Well here we are at Friday yet again! Whew what a week. This week's randomness combines with a bit of Musings From the Middle Years. That's right people, it's a two-fer, 2 fer, er. sigh.
-Do you ever notice that once you hit the middle years that if you go in for the teeniest of issues to your Dr. that you end up looking like the photo on the left? It is like they finally get me in the exam room and I no longer have any time in my day what with the appointments for this and that. pfffft.
-So in one week I had a stress EKG, Sleep test (overnight) and #31 extracted. That's a molar in case you were wondering. Ow.
-For those of you who have had stress EKG's on the treadmill (the rest of you spread a bit of jam on your toast) Did you find it difficult to actually step on once the treadmill was going? There I am straddling the rails and the kindly technician smiles and says..."Now, anytime you are ready just step on and start walking." ?*%# Uh. o.k. Instantly you see yourself at the mall, perhaps the airport or national monument even. Any place that has an escalator! You can hear the impatient snorting behind you because YOU, yes YOU, just can't seem to decide which step on the escalator is the perfect step to step on to begin the ascent. Kindly technician smiling..."We are all set, any time you are ready..." I am now sweating so profusely that I am in fear of electrocuting myself what with all the electrical hook ups. I tend to put the HUMAN in "Oh the humanity!"
-Just so you know...I completed my stress EKG without stopping (once I actually began) and have renewed confidence in my physical vessel. I think I am in better shape than I thought due to my commitment to recycling! Yep. I am always walking back and forth to the recycling bin to fill it up! Hey, whatever works.
-Confidential to the seriously misinformed male members in Congress- Mind your own damn business. You want to tell women how and when they can facilitate contraception or any other single solitary thing? Have you lost your collective minds? Go get a colonoscopy, a vasectomy, prostate exam till the cows come home but do not think for a nanosecond that you are going to tell the rest of us what to do with ourselves North OR SOUTH! PFFFFT. Sheesh! The unmitigated GALL! To all my readers across the pond? Woking, London, ByFleet, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, Romania, Ukraine? We are not all as nutty as the politicians that you read about in the U.S. I promise. (Dorothy...this one is for you girlfriend)
-I wonder if my friends know how much their personal bits of happiness bring me joy. I know how that sounds but its true. One friend has embarked on a new adventure eying a new career and is in school. A huge sacrifice. One friend is plotting methodically starting their own business bit by bit, another friend has her beloved daughter and grand baby visiting for a bit. One friend just received the blessed news that a loved ones check up was A-O.K! Each morsel of news of these things makes me so happy. It just adds to my day. It restores my reserves for the bits of other news. It helps me be fully present when there are prayers to be offered, energy work to assist in situations and helps maintain balance when the word is complicated, chaotic and downright worrisome.
-An author friend of mine gave a shout-out for my book this week. I was so touched! It meant so much.
-The handsome and talented and witty Mr. A. surprised me at the oral surgeon's office this week. I came out in the waiting room just prior to my surgery to find both he and our eldest looking up Youtube videos of people who have been under anesthesia for dental procedures and the funny things they say! I immediately felt compelled to order a strip search of video cameras/phones! I know these two! Grrrrrr.
-While laying low post molar extraction...our eldest graciously put on a movie for her Moo. Stardust. I had never seen it only in bits and pieces. It is from 2007 with Clair Danes and Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pheiffer. What a treasure. Really magical and lovely.
-Finally watched Kung Fu Panda II. As good if not better than the first edition.
-Thanks to everyone for all of the love and prayers this week. It means more than you could possibly know. I am so grateful.
My life is so full of fun, laughter, creativity and people that I love. I wish the same for each and every one of you.
And so it is.
WELCOME to FRIDAY- Let's Get Random. The Friday post is all about the random, incongruent,non-sequitir types of moments from throughout the week. I happen to be of the opinion that everyone else's weeks are like mine which is funny, poignant, outrageously bothersome in small measure and filled with really good bits to carry forward in large measure. So here we go.
- Walking barefooted in the darkened garage and stepping on a fat rubber band? Feels like stepping on a snake complete with awkward gasping and running away in a panic. Dangerously close to a loss of bladder control moment.
-I've decided to stop being so biased about foods that I never liked as a child. 2 nights ago I made an attempt with Hominy. HOLY CRAP! Sometimes it is best to go with your instincts and never look back. I won't be looking back at Hominy ever again. Ewwwww.
-I see these everywhere. I see whole groups of folks taking a photo where they are all wearing fake ones. I have missed something that appears to be taking the world by storm. I don't get it. People change their facebook profile page to show off their faux stache. I pay good money to make sure that....Oh never mind.
-Sitting in the cardiologists office for a very long time the other day I found it fascinating that they had a real life crime drama complete with murder simulation on the t.v. in the waiting room. By the time I went in for my exam I was a wreck! The news channel would have brought about the same result for me as I may be more delicate than I appear. Bugs Bunny, is there something wrong with reruns of Bugs Bunny?
