I lied, and BotB results.

Sorry I never made it back over here with a Music Monday post. More estate stuff cropped up the has me nearly crippled with anxiety and so frustrated I feel like I could snap at any moment and be Michael Douglas in Falling Down. But I do have the results from my first Battle of the Bands in five or so years!

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Hold on, Music Monday is coming.

But probably not till Tuesday. I went out of town to visit family over the weekend, and it took literally forever and a day to take care of everything I needed to do beforehand, and I STILL almost never made it out of my home to make the trip. Still really, annoyingly stopped up, and nothing was helping. So many annoying little things were not going right the first time, running smoothly once happening, and I forgot some important paperwork. I was on the verge of canceling my entire trip because getting going was just overwhelming.

But I’m glad I went, because it was a lovely trip and it’s important for me to be able to visit my family as often as I can.

I got home and both of my sites were gone. I took care of that. Now it’s midnight, and I am done just like this day. I can’t think. I’ll be back at work tomorrow, and hopefully my mind and attitude will be more settled.

Battle of the Bands for 01.15.2020

Hello, blog friends and BotB-ers! Some of you from the battles may remember me, and some may not - I most notably post covers every now and then that literally NO ONE likes. Seriously. Ask anyone. I've been absent from the Battles for a few years, but it's a new year, a new decade, and I am back and ready to rumble again! And I am apologizing in advance in the event that I submit anything that's been done during my sabbatical.

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The Twenties just roared in like…

wait...we are calling this new decade The Roaring Twenties, right? If so, I certainly approve. It's one of my favorite vintage eras for fashion, beauty, housewares, and architecture. It certainly ticks all the boxes, what with it's Dapper gentlemen (and high-stalin' gangsters!) in wingtip shoes, Flapper girls in their beaded dresses and turbans throwing back bathtub gin and dancing the night away, and ART DECO everything!

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Five For Friday for 12.27.2019

It's the end of the year and since there's a pretty good chance this post won't be seen, there is also a pretty good chance you'll find it regurgitated sometime in 2020. If you are here reading, though, I'll get right to it as I don't want to take up too much of your time. Here are five of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow (in no particular order):

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Music Monday for 12.23.2019

Here are a few Holiday tunes for our final Christmas Music Monday. I tried my best to pick versions that maybe everyone hasn't heard yet. I've included a few well-known songs as well as some originals. Hope you enjoy!

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Book Review – The Winter Sisters: A Novel, by Tim Westover

Right before Halloween, I picked a book up from Netgalley which I had hoped to have reviewed BY Halloween. Needless to say, that didn't happen. But I did finally finish The Winter Sisters: A Novel, by Tim Westover, and get it reviewed.

I was so excited about this novel, because as a weird southerner AND appreciator of superstition, folklore, herbalism, the supernatural, and history, it makes my heart happy to find books which appeal to many of my whims all at once.

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