Where I change my mind

When I saw the ending of the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, I was determined to never watch the show again. I won’t say the reason (to avoid spoilers) but that ending just sent me reeling. I couldn’t watch more of more of the same show and it seemed like nothing was going to change. I just couldn’t watch the same terrible things again.

And then I saw this…

And suddenly, I can’t wait to watch it. I can’t wait to see Gilead fall. I really hope that’s what we get, because I’d love to see it. In fact, I can’t wait to see it.

Cooking

Well, this is not a recipe. It’s more like a desperate attempt at feeding us. I grabbed what I had in the kitchen and threw them into a pan. This was the result.

I had some red sweet peppers, some portobello mushrooms, some spinach and a lonely onion. I chopped it all up, cooked it with a tiny bit of olive oil and hoped it would work with some sauce and pasta. Oh…I also added some garlic and a bit of nutritional yeast at the end (so it doesn’t get cooked and loses its nutritional value.

I have no idea if it’ll turn out okay or if it will be inedible. But, since it’s pretty much all we have to take to work, that’s what we’ll be eating for lunch for this week. Or peanut butter sandwiches.

Okay, pasta is done. I’m off to try my concoction. Wish me luck!

Ah…hope

Finally, we’re seeing some signs of Spring. They’re so lovely, I can’t put them into words.

Okay, the last one wasn’t a sign of spring. It’s just Ocean enjoying the sights of spring, especially those of chipmunks.

Where I can’t watch

Warning: there are some mild spoilers on this post about the Series: Game of Thrones. Stay away if you haven’t watched it or dislike any type of spoiler.

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My lovely hubby has been avidly watching the series Game of Thrones. That means, I have been watching it as well.

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I watched Season 7 with a mix of fear and delight. The story is just great and, though there was imminent and present danger, I was able to get through it without having to close my eyes too many times.

However.

Season 8 is proving to be something of a challenge.

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The two episodes we’ve had so far were a delight for me. We had dialogue, reunions and everyone was alive and healthy…The problem is that there is a terrible, terrible battle coming and…well, I don’t think I can watch it.

Bad things are coming…

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It’s really scary…

And, let’s face it, I’m a big, BIG, chicken.

So, what am I going to do? The only thing I can do. Let my hubby watch it, tell me most of it, freak out, wait a while and finally, while hugging my loyal doggies, watch the episode.

With a grumble and a smile

Yes, those are my feet. You’ll notice I’m wearing boots…and, more importantly, there’s some white stuff on the ground around my feet.

That, my lovely, gentle reader, is snow. Snow. Yeap. Here. As in it was so cold we didn’t get rain, we got snow.

In April.

I do have some better things to share with you though. Here, I took this picture a day before the ‘s-word’ arrived.

That’s the top of one of our evergreens. We planted them a couple of years ago and it gives me a ridiculous amount of pleasure to see them grow a little more each year.

See that lighter green bit at the top? That’s where the new growth comes in.

I know! It’s so exciting! Love trees, love them!

Of road trips and dog beds

There was a trip in our future because, since Canada is so spread out, anything you want to buy is at least an hour away. This trip was a couple of hours so, gritting our teeth against the freezing rain on the windshield, we put our boots on and off we went like a herd of turtles.

Several hours later, purchase made, we were heading back when I spotted a Petsmart!..you know where they have all sorts of things for pets?

Not that long after, we were back on our way…with a couple of new purchases.

Yeap. We might have bought these exact beds for our pooches before and…yeap, they’re still very expensive but no one said we had any fiscal restraint when it comes to our pooches.

Besides, they love these beds. Or, at least, we think they do.