-I'm probably the last person to have seen the movie The Help. LOVED IT. Loved it from start to finish. Loved the writing, the cinematography, thrilled with the art direction, the acting was truly amazing. It will be a forever favorite and a treasured birthday gift from a lovely friend. I am forever changed by it. I remember as a little girl in the 1960's there were separate bathrooms at the park near downtown Sacramento. sigh for reals.
-Generally speaking I consider my Italian greyhounds to be pretty dang smart. Well, except for one who shall go nameless poor little fellow. Still if I wear a shirt that has beads or heaven forbid sequence? They thing they are kibble snacks and try to eat my shirt. So wrong and disappointing at the same time.
-It just may be that it is not only us humans that tend towards the notion that the grass is always greener on the other side. I pay close attention to the goings on at the pond near our home. The ducks and geese and 2 beautiful pairs of black swans have me captivated. I love the copious amounts of Coots we have with their burp like vocalizations. They swim contentedly knowing that the pond is just perfect in every way. That is until the sprinklers come on full blast on the grassy banks. You would think some naughty waterfowl honked "SHARK" what with the winged creatures thundering out of the pond to frolic in the spray of the sprinklers. It's the best. Change is as good as a rest perhaps.
-I am a proud graduate of a Certified Intuitive Angels Course taught by a talented and renowned teacher Danielle Garcia. We even have cool t-shirts that are purple and have wings on them that say "GOT ANGELS?" A woman approaches me as asks me what my shirt is all about and I explain to her that I assist others in connecting with the Angelic realm via readings, spiritual coaching etc. Looooooooonnnnnng pause, crickets chirping at which point she says..."oooooooookkkkkkkaaaaaayyyyyyyy." I love people. I knew this would be her response when she asked me but she could not help herself. She wanted to be snide and I applaud her for showing discretion because as I mentioned earlier ehehehehehehe I may be more delicate than I appear!
In case you are too? Take good care of yourself. Know that you are loved beyond measure. Take that knowledge and make sure those near and not so near to you know that they are loved beyond measure as well.
Hugs, chocolate and lots of laughs.
For me however, Friday, as it relates to the blog post will be RANDOM/DUMP day. A listing of ponderings, musings, silliness etc. Hence the Beagle to the left. And so without further adieu...
-I wonder if the folks in Europe and Asia who are so kind to read my blog wonder about our politics. Especially lately. Sheesh. We are not all this wacky.
-Pinterest has practically taken over my life and has seriously impacted my sleep. I wake up at 3 a.m. to see what is new to pin to my boards.
-The handsome and talented Mr. A. took me to dinner at The Palm for Valentine's Day. It was to die for delicious. The Caesar salad and the Ribeye were amazing. And the BREAD.... Holy Moly. I would go out with him again if he asked.
-At the risk of whining...everyone in Las Vegas has been 3 kinds of giddy over the 70 degree weather last week. Not me. PFFFFFT. It if it is 70 now in February it will be 122 degrees in July. NO thank you.
-Geese are cranky. And they bite and leave bruises. The Geese at our neighborhood pond even follow you so they can bite your ankles.
-When I get nervous I often sing "Rabbit in Red" from the Bugs Bunny cartoons. It's the one where Bugs is in a lovely red evening gown and his ears are all done in an Up do.
-Do celebrities know how scary they look when they have had "work done?" You haven't seen a star for a while and all of a sudden they are on a show or there is a promo and you find yourself wondering if something horrible has frightened them so much that their face stuck in the shocked pose. Eyes all wide and all hint of life's living erased. This is usually followed by a hair color no longer found in the wild.
-I love Adele and am so glad she is back with that voice.
-RIP Whitney Houston. I take a very dim view of those who opine that her loss is not as much a tragedy due to the possibility of drugs/alcohol in her system at the time of her death. Each person can never be replaced and losing a loved one in this way is as tragic, if not more, than any other loss. Families worry for years over their addicted loved one and this kind of loss is their greatest fear. Compassion is called for here.
-Mr. A. and I watched Moneyball with Brad Pitt. Really liked it. The story surprisingly held my interest and the acting was really well done. The girl who played Brad Pitt's daughter has the potential to be a big star.
-As previously mentioned in a post...Midnight in Paris may become a favorite movie for me. I loved it from the beginning with its art direction, cinematography and the story.
-Do me a favor??? You have all been so kind to read my book. Would you mind writing a review on Amazon? That would be so cool.
-As long as you are all being so cool. Especially you folks in Michigan!!! Go to my facebook page for my silk scarves..Tilly's Treasures and like the page. Then hop on over to the book page, Inexplicable Grace-An Adoptee Journeys Home and like that too? Thanks. That means more than you know.
-So do something fun and creative this weekend. Don't forget to cook for yourselves. Let go of the fast food thing for reals squeals.