Woot! We made it! Mother and baby both safely home and so long as Mother follows orders and takes it very easy for a few weeks, it’s all gonna be okay. And Auntie gets to go HOME!!!Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2022
Cheer Me Up! Let’s Hate on Ranbir a Little Bit
Nanny is here so I am free for a bit and I realized the only thing that makes me feel better is to look up Alia/Ranbir quotes and get that nice sensation of irritation.Continue reading
Aunting Report: Things Are Not Going Super Well, Pray/Keep a Thought/Whatever is Your Practice of Choice
If you thought “gee, I wonder if there have been no new posts because things in Margaret’s life have gone a bit off, but I hope that isn’t true” you were right and it is true.Continue reading
Aunting Report! Guess What is the ONLY Song that Will Calm This Child Down and Make Him Laugh?
Happy Tuesday! MommySister and Daddy might be coming home from the hospital today with Baby Brother! False alarms Thursday evening and Saturday morning which meant Auntie caring for confused Nephew A. Also, Nephew A got a 24 hour bug and threw up over everything on Friday. I had to throw away my dress. And then the real alarm started Saturday afternoon and I have been solo caring for a small human being since then. Well, the nanny was here for a few hours yesterday so I was able to wash my hair (HEAVEN!), but mostly solo. Once Mommy and Daddy and Baby Brother are home, it will get easier, right? Because babies make everything better?Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Trailers! Liger, Ek Villain 2, And New Brahmastra Song!
Happy Saturday!!! I should be folding more laundry (there was a vomit incident yesterday that resulted in stripping the couch and me changing clothes twice), but instead I am BEING A HUMAN and doing a FOR REAL ACTUAL BLOG POST.Continue reading
I Get to Be a Single Childcarer, Possibly Tomorrow!
Oh boy! Nephew B really REALLY wants to arrive. So at some point, possibly tonight, I will become the sole emotional and physical guardian of a 3 year old. Until his parents bring baby brother home.Continue reading
I Made It to Nephew’s House!!!
Im boooored. Nephew is still asleep and I am resisting the urge to go wake him up so he will play with me.Continue reading
Discussion Questions From My Cross Country Drive!
I survived! I arrived! No Nephew B yet. But Nephew A, after brief suspicion, has temporarily accepted me. Although I anticipate a reversal during times of stress. I am new and scary and not his parents, he will probably hit me at some point in the next 24 hours.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me As Dawdle in a Hotel Room?
Happy Monday! I got within an hour of my sister’s by 9pm last night and we made a decision for me to stay at a hotel within emergency call zone instead of arriving in the middle of bedtime when we are all tired. And now I am relaxing in my big huge hotel bed and thinking “do I really want to leave here and go be beaten up by a 2 year old who is mad at me for not being Mommy?”Continue reading
No WatchAlong Because Nephew B is Beating Down the Door to Be Born!
Based on latest reports from my sister, Nephew B is really REALLY ready to get here. So instead of a nice slow drive today ending with a pleasant watchalong, I’m gonna shoot for getting within a few hours of their house by the end of the day so I can be on call. Unfortunately, all the way there just seems EXTREMELY unlikely. Unless I get an Auntie adrenaline rush.Continue reading
Bastille Day Late Post: Songs in Paris!!!!
Silly silly post for a stressy stressy day. I woke up at 6am ready to hit the road, only I’m not leaving until tomorrow. But I’m ready! I’m packed! I’m planned! I’m hyped! Instead of getting in the car and driving, I will write this silly silly post.Continue reading
Saturday/Sunday Evening or Monday Morning WatchAlong: Anyone Available?
