This Is Me--2019 A to Z Theme

The Challenge of 2019 was the 10th! Since this was kind of a milestone year for A to Z my theme was a retrospective of sorts, looking at my 10 years as a blogger as well as ruminations about my life as it is and as I hope it yet can be. I've got places to be and people to see along the way. Hope you'll join me for this part of my journey...

Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Last Post of 2019 ( #BOTB Results )


       For a post that sounds like it could--and perhaps should--be significant in some way, this one won't be that although a holiday greeting does seem timely...

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               Blog visiting seems to have dropped off this month, but that's not too unusual in the month of December.   Sorry if I haven't been to your blog of late, but I've been thinking about you.  I've been thinking about a lot of things of late, but I guess I always am....

Battle of the Bands Results

        My recent Battle featured the Beatles song "Lady Madonna" as presented by two artists from southern Louisiana--Fats Domino and Potliquor. I wasn't sure how this one would turn out and my vote could have gone either way.  I decided on Potliquor since it was the version to which I was endeared nearly fifty years ago.  Seems absurd to speak in those terms now--50 years--and now we are coming to the end of yet another year.  See how we run!

       
Final Vote Tally

Fats Domino      9 votes

Potliquor            6 votes



Next Battle on Wednesday January 1st

          I wish all of you the best of Christmas and New Year.   Let us hope that everybody we'll be nicer to each other next year.  By the appearance of things in the United States and the world you might think things are terrible, but really they're not.  I've seen worse...

         What do you most look forward to in 2020?   Will you be spending Christmas with others this year or mainly be alone?   What kind of year was 2019 to you? 











22 comments:

  1. Hi Lee - have a happy time and Christmas break ... and see you in 2020 - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary, Thank you and all the best in the coming year.

      Lee

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  2. Have a beautiful Christmas and New year that will be happy and healthy. I’m glad Fats won and looking forward to your next battle. We are having my brother and his daughter with her partner over tomorrow for Christmas as we celebrate Christmas Eve. We won’t celebrate Christmas Day with my hubby’s family until the 27th because of his sister’s work. I am hoping that I will be healthy in 2020. I am hoping to see less fires in the world. Less people killing big game especially endangered animals (notes the nastyTrumps brats). I wish there would be less bullying, less shootings and , for me, more active.

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    1. Birgit, I'm looking forward to great things in the year to come.

      Lee

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  3. That was a good Battle, LEE. Potliquor made a contest of it, despite the impression I'd gotten that Fats was cleaning up.

    Have a joyful Christmas and a safe New Year's Eve, and I'll see you on the Musical Battlefields next year.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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    1. STMcC, yes, Potliquor made a respectable showing.

      Hope your holidays are restful and fulfilling.

      Lee

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  4. Hoping that you are blessed in 2020 with health and happiness!

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    1. Susan K, I wish the same for you. Thanks for stopping by.

      Lee

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  5. Merry Christmas, Arlee! It'll be another quiet one for us, just the way we like it. See you next year!

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    1. John, nothing wrong with a quiet peaceful Christmas--especially for us old codgers.

      Lee

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  6. Merry Christmas, Lee... See you in 2020!

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    1. Michael, Thank you so much. See you just around the corner.

      Lee

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  7. Merry Christmas, Lee, to you and your family. I'm hoping you have a great 2020! Hope we can get to Canter's again in the new year!

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  8. Have a wonderful Christmas Lee and all the best for the New Year. Look forward to the BOTB.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Yvonne, I send you the same greetings and thanks for your continued support.

      Lee

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  9. Have a great holiday Lee; let's hope no one takes pictures of you with a lampshade on your head (does anyone do that anymore? lol)!

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    1. Mitch, I don't think I have to concern myself with any wild carousing in my house and that's where I'll likely be for any festivities this year.

      Lee

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  10. Merry Christmas and blessed New Year, mon ami!

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    1. CW, si senor. Feliz Navidad and all the best in 2020.

      Lee

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  11. Lee,

    Belated Merry Christmas to you, my friend!! My time in Blogosphere has been spotty but I've tried making rounds to those who stopped by place. I still have a lot of catching up to do, though. :)

    It looks like my artist pick won this time, so 'YAY, ME!'

    What I'm looking forward to in 2020 is a new year to reach goals that I missed this year! Sometimes obtain goals is more complex and other times focus is an issue but regardless of what the reason, I'm not going to bet myself up too badly. Instead, I'll try again in the new year. :) At Christmas is was just the two of us. Schedules didn't work out for all the family members, but hopefully next year things will be different for everyone. We had a good one. It was bit busier than I wanted as we went out on Christmas Eve to buy a camera security system that was at a good price, so we spent some time on Christmas getting things charged and this weekend, we're working on getting it setup. This year wasn't a standup one but it wasn't totally dismal, either. I do hope 2020 is filled with more happiness and good things than this year. :) I pray the Lord gives you good health, lots of love, and plenty in the new year, my friend. God bless!

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    1. Cathy, 2019 could have been better for me, but the fact that it wasn't is mainly my own fault. Hoping for better for all of us in 2020.

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