The beginning of the end

My baby starts high school soccer practice tomorrow. High school. Even though school doesn’t start for 4 more weeks, as far as I’m concerned, as of tomorrow, he’s officially a high school student. My baby. A high school student. They’re not kidding when they say kids grow up fast.  In the blink of an eye. Wasn’t he begging me to play just yesterday? Beating me at Monopoly even though he couldn’t read yet? Holding my hand when we were walking together? Wanting to be pushed on a swing?  Laughing uncontrollably as I blew raspberries on his chubby baby belly?

Who is this young man living in my house, answering to my baby boy’s name? Holed up in the basement for hours playing video games with his friends. Only surfacing to use the bathroom or to grab something to eat or drink. Why do I have Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof in my head?!

Tomorrow is the beginning of the end. In four years, I’ll be left dazed and confused as to how my baby can be going off to college. An adult. Able to make his own decisions without checking with us, getting our approval or our signatures on the line that says Parent Signature.

Where did the time go?

My thoughts while watching Outlander Episode 304: “Of Lost Things”

  1. Watch yer head, Wee Roger!
  2. Does anyone else think the actress playing Geneva resembles Caitriona a bit?
  3. and — BFFs ♡
  4. Lord Ellesmere is so gross! Poor Geneva. (That’s right. I feel sorry for her.)
  5. How the hell can women ride side saddle? I’m getting scoliosis just watching it.
  6. I hate seeing Jamie with his head down looking subservient. is meaner than I remember reading him to be.
  7. This reminds me a wee bit too much of the wedding episode scene.
  8. Thank you, writers, for portraying the scene with Geneva as I believe Diana intended it.
  9. Right now, the timeline bothers me. Jamie’s about 35 and Claire’s about 50. Seems out of line and icky.
  10. Actually, Roger seems too old for Brianna, too, but that’s not the timeline. , Rog.
  11. Isobel Dunsany is so nice. I wish we saw more of her.
  12. Too bad Master Raymond wasn’t around for Geneva. Best 18th century physician (besides Claire, of course).
  13. They did an excellent job with the Ellesmere shooting scene.
  14. Let Jamie hold the , Isobel!
  15. The display of so many emotions within mere moments on ‘s face is remarkable.
  16. I thought Willie was supposed to have red hair. So, ya know, he’d look like his sire.
  17. “This is 1968. I’ve been fighting sexism since 1743, goddammit!” ~ Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser Randall Fraser
  18. Ye shouldna call yer bastard a bastard, ya bastard!
  19. Why isn’t LJG’s hair lighter?!?! Distracting.
  20. I’m really liking David Berry. (Except his dark hair.) Good face actor. Now, get some sun, man.
  21. The scene!!! ♡ ♡
  22.  “Dinna fash, lad. I’ll remember you.” 😥
  23. I’m so happy that Willie gets raised by Isobel and LJG. Good people. Caring people. They’ll love him well.

In summary: : Joe said and Willie said . All is right in the world (of Outlander).  


My thoughts while watching Outlander Episode 210 “Prestonpans”


  1. Bagpipes! Like actually on the show, not just in the music.
  2. Uh oh. Bloody, maggot leg.
  3. Sky dandruff
  4. That quartermaster dude sounds Irish.
  5. Oh, that’s because he is Irish. I’m getting good at accents.
  6. Damn my liver! Lol
  7. Mark me! DRINK!! ChVmoHoUkAAZFgl
  8. Oh, poor Charles. He’s so delusional and clueless.
  9. Jamie and a bunch of old dudes. Tall, young, ungrayed hair.  Mmmm…
  10. Mark me! DRINK!! ChVmoHoUkAAZFgl
  11. Hot Jamie. Hot Jamie.  Hot Jamie.
  12. lol  You don’t know Claire, princey.  She has no lord and master but herself.
  13. Angus is such as child.
  14. Ooh, Murtagh. Nice threat.  I like it.
  15. Nice reverse psychology on Dougal. Yer a clever lad, Jamie my boy.
  16. Angus and Rupert are so silly.
  17. Don’t shoot the horsey! Aim for Uncle Doogie.
  18. Hope you didna like that hat too much, Unk D.
  19. Yes, Dougal, we’ve learned that the Brits aren’t verra good shots.
  20. HAHAHA! Love Dougal’s face upon getting hugged.
  21. Mark me! DRINK!! ChVmoHoUkAAZFgl
  22. The general’s coat is stunning. Not gaudy but stately.
  23. Poopy pants MacKenzie lol
  24. I wonder why Anderson thought to come to Claire.  Interesting.  I like him.

