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I’ve Had The Time Of My Life

1funny915You’re the one thing I just can’t get enough of.
I’ll tell you something, it could be blog love.
Because I’ve had the time of my life
and I’ve rarely felt this way before,
I swear, it’s the truth and I owe it all to you…
Always liked Dirty Dancing’s message that nothing is impossible (well, except a sequel with Patrick Swayze…or Jennifer Grey’s original nose).  And that nobody should put me in a corner, unless I paint myself in (true story).

Which lead me to Laggies, ok Sam Rockwell lead me there, but intrigued and entertained, I stayed. Kiera Knightley plays a quirky woman (no surprise, but this time, no British accent, way to step out there) who too often waits for others to make decisions for her. Instead of living life according to someone else’s schedule, beliefs, and dreams she decides to follow her heart, her dreams, and finds a her version of happiness.


I’ve been getting along with my happiness Project, here’s the first 10 weeks and the next 4…

Week 11

1. Company from out-of-town, got them hooked on Haven, muhahaha…also, food involved.

2. Realized people would be 500lbs if they ate as much food as the characters in Joanne Fluke books.

3. Read a great book on memory…can’t remember the title.

4. Re-pledged undying allegiance to public libraries.

5.  Thought about taking up knitting….hmm, instead read a book about women in a knitting club, close enough.

6.  Read Beekeeping for Dummies…I have more chance of being a bee than a beekeeper apparently.

7. Tried not to second guess myself, wait, unless that’s a bad idea.


Week 12

1. Had a zen moment where I just felt floaty – good job remembering not to do this while driving or operating heavy machinery.

2. Donated more stuff.

3. Dental emergency – I know I’ve always tried to be good to you, teeth, but I’ll redouble my efforts.

4. Pain from dental work, watched The Originals and thought, do vampires need dental work?

5. Some pain, not as much as Orphan Black (wow, Tatiana Maslany playing endless clones just never gets boring), had me revisiting The Island of Dr. Moreau, did I almost forgot how epic H.G. Wells was?

6. Went to mall and yard sales, not sure which were more surreal, people buying junk or selling it.

7. Watched Fear The Walking Dead, really, like anyone would notice the zombie apocalypse that quickly these days, especially in LA.


Week 13

1. Haters gonna hate, but they’re just noise, listened to the good stuff instead.

2. Lost more of my baby weight, sure, my baby’s 17, but better late than never, right?


3. Computer’s dying; it has Windows Vista if that gives you any idea of it’s age. Looked for new one.

4. Worried excessively about passing driving test until I noticed I had chocolate…feeling fine.

5. Passed my last driving test, yup, you can teach an old dog new tricks.  They’re dreadfully obsessed with parallel parking, so this is about parallel posting, aka, please leave your link here (in the comment section – any post) for others to find to celebrate with me.

6. Saw a music video that made me wonder if I’d been dancing incorrectly for years as my underwear doesn’t show.

7. Master of Horror Wes Craven, died. I always wondered, could some of my insomnia stem from watching Nightmare of Elm Street?


Week 14

1. Spent time chatting online with Microsoft; quickly realized I knew more than they did.

2. Reminded again how wonderful and brave my son is.

3. Sang Nothing Compares 2 U, out loud, thinking of my blogging friends.

4. Oh, so that’s what it sounds like when the doves cry.


5. Thought about what I’m going to do next, writing wise.

6. Made a bouquet of pencils.

7. Wrote more emails to politicians and news people.

Remember, it’s just an illusion the world is racing past, go at the speed that makes you happy. Have the time of your life.





Very me

168 thoughts on “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life

      1. You’re welcome! So far, it’s just getting started so it’s been relatively uneventful. I hope it’s been good to you too!


  1. With everything you wrote, I have to say, one thing really stuck out: Windows Vista? Not only is your computer old, but it’s using perhaps the second worst Microsoft OS ever (nothing is worse that MS ME)


  2. Golly Moses! I got dizzy just reading about all your accomplishments. I can’t remember if I read the memory book so clearly it wasn’t a waste of time, right? I think you might be right about the Microsoft help desk – scary isn’t it?


