#WDIIA – Sunday, March 22, 2020

I am swirling in the lost days which is strange considering I am retired. I think I should be used to days running together, but truthfully, even in retirement, we had things going on that helped keep the calendar straight.

Okay, male readers…girl talk coming. You have been warned.

So how do we keep track of our days? When I was a kid, day-of-the-week panties were a thing. The odd thing is the early sets did not have a Sunday panty.

Which reminds me of these lines from the movie “When Harry Met Sally”:

Harry: So how come you broke up with Sheldon?
Sally: How do you know we broke up?
Harry: Because if you didn’t break up, you wouldn’t be with me, you’d be off with Sheldon the Wonder Schlong.
Sally: First of all, I am not with you. And second of all, it is none of your business why we broke up.
Harry: You’re right, you’re right. I don’t want to know.
Sally: Well, if you must know, it was because he was very jealous and I had these Days of the Week underpants.
Harry: [He makes a loud buzzer sound] I’m sorry. I need a judge’s ruling on this. Days of the Week underpants?
Sally: Yes. They had the days of the week on them, and I thought they were sort of funny – and then one day, Sheldon says to me, ‘You never wear Sunday.’ He’s all suspicious. Where was Sunday? Where had I left Sunday? And I told him, and he didn’t believe me.
Harry: What?
Sally: They don’t make Sunday.
Harry: Why not?
Sally: Because of God.

They are still available if you want to order some, but a) not sure they will be delivered and b) not sure if Sunday would be included so you would still need to track at least one day. 😂

I took a break from this post. I decided to go take a much needed afternoon nap. It was wonderful. That deep, what day is it kind of nap. Do you find you are more lethargic in this crazy isolated world?

We had a big salad for lunch and are having more of hubby’s homemade vegetable soup tonight. He makes his own vegetable stock from scratch, then makes the soup. I used the remainder of the stock last night to make a spicy vegetable jambalaya. It was so tasty.

My dear friends are recording these days of social distancing in a joint journal. What a great idea. Their journal is handwritten on paper. I suppose all I have to say will be recorded here.

Is it just me, or are you suspicious of every little sneeze, cough or runny nose? Pollen is NOT helping.

If you are having trouble keeping track of the days, you might want to consider What Day Is It Anyway posts. I am linking over to Linda’s post so I can see how other fellow bloggers are faring.

Blog, SLS

Song Lyric Sunday – SWAK

Promises, oaths and vows. Those were the words Jim gave us for consideration today. The first song that popped into my head was “The 59th Street Bridge Song” by Simon and Garfunkel. Then my head went to thoughts of love.

When I was a young teen, falling in love was oh, so romantic. I can remember getting angry when my parents referred to my feelings as puppy love because it sure did feel like the real McCoy. Of course, this was all before technology and texting and even phones in some cases. So writing love letters was how courtship was done. Letters were often perfumed, and ‘sealed with a kiss’ –  kissed with actually lipstick covered lips. Too young for lipstick? Then write the letters S.W.A.K. and finish with sealing wax for that romantic feeling. It is an era gone by. I searched Pixabay and Unsplash for SWAK and neither had that tag. I must be getting old.

I have love letters my father wrote to my mother and letters my grandparents exchanged when they were falling in love. What treasures to see them all in their youth, finding the love of their life.

So, I settled on the song “Sealed With a Kiss”, a collaboration between Peter Udell and Gary Geld. The song was first recorded by Four Voices in 1960 but never gained any traction. When recorded and released by Brian Hyland in 1962, it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the U.K. Singles Chart.

The song was later released by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (1967), Bobby Vinton (1972) and Jason Donovan (1989), all making the charts.

The song tells a story of two people in love that must say goodbye for the summer, promising to see each other in September. Summer meeting and summer parting were a big part of young love in the 1960s.

According to Gary Geld, the song was partially based on a Bach piano finger exercise. These exercises are designed to practice technical piano skills like fingering, arpeggios, and dynamics. Isn’t it amazing what can inspire love?

Sealed With a Kiss
Lyrics from Lyrics Depot

‘Tho we gotta say goodbye for the summer
Darling I promise you this
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

Guess it’s gonna be a cold lonely summer
But I’ll fill the emptiness
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss

I’ll see you in the sunlight
I’ll hear your voice everywhere
I’ll run to tenderly hold you
But darling you won’t be there

I don’t wanna say goodbye for the summer
Knowing the love we’ll miss
Oh let us make a pledge to meet in September
And seal it with a kiss

Guess it’s gonna be a cold lonely summer
But I’ll fill the emptiness
I’ll send you all my love every day in a letter
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss