I’m afraid I’ve been very, very naughty. Yesterday I skipped a day of posting. What’s more, I skipped the day before that, too. I think it’s time. This blog has been a wonderful experience for me, but I’m starting to feel like it’s done what it was here to do. It’s built me up, taught me … More My Extended Tea Break
The hubby and I usually watch at least one movie every week-end, sometimes two. Picking out the good ones is very demanding, and often we end up with films that are only just barely watchable. IMDB is a good source of information on the films, but it’s not always enough. After recurring trial and error, … More 6 Movie Genres I’ve Learned to Avoid
The other day when I was reading Winnie the Pooh to my kids I got this sudden urge to move into the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh and his friends just sail around in that big forest, eating cake and honey every two weeks to survive. Yet, with the exception of Pooh, no one is ever hungry. … More Which Winnie-the-Pooh Character Are You Most Like?
Yesterday I felt like I was juggling a million balls and couldn’t catch even one. There was just so much to do with the house and the kids and the rest of my life. I have a good education but I wish I had chosen another career. I wished I was younger. I longed for all the … More The Selfish Moper’s Guide to Survival in a Meaningless Universe
I used to be an all right chef. Really, I was. The kids used to love my cooking, and often at the table I’d hear sentiments like: “Mom is the best cook!” Really, I’m not lying. My husband used to say that the main ingredient in my food was love. But then I lost my … More Rediscovering my Cooking Mojo
Today after showering, the glass shower wall in our bathroom exploded all over my husband. I heard this loud sound, immediately thinking that it sounded like the wall shattering, and ran to the bathroom to find the shower floor covered in glass and spatters of blood in the sink and on the walls. The hubby had … More Is Your Shower Safe?
New Year’s resolutions have an unpleasant clang to them these days. Everyone makes big promises they can’t keep, the gyms overflow with new members, stores are emptied of diet drinks, cocktail bars lose customers, but come February, everything’s pretty much back to normal. This is why New Year’s resolutions are seen as kind of silly by … More A New Day
The Vikings used to think a solar eclipse meant that a wolf had swallowed the sun. They attempted to scare the beast off my making as much noise as they could. Eventually the sun would always reappear and they’d congratulate themselves for succeeding. In Finland the sun stays low most of the winter. Where I … More How to Survive the Winter (And Like It)
Christmas is family time. Christmas is spending slightly too many days with the above-mentioned family. Christmas is doing your best not to get into an argument with members of the family in spite of all the things you really should discuss. Christmas is remembering why you hate them so much, and immediately afterwards why you … More Family Ties
Lately I’ve been slagging off nutrition-wise. I’ve been eating a lot of sugar, letting the amounts of caffeine and alcohol creep up, and then I’ve eaten some more sugar, with sugar on top. I know I’m not a truly bad case, but for the past few weeks sugary treats have been more of a daily/twice/thrice … More Sugar Irrational