Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

The weather here in Northwest Arkansas has been cold then warm, wet, then dry, sunny then cloudy. Covid protocol still has limited seating at high school sporting events and several of our friends have tested positive, so we have stayed very close to home since Christmas. Soo….a lot of my photos may be coming from my phone. Since I am looking at upgrading my phone, I have copied all of the photos on my phone onto my computer. Now I am reviewing those images and choosing a few to share with you here on Aww Monday or possibly Wordless Wednesday.

The good news is, while you are reading this I will soon be getting my second Covid-19 vaccination, the Pfizer version. I am looking forward to feeling a little more at ease about being in public places were the crowds are a little larger.

Happy Socks – The Journey Continues

Some of you are aware of the story behind my “Happy Socks”. For those who want to read the entire story, you will have to scroll to my three posts in March of 2020. The short version is that in October 2019 I had surgery to remove a 30 lb. soft tissue cancerous tumor from my abdomen and in December of 2019 I began radiation treatment for prostrate cancer. I am now 16 months post surgery and 12 months post radiation. Last Monday I had my lab work done and a CT Scan. Both tests showed no presence of cancer!!! To God be the glory, great things He has done.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

So this week at 4M is free choice. As some of you know, I like most genres of music but I do have a bit of a soft spot for Country music and one of the most under appreciated artists of the 90’s country music scene was Dwight Yoakam. Like all artists, there is that period of working hard to get to the top of the charts, enjoying the brief success at the pinnacle of one’s career, and then fading back into the shadows. Some are fortunate enough to gain iconic status and their careers span decades, like George Strait, Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire. I don’t know if Dwight will ever be considered an icon by main stream country music fans but he has been putting out great music for over forty years. Personally, I consider him to be king of the broken heart, with songs like “It Only Hurts When I Cry”, Pocket of a Clown, and “Things Change.” He is also the king of Hillbilly Rock with tunes such as, “Guitars and Cadillacs” and “Honky Tonk Man”. So Today I am going to post a couple of his classics and a couple of his more recent efforts. Enjoy and have a blessed week.

28 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Good news that you are No Evidence of Cancer and that you weathered the first shot OK. There’s a lot of community spread where I live in New York State, too. My late best friend’s husband, who is a cancer survivor (2014) is battling it right now but, so far, it’s no worse than a bad cold with loss of smell and taste. I hope to get my vaccine week after next – we’ll see. There’s a local organization here called Sock Out Cancer that raises funds to pay living expenses of those fighting cancer by selling socks, so you are in good company. Of your four Dwight Yoakum songs, I enjoyed Feet of Clay the most. Interesting watching people age. He’s still good looking.

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  2. Gramma got her first COVID shot last week, we are thankful for that. It is so wonderful you are still cancer free! Keep sporting those happy socks. Mom loves that brand of socks and has several pairs just because they are so fun.

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  3. Miss Lucy is most adorable. She’s a princess too.

    I love your happy socks. You’ve earned them.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. 🙂

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  4. Indeed praise God for your cancer-free days! He always has a plan for us, doesn’t He? I’m glad to read you’ll be vaccinated for Covid. Do you know if this is supposed to be a life-time thing or will you need a booster down the road? Also, do you know why there are three different vaccines? I enjoyed this taste of country music this morning on the dance floor, my friend. Have a boogietastic week!

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    1. There are three different developers/manufacturers of vaccine, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. They are different but effective. Pfizer & Moderna require two shots while Johnson is a single dose. I have not heard if the vaccine is permanent or requires a booster.

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  5. You have definitely earned wearing your happy socks! So happy at the great news! Dwight Yoakam really is one of a kind – I do love his music. Thanks for bringing him back front and center again! 🙂

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