Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving...
That it's okay I've only been updating my blog once a week. Last year I only updated my blog 34 times. This year I've updated it 65 times (and it's only October). I'm doing a much better job this year. Who knows, maybe next year I'll be back to three or four times a week! :)

I'm loving...
That my Texas Rangers are AL West Champions. NO ONE thought we would win the AL West. The majority of the baseball "experts" picked us to finish last. I have no clue what the playoffs hold in store for us, but I'm enjoying the ride. The Rangers exceeded all my expectations this year. I was there on Sunday when they clinched the AL West title. It was greatness. I'll be there again on Sunday for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Toronto Blue Jays.

I'm loving...
My Twitter friends. I went to the game on Thursday with my friend Dawn (we orignally met on Twitter). Then a group of my "Rangers Twitter" friends and I tailgated before the game on Saturday (we had hoped the Rangers would win that day and clinch the title. We will NOT discuss how that game went). The tailgate and hanging out with my friends was the best part of the day by far!

With my friend Dawn on Thursday night- we had amazing seats behind home plate!
 When I started using Twitter over five years ago, I had no clue what to expect. At first I found it a way to keep up with sports news and even some celebrities. And then slowly I got involved in "Rangers Twitter". It's just a group of Rangers fans from all of Texas and other parts of the US who talk baseball. We might not agree on everything else, but we always have our mutual love of our favorite baseball team (through the good times and the heartaches). I never in a million years dreamed I would form friendships over this social media site, but I have met many people who have become so important to me. I don't expect everyone to understand Twitter, but I'm glad I found it and the friends I've made on it

I'm loving...
That even fans from opposing teams can sit next to each other and enjoy a good baseball game. At the Rangers game on Thursday, three Angels fans sat next to us (that is the team the Rangers were playing). They were in town because they had a layover on their way back home to California, so they decided to check out a baseball game. Despite the fact they were cheering for the Angels, they were very nice and we had great conversations. They were funny. The Rangers won, but they congratulated us and wished us luck in the playoffs. I asked if I could take a picture with them (because of COURSE I would ask to take a picture with strangers). Lol.

I'm loving...
That the best part of my day on Sunday wasn't the Rangers winning the AL West, but it was seeing this cutie (he is the son of a friend of mine). His birthday was last week and I had a gift for him- two books and some packs of baseball cards. I was told he was very excited about the gift. :)

I'm loving...
The State Fair of Texas. I went last Friday with a friend of mine. We were able to score last minute free tickets into the fair (which was awesome) and enjoyed an afternoon and evening walking around taking in the sites, exhibits, and car shows. My great-nephew C won a blue ribbon on one of his art pieces and he just happened to be there that day with his school (so I was able to get a picture with him). :)

Me and my nephew C. The sun was on our faces, which is why I look paler than usual
You HAVE to take a picture with Big Tex at the Fair. I'm serious, I'm pretty sure it's a state law
I sit in this swing every year. It's so comfortable and relaxing. One day I'll have a house with a back porch so I can buy this swing. Lol
Just a group of famous musicians from Texas...

I'm loving...
That I might actually get to sleep in on Saturday. I don't currently have any plans and the thought of being able to just sleep without an alarm sounds amazing. No one ask me to do anything on Saturday. Lol.

What are YOU loving today? Link up below! :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving...
That my friend Mel bought a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird and sent it off to the author, Harper Lee, for her to autograph. She sent it off in February and just got it back a few weeks ago (this was a late birthday present for me). I LOVE it. This is my all time favorite book. :) 

I'm loving...
That I got to see Dobby last weekend. I hadn't seen him since I dog-sat for him over Labor Day. I joke with my friend Chance that I only remain friends with him because it gives me visitation rights to Dobby. I'm only kidding (most of the time). ;)
He was so excited to see me. It took him about 30 minutes to calm down so I could get a non blurry picture. Lol.
I'm loving...
That I got to see the baseball exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library last weekend. It's only there through this weekend. It was AMAZING! If you live in Dallas and have time this weekend, GO CHECK IT OUT!

