Saturday, November 23, 2013

Another time to be thankful

A lot of people I know/have known just love to spew about how thankful they are for this, that and the other - but usually, it's done in a manner of self-serving platitudes and managing to exude their wonderfulness while not taking responsibility for the harm they may have caused others.  Nonetheless, when I read or hear certain individuals deliver their sermons, I just shake my head.  I can't help it.  So let's keep it simple:

I have a lot to be thankful for.  I have a beautiful new home; no debt; my health, friends, things that fulfill me (like music and writing), family and love.  The person I love is healthy after a year of difficulty and we are together and happy.  So no more nor less need be said.

We will shop later today for Thanksgiving groceries and I will savor this year's feast with a great deal of joy.

And my wish to all is everyone be with the ones you love and be thankful for that.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Peaceful, easy feeling

Yes, that's a double-edged sword of a title.  I'm feeling very good; very relaxed - looking around at our new apartment - everything in its place and it makes me happy and proud.  And we're going to the Garden tonight to see The Eagles, which makes me completely uncool.  However, I could give less than a shit, since it was high time I acknowledged that deep down inside, I always liked them - ever since I was a kid, hearing those singles on AM radio in our Opel Kadett wagon. 

Today is even more special, as a dear friend of mine is getting married.  As much as it pains me to know we can't be with the happy couple, our love and positive thoughts are with them.  I hope Frank and Trish have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them and I'm sending them all my love.

So how could I not feel laid back and relax for once?  Now it's time to grocery shop.  Tomorrow, it's back to writing reviews...