Today is my 48th birthday.
And for my birthday my son got me the entire collection of The Go Go’s.
I’ve been dancing around the house like the silver-haired, middle-aged fool I am and totally feeling like a teenager. (But so glad I’m not!)
How fun it is to listen to The Go Go’s again. I was 16 when they hit it big and the perfect age to appreciate seeing the first female rock band to make it on the Billboard charts.
And it was while watching a Go Go’s music video (yes, there used to be music on MTV) that I got to see, for the first time, a woman playing the drums.
Gina Schock, you rock.
And this afternoon, as I was dancing around my family room, I looked out the window and spotted my garage and thought,
Hmm. With a little work I could turn that into a drumming studio.
I mean, if I can learn to fly airplanes, surely I can learn to play the drums…
How totally cool is that.
Life. It just keeps getting better!
I am thin so I have thin privilege.
My dad was successful at making money so I have class privilege.
My skin is white so I have white privilege.
I stayed at home with my children so I have privilege. (I don’t remember the specific definer attached to that one.)
I don’t have autism so I have neurotypical privilege.
And because I am so-called neurotypical, I have the world is easier for me privilege. Continue reading
This post goes out to Becky at Blessings Thru Raindrops. Her post about putting good stuff into the world that is filled with, well, put nicely, not a lot of good stuff, sounded like something I wanted to do too.
So here it is…
Charlotte’s response to the theme “A gift salty, sweet, just right.”
I grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a beautiful neighborhood called the Las Olas Isles. Our house was less than a mile from A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. It was a wonderful place to live and even as a child I was aware of just how special it was.
And a boat at my backyard dock.
I mean really, what’s not to love? Continue reading
madness all around.
Bold statements valuable as future checks bounced.
often without meaning.
no hint of question,
of doubt. Continue reading