Monday, January 29, 2018

To Continue....


If I'm going to list 75 things that make me happy before March 10th I better get this list movin'. But first I want to give a little shout out to all those that still flip on their Christmas lights every night and have their crispy, brown-tipped "fresh" wreaths still hanging on their doors. It's over people....give it up. I'm bad, but not "end of January" bad. Our weekend was up in the 50's so there is no longer an excuse. OK, I'm done with the bitchin'.

After bemoaning the fact that I have been very sad and tied to my I-PAD for hours on end, I have actually been quite busy and have had little time for playing Spider Solitaire....oh I didn't mention that did I?!  Don't and I really mean don't start, it is a true time suck. I couldn't understand when many became so addicted to Candy Crush, but I'm probably worse with Spider Solitaire. Hour upon hour upon hour, I feel like I should stand in front of a circle of like minded people and admit that "I Am A Spider Solitaire Co-Holic."  Please tell me that there are others out there who have such addictions, it would truly make me feel less obsessive.

Friday was Chicago Symphony Orchestra night with a lovely group of women. We purchased season tickets (3 in total) and have enjoyed meeting for dinner at a delicious restaurant, imbibing in a glass of wine and consuming a delicious dinner along with sharing a decadent dessert prior to the concert. The concerts are a tremendous delight and expands my knowledge of classical musicians and their great works. So that becomes #3 in my makes me happy list....my CSO night with the ladies.

#4 has to be the simply wonderful movies I've seen lately. I've probably told this story before, but when I was a child, around 7-8 years old, we lived on a rather busy street. My Mother would help me cross the street and I would walk the 3 or 4 blocks by myself to our local movie theater, pay $.10 for a ticket and sit thru whatever movie was playing that week until my Dad would pick me up on his way home from work in the evening. That is where my love of movies began. We didn't have TV in those days, so the movies became my favorite entertainment as a child.  This year there have been some outstanding movies that I've seen, "Wonder", every school age child should see this, "The Post" a timely movie considering what has been perceived as "fake news", "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO" omg Frances McDormand is such a bad-ass actress. "The Darkest Hour" another brilliant performance by Gary Oldman, Winston perfection. I did see "Get Out" early last year when it came out....I must be too old to appreciate this kind of story. Maybe if I saw it again, I would have a better reaction. "Lady Bird" was good, but I wouldn't call it the best. I watched "Mudbound" on Netflix and again, it was just OK. Plans are to see "The Shape of Water" on Wednesday.  Thank goodness I have girlfriends that love movies as much as I do.

#5 Doritos or Fritos Scoops (not picky) and and Tostitos Salsa Con Queso. I have to physically grab my grocery cart keeping both hands on the bar so as to not reach out and grab a bag and a jar of these 2 treats that are like a narcotic binge for me. But I admit there are times when the urge is greater than the struggle and I give in. And as long as the jar still has even a dribble left, I am in binging bliss.

Capturing the sweet Junco outside my window always makes me happy, so this is my #6 (see photo above)

And *7 is tulips from Trader Joe's....what a welcome sight during these grey days. So much joy for $4.99.


OK, only 68 more to go. And I have a little over a month so stay tuned for this continuing list.

Happy Monday, have a great week.

Until next time....





7 comments:

  1. Oh no! Not another Frito and salsa addict! I tell myself I buy them “for the grandchildren...” (also my doc did say that I should eat a little more salt so thst’s a great excuse!) Friends, music, birds, entertainment, and flowers are great things for your list. You’re on a roll.

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  2. I so want to see the Post. And yesss Wonder is the best!!!
    Also I assume you are the Deanna who so sweetly donated?! THANK YOU!!

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  3. Oh my . . .
    What a delight you are . . .
    (visions of hands glued to shopping cart, eyes focused ahead!)

    Whirly Word is my sign up for “addict meet” . . .
    Spider Solitaire had me for a bit and then I moved on . . .

    Pinkish tulips jumped in my cart yesterday . . .
    I do love that winter cheer . . .

    Wonder needs to be added to school curriculum . . .
    Loved . . . LOVED the book most, movie was wonderful too . . .

    Junco grey is a beautiful shade . . .

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  4. Even though I love creating films - short films - I have a hard time sitting still long enough for movies. I should be watching them now that it is winter. Keep the list coming, don't give up we want to read more.

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  5. I rarely if ever watch movies, but because of the weather lately, I have been doing just that!!
    Two really good ones I've seen recently...Ironweed (Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep), and Flawless (Robert DiNiro and Phillip Seymour Hoffman).

    I saw tulips in a local store recently, but they did not look too "happy!" As soon as I find ones that do, I just know that they will jump in my cart just like your Doritos and dip!! :-)

    Happy day to you, my friend.
    xo.

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  6. Deanna,

    Thanks for sharing where your love for movies came from. Good memories! I can read and read and read a little more. But to sit and watch a movie the movie has to grab my attention fast. I'm not much of a tv watcher either.

    I'd go for the Trader Joe tulips too. It's always fun to get pretty subjects to take pictures of. :)

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  7. Hi Deanna, I can so relate to your love of movies. My Sweetfisherman and I always went to the movies on dates because of lack of anything else to do and then when his job got very stressful it was a two hour getaway from the world. Even now, we are usually the first to watch a new movie when it makes it's depute. We have sat through cartoons, chick flicks, action you name it...We love the movies....Your photographs are beautiful as usual. You are a very talented lady....Love reading your list happy list...

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