February Fling – 2019

No, I’m not having an affair.  According to the dictionary, one of the definitions of the word fling when used as a noun is:

A short period of unrestrained pursuit of one’s wishes or desires.

February is the shortest month so I figured that I could pursue my wishes and desires this month unrestrained.  (Well, as unrestrained as this introvert can get).

Used as a verb it means to throw, cast or hurl with violence.  I’m not really a violent person but I can fling these blog posts out there can’t I?

We’ll start with this:  Can you spot the differences?

Aside from me being in my craft room in the first one and in an office in the second of course.

How about here?

Yep! That’s the concrete foundation.  Shed coming next week.  It’s a process, but it’s started!

As you do sometimes, I stumbled upon another challenge for the month of February.  This one is from Bee Writes and I found her through some comments on Linda’s last #JusJoJan post.  The challenge is called “Love Is In Da Blog” and it looks like it is another musical one, which is fine by me.

Today’s prompt is “My favorite love song.”  This is a hard one because there are a lot of love songs I like, but I think my all time favorite is “Faithfully” by Journey.

Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go ’round and ’round
You’re on my mind
Restless hearts
Sleep alone tonight
Sendin’ all my love
Along the wire
They say that the road
Ain’t no place to start a family
Right down the line
It’s been you and me
And lovin’ a music man
Ain’t always what it’s s’posed to be
Oh girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours
Circus life
Under the big top world
We all need the clowns
To make us smile
Through space and time
Always another show
Then everything
Wondering where I am
Lost without you
And being apart ain’t easy
On this love affair
Two strangers learn
To fall in love again
I get the joy
Of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours
Faithfully, I’m still yours
I’m forever yours, ever yours, faithfully
Songwriters: Steve Perry / Jonathan Cain
Faithfully lyrics Ā© Twist And Shout Music, Love Batch Music, Martin Page Music, Emi Music Publishing France, EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD, WIXEN MUSIC PUBLISHING OBO TWIST & SHOUT MUSIC, SHEPPY MUSIC

Of course, the story is that Jonathan Cain wrote this song for his wife and shortly thereafter they split up and we all know what happened to Steve Perry and Sherry but something about the song still gets to me.  There was a time in our young married life when my husband worked graveyard and I worked regular hours so we did go through some periods where we didn’t see each other.  Lately, since he is retired and I work from home we’re together 24/7 but being faithful to each other has always been very important.  In my mind it even has to do with being faithful to each other, not just because of distance away but also in the way we have changed over the past 34 years.  We are coming up on our 35th anniversary and I still feel toward him the same way I felt when we were first together, yet in some ways we are rediscovering each other now that the kids are grown and our lifestyle is changing. 

So, there’s the First Fling of February.  Hope it didn’t hurt.  Play along with the #Loveisindablog too! 

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-fling-2019.html

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10 Responses to February Fling – 2019

  1. joey says:

    Not only are you too busy to have an affair, but you’re coming up on 35 years! Hurrah!

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  2. Shelley says:

    Aw, I love it – so exciting for you to see the concrete being poured, and that you and your hubby are on 35 years of LOVE! That song is one of my favorites too, great choice for the prompt! Happy February, Janet!

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  3. Bee Halton says:

    Hi Janet, lovely to have you with #LoveIsInDaBlog. I keep the blog challenge interesting and do different things every year. Last year it was an “ABC of Love” very much like “Just Jot It January” and this year I chose the musical topic. But feel free to “just” write about love if you feel like it šŸ™‹. I like Journey but I don’t think I’ve heard the song before. A lovely start to my morning. Have a great day šŸ

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