    1. I’m dizzy from doing them or was I already? Hmmm. 😉
      Yes, if I can’t even remember the title, it seems unlikely it was helpful, same goes for you reading it or not. lol 😉
      I really don’t know why these companies use words like help or support and service


      1. Sadly, upon his first accepted work, he stumbles and gets the point. …or the palette of colors strike the final drawing with a splash of blood. .. It’s a difficult choice


      2. I’ll let you know. I’m sharpening the type 2 line. If there are too many refills, it’ll come across mechanical. Burning through it, it’ll be charcoal. Fear not there will be a lead character.


  3. Great post – that was so funny about the zombie apocalypse in LA – so true – would never know the difference. And most people wouldn’t notice until it was too late that the zombies were upon them – too busy staring at those darn telephones. Still trying to lose baby fat plus more(my youngest is 17 as well). What’s your secret – I know diet and exercise. Isn’t there any other way?


    1. Thank you kindly. 🙂
      Yes, sadly these zombie shows no longer have the impact they once did know that it’s actually happening.
      My secret? Turns out if I eat less food, I lose weight…who knew? lol 😉
      No, sadly, the cake, cookie, and ice cream diets were all a bust. It’s a shame. 😉


    1. Thank you kindly. 🙂
      Here in Ontario parallel parking is in both of the graduated driving tests, frankly, they seem a tad fanatical about it, haven’t they heard more cars are doing it by themselves now? 😉

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      1. I don’t think I had to do it in my driving test. I think the driving instructor had a choice of three, reversing round a corner, emergency stopping, or parreall (sp) parking. I was lucky. My sister though could fit a truck in a space designed for a mini, she is fantastic at it


      2. Here there’s 3 driving tests before you pass, one written, 2 driving (the last involves expressway driving and of course, parallel parking). 😉
        Oooh, that sounds fun to watch, she should do YouTube vids. 🙂

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  4. Eek, I never, ever parallel park. Therefore, I commend you for doing it well enough to excel at testing. Wow, sounds like a really full 4 weeks; thanks for sharing with your usual wit and joy. Here’s to you and your brave, wonderful son! 🙂


    1. It’s actually easier than I thought, well, than I overthought, I guess. Thank you kindly. 🙂
      It was a long but amazing few weeks and I’m glad you could all share it with me. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, I’m horribly pleased with myself. 🙂
      It is and so glad I could make you laugh.
      Thank you, it’s been a lovely weekend so far and yahoo, a long one! Hope your treats you kindly. 🙂

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      1. I think the most fun is when you can look back at that list and see what all you have achieved, done, and experienced. That’s a great idea and inspiration to do so 🙂


  5. You have very fulfilling weeks! Thanks for the movie recommendation…well, it wasn’t really a recommendation but I decided Laggies sounds interesting, so i’m going to watch it . so thanks 🙂


    1. I thought saying Sam Rockwell was in it was the recommendation… lol It was very interesting, I was pleasantly surprised, then again, I like quirky romcoms. Let me know what you think. 🙂


    1. Thank you kindly. Yes, our province loves bureaucracy and I guess this way they also get to charge more and look like they’re actually doing something…at least I didn’t have to take them more than once. 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link so others can discover your amazing blog and the awesomeness that is you, Teagan. If they haven’t already been reading your weekly serial, I hope they go back and get caught up – it’s wonderful, I look forward to it every week! 🙂
      I hope this weekend is treating you well, dear one. Megahugs!!! 🙂

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      1. You’re far too kind. You know I have trouble embracing the “self promotion” thing, but you asked for links to be included with comments…
        Seriously, congrats on passing the tests — and first try. Next week I have training (3 full days) on a technology process thingie (in which i have no interest, and will probably never use, but it’s required of me just the same) and a certification exam at the end… So i hope i can channel you and pass first time!
        As always, I devour your posts; insights, wit, and fun. Mega hugs.


