Monday, February 5, 2018


1. Got off on the right feet, hockey all day for the California state championship.
2. Praise to Rod, who had me over to his groovy brother's party.
3. Out with a bang at a Long Beach movie theater for Preslee's goodbye. When your boyfriend is busting a move to Justin Timberlake and you keep shaking your booty on a hard-wood-covered dance-floor,  you know you're having a good time.

Super Bowl half-time shows and Rod are among the few people with the gift to inspire dance in others. (I'm talking the shake-your-booty, lose-your-head, fun kind.)

Sunday, February 4, 2018


I am back after a wonderful time in California (I could write 10 Good Things each day). I must mention Max.

I arrive last week in Los Angeles thinking I'll spend two days on my own browsing the shops (if you don't shop here, spend the extra time in Hollywood or wherever). Preslee - Max's girlfriend whom I went on a trip once to Sun Valley last year - is at the airport with her mom giving us a ride. She recognizes Max and stops me in my tracks (I am a moron and nearly don't capture the moment). Max lives here. We take the ride into the city with some hockey gear in the back seat. We all go out for thai food. I call my sister, boyfriend and sons that evening. A lovely time is had by all. My California experience is radically improved.

All by 100% Preslee stance!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Muchas Graicas

February 2-4 - Seal Beach, California

I didn't imagine that I would spend four such excellent days in California.

None of it would have happened without Preslee the pretty and Maximilian the magnificent.  They are in the Dictionary of BB under many entries including, but not limited to, energylove and friendship.

Friday, February 2, 2018

I Got You Babe

Memory on repeat. When I stepped out this morning, sparkling, intense rays hit my face in a big sunshine kiss, warming me up inside and out. It was actually the happiest moment of my groundhog's day.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

On Wednesday - We Wear Red

Happy Birthday, 2018! One month already. Thanks for sharing with me as I raise my level of positivity and women's heart health. I look forward to your continued feedback. 334 to go.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


1. My boyfriend's voice on the phone.
2. My son's voices on the phone.
3. My sisters' voices on the phone.

Oh, and Murray's blanket supplier surprised me with a dozen senior blankets... six weeks early! A first in my books.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


1. Garlic was oozing out of my body all day. This was very good because it kept the winter flu at bay (as well as everyone and everything else).
2. I made significant progress in my workout. Shoutout to my trainer. You can love a body this much!
3. *Late night news alert!* One of the absolutely coolest people I know got invited to a WHL combine on Saturday - after his surprise scouting! I was wondering how it would unfold... no razzmatazz, no pageantry. I couldn't be happier. Congratulations!

Monday, January 29, 2018


Shis happens every day, but the more I think about good things, the harder it is to narrow them down. Like today:

1. I left the house on time for lunch (even if I had to call a repairman).
2. I listened to the yummiest song ever: Done With Love by Zedd (possibly a collaboration).
3. I received an email: Little Red Lottery - I got in again! (now accepting rider submissions).

Sunday, January 28, 2018

I Ran

1. I ran like thunder!
2. Enjoyed some eye candy at the gym.
3. The Winco store let me take my groceries debit since they don't take Visa.

Saturday, January 27, 2018


• ordered from; took a month to come in.
• wait for three hours at low temperatures in the store, only to find out they were the wrong size.
• indulged in help from Rod, tires installed that are the right size!

Friday, January 26, 2018


1. Friday has arrived. I've got nothing against that.
2. The baby is out. I've got nothing against that either!
3. I'm having a good hair day, all things considered.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Trust Is Everything

1. My nail salon forgave me $2. I didn't have to break a 20.
2. My higher-ups provided me very nice evaluation letters.
3. A gentleman (and a hottie, to boot) held the door for me. Chivalry lives!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but Markus played against a high school team last night. Shoot away!

See, he has grown a bit! (Don't get me wrong. I love my son, but he still has some growing up to do before he leaves next year.)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


1. Precious time to Bless this Mess. I did a Nurse Nelly and took my skills on an offensive. Pre-Eclampsia, be gone!
2. An old friend asked me to help set up extra practices for the playoffs.
3. I discovered that Live Barn now has an archive section. Live Casts blow me away. Global hockey and skating streaming into my phone wherever I go... we're all Citizens of the World, you know what I mean?

Monday, January 22, 2018


1. A cool dude (all of forty-one years old) flirted with me on the date: sang, danced, mimicked me, teased me furiously. It was hilarious.
2. I watched a movie off the Internet. Was this good? Well, yes, it was good that I didn't have to pay $10 to see it at the theatre.
3. In my search to find out who else out there is doing online dating I hit the jackpot: Three Beautiful Things about Rod. Check out the list above. (I'm now deleting my Match account, by whatever name.)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lake Effect

People almost died. I ran late. I saw a movie I really liked. It all paled by comparison to this weekend's many, many charms!

1. I took notice of myself smiling at someone today. No reason. 
2. Lake Effect: jeans, fur vests, friends, love. It bears repeating how totally radical and splendiferous this surprise meeting was.
3. Coming home to an empty fridge after a night shift sucks. My lovely son shared his pizza slice with me at 3pm.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


1. Morning coffee on the couch with wireless internet. Sexy!
2. Inspirational texts from my sexy new friend off Match.
3. Friendly hello and smiles from same sexy man while I'm at work. 