This is the weekend of my insane cross-country driving trip (assuming my COVID tests from yesterday come back negative, now my brain has decided to worry about that). Anyway, I’m planning to drive all day and then stop early evening to get a hotel before I wear myself out, so I could do a watchalong Saturday or Sunday evening. Or early Monday Morning, my last driving day when I will have earned a slow start.Continue reading
Ms Marvel Review/Discussion Space: A Fully Pakistani-American Show, With a Foot in Both Places
I watched it! The whole thing! It was very stressful. Boys, driving tests, making college decisions, BLECH! And if that wasn’t enough, disappointing your parents the WORST THING EVER. But yes, a great show, an easy watch, and lots of fun easter eggs for Hindi film fans.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking as I Prepare for a Crazy Long Car Trip???
Happy Wednesday! And Happy Ms Marvel Finale Day! I’m gonna try to finish it today, but I make no promises. I do promise to finish it eventually, and write a lovely review/discussion area, so hold on to your thoughts for that, it is coming shortly.Continue reading
Happy Birthday to My Sister!!!!!
It’s my sister’s birthday! She is 38 today, 9 months pregnant, and absolutely miserable! Not that her life sucks, just that she’s 9 months pregnant and it’s high summer and apparently that means everything hurts all the time.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Travel???
Happy Monday! This post comes to you from the Halifax airport! We take a flight from here to Toronto and then Toronto to Chicago, and then I am finally home with Albie Dog by about 5pm Chicago time. Everything would be working perfectly except that my headphones broke so I have to hold the right ear in place with my hand. This is a bit of a problem because the headphones are both my preferred method of airplane entertainment and (way more important) the best solution for MASSIVE PRESSURE CHANGE EAR PAIN. So, I will just have to hold them on my head really tight with both hands and then it will be fine. Yes, I already checked, the airport stores are sold out.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I am on a TRIP!!!
Happy Saturday! I am writing this in my hotel bed while my Mom snores gently next to me. the time change has totally messed us up, in the Real World it isn’t even 6am yet. But on PEI where we are traveling, it is almost 8. So should we still be in bed or not?Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking as I Go on a Trip????
Happy Wednesday!!! This post comes to you from Midway airport where I am watching the bags while Mom is in the bathroom.Continue reading
Fun Post! Self-Help Books for Movie Characters
Thank you townsandtulips for the suggestion! Hopefully this is a fun conversation for us to have 🙂Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on the 4th of July?
Happy Monday! I am so glad I have the day off work. I’ve got so much to do to prepare for my back to back trips. And also, I’ll probably end up doing a little work just so I am less overwhelmed tomorrow.Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: 11am Chicago Time! The Pirate! Available for Rent for a Small Price on All Major Streaming Services! Also, It’s Ridiculous
Yaaaaaaaaaaaay, an American musical! So glad I get to share this one with you. And it is good for y’all to see it, because this is one of many classic American musicals that influenced both Farah Khan and Prabhudeva in their work. For real, Farah even acknowledges this one in particular as one of her hidden tributes in “Dhoom Tana”.Continue reading
DCIB Book Club: Rilla of Ingleside, What Does it Mean to Write the Rough Draft of History?
I have a terrible feeling none of you listened to me and read this book (who hadn’t read it already). So I’m gonna say again, READ IT! I just re-read it for this post, and it is good as I remember, and as unique. It’s a fascinating true-feeling document of a very specific time and place and people.Continue reading
Thinky Post: Heart over Head for Female Characters, Head over Heart for Male
No particular reason for this thinky post, or at least no more than usual. There’s always stuff about female artists, actresses and writers and everything, that frames them as “intuitive” and “feeling” instead of thinking. And conversely, a man can’t make an emotional decision EVER, we always have to search for the “logic” behind it.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Get Busy on a Three Day Weekend!
Happy Saturday! I get a 3 day weekend, and then right after it is over I go to Prince Edward Island with my Mom, and then come back, and then almost immediately leave to go stay at my sisters until Nephew B arrives. So I have to organize and take out recycling and plant things and all kinds of stuff this weekend!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong: 11am Sunday! An American Classic Musical!!! TBD!!
Decision! Semi! Sunday is the day, but what is the movie?Continue reading