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  25. Damn, Angus has knobby knees.
  26. Scarrrrlet the hoorr. Pardon me. Part-time hoorr.
  27. I like these different types of pre-battle introspection. The 2 practical Scots and their families, goofballs Angus and Rupert, deep Murtagh and Jamie.
  28. Horrid timing, Fergus.
  29. There go the Tin Man and the Lion. Now to Murtagh, Claire’s Scarecrow.
  30. Settle down, Jamie. Don’t want to go into battle with a stiffy.
  31. If I were Claire, I’d be puking all over as soon as they were out the door. My gut can’t take this.
  32. Bonnie Prince Mark Me went along? Silly fop.outlander-exclusive-ss02
  33. Where’s Fergus?
  34. Oh geez, Ferg. Don’t be stupid.
  35. Seriously, Charles? You’re as bad as little Fergus.
  36. Mark me! DRINK!!ChVmoHoUkAAZFgl
  37. Claire’s her own kind of general. Leading her army of healers.
  38. Twitchy
  39. Do Jamie or Murtagh know Fergus is there?
  40. Slo-mo time!
  41. LMAO Sleepy sentry.  You’re in trouble!!
  42. You just can’t beat the element of surprise.
  43. Those red coats sure come in handy when fighting in the fog and needing to know who’s on which side.
  44. Thinking you’ve made the wrong decision, Fergie?
  45. Fuck you. Stand your own ground.
  46. Oh no. Is this where we lose Rupert?
  47. Good on you, Angus. I don’t care what you’ve promised BPC.  Friends come first.
  48. Rupert’s got a good layer of chub. That might help.
  49. Happy, victorious Jamie. And Murtagh.  Was that a smile?
  50. Too much for a little boy to take. Poor, sweet boy.
  51. Dougal.  Oh, Dougal.  Finish ‘em off.  Put ‘em out o’ their misery.
  52. Lt. Foster! Looks thinner.
  53. Oh my. I wasn’t as enamored with Lt. Foster as some were but that was cold, Doogs.
  54. See! Murtagh’s thinking like me. Protective blubber.
  55. Concussion Gus isn’t looking so good.
  56. Is this where the phrase “pissing contest” comes from?
  57. Oh shut the fuck up, Dougal.
  58. Oopsy! You got caught behaving badly.
  59. Jamie, my boy, you are indeed a verra quick thinker.
  60. Ingenious. Yeah, that’s what I meant.
  61. Rogue. Benevolence.  Do ye need a dictionary, Doog?
  62. Now THAT is a compliment. A plan worthy of Colum.
  63. Angus sounds rabid. Oh my god this is awful.
  64. Rupert is, I’m sure, part bear.
  65. Please let Rupert live. Please let Rupert live.  I can’t take losing Rupert now, too.
  66. “War tastes bitter no matter the outcome.” Good quote.
  67. Go lie back down, Rupert! You’re a terrible patient.
  68. He and Ross do a nice duet.



  1. Was that a preview for next week?
  2. WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH THAT PURPLE GOATEE?!?! Frickin’ scary.outlander-202-writer

My thoughts while watching Outlander episode 209 “Je Suis Prest”


