Monday, February 12, 2018

80s Pajama Party @ the CLUB

We really had so much fun wearing our pajamas and the music was great. Everybody loves the 80s, so you can't go wrong with that.

Jumping on the bed, we could not resist that.

It was a blast from the past for sure and remember every time you come to one of DJ Dandy's sets either here at the Club or the Basement Club you can earn DUDE points. The Dude points can be exchanged for some gifts. Details on that coming soon.
Have a good night!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sweetheart Dance @ the Basement Club!!!

Dressed in Red they came and danced at the Sweetheart Dance at the Basement Club! There was plenty to smile about with free balloons, a best in red contest that was 600L an d also the famous "Travis Train" game.
Draki in his Valentine colors
from above
playing love songs for the people :)

My Promise

If you were my rose, then I'd be your sun,
painting you rainbows when the rains come.
I'd change my orbit to banish the night,
as to keep you in my nurturing light.

If you were my world, then I'd be your moon,
your silent protector, a night-light in the gloom.
Our fates intertwined, two bodies in motion
through time and space, our dance of devotion.

If you were my island, then I'd be your sea,
caressing your shores, soft and gentle I'd be.
My tidal embrace would leave gifts on your sands,
but by current and storm, I'd ward your gentle lands.

If you were love's promise, then I would be time,
your constant companion till stars align.
And though we are mere mortals, true love is divine,
and my devotion eternal, to my one valentine.

by © 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Day of Love expectations

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and you are wondering if you gonna get that cute little box containing the ring.If he didn’t pop the question, the “Day of Love” may have turned into a bit of a reality check. It most likely will not happen.

A ring does not automatically mean marriage, it can be just a symbol of love and a promise. 

Today, there are a few ways to describe the meaning of promise rings. Each promise ring is given as an expression of a certain promise two people have made with one another. Some of the most common promise ring meanings include:
  • Friendship: Good friends sometimes exchange promise rings that symbolize the commitment to always be there for one another.
  • Monogamy:Promise rings are often exchanged as symbols of a mutual commitment to remain monogamous while in a romantic relationship.
  • Pre-engagement: Perhaps the most common meaning of a promise ring for couples is the commitment to a relationship that is headed toward engagement. When you feel that your partner is the right one for you but you aren’t quite ready for marriage, a promise ring is also known as a pre-engagement ring.
  • Promises to Yourself: In some cases, a person may buy a promise ring for herself to serve as a reminder to stay strong and committed to a certain cause. These rings may remind the wearer to be true to herself, to stay away from negative influences, or to maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity.
So I did, I bought some rings for myself to remind me that I am awesome and strong in many ways. 

My door is always open
The door is open for now but one day I do want to do things behind closed doors and that may require a stronger commitment.

For those of you who are planning a wedding, may I suggest the Chapel at the Retreat? Feel free to look at the website and then stop by and see it for yourself.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Here is to L O V E!!!

You know that almost every song is about LOVE in one way or another. It is love that makes the world go 'round. It is love that makes you blind and love is all you need.

Love is not a fairy tale, there are ups and downs and without that it would be just boring.  

To find real love, you must first emphasize your true self. If you want someone to love you through your moments of imperfection, you must first be willing to do that for someone else. Be real with yourself, so you are ready for someone else's authenticity.

Give love a chance and just let it flow and enjoy the moment.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Time to start the celebrations of Fastnacht (Mardi Gras) There is a fun tradition in Germany on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. The day is called " Weiberfastnacht", which means Karnival for women and on this day men are warned not to wear their very best ties to work. On that day women take over power and cut a man's tie off, he in exchange gets a gets a B├╝tzchen, a little kiss. 

I am sure Greg would not mind if I cut his tie for a little kiss...

In the Middle Ages, upper-class woman were allowed to throw their manners out the window on this day, which was dubbed "the drinking day for dear women."
In the 18th century, some convents even recognized the anything-goes tradition and the nuns were permitted to feast, gamble and dance until the wee hours of the morning.
In the 19th century, a group of washerwoman in Beuel near Bonn, around 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) south of Cologne, laid the foundation for the present-day Weiberfastnacht celebrations.
Back then, the washerwomen had to work 16 hours a day — and not only for the high-society men who could afford it; they also had to scrub their own husbands' dirty laundry so that the men could go to Carnival parties in nearby Cologne in clean shirts. The wives had to stay at home to work and tend to the children.

Wishing you a very Happy and fun-filled Fastnacht-Mardi Gras time...HELAU!!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Like a fly in a cup of tea

Then suddenly

Like a fly in a cup of tea
I'm stirred and no longer free
To fly away
I think back to the other life
That was borrowed the other night
Could It be that it just might
Drive me wild

The process of five negative emotions!
Sometimes I really have to read these over and over again until they get stuck in my mind and I can turn them into a positive.

Anger - who have you not listened to or who were you not patient with because they did not understand your communication? What will you change next time in order to learn from this?

Sadness - it is OK to feel sorry for yourself but what does it bring you - more sadness. Ask yourself what you can learn from it in order that you grow and move onward.

Fear - for what, protection? Fear does not protect you, your fight-or-flight response does. What can you learn from the fear in order that you can proceed? What is the worst that could happen?

Hurt - what for - to prevent future hurt? What can you learn from this in order to let it go once and for all?

Guilt - mistakes are the most important thing we can do as long as we learn from them.  What can you learn and what actions can you take in order that guilt releases and you make amends with yourself.

The best way to live life is to be like a little child, having no cares and expectations. You are just doing what brings you joy and expressing yourself fearlessly in every moment. You completely accept yourself and whatever is happening without judgment. You are trusting that you are always provided for and there is nothing that is stopping you from attaining all that you truly desire. You are free to live fully in the moment without worrying about the future.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy Birthday, Greg!!!

I know as we get older birthdays may not be as important as they were when we were kids, BUT I just wanted to let you know I am glad you were born and crossed my path.

Happy birthday!
So what if you're a little bit older,
So what if you ache from head to toe,
So what if your ears are full of hair,
So what if you got no get up and go. 
So what if you have laugh lines,
So what if you have arms of Jello,
So what if you suddenly feel decrepit,
Your decrepitude started long ago!