The Third One Must Be The Charm

How’ s that for positive thinking? This third original will be my money maker… The start of my whole career as a singer/songwriter… Whatever I touch, there I will prosper. Whatever touches me, I will make better… What the heck? How long do I have to keep repeating these  affirmations till they manifest into reality? If only the freaking universe worked like this/that…

I finished my third original. Here it is…

The SoundCloud version…

Click here on the link ➡️Who Controls The Stars written by Tyna J. Metzner
This by far is the most romantic song I have written. I wanted it to be almost sappy. I want people to know that it’s ok to dream and wish for a nice relationship! It’s okay to have great romantic thoughts. Romance isn’t dead! As much as reality tv wants to kill romance, it is in our hearts to want and to be romantic! Come on, lets not forget that romance is fun! Fantasies are fun!




I Like Cooking For Occassions And Holidays

I cooked a ton of food yesterday. I made my homemade Mac and Cheese with garlic and shallots. It was so delicious!

I doctored up some canned baked beans with diced bell pepper, onions, bacon, ketchup, mustard and a little brown sugar. They were also scrumptious. 


I had a few over ripe bananas so I made this banana cake from scratch… My best banana cake to date! This was yummy!

Being domestic is fun for holidays. I enjoy making holiday food the most. When we have something to celebrate, it’s more fun to cook. Anyway, I made so much food that I won’t need to cook tonight. I like that!


Songwriting Is A Process And That Darned Learning Curve…

Who Controls The Stars written by Tyna J. Metzner

Time is here- I want to pull you near. To look into those eyes and feel your touch tonight my love, tonight.

Time to put away my fears and let go of all the tears. I’m so glad to be with you and everything you do, delights me so- my love.

Who controls the stars? I want this night to last forever, I don’t want to move, I just want to stare at you, and the stars – forever. Don’t wake me from this dream think I’ll wish upon, stars – a little longer…

Instrumental break

If only in my mind- it’s just a matter of time. Till my dreams will all come true-and I ‘ll find you, for real, my love, one night. I’ll just close my eyes real tight, and dream of you- tonight…


🌙 This is the most romantic song I have ever written. The whole thing is just a romantic notion. The music inspired the romantic lyrics. A lot of people write lyrics first then the music. My process is the opposite. I’m finding it probably works just as well either way.  

I’m excited to put this all together. It will take me a week or so for my learning curve  the lyrics  to set in my head… 

  Click on the link ➡️Who Controls The Stars


Who Controls The Stars

For every bruise that comes to me, I hope that God will punish thee- For having been such a brute, God knows my mind just can’t compute-

For every tear that I have shed , May God bring your heart to dread-

For every insult you’ve thrown at me, may God avenge and punish thee-

For all the cruelty beyond measure, may God take away all your pleasure-
May God give me the strength to endure and show me that his love is pure-

May I be reminded of my worth, and that I’m treasured on this earth-

For surely this to will end, and I will be free of you and then…

I will be at peace myself, and I can regain my mental health!

Their will be no stopping me, my mind and spirit will finally be free!

To live and love as I see fit, without the fear of getting hit…


Who Controls The Stars?


Getting My Stuff And My Courage Together To Venture Out

An oldie but goodie from the Chicago VIII album. This wasn’t even a hit, I just love it. It featured the late, great Terry Kath. He had such a soulful, husky voice. Although this was never a mega hit, I always thought it was a unique and a jewel of a song. 

Click here➡️ Till We Meet Again written by Chicago.( my cover )
Here is the YouTube Link for the original…

Click here➡️ Till We Meet Again written by Chicago

It makes me smile to cover this song because as far as I can see I am the only one covering this song on YouTube. If not the only one, a small few. 

I will be incorporating this in my set list as I prepare to get myself ready to gig around Phoenix.   I’ts a mental process, I’m getting there.



In The Game
What do I have to do to get through here? I want so much to be heard. I have so much that I want to say now. The words are falling into place.

I’m reaching far beyond what’s comfortable. I’m hoping to catch my big break.

I don’t understand why it’s so difficult. To find my niche and stake my place. It’s harder than I thought to impress you. I find I’m lost in the game.

Maybe it’s too late for me. I missed my chance long ago, but I was busy, with life you know, please tell me how to play the game.

Lately, I’ve come to see, dreams must be realized, in your head. I want this so much, I need some help and luck -to make it through this maze.

I want to play but I’m lost in the game…

Click here ➡️ Lost In The Game


Spoiled With The Most Delicious Culinary Wonders For Mother’s Day Weekend

I was spoiled with good food over the weekend! Saturday eve we sat down to a really nice BBQ place called Lucille’s. Delicious brisket, garlic mashed potatos and cole slaw was my meal of choice. I chose the icecream pie for dessert. The presentation was beautiful. My daughter chose the Banana Pudding. Absolutely delicious… 

  Snickers Icecream Pie. This was beyond delicious and the presentation, just beautiful!

  Banana Pudding- light, airy and flavorful. A true delight! I thought the warm towels they presented up with to clean up with were a very nice touch!
Around 11 AM this morning I was served a lovely brunch. My husband and daughter made this lovely brunch, it took them a few hours to prepare all of this. It was delicious and very appreciated. We all pitched in after to do the dishes and that was a welcome help!


Alissa gave many compliments to the chefs as well. I often think my husband would have really enjoyed a career in culinary had he gone that route. I remind him that it isn’t too late should he change his mind. I so appreciated the lovely cusine and the patio atmoshpere. I was enchanted by this impromptu guest…


This Mom  probably didn’t count on us using the patio when she built her nest there! What a wonderful low key quiet weekend it has been. Nice!