The weekend was beautiful, just perfect to take advantage of some free time and enjoy a nice long ride in the MLC! However, there was one HUGE over site in having a convertible… Allergies!
This has been the worst season for me in a very long time. All the coughing, sneezing, stuffy head and itchy eyes has been challenging to say the least. Nothing says turn-off like a woman with her nose buried in a tissue making noises that leaves everyone asking…what the hell was that!? So the wheels started spinning … what in tarnation is it going to be like driving around in the open vessel with the pollen blowing right into my face? My visions of cute dresses, big sunglasses and scarves were being replaced with trying to figure out..how does one get a Hazmat suit and do they come in colors or perhaps floral prints?
I thought about doping myself up on medication, but sleeping through the ride would defeat the purpose, so I got in, buckled up and prayed I didn’t start to look like Alice Cooper mid-ride. It started off with, Ah-chew, I’m good, Ah-chew, don’t mind me, just keep the tissues coming and we’ll have a good time…I swear! Hey, it’s going to take more than some pollen spores to take me down!
Off we went for an unplanned destination. We took a loooooong drive through Bucks County, PA., which is always beautiful, even when it’s loaded with pollen. It could actually be the Pollen Capital, I’m not sure. It really felt good to take a moment and admire the beauty that surrounds us, but so often gets ignored by our busy lives. The weather was perfect, the music was rockin and the company was just what the doctor ordered….Allergies? Who has Allergies? That’s what happens when you put your Love Goggles on…life is all good.
Good turned into great when we stopped for a bite to eat. We enjoyed one of the best burgers in the tri-state area at the Moo Food Truck. It’s our area’s first food truck, serving burgers that are made with all local organic ingredients, grass fed organic meat that is freshly ground and formed into a patty by the loving hands of …drum roll please…my nephew Evan (owner/operator) at the tender age of 19. https://www.facebook.com/TheMOOTruck. It turned extra special when we ran into my friend and her family enjoying some MOO as well…it was indeed a win-win day!
The highlight for me, other than when the sneezing ceased, was listening to the sweet soulful sound of Al Green’s … Let’s Stay Together. Even better was when the guy sitting next to me grabbed my hand while it was playing….oh, yes he did!
Beautiful day, wonderful company, delicious food and laughing with friends all in one day…Life is Good! We went home, put the top up and I went food shopping…with a smile of course. Not the ending you were expecting, but life is unpredictable so make sure you….Enjoy the Ride!
Spring is in the air! The budding trees, blooming flowers, green grass and of course allergies. I have a box of tissues in every room, my eyes look like I’ve been partying with Cheech & Chong and I am waving a white flag surrendering to the latest menopausal wrath of Mother Nature, but I still love this exciting time of year. There is something about Spring that makes you feel like you should be getting your “new” on, whatever that may be. I’ve been trying to do just that, but find myself dragging to take the first of many steps. The easy answer would be “it’s the allergy drugs”, but it’s much deeper than the Zyrtec.
Too many times I find myself putting off things that would most likely will bring me joy, because it doesn’t fit into my routine. I am way too young, or at least I think and feel way too young, to be living my life by a rigid routine. Honestly, I’m really not that busy! Yet I am finding myself deferring invitations with a lazy excuse such as “Nah, I can’t, I already took my bra off.” Did I suddenly lose the use of my hands and now I can’t put it back on? How about just … dare I say … going without it.
I can’t count how many times I think about joining a class, going for a drink with my co-workers or having dinner with friends, yet I don’t make the effort to put these ideas into action. I can talk myself out of a plan in a flash. I am a clearly a professional sloth who accepts such lame excuses as “I have to do wash”… for god sakes it’s not like I’m lugging it down to the river to beat it with rocks, I’m pushing a button and waiting for it to be done. I would NEVER accept this excuse from someone else, so why the hell do I accept it from myself?
Time is accelerating at lighting speed and I am I allowing myself to miss out on life based on chores. Basically, I am just sitting around making empty promises and lame excuses to myself while I’m missing the now. Jeez, at the rate my life is traveling, the only thing I’m going to have is a big list of “I was going go here.” and “I was going try this or that when things weren’t so crazy.” Now that is just beyond pathetic. Where is my sense of adventure, my vigor …. my SELF?
“Life Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans” John Lennon
I know exactly what this is all about…it’s about loosing my Mojo! ..Oh, yeah, baby
Somewhere between falling in love, raising children and having young adults, it went missing. It must have happened during the height of raising, running, rushing,working, going, getting and doing for everyone else … it slipped right out of my hands.
Well, the good news is I can vaguely remember what it looks like and you better believe I’m on my way to get it back…..Groovy baby!
Life is too short not to …..
- Be the freaking Rock Star from Mars I was meant to be.
- Eat bacon & have sex (not necessarily together or in that order)
- Break some rules and raise some hell.
- Do something that matters.
- Have a little umbrella in my drink.
- Do what I love and love what I do.
- Eat dessert.
- Laugh out loud
- BE HAPPY.
Life always offers us a second chance. It’s called tomorrow. Take it slow. Don’t rush through it and just … Enjoy the Ride!