Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, September 29, 2014

Down a Kidney... Weekend Review

This past weekend, I was suppose to be on a vacation in Las Vegas. Beezy and I were going to head down to Vegas on Thursday evening and stay through Sunday. All of that changed on Wednesday with a phone call.

Beezy's family is very close knit. When it's a holiday or a get together there's usually anywhere from 15-25 family members in attendance. They are always there for each other whether it be a kids soccer game, a graduation, vacation or cookout. I mean just look at this Hawaii picture... there is 23 people in this photo alone and not everybody went!
 
So when Beezy got the call on Wednesday that his cousin was having surgery we cancelled our trip. We had found out about two weeks before that his cousin found out he had a tumor the size of a baseball inside one of his kidneys. They decided that he should have the surgery sooner rather than later (it was scheduled for another week away) to remove the tumor and see if anything else was going on. So on Friday we headed to the hospital to sit in the waiting room and wait. When we got there around 11:00 a.m. there was already 10 family members sitting in the lobby waiting. They had just taken his cousin back to start the pre-operation things. We waited and waited. I think at one point in the day there was 23 people there. It wasn't until almost 6 o'clock that he was out of surgery. He was down a kidney but they got it out and he's going to be ok.
 
I thought it was so great how all of his family came. They didn't only just come to the hospital, everyone brought snacks and drinks. They entertained each other and kept each other company. The next day we all got together and visited him in the hospital and ate dinner together. They let him know that he wasn't laying there alone. I guess this is what a big family does. I'm not use to that. It's been my mom and I for a long time.
 
So the weekend didn't go as planned but that's ok. It's something that we wouldn't miss.
 
Apart from spending a large chunk of our weekend at the hospital, Beezy took me to dinner at a place called Lucille's.
It was the best meal we've ate out in a long time. I want to go back. I got the tri-tip sandwich and it was very good. The fries and their macaroni and cheese were spectacular. I mean really look at it...
Amazing! Go there is you have one near you. I think their only in three states right now.
 
We also bought Tesco his Halloween costume and I can't wait to share it with you once it gets closer! 


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Smiles

Every Saturday, I'm going to try and post five things that made me smile during the week. Often I find myself getting caught up in the small stuff but this year I'm making an effort to be conscious of it. This year is about being happy and finding happiness even in the small things! Want to join me? Go ahead and post your Saturday Smiles!

1. Getting real mail.
2. Baton twirling.
3. DVR- Pretty excited about recording fall TV premieres.
4. Date nights.
5. Decorating for the holidays.

What's making you smile?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Theater Thursday... But Not

Today is normally Theater Thursday.

But not this week! Fall television has officially begun and I've tried out a few new shows. In the first week of fall television, I've watched three new shows. They are Madam Secreatry, The Mysteries of Laura and Scorpion. If you didn't catch any of these three, I'm going to tell you my thoughts on them so maybe that'll help you decide what to spend your time on.

First up, Madam Secretary.
Set in Washington D.C. Tea Leoni stars as Secretary of State. Teaching at a college in Virginia she is recruited by the President (her former boss when she worked for the CIA) to come back to D.C. to work for him. Unable to say no, she moves her family back to D.C. and takes her place as the Secretary of State. She's new in the position, new to the politics of the White House and feeling a little out of her element.

I thought the first episode is worthy of another watch. It was good but since I am an avid fan of the West Wing series it felt a lot like that. I have a feeling the show is going to be a little political at times as was the West Wing. The writing isn't as great as Aaron Sorkins but it was definitely worthy of another watch. Tea Leoni does a great job in the role.

The second show I watched was, The Mysteries of Laura.
Debra Messing stars as a newly single mother of twin boys in Pre-K. Not only is she learning how to wrangler to young boys by herself she's a full time detective in New York. She also has to deal with her soon to be ex-husband in the workplace because he's a Captain in the department. She solves murders during the day and reads bedtime stories at night. This is a mystery series so I don't want to give too much away from the episode.

I love Debra Messing. I think she's a great actress and who didn't love her old show Will & Grace? I thought the first episode was cute and I definitely didn't guess who the killer was during the story. However, the show was really corny and odd at times. I'm going to watch episode two but I don't know if this will make it a full season. So Debra here's hoping for you! Tune in. Give it a shot. You might like it. It might also get better with each episode.

And the third show that I watched was Scorpion.
Scorpion brings together a group of four geniuses and the mother of a young genius in training. They all work together in Los Angeles. When the government comes to Walter (the head of this group of geniuses), they tell him they have an emergency situation that only they can solve. If they can't figure out how to solve the crisis in 2 hours tons of lives will be lost. The group comes together to try to solve the problem. Walter has a past with the government agent but he puts his history aside to help the country. This misfit group of geniuses will have to rely on each other's skills to get the job done.

Honestly, the previews looked dumb to me. I tried out the episode and I sat there the entire time thinking well this could never happen. This is dumb. I highly doubt I will ever watch another episode again. I read a few reviews online and I'm not the only one who feels that way. This makes me think that it's not going to be on very long. I give it maybe 3 episodes before CBS pulls the plug but depending on how much money they've invested it might go half a season to 6 episodes. In my opinion don't waste your time!

Good news... I CAN NOT WAIT FOR SCANDAL TO RETURN!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday