November 26, 2021

Saturdayy 9: Black Velvet

Saturday 9: Black Velvet (1989)

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

Love, love, LOVE this song! Thanks to Sam at the Saturday 9 for the music and questions.

1) This song was chosen because yesterday was Black Friday, the traditional day of sales. Have you begun your Christmas shopping?  Yes, I've been chipping away at it for a while now. I've done about a 50/50 mix of buying online and in the store so far. There have been other years when I've done all or nearly all online. I think the difference is that my job has me out and in the stores with many of my clients this year.

2)  Was there an adult beverage served with your Thanksgiving feast?  Not at dinner with our daughter's family, but I may have indulged in a cranberry wine/ginger ale spritzer (or two) when I got home.
3) Did any pets enjoy scraps from your Thanksgiving table?  Since we were at our daughter's home, it was her pets in question and I didn't give them anything since so much of it isn't supposed to be good for them. I don't know if she or the grands slipped them anything.

4) Are there any Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator right now?  Yep, lots. Dinner may have been at our daughter's, but Mom still got to do the cooking.

5) Football is a popular Thanksgiving weekend pastime. Will you be watching any games over the next few days? If yes, which team(s) are you rooting for?  No. We don't watch much football.

6) This week's song is by Canadian Alannah Myles. She was born Alannah Byles (with a B), but changed her name to differentiate herself from her father. He was influential in Canadian broadcasting and she didn't want to be accused of riding his coattails. Have you ever received a professional leg up from a relative?  Not exactly. My sister-in-law told me the company she worked for was hiring drivers earlier this year and I went in to talk to them, heard about the position I have now while I was there and here I am.

7) In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Instead of pumpkin pie, Canadians traditionally enjoy butter tarts for dessert. What dessert was on your Thanksgiving menu?  Pumpkin pie.

8) "Black Velvet" is a tribute to Elvis. Songwriter Christopher Ward said he was inspired by a trip to Memphis, long after Elvis' death, where he spoke to The King's fans and was touched by how much they still loved their favorite singer. Who is your favorite singer?  Hmm....I don't really seem to have one these days. I will say I tend to favor deeper male voices over any other.

9) Share a memory from Thanksgiving 2020.  My husband was fighting a kidney stone. I cooked all morning, we went took it all to our daughter's and we were there for maybe two hours before he just wanted to come home. (He isn't feeling well this year, either. We stayed all afternoon, but he slept for a big part of it. I think he is becoming my dad in his old age. Dad, at one time or another when I was growing up, spent every holiday, anniversary, and birthday in the hospital...and some of them twice!)


  1. Sounds like you had an overall nice Thanksgiving. So glad you could gather at your daughter's house for the meal. We went out and took a big bite out of the Christmas shopping today, when we went to different stores and got a lot of gift cards, but most of our Christmas is coming from online shopping again this year. Doesn't bother me at all, either. I don't like crowds and shopping much. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. See you again soon.

  2. Poor hubs! Kidney stones are awful! I bet that's a Thanksgiving memory he doesn't want to revisit.

    Glad your family was all healthy enough to celebrate and chow down together.

  3. Good to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. Sorry to hear your hubby isn't feeling well. Have a great weekend!

  4. Sorry to hear hubs is battling kidney stones. I've had them, ugggghhh. Glad you got to see some of your family!

  5. We give our 3 doggie's food from the table but it's not "scraps". It's the good stuff like pure chicken, bacon or whatever. They stay lean and healthy that way.
    I'm not a Football person either. Never have been, probably never will be.
    So sorry about your Hubby! I pray he feels better soon and not have any more kidney stones. My husband suffers from those from time to time. Every holiday I used to be ill too because of the way I was eating. When I gave up sugar and lots of carbs I got better.
    May all your holiday's be blessed! xx

  6. Oh no, poor Tim. Will keep him in prayer...and in defense, since I work now, I am really too tired to do much else, grin. Gosh, I am turning into a fuddy duddy, lol.

  7. Sorry Tim isn't feeling all that well --but it's super that your daughter's family is all better!

  8. It is kind of nice you can do some shopping in stores. I am too tired to drive into the city to shop. It is nice to see and feel things in person. I have done most of my shopping online.
    I am so sorry Tim is sick. That has happened to me at the holidays before. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  9. Hope the husband is feeling well soon. It's a sorry thing to be ill over the holidays, but I'm glad you all managed a feast anyway.

  10. I was hopeful that your hubby was feeling much better these days. Sorry that he is under the weather again. My cats all got some turkey. Glad you had a good day. Wishing you a blessed week ahead, Stacy! xo

  11. #9 Reminds me of the time that I spent Christmas in the emergency room with pneumonia, that was a fun Christmas... "Hello mom and dad, I won't be over for Christmas I'm in the hospital."


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