April 16th used to be a 'Happy Day' for me. It's the day the first guy I LOVED and still do was born... April 16, 1940. Today, my Daddy Maurice would have been 74. I have a lot of Great memories of past birthdays he celebrated w/ my Mom Betty & I. When my mom passed away in 2002, I became even closer to my Daddy. It was rough seeing such a strong man, who I LOVED deeply, be torn down by multiple strokes, and not able to come back from them. It was just last November (2013) my Daddy passed, so the broken heart wounds are still pretty fresh on my end.
Today, when I woke up this morning, I thought I need to call Daddy and wish him a Happy Birthday. Of course realizing I can't do it that way now. It's weird having both parents gone, and not physically part of your life. It's weird not being able to pick up the phone to say hey... or let them know what's up w/ life... Those who are in this same situation know what I'm talking about. It's just more fresh for me right now. If you are lucky enough to have both or even one parent in your life, cherish the moments you do have. I was lucky when Maurice & Betty adopted me at 3 weeks old. It's not who physically created and had you, but who raises and Loves you that make a MOM & DADDY. They always said I Love you and that I was wanted, which I always felt that way. Sometimes too much.. smothered w/ Love/ attention and focus I didn't always want. Now they aren't here, and I miss it. It goes w/ that saying 'You Don't Know What You Got Until It's Gone'.. (also a Cinderella Song.. shout out to Big Hair '80s Rock).
Anyway, that's why today is 'Emotional' for me. Happy Birthday Daddy! I hope you are enjoying a 'Happy You Day' w/ Mom! Thank you for helping me be the woman I am. Most of the time that's a good thing. YOU ROCK DADDY!
Hey.. you didn't think I would leave this without a 'You Rock'.. I can't do that!
Recent study released through Forbes shows the projected amount we'll spend on Easter 2014 is close to $16 Billion ($17.2B las year). This averages for each person spending around $137 ($145 last year). The $16 Billion bulk is going to apparel ($2.6 billion), candy ($2.2 billion), gifts ($2.4 billion) and flowers and decorations ($1.1 billion each).
Here's another way to enjoy your Easter Goodies. Try this out!
BuzzFeed has a LIst of 10 Things you might have known you do/or happens when texting & driving. Did you know the average time your eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds…so when traveling at 55 mph, you've already driven the length of a football field. I'm the slowest touch phone texter, and the word change program is always changing things I have to correct. Not sure why it likes to change 'Hugs' to 'Bugs'.. anyway. I would be 10 times more lethal on the roads texting, Click here for more! Please don't Text & Drive. Be Safe & Drive Carefully!
Yesterday, after my show, I had the lovely experience of a tooth pulling. Dr. Dave did a great job, but still it's a tooth pulling. Nothing to fun there.
When I got home, I started w/ the ice packs and chilling waiting for my mouth to wake up. I noticed, my 12-year-old Shih Tzu, Huey wouldn't come very close to me. After a while I realized, he was afraid he would 'CATCH IT'! Ever since he was a puppy, if Ted or I are not feeling well, or sick, Huey's reaction, STAY AWAY, so he doesn't catch it. I think it's the first time I've ever known, at least a dog, to do that. Most of the time when you aren't feeling well, they stick next to you. Try to make you feel better. NOT HUEY!... Yesterday, he figured I didn't feel well, and he didn't want to catch it. I tried to calm his nerves and let him know he can't catch my pulled tooth, but it didn't work. The photo shows the closest he got to me all night!
When I woke up this morning, he was sleeping by the bed on my side, which he doesn't do very often, so I guess he did care, but at a distance. :)
This morning feeling a bit down because I get to have a tooth pulled and get a root canal too! Double bonus day at the dentist. I've got the worst teeth. My wisdom teeth grew in w/ cavities before they even broke the skin. This isn't my first pull or rc, and I'm sure it won't be the last. So... while I was reflecting on what's coming up later today, I heard this song...
19- year old Sara Maria Forsberg AKA- Smoukahontas Official./ Finland. Her video on YouTube 'What Languages Sound Like to Foreigners' has gotten A LOT of love w/ over 10 Million hits. It' very impressive..
She's on her way to a record deal w/ videos like this... Over 3.5 million hits so far. 'One Gilr' in 14 genres.
She's making her American TV debut on Ellen today!