      2. We’ve got to embrace our shameless self-promoting hussy selves, Teagan, after all, who knows us better than us? I’m so glad you included your link, I want others to read your serial and posts and follow…join us, join us. 😉
        Tech stuff, that can be taxing on the brain, just keep thinking, this will all melt away with chocolate…You’ll do great because, well, you’re you. Best wishes though and I’ll keep you in my thoughts. 🙂 Channel me anytime. 🙂


  6. 1) What? They’re making a sequel to Dirty Dancing starring Jennifer Gray’s original nose? 2) Tatiana Maslany may just be the new Meryl Streep. 3) How is Fear of the Walking Dead? We DVR’d it, but haven’t watched yet. 4) Can’t wait to tell all my friends about the new Dirty Dancing sequel. Bye!


    1. 1) I think they’re making a remake of Dirty Dancing, but sorry, the sequel would be a grave mistake (too soon?).
      2) Meryl Streep is supposed to be The Empress in the Star Wars/Orphan Black crossover, Orphan Black: Clone Wars.
      3) I haven’t been excited about FearTWD so far, but that could be a distinct lack of Norman Reedus/Daryl Dixon.
      4) I hope your friends are thrilled by your inside knowledge of the DD sequel. 😉 Bye!

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    1. It was a busy time and gosh, I hope so! 😉
      Thanks for the lovely reblog and the lovelier comments Jonathan! 🙂
      Hope this week brings you as much happiness as humanly possible! 🙂


  7. Pencil bouquet? Sounds cute!

    I may be the only female I know in my age range who does not love Dirty Dancing. It’s ok. I guess. And even then, it’s all about the soundtrack.


    1. I may have watched You’ve Got Mail once too often. 😉
      I know what you mean, I never got Ghost…I guess that’s the great part about movies, there are so many there’s something for everyone…and the soundtrack was cool.
      Hope this day treats you kindly. 🙂

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  8. Reblogged this on ' Ace Social & Media News ' and commented:
    We truly are the reality of of our imagination as we can inspire and conspire to be what ever we were meant to be, sometimes good and sometimes naughty (never like the word evil go to bad sometimes). But you conjure up a blogging miracle in your posts – paint a picture in our mind and remind us the past and future in your words.
    You truly are #Donnamazing 🌹


    1. Thank you so much, Ian, wow, when I read all these lovely comments, it moves me to write even more. 🙂 Thank you! 🙂
      And also, thanks for the reblog…hope you’re having the time of your life, you deserve it. 🙂

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      1. Thanks for the compliment – just telling the #truth

        You also deserve all the compliments on your posts – so much work goes into them and they need sharing again and again. If l inspire you to write more keeeeeep on blogggggging – that’s a play on words from Strictly come dancing in the UK.

        Have a nice weekend some of these 🍩 and a nice drop of this 🍷


  9. Three tests? Geez. In the UK one written one practical and bugger all parallel parking when I did it. We have this thing we have to learn called the Highway Code – mostly about (1) the different types of lines on the road and how you don’t stand a chance if you’re colour blind (2) when and when not to hug a cyclist (3) why traffic always goes more slowly if the police direct it than if they leave the motorists to figure out what to do when the traffic lights break down. These days its 500 pages; when I did it it was about 70. In my desk I have the one my mother was given in 1945 when she learnt to drive – three pages. I think the same thing has happened to the value of money and average waists.


  10. Congrats on passing the driver’s test – that counts as something I would not want to do again (actually, there are a lot of tests on that list)!

    Also, I am curious about this bouquet of pencils…


    1. Thank you. I’m very glad it’s done, the driving is easy, but I freeze up on tests usually so I agree completely about not wanting to do it or other tests again.
      There are few examples of the bouquets of pencils on Pinterest and around, I was channeling Ms. Ephron or I’ve watched You’ve Got Mail too often…it’s a Fall thing, a everyone talking about back-to-school thing (or in this brutal heat maybe subconsciously wishing for Fall-like weather). 😉

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  11. I think my car could drive to Goodwill by itself I’ve taken so much stuff there in the last month. It always feels good to get rid of stuff you haven’t needed and knowing it can be recycled. Thought I’d try bee keeping a while back and then realized like you it wasn’t for me. I do still hope to learn to knit, and I’d shout from a mountain any day of the week that the library is the very best use of my tax money. 🙂


