Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday 9 - Happy Easter

B J Thomas was one of my most favorite artist "back in the day."

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?  
Indeed I am, it's a beautiful morning after some not so beautiful and very wet and stormy days.  It's Easter weekend and celebrating the risen Savior is the giver of the greatest peace anyone can experience. 

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?
Just as I stated above, we have had some rainy dreary days lately but thankfully today is looking to be a beautiful day full of sunshine.  A perfect Easter weekend!  And, we will enjoy our family celebration today.

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)

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I would be inducted into the Queen of Organization.  I came into the world organized, it has always come natural to me.  Both of my parents were highly organized, so I saw it lived out before me my entire life.  It's as natural as breathing for me.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?
Well, it varies from time to time.  It's never the same song.  I generally listen to old hymns on my Alexa Echo every morning and sing along with almost every one of them.  It's a great start to my day!

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine? 

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My car radio stays on Channel 69, Escape, easy listening station.  It is not noisey and just a nice soothing music.  There's enough noise otherwise so I choose to listen to quieter music.
6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing?
I'm not really sure, I don't necessarily wear something new for Easter.  I stopped that years ago.  I'll decide what I am going to wear when I walk in my closet in the morning.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?

I love everything about spring, our yard is in full bloom, the days are longer and it is such a refreshing time of year.  I do love spring!!!!

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower?

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Well, I can't pick just one.  So, I'll say say I like most flowers and especially when they are mixed in a beautiful bouquet.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies?

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Give me plastic eggs filled with pennies because...............

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I cannot stand these little guys!  They are wayyyy too sugary!

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Alas! So far this morning, no one has shown Peeps any love!

  2. Such a lovely post this morning, Lea. Yes, you are a Springtime Gal for sure; as bright and cheery as the flowers. My #1 saved station is also 69, and I often have Hymns Radio playing on Alexa as well. Hope you and your family have a Blessed Easter. We are driving to Dallas after the music in the morning to be with our bunch there. It is also Christy’s birthday.

  3. Your garden is just lovely! If I was looking out the window at that every day I'd be looking forward to seeing it in full bloom, too. Enjoy your Easter with your family today.

  4. Queen of organization.. love that! Such a pretty yard you have! Have a great Easter weekend!

  5. Hello Lea, sharming post. I love this time of year. I have been working in the yard a little here and there. all flowers are beautiful, it's difficult to pick a favorite. Happy Easter.

  6. It seems like most of us feel the same way about the Peeps! You have a beautiful yard!! Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

  7. I love your beautiful yard and that is one of the things I’m looking forward to now that the chance of a freeze is over. Happy Easter to you and your family. I won’t be serving any of those nasty peeps here, for sure. Is that station a local one? I play Pandora when I’m in the car.

  8. I agree about the peeps! Way too sugary.
    Your yard looks beautiful. I have not decorated with flowers yet. I am looking forward to that. Loved your answers and have a wonderful Easter!

  9. I am one of those weirdos who loves peeps. My Daughter gave me a box for Easter and I have eaten about half of them:) I love flowers too, any and ALL of them. I try hard to be organized, notice I said TRY:) Enjoy your Easter Sunday dear friend, HUGS!

  10. Like you, I prefer to have softer music playing in the background as I go through my day. I can't concentrate well with too much noise or words, unless it's a song I really want to sing along with.


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