Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Late Night Bits

Green is Good
Well the sun finally came out today after two days of steady rain and a third of off and on showers.  Sheesh!  We surely need the rain but was getting old.  I'm just thankful that I don't have any major leaks in the house as a result.  Counting my blessings on that one !

Spring has sprung for sure.  I swear my Azaleas seemingly popped out overnight and that was before all the rain.  They sure do look pretty.  My guess is that they will grow madly least I hope.  The seeds I had thrown in my pots earlier this month are sprouting green.  I now have quite a few greens sticking out of the dirt.  Maybe I was doing this flower thing all wrong to begin with.  Meaning, start from scratch instead of buying flowers that have already bloomed.  I'm hoping my Grandmother's green thumb is laying her blessings on my flowers.  I do wish I had her gardening magic. 

I'm thinking about ditching the cable like many others and going the Netflix and Amazon way.  I still need internet for sure, but I'm trying to cut costs to save more in the future.  However, my TV is really old.  I don't even have a Flat Screen or a "Smart TV" so how do I hook up the internet to a 15 year old TV?  Plus, there isn't really one show that I consistently watch and I get kind of bored doing the whole "binge watch" thing.  I like to surf...and sometimes my attention span is really short so with cable at least I can click away.  I don't know...guess I will figure it out.  I will miss Paladia for sure.  Which is now MTV Live, but's a good channel if you like music.  And that's all that it is.  Music.  No stupid shows.  Just music.  The heartbeat to my soul. 

Speaking of music, there are so many shows on my 'bucket list' and there are some good ones coming.  There is one dude~Robert Randolph~ that's coming to town and tickets are cheap.  I just might have to go to this one folks.  It's in town and it's very doable.  The Tedeshci Trucks Band is playing in Charlotte in July, Blondie and Garbage in Raleigh in August and Green Day in September again in Raleigh.  Sigh...I can't do all of them.  Or at least I feel..I wish I had a unlimited supply of money so I can go to all the live music shows that I wish.  However, bills come and go, unexpected bumps in the road and there is something called a savings account that I really need to pay more attention to...decisions,'s hard to choose. 

So what are your summer plans and wishes?  Who do you want to see in concert?  And the cable stuff...ditch it or keep it?  What do you do?  Until next time....elizinashe
I Need More of This !

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Bits

Let's Bloom! 
Happy Spring Y'all.  The trees are beginning to pop out, people are planting flowers and the giant bumble bees are hovering around.  Ahhh...what a relief. 

Friends in need....I have a friend whom I have distanced myself from due to drama.  I really haven't missed her and I don't feel bad about admitting that.  Sometimes you have to take care of yourself.  And I have.  However, she recently has reached out to me and there is all kinds of crap going on in her world.  To keep it really short, she's getting the help that she truly needs.  That's a good thing.  However, despite the texts and messages that I told her that she had sent to me and apparently to her cousin, she blames me, her cousin and her older son for the predicament that she is in now. did this to yourself sister and you were screaming for help.  Own up to that.  I may lose her completely as a friend but that's totally okay with me.  I don't feel bad for contacting others to follow up on her safety.  I've done it before on another friend and I'd do it again.  I wish her well. 

Speaking of planting flowers...I typically stick with planting after Mother's Day as the old timers do.  But I decided to buy some cheap flower seeds and throw them in my pots that already have dirt.  I typically buy flowers already potted and bloomed out, but I'm taking my chances.  Hopefully I will have some sprouts in a couple of weeks.  We shall see...don't hold your breath. 

I'm going to see this crazy band tomorrow night that I've seen before.  I'm excited.  The first time I saw them they opened for the Dave Matthews Band.  I was impressed.  I knew I wanted to see them again.  And I did.  They came out my way about two years ago.  Man...what a good show.  And now they are returning to the same venue here in town.  This will be a lovely way to spend a Sunday night.  I've really missed live music and I going to make an effort to do it more often as it fills my soul and makes me happy.  One of my girlfriends from work is going to be my co-pilot.  She's never seen them but I'm pretty sure she will walk away amazed and wondering "What in the hell did I just see?".  I'm looking forward to the girly time.  I can always use more of that.

In the meantime, get out an enjoy the sunshine and go have some fun!  See ya later!  elizinashe
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