Feel Good 5 Friday … on Sunday

6 Sep

121 degrees was not fun.

And it wasn’t even the hottest day yet.

The weekend was yet to come and the heat was on. But I didn’t let it break my stride I got tunes, a virtual birthday hangout with a good friend joining the 45-Club and a little field trip.

So we escaped to the mountains and the hidden cool river waterfall lagoon paradise. This time early. This time we didn’t see anyone. Just the path. Although I was a little bit slower as I was on the mend. But my walking stick and back brace provided the support I needed to make the trek.

Sounds of the cool river flowing passed the rocks soothed me. Kids enjoyed jumping in the water, dog paddling their way around, and fishing a bit. Sometimes all you need is a bit of nature set you right.

I was missing the beach. Still am. But you see our annual Labor Day Weekend beach trip wasn’t gonna happen. Just the thought of the masses getting to the beach by 10 a.m. would only give us two hours of peace. I needed a little more.

Feeling disconnected from everyone and everything for a little bit gives some peace. I found that by the river, under the shade of the trees, by the waterfall, or with the cool water on my toes. I was missing some of that before. As I’ve gotten older it’s one of my top priorities. Peace and Laughter. They make me happy. And luckily I had both this weekend.

Getting together with girls refills my cup. To the brim. Sharing stories with tears or with laughter both provided comfort and friendship. And even though there weren’t any hugs that was a definite good-time-noodle-salad moment. So I wished my friend Gisela a Happy Birthday and hoped for blessings and good vibes her way.

The tunes setting the mood for this week were all about dancing and fun. The universe was trying to push me in the right direction. Feeling the rhythm and letting loose. Grooving is the best part. Started loud and rocking Working for the Weekend and La Gozadera. Plus who doesn’t love B-52’s and Pump Up The Jam. Gets that head bopping. But then George Benson ties it together with his smooth sound. The first ten seconds and you just feel good. George and his sound makes that happen. A playlist to match my week.

Buen Camino Friends!!

Everybody Working for the Weekend — Loverboy

Rock Lobster — B52’s

La Gozadera — Gente de Zona

Pump up the Jam — Technotronic

Give Me the Night — George Benson



6 Responses to “Feel Good 5 Friday … on Sunday”

  1. beth September 6, 2020 at 7:35 PM #

    sounds like a great getaway and music to boot! wow, that heat!

    • The Guat September 8, 2020 at 9:13 PM #

      It was a pretty sweet playlist helped me forget about the insane heat for a minute. Frozen grapes rock when you’re listening to jams 🙂

      • beth September 9, 2020 at 3:06 AM #

        a great combo

  2. Sorryless September 8, 2020 at 1:05 PM #

    Good for you, getting away when you really needed to. And 121? Did you say 121? That . . like, wasn’t a typo?

    • The Guat September 8, 2020 at 9:11 PM #

      Was NOT a typo. The heat was like a punch in the face. That’s what it is in Palm Springs or Vegas, which is why we don’t go there in summer. But it’s Fall. Dude this weekend heatwave was intense!

      • Sorryless September 11, 2020 at 4:17 PM #


        I remember it being like 100’s in Vegas when I was there and I said something to the effect of “Fuck dry heat! It’s fucking hot!”

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