Category: Good Things

A Good Start on My Holiday Shopping

December 5, 2017 at 7:55 pmCategory:Good Things | My Life

Well, I finally got around to starting my Christmas shopping this past weekend at the local mall.  It was crowded, so I guess most people are trying to get it done before the stores get too mobbed.  I love the feeling of a shopping center at Christmas time.  I enjoy watching  families scurrying around with their little ones in tow.  I love seeing the Children’s faces and wonder if they are thinking about Santa’s upcoming visit.  Children make Christmas so much fun.

I enjoy the lights and decorations.  I love to see the charity at Christmas with the giving Angel Tree and the Salvation Army Bell ringer.  While I wish we would be charitable all year long, I am glad that at Christmas we reach out to help others.

I’m glad that the weather wasn’t bad for the shopping weekend. I remember one year that I could not go shopping until the very last possible Saturday and it was bitter cold with hard rain pouring all day. I got totally soaked to the bone carrying my purchases to my car in the parking lot and was miserable the entire day. That really took the fun out of shopping and I promised myself right then to never wait until the last minute ever again!

International Games

August 8, 2016 at 2:31 pmCategory:Good Things | My Life | The Web

I bet you thought this post was going to be about the World Olympics, didn’t you? LOL After all, the games will be on TV every day and every night for the next week. And I love watching them, too!

But, no, this is not about the Olympics. It is about a game of Spades that I just played on one of the Facebook apps. There are about a dozen different spades game apps on Facebook. All of them are free, too. My favorite one is called Spades Plus.

So today I need a short break and decided to play a couple of quick games. On the Facebook apps you play short, fast games. Some of them are only 1 or 2 hands. So I clicked on a 200 point game and ended up at a table with some fascinating people. Denis was playing from his hone in Germany. G3 was playing from India and my partner, Mercedes, was in Saudi Arabia. They were all nice, friendly people and very good players.

My partner and I won the first game and we all agreed to a rematch. The other team won the second game, so we decided to play one more and break the tie. Mercedes was brave and bid a risky nil and when we made that, we won the last game! Woot!

That was such a nice mental health break, and the exhilaration of winning made it so much easier to get back on task with a smile and a good attitude.

My Favorite Chocolates

September 22, 2012 at 10:05 pmCategory:Food | Good Things | My Life

Some people are just chocolate whores. They don’t care what kind of chocolate they eat – they just want all the chocolate they can stuff into their fat fucking mouths.

On the other hand, you have people – like me – are are very picky about their chocolate. If it is cheap chocolate – or bad chocolate – I don’t want it. I want the good stuff and I’m not willing to lower my standards and eat just any old chocolate. If it’s not Godiva chocolate or Ghiradeli chocolate, I’m not interested. Keep your damn Hershey bars and store brand chocolates – I don’t want them!

I’m not a truffles fan, either. I don’t even like the Toblerone chocolates – they are not my idea of a good chocolate. I have eaten some Lindt truffles a couple of times – not impressed, but I didn’t spit them out into the garbage, either. I just wouldn’t go buy any of that on my own. I’ll hold out for the good stuff.

Called My Mom

May 13, 2012 at 10:26 pmCategory:Good Things | My Life

Really glad that I called my mom today and wished her a Happy Mother’s Day. She was busy all day with my brothers and sisters and I’m the only one who lives too far away to be able to come for a little party or a nice dinner. So I called her and we talked for about 20 minutes. That was really nice. She is an awesome person and I’m lucky to have her as a mom.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

Horoscope for Fun

May 7, 2012 at 5:19 pmCategory:Good Things | My Life

Do you ever read your daily horoscope? I do because I think it is fun to see if what they predict for me turns out to be true. Sometimes it does – and sometimes it doesn’t. But the horoscopes are just for entertainment. you cannot plan your day or your life based on what a horoscope says.

My sign is confusing because I was born on the day when two horoscopes change. One is ending and another one is beginning. So they call this day “on the cusp” and say that you have a chance of either one of the horoscope being true for you. So I read them both and see which one looks like it might have a better chance of coming true. I can’t really tell if one is stronger than the other, but it is fun to read them and then look back at your day and compare it to what they predicted.