Seeing Red

It’s Fri-Yay Funday and time to do something fun even if it’s turning up the music and dancing with your broom. Seriously, I actually do this or drag my cat or dog for a dance. 🤣 Turn up the music, kick up you heels and hit it. Yes, dance like no one is watching!

sweeping mrs. doubtfire GIF by Hollywood Suite
God, I Miss Robin Williams!

So, I looked up the definition of fun on Google because they know everything right?


But, it works for my post so I’m going with it.

You will find many more fun versions on other sites if you care to pull it up.


Fun is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “Light-hearted pleasure, enjoyment, … An 18th century meaning (still used in Orkney and Shetland) was ” cheat, trick, hoax”, a meaning still retained in the phrase “to make fun of”. The landlady …


NOT! Well, the light hearted pleasure, enjoyment is nice but cheat, trick, hoax… not so much!

Seeing red 

Riding on my new red Specialized bike just in time for Christmas. It’s fire engine red
just like my vintage Venus bike only loaded with all the bells and whistles; SCORE!

16 gears on the handles to get me up hills, 
A perfect fit, adjusted specifically to a tee for my weight and height.

It rides smoothly and shifting gears is a piece of cake.
The wind is at my back, the sun shines on my face, a perfect replacement and my butt’s not sore.

My son took me to check it out on a Facebook add he saw.  
He made sure that it fit my body right, examined all its parts  so sweet right?!!!!!

And then he said “Ok mom that’ll be 350.00 which was an amazing price for this 1,000 bike.|
I happily handed over the money and he said “I think Kristal’s going to love this”.

Yes, I’m Seeing Red!

playing on my way GIF by The Elves!

Good thing I love Kristal so much and for the record, he paid for the bike but I have to say, I was pretty excited for a minute.

Have a great Friday and weekend whatever you do! It doesn’t cost anything to laugh and will lift your spirits. Thanks as always for visiting, liking (if you do, of course), commenting and or sharing.

Have fun… or try…. just a little bit or a lot!

Stay Blessed because you are a blessing to me!



168 thoughts on “Seeing Red

      1. Plans? I sprained my left ankle and ruptured one ligament about a month ago. So, my dearest Cindy, my plans are to stay in bed and read and write. And yes, I need to turn grades in pretty soon so I am working on grading papers too 🙂
        Have a beautiful weekend.

      2. Oh honey, I’m soooo sorry to hear that. I do hope you have a good story there! Well rest up and I know good writing will come from here! Turn grades in? tell more if you don’t mind. … I will, thank you !❤️

      3. Thank you for your kindness Cindy. You are a gem. Not too much to tell. The academic year is over and I have to finish grading my students’ papers.
        Sending you more love.

      4. You are so welcome.. well, you could at least make up a doozy but then what would that do. I can imagaine what an amazing teacher you are! oh that grading can be a bear! good luck!❤️

    1. I’m not sure I’ll end up with it yet, but right, that definition. lol! 🤣🤣🤣Oh,let the merriment begin! 🤣 soon! 🤣❤️❤️❤️ xo

      1. Better idea! a rocket. my grandmother used to say, “I wish I had my Mary Poppins Umbrella and could fly over”. Of course I’m dating myself here lol. Do you even know who she is? ❤️

      2. Honey, I’m serious about coming to the wedding… one or the other.. lol. Gwad now we’ll have them both on here pretty soon.. fighting … sword fighting no less. lol 🤣

    1. Good Idea. I wondered why he was being so attentive adjusting just perfectly and staying behind me! Come to think of it he shortened it up a bit, she’s a little shorter than me. I guess i’m the back up. I get it if she doesn’t like it. You get it as a mom… 🤣❤️❤️Thanks Lisa!

