooking expertise has preceded you here! But I'm sure you'll soon be known for more!

Oneheart- hang in there at work today. You, too Em! Keep that foot up!

Annie- glad it's cooler for you and some others today. Hope it lasts; I'm sick of staying inside, but I melt when I venture out. Grits won' t even go out!

DK- thanks for the tunes!

I heard Tom & Sienna had a girl? Nothin' sweeter! If that's true, she'll have her daddy wrapped around her little finger in no time!

Oneheart said...

Annie thanks for welcoming me to Roseland. It's always a little scarey posting someplace because you don't want to feel like you are intruding. So far none of you have made me feel that way. I want you to know how much I appreciate that.