Weekend Wakeup

So, I learned or re-learned some things this weekend while taking a one day hiatus from the workaday world. 

I can sing. Granted, I’m no Placido Domingo, but if Bruce Springsteen or Aerosmith pop up on my playlist with one of my favorite songs, I might just take the melody for one verse.

Road trips clear out cobwebs in my head. Roll the windows down (don’t you just love to keep using terms like that long past their viability, just because you can?), crank up the music, and enjoy the scenery. Costs you nothing but gas money.

Family is best. If you want to be around people, why not let it be your people? Getting to be around my daughters and their families as adults is a wonderful thing. 

Grandchildren are some of the best people to be around-ever. If you’re a grandparent, I don’t need to say more. If you’re not, I hope you will be someday.

Watching movies on the iPad with your granddaughter makes all your problems go away for a while. 

Cupcakes are meant to be shared. Especially the gourmet ones, and especially especially the chocolate peanut butter cream ones. OMG.

Chili is comfort food, even in the summer. Add a good beer, and it’s like whoa. 

Candyland, the game, can teach you more about dealing with life’s frustrations than any other experience I’ve had lately. I mean, how many times can you get thrown back to start again without losing your freakin’ mind?

Having your grandson smile and yell, “Chase me!” makes you feel like a little kid again. 

A hug from your granddaughter is one of the best things in the whole world. 


Yeah, it only takes a day to get back to what really matters.