I started the week feeling pretty shaggy so I was ecstatic to finally get a haircut - thank goodness for hairdressers! I don't know about you, but a good hairdresser is hard to find and when you find someone you keep them if at all possible. I enjoy catching up and chatting with Gina while she works her magic. I just went short this time - no funky colors added although maybe before summer. I always feel terrific when I leave as she does all the things to my hair that I don't do daily.
Finally got a chance to catch up with the Bunco Babes this week. I have been missing our nights for months so I able to host as well. It was great catching up with these women as we cover several decades in ages and we are at different stages in life and career. I made the simple dinner and my BFF made the desserts (YUM!). It was a nice of chatting and laughter. Hopefully, I'll see them in May. What do you do to stay in touch with your friends? Have laughter in your life?
Well, we started the massive cleanup/cleanout at home. I won't say I'm not a little anxious, but I'm trying to be real about things I don't use/don't need. How many crystal decanters do I need when I don't have alcohol in the house and have them tucked away in a cabinet? How many coffee mugs? I reached out to a local charity to see if they wanted the furniture and everything else- waiting to hear back. As some of the furniture is covered in fabric many charities will not accept - I supplied pictures to this one and they will decide. I know they will take the bookcases and bureaus, but we also have chairs, a sofa, rollaway bed, etc. that need to go. I contacted a friend that is a teacher and offered her all of my craft type stuff that I have never done anything with (paints, beads, wood, etc.). She is thrilled to take it all. I still need to attack my bedroom, office, and linen closet, but I will get it done. I feel pretty good that most of the items will go to someone that will make use of them. I truly do not want to throw out furniture because the cloth is becoming dried out when it can be covered and be like new. As I told my BFF when I see everything on the table I get overwhelmed and do not want to make a decision so I sit on the side for a while and just look. Then I get up and make a decision to keep an item or two and everything else can go. What do you get overwhelmed by?
I watched the movie Philomena last night/this morning. A woman looks for her long lost son who was taken from her in an Irish convent and then sold for adoption when she was an unwed mother. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were both excellent in this movie. It was very good and in many ways thought provoking about the times. I have been reading murder and mayhem this past week as I catch up on my stack of books. What are you watching/reading?
My funny story of the week. I am attending a wedding in Texas in May. I decided that perhaps it was time I bought a dress - yes a dress! I head to Macy's on Monday with my coupons looking for sales and I come across a couple of dresses that in many ways are not my usual style of dress at all. I am in the changing room taking pictures to send to my BFF to get her opinion and darnit no service! Which means, I have to decide myself if I like the look or not. Well, I must have liked the look because I purchased three dresses and had a fashion show at home later that day. My friends agreed with me on the dress for the wedding and then I decided to keep all three (they said they all looked good). I thought you never know when you need to look a bit more polished or professional. So for a person who did not have one dress in her closet and has not in several years - I now have three. Now for shoes.......this will be another story I'm sure. What's your funny story of the week?
My youngest nephew Brian had a skateboard accident and has possible ACL damage. He has been undergoing needles and MRIs and not being to move around like he wants to. After all he is almost 14 and does not like to sit still or be indoors too much. He is mostly upset because he loves to play baseball and if he ends up having surgery he can't play baseball. My coaching mind was thinking: How will this change you? Are there other things you can do? Let's wait until you know for sure before getting upset. My auntie was thinking: oh no he's in pain, how can I help? I want to give him a hug. He'll find out this week about whether the knee will require surgery. As I told him, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you only need physical therapy or something like that. What do you do when life throws a curve?
I am going to end it here today. I hope you enjoyed reading the blog today. Have a good week. Hopefully, you can enjoy some spring weather. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"THE ONLY THING THAT STANDS BETWEEN A PERSON AND WHAT THEY WANT IN LIFE IS THE WILL TO TRY IT AND THE FAITH TO BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE." Rich Devos
"MISTAKES ARE THE USUAL BRIDGE BETWEEN INEXPERIENCE AND WISDOM." Phyllis Theroux
"EACH FRIEND REPRESENTS A WORLD IN US, A WORLD NOT POSSIBLY BORN UNTIL THEY ARRIVE, AND IT IS ONLY BY THIS MEETING A NEW WORLD IS BORN." Anais Nin