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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Music of Star Wars Performed by DSO Review

 

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Last night my husband and I attended the Detroit Symphony Orchestra plays Star Wars at the Meadow Brook Amphitheater. Meadow Brook is located inside Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I've really missed live performances, and the weather and the outdoor venue made the night magical.


"Experience the music of Star Wars like never before when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) takes you to a galaxy far, far away at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. 

Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra in a brand-new program that includes music from throughout the Skywalker Saga and the two anthology films, Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story, all in chronological order. Don’t be a “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder” and join us for this incredible concert. In the immortal words of Master Yoda, “Do, or do not. There is no try.” 

The music of Star Wars was written by famed American composer John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra for all six feature films from 1977 to 2005. From the “Main Title" from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to the ominous “The Imperial March” associated with Darth Vader, fans will be taken to a galaxy far, far away rekindling memories of their favorite scenes as well as recurring, individual themes and battles that took place throughout the Star Wars saga films."

The DSO gave an extraordinary performance playing the music from the movies. When they started playing the main Star Wars theme song, my husband had to show me he had the chills from being moved by the music. 

My favorite song was the Imperial March. I call it the Darth Vader song. I've always had a thing for Darth. Yes, I know I'm weird.

Seeing this live event made me realize how much I love our Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and I really need to make a point of attending more of their shows!

We both loved the performance. We both gave it 5 out of 5 stars.








Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday Five 7/30/21

 


Happy Friday! I hope you're having a beautiful morning! Let's catch up. 

1. This week has been a blur. I seriously have trouble keeping up with my life which is a sign I need to give up something. I recently opened a drop-ship company, and it's just too much with everything else I have going on. How do I come up with these ideas? I'm overwhelmed with what I have, and hey, let's start something else on top of forgetting how busy I already am. I guess the decisions you make on vacation (while relaxing) are not always good ones.

2. I had a break in renters this week, so we spent a couple of days at our beach house. We had a nice time relaxing on the beach (minus the biting flies) also a fabulous dinner with friends. 

3. I started the 3 Day Military Diet to get my butt back on track. I still haven't lost the last few pounds from Hawaii, and I felt I needed a total reset. I eat out way too much. I'm not going to lie; the first day was hard. Today is day two, and I'm hoping it will be easier. I should be completely back to normal after my third day. Yep, just in time for dinner with friends!!!

4. My caterpillars are growing like crazy. I have 11 right now. I'm hoping the fat cats will be going into a chrysalis any day. Well, four are getting close. I keep saying I don't want anymore, and when I go outside to get them food, what is on the milkweed? More eggs. Just call me the mother of monarchs. LOL.

5. I finished watching Virgin River last night. It started off so slow this season but picked up. Also, I finished reading the Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek. It was excellent, and we had a wonderful book discussion this week!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Music of Star Wars Performed By the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Giveaway

 

This blog post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

Enter to win 4 tickets to see The Music of Star Wars performed by the Detroit Symphony on August 13, 2021, at 7:30 PM!!! We're a family of Star Wars fans, so we're totally excited!

"Experience the music of Star Wars like never before when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) takes you to a galaxy far, far away at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. 

Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra in a brand-new program that includes music from throughout the Skywalker Saga as well as the two anthology films, Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story, all in chronological order. Don’t be a “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder” and join us for this incredible concert. In the immortal words of Master Yoda, “Do, or do not. There is no try.” 

The music of Star Wars was written by famed American composer John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra for all six feature films from 1977 to 2005. From the “Main Title" from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to the ominous “The Imperial March” associated with Darth Vader, fans will be taken to a galaxy far, far away rekindling memories of their favorite scenes as well as recurring, individual themes and battles that took place throughout the Star Wars saga films."


4 Tickets to see The Music of Star Wars by DSO on 8/13/2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

5 Things on Friday 7/9/2021

 


Hello! It's been a while! Let's catch up. I'm up late since I'm still on Hawaiian time and still feel a little off. To describe it best, I feel partially asleep. 

1. I'm so glad to be home. Seriously, there is no place like home. The last week of our vacation, we stayed in Kauai. Pretty much every chicken in the area lived outside our condo. It would start every morning before 5 AM and go until the sun went down. To put it mildly, I no longer feel guilty about eating chicken. We had air conditioning units in our bedrooms, but with 50 chickens outside your window, it didn't help much. Oh, and I'm super thankful for air conditioning and cheap groceries!   

2. We flew home Monday night. We didn't end up back in Detroit until 6 PM on Tuesday due to the time change. I was all prepared that flying overnight would be terrible, but it wasn't at all. We had one 6 hour flight to Seattle and then another 4 hours home. It was much quicker flying back than going there. 

3. We did so much during our 15-day trip. I'm going to write a post about each island we visited. If I ever go back, I would do a few things differently. I was ready to go home after 11 days. I would definitely spend less time in Kauai if I ever go back.

4. This week has been about giving myself grace. After eating everything I wanted for 15 days, I decided a 5-pound weight gain wasn't that bad. So, I've been slowly easing back into my workouts, fasting, and counting my macros. Counting my macros helps me not worry so much about what the scale says.

5. We went to see Black Widow tonight. It was so good! I almost started crying when I left the movie theater. It was crowded, and very few people had a mask on. It also got me thinking about how much this pandemic has changed my life in the last 1.5 years.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Cost-Effective Clothing Shopping Online

 

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Is Clothes Shopping Online Cost-Effective?

If you love shopping for clothes (and who doesn’t), then you’ll have no doubt spent plenty of time browsing websites and stores for a bargain or two. But you may have noticed that clothes shopping online is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There’s a lot of choices, but with so many websites, how do you find what you’re looking for at the right price? Let’s look at some of the options available:

Brand and store websites

We all have our favorite brands and labels, don’t we? So, we’ll often be drawn to these when shopping online. But are they a good place to bag a bargain? 

Basically, they can be if you know what you’re doing. The first thing to do, is to sign up for their emails. Why? Because although they may clog up your inbox, they’re also the place where you’ll find out about sales and discounts before anyone else. Sales previews are one such perk. When you hit a website for the first time, keep an eye out for those pop-up boxes offering discounts on your first purchases too!

Sales websites and apps

Sales and clearance websites that stock end-of-line or end-of-season clothes are everywhere. And many offer up to 70% off the retail price. However, these are usually limited in size and choice. Plus, it’s always good to check that the price is actually the cheapest on the internet. There are also secret sales websites that sound exclusive and exciting, but they’re just sites that you need to sign up with before accessing their sales offers. Again, these can be limited in terms of products, and sales usually run at extremely specific times. So, you must be ready to shop!

If you don’t want to be chained to dates and times, you could use an app that cleverly tracks the sales happening online. These are handy for filtering out the stuff you’re not interested in and receiving notifications when sales have just started.

Online clothing catalogs

Lastly, can online clothing catalogs save you money? Well, perhaps not, but they are good if you’re only looking for one type of clothing, such as plus size or petite clothing. And they do have one benefit for those struggling to afford new clothes – you can spread the cost of your purchases. These online catalogues with credit offer numerous options such as no credit checks or pay monthly schemes. Of course, some would argue that you’re just racking up more debts.