Holy Smokes!!! This week, I'm going out "on a limb," maybe even a "twig." I'm already about 20 pounds overweight
My "Music" spot below is obviously out of place, being way up here and not way down there. But there is a reason and you just have to hang in there with me for a bit.
Music: This week, my list of Christmas Fave's continues with a couple of different variations of one song... Now, everytime I hear this song, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," I always imagine Donna looking right into my eyes and singing it to me. You know, she's telling me, "Baby, I don't need anything for Christmas, I just want you."
Now, for this Christmas, we have already given each other our "gifts" in that the weekend just prior to Christmas, we are staying the weekend at the Westin Galleria Hotel to chill and shop (mostly window) and relax and party just a bit and we plan on having a lot of fun while there. But, there has to be more, right???
OK, so how does the "song" come into play??? I referenced the song(s) because although I imagine her saying "All I want for Christmas is you," (yeah, right) I want her to know that while this is not a "material" gift, I know this will mean a whole lot more than most material gifts, knowing her like I do... Now, I'm not so much the "FOOL" that I don't know she would absolutely prefer the Pave Diamond Ring she has been wanting, rather than what I'm offering, but what I'm offering is way up there. The ring is coming in due time. But, until then...
You see, plain and simple, I can't dance. And Donna wants to dance!!! Oh, I can dance
Each year, here in the Houston area, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo takes place in Reliant Stadium. It's a huge annual event. There are live bands and such, and afterwards, there are areas where there is dancing to some of the "up & comer" bands. Several years ago, we were planning on going to one of the shows. I knew we would find one of those "areas" afterwards and catch a band playing. I knew Donna would want to dance. So, in the weeks leading up to it, I had my working partner at the time, Boom-Boom, teach me how to dance Country & Western so I could surprise Donna at the Rodeo. So, are you diggin' that visual??? Two dudes at work, practicing Country & Western dancing. And doing it over and over. Ha!!! But, you know what... I did surprise her and it worked on some small scale that night. But, if you "don't use it, you lose it." So, what I learned way back then has "left the building."
Over the years, I have "promised" Donna that we would take Dancing Lessons a ga-zillion times. We never have. So, here today, I am using this forum to loudly PROCLAIM: I am going to learn how to dance. To really dance. Heck, I might even finally lose that extra 20 pounds in the process. Now, I don't think ABC will be calling with an invite to join their show in primetime...
|This might be a little over the top!!!|
So, to quote Kevin Bacon from a movie way back when, I say to my "Little Bride," once and for all, unequivocally: "Let's Dance!!!" (after I learn how)
Photos: Here are a few Photos that I took this week while out and about...
|My Cloudy Moon Shot while out walking Toby this week|
|While on the waters edge at Clear Lake|
|Again, by the water, as the Sun was setting|
Houston Texans Football: This week is the "Biggie." Monday Night Football... The 11 & 1 Texans are on the road to play at the 9 & 3 New England Patriots. Super stoked for this one. With last weeks win, the Texans are back in the playoffs for the second straight year.
Libations Anyone???: This week, while we are in the Holiday mood, you can never go wrong with a good Egg Nog... And this one is just plain old really good & really easy: I'm talking about Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog, ready to go and poured straight from the bottle: Blended whiskey, rum, and brandy, blended with real dairy cream. Serve really cold and add a touch of ground nut-meg and you will absolutely find your smile!!! I promise...
Market Watch: Not a lot of movement from last week to this week. Facebook closed yesterday at 26.97, slipping just ever so slightly downward.
The End: Thanks for checking in this week. I really appreciate it. I hope to see you back next week for more of Slu's World.
Be safe, be smart, and always smile... It's "Happy Friday"
adios... vaya con dios