Positive Thinking: What’s Been Great

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I know it’s been awhile since I posted a Positive Thinking post, but every day I try to keep my focus on the good things that happen throughout the day.

  1. One of my dogs, Zeus, had surgery to remove one of his toes and that surgery went well. His foot where the toe was taken has healed and with the toe removed he’s not in pain when we go one walks.
  2. News on Zeus’ toe that was removed. The bone did have a cancerous tumor, but it’s not a cancer that spreads. So, Zeus is cancer-free, as far as, we know, but the Vet was confident the toe removal took care of the cancer.
  3. I’ve been taking time to enjoy my days off instead of always working on something. For a few hours every day off, I’ll take the time to watch a movie or hang with friends or read a book, etc. I get focused on things and work, work, work non-stop until I burn myself out, so I’m trying to balance my life.
  4. I watched Ride Along 2.
  5. Went to Happy Hour with a friend.
  6. Learning copywriting.
  7. Brushing up on SEO, which has changed and from what I read is always changing.
  8. I paid my license plates renewal a month early. This is great, because I, usually, am paying it during the grace period month…LOL.
  9. Watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
  10. My sister’s generosity has no limits even when she can’t afford to be generous. She gets it from my father. They both want to, always, help family.

Cocktails – Life Lesson: Number Twenty-One

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I’ve been having nausea and stomach pain since Sunday. I thought it was due to motion sickness from the glider ride. After the sickness lasted four days, I started to think that I caught some stomach virus.

Then it dawned on me…cocktails!

Yes, my alcohol consumption has been frequent with the paint and sips and Vegas, where I drank quite a few martinis.

Note to self: Must remember my stomach is not made of steel and I’ll be giving my tummy a break from Al. K. Hall…LOL

Positive Thinking: What was Great About the Past 12 Days

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For May 20 – 31, 2016

It’s been awhile since I made a Positive Thinking post, but will try to make up for it in this blog.

  1. Painting a tribute Prince picture – the night was so much fun and hanging with friends.
  2. Sleeping – getting sleep will always be something great in my life, because I don’t get enough.
  3. Expressing my feelings about this guy I was dating – I’d kept quiet about my feelings for several months. It was nice to get them out in the open.
  4. Telling the guy I was dating how I feel – despite how things have turned out between him and I, I don’t regret expressing how I feel. It’s better to just say it then be afraid.
  5. Doing things I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. I lived in the moment quite a bit these past 12 days.
  6. Going to Vegas.
  7. Just doing things on impulse. All the girls were just sitting on one of the dancer’s lap in their pic. I wanted my pic to be different and surprised the dancers when I laid down for my pic…LOL. thunderpic
  8. I didn’t do anything really crazy in Vegas, because I was in Vegas. But I had a lot of fun just being there.
  9. Hanging with two of my friends and doing things on my Bucket List.
  10. Despite being tired and not feeling good, I pushed myself to do the things I’ve wanted to do that’s on my bucket list, Vegas, going to a male stripper show, flying, and conquering the Terrordactyl.
  11. Seeing the new X-men movie.
  12. Eating pho with my friend that visited me this holiday weekend.
  13. Going to a baseball game and getting drunk in the afternoon…LOL.
  14. Getting Liks ice cream.
  15. Showing my friend Central Denver where I use to live.
  16. Watching the movie The Intern.
  17. Conquering the Incline, again.
  18. Dunkin Donuts, my friend that was here this holiday weekend bought some for us while she was here…Love donuts.
  19. Flying in a glider, I’ve wanted to fly every since I saw 50 Shades of Gray and seeing Anastasia and Christian fly in one. It was so much fun and easy to fly.
  20. Doing absolutely nothing today. I’m sore and exhausted, but I had tons of fun these past 12 days.

Vegas Adventures

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Arrived in Vegas Tuesday night starving and sleep deprived, Katie got two hours and I slept five hours. However, we were at sea level and living in altitude for so long or maybe it was excitement why Katie and I were not tired. First thing we did, we went to Nobu for some sushi.

When we arrived there and sat down at the bar, this guy offered to buy us a drink. I ordered a Pina Martini and Katie got a Bloody Mary. The guy said he wasn’t trying to pick us up…LOL. He must have mistaken us for young and stupid. After saying, he wasn’t trying to pick us up the guy either didn’t have game or my F*#k off vibe kept him from working us.

