BUT FIRST, a couple of things: I worked on this post a while in advance, and certainly don't want to come across as insensitive to the pain no doubt most of us are feeling for George Floyd and his loved ones (and countless others I can't even begin listing here). We are in some really scary, difficult times, and I'll be honest here: I just don't have the words right now. I only have my feelings, which I am trying to process. I honestly don't even know if I'll write about it. It's one of those things where everything else seems trivial, but again...I just don't have the words right now.
Folks, I was beginning to think my latest battle (between cover versions of The Cure’s “Love Song” by 311 and Corey Taylor) was going to be a shutout.
Hello, fellow BotB-ers. I apologize, once again for my absence in the battles. I was having a really tough go of things before the pandemic hit, then the pandemic hit and it was all well and truly more than I could handle. I took a month off from work, thinking that would give me the time and incentive to both take care of myself AND be more productive. And it did, and I was, but unfortunately the blog fell by the wayside while I tackled my home and indulged in way too much tv. It was what I needed at the time. I'm still not 100%, or maybe not even 90%, but I'm getting there.
Sorry for the short, sweet, day-late post announcing the winner from my March 1st battle, but there's still a lot of unexpected and time-consuming stuff going on here that I won't bore you with (until the post I make about it, if I get around to making one), but we do have a winner! This one wasn't as close as I figured it would be, though...
I know I haven't been around much lately and I am going to do my level best to get in here and update a bit more about what's going on in my world - mostly because I want to lighten my load just a little bit - but I am trying to figure out a way to do so that keeps my negativity out of the universe, because I certainly don't want or need anymore of it. Needless to say, February has been a doozy. Doozy is a funny word, and that's actually not even what I'd like to call it, but I'll just leave it at that.
First off, the BotB results should have been posted on the 8th, but I forgot that that fell on a Saturday that I was out of town. And is't really even somewhat of a miracle that this even got posted at all. I stepped into the shower at about 10pm, after my four hour trip home, and promptly managed to get some of the fancy tea tree oil shampoo my sweet Mama gifted me into my eyes. I spoke in tongues. I saw undiscovered colors. My eyes have never felt so fresh or clean! Unfortunately, it didn't clear up my vision. And the shower happened after Ari lost his mind after being let out of his kennel.
Look at this; I'm jumping back in with both feet, and on a week with a pre-determined theme at Monday's Music Moves Me.
The theme for this week comes to us from Robin at Songbird's Crazy World: "In honor of Valentine's Day, we will have love songs. Songs about falling in love, songs about being in love, songs about missing the one you love, even songs about losing love."
January is finally over.
Whew, what a long month. I mean, I'd seen all the memes and everyone talking about how long January was, but it seemed to be going by pretty fast for me. Then about the middle of the month, it all slowed down. Way, way down. It didn't help that I was sick for literally the first three weeks of the month. We also seemed to get all four seasons during this time as well. But now, it is February at last!
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!