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Theme Song Thursday: Yo No Se Mañana

18 Sep

Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.Francis Gray


” Look well therefore to this day .” As my days go flying by, I still wake up each morning with the promise of a beautiful, perhaps better day. 

This morning, I woke up to sunshine and a text from Lynne asking if I wanted to walk after Zumba. Of course! I got up, changed , called Mom and drove off to Zumba. The Latin music, exhilarating dance steps, and friendly comaraderie always brighten my day. 

I always love it when Maria plays “Yo no se mañana.” She speeds up the tempo and we wiggle, sway, and salsa around. Today, I was listening to the words and understood most, but wanted to see the rest.  “I don’t know tomorrow .” This has been my personal theme. 


After Zumba, I went over to Lynne’s and we walked over an hour. I came home and started trimming my trees and bushes. My neighbor asked me to watch her cats a few days, I made a big lunch of freezer leftovers, then took a long leisurely nap. Then, when you think life couldn’t get more delightful, I got a text from my friend Margie. She invited me to a Garth Brooks concert next week. Wow! I’ll finish writing this post, take an evening walk, and look forward to tomorrow. I wish you the same joy. 

 Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.

Francis Gray


I don’t know what tomorrow may bring, but I will ALWAYS live my best today, be the best friend, best daughter, best sister, and best mother that I can be. That’s what dreams are made of. 


Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Where There’s a Will…

23 Jan

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
-Mahatma Gandhi
I’ll be the first to admit, I had to look up the word “indomitable.” I kinda figured out what it meant, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve never used it in a sentence, spoke it out loud or recall hearing anyone use it. Mr. Gandhi has expanded my vocabulary. Now, I will try and use this word often and add it to my extensive repertoire of fancy words like “y’all” and “fixin’ to.” Here’s what I learned…

: impossible to defeat or discourage
Full Definition
: incapable of being subdued : unconquerable
in·dom·i·ta·bil·i·ty \(ˌ)in-ˌdä-mə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
in·dom·i·ta·ble·ness \in-ˈdä-mə-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
in·dom·i·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb
an indomitable spirit was needed to endure the rigors of pioneer life
Origin: Late Latin indomitabilis, from Latin in- + domitare to tame — more at daunt.
First use: 1634
Synonyms: bulletproof, impregnable, invincible, insuperable, insurmountable, invulnerable, unbeatable, unconquerable, unstoppable
Even though the weather in Chicago has been more suited for the abominable snowman, (not to be confused with the indomitable snowman), I have tried to keep up my spirits by teaching painting classes for mom’s friends, shopping, visiting with old friends and a little exercise. ( I even did some indoor jogging. I haven’t jogged in ten years. Now, I know why!) The great thing about the Midwest is, a little thing like five months of frigid temps, shoveling snow, and pelting sleet never deters the INDOMITABLE will of the hearty citizens. (See, I used it in a sentence!) “Where there’s a will… there’s a new word.”



Theme Song Thursday: “High Hopes”

11 Oct

I had a delightful day and wanted to share my joy with all of you. So, my theme song is performed by the late and great Frank Sinatra. A wonderful day fills my heart with optimism and “high hopes” for tomorrow. My morning started out with a tennis match. I haven’t played in six or seven months, but the team needed a warm body to avoid a forfeit, so my partner ivette and I took one for the team. In other words, we lost 1-6, 06. The other three lines did great. We stopped and had a nice lunch together. Then, I met a couple of my art friends, Lynne and Sherry, on the Square for a drink. (Of the iced tea variety, of course. Really.) On the way home, I stopped at the Honda dealer and got my license plates and tags for my new car. I was on the go all day and it was grand. No worries, no responsibilities, just fun! Great day!