Happy New Year, 2018!

Before I can start a new chapter, I have to review the old one for a moment. Wow, what a year!!! I think, I’ve never done so much in one year before, than what I’ve accomplished in 2017.

  • In January, I’ve got my US citizenship. Nine months after applying for it, I took the oath on the 12th. What an exciting moment in my life.
  • In February, a couple of ladies and I started a new community garden. Now, we can grow food for people in need. And we can enjoy it, because it is drama free.
  • In March, my maternal grandmother passed away. Unfortunately, it would have happened sooner or later. It’s a part of life, and it has to go on. ~ We also had a hail storm. I’ve never seen hail this big. Our cars got a few dents from that storm.
  • In April, Kevin had to go on a business trip in Long Beach, CA. He used the opportunity to go to Downtown Disney in Anaheim for an evening. ~ My friend Janet visited with her husband and son from Germany. We had such a fun day at the Fort Worth Zoo.
  • In May, Sara had her dance recital. She got a trophy for that. ~ Kevin and I saw U2 live in concert. They performed in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was on my bucket list for the last 14 years.
  • In June, Kevin and I went to the musical “Rock of Ages” at the Casa Mañana in Fort Worth. The guy, who played “Stacee Jaxx” flipped a thong at me. I’m still laughing. That was hilarious. ~ We also went on a trip to New York. I saw my long-time school friend Katja in Ohio after 30 years, again; we visited Kevin’s highschool friends in Niagara Falls, he hasn’t seen for 24 years; we went to Canada, New York City, and saw the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
  • In July, Finley passed away. I still feel sad of his passing. But I also believe, he’s in a good spot, hanging out with our dog Ranger. They both earned their wings for sure.
  • In August, Sara went back to RCJ Machado to practise Jiu Jitsu. Since Katelynn is very busy with her school band, we needed an activity for Sara. She started Jiu Jitsu in 2015, took a two year break, and then went back again.
  • In September, we got our floors done in our house. Those old nasty carpets and laminated floors went out. And a brand new tiled floor came in.
  • In October, Kevin and I saw the Bret Michaels Band live in concert at Lava Cantina in The Colony. Bret is sooo sexy. I’m still drooling. 😀 😉
  • In November, Kevin and I went to see Jeff Dunham’s show in Wichita Falls. He is a great comedian. Walter, Peanut, Achmed & friends are just awesome.
  • In December, we went to California. Santa brought tickets to go to Disneyland. We had a beautiful time with family; went to the beach in San Diego; checked out Hoover Dam; visited the Grand Canyon, again; and therefore avoided some of the cold weather in Texas. We just came back home, two days ago.

Yep, it was a busy and amazing year. I’ve knocked out three items on my bucket list in the first half of 2017.

After posting 400 blogs, I can close this book and start a new one. May 2018 be as awesome as the previous year. Kevin and I plan to see P!nk live in concert in May. P!nk is on Kevin’s bucket list. He always wanted to see her, since he listened to her music and watched her first video. Let’s see, how that show will be.

I wish all my followers a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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In Memory of Finley, when he celebrated New Year’s Eve.

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Happy New Year!

Bret Michaels Band At Lava Cantina, The Colony, Texas

Kevin and I went to see Brets Michaels at the Lava Cantina in The Colony, yesterday. We had tickets for the balcony, and just wanted to enjoy a concert at this beautiful evening. The food was great. Kevin had the BLT, and I had Smoked Chicken Quesadilla. The service was great, too. The waiter was friendly. The food was hot, the drinks were cold. 🙂

After the opening band played some great rock’n’roll music for an hour, Bret came out and rocked the place. He has a great line-up of band members as well: Pete Evick (guitarist) works with Bret several years, and he also could be seen in the VH1 show “Rock of Love” back in 2009; Eric Brittingham also plays the bass guitar in the band Cinderella; Rob Jozwiak (keyboards); and Mike Bailey (drums), who’s also President and Artist Relations Director for Potomac Records in Washington, D.C.

What had the evening been without good ol’ Poison songs like “Look What The Cat Dragged In”, “Nothing But A Good Time”, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “Unskinny Bop”, “Something To Believe In” … etc? And the band jammed “Sweet Home Alabama” from Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Rock And Roll All Nite” from Kiss. The whole place was catapulted back into the late 80s/early 90s, again.

Overall it was a great party last night. The only thing, I’d change for the next event at Lava Cantina: purchase front seats to get a better look at the stage. 😉 But it was great, since we went to this venue for the first time. Kevin and I still could see everything on the big screen, while we sipped on our beer.