Z: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

(c) Walt Disney Music Company, 1945

That tune makes me feel so happy!  …like there’s a bluebird on my shoulder…

After reading my own post from yesterday, I decided that it’s time to take some immediate action to rise out of this midlife-induced mental fog that’s been clouding up my days.

I’m attacking this thing from both ends…from the inside out…and…from the outside in.

Let’s start with the outside.  We all need a little physical maintenance once in a while.  Lately, I haven’t recognized the person staring back at me in the mirror.  Her Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah was dull.  So, flipping though a magazine, this ad caught my eye…

Instruction to my hairdresser as I shoved the magazine page into her hand… “make me look like this.”     A few zip, zip, zips..and I have a new doo-dah!  Now, if I could only get her model body, too.  Gotta start somewhere!

On to the insides.  Now that I’m not spending every weekend at my parents’ house, I definitely need to re-connect with some people and talk about subjects unrelated to my mom and my job.  Tonight, I’m headed over to my sister’s house and we’re both going to hit the town for a little Zip-A-Dee-Ay.  Both of us need it!

What are you doing this weekend? 

And with that, my friends, this A-Z Challenge concludes.

13 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Tracy – well your hair looks just great and from the photo it doesn’t look as if you need to do too much to the body. Just keep[ moving.
    This weekend I am brushing up on Power Point for a presentation on Wednesday. It’s winter here so no great temptation to go outside but I might just do a little weeding tomorrow.
    Enjoy your weekend.


  2. Hi forgot – what are you going to do now the A-Z phase is over?


  3. That’s a nice hairdo, Tracy. I was taught “if you look good, you feel good!” It really works! 🙂 Enjoy your night out. I do believe you’ll feel more uplifted afterward 🙂 Me? My turn to cook dinner tonight – going to make my favorite pasta dish – always a winner 🙂 The rest of the weekend I’m simply ‘winging’ it 🙂


  4. I’m having coffee in town with a writer friend of mine. It’s kind of a big deal for me because I don’t often get the chance to have a one on one conversation with another writer since I live so far out in the country. We haven’t spoken in person since before Christmas and have a lot to catch up on. 🙂

    Have a great time with your sister!


  5. Hi Tracy .. looks good .. and the idea of flaunting the new hair-do around town seems a very good idea .. yay to relaxing and enjoying life ..

    Love the tune too .. now I shall have that zip-a-dee-doo-dah away in my mind .. can’t be bad .. cheers Hilary


  6. “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
    My, oh my, what a wonderful day
    Plenty of sunshine headin’ my way
    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay”

    Yup, now I’m going to be singing that song all day at work – HA!

    Such a pretty lady you are! Gorgeous eyes, hair, skin and teeth!


    Well, I’m working today, but I have tomorrow off. So, I’ll be spending the day outside, taking a long walk and snapping some photos. The weather has been flawless!

    Have wonderful time with your sister tonight, Tracy! Cheers!



  7. Posted by suzicate on April 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Yay for zip-a-dee-doo-dah, my sister is coming in town to visit me too – yay for sister time!


  8. Seems the ad is saying the jeans make you look like this and it has nothing to do with diet and exercise.


  9. I’m chillin’ with my hubby. Might even try a little housework. Cooking is fun; housework, not so. I like your new do. Blessings…


  10. I hope you feel as great as you look! I’ve been putting off doing just the same thing. Looks like there’s no more excuses.

    I believe that all weekend, I will be avoiding the church festival down the street. My honey wants to go, but I hate walking around with food and just hoping you’ll get a seat. We don’t attend the church, we don’t know any one there or have children to enjoy the festivities.

    Wish me luck that I can just veg on our couch and FINALLY watch the Royal Wedding.


  11. Awesome doo. Looks great. Enjoy your sis time – I’ve been hanging out with mine while winding down from Royal wedding festivities. Don’t we love spring? Wishing you much zip!!


  12. Tracy, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!


  13. I love this song, except it puts butterflies in my stomach because I feel like I’m to go off the huge drop on Splash Mountain 🙂

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)


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