Thursday, September 30, 2021

I remember you

Last night I finished reading Anne Lamott's book Plan B.
I found some of her stories engaging and some hilarious, some were so sad and some were irritating.
But they are her stories told with her remarkable way of putting words together. She is self-deprecating and honest.
She is all about the love, baby. It's important to her to love.

It's just that....she has a real hard time loving her mom. She loves her by taking care of her when she is sick and dying.
But she really resents her for being the person she is. For her flaws and weird ways and inability to be a more normal/better mom.

It made me wonder if my children would only see my stupid flaws and weird ways and focus on those when I die.

And I suppose they will. At first. Parents have a way of hurting us when they are not perfect.

My parents were not perfect. But time has rinsed the pain away. What is left is the love.
I let those bad memories fade. I let them go. Way far way...into the fog.
The good memories, I draw near. I embrace them. I cherish them.

I think we need to be gentle with those who have died.
Not for them. But for us.

Learning to forgive people for being the broken people they were is a balm to our souls.
Learning to have mercy heals our hearts.

Time heals.
Forgiveness heals.
Mercy heals.

And then what is left?
The good parts.

The good parts of them. The good parts of us.

The love remains.
Like the cat's water bowl with the hard caked on lime. That lime that will not come off, no matter how hard you scrub.

That's what you want to be stuck with. That kind of stuck on love.

It's what remains.

Love one another,

reprint: 2009

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Come From Away

Here is a clip of Come From Away.

A perfect September watch.

It won the Tony a few years back. 

Loving this play came as a complete surprise to me.  It was free to me on Apple TV so I thought I'd give it a shot.  I'm so glad I did.  It's just wonderful.

I really hate it when I don't have an app and I hear that something is amazing!!
So I've included the link to Apple TV below.  You can get a one week trial and watch both, Come From Away and all of Ted Lasso.  
I know I could easily fit that into a week.  
You can do it!

 Watch these on your computer if you do not have a smart tv.

Let me know if you give it a try!!!  

Encourage one another,

Monday, September 20, 2021

Emmy's fashion. I'm really only here for Ted Lasso.

The amazing return of the red carpet post!!!


The Emmys were last night which nearly got past me because I watch so little on tv now.
The Wisconsin Badger Volleyball.  On Big 10 network.
The Housewives of here and there.  
I watch on Amazon and Apple+ and well....
I spend most of my time on YouTube and Locals.
I have found a couple of travel bloggers that I'm obsessed with.
Kara and Nate.  LOVE!!  
And I watch my daily podcasts.  
Katie says I have turned into high school.

I have not been successful in getting my family to watch Kara and Nate....although I have tried.
I have, however gotten people to watch Ted Lasso.
And well...they won 7 Emmys last night.
Ted Lasso is created by Bill Lawrence.  VDoozer.
I will watch anything Bill works on.  
He created Scrubs and Cougar Town and and a few others that just didn't make it.
The hallmark of a VDoozer production is fantastic character development. 
Humor and heart!  

Ted Lasso had me at hello.

Here are my favorite dresses of the night.  Let's just start out with my favorite!!!

Her shoes are the perfect color, the bodice is unique, that necklace is stunning!
The fit, style and length are just right.
I love it.

Interesting sleeves.  I like them.

Mindy wins for best hair and makeup.  So beautiful.
I wonder why designers keep doing those big bows.  
They are so 1980's.
There must be something else to do for interest at the waist.

Beautiful neckline.  Emotional speech.
Jean Smart is in a Hbo show called Hacks.  I don't think it's been seen by many but I really liked it and I really love Jean.  Her husband died a few months ago.  They met on Designing Woman.
Like I said her speech was very touching.

I thought this woman looked just lovely and elegant.

Gorgeous styling and perfect fit in this pretty pink dress.

Hi Ladies.  I don't know who you are....and while I don't think you go together AT ALL.
I really like both of your dresses!

Hello Olivia!  You look so pretty.

Oh look. My favorite dress again.

Smile Sarah.  Your dress is amazing!!!

Handsome and perfect!

This odd dress is so beautiful to me.  I think it is cool.

Ya look nice Conan. 
Work hard be kind.

I sure like these colors.  
Cool cut.
I'm not sure what is going on around the hips.  But I don't care.

I don't hate this.  So let's say...
Jason, you rock.

I really do love this dress on this gal.  She shoes are beautiful, the colors are sparkly,
and her hair and makeup are so natural and pretty. 

And we have found...
Where the Wild things Are.

Finally, a classic Miz Boo dress.
Dior, you rocked it.  It is feminine and frilly just like I like.
Jurnee Smolett's  hair and makeup are gorgeous and her necklace is astonishing.


Here is a clip that shows something special about the show Ted Lasso.
Forgiveness.  When was the last time you saw something like this?  It happens more than once in this show.  It's my favorite virtue.

Glad to be back.  
Love you lots.

Check out Kara and Nate on YouTube.  

Encourage one another,