HAPPINESS IS A MUSICAL...by b. Malin

MUSIC TO MY EARS...

Maybe I'm just being silly...But today was that kind of a day...Let me Explain in my most Inevitable way...First off, "I've got a Cold"...of all Times...So here goes another tale, maybe with a Musical Theme...Depending how it unfolds.

I woke up with a Scratchy Throat and remembered a Hub, by Vocalcoach, on Lemons, and the Many uses. She's another Wonderful Writer on Hub Pages. So quick back to her Hub I went to read, "Gargle 1 part Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice and 1 part Warm Water". I can do that, I thought, and I did that! To Spit or not to Spit after the Gargle...I tried both ways, and decided to keep Spitting!. I still had some Lemon left, and remember that she had said it was good for Blemishes...So I thought I'm not broken out yet... but any Woman knows that she can, with a Cold, so I smeared it around my forehead...and my nose...and then I thought ah, do your cheeks too...and so there I was smelling like a Lemon when the cell phone rang.

"I'll get it" Lover Man says coming into the Bedroom as I'm walking out of the Bathroom. "I've got it" I say as I reach for the phone. "Hello" I say. "Hello" says a Cheerful voice at the other end. "It's the N. Palm Beach Permit Department, your Permit is ready...It can be picked up later today, or Tomorrow".

I'm so happy, I feel like I could burst into song..."Tomorrow, Tomorrow, it will be picked up Tomorrow, it's only a Day Away". The voice on the other end responds, "Tomorrow, Tomorrow, will your Electrician pick it up Tomorrow...?" and then in unison, we both sing, "It's only a Day away".

Lover Man smiles, as I hang up the phone, and then sniffs," you smell like Lemons... and what's all over your Face"? I explain what I've done and we both have a good Laugh. Cold or Not, I'm determined to be WELL by tomorrow. It's Amazing, my Scratchy Throat is gone, but now I am Sneezing and it's starting to Rain. "I'm sneezing in the Rain, just sneezing in the Rain...soon I'll be Well and Happy Again"!

And then I bust into another song, "A Rainy Day, in a Florida Town, could get me down, if I let it...forget it...It's my kinda Town...and Lover Man does a little soft shoe dance...and we both sing, "Heaven, I'm in Heaven, and my Heart beats so that I can Hardly speak"...and then the phone rings again.

"Hello" I say. "Hello replies the other voice, It's Ron, you're Electrician". "Oh Ron, I sigh, the Permit Dept. just called me...He interrupts..."They called You and Not Me"..."Yes, I say hesitating before I tell him that the Permit is ready. "But I was about to call you and let you know Ron." "Oh that's ok, he answers, Can you guys meet me at the Condo tomorrow at 10 a.m...I'll swing by and pick up the Permit, either today, or Tomorrow on my way over". "Oh that would be Great" I reply. "Hey you sound like you have a Cold" he says. "I do I answer back, but not to worry for Nothing can keep me Away, Away, from my Condo with the View"...Are you singing? he asks..."No, no, I'm just so Happy it's finally becoming a Reality, and we are one step closer to moving in". "True, he says, and we'll make it start to happen, just you wait and see"... "Tomorrow...Tomorrow, It's only a Day Away". "Ron, I say softly, are you singing? "Me? Nah, he replies, I'll see you guys Tomorrow".

Now if this were a Musical... picture us both hanging up, and then all of us singing, Me, Lover Man, and Ron, all in Unison, (Ron's part) "Tomorrow, Tomorrow I'll see you Guys Tomorrow..." and us, "Tomorrow, Tomorrow, can't wait for Tomorrow, it's only a Day away"!



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A.A. Zavala profile image

A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Cool! One day away from moving in. Hope you feel better soon.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Congratulations on the permit being ready! I quite often sing Broadway tunes - sometimes with the original lyrics, sometimes with words I make up more appropriate to my situation. But always, I sing.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi A.A. Finally a Visit...sure I had to get SICK to get one...only kidding! But we are more than a Day away from moving in, but we are making Progress...Can't wait! Thanks for your "Well, Wishes"!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Flora, singing just makes us Feel so alive, no matter what the Situation is. Thanks for the Congratulations, it been a long time coming, but not quite there yet. Tomorrow is the start...looking forward to that, and not Sneezing!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi b. Malin! Progress! I am so happy for the move and permit! Now I feel like singing with you! Hooray!!


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Congratulations!!! Feel better and enjoy the progress.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

You finally got through " all that jazz". Yes!!!!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

malin - You make sure Lover Man does the heavy liftin' now, ya hear? If you need to wipe yer nose I'm sure there's a Dollar General close by!

I'm just sayin...

The Frog


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa. The weather ourside was frightful, but your story was so delightful.. LaLa..Get better soon...


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

That's wonderful, b.Malin! I do hope you start to feel better very soon :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Every day with you is like a Broadway show. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

(You need to hum this one) The wind is blowing, the rain is flowing,

But you can weather the storm. What do you care if it may storm?