      1. oh honey, you have the same one 🤣🤣🤣🤣 and how we love them anyway right?!!!! just don’t put them down as our advanced directive 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  1. I loved reading this post and feeling that jolt of excitement that fun delivers on effervescent energy bubbles🥰 Thank you for lifting my spirits and helping me to smile 😊 Enjoy your day and weekend!! Love you my dear Cindy 😘😍🌠

    1. Oh thst alone makes me happy Maria
      1’m So glad you got a little jolt and it produced a smile. Mission accomplished! Have a great weekend! Missed you at yoga but hope you had a great birthday!!! ❤️🤗😘 xo

      1. I took the rare gift of rest and relaxation from the Universe on Wednesday 😉 My body really needed it and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. You’re so lighthearted and fun! I could feel your energy through the screen. Are you a loud person? Cause that’d the vibe I get 😅

      1. Lol I’m more on the quiet side if I’m sober 😅 unless of course we’ve hung out a few times before, then my dad jokes keep coming out!

  3. Cindy you have such a great sense of humor . What a fun post. Enjoy your day.
    Your light shines bright.💕❤️

  4. Oh so glad you liked it Marlene! Thanks so much for dropping in! Glad you enjoyed this fun light hearted post! Thanks for that kind compliment! I will and you have a great one too! ❤️🤣❤️xo

    1. I know such an amazing man!!!! Ya know I didn’t see that..but I will I just love him in anything!!! Good in stand up too. You know I met him once.. he was friends with some of our friends.. such a kind hearted man as well.
      I know the bike is awesome and I’m happy you enjoyed the read. Have a great weekend!!! ❤️

      1. You should definitely watch it soon! It’s a heartwarming, sad and beautiful movie. I agree!
        Wow, you met him?! That must have been amazing!👏
        Of course! You too!❤️

      2. Oh I will for sure now that you are telling me. only once at a large gathering at a museum but we chatted and shook hands in the days we could touch someone.. lol. He was very down to earth and just a regular guy there. It was sad he developed his early illnes.. Thanks much. ❤️

  5. Well, I’m pleased you got to enjoy the bike for a moment! I miss my specialised which is 1000 miles away in my dad’s home. What with covid and Brexit, it might be a while before I see it again. But we have snow so plenty of fun is being had here! Have a great weekend xxx

    1. Yeah, I’m the suragote rider for now so I’ll get a few more in. Oh… I’ sorry you can’t ride it and see your Dad! Someday soon I hope. And oh how the kids love the snow. I imagine that to be so!!!! Drink a hot buttered rum for me.. I used to love to go but it’s gotten crazy pricey and I never want to risk falling although cross country skiing is great exercise! ❤️xoxoxo

      1. I really want to try cross country as downhill is too scary for me! All the slopes are closed at the moment but it looked like they were preparing them today so they could be back open tomorrow…I think the restrictions are lifting slightly🤞

  6. Great post, Cindy. It is much needed. Sorry about the bike mixup. Maybe Santa has one in his bag for you. Did you make the nice list this year? 😄🤗🎅🏻

    1. Thanks Scott! Hey, It hadn’t occured to me but ya know.. you might be on to something. Hmmmm depends on who you ask.. 🤣🤣 glad you liked it.. (truth is I only go to be with my son).. lol. ❤️

  7. Happy Friday, Cindy! Oh, dang, I was excited to hear you were getting the new bike! Or so I thought! Maybe inspirechief is right and you’ll get one for Christmas! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! 🌞

  8. Another great post from you….from dancing with the broom….to broom broom on your enginefree bike….cool red bike….liked your rhyme….enjoy the Friday ❤️

      1. It was kind fun to see the the broom dance & liked the rhyme as well….hope you’re enjoying the red bike ❤️

      2. certainly! I’m glad to hear that. So far so good, I just have to stay mindful so I stay present with focused attention. Thanks for that reminder. ❤️🙏. xo

  9. So happy your bicycle made it in time for Christmas season Cindy. 16 gears? That must be awesome. I said before that I preferred manual bikes because of the burrrnnnn but yours will definitely make me change my mind! 😆

    Have fun pedalling.

