Category Archives: Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday

Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday: Joy

I know I just brought back Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday but it is going away again and tomorrow’s post will explain my change in plans.

Until then get your boogie shoes on and get dancing or should I say hoppin’. Today’s song will certainly pump you up so you have the necessary energy to tackle your grief, unemployment or any one of life other journeys.


Movin’ & Groovin’ Monday: Bye-Bye Summer

Today is the last day (till 10:38 EDT) of Summer. What better way to say goodbye to summer and get your groove on for the week than to dance to this “summery” song.

Time to get those hips a movin’ but please do not actually “Wipeout.”

Coming Tuesday: Special Welcome to Autumn

Movin’ & Groovin’ Monday – I Know I Love You

(Author’s note:  Welcome to those of you stopping by from WordPress’s Blogging 101 and/or Writing 101 Challenge.  

JoyReturns is about my adventures through widowhood which includes unemployment and underemployment. Unemployment started 1 year after my husband Joe’s passing.  

Monday’s are not good days to contact people about anything career related.  It is a day for planning your week and endorsing your LinkedIn connections.  

Monday’s are the start of another lonely week for those traveling through grief.  They have to go into work and act like they are alright when they are hurting inside. 

So the “cure” to the grief and unemployment blues…become a dancing machine!  (Disco is one of my joys in life.) That is what Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday is all about – shaking off life’s negativity and getting pumped up to take on the week.)

More David Cassidy and “Family”

C’mon…after last week  you know I had to have you dancing to this song. Now get up and get movin’ and groovin’ so you can tackle whatever journey you are on this week.

During the week remember – I KNOW I love you my dear readers.

Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday – “C’mon Get Happy!”

Movin’ and Groovin’ Mondays are back.  The goal is to get you in the mood to take on the week whether you are on a grief, unemployment or another one of life’s nasty journeys.

So get dancing and then go spread a little love everywhere you go this week.


Related:  Here’s the song that inspired me to start “Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday”

Movin’ and Groovin’ Mondays: “September” – Earth, Wind and Fire

Not only is it Monday and the start of a new work week, but it is also Labor Day and the start of a new month. Time to kick up the sand on the beach one last time before life gets back to the normal grind of work and school. So kick off those flip-flops and start the day off right dancing on the beach.

I planned this post in May and was hoping to be dancing on the beach this morning, or sometime today, with a new man in my life – but alas, that was not meant to be.

“Patch It Up” From “Elvis, That’s The Way It Is” (Legacy Edition)

It’s hard to believe that it is 37 years ago today the world became “All Shook Up” at the news of Elvis’s move to heaven.

This video is one of my favorite songs from the “Elvis, That’s The Way It Is” CD.  It is a perfect song for you to move and groove too. I dare you to sit like a bump on a log while watching this video.

What better way to pay tribute to the King of Rock-n-Roll then to get movin’ and groovin’.

(Coming Tomorrow: My Favorite Song From “Elvis,That’s The Way It Is)

Movin’ and Groovin’ Monday On A Thursday: “That’s The Way I Like It”

Just in case you need an extra boost to get you through to 5 p.m. tomorrow, here is K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

It was 21 years ago today, I video taped Joe’s brother, sister and their children dancing to this song at our wedding reception. After watching my new in-laws dance, I can say Joe and his family are related to Elvis.   😉


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