Just because I’m ga-ga over baby animals

This is self-indulgence at it’s worse. Be warned.

 

These are just a few of the super-cute pictures from Wicked Aww Pics. I just love them! don’t you? Aw…so cute!!

Where I may need to get a life

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Well, Game of Thrones is over. The final season came and went and, with it, a lot of people got upset. They didn’t like the ending, they didn’t like who had died or who hadn’t died, they didn’t like the lighting, they wanted a different ending…the reasons abound. I too was upset. But my reason is…well, let’s call it unique, shall we?

I didn’t like the lack of winter.

From the very first time Ned Stark warned us that ‘Winter is coming’, Game of Thrones kept warning us about an imminent and dire winter. If you read the books, they even warn that, during said season, the weather was so terrible that mothers would kill their babies rather than let them live in such conditions.

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I read that and thought: wow. This must be winter like we’ve never seen before. It must be abominable, worst weather than exists in even Pluto (check it out, that is one frozen dwarf planet).

So, I was super pumped when Arya and Sansa announced this season that Winter was here. I thought: this is it! Ice storms, blizzards, frostbite, snowsqualls, darkness, sleet, ice here we go!

Well…yeap. So that didn’t happen.

Forget blizzards, there simply wasn’t a single bad snow storm in sight. In fact, except for the dusting of snow that covered the ground, it was hard to tell that it was winter at all.

Okay, they did have snow, but there wasn’t any windchill factor, or frostbite in sight. I don’t even remember any of them wearing gloves.

I get that this was a movie set in Ireland and that the producers weren’t Canadian, so no one around there knew what winter can be like…but, that was it? That was their version of a tough winter? Man alive! They should come over here to the Lovely Frozen Country of Snow (aka Canada) and spend a couple of days in January. Just a couple of days.

I bet they would all discover the need for gloves (or lose digits to frostbite) and I bet they would fall in love with hats (or lose earlobes). I bet they would drop those long discussions outside quite quickly and text someone instead and I bet they would develop a sudden fondness for the dragon that can breathe fire.

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What? What’s that you say?

Oh yeah. I know. This is a completely ridiculous gripe with what’s obviously an incredibly successful show.

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But, see here’s the thing. While you can stop reading this post and get away from my silly whining; I live with this brain. This stuff is rumbling around my head constantly.

Obviously, I need to get a life…or possibly medication.

 

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!