My Grandpa is Gone, Maybe Not an Important Man to the World, But an Important Man to Me

The worst thing about a slow death is that it steals from you memories of who the person was before they started dying. So I am going to write a post that remembers the whole Grandpa, not just who he was these last few weeks

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me Thanksgiving WEEK???

Happy Monday!!! Saw Grandpa yesterday, his teeth look big. Which I remember as a Death thing. That’s fun. And today I have my annual Lady Doctor appointment, which is NOT fun. Being a woman is uncomfortable sometimes. And thus ends Margaret’s Oversharing Section

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Blast Christmas in My Face!

Happy Saturday! I am fighting my feelings of stress and sadness and so on with LOTS OF CHRISTMAS. Our whole household is going to a Christmas tree farm this afternoon, this morning I am going to put up lights in front of the house, and I have a stupid holiday TV movie going while I do a Christmas puzzle right now. CHRISTMAS! Jesus was born to make me happy!

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Friday WatchAlong: Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, 3pm Chicago Time!!!!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Friday WatchAlong! I did work all morning, ran an errand, then came home and had a nap, and now I am all settled in for this movie! And I will NOT fall asleep (as I tend to do when we have Friday afternoon watchalongs).

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Christmas Discussion Post: When Does the Season Start For You?

Happy November! The DCIB Christmas GiveAway has started, of course, because DCIB Christmas starts as soon as SRK Day is over. But what about the other signs of Christmas? My new shared household is having a debate related to “when does Margaret get to put up decorations all over the yard”. This is following my dawn raid the day after Halloween which removed all Halloween decorations and replaced them with a Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is allowed, but Halloween is still up also, and we are debating as to when I get to put up all my other stuff and finally hide Halloween in the basement where it belongs.

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Armistice Day Discussion Post: How Do We Deal With the Indian Army Veterans of the World Wars? How Do We Recognize Them While Also Acknowledging Colonialism? Thoughts?

Being a veteran is such a complicated thing. And being a veteran of a war fought on behalf of the colonial forces over your country adds a whole other layer of complication to it. How do we deal with that? “We” meaning those people who owe a debt to the folks who served?

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Discussion Post on Family/Hum Do Humare Do Review (SPOILERS): Boring Movie, Excuse for an Interesting Discussion About What Defines Family Within Indian Film

Welp, not a great movie! I can describe the plot in about 3 sentences, no twists or surprises, and just not the best way to bring up the questions it wants to bring up. But I want to bring up those questions! So this is a review/discussion post.

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