A trending, hot show on Netflix, I love me a period piece and thought, Oh Yeah, I’m saving this one for Christmas eve for my daughter, husband, and I to watch. After the prerequisite viewing of Die Hard, my son’s go-to Xmas movie, my son turned his nose up at Bridgerton and the rest of us gathered round the tv in front of the fire … Continue reading Bridgerton. My Review. Ooh La La.
“Can you come over so the dog can pee on you?” I asked my daughter. “What?” “We need to get a urine sample for the vet.” I heard the patient, deep inhale expressing the standard ‘what-now’ from my 25-year-old. “I’m on a conference call, mom. I’m working?” Along with most people, Scarlett has been working from home, but her home is joyously only two miles … Continue reading Can the Dog Pee on You?
I don’t think there will be any spoilers here, unless you are newly hatched or just learning about history, or living in a cave. Thrilled that Season 4 had finally arrived, I settled in to binge watch with George, but he only made it through the first three episodes then fell asleep. I stayed up all night to finish it. The show flies by. Overall, … Continue reading The Crown, Season 4. My Review.
I’d heard this Netflix show was cute, trending, and lighthearted. It sounded perfect for my mood and for what I’m trying to feed my fearsome soul. Not immune to the impulse to find out what the fuss is about, I often glance through the new shows being heavily pushed by whatever studio or distribution company is putting their big bucks behind what they believe in. … Continue reading Emily in Paris. My Review.
I don’t have it, but I’ve heard of it. It’s quirky and so is my brain, so I did some research. My husband, George, said the subject was too esoteric for my blog. I told him his face was esoteric. Let’s move on and break it down. Synesthesia (pronounced sin-uhs–thee-zhuh) is the sensory phenomena from the Greek “to perceive together.” The most common occurrence of … Continue reading Synesthesia – Like a person needs another dimension to feel in.
“What’s the biggest lie you’ve been told,” my friend asked. Maybe it was the stars around the fire that night that made us think we could manage deep questions. Maybe the wine. Whatever. We got to work unpacking this one. First off, how did I discover it was a lie? Maybe the Big Lie is still something I believe is true. Right? Did my high … Continue reading Lies. Good, bad, and badder.
I just saw a writing prompt asking to describe a present from your mother. It stopped me because just yesterday I came across a china cup on a high shelf in my kitchen. I took down the pretty, delicate cup and saucer which had been handed down from my Swedish grandmother, intending to move it elsewhere to make room for something else, but then I … Continue reading A Gift From My Mother
Another drawback the virus created which I haven’t found much discussed are the issues with the face mask. Specifically, three things. One, I’ve always been a bit claustrophobic. The mask makes me a tiny bit crazy. Borderline panic. Two, I often wear glasses and when I have the mask in place, it fogs them up when I exhale. So now I can’t see or breathe … Continue reading I Have to be Nicer?
I finally got around to watching Parasite, the 2019 double Best Picture, Oscar award winner. Wow. I can’t tell you how much I hated this movie. THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS BLOG. I was going to try writing it without them, but no, I can’t do it. List of reasons I hated Parasite in no particular order: It was creepy as shit. Don’t be fooled … Continue reading I Hope You’re Happy Stupid Oscars. I Can’t Sleep.
In honor of Mother’s Day, introducing my new, very personal work about being a special needs mom. A novelette from the mother of a child with autism. The ache of hope. A dream. Continue reading An Hour Read. A Mother’s Day Novelette.