Tonight we went to a great new place local to us, General Public.
It’s an entertainment venue that has a little bit of everything. Food and drinks of course, but then there’s the side ice-creamy and dessert bar, the doughnut store, bowling, pool tables, and arcade games! It caters for all, from those heading out for a date, families, and friends meeting up for some games.
We grabbed some food and drinks…
then dessert… (😬😬😬🤣)
And then headed up to our booked bowling lane. 😁
It was AWESOME. We had the best time.
And you know what is better than bowling on its own?
Bowling, and BOOZE.
Honestly, best night EVER. Maybe it’s because we haven’t been bowling in yonks, so it was something interesting and different, or maybe it was the ideal night in, with the weather turning all winter-y on us today… or maybe, bowling is just great.
And being out and about with loved ones, is just GREAT.
When I say the above, it’s exactly the way Freddie sings the word in Bohemian Rhapsody:
Can’t do this to me baby
Just gotta get out
Just gotta get right out of he-ya.”
Although really, pronouncing it he-ya! the way a martial artist would, also works…
But we’re not fighting, we’re celebrating!
Holidays are here, HE-YA!
Even though my last work shift was a couple days ago, now that Hubbie’s officially on leave, things feel a whole lot different.
And we have an entire 15 and a half days off together.
Yes, a half, I even counted tonight, Saturday night, because for a family that feels like it’s a total luxury to have two family days together in a row, we’re milking every single opportunity these holidays.
And I haven’t gone to bed yet, so it still counts. 😉😉
Hubbie and I woke today, the day after Christmas, feeling inspired.
With the knowledge that we still had the whole weekend off, together, to ourselves, we were fuelled by this rare holiday scenario, and started off by feverishly cleaning and organising everything in the house…
INSIDE, and OUT.
The sun was shining, it was fine, and we set about getting to work. In amongst this random Spring-clean in Summer, we thought of a plan… BBQ? Tonight? With family? Friends?
So we sent a few messages out.
The responses? Busy. Tired.
Our bbq gathering wasn’t to be… or was it?
If this had happened pre-covid, I would have been pretty down. Down that we were all riled up and ready to socialise, and yet people either weren’t willing or able.
Post-covid though? Hey, we are our own best company!
Music, meat, salad and bread… inject some sunshine, and voila!
A great Saturday night. 💖😉
And you know, through it all, I was happy. Who said that covid didn’t teach us something, hey?
It still feels like covid days, because the 25kms hasn’t been lifted, and everyone we know is OUTSIDE of those 25kms.
We’ve grown accustomed to this over 7 months now, haven’t we?
I was relaxing, trawling through facebook when I saw some quotes that floored me. One floored me in a ‘WOW’ way, whereas the other, less a quote, was more a silly dream, that made me LOL and LOL.
Let me share.
“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck.
Like, WOW. Wow and wow. I shared with Hubbie and we just sat there, taking it in, thinking how a rocking chair is the most perfect metaphor for worry.
I love how quotes make us see everyday things in a whole new different light.
Then, something hilarious. Relating to what a lot of the world is focused on right now, the outcome of the US Presidential Election:
“what if at the end of this tv show the red and blue states melt together and the country turns purple and prince emerges and says “im the king now” and goes into 4 yr long version of purple reign.” – Ron Gallo on Twitter.
OMG! I loved it! That would be such a more preferable outcome, don’t you think?
I remembered other quotes that made me think. Made me feel. Made me see the world differently. I actually collect the ones that make me think twice, and I re-write them in a journal.
Here’s some more that I want to share, that I came across recently from an old stash I found around the house:
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill.
“Take chances. When rowing forward, the boat may rock.” – Chinese proverb.
This quote is from the other day, from my daily calendar:
“Fortune favors the brave.” – Virgil.
An oldie but a goodie. I find it interesting how I come across quotes, often ones I know, but they are presented to me at exactly the time I need them… At exactly the time I need to hear them.
Finally, a quote I came across in August. Actually, there are two really important ones, but I’ll save the second one for another time.
Since I saw this, I’ve left it in the kitchen, so that I can look at it often, remind myself of its intention, and imbed in me a sense of courage I didn’t think I had.
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt.
These words have gone around and around in my head. Almost like a whisper. I had the strongest sense that I was meant to see it the day it came up in the calendar, and despite the obvious fear inherent at the prospect of doing what you think you cannot do, I feel it is SO TRUE.
Something, you cannot do. You absolutely can’t.
Or maybe it’s, you won’t.
But… you MUST do it.
And that my friends, is even more powerful than 4 years of Prince taking over the US.