Oh Creativity, where have you gone?

First, I need to update my previous post-I wanted to see Trainspotting 2 but due to circumstances and $5 Tuesdays I saw the new people version of Beauty and the Beast. As an  8o’s mom I have seen the Disney animated version of this story at least 1,000,000 times but this is a slightly darker story and I really enjoyed it. Being the total romance skeptic that I am it was a little too sugary at the end but hey there must be someone out there that lives happily ever after?

I used to be a pretty creative person-creative and crafty and full of ideas. Lately I am just dry-black and white-parched. Not sure if it’s due to my situation, unstable living arrangements, break ups or just general malaise. I currently have a crochet project sitting untouched and a whole stained glass work shop set up but gathering dust.

I recently had a gush of awake-day dream-imaginative ideas about my garden. It felt good and something I used to feel quite often so just like a lusty libido-which also has left me-i know it’s still there buried under the weight of “life”.

I am pushing myself, browsing Pinterest for ideas and building on some success in the time management department. I learned that if you repeat something 16 times it becomes a habit. I’ve proved that to myself with my boot camp attendance, it took many attempts but I’m finally there. Maybe I can transfer this approach to my stained glass? If I make a commitment to go to the basement everyday after work and just “be there” after 16 times it will be a habit and something creative will come out of it? Kind of twist on fake it til you make it?

My daughter gave me a piece of glass that I made long ago and said it doesn’t have any hanging hardware so maybe that will be step one. Yes, that’s it. Step one— add hardware to hang a piece that is already complete. How hard can that be?


I’m on a roll-I did in fact move from the comfort of my bed and go see movie with my daughter. We chose Lion.

It was good, really good. Set in India and Australia which is always nice to see something other than the same run of the mill American drama/comedy. It did a lot to show the reality of childhood, families and poverty in India.

I’m not saying everyone will love it but I would definitely recommend it.

One thing-the lady who sat two seats away from me, older with a cane, alone…cried through the whole movie. I got a tear or two but she cried-nose blowing crying.

Best of all, this fulfills my new years resolution for February!!

resolution update

I have finally succeeded to fulfill one of my resolutions. I went to my early morning boot camp class all three scheduled  days-Monday, Wednesday AND Friday this week!!

Woo Hoo!!! I usually only get to two sessions each week for some reason-either work, fatigue or just plain laziness. But this week I did it!!

Ironically though that is my 2016 new years resolution! I completely failed on that last year since I even missed 4 months of boot camp because of my surgery. Better late than never!

Now I am struggling with this years resolution to go to a movie-out to the cinema not Netflix on the couch-once per month. I thought this would be a no-brainer-something fun, easy, cheap…

It’s the end of February and I haven’t gone to the movie this month. I wanted to see Manchester by the Sea but that is not playing nearby but I have a second and third runner up and they both start at 4pm today. I just made a cup of coffee and I’m hoping that will give me the the energy to get me out of my warm comfy bed on a cold February afternoon.


At the cinema with the Inner Fire #1

As you may or may not have noticed-I made a news years non-resolution to see a movie and to clarify this excludes netflix, you tube or an airplane. I resolved to go to a real life moving picture house, buy a ticket and plop myself in one of those comfy seats…popcorn optional.

My first choice, not my choice really but my daughter wanted to see LaLa Land. Predictable, yes but we have been working on the logistics for a few weeks and it only happened on the day of coincidentally, hours before the Golden Globe awards at which it pretty much swiped all the categories across the board.

Saying all that, I’m not sure that I would say it was the greatest movie ever but I did enjoy it. The adjectives I’d use are: unique, quirky, good special effects and cinematographic techniques, bright, mostly positive, great dancing numbers. I’d rate it 8/10, 4 out 5 thumbs up, definitely recommend…to most people.

The whole experience was relatively pain free considering we went at 10:45am on a Sunday. Tickets were $6 each which I tend to feel enhances the experience because I don’t feel totally ripped off if its not that good.

I feel pretty chuffed with myself for actually accomplishing 1/12 of my goal. Last year I planned to make all three sessions of bootcamp and failed miserably…

On to February!!

tracya goes to the cinema

My friends consider me the movie know nothing, I rarely go to the movies and even with all the ways of viewing movies I still don’t see many. Some of the most popular movies people talk about I haven’t seen…Silence of the Lambs, E.T., Mama Mia…didn’t see them.

Most of the movies I’ve watched in the last ten years have been on planes…

But today…not only did I go to the movies but I saw a NEW release!!! The Grand Budapest Hotel


My review? Funny, different, adult, quirky…go see it!!!