I've been to the library once before (so it wasn't a new one to add to my list,) but I enjoyed seeing it again.
My first order of business as president would be to make MLB Opening Day a National Holiday. :)

They seem so much shorter on TV
I'm loving...
The friends that I have made through Twitter. Last week a group of my "Rangers" Twitter friends met up for lunch (although a few of them are already "real life friends", but we originally met on Twitter). I even have made Twitter friends with two of my favorite authors. I love the conversations we have online! :)

Check out these two- Allison Brennan and Roxanne St. Claire- they are both GREAT authors!! :) And they are great Twitter follows!

I'm loving...
This idea for a book party (can I be any bigger of a nerd wanting to have a book party?) Lol. Everyone brings a book wrapped up, with only a brief recap of the book written on the wrapping paper. That way the book isn't judged by its cover, or by the name. :)

I'm loving...
That my friend Eric invited me to the Cowboys game this past weekend. I'm sad the Cowboys couldn't hold on to a win, but hey- a free Cowboys ticket is always nice! :) And we had amazing seats! And the company was great! :)

What are YOU loving today? Link up below!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Just letting you know it's late as I'm typing this post, so my apologies for any grammatical errors! :)

I'm hoping here in the next few months to start advertising for this link up again to hopefully get it to grow. I know we have a few people who have been busy during the summer months and haven't had time to link up! You are welcome back anytime!! :)

I'm loving...
That I FINALLY got to see Garth Brooks in concert last Thursday night. He was AMAZING!! My friend Monica and I had bought seats in the nosebleed section (we didn't care, we were going to be there). About an hour before the concert started, we were able to obtain FLOOR SEATS (long story). So needless to say, it was AWESOME! It still would have been a good concert even if we had sat in our original seats, but it was only the second time in my life I had floor seats to a concert, and I loved it! Before the concert we got to meet Hawkeye from Dallas country radio station KSCS (he's my favorite radio DJ). He has actually written a book called The Travis Club. I highly recommend it! Trisha Yearwood (Garth's wife) was also at the concert and came out to sing a few of her songs. It made me miss 90s country music- it was so good!!

Me and Hawkeye
View from our floor seats
Waiting on Garth
Garth put on an amazing show! This was his first of SEVEN concerts in Dallas. He performed Thursday, two on Friday, two on Saturday, Sunday, and then last night
Trisha Yearwood!
I'm loving...
That I got to check out the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. My friend Zach was in town last weekend and he wanted to check out this museum. I had never been (I used to drive through downtown Dallas on my way home from work and watched it being built). It was really interesting. It had a lot of stuff for kids, so next time my little nephews are in town, I'm going to take them. It also has stuff for the big kids. :)

Me and Zach at the Perot
They had an area about weather. You could pick the weather forecast and be a "weather person" complete with the green screen and teleprompter. We were like kids seeing ourselves on TV. Lol
These rock had a greenish glow to them, so I came to the obvious conclusion that it was kryptonite. From the look the Perot Museum employee gave me when I asked him to confirm that, I'm guessing I'm correct. He didn't answer me. He's probably sworn to secrecy.  

I'm loving...
Going to baseball games with my friends. I love baseball anyways, but going with friends makes the game even better! Especially when the game doesn't turn out as well as you wanted it to!

Some of my sweet friends!
Zach bought these seats as a late birthday present for me (my birthday is in May- we celebrate in September. That's how we roll). ;) We were 11 rows from the field!
So glad I got to see my friend Ethan on Sunday. I hadn't seen him in over a year! :)

I'm loving...
Art museums. Zach and I went to the Kimbell in Fort Worth while he was in town. I will not confirm or deny that these paintings had a NO PHOTOGRAPHY logo next to them. In my opinion, Van Gogh and Monet would have wanted people to "accidentally" take a picture of them while pretending to text. 

I'm loving...
Kolaches from The Czech Stop in West, Texas (the town of West, not geographically west Texas). The town of West is near Waco. It's a must stop if you are traveling on I-35. Zach stopped on his way to Dallas and got cinnamon rolls (for him) and kolaches (for me). I'm not sure if I was more excited to see him or the kolaches. Lol.

What are you loving today?