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* So, first up, my mother was hospitalized with what they told me was a "possible beginnings of a heart attack." Not a good half hour. BUT SHE IS FINE. As a matter of fact, for her age, she's better than fine and all the cardiac tests are now part of a generally fantastic medical fact sheet. This is, of course, wonderful news but getting to that point was difficult and emotional and required ALL family members to work together. I guess THAT'S a good thing. Being back in the ER where my father was his last day, and being summoned there by an emergency phone call was horrid. Won't dwell on that. It happens to all of us in some shape or form and then it happens when we are front and center. She's home now, I'm home now and both sisters are stepping up their game which has been, frankly, a long time coming. 

* Chernobyl! Broke me. Good Omens wants to be a hoot and a holler but I just can't get past Crowley's contact lenses. I just can't. I will stick with it but yeah no. Thoughts on either? Also, Star Trek Picard

* Seeking out the lyrical dark fairy tale and I have quite a few new rec's for the flist. 

* The Viking's birthday was last weekend and we hosted the mothers. It was super nice with the exception of both kids coming home from an all-night bender and being in no shape for a barbecue and I was so not impressed. I got him an iPhone because enough already with the outdated technology. He won't let us set it up until THIS weekend because FEARS. *sheesh* 

* It's freakin' hot here now. Summer sprung itself fully formed out of the forehead of late-spring storms and it's unbearable. Must take the flannels off the beds. 



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Jun. 5th, 2019 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your mom is okay! I can only imagine how you felt when you got that call. *Hugs* Also good to hear your sisters are going to help out with your mom. Been needed for a while.

Leon Redbone! Used to love him! So great!

Zeus! LOL!

Chernobyl, I know. I know.

I'm afraid I'm with your Viking. I'm thinking about upgrading my little flip phone to a smartphone in October when my contract runs out, but oh the scary technology!!!!

Good Omens? What's that?
Jun. 6th, 2019 01:17 am (UTC)
OMG, I’m so grateful that your mother is okay, but I wish that all of you hadn’t been put through the wringer like that!!

Good news that your sisters are stepping up, though <3

Kira and I LOVED LOVED LOVED Good Omens, other than constantly complaining about the contacts. WHY. Argh!

They both really grew on me throughout the series, though — I wasn’t sure about the casting at first, but it’s BRILLIANT. And they got Aziraphale’s fluffy feather-y hair right!

Jun. 6th, 2019 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, A! It was a blessing. I am simply not ready. Like at all.

Grrrr...sisters. It's about time they pull out the sticks. I'm exhausted by it. We shall see....

YES THOSE CONTACTS!!!! Who on earth thought that was a good idea after seeing the rushes. It's really horrid and fake and just terrible. I do love the animation! And Az just keeps growing on me in this incarnation!
Jun. 6th, 2019 04:03 pm (UTC)
It's been a roller coaster of a week, M. But yes, so relieving that everything turned out fine. My sisters really need to get over themselves and step up.

I'm glad that Chernobyl is going to get people talking. Especially here where we have some serious rumblings about socialism!!!! It simply does not work. Idealism is quickly replaced by tyranny and dejectedness.

Good Omens is the Pratchett/Gaiman collab that is now been brought to the small screen. You would enjoy it!
Jun. 6th, 2019 02:20 am (UTC)
Glad she's doing okay and your sisters will be helping!

Jun. 6th, 2019 05:16 pm (UTC)
Me, too, me, too!
Jun. 6th, 2019 06:40 am (UTC)
I'm glad your mother is all right, after such a drastic, nervewracking scare.

This heat is horrible! I'm just glad it didn't happen earlier, because I so dread it.

Almost no sleep the last couple of nights-- too hot and uncomfortable. And, as it turns out, the A/C is on the fritz again. I could swear we went through this last year or the year before, but either way, we will be waiting days for a repairperson AGAIN. :(
Jun. 6th, 2019 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, K. It was not good and made me (us) realize we just aren't ready for this. People need to get over themselves and enjoy what time we do have.

This heat! I don't know how you would do it without A/C down there. We don't have it up here...but really we only suffer through a few bad days each summer.
Jun. 6th, 2019 04:31 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* I'm glad your mum is okay.

I would definitely rec sticking with Good Omens.Looking forward to Picard. Everyone keeps talking about Chernobyl, I want to watch, but at the same time I don't want it to make me go all depressive.

We had like two days of summer and then it started raining again. Ah, England.
Jun. 6th, 2019 05:19 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks, J. It was quite the experience and I'm processing it and I think we will all be better for it in the end.

Okay! I'm sticking with it then!

I do think Chernobyl is depressing in a HUGELY existential way. It's a really helpless feeling of rage. And disappointment. Human race, heal thyself.

Ah, I remember those summers well! Once it stops raining here it doesn't rain again for months and months.
Jun. 6th, 2019 06:49 pm (UTC)
So glad your mother is OK. Still, that must have been an awful telephone call to get. Happy birthday to the Viking!
Jun. 8th, 2019 08:27 am (UTC)
I am so happy to hear your Mom is fine but yeah, surprise summons to the ER are not what constitutes a fun time.

Binge watched Good Omens, loved it, but it's exactly the low key "no need to think"-humour I love the most. I am ditherig about Chernobyl, partially because I finally started American Gods (slowly, not gripping me as I hope) and partially because I assume i'll give me visions of doom and panic for days.
Jun. 14th, 2019 12:59 am (UTC)
I'm missing Leon Redbone already, and I can't watch "Good Omens" because I don't get expanded cable, but the book was excellent.

- Erulisse (one L)
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