2308 – Sunday Digest: The Week in Review

2308 – Sunday Digest: The Week in Review

It has been a week of ups and downs. I dropped almost two grand for new brakes and tires just in time for driving in another treacherous freezing rain/snowstorm. I found myself pouting as I read some posts about how spring was just around the corner in their neck of the woods. Sure doesn’t seem like spring is ever coming here. The weather was so bad that I ended up crashing at my inlaws’ Wednesday night instead of driving the hour back home from the office. Of course, when I did get back home the next day the driveway had about five inches of snow on it, the top two-inch a crust of solid ice. I see my chiropractor next week!

Gina Bosco @ GMGPhotography

The week wasn’t all bad, Thursday was my son’s 7th birthday and with the roads and driveway cleared we took him out for dinner and some birthday ice cream, huh? I know, not traditional birthday fare but the cake came today at the small party we threw for him and a few of his school friends. Not sure if a kids’ party falls on the up or downside of the week, but just seeing him makes it all worthwhile. I on the other hand need a drink!

Earlier on Thursday I caught a bit of luck myself. As I pulled into the parking lot at work, the DJ on my go-to radio station asked listeners to text in their favourite Depeche Mode song for a chance to win tickets to their upcoming show. I have been a DM fan since 1983 when I found a copy of the “Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts)” twelve-inch single. Someone had left it behind in a common garden area of the local mall and I just happened upon it, lonely and deserted amongst the shrubs and bushes. Some 40 years later I texted that exact story to the DJ and won me the prize. (There is a SoCS reference here for the word ‘prize’ but the stream may have been to pollutedited to really qualify.)

So this November I’ll be transporting back to the youth to watch Dave Gahan and Martin Gore do their thing on stage. Of course, the twosome was a foursome back when I first discovered them but Alan Wilder left the band yers ago and Andy Fletcher passed away last year after suffering an aortic dissection. Unfortunate but the remaining members have chosen to carry on with and new album and tour. I can’t wait to see them perform the songs I grew up listening to. Thanks to MK and The Edge for the tix.

I promised not to bore everyone with constant updates about my diet and exercise progress but I did say I may bring it up here from time to time. The good news is that I have stuck with the exercise plan and still doing the routine daily. For anyone wondering, that is my head in the picture, the rest is just:
a) wishful thinking,
b) smoke and mirrors,
c) a slight of hand,
d) Photoshop trickery or,
e) all of the above.

That may not be my body but am down two belt sizes and can see and feel some body shape changes, unfortunately the scale has only budged a couple of kilos (approx. 4 lbs.) Not sure what the damned holdup is on actual weight loss but I’m not giving up.

Here’s what happened this week on Greg’s Blog

Five Word Weekly Challenge

Another great week at Five Word Weekly. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Quinn the Explorer, a relaxing post written by Melissa at Issababy Creates.

Search for the Valuable Asset a suspenseful tale written by Sadje at Keep It Alive.

The Valiant Warrior: A Tale of Hope and Beauty, an uplifting tale written by Pankaj Kumar at The Inkwell.

You can also check out Resistance, my three-part 5WW response.

Four Line Fiction Challenge

Greg Glazebrook @ GMGPhotography

Another week of Four Line Fiction

Seeds, was my contribution to this new weekly challenge.

More highlights from Greg’s Blog…

If I Can Make It Here… | Written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See? and Fandango’s One Word Challenge.

Are You Tired of Talking About AI? | Written in response to the questions posed by Maggie at From Cave Walls.

Around the Blogosphere…

No Prize | An accurate web review of the WordPress experience by Paula at Light Motifs II.

My Chicken Story: Miss Nunkie’s Miracle | A heartwarming true story of a young girl and her chicken(s). I had tears reading this one from Bitchin’ Chickens.

Clueless | A humorous time travel tale by Joanne the Geek.

Next week…

Look for another Five Word Weekly, T-Shirt Wisdom and Four Line Fiction.

Have a great week,

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