    1. The world’s like a huge lending library, we borrow stuff then give it to the next person and so on, I like to think of things flowing instead of sitting. 🙂
      Yes, I quickly realized that as well, I love you bees, but you’re demanding guests. lol 😉
      I can see knitting might not be in my future, but you never know. 🙂
      Yes, libraries rule!!! 🙂


    1. Congrats on making this award. I’m so honoured and pleased to be nominated. 🙂
      While I don’t technically accept awards anymore (sounds snotty, but I was getting so many I just didn’t feel I had the time or energy to do them justice), but I still get a thrill to be nominated. I have a list of awesome blogger on my blog
      And I can see I’m in great company, so I’ll be sure to share this so others can find you and these amazing bloggers. And your questions are so awesome I had to answer.
      1. Where do most visits to your blog come from? —Not very good on checking my stats, but I get a lot from WordPress and Twitter.
      2. What is your favourite sport? —Soccer to watch and play.
      3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2015? —Reaching my 2 year blog birthday, passing my final driving test, and getting my first laptop.
      4. What is your favourite quote? —Too many from books, TV and movies to list, but I love this one for life: “Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.”~Adam Lindsay Gordon
      5. What was your favourite class when still at school? —English
      6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier? —Driving.
      7. What musical instrument have you tried to play? —Guitar, flute, recorder, harmonica…I forget what else, but for a musician I’m a great writer. 😉
      Thank you again. Hope this day is treating you kindly. 🙂

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  12. Woo, my laptop runs on Vista as well, and it’s done me proud. It’s battery doesn’t hold a charge so it always has to be plugged in, it loses it’s Wifi connection every now and then and has to be restarted, and it’s lost 6 of its keys from the keyboard after my son got a hold of it, but I’ll almost be sad to stop using it.

    And congratulations on passing your driving test.


    1. It almost feels like losing an old friend and why give it up if it still works, right? And I never seemed to have the issues with Vista that everyone groaned about. 🙂
      Thanks, it still feels surreal, but in a good way. 😉

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  13. I am backtracking on posts with many people I follow but never seem to get to. Sorry, I do notice your likes on posts and thank you! I love pop culture and some of the things you mentioned are what are right up my alley. Quirky movies and characters that stay with you. Have you ever watched Bates Motel? I got caught up with a friend which really was fun. The mother is Vera F. from Up in the Air film with George Clooney. I like Rectified, too. For sardonic humor and a really god reason for being “bad” the off the path movie of “Bad Words” with Jason Bateman in a kids spelling bee is really twisted but very good. This is all for yhe moment. Loved your references!!


    1. The important thing is you’re here now. 🙂
      I like Bates Motel and I felt slightly guilty laughing during Bad Words (but I got over it) and that reminds me (thanks) I think I’m a season behind on Rectified. 🙂
      Thank you kindly for dropping by, I understand how busy we all are. 🙂

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      1. Thsnks for secretly laughing during “Bad Words, letting me know you like Bates Motel and need catching up with Rectified! I meet people who have never heard of these. 🙂
        I am so happy you have been enjoying blogging which you have a great crowd of friends who are ago positive and supportive, D. I was going to ask you if you liked the “Imitation Game” with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley? My family likes “Office Space” and recently 2 daughters and I liked Amy Schumer in “Trainwreck.” Enjoy your weekend!


  14. 4. Re-pledged undying allegiance to public libraries.

    Oh me too! As a matter of fact my son just started pestering me to buy him The Jungle Book (I have no idea where that idea came from!) and I told him to ask the librarian at school and she’ll take care of him. I probably should just shoot her a message because he will forget. Maybe I need that memory book you can’t remember the name of… 🙂

    Thanks so much for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity every week.


    1. Libraries rule! He’ll love The Jungle Book, it made me walk like a bear for a week as a child (loved Baloo). If you remember the name of the book I forgot, let me know. 😉
      Always happy to be among the fun of #FridayFrivolity 🙂

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    1. I’m still giggling at the cat meme, too funny.
      Thank you so much for adding me to your cool list (I’m in awesome company); you’re too kind (please continue). 😉
      Hope the week ahead treats you very, very well. 🙂


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