You'll have your permit to keep you warm.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

drbj - a classic Sinatra song reworded. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, haha! love the singing! and I am so glad its working out at last, you should get everyone singing and see how far it travels, maybe the neighbors too?


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

So Dexter, what shall we Sing..."People, People who need People are the Luckiest People in the World"! Thanks for your Thoughtful Comments..."Life is Good"!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Oh Breakfastpops, I've got such a COLD...but things are so much better, Thanks!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Cleaner, I did, I did! Now I'm Singing a Happy Song!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Froggy, Lover Man has Always been the heavy Lifter...well most times...I could go through a few Boxes of "Dollar General" Kleenex...and probably will!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Always Exploring," Sing, Sing, a Song...and the World will Sing Along...LA, La"...You are Fun, Girlfriend!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Cloverleaf, Thank You! How I got this COLD, I'll never know, maybe it came from all the STRESS, I'm a Mess...But Happy, Happy, Happy!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Oh Alocsin, your Words Flatter ME So...Love it! And of course "Thank You" for your Vote.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Oh Drbj, I Loved your Song, and now will Hum it All Night Long...Your The Tops, your the Coliseum...and now I've run out of lines...So I'll just say THANK YOU!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Flora, you're so right, and Sung as only Drbj Can!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

I know Nell, we should start a Singing Hub! Things are working out at long Last, now if only the COLD would work its self out of my system...Maybe I can SING it OUT!


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Chatkath 4 years ago from California

Your delight brings such a smile b. Malin, those lemons are great aren't they - what a cure all!

Hope your feeling better soon!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Chatkath, I'm feeling Better and Better, Bless those Lemons! So Glad you Enjoyed my HUb. Now I'm off to look at your Latest Hub...Missed You, so glad you stopped by.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

This was so clever, fun and exciting!

Glad you got rid of the scratchy throat with Vocalcoach's remedy and hope your cold gets better soon. Loved the singing in this hub!

Voted up across the board.

P.S. I used Vocalcoach's advice to rid my microwave of an unpleasant garlic odor using lemons.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I am singing with you, the 'permit' hurray you have the 'permit' La, La, La!

I hope your cold is much better and you have the permit La, La, La!!

I'm so happy....


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Gail, So Glad you Enjoyed, and Thanks for all those Wonderful Votes! I'm still drinking lots of water w/fresh squeezed Lemons and taking it easy today. I must stop by and also Thank Vocalcoach.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hey Movie Master, maybe we could make a Musical Film together and Include all the "Singing Hubbers"...Hey that could be the Title! Guess I'm starting to feel better!


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

So happy for you! Not even a cold and rain can put a damper on your excitement! I'm singing for you too! Gezuntheit!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi ImKarn, Thank You...Of course I could do without the COLD and now Lover Man is getting one too...But Hey we're almost there! Thanks for your Song!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow this was so brilliant. Lemons really are awesome and I hope you're feeling better now. Music and song always brighten my mood. An awesome hub as always.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Acaetnna, It was a Fun write, so I'm so Glad you Enjoyed. I am feeling better, but now my Lover Man is saying..."My Throat is Scratchy"...Here we go again... Time for another Song!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, awesome, and funny. I have always been a fan of your work. I believe your wonderful personality stands out on every article you write. Even in the worst of times, you find a way to laugh and smile. It is always a joy. Hope you feel better my friend. Take care.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Lyric, Just hearing from you, makes me feel Better...And of course the Compliments and UP & Awesome Vote, are the Greatest "Feel Good Medicine of All"! Thank You Friend.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Yea! The permit, the permit, I love it, the permit, it's only a day aaaa way. The fan will come on tommorrow, betcha bottom dollar that tomorrow...


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Peg, so much has happened, and On Tuesday, On Tuesday, the Inspector will be back on Tuesday...The Electrician has to EXPLAIN something to him...It's only a Few Days Away...So Let us Pray! Loved your Singing, and your Fun Comments.


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Felina Margetty 4 years ago from New York, New York

hehehehe, hahahahaha, yer so funny


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Felina, Why Thank You...Now I'm off to take a look at your Hubs!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Ahhh the sheer pleasure of visualising ( and vocalising) your hub had me singing aloud ... 'tomorrow, tomorrow we'll still be sailing tomorrow-while I sail in this tub I'll pimp this hub - oh it

Brought me some joy , it brighteneded this boy- tomorrow, tomorrow... ' you're a wonderful scribe, B. Malin. Voted yo, up and away.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Docmo, Thanks so much for those Wonderful Comments, and of course your Vote! I'm now off to visit your Hubs!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Enjoyed reading and am singing to the tune of your hub.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Vellur, I'm so Glad you've read my Hub, and now you're Singing...I'll join you in Song as I check out your Hubs!


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

What a fun hub, but I have to tell you that is one song that tends to get stuck in my head whenever I hear it. I sure hope I can sleep tonight now. : )


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Deborah, I know, I was singing it the Entire day, after I Finished this HUB! I'm so glad you Enjoyed, and found it a Fun read!

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