Whatcha gonna do? It’s a 10.

Repeat after me: “the world is a feeling, and I’m responsible for how I feel“.  At this very moment, it’s 4:49 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Have no idea what time it will be when I actually post this but does it matter? Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I was taken to the Edge rather unexpectedly this afternoon by none other than Mr. Barry White. Allow me to explain. See, in my perpetual effort to mix things up, mess with the routine gods, I’ve taken to doing my grocery shopping for the week on Saturday. Preferably, early in the day. This entails a trip to the grocery store and a second, separate trip to the Korean market. Groceries unloaded, put away? Check! Sidetracked by phone call, I finally head out to the market. Damn, way later than I thought but hell, it’s a beautiful sunny day. I get in the car, crank the AC  (not really, but “crank” sounds more dramatic). I knew right away Otis needed to be ejected and a more appropriate CD loaded for this venture. But who would that be? I rummaged around and spotted the Barry White Greatest Hits. Alright.  

As the first strains of “Love’s Theme” began to play, my mouth widened like the Grand Canyon and time simply suspended itself. Nothing in particular, and everything, elevated me to a place that, at one point, caused me to laugh out loud. I felt good. Funny. When that song came out it was played constantly on top 40 radio. I would hear it every morning on the school bus and I always thought the same thing: god, this song sucks. Now? Hell, who, when in the proper mood, doesn’t love Barry White songs? OK. Maybe, just maybe Barry is considered chick music but who isn’t dancing out of their seat with this one 😀 But I digress. Today’s post is a sharing of Ten Things of Thankful. Kristi, of late insomniac, is our host exemplar and provides the link to a potential for the extraordinary.

TTOT  Autoplay option on the YouTube. But do tell. How does one go from Barry to Johnny Cash/Joe Strummer duet to Disturbed? lol  P.S. How the f%&*# does Lynard Skynard follow Disturbed?? OK. No more peeking to see what the autocrats of the autoplay are cueing…

TTOT  Sunshine and music and cars and keyboards…

TTOT  Walking.

TTOT  the Wakefield Doctrine

TTOT  Six Sentence Stories. I really enjoy this blog hop. Always enjoyed this hop.

TTOT Being more cognizant of the “traps” I once allowed to steer my thoughts and feelings.

TTOT  Being able to laugh at what I just typed up there. Jeez Louise!! I qualify as an older person fo sure.

TTOT  the Writers Club created by Clark. I’ll be heading over to the club a little later this evening. Maybe I’ll see you there?

TTOT  As I stepped out last evening to walk, skies still uncertain of their mood, I smelled the first inkling of the first of fall. It was quite humid and there was a quality to the smell of the air that spoke of the next season.

TTOT  Not a thankful is seeing a HUGE Halloween Candy Display in the grocery store. Excuse me, but last I looked, the date was August 4, 2018.

TTOT  This day. The only day. It’s mine, it’s yours. Find your smile, your grand canyon. Dance…

12 thoughts on “Whatcha gonna do? It’s a 10.

  1. UP August 5, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Thankful for sure. As to the Halloween 🎃 display. Ditto here. Kroger had porcelin pumpkins out front! Happy Hallowthanksmas !!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 5, 2018 / 8:52 am

      They did not! I would have really gone bonkers had I seen that lol
      Thank you, Paul lol You too 😀


  2. May August 5, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    And now Barry is singing to me on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Life is good! Thanks for encouraging me to do a little time traveling.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 5, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Excellent 🙂
      I’m always happy to nudge folks to do a little time travel now and again 😀


  3. Pat B August 6, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Now, I am in this totally dreamy state after listening to that last piece. Thank you. I needed that.
    I’ve also noticed that fall is on its way, mostly because it is getting lighter later in the mornings than it did in mid June. These seasons just keep speeding up every year. How is that possible?

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 6, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Dreamy is good…and you are most welcome 🙂
      The changing light is a number one give away for sure. I totally agree and this summer seems to be speeding by.
      I wish I knew!!! 😀


  4. Kristi August 7, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I noticed Halloween candy the other day, too, and had the same reaction as you. I don’t mind the anticipation of Christmas, after Thanksgiving has passed, and I wouldn’t mind the world becoming focused on gratitude as soon as Halloween is over (actually wouldn’t mind gratitude year-round!), but Halloween before back-to-school?!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 7, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      When did this start?! I swear this is the first year I’ve noticed such a thing this early. I agree with everything you said 🙂
      It becomes more difficult each year to ignore the commercialism of the holidays.


  5. Lorraine August 9, 2018 / 1:23 am

    I’m glad I haven’t discovered the Hallowe’en candy yet — something to add to a future TTofT list, I hope
    Yes, dreamy Barry White — what a voice!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge August 9, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      If you come upon a display…avert your eyes! lol
      Dreamy, velvety indeed. I never thought I’d ever listen to Barry White on purpose when I was younger 🙂


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