SYTYCD

No I don’t think I can dance 💃🏻 but I do anyway 😂.  Trying to watch episode 10 since my least favorite president interrupted my recording.  All I want do to is watch the last half hour but my PC is not cooperating.  The resolution is blurry and I can’t fast forward.  Real world problems.  Just kidding.  These are champagne problems baby. 

As always more to come.  

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Rainy Day Musings

I started blogging in earnest just over a year ago to help me deal with an empty nest.  I’ve always enjoyed reading, writing & arithmetic.  Actually screw arithmetic. Math sucks!@ I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing.

Oh and movies!  I enjoy movies <3.  And music! Music cures what ails me.  And don’t forget the theater!!! But I digress.  From what?  I am musing am I not?

Lately I have asked myself “self, why do you write?”

The answer is complicated.

I jokingly say I write to release the hounds!  And I do … or I did

Until lately where I no longer get the same high

Yes I said high!  There is nothing quite like the feeling of purging your soul from pen onto paper (or keyboard onto blogosphere).  To know you are connecting with someone and making a difference even if only to one other person and even if the impact is minimal.

Though this drug has about run it’s course I fear.  The reaction just isn’t the same.  Change is inevitable and evolve I must but to extinction? Maybe.  Hope not but you know Hope; she is fickle.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for August 26, 2017 ~ When It Rains It Pours

When I open my inbox every Friday, I am super excited to find The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS.  When you click the link, you will find the rules and all the ping backs.  When you read some all of those ping backs that are nuggets of gold, you will be in awe and amazed, I promise!!  When I make promises, I do not make them lightly.  Go on, click the link.  You know you want to.

When I first wrote “Harvey You Bastard”, I did so from the perspective of how he affected me.  Well, … not just me but Lulu too.  In my defense, Harvey was only a tropical storm and we did not yet know he’d hit as a Category 4 hurricane before becoming a tropical storm again.  Plus I was protecting my chick.  She had one hell of a summer and while all’s well that ends well, she was more than ready to re-start her life.

When she sent me these texts on Wednesday, my heart sank (or is it sunk?).  No time for the grammar po-po.  Move on mind.  Flow stream of consciousness, flow …

When her plans changed, she adapted because …

When life gives you lemons, it’s time to open the gin

When one door closes, another door opens

When it rains, it pours and Harvey is still a bastard

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When pigs fucking fly, take a picture or no one will believe you

When all is said and done, we know how much worse things could have been

Originally we would have spent last night in a hotel room in Corpus.  Instead, B and I had all our little chickadees in the sometimes empty nest.  Another dinner with the Brain Trust and again lots of laughter.  Our hearts go out to everyone directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and we are ever so grateful to have been spared from the worst.

As always, more to come.

 

Master Chef

If you haven’t watched last Wednesday’s episode, turn around.  *** Spoiler***

B has conspiracy theories about who will ultimately win and so far his predictions are spot on.  He thinks it’s rigged and it probably is … Christina and Aaron for example had to have planned their chicken and potato dish way in advance. 

I was very happy that Eboni and Cate win! Their recipe will be in Family Circle magazine. 

I was also very happy that Gabriel was saved by Yascheca’s potatoes. He is the youngest contestant. He gave up college to work since his family needed the money.  Pulls at your heart strings.  Of course B called it.  And they kept him.  

Adam and Caitlin in the bottom cook off.  My heart is racing.  Aaaaaaahhhhhh.  And of course I’m crying too 😭 Adam 💔

Happy National Dog Day

Two Buddys and a Spot. Happy National Dog Day. If this doesn’t make you smile, nuthin will! They’re the reason why I’ll never need blood pressure medication. The BEST stress relievers ever!!! Love my smoosh faces and our neighbor’s smoosh face too 🙂