Posts in category "You Need to Read This"

#donnaday Join me.

#donnaday  Join me.
What is every parent’s worst notion? You know. Sick kid. Cancer kid. Dying kid. What a sacred duty to travel life with an ill child, making choices for them, preserving  your sanity and strength so you can export them to your little one. What can we do to help? Listen. There are story tellers with... Read more »

Christmas Kindness- Catch it- Share it-Spread it.

Christmas Kindness- Catch it- Share it-Spread it.
Just a quick thought here- I was driving through my suburb and was entranced by the beautiful lights that warm up this frigid month.  Night is so long that the Christmas decorations serve to keep spirits bright, as they say. I am trying to retain the spirit of Christmas without the manic shopping overload, and... Read more »

Janet's Punchlist for the Dog Days

1.  Get Netflix and watch Orange is the New Black.  This show was the subject of a July watchathon for the husband and myself.  It is set in a womens’s prison, based on a true story, chock full of a rainbow coalition of interesting inmates.  You judge them, fear them, disrespect them, learn their backstories... Read more »
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Into the Woods

Into the Woods
Running away, let’s do it. Free from the ties that bind. No more despair, or burdens to bear, Out there in the yonder. Running away, go to it… Why sit around, resigned? Trouble is, son, the farther you run, The more you’ll be wandering blind. For what you have left undone, and more, What you’ve... Read more »

Roger

Roger
Roger Ebert’s Universe was filled with wordsmiths.  I have pored over their tributes and feel honored to know him better through their loving lines. I was never an inner circle friend-yet he was a friend to me and Steve.  He reached out, shared his summer hijinks, showed kindness to our kids. I am hobbled with... Read more »

Grandparent's Manifesto

Grandparent's Manifesto
There is a broad community that blogs here- some physical contact exists, but we are predominantly a virtual bunch.  I am demographically OLDER than most here. Still, I like the outlet. It continues a tradition of familial remembrance. My husband created the original transparant family when he broadcast the birth of my first born son... Read more »
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The Christmas Angel is here for You- DAY 1 Tips

The Christmas Angel is here for You- DAY 1 Tips
I officially declare myself to be a Christmas addict.  I have my main tree up and am embarking upon the glitter infusion of my mundane world.  I am here for you. I have my staging tubs out, and I want to make sure you have the essential tools needed to transform your home.  Get these... Read more »

Time is a Tyrant

Time is a Tyrant
Garry Meier used to say this all the time, though he meant it as a nudge to keep Steve on track when his stories wandered into space reserved for news or commercials. Roger Ebert’s latest journal entry addressees this notion in its sadder, more universal reality:  we watch people we love die.  We will die... Read more »

My Superbowl Gift to all Hosts

My Superbowl Gift to all Hosts
The big game is coming up, and the Dahl home will not host any festivities.  I can live with this, no problem.  Matt is moving into a new home this weekend, and I expect he will be busy, and Pat and Rachel will be with Steve in Florida.  So I will not be heating up... Read more »
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