And, another fine week it has been. Finally the leaves have just about all fallen and I can once again see my lawn. The pups miss romping in them but I sure don’t mind having to clean up the leaf pile that they carry in on their paws and beards. They love the crisp weather too. As is Picasso. He was so frisky my last ride that I almost had to throw in the towel. But, we worked through his stubbornness and ended up having a productive session after all. He just didn’t want to do anything that was asked of him. This behavior is very rare and if I give into his “no I’m not” attitude then I’ve set a precedent for the next time it happens. I make it a point though that we always end our time together on a positive, kind note.
Sunday my sister’s Liz and Jo and my niece Katie and nephew Tom (15 and 14 respectively) and I went to see Motown the Musical at the Fisher. This was Tommy’s first visit to, in my opinion, is the most beautiful building in Detroit. We parked at the St. Regis Hotel, enjoyed a nice lunch, and then walked to the theater via the New Center’s heated catwalk. It is such a pleasure to not fight the crowded parking decks. The show was great fun. I wasn’t familiar with the Motown “story” just the music that came out of Hitsville, U.S.A. Berry Gordy, aka BG, was a genius at getting his artists into the limelight. He stars included Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Commodores and the Four Tops. Of course the music was fantastic with many favorites that made the know-the-words packed-house audience happily sing along. I counted 60 musical numbers, most high energy, all of which I was familiar with. In the words of “BG” “Motown was a dream that happened to come true, and it’s all because of you. Thank-you.”
Well, I did it, I got my flu shot. After seeing a few really, really sick people last year I decided that it wasn’t worth not having one. Knowing that the shot has proven to lessen the chance of contracting the flu and lessening the symptoms if you do get it I just couldn’t not. My only complaint, a very sore arm for the next few days. There is no shortage of the vaccine so go get a poke and have a healthy winter! My offer still stands for my staff too…Sharon and I will cover the cost of the shot for anyone and everyone! We don’t want anyone sick!
As usual the Chalkboard Features starting this weekend are great. Check them out on the web: www.djbistro.com.
NOW, GO OUT AND HAVE A MILLION DOLLAR DAY!
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