  1. I love Fergus. Loved him in the book.  Love him in the show.  One of Diana’s greatest characters.  ❤
  2. I’ve missed Rupert’s voice so much!!! ❤
  3. Oh no! Willie!  Oh… that’s all.  Whew!  ❤
  4. Jamie is so pretty. ❤
  5. Love the way he says “’tis” like “tez.” ❤
  6. Drill Sergeant Murtagh. Waiting for him to go all “There’s only 2 things that come from the Highlands: steers and …” on them.  2016-06-04-11-50-42
  7. PTSD Flashback Claire
  8. Me likey the background mens choir singing.  ❤
  9. So, only 5 men in the Highlands know how to fight?
  10. OMG someone else said JHRC
  11. Hey, are you guys from Easy Company? General Sink, Colonel Winters, Bill Guernere? hqdefault
  12. Please flashback to the first time Jamie says “Je Suis Prest.” Please, please, please. giphy-1
  13. Tell him what you’re thinking about, dummy!
  14. Looks like the first day of band camp with a bunch of freshman.
  15. Jamie’s rockin’ Brian’s leather coat. ❤
  16. Is he going to yell FREEDOM!!! at the end of this speech?braveheart
  17. Hills sounds like hells.
  18. OMG Dougal’s moobs are flopping. Ew!!!!Outlander_2.09_je_suis_prest_fools_rush_in
  19. Don’t you guys know you’re supposed to use light blue war paint ala Mel Gibson?91aaeaf622bb08ccd99d6eb901a99805
  20. And clean that mud off yer face, uncle. Ye look ridiculous, ye wee smout.
  21. Now I can see my reflection in his shiny bald heid.
  22. Claire’s goin’ Greek on Dougal!
  23. LMAO!!!! Fuck yourself.
  24. What a beautiful place to set up camp and train. ❤
  25. Hollow Claire
  26. Ew nasty Angus toes! Trench foot.  Knew it.6f75f976625cfbb9a39ae679c75618d9
  27. We don’t want any Lt. Dan’s here! 5g265o
  28. Come on… Murtagh or Rupert to the rescue. No?
  29. Yay! Jamie looks tall for a change.
  30. In-charge Jamie is hot!
  31. Doh! Dougie’s busted down to sentry duty.
  32. Pukey passout Claire
  33. Ambush!
  34. And all the while Frank was in a comfy office.
  35. I have seen shit you 18th century n00bs can never imagine.
  36. Jamie’s looking hot again.  This episode is chock full of Jamie hotness.
  37. I can’t stay and I can’t go. I’ll just stay here and be jittery.
  38. A Dragonfly in Amber!
  39. You’ll never be alone again… even if it means 20 years of misery with Dr. Boring.
  40. Haven’t seen Jamie piss on a wall since early in Season 1.
  41. Oh my. Is this Not-Yet-Lord John Gray?  Not how I pictured it happening.  I pictured them in a forest.Outlander-Je-Suis-Prest-2x09-promotional-picture-outlander-2014-tv-series-39667186-1800-1200
  42. Oh yes please do the scene! Go, Claire, go!
  43. Lmao at the faces of the guys who don’t know what she’s up to.
  44. Hahaha The looks between J&C!
  45. Why not just call him John from the start?
  46. Lol Claire is so good with her “acting.” At least they didn’t bare her breast.
  47. Oh, you’ll meet again. And again and again.
  48. This episode is so much better than the last one.
  49. Show ‘em your nasty back. 6 lashes ain’t nothing.  Love taps compared to the damage wrought by BJR.
  50. Nice war paint.
  51. Jamie looks hot in war paint. Murtagh just looks scary.  But Jamie reminds me of Mathias Nygard in full Turisas regalia.tumblr_lroqzkO9uz1qe1utko1_1280
  52. We be burnin’ yer wheelz.
  53. I’ve burnt stuff. I’m horny.  Let me get war paint on your face.
  54. I like their rustic abode. Too bad they have to leave it.
  55. The singing sounds like Latin or Hebrew or Native American, not Gaelic.
  56. Bigger camp.
  57. How nice, throwing your dear uncle a bone. Wait til he meets that fop.


Post episode:

  1. Ron Moore is a good looking man.
  2. I love you a lil bit too, Matt Roberts.

My thoughts while watching Outlander episode 207 “Faith”


