Things I’m loving this week


“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” I have to confess that I started and quit this book at least twice before. But, then one of my book club groups picked it and they urged me to stay with it because I would, eventually, be intrigued by the quirky Eleanor. They were right…and I can’t wait to go home and read more tonight.


Homemade pierogies. A friend of mine with honest-to-God Polish roots invited a bunch of us over for a little pierogi making party a couple of weeks ago (it’s an all afternoon, all-hands-on-deck operation) and….OMG, these are the best pierogies I’ve ever had in my life. (Sorry, Mrs. T.)  I may or may not have hidden half of them in frozen vegetable bags in the freezer.


Hulu and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Facebook friends alerted me to a Black Friday deal at Hulu where new subscribers can get the streaming service for a year for just 99 cents a month. I couldn’t pass that deal up, especially since I’ve been dying to see “The Handmaid’s Tale.” I’m three episodes in already and completely terrified for our future.  Related: I’m also loving whoever did this to Melania’s creepy, creepy Christmas decor. (Like a friend said: “Another Christmas, another cry for help from the First Lady.”)


Things I’m not loving this week


Trigonometry. Oh, the hell this class is giving poor Kelly this year. I recently found a Secondary Math Ed. major to tutor her and I wanted to show her some of what Kelly is working on now. This (above) is what she sent. I don’t even know what this is. I see numbers and words and letters and….my God, since when does math include the alphabet?  #leavemetomywords

Christmas shopping. I currently have a total of two….count them two… Christmas presents purchased and it is now Dec. 6.  I just cannot bring myself to even deal with it. Procrastination and avoidance are now a way of life for me. Maybe if I ignore it, it will all just go away …