Four days, including travel, but we fit a lot into those days together -- not only our primary purpose, but also a couple of meals out, a book, two movies, and a side trip to take a picture I thought Esther would appreciate! The Primary Purpose As I mentioned in my previous post, we went … Continue reading Our Quick Trip
Hope Let's start with the good news, from a personal point of view. I finally had my appointment with the rheumatologist, who said that, even though the X-ray shows severe arthritis, the pain in my hip is likely from trochanteric bursitis and/or tendonitis. He gave me a cortisone shot where it was most painful, and … Continue reading Hope, Smoke, and a Sad Reason for a Trip
It's Mother's Day in my part of the world. Happy Mother's Day! My husband brought me home some Spring flowers yesterday and both he and my younger son gave me cards. We are having a chicken done on the barbecue rotisserie tonight. Should be yummy. Probably no wine, though, as I am limiting my sugar … Continue reading Mother’s Day
https://pixabay.com/illustrations/censored-censored-seal-web-speech-1680266/ I am always intrigued when I see people stridently advocating censorship, particularly even before they have watched or read the work in question. You may have seen the online controversy over Cuties, the new film distributed by BAC Films in France and by Netflix in the rest of the world. To give an oversimplified … Continue reading Wading into Controversy: “Cuties” (2020)
Home again. I was greeted by the dog, who seems to only love me for the treats I give. He runs to get in front of me, herding me, hoping for something, anything. My younger son tells me that we need to do something ASAP about the wifi in his room and that he has … Continue reading The Escape: Home, Books, Movies, Etc.
You may remember how disappointed I was when I couldn't get my hands on a ticket to see P!nk for her May 2018 concert. Tickets went on sale in October 2017, with a "verified fan" service that was supposed to make it impossible for scalpers to get ahead of ordinary people. Instead, immediately at the … Continue reading I Finally Saw P!nk!
Today at work we had a party with lots of purple and a fabulous cake. The organizers showed this video with the song "Bread & Roses", with a folk duo singing. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XdDXqoxljTI As a finale to the day, I am taking myself out to see "The Favourite" to enjoy the reportedly fine female performances. Happy … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
I stumbled across a newish musical group that I really like. I'm with Her has been called a folk supergroup, with three female singer-songwriter-instrumentalists getting together in gorgeous harmony with bluegrass and roots stylings. (They remind me a bit of the more bluegrassy Dixie Chicks songs.) Before you ask, I'm with Her had their name … Continue reading Stress Relief – A Concert – I’m with Her
Last week, my son's school year was finally done and I had a one-evening reprieve from my killer workload. A group of 7 female colleagues from my office went to its first movie night (of many, I hope), choosing to see Ocean's 8. We tried for a group of 8 in the spirit of the movie, but … Continue reading Group of 7 Watch Ocean’s 8
When I was a girl, my mother always told me, "You can do anything you set your mind to." Although that's not quite true -- I could never become a professional dancer, for example -- it certainly set me on a path to pursue my interests. Back in the '60's and '70's, when it maybe … Continue reading Musings on Being a Professional Woman