It is nearing the end of January. Time seems to go by so fast! 😮
Although I had recently said that I was enjoying the “warm” Wisconsin weather, it definitely feels like a normal Wisconsin winter now. As I write this, it is a chilly 12°F outside! 🥶
Because it’s been so cold, I’ve been busy baking and painting miniatures for my Warhammer 40K army. 😁 (I’ve shared some nature photos on Instagram. 😉)
I love doing creative things, whether it be music-related, crafts, painting miniatures, baking, etc.
I find immersing myself in creative outlets helps me relax, learn new things about myself, and heal during difficult times.
Earlier this month, my Great-Aunt passed away. She was an incredible person who loved traveling around the world. I admire the way she lived her life true to herself and emanated kindness. ♥
She LOVED Tom Jones.
When I think of Tom Jones, the first song that always comes to mind is “It’s Not Unusual.”
It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It’s not unusual to see me cry
I wanna die
It’s not unusual to go out at any time
But when I see you out and about it’s such a crime
If you should ever wanna be loved by anyone
It’s not unusual
It happens every day
No matter what you say
You’ll find it happens all the time
Love will never do what you want it to
Why can’t this crazy love be mine?
It’s not unusual to be mad with anyone
It’s not unusual to be sad with anyone
But if I ever find that you’ve changed at any time
It’s not unusual to find out I’m in love with you
Whoa-whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh
Whoa-whoa, oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa
Doesn’t it make you want to start dancing? I was dancing a bit to it while working on this post. 😁
I’m not the only one that enjoys dancing to this song…
Carlton (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) really gets into it! 🤣He just cracks me up!
The reason why “It’s Not Unusual” comes to mind when I think of Tom Jones is because of the 1996 film Mars Attacks!
I think this was the first time I had ever heard of Tom Jones. 😉 The Martians sure seemed to really enjoy the song as well until Tom Jones stopped singing. 😄
As I listen to Tom Jones as I write this post, I remember my aunt and how lovely she was. 💙
I hope these videos put a smile on your face today! 😊
Wishing you good health and happiness! 💛
I’m sorry to hear about your Great Aunt, Ally. I’m glad that you have such fond memories of her though. That’s truly a gift to cherish.
It wasn’t until I read the lyrics in your post that I it occurred to me that the upbeat, happy tune Of “It’s Not Unusual” doesn’t match up with the words at all. 🙂
Thank you so much, Dawn! 💙Yes, it is very interesting that the lyrics don’t match the upbeat tune.