And here we are at the end of February, which the 29th is Leap Year Day! It seems like any other day to me, unless you were born on Feb. 29th. So, for those born on the day that comes around every four years, when do you celebrate your birthday? Do you celebrate on Feb. 28th or March 1? Or do you just skip your birthday and not get any older? That would be me!! 😵 I am not so sure that will work – what do you think?
Did you watch the Oscars last night? I am hearing pros and cons on what was said, what was done, what they were wearing, who was with who, and who won. I don’t have much of an opinion because I seldom watch movies, but I like to see who was the best and worst dressed on the red carpet. I read all about the hoopla the next day online – never a dull moment, and did you see Lady Gaga’s dress – beautiful! Does anyone have a favorite star that won an Oscar; or unfortunately didn’t win? Please let us have your comments as we would love to know.
Tomorrow is March 1, the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years). There are 305 days left in the year. Whew! I have a lot I want to accomplish in those 305 days so I better get busy. But for now, I am on break – 10 min on 50 min off is my standard, now that I am no longer a W2 taxpayer. 😖
Sipping coffee outside, with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, I can hear the birds, singing in acapella. Here is one of
definitions of Acappella – music that uses no instruments besides vocal ones. just voices harmonizing to create music. There are also differences of opinion in the spelling of the word. It is an interesting word and you may notice I like to use it in my poetry.
A Cappella, Acappella, Acapella, A Capella, Acapella or A Capela?
With spring ushering in nature’s sounds and aromatic scents, we can appreciate the melodic songs from birds. Perhaps, if there was any accompaniment, it would be the buzzing of bees and wind rustling in the trees. Oh, and we mustn’t forget the humming birds. They are so delicate and beautiful as they hover in mid-air.
Spring just puts me in an upswing and I love to get out and around and mingle. While I was visiting, I met seasonedsistah2 and what an inspiration she is. She is retired, however not a planned retirement. You know life’s hurdles can definitely be cumbersome, however, this delightful lady is meeting her challenges head on. Take some time to get to know her at seasonedsistah2.com/2014/04/07/retired-and-loving-every-moment/.
While I am in the groove with my inspirational friends, and there are many, I am also going to feature my LinkedIn friend, Donna-Louisa Eversley. You may recall her blog, https://amanpan.com/2016/02/14/for-the-broken-heart-there-is-love/, which I reblogged on my site. Her writings are lovely and you will find yourself lingering over every word that she has beautifully crafted. Stop by and visit donnaluisawordslayer.
Listen, can you hear
melodious sounds abound
Yes, my dear
vibrations from the ground
I discovered percussion
let there be no discussion
Bumble bees hide in trees
pitched beats in the leaves
Listen to their silence
their music kept at bay
they knew not to play
birds sing in acapella
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I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!
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