Things I’m loving this week


HOPE!  I feel like I just got out of an abusive relationship. After four years of waking up every day wondering what fresh hell awaited me when I opened the Washington Post, it feels so good….so very, very, very good to know that competent adults are in charge again. His priorities — get the virus under control, get our schools back open, get people/businesses they help they need — are exactly what we need to be focused on. I’ve slept better in the last week than I have in the last four years.

Bernie memes

Bernie’s mitten memes. I noticed Bernie’s mittens the second I saw him walk into the inauguration and I loved them…and I loved him for being himself. And, then the meme, with him looking like everybody’s grandpa, took off, and I was all in. I’ve yet to get bored with them. It feels good to laugh again.

movies at home

New releases at home. I know some people were deeply offended by the $20 rental fee on Amazon to see “News of the World” with Tom Hanks, but I’ve been waiting to see this movie for a year, and was happy to pay $20 for four people to watch it in our own HOME…in my jammy pants with a drink by my side. This is one trend I hope continues. I could care less if I ever see the inside of a movie theater again. And, YES, the movie was worth it. I loved the book and the movie was great, too. Even Dan & the kids, who had not read the book, enjoyed it (though I did have to explain a few things). My advice, by the way, watch it with subtitles….it helps.

winter walks

Winter Walks. If I’ve learned nothing else this year, I’ve learned that you can walk outdoors in almost any weather if you just bundle up, and maybe invest in a pair of trail shoes that offer more traction than regular running/walking shoes.  That said……

Things I’m not loving


Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.  OK….fine, it’s kinda pretty, but I HATE driving in snow. Luckily, I have few places to go so I haven’t had to drive in it much this season, but……now I have two teenagers driving and I have to worry about them driving in it. I think that might actually be worse. Sigh.

Another damn Tom Brady Superbowl. I. Am. So. Sick. Of. This. Guy. Another damn Brady Superbowl. How boring.