He stopped trying to have a conversation with us. When the drinks came and he didn’t pay for them right away I knew the guy was a schmuck and we were going to be left paying for them, which is exactly what happen. But, it didn’t matter to us, because we didn’t go to Vegas to get picked up by some Sugar Daddies or hit on at all.

It was a Girls’ Holiday and Katie and I were there to have fun minus boys.

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After we had our sushi snack, Katie showed me around Caesar’s Palace. As you can see from the pictures, we were transported to Rome. We ate gelato while taking in the sites of the Roman Palace and couture shops.

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After checking out Caesar’s Palace, Katie showed me the Bellagio and as you can see they have a fish theme. I loved it, because I want an aquarium filled with colorful fish.

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While we were walking around, a guy approached us and asked us if we wanted to party. In Vegas, do we want to party? Katie and I looked at each other and at the same time answered the guy, YES! He gave us six FREE drink vouchers and got us into Club Hyde for Free. He worked there and they were looking for more ladies to fill up their club, lucky us!

Katie and I had so much fun dancing and drinking our free drinks. The champagne didn’t taste great, but we didn’t care since it was FREE. Confetti would spray down every once and awhile, but I didn’t get a shot of it.

We enjoyed ourselves until the club closed. It was 4 a.m. by the time we dragged our tired butts to bed.

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The Bellagio water display was on the top of the list for the next day. I wanted to see this every since I saw it in the movie Ocean’s Eleven. We were going to go back and watch it when it was dark, but ran out of time. I got to see the water dance around and that’s all that mattered.

We thought we had lots of time before 9 p.m., but time seem to fly on this day. It was a mad dash to buy some Victoria Secret panties then back to the hotel to change. Yes, we went all the way to Vegas to buy VS boy shorts..LOL. The sale on the panties was only for that night, so we had to take advantage of the 8/$27.50 panties.

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Lyft was our mode of transportation everywhere we went in Vegas. The Uber driver that took me to the airport in Denver told me to take Lyft while in Vegas, because during the week it was half off the price.

Our Lyft driver showed us the volcano at the Mirage as we we were going to Paris to have a snack at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. We ran out of time and didn’t have time for a whole meal.

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At Ramsay’s, we had fingerling potatoes and sticky, toffee pudding. Both were very yummy. Katie had a Bloody Mary, her favorite drink if you haven’t figured that out already. And mine is martinis, the guy I was dating introduced them to me and they’ve become a preferred drink. I had a strawberry martini and everywhere we went everyone made a fab martini.

The light art in the pic Katie said it’s of Ramsay cooking.

This night ended with the Thunder from Down Under. Blog to come soon.

Vegas: Thunder Down Under

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 I’m going to VEGAS!!! Check that off my bucket list!

Yes, I will be going to the Thunder Down Under show. WHAT? My friend wants to see them. I’m being a good friend and supporting her adventure. 😉

I won’t be keeping what happens in Vegas in Vegas. More after I return from Sin City.

Living in the Moment

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Thank you, Captain Obvious is a blog by Beauty Beyond Bones and she talks about how God is always talking to us.

There’s been times, well, lots of times where I’ve wondered about my life and just wanted an answer.

I saw this post on Facebook that stated spend the money and travel, you can always make money. Seeing the world, this is on my bucket list. I thought about that post and as I was comparing airline prices I saw a Frontier ad where they’re offering one way tickets for $34.

Curiosity got the better of me and I clicked on the ad to see what deals were available. I kept thinking about that post and decided I’m going to Vegas.

I saw another post that said, It’s not what you say, but what you do that matters. After seeing that post and remembering the post about traveling, I started looking for flights to go see my sister, because I told her I would visit her. She’s sick and probably not going to be around much longer.

So, I interpreted these posts as God’s way of telling me to get out of my head, quit thinking and worrying so much and Live.

I’m living in the Moment and remind myself that I can always work more to make more money. And, as I live in the moment, I keep an eye out for any messages from God.

Dress – Life Lesson: Number Sixteen

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I wore this dress during Ladies Night when we saw Wanda Sykes not thinking about the wind.

Yes, flowy, short, skirt dresses and wind do not go together. Every time the breeze picked up, I was holding the skirt of my dress so I wasn’t giving a peep show to all the people we passed as we walked to Comedy Works.

I did have a slip on underneath and only that would have been flashed for all to see, but still I didn’t want the wind whipping the skirt of my dress up.