It was not a busy week for me although I did get a few more things done. I ordered new glasses (regular and sunglasses) such a process for me as there are so many choices. I also went to the dentist. I have known this man since he started out and he did all of my crown and implant work way too many years ago. When your crowns are 26 years old I guess I should expect some issues. The results were not too bad considering it had been a few years. Thank goodness I know how to brush my teeth...LOL! (The hygienist did not have to scrape too much.) Already scheduled a return visit to get the work started. On the way to his office I saw many many changes along the way: buildings/blocks torn down, new buildings (some high rises) put up, and of course traffic.
Lady and I walked as much as she wanted...LOL! We have a fenced in yard so we will take her in the backyard without her collar and she just stands there. She will take a few steps do her business and come back in. She will not stay out there by herself. She loves our sun porch and will find a sunspot and nap. I heard her bark the other day and realized she saw a squirrel or bunny in the yard. She did meet a couple of our longtime neighbors and was very polite.
I'm still wearing my little boot for my foot. It seems to be helping as well as the inner soles. Of course, I limp a little so it's throwing my gait off. My hips and back are not happy, but I'll keep moving.
My friends and I ventured to the Old Ox Brewery last night for a comedy show. I've never been to the brewery although it's been around for quite a few years. I don't know if I'll ever get used to seeing kids and babies in a brewery...LOL! Although I should remember where I came from and most bars/taverns/pubs were called "family" places so that people could bring their kids. They have a lot of events that happen for families and groups. They had a French food truck, but we had eaten at a little Greek place around the corner. The show was not bad (a couple of the comediennes were a bit raunchier than others). I like good old fashioned humor vice about sex and body parts. The emcee was actually funnier than two of the comediennes. It felt good to be with friends and laugh.
I finished two amazing books this past week: "BROKEN OPEN" by Elizabeth Lesser. It's about how difficult times help us grow as well as transitions and changes. She provides stories and tools that are relatable. Hmmm...wonder why I read this book at this time. Also, "FROM BROKEN GLASS" by Steve Ross. It's his story of surviving Hitler's death camps and finding hope and inspiring others. He was instrumental in the creation of the Holocaust Memorial in Boston. Extremely moving story.
The daily and wacky holidays for the week...provides something lighthearted to think about:
17 Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
17 Submarine Day - the hero sandwich or the boat??
17 Saint Patrick's Day
18 Goddess of Fertility Day
18 Supreme Sacrifice Day
19 Poultry Day
19 Tea for Two Tuesday - third Tuesday in March
20 International Earth Day
20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
20 Proposal Day
20 National Agriculture Day - date varies
20 Spring (Vernal) Equinox
21 Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - third Thursday of month
21 Credit Card Reduction Day
21 Fragrance Day
21 Purim - begins at sundown, date varies
22 National Goof Off Day
23 Melba Toast Day
23 National Chip and Dip Day
23 National Puppy Day
23 Near Miss Day
As I finish up here I looked out the window and can see two bright red cardinals playing among the tree. So great to see the angels having fun. I hope you have a great day where you are. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience." —Unknown
“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” ―Oprah Winfrey
“Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” ―Mary Anne Radmacher