Wrapping Up 2017 in Style!

This weekend has been crazy hectic and full of fun! With New Year’s Eve on a Sunday night, we’ve made this a four day weekend of parties and great food with friends all over town!

The whole year is almost behind us. I’ve had some good times and some troubled times, but mostly good, considering. I think the best part was a couple of the concerts that I was able to attend, including my favorite jazz musician, Boney James. Boney plays the saxophone like nobody else and he is SOOOOOO sexy! I really loved that show!

Anyway, I’ve got to run out to a party tonight and then we are all going dowtown tomorrow night for the big New Year’s Eve bash and to welcome in 2018. So you soon!

Should it stay? Or should it go?

I am seriously thinking about redecorating this place. It has become so cluttered with stuff that it is just too much. How do we end up collecting a bunch of stuff we don’t need? I know that some of it came from gifts and such, but the rest I seem to have bought and I have no clue what I was thinking when I did. Nothing seems to match now. It is all a Hodge podge of stuff everywhere. It is time to use that Japanese thing, where you hold something and if you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it!

A yard sale will help thin things out and also help pay for the paint and such as I redecorate. I do have to figure out what I want to keep and what style I want to have in here. I really like the rustic look and I have a few things that can be re-purposed to that effect. There is some paint that makes things look older than they are. I am going to use some of that on a few things and see how they look afterwards. We shall see how it all turns out, but if it’s a bust I’ll get rid of it and looks for something else to replace it.

Chocolate is the food of love

For years I’ve heard that eating chocolate releases a chemical in the bloodstream that gives the consumer the same “rush” that they get when they are in love. Maybe that is why giving a woman birthday chocolates or Valentine’s day chocolates is such a popular gift. I’ve read that eating dark chocolate is actually supposed to be healthy for you, but to be honest I don’t care for the bitterness of dark chocolate. My favorite chocolate is white chocolate, which I understand isn’t really chocolate at all, but is almond paste.

Whenever I make a batch of brownies from a mix I like to add some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter. If I have some white chips I’ll add them too. I think that it just makes the brownies a little bit extra special. You should try it too sometime; your family will love you for it!

Groundhog day is fast approaching

My boyfriend and I were talking about groundhog day, and how it is fast approaching. I think the entire concept of groundhog day is a little bit silly – waking up a poor hibernating critter to see if it sees its shadow or not is just plain silly. If it’s sunny out, of course it is going to see its shadow (if it looks!) Just let the poor thing sleep for crying out loud! I mean they say if he sees his shadow, it’s six more weeks of winter, if he doesn’t, then we’ll have spring in six weeks. Well, what is the difference?  Six of one, half a dozen of the other. It makes no sense at all to me, really!

Serious Keyboard

When I first met John, he was telling me about how he has a recording studio in his house, and that he does professional recordings for customers. He was telling me about all of his state of the art equipment, like a studio 61 keyboard, as if I was supposed to know what all of the brand names were, and be impressed with what he has. I was too embarrassed to admit that I don’t know anything about what brands are good, and what are not, or even what all of the different pieces of equipment do. Sometimes it is hard to fake it, you know what I mean?