Here is a little poem I wrote in anticipation of the new single, hopefully being released on Friday, April 20, 2018! Enjoy!
The New Single!
We wait and we wait and we wait!
For that all-important date!
We first heard it was February,
Now, April 20th could be the day?
What will it be?
Rap, hip-hop, or R&B?
It doesn’t matter, it is our guys!
The Estefan’s produced it; they are wise!
They’ve worked long and hard;
This is their passion,
It’s always in fashion!
Some anticipate the worst,
But a new-found energy may burst!
Alive with excitement,
Surprises and wonderment!
The new album is expected the end of May,
Per somebody, they say?
We will wait and wait and wait,
For that all-important date!
Twas a few days after Christmas and all through the house, things still littered the floor and clattered about. Gifts that were so carefully wrapped under the tree; their wrappings and ribbons hang from the trash aimlessly. We look around and see all of our presents; some we still have, and some yet to be sent. We’ve met with family and friends, on the Eve and the Day, with great hopes for the new year, that will come our way. Santa’s back at the north pole, all snug in his bed; while all the credit card bills, dance in our head. Another year has almost past; let’s hope yours, was a blast!
Our guys did not fail us this year, for they were better than we could have hoped for. We traveled the world over, even to their door. Whether Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, or some other country, we were greeted with kindness, smiles, and hugs; and meet/greets from OMG!
The guys seem all happy at home for now… Gianluca sending us pictures of him playing games with the family and friends, Piero at home with his Christmas tree and pics of his family and friends. It appears Ignazio has sent us picture of him and Franz, having fun with a hula hoop, gone shopping for some new threads and a haircut. I hope this new tailor fits him right!
What lies ahead for the guys? We know their new album will be coming out likely in a few months. Of course, we are all hoping they will do a concert somewhere near us? Their movie, Un Amore Cosi Grande should be coming out in February some time I think? If Igna’s getting new clothes, maybe they are planning something? Knowing our guys, they will quickly be bored and looking for something else to do. I’m sure Barbara keeps them on their toes.
Here are some pictures of the last few days, just in case you missed them!
Thank you to Lisa Joy – where I snagged these pics! 🙂
Be safe in all the cold and snow if it is where you live! Enjoy the rest of this week if you are off and be joyous you have a job, if you have to work! 🙂
Well…Here it is again folks (Thanks for asking Jana).
Buon Natale Everyone!
I have a need to post this poem I adapted (mangled) in 2013. It’s my favorite for obvious reasons. Yes…I plan to post it every year. So, for the
fourth fifth time…
‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the villa,
not a creature was stirring, not even Godzilla (couldn’t think of another rhyme)
When, what to my wondering eyes should I hear, (I take liberties)
but a song and three Boys, not tiny, but Dear! (lots of liberties)
I saw Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio too,
up to my rooftop, to my living room they flew!
They were dressed all in Armani, from their head to their foot,
but their clothes were all tarnished, with ashes and soot.
A bundle of love they had in their pack,
and they looked just like heaven, when I calmly stared back!
His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! (that really is a line!)
Piero’s glasses were there, the color of cherry! (that one’s not)
Gian said not a word but went straight to his work
and filled all my dreams with songs and a perk!
He’d left me Ignazio all covered with bows
and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his Fiat, to Piero gave a whistle,
and away they both flew, like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim as they drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, I hope Marie doesn’t bite!”
We are now all stuffed and scared to get on the scales! Just one more month of indulgence and we can get back to our diets…. 🙂
Here is a little poem I wrote….
We are truly thankful for our boys
For they give us countless joys
Some say they are angels from above
All we know is that they are love!
Sunrise to sunset, sun-up to sundown
We listen all day, all over town
To their voices that lift us to the skies
They keep us waiting for their next surprise!
Just hearing their names, we swell with pride
From town to town, we follow them world-wide.
To know their sweet tones, dimples, and smiles
Hoping they’ll fall for our womanly wiles.
Hope everyone had a grand turkey day
And all spent it, the Il Volo way!
Yes, Lord, we are truly thankful for our guys!
And know they’ll inspire us to lose a size!
Happy Black Friday/Weekend to all and be safe shopping!
❤ ❤ Jana ❤ ❤
I recently came across a lovely poem that speaks to the heart. For those who have been to Italy, live there, or who travel there in their dreams, I hope this will resonate in your heart as well.
I have fallen in love
With the air, the trees
The thinly paved and often cracked roads
And even more so with those covered in cobblestone.
I have fallen in love with the tanned locals
Old shopkeepers with hats and bifocals
Their calling voices
The natural movement of their hands
The cool sea water
And hot white sands.
I have fallen in love with espresso
And how it feels in my throat
The smell of leather
Taste of gelato
Harbours full of fishing boats
The sound of a vintage vespa
Weaving its way through a crowd
And this is a country of which to be proud.
I have fallen in love with the architecture
The vast and complex history
The more I learn the more I admit is a mystery.
I have fallen in love with the way the sun shines brighter
The air is fresher
And the fruit is sweeter
The men are bolder
And the books are cheaper.
I have fallen in love with the words they say
And how those words effortlessly roll off their tongues
I breathe in their culture
And try to hold it in my lungs.
Pizza, pesto, cute cafes
Absence of anxiety, holidays
The tourists who view it all through a camera lens
Adventure begins and tension ends.
I have fallen in love with it all
All those pairs of Italian sunglasses
I love them too.
Every ray of sunshine
Every painted line
Of every church
On all those hills
In all those tiny towns
That populate the green countryside
And every visionary who in them has lived and died
But most of all
I have fallen in love with the version of me
That comes out when I am in Italy.
~~Written by Ariel Baptista~~
~~Credit to all owners of photos.~~
Ciao all!! I am so sorry you are not seeing the Mexico posts today! However, Gin and I literally had to go tonight to check on a sick friend and I did not get home until 11p. Oh, early for me, you say? True, but I had a few other pressing emails I also had to return. So, enjoy this lovely little poem from Marie! 🙂
Buonanotte tutte!! jmv (y estoy muy, muy cansado!)