Showing posts from December, 2015

Project 251: The Force Awakens

On Sunday, I went in to work as I was covering for someone who took some time off. It turned out to be a slow day however and they sprung me early. As we still had the better part of the afternoon, Best Guy and I went out for lunch and then checked a few towns off the list. We're still sticking pretty close to our home base and we can only do five before we get sick of the driving, so this is going to take us a while. Still, I think the pictures show we're having a fun time! Now, if I could just stop being a back-seat driver in the passenger seat, we'd be all set.

Who knows where we'll end up next? At least we won't make you wait until 2017 for the next installment.

So.... This Happened Last Night....

Oh yeah.

I have been a huge Star Wars fan since the beginning. 4-6. We don't talk about 1-3 because WTF were you thinking George Lucas?

So, to see this movie on opening night with all my people was fantastic.

People cheered when I wanted to cheer, they clapped when I wanted to clap, and they got all of the inside jokes and asides.

To see a franchise that meant so very much to me take a nose dive was disheartening. To see it resurrected, well, it does a heart good. I'm not saying the movie was perfect. Best Guy (who is less than a fan than I am [I don't hold that against him]) had a few niggles from the night and I can't say I disagree with him. But overall, the movie gave us everything we wished 4-6 had given us.

We all have those stories (fairy tales, books, TV series, comics, whatever) that somehow just resonate with us in a way that nothing else does. I can't explain why I've been obsessed with Star Wars since I was five. I've seen the original movies s…

Countdown to Christmas. Which We're Doing on Boxing Day because I have to Work on Christmas.

So, we've got 10 days or so until the "big day". We are hosting Christmas this year, and I think Best Guy is getting a kick out of having a Christmas tree in the house. We bought a few new ornaments this year so BG is represented on the tree and it isn't all just my childhood ornaments. Also, I managed to find this little gem:
Also also, I found these:

Also also also, I made this:

I may or may not be having too much fun trying to integrate other traditions. Instead of mashed potatoes this year, we will be having latkes, complete with sour cream and applesauce. My sister-out-law has had some serious dietary troubles this past year and is now following basically a Paleo diet without nightshades. So, we've got a vegetarian and a tomato/potato-free paleo. Both ends of the spectrum there...

I feel kind of bad for her, because most of what we're making is going to make her insides rebel. She's totally willing to ease up on her diet for a day because you have to…

This Moss-Free Stone Keeps Rolling

I'm sure by now you are all aware of Facebook's...thing where they will dredge up old posts and stick them in your feed to share (or not) as you see fit. Lately, Facebook has been notifying me of things I posted three years ago. At first I was all.... what happened three years ago? A little clicking and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Three years ago I was neck deep in the break up that broke me.

At first, I was surprised that it was only three years ago; because it feels a lifetime to me these days. I was confused and heartbroken and shattered. Much more so than I probably should have been, considering how rocky the relationship was.

What's that they say about hindsight being 20-20?

Three years out of that relationship, I think I was mourning more for the shattered dreams I was trying to force into creation more than the loss of the individual. I put so many denial blinders on that I refused to see our dynamic for what it was: one-sided, closed-off, and cold. I got the ra…

It's All Good.

I was going to write a long and involved post about traditions and changing traditions and developing news ones...

Blah blah blah.

Instead, here is a cat with a tree.