Today kicks off a year long celebration of my birthday, but also to those who have been a part of my journey along the way. I am so grateful for each and every person who has played a part of who I am today.

I’m grateful to be spending the evening home alone tonight- as the next days will be busy with celebrations. I’m thrilled to be spending it with people who bring me so much joy!

What brings you joy.?

When my friends call and ask for help on finding great deals- I’m always ready to pull out my laptop and get to work. I love it that they feel they can come to me, because I really do love finding those hard to find products, or find great prices that not everyone has the time and patience to search for. I’ve become so many friends’ ‘go to’ person for that kind of information- and just earlier this week I’d found a pedalboard available at Musicians Friend for my favorite neighbor, who also happens to be a great musician. It isn’t a big thing to me, but it is to them & that is something that brings me great joy!

What do you do for others that brings you great joy?

Is it me or has the first half of this year flown by at record pace? I can’t believe that we have one week left of May and off we go into the summer months. I’m already ‘feeling’ the summer coming- as the temps are beginning to rise.. The plants are loving the extra daylight, plus the sunshine and I can’t say that I mind it, because I don’t.

Two of my favorite shows finished up for the season this past week- Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. I am loving them both so much. I also read that Scandal has one more season and that will be the end. Makes me sad, a little as it’s something that I really enjoy. It also leaves me wondering how much longer Grey’s will be airing too. I guess all good things come to an end, plus I’m sure Shonda is up to creating magic somewhere.

How will you spend your summer this year?

When I have friends who are interested in purchasing something online- they tend to always call me. I think it’s because I do fairly well with searching, but also finding the best prices in a sometimes confusing search result. Like for my neighbor, I found that Guitar Center has, boss rc-30 at a great price! He was happy that he could get a good price and I was happy that I could help him in the search. It’s a win-win no matter how you slice it.

Is anyone else reeling with the idea that tomorrow is May 1st? I am, seriously! In two short months I’ll be heading to London with my BFF of 35 years and I’m looking forward to that so much. We have a chat date planned to catch up on everything today- To make our reservations for various places we haven’t made a reservation for yet- So much fun- can’t wait.

When you have friends in the music industry- you hear a LOT about music, various forms- what inspires, such as tdpri at musiciansfriend.com & the list goes on. The thing I love is being able to share the passion with friends and see their faces light up when they talk about the things they love.

Hearing them play brings them as much joy as I feel when I bake and they enjoy my creations. What are you passionate about?

I can’t believe that it has been so long since I’ve been to this blog. It isn’t from lack of wanting to be here, but life has just had me so busy that I haven’t had much time to write. I need to change that, but I seem to be jumping from one social project to the next, or one house project to the next as of late.

This weekend I’ll spend traveling to visit friends and celebrate the pending birth of a friends baby with a baby shower.

What are y’all up to?

Is anyone else excited about the new season of Survivor? I believe this may be one of the most epic seasons of all time! I’ve been watching since Season 1 and tonight they are bringing back some of my all time favorites- Of course, if you know me in my real life- then you know I’ll be rooting 100% for JT Thomas, who is the winner of one of the seasons about 8 years ago. There are some other favorites in the mix as well, but I am team JT all the way.

What about you? Who are you rooting for on this season of Survivor?

A musician friend of mine is on the road now traveling with his band to various small clubs across the Mid-West. He sent me a message the other night that he was having some issues with one of his guitars, so they had to spend the night in Kansas so he could pop in to guitar center kansas to get what he needed so he could get back on the road again and perform. He was thrilled at how quickly he was able to get everything he needed and they could travel on towards Iowa, their next destination.

Gotta love a good Internet connection and Google maps to get us to the places we need to find in cities that aren’t our own.

Tonight- I’ll be turning on Hulu and catching up with my favorite programs from earlier in the week. I’ll be ‘home alone’ tonight, and that means watch what I want- not have to give the remote to anyone, and soak up all the girl time with none other than me, myself and I. As much as I love people and my guy- I also love spending time with myself. First up- a soak in the bathtub, then I’ll curl up with a blanket, turn on Hulu via the Smart TV and off I go- into the world of somewhere else.

Now if I could only find someone to deliver me some popcorn, life would be perfect.