  1. I will not cry. I will not cry.  I will not cry.
  2. Brianna should sound more American, not British.  Or is that a snooty 1950s Boston aristocrat accent a la Charles Emerson Winchester III (M*A*S*H)?
  3. Monsieur Forez was there? Time for a reread of DIA.
  4. Wtf does a heron have to do with this?
  5. 18th century private hospital room = bed with curtains
  6. Oh, Cait, you are so good.
  7. Mother Hildegarde named her?
  8. Bouton rocks
  9. Master Raymond looks like one of the sand people from Star Wars.
  10. I like how they did the blue light. Less sci-fi than I pictured it in the book.
  11. Yay! The blue aura = Madonna explanation.
  12. Cat with 9 lives.  Cat o’ 9 tails.  What he whipped Jamie with.  Reference.
  13. I know Claire’s going thru hell, but I’m still mad at her for being so pissed at Jamie. If only you knew what that monster did, Claire!
  14. Oh, Fergus, you sweet boy, acting as protector, as Jamie’s proxy.
  15. Suck it up, Suzette. Take a cue from Magnus.
  16. I need a Fergus. (To go with the Murtagh that I also need.)
  17. How emotionally draining was this on Cait? OMG
  18. A child to comfort. Fergus you are so well placed.
  19. Tell her, Fergus! I know it’s not how the book goes.
  20. A talent for stealing. Lol
  21. My stomach just flipped over.
  22. Don’t show it. Please don’t show it.
  23. Jamie to the rescue!
  24. Go, Jamie, go! Kill!  Kill!  Kill!
  25. I demand a duel?  Lame. Come on, Jamie.  Just kill him outright.
  26. So now you know, Claire.
  27. Mercurial.  Good word.
  28. Damn! Mother Hildegarde is no shrinking violet.
  29. The green dress!
  30. The library. Also beautiful.
  31. Claire’s thought bubble: My husband has seen you poop.
  32. Hot chocolate, madame, before I take my pleasure with you in exchange for your husband’s freedom?
  33. King Louis has piggy lips.
  34. Don’t woo me, Louie. Just get it over with.
  35. Your brown hairline is showing. Fix your wig.
  36. He’s icky but it could be worse. It could be Prince Charlie.
  37. Nice room. You’re still icky.
  38. Claire’s thought bubble: A witch trial again? Wtf, 18th century?  W.T.F.
  39. Comte doesn’t look smug for a change. I like it.
  40. I’m sorry I tried to kill you.  Twice.  Please spare my life.  Oh, goddamit.
  41. Oh, Claire. You must be loving this.
  42. Thank you, Jamie, for making me La Dame Blanche. Power!
  43. Oh, hey, wait. The comte speaks English.
  44. King hands!
  45. Comte no likey snakes.
  46. Forez’s face is perfect! Lol  He looks like Little Steven (VanZandt) as Silvio in The Sopranos.  Always scowling.
  47. Be not afraid, Raymond. You know it’s gonna suck but you won’t die.
  48. Love, love, love that she gave it to Raymond first so the comte could watch.
  49. How did it change color?!
  50. Oh, Raymond. Very nice.
  51. “Oh well.” That’s all you can come up with?
  52. Good acting, Comte. Love the tears.
  53. King Louis thought bubble: Please do not soil The King’s floor as you expire, Comte.
  54. King hands!
  55. Another Wizard of Oz reference!!
  56. Oh, hello, King. I’d hoped you were done with me.
  57. Death arouses The King.
  58. The King is a 3 pump chump. Lol
  59. Claire’s thought bubble: OK. That wasn’t too bad.  Quick and easy.
  60. King hands say: I’m done. You may go now.
  61. Alrighty then. I’ll just take my orange because I don’t want to get scurvy, and leave.
  62. Jamie’s home!
  63. Jamie needs a bath and a laundress.
  64. Black mourning gown?
  65. Jamie sounded 100 years old just now. Like he hadn’t spoken at all in the Bastille.
  66. Holy raggedy beard, Batman!
  67. Sorry.  You’ve been through a lot but you must see why Jamie fought BJR.  Forgive, eh?
  68. Shouldn’t Faith be smaller? I thought she was only 20-something weeks.
  69. Her eyes were slanted a bit, like yours. In the book.
  70. I think if I was going to cry, it would be now. I’m not.  I’m safe.
  71. Hey, Louise. What’s shakin’?
  72. The shallow bitch does indeed have a heart and is a good friend.
  73. No, you can’t put your filthy, shallow, Prince-fucking, whore hands on my precious angel.
  74. Oh, I see the red hair! Awww!
  75. I love that Louise and Mother handled her like a live baby. Very nice.
  76. Again, Cait. You are a gem.  Such acting.
  77. Jamie looks thin.
  78. Um, Claire, you know the duel didn’t cause your miscarriage, right?
  79. It’s not your fault either, Claire.
  80. The forgiveness line from the creek again!
  81. You told him about the king.  Flat out.  Like that.  You’re a cold bitch.
  82. Claire, honey. Nice, clean 3 pump chump is nothing compared to what Jamie endured for you.
  83. Together.
  84. Yeah, Claire. People didn’t get divorced in 1740-something.
  85. Yay! Home to Scotland!  Totally worth fucking the king.
  86. But you can’t have 11 apostle spoons! You’ve messed up the set!
  87. Still no tears from me. Either I’m a cold-hearted bitch or you’re all wusses.


