My Birthday

video-hello-my-name-is-doris-coffee-videoSixteenByNine1050I got all my birthday wishes today! Usually when it’s time for my birthday and I have a chance to see a movie, nothing is playing that I want to see. This day was different. I got the Asian lunch, the movie, the popcorn, the dinner out with family, and my favorite shake! And knock on wood, I’m not sick from it all yet. (The kiddies even went home with Grandma for the night!)

Hello, My Name is Doris was really good. Not what I thought it would be, but I’m not sure what I expected. There were some scenes that I thought, what? But it was all good. (Doris had a very active imagination). Basically, for people who haven’t seen the trailer, it’s about Doris who is an older lady and she has a hot crush on a younger guy. It made me laugh out loud a few times. It’s so typical of what women think and do.

I enjoyed it most because it reminded me of how crucial it is to walk out of your comfort zone every now and then…experience things you’d never do before…be someone different for a change. Life can be so much more fascinating when you take chances. New worlds unfold themselves right before your eyes. Life is short…just do it!

I hate to bring this around to my books, but it really enhanced my awareness for writing the third book in the Amy series. Amy is so routine. Work, home, farmer’s market on the weekend. She rarely ever veers from her daily routine. But, you get molded into things when you stay walking in the same footsteps every day. Living is not habits…it’s trying new things on. I think I’ll keep that in mind when I’m formulating Amy’s final chapter. Wings are what lift you from walking in those same footsteps! 🙂


Run and Hide…the birthday is coming!!

birthdayUgh…my birthday is coming up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful to be living another year, but…birthdays just don’t feel the same when you get older. Neither does Christmas, Halloween, Easter……

I love making a stink about everyone’s birthday. Going out, celebrating, singing, making the cake, etc. Come time for my day and I just want to stay under the sheets and wait for it to quietly pass. I usually leave for my birthday, in fact. I certainly don’t go to work. I’ve made it a cardinal rule, no one works or goes to school on their birthdays. It’s something that my boyfriend thinks is weird, but he concedes to letting the children take a free day. It’s their birthday, for goodness sakes!!!

Mine, not so much a big deal. Other than staying off, I don’t do much celebrating. Since I’m the one who makes all the birthday cakes, my mother makes me my favorite…mandarin orange cake. It’s simply divine! Last year or the year before that,  I just took off in my car, with my two besties, and we went to the outer banks. It was definitely different. We didn’t know where we were going, or what we’d do. I just wanted to leave.

This year I’ll probably go to dinner (maybe), and I’d like to see the movie, “My name is Doris”. It’s that cute one with Sally Field. Total chick flick. I’d love to wrap up the evening with a scrumptious shake from Cold Stone—cookies and cream. Then be sick all night because I’m lactose intolerant. Don’t they have pills for that? I’ve got to check into it.

The next day, I’ll wake up and it’ll be like nothing happened. I’ll even deny turning the extra year altogether. “Was that what happened? I thought we were just seeing a movie and stopping for ice cream just because.” 🙂