A fun night out.3

I had gotten the Tickets to the Clint Black Trace Adkins concert so long ago, I had almost forgotten about them.

My husband and I had made a decision in January to get out to at least 2 concerts this year, and we started looking at the events coming through our town back then.

We made our way to the concert venue last night. Enjoyed a fabulous evening of singing along to all the songs we used to dance to when we started dating in 1991.

Terry Clark opened, she was great! We had first seen her at the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, when she was first getting started in the early 90’s. Trace Adkins had all the base in his show shaking our seats! That was an interesting effect when he started on his signature low notes. I had a minor giggle fit over that. He’d hit a low note and my seat would shake harder…..that was funny!

Clint Black didn’t even get going till 10:30 pm. I had forgotten what a good musician he is. He did some great covers of Merl Haggard, and Waylon Jennings songs. He told fun stories. He’s a funny guy.

It was 4 hours of fun. I loved the venue. Our seats weren’t right on top of each other like at the sports arenas. The ushers were DELIGHTFUL! They were kind, and accommodating and made everyone who was confused over their seat location unconfused in the nicest possible way. I was so impressed with the Usher in our section, I told her on the way out how much she improved our evening by her kindness. I watched her all evening. She kept the same smile, the same geniality, the same kindness with everyone. It was impressive.

We didn’t get home till almost 1 am. A really late night for us. It was great from entering the parking lot, till we were swiftly directed out of the parking lot.

A date night is such a treat for us. We’ve been dragged in such different directions this year. I’m glad we bought our tickets last January. I’m so grateful to spend some time out with my man.

Knotty Thoughts Untied.

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When my mind gets jumbled up in the ‘should have’, ‘must do’, ‘why’, and ‘what the hell’ knots; it gets pretty difficult to sleep.

I’ve always been too hard on myself.  It gets really old sometimes.  So I got to make the Executive decision to give myself a break from the defeating self talk that snuck into my sleep tonight.  

I found myself analyzing the ‘why’ of something that’s not even my business and I realized the stupidity of such wonderings.  So fellow bloggers, and lovely friends who put up with my ramblings, I’m seated at my computer at about midnight and listing the things I’m grateful for.  Earlier, I went through some old pictures, and smiled at fond memories.  I took some time and made sure to thank God for all the goodness he has brought to my life.  I petted the puppies, and made special thanks for them.  I visited the blogs I like to read, and looked at some beautiful artwork.  I played with my new phone, as I’m still learning about it.  

Sometimes it’s hard to reign myself in when my mind starts tumbling through knotty thoughts, but I think Emerson’s quote sums up how to untie them before they get too jumbled.  

Live in the Sunshine.—don’t let things get too dark, focus on the good.  Count your blessings.

Swim in the Sea.—do things you love to do.

Drink the Wild Air.—find some adventure.