No Football for Me This Weekend

February 2, 2018 // Posted in Fun, Life, Travel (Tags: , , ) |  No Comments

It’s Super bowl 2018 weekend, but this post isn’t going to be about football. In fact, since I don’t care about either team at all, I’m not going to waste my time watching the game. I have too much to do around the house this weekend.

My friends who live in Minneapolis rented out their house to someone traveling to town to attend the super bowl.  They rented through Air BNB.  After looking into it, I found that Air BNB is a neat idea about renting rooms or houses, and was initially started by two guys who couldn’t afford the rent on their loft apartment.  The initial idea was to put an air mattress on the floor in their living room of their San Francisco loft and making it into a Bed and Breakfast.

The concept has expanded to people renting their entire houses, apartments, private rooms, castles, boats, tree houses, tipis, igloos and private islands!  How cool would it be to rent a private island?

The guests have to complete a profile including a photo so that the homeowners get to “meet” the guests a head of time.

The homeowner is advised to have insurance covering damage by guests but Air BNB also offers $1,000,000 in secondary coverage which covers for damage including vandalism and theft.

I had another friend that used Air BNB to stay in an awesome townhouse for a celebratory weekend in New York City.  I haven’t used it myself but it seems like a great concept and something I’d use if I was traveling.

Dream Meanings

June 20, 2017 // Posted in Fun, Health, Life (Tags: ) |  No Comments

I had the strangest dream last night and I’m trying to remember it so I can write it down.  I know it involved traveling to the wedding of a lady that I know is already married (in real life).  I’m sure more details will come to mind as I go about my day.  I was curious though, so I went online and found a website called that interprets your dreams.  I typed in, “travel to wedding” and the results were as follows:

“To dream of a wedding indicates your life is about to change.  An aspect of your waking life is ending but another is about to begin.  In many cases, you may feel negatively about the wedding you see in your dreams.  This is typically meant to bring to mind a fear or anxiety from your waking life.  You may have feelings of sorrow, or a loved one may soon pass”.

WOW! That is really spot on as I’ve dealt with a lot of loss, disappointment,  fear and anxiety over the last year.

Isn’t it fun to try to interpret your dreams?  I thought I would like to dream about laughing until I looked up the interpretation.  Dreaming of laughing may indicate stress or tension.  Seeing other people laugh is a message to give yourself a break and be more playful in your waking life.  Seeing someone laughing at you implies social anxiety and the need to be mentally kinder to yourself.

I think I will keep a dream notebook near my bed and pay more attention to what is taking place in my dreams.

Countdown to Christmas

December 20, 2016 // Posted in Good Food, Life, Party (Tags: , ) |  No Comments

Here it is Tuesday, only 5 days from Christmas. Let me tell you, I am counting down the days. Not because I am excited about Christmas. I pretty much have the holiday on ignore at home. Don’t have a tree up, no lights on the bushes and trees, no wreath on the door. I am counting down the days because I just want this Hell Week over with.

If you have ever worked in retail over the Christmas holidays, you probably understand what I’m saying. The week gets busier and busier. Shopper get more and more frantic. Tempers are short, lines are long, and all I want to do is crawl home each night, take a hot bath and go to bed. Some nights I don’t even eat dinner. I’m too tired.

Tomorrow I am going to call my mom and check on her. Make sure she is OK and is ready for the holiday. She is not cooking a big family dinner this year. She has been sick so much that she just doesn’t have the strength to deal with cleaning the house and cooking all that food and hosting a bunch of people at her house all day. My sister is going to host the dinner at her house this year and everyone has been asked to bring a covered dish to help with the food. That’s all fine with me. I am going to be so tired that bringing something that I can pick up already cooked on Saturday when I take my lunch break and carry it with me on Sunday is all I can handle.

Going to Try Some Yoga

November 5, 2013 // Posted in Fitness, Health (Tags: ) |  No Comments

My girls at work are all abuzz about yoga, so I guess I will meet pup with them and give yoga a try. I have never done anything like yoga and don’t really understand what all the enthusiasm is about. It does not look all that hard and it does not look like it really uses up much energy. Does it really count as exercise?

I have to go buy some yoga pants and a mat. They say I can buy these things at most yoga studios, but you know me – I don’t want what everyone else is already wearing. I want to be just a little different. It’s the rebel in me!

Catching Some New Music

October 23, 2013 // Posted in Friends, Fun, Party  |  No Comments

This afternoon I pushed a random button on the car radio and listened to a radio station that I’ve not heard in a long time. It’s probably been over 2 years since I listened to The River. This station is similar to stations all over the United States, but I’m not sure if the same company owns all of them or not. It’s a lot of music that you hear in the clubs downtown – you know, dance music that all the club DJs play and what the college girls like to hear.

There were a few songs on there that I’ve not heard before. I guess that means it’s been too long since I’ve been out clubbing! I didn’t realize that I’ve become such a homebody. Maybe this Halloween weekend I’ll find some cute sexy costume and call a couple of girlfriends to go downtown and party with me. Downtown is always crazy fun on Halloween weekends – the costumes are funny, scary or outrageous and everyone has a blast!