Lately, I feel like I can start every ride with “What a rollercoaster this week has been!”
But that would get old, and it would lose the effectiveness of trying to portray how crazy life is—in a good way! A wonderful way! An insane way.
This weekend started the Ten Bucks and a Wish Book Signing Tour with two kick-off celebrations. And both were total successes! I was surrounded by family and friends—many of whom I don’t see that often—supporting and promoting local businesses.
The weekend started at The Java Shop at 143 N. Main Street in Herkimer, and I couldn’t have asked for a better time! Rob Fiorentino (owner of this gem of a coffee shop!) made sure we had everything we needed, let us take up half his shop, and kept the coffee and tea flowing. We had a great turn out, sold and signed some books, held a raffle and then it was over.
But not to despair! The party continued Sunday, at Gerber’s 1933 Tavern in Utica, which is an awesome corner bar that whispers the secrets of yesterday while playing classy tunes and serving up a great menu of traditional 1920s and contemporary fare, not to mention a great beer, drink, and wine list. We packed the house, with everyone having a great time while I signed and sold books and mingled and attempted selfies with all my friends and fam. (In the end I had people take the pictures for us!)
An interesting note. The event started with the song Landslide, by Fleetwood Mac, which is “a Jane song.” Anyone who knows me knows about my sisters, particularly Jane, my big sis who passed away in 2007, when she was 47. She hangs around still and reveals her presence through music, namely this and a few other tunes. So, to have this song start the event off, well. My younger sis, Jeana, looked wide-eyed at me, and we nodded. Jane was joining us.
Confirmation came at the end of the event, when just about everyone had left. My son, Anthony, and I were the only two in the bar, when Dreams by FM came on. Jane’s song. This song was playing the day Jane moved out, and so this is what I consider her Goodbye Song.
It was a great day. My parents, my kids, my husband, my sisters, my family, old and new friends joined me in celebrating this awesome adventure called life.
If you haven’t had the chance to check out The Java Shop or Gerber’s 1933 Tavern, follow the FB links below and do yourself a favor and make a date (or two).
You will be SO happy you read this blog and took my suggestion.
After you do, drop me a line and let me know how you liked it!
Now get out there and find an adventure. After all, life is for living . . . so live it.