Well, here we are again. This is probably the third or fourth time in the last two years that I have done a mea culpa for disappearing and then come back, vowing to blog on the regular again. Yet, here I am. This time, it’s going to be different, dammit! I’m going to blog at least 3 times a week, Internet-distractions be damned!
Life has been all over the place since my last blog post. There’s been a bunch of bad and then worse, but I think – I hope – that as 2016 ends, I am a stronger person than I was when 2016 started. I don’t know if I’m unscathed, but within those challenges came a lot of good. I’ve done some serious soul searching over the last five or six months in order to figure out who I am and who I want to be. But hey, everyone goes through shit, so I’m not going to get into any of that now. Plus, why give away all of the goods on the first blog post back? 😉
So, back on Halloween, I was suckered into one of those Groupon deals for this “Antique Leather Brown Notebook” from Monogramhub (above). I didn’t really read the fine print or the reviews, haha. I just saw that it was a notebook for $5 + shipping, so I figured I’d get it and use it for my next Broadcast-ideas notebook. Well, shame on me, because when it arrived, it was definitely much smaller than I thought it was! It’s not a total waste, though. I am a person who is great with checklists, so I decided to use it to make a list of blog post ideas and hold myself accountable to this “more than once every six months” pattern I’ve been on lately. I’m even working on a post about the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life episodes on Netflix, stay tuned for that coming up soon!
So on that note, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We stayed in Raleigh this year and had a fun time at my in-laws’ house. Zachary was sick with a fever from Monday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Nov. 26, so it was a pretty lowkey weekend/weekend in general for us. We spent a few hours at one of the only Urgent Cares that was open in the area on Thanksgiving morning because we were worried that Zach had strep. “Luckily,” it ended up just being tonsillitis. Given our track record (two sets of tubes and adenoid removal), I should open up a betting pool on how long it will take until he has to get his tonsils out, haha.
Ooookay, moving on to something more positive! On Saturday evening, Jay and I went to dinner and to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I thought it was really fun and totally recommend it to any Harry Potter fans out there. Eddie Redmayne is adorable, end of story. I didn’t see the twist coming, but to be fair, I was enjoying a beer during the movie, haha, so I was just there to sit back, relax, and enjoy a few hours away from a sick preschooler. But anyway, I want to get the screenplay of it. I saw it at Barnes and Noble last week. If anyone has it, please let me know how it is! And if you saw Fantastic Beasts, let’s talk about it in the comments below!