Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Keep on making fun.

This is my new mantra for 2017. And I'm off to a pretty good start! January doesn't really stand out, but February does. I celebrated my b-day several times and each event was more fun than the next. We had a big family party in January. and then the 2nd event was a quick overnight trip up to Hinckley to eat, have a few drinks, play just a couple of slots and sleep over with my daughter and snoring nurse! I mean like a truck driver! Sorry to have to throw Jen under the bus, but I speak the truth! Second, my daughter Cal treated me to an awesome Martina McBride concert on the actual day. I laughed, cried, froze, dozed. Heavily, when I finally got home! It was really fun. There was an artist named Lauren Allaina who opened up the show. We love her now and discovered she is up for female newcomer vocalist of the year. The last but not least was a small gathering of friends at one of local Asian restaurants and then a flee across the parking lot to the movie 50 Shades Darker. If you have seen the 1st movie or read the series of books, it is just more of the same zaniness! Worth a few laughs amongst friends. So that was February. This is a good opportunity for me to thank everyone who helped make such fun memories with me and wish me well on my 54th!

Monday, February 6, 2017

If you need a good cry, you will cry.

The movie A Dog's Purpose has been a hot topic lately. Some animal right's activists wanted the movie banned and labelled cruel towards the canine actors during the making of the film. It was all made up hype. Anyways, I had to see for myself how the movie was. It was a really sweet story. There is a main dog who dies and is reincarnated maybe 4 or 5 times, comes back as a different dog each time and we get to see the lives he touches. I tried to stay in the author's lane while my nurse did not. I just enjoyed the stories and took good away from it. My nurse however sobbed throughout the entire story! And while telling my 26 year old daughter about it, she was crying too just at the thought of it! So, be fore warned, it you need a good, exfoliating of feelings cry, you WILL cry!

Monday, January 23, 2017

My new best friend!

My little sister had my name for our family Christmas exchange this year. She had hinted to me that she was going to get me the Amazon Echo thingy. I had seen a version of mine at a friend's house. I was immediately impressed but blew it off as something that I would never be able to afford or learn how to use it etc. I was then fortunate to receive the smaller version and I can't say enough great things about it! I have always loved jukeboxes, CD's, playing various radio stations until the song was just right, adoring my first radios as a child and falling asleep with a transistor radio earplug in my ear. Oh, and my first Walkman too! So that's why this is such a blast. I can think of anyone that I want to listen to and call out to her like this, "Alexa, play Gladys Knight." Sometimes, I feel like I have to say please. LOVE it so much. A true bright spot to help get me through this long and gray Minnesota winter.