    1. Hey thanks but I’ve been Dooped as it’s for his G.F. lol 🤣 16 speed but manual but it’s sweet and I’d keep in in a nano second. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts, thanks and have a great weekend!❤️

  10. ♡ Unfortunately Some of Us Human Beings THINK!!! We Find “Fun” in “cheat, trick, hoax” EveryOne; just like The “Fun” Banana Skin Skit, The Joke is on Them so Stay “Light Hearted” Compassionate and Caring when Seeing SomeOne Get Hurt from Falling Over…until convinced it’s an In-Joke; then Laugh YOUR!!! Butt Off at The Cosmic Joke


  11. Oh My, Cindy!!! So loved this post!! You were Amazing! Loved the Robin Williams clip – I miss him too. A great Soul!!
    Sad he left us so soon! I thought you looking up the definition of “Fun” was cute/funny! Maybe it’s like the Supreme Court’s definition of Porn – We know it when we see it?” LOL Fun, you know it when it happens! Maybe, Dear you would have more pleased with the definition of “Joyous”, we’ll leave vocabulary lesson here! Ha! I could see you smiling and laughing as you wrote this whole post! So cute!

    So Sweet of Your son to gift you the bike. Really loved these lines – “It rides smoothly and shifting gears is a piece of cake. The wind is at my back, the sun shines on my face, a perfect replacement and my butt’s not sore.” Love that you tell it like it is!! Oh, my this just reminded me of something I will need to share! LOL
    xoxox 😘💕💖🌹😊✨✨

    1. Oh YAY Chuck, I’m so glad you liked it! I kow wasn’t he THE BEST!!!!! Amazing Soul is right but he saw the writing on the wall and I can’t say I blame him.
      It just came to me to do that and I liked it too. Yes, I do know when it happens🤣🤣🤣 And you did see through the looking glass that I was having fun writing it and laughing and smiling yes.
      Very sweet until the end of course and yes, a sore derrier … now that would have been a better way to say it,… lol!!! will look forward to your share. xoxoxoxo ❤️🤗

  12. Wow Cindy. Loved the bike. So great color. My bike is also red and black. 😍😍. So glad you could ride it without any hesitation. Gregg seems like such a protective son. 😇😇 really glad you are enjoying your bike. 😍

  13. Ah, the bike saga continues. Fun for sure. My Saturday ‘fun’ is sitting on my butt and running off Christmas letters.Sigh. Chores are about done, however. Play is on the horizon! 🙂 Have a good rest of your weekend, Cindy. I’m off to eat a Christmas cookie. –Curt

    1. lol. it was fun to write but no score uyet. 🤣
      Oh man I feel ya but hey you’re ahead of the game.. I gotta go order… haven’t done a chore yet but the animals have me jumping hoops.
      Oh yum. you better come to class. 🤣. you have a good one too Curt.. xo❤️

      1. Peggy made Christmas cookies which we dutifully distributed to the neighbors. 🙂 She was careful to make sure that there were plenty left for us!

  14. Yay🎊🥳 I am up for it Cindy. I too rode a bicycle for 6 hours and went to a highway for the path to trek. But could not make it, I had a meeting which was important. The bicycle ride is super awesome, exciting and fun. A pleasure.
    Hope you had fun.

  15. This is such a fun post Cindy love that red bike Cindy, though it was for Kristal😅😂 You are such a sport dear full of energy, positivity and fun. 🥰 LOVE AND HUGS🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Sunday 😊🤗🥰🌻💖

      1. It surely must be a treat❤️😊 My pleasure always ❤️❤️❤️🥰😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗

  16. This is such a fun post, Cindy. I loved Robin Williams, too. What a great scene. Can you imagine ANY grandma doing that??? The bike looks beautiful. Vince and I want to get ebikes like his son and his girlfriend have. There are tons of places to ride here, but it’s hilly – about a step down from San Francisco! 🙂 Hugs xxx

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Marsha! It was fun to write! I loved him too!!!! Gosh no but I would be that grandma if I’m ever blessed to have G.Babies if they don’t wait too long! Lol
      E bikes would be fun! Good workout on those hills. I haven’t attempted that yet. We’ll see! 💕❤️

    1. Thanks tons… I think I’ve been scammed and it’s going to the gf but that’s ok I’ll get one and am enjoying it for now.-:) And I’m going g with red … I agree!

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