Next week…

  1. Oh, hey, Jenny.
  2. Now my grandpa wants to fuck my wife.  WTF, people?  I know she’s hot but come on already!


My thoughts while watching Outlander episode 201

  1. Shouldn’t she be more pregnant?
  2. I like what they did with the theme song.
  3. Die, Frank!  Die!
  4. Loving her bitchiness, ignoring Frank
  5. Good.  She sees the BJR in him.
  6. Yay!  Rev W.  Such a kindly man.
  7. And Mrs Graham. Kindly woman.
  8. Love Claire’s vocab. lol
  9. Omg I love Mrs G.  For believing Claire.
  10. Love the pale faces and colors. Or lack thereof.
  11. Claire’s thought bubble:  You are SO not Jamie.
  12. Ok.. maybe Frank’s not so bad. Just boring old Frank.
  13. I like him much more as Frank than as BJR.
  14. Ew. Tobias has British teeth. Gross.
  15. P-p-p-pregnant. Yeah, Frankie boy.  Whoops. There goes your inner BJR.
  16. Ok. Tobias is a good actor. Still think he’s unattractive. And Frank’s boring. And BJR… of course.
  17. Didn’t men have any different clothes in the 40s besides 3 piece suits?
  18. WEE ROGER!!!!
  19. 2 years. I thought she was gone 3.
  20. Flog.
  21. Were Claire/Cait’s eyebrows always so sparse?
  22. Cait, you’re breaking my heart.
  23. Leave the past behind. Now I have the Fates Warning song in my head.
  24. Don’t you dare take off Jamie’s ring!
  25. What’s the other ring?
  26. Burning it?!  It should be in a museum!
  27. Pan Am
  28. Skyscrapers
  29. Oh thank god we’re back to Jamie.
  30. And Claire’s happy
  31. Lol but not Murtagh.
  32. Poor PTSD Jamie.
  33. “Fronce.”  British accents are silly.
  34. Omg he’s so cute. Frank is such a stuffy old man in comparison.
  35. Indeed. What the hell ARE you going to tell Murtagh?
  36. Perceptive Murtagh.
  37. Mmmmm Jamie hair.
  38. Those back scars sure come in handy.
  39. Oh Jamie, my lad, you are a wheeler dealer.
  40. Oh no. Here comes small pox dude.
  41. The comte’s face looks fake.
  42. Our Claire. Speaking the truth and making enemies everywhere she goes.

Outlander Stars Reveal What’s New in Season 2

I love these two together even when they’re not Jamie and Claire. When Sam spoke, Cait looked at him and politely paid attention to what he was saying and then he did the same for her. They are both charming, polite, and respectful.  Can’t help but love them!

And they’re both nice to look at.  😉  Love her dress.  Wish I could see the lower part of it.  Hopefully we’ll get a standing pic of her in it another day.

I saved someone’s life today

I’m re-posting this from my other blog site.

Update: “Al” called “Joe” today.  He apologized and said he was very embarrassed.  He also called “Sally” and told her he needed to take a few days off.  This is good news.  This shows that he’s planning for the future, to be at work soon, if nothing else.  The detective was also kind enough to call Joe and fill him in as best he could given privacy issues.  Highly appreciated.

Please note that no matter who you are, what you’re going through, or who you might think won’t care or notice that you’re gone, chances are that there are people who care, will miss you (this guy only had about 2 hours leeway before panic set in), want to help you, and won’t judge you.  Please don’t let the unnecessary and misunderstood stigma of mental illness stop you from asking for help.