Twists and Turns

On the surface, it started out like a usual day:  Take care of the cats (grooming and feeding), have breakfast, check and answer emails in my personal inbox, etc.

Got a phone call from sis.  She and hubby invited me to join them at the movie theater.  Oh yes!  Right!  It’s Tuesday!  It’s the official Movie Day in her house.  She was planning to see a movie that I’ve been wanting to see:  “12 Years a Slave.”  Had a quick lunch, picked them up, and off we went.

Still of Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Well, I have to tell you, it was one of the best movies I’ve seen.  It was first recommended to me by a very dear friend named Robin.  The title tells you what it’s about.  No holds barred on this one.  Powerful.  Brad Pitt makes a surprise, small appearance near the end.  Here’s the link to a trailer:

Recommended without any hesitations.  Won’t go into details; if you’re curious (and haven’t heard about it), look it up at

Have to interrupt this blog – one of my cats, Rusty, who has made himself very comfortable on my desk, has “chirped” at me to let me know I have to stop typing and pet him.  And if I don’t do it now, he will continue “chirping.”  Petting done, now I can continue!!!

Rusty playing with Pet Zone - good one 2

Err, not really.  Romeo has just joined Rusty on my desk, and is needing some petting also.

Romeo-on patio chair-good one

Oops!  How can I continue typing if Romeo’s tail is laying on my keyboard?

OK, boys, can I continue now?  Thanks.

Checked my Sunshine inbox to see a very lovely and supportive comment from one of my bloggers that I follow.  I felt truly humbled.  She has been supporting me on every blog this “newbie” has posted.  Thanks so much, Cher.  Please check out her wonderful “The Chicago Files” at and you will learn so much about the “windy city” in a light, humorous way.

This is a special day.  My late husband’s birthday.  Of course, I think of him every day, but this day was his birthday.  It still is.  His son and his family, who live in NC, called this evening just to chat and check up on me.  He’s so thoughtful – always was.  I gave them an earful about my last few days, and, since he’s always been close with his Dad, spoke about him.  It was a lovely call, and I think I kept him on far longer than I thought I would. It was just so good speaking to him and his wife.  I do miss them.

So, this “Twisting and Turning” day was just that.  I ran the gamut of many different emotions, and best of all, I will fall asleep tonight, knowing it was a good day after all.

4 responses to “Twists and Turns

  1. Lovely little post. I saw 12 Years a Slave during our blizzard last week and I was left stunned and full of emotions. Excellent movie. Definitely worthy of the Oscar noms it’s received.
    Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of my grandfather’s death. We were all very close to him and my grandmother and last night I dreamed of them – waking only to feel the heartache of their absence. Many thoughts and blugs (that would be a “blog hug”) sent out to you as you celebrate your late husbands birth and life.


  2. Sandy, thanks for the “blug” (that’s a new word to me). So glad you also enjoyed that movie. So special, wasn’t it? Sorry about your grandfather. I am sure the spirits of those whom we loved and still love, are with us. Good memories. 🙂


    • Blug is a word I made up as I was commenting on your post. I’m sure it exists somewhere else in the Bloggerverse (that one I did not make up).
      I agree 100% with you. I don’t like talking about ghosts and spirits because I don’t want to give them the satisfaction of knowing that I believe in them and, in turn, welcoming them to haunt me in any way. However, the second after I read your comment I looked out my office window and across the street I saw my (mother’s) family name written on the side of a truck. Upon closer look, I realized it was my uncle’s truck – my uncle sort of carries on my grandfather’s business. Could be a sign, likely just a coincidence since we live in a small town, BUT, I’ll take it as heartwarming proof that my grandparents are still right here. 🙂


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