Today has been brought to you by the word SEXY!

Friday, January 19, 2018


1. I had a few minutes in the #1 spot on The Internet is such a strange place.
2. My sister called me to ask how I'm doing.
3. I finished the final assignment for my recent day of work. TIME TO PARTAY!

Thanks for your clicks, all y'all!

Thursday, January 18, 2018


1. A tiny little girl with big eyes smiled up at me from her baby bassinet.
2. I learned to drink hot chocolate with coffee ('think chocolate mocha,' Whit said).
3. Markus also told me that at practice he was flying by more than the speed skaters.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


1. One afternoon, two beautiful sons, one of them learning to drive. 
2. Mission accomplished: Skip is walking instead of pulling. Go, Petco!
3. Running - I do mean running - all my errands.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Feather Beds

1. Exceptional night out with the "girls".
2. Lunch - and then dinner - at the house.
3. Continuing Ed: More lessons in the world of rap and music culture learned. Bro, you're sick, but you didn't know "Grandma's Feather Bed" by John Denver!

If you ever need to know what flo is (or can't understand what your kids are saying), visit

Monday, January 15, 2018

"- the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others." ~ MLK, Jr.

It's only lunchtime, but it's been a good day. If anything spectacular happens by tomorrow, I'll just have to include a bonus post, won't I?

1. Breakfast: *hot* and delicious blueberry muffins, 5:15 am, on a request from Skip - to go *outside*, yessss!
2. Chat: did a little pleasant catch-up with Markus about his tournament, then my mom texted to say she loved me.
3. Dollars: I purchased a gift card for Steve for doing the posters - and I dropped off a jersey to be framed!

Sunday, January 14, 2018


Today's lesson: not to post until bedtime. I was writing earlier in the day, but it was too soon to tell. There was a negative edge when in fact good things were yet to come.

1. I celebrated my day off. What a treat!
2. I went for a walk after my massage and found myself in a cemetery! With three deer! 
3. President Monson generously shared his time and life in service, his funeral was on Friday, so imagine my surprise when I found myself at his grave site service and I savored a much-needed spiritual snack. Check out his good work at his funeral tribute.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pretty Kitty

A Californian, a New Yorker and a Utahn walk into a bar... no, no, no - not like that.

1. A California movie producer sat down next to me on a stool at Prohibition. The restaurant side is full, so I browse the array of international eateries and finally decide on the Mob Cob.
2. He engages in interesting conversation all evening.
3. I marvel at the postmodern world we live in.

9pm EST. Last night surely deserves a bonus, post scriptum:
4. He produced Pretty Woman.

Friday, January 12, 2018


1. I had a massage for the first time in a year. I forgot how good it feels.
2. Last night, with tummies full of taco soup, we (a small girl's night out group) talked and drank tea together.
3. Everything today was serendipitously timed. Don't you love when that happens?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Global Warming

This week was going swimmingly until my heart suddenly sank. It's been hard to shake the images of California drowning in mud. I could list Three Bad Things a day, too. But one reason for Three Good Things is to get through days like these. I learned my lessons. Tomorrow is a new day.

1. My sister came to my aid with glass vases and flowers for my interior decorating.
2. Another trip to the hairdresser for a drive-through-color (and then I wash at home), I grow ever so slightly assured that the Earth is melting away into an eternal summer.
3. Spring is here - in Max's world. He didn't have to evacuate this time. 

And this dude flew out to a tournament in Colorado today.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Word: Positivity

Some good on a dreary winter Wednesday:

1. Having one of those skinny-waisted-feeling kind of days.
2. Imagining walking to my car after a night shift as a warm Caribbean stroll.
3. "Report Card" the online version with Morgen - with glee!

My word of the year is positivity.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Good Vibes

1. Three venues: a Kokopelli coffee house for meeting, an upstairs lounge for meditation and a neighborhood cafe for chips and guac.
2. Three flavors: hot mocha in two small glasses, topped with two lids, served with care.
3. Three people: Kevin, me and Monet, with three plates at the table, in discussion, relaxation and digestion!

Monday, January 8, 2018


1. Better than bad: naughty thoughts about someone nice.
2. Celebration: Tim's giving the banners to the seniors now instead of at the end of the year banquet.
3. Pay: I learned that Match is the place where my boss found her husband. She talked me in to trying it out. Well, I did, although I'm not willing to pay to meet men!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Fifth Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, to me! Five years already. Thanks for journeying with me as I raise my nursing skills. I look forward to continued growth and knowledge. Twenty more to go.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

New Year

Same Us
Three good things happened to me today. Three good things will happen to me every day this year. Photos from our Happy New Year bowling session!

1. I woke up at noon really well rested.
2. I finally completed a Christmas take down project (my procrastination had known no bounds).
3. I got a strangely pleasant feeling about my word of the year, more on this later.

Friday, January 5, 2018


... more work (On Call Shift).
1. More service (thanks, President Monson).
2. More uncovering long-missing clothing whilst cleaning.
3. More dancing opportunities for yours tired, truly.
(Photos from NYE)