Focus, Focus, Focus!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I am sitting here trying to think of something clever to write!  I’m really having difficulty focusing today.  When I first got online, of course I had to check my email.  Then to Facebook to see if I needed to wish anyone a Happy Birthday.  Oh, I better do Facebook first because it’s Valentine’s day and I want to mention that in my status update.  Two hours and no Happy Birthdays later, I go to my email.  Of course I am well informed on what’s happening (or not happening) in Washington.  I have listened to several more Whitney Houston tributes (both made me cry).   I also had to check out my favorite site,, for a funny clip about a donkey!  Ok, back to my email.  Really.

Are you kidding me?  I have way too much “junk” in my inbox.  I need to go through this and do some “unsubscribing”.   An hour and a half later, my email inbox is cleaned up but haven’t written a word on my new blog entry.  😦  It will have to wait because my dog, Isabelle, is twirling around and snorting, indicating she “must” go outside for a walk.  I need a break anyway.

Ok, back from my walk – but wait, I’m getting hungry.  Maybe I need some lunch.  And some coffee.  Or tea.  Be back in a bit, little blog.

Back once again.  Facebook checked, email read, dog walked, lunch eaten – so now I can finally write!  Nope.  Someone’s at the door &  Isabelle is going nuts (she doesn’t like visitors).    Maintenance men are here to work on the house.   Discussions with them ensue and repairs are made…or attempted.  Ever unclog a toilet with a coat hanger?  Me either.  Most be a maintenance man thing.

Ok, finally,  back to blogging.  And on and on it goes.

I’m not sure what the problem is today but I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that it has to do with eliminating diet soda from my daily routine!  Instead, I have been drinking coffee and tea.  Maybe I need to cut back on those too!  I’ll fix me some water with lemon, instead.  Right after I check Pinterest!



Happy Birthday, Mona!

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday.  Mona hit the big 60!   Carole, sister #3 (she thinks she’s #1 🙂 )  is joining us for a celebration tonight by going to Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant “Five Sixty” in Dallas, TX for happy hour.

This from Wolfgang’s website:  “Dallas’ horizon brightens with Five Sixty atop Reunion Tower.  The skyline’s 560-foot landmark with the distinctive glowing ball houses the master chef’s first fine dining restaurant in the city.  Upon ascending 50 stories, diners depart from the elevator at the center of the restaurant.  From the moment guests enter, they are greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant, offering 360-degree views of Dallas as the room revolves. ”

Then going to “The House of Blues” for dinner!  Should be a good time!


Great weekend!  Weather was in the 60’s and very little wind.  Perfect for sale-ing.  That’s what I do on the weekend with my sisters, Mona and Carole. Go to Estate Sales in Dallas.  Ok, we go to them on Thursdays and Fridays, too!  Mona and I live together and have almost furnished our entire house with purchases from sales.  Saturday we went to four different sales in Central Dallas.  We bought some Revere Ware pots with lids and a small fire pit.  I also purchased a large entertainment center for $20.  Now I just have to figure out how to get it home!   Pics to follow.

Let’s get started!

Well, here goes!  I’m going to write and publish my first post today.  I’ve been wanting to start a blog for some time now.  I’ve just been too scared.  Scared of the technology I’m not familiar with.  Scared of making mistakes – grammatical, punctuation, spelling, etc.  Scared of getting my facts wrong.  Scared of putting my thoughts on paper for anyone & everyone to see (and critique).  Scared of not having anything of value to say.  Not sure why – guess I want everyone to think I’m perfect!  🙂  Ridiculous!  But you know what?  I don’t care.  I’m not going to worry about the mistakes – because I WILL make them.  I’m even going to WELCOME them!  Because as my sister, Mona, reminded me, mistakes are how you learn.

I’ve watched my granddaughter, Adalynn, teach herself how to do things for a year now.  Most recently, she learned how to walk.  Without a Quick Start guide!  Just a step or two at first.  She always fell down.  Funny how that didn’t deter her.  She wasn’t embarrassed.  Not once did she look around to see if anyone noticed or was laughing at her.  And she got better, faster and more confident.  Of course it helped that every time she did it we all clapped and cheered!  She claps and cheers for herself now.  I hope she always will.  Every time she tries something new.  Even if she makes mistakes.

As for my fears, I’ve decided to write about them and then let them go.  I have spent too many hours of my life being afraid of messing up.   Of not being perfect.  Of course I’m perfect!  🙂  Perfectly normal.  But I’m changing my normal.  Blogging-without-fear will become normal for me.  Yay!  (hands clapping)  🙂