On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Friday, February 9, 2018

My Funny Valentine

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: My Funny Valentine (1991)

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

1) In this song, Ms. Kitt sings that her lover is her favorite work of art. Tell us about a piece of artwork you can see from where you're sitting now. (Yes, that crayon drawing created by your 5-year-old nephew counts.)

This is an 8 x 10 print I received from an online Bible study that I do from time to time called SheReadsTruth.com. This is one of my favorite scriptures, so I framed it and set it directly across from where my favorite chair is.

2) She asks him to not change his hair. When will you next find yourself in the stylist's chair?

Sometime in the next two weeks.

3) Ms. Kitt always wanted to be a performer and attended the New York School of Performing Arts (aka the "Fame" school). Think back to your high school self. In what ways would you be surprised by how your life turned out?

It would have surprised me that I would move to another state when I married and further to see that my first husband would pass at a young age and I would remarry again to someone with two young kids. It also would have surprised me to see that I worked for 45 years since I was expecting to work only until I married and then stay home with kids. That didn't happen. Many, many other surprises in life, too numerous to mention here. My life has been a wonderful life! 

4) Ms. Kitt took over the role of Catwoman on TV's Batman. Name another Batman villain.

The Riddler, played by Frank Gorshin. (I had to look that up.)

5) Ms. Kitt enjoyed tremendous success performing in Parisian nightclubs. Have you ever been to Paris?

Yes. We visited Paris sometime around 2001.

At the Eiffel Tower

This is the last Saturday 9 before Valentine's Day and so this morning we shall focus on the upcoming holiday.

6) The holiday is also known as The Feast of St. Valentine. Do you have a special meal planned for next Wednesday?

No. It will be one of the Hello Fresh selections delivered for that week.

7) The phrase "wear your heart on your sleeve" began in medieval times. On Valentine's Day, men would celebrate the holiday by displaying their lady love's name on their sleeves. If you were going to adopt this custom, whose name would you wear?

This fun guy!

8) Women buy and send more Valentines than men do. What's the last greeting card you received?

I received a Thinking of You card this very day (Friday) from my sister.

9) Men buy and send more roses at Valentine's Day than women do. What's your favorite flower?

It's a toss up between roses and peonies.

Good times with my Valentine!


NanaDiana said...

It is always fun to come here and read your answers. My life, too, is nothing like I expected--and that is okay.

I am right there with you---roses and peonies!! The peonies always remind me off overdressed blousy church ladies.

Have a great weekend with your sweetie! xo Diana

Stacy said...

What a pretty print and what a great truth to hold onto.

Love the way you view your life!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Gal Herself said...

Jealous of that photo of your at the Eiffel Tower. When I was there -- probably the only time I'll ever be there! -- it was closed! Really. For repairs. Oh, well. It's not like seeing the Mona Lisa is chopped liver. ;)

Kwizgiver said...

Peonies are my favorite, too.

I am Harriet said...

Isn't it funny how life leads us down a path that we never imagined? Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

Terri D said...

I enjoyed this Saturday 9! That question #3 is a good one! Not something I've given any thought to until this meme. I doubt that anyone's life has turned out like their 16-year old self thought it would. Ha!

CountryDew said...

I would like to return to Paris as an adult. I was a teenager when I went; I am not sure one appreciates certain things at that age.

Toni said...

I always loved that song by Frank Sinatra. When I think of Eartha Kitt, I think of her singing Santa Baby. LOL! The flower photos are wonderful! Never had the chance to go to Paris but have been to Italy and stopped over in Ireland another beautiful country. Have a blessed day ahead my friend.

Lea said...

I love memes as well and this looks like it would be fun. Will you post the questions before Sat? Just wondering about the details. Happy Valentine's week!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, can you grow peonies in Texas? We can't grow them in Florida, and I love them!!! But I probably still love roses better, since they can bloom more often. Loved your answers...Happy Valentine's Day this week!! Yes, life is much different probably for most of than what we thought when we were teens. But that's a good thing. I really didn't have a lot of "vision" then...I'm glad God took charge and led me in the right way!!

Dianna said...

I enjoyed reading about your Valentine today, Connie. I especially loved all of the pictures. When I saw the picture of the peony I inhaled as if I could smell it. Oh...before too many more months I will be able to do that. An early Happy Valentine's Day to you.