Weekend Love March 28

My husband started a new job recently, and they are working him like crazy.  He put in 80 hours last week, and will finish this week out with 84, having worked 14 days straight.  I am so thankful he works so hard. But I want my husband back!

He did get out a little early this week so we could watch a press screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  My thoughts on that will be up next week).

Tom used to own a comic book shop, and he is loving the new Marvel movie line and how they all tie together.  I gets lots of little side tidbits about character’s pasts and alternate universes and parallel story lines.  My favorites are the ones who aren’t really superheroes/mutants/gods at all, but normal humans who are just really good at what they do.  Black Widow, I’m looking at you.  (OK let’s be honest. My MOST favorite is Loki, of course.)


This Week on the Web

Get ready for April Fool’s day with this easy craft prank.

50 Meatless Meals for Lent. We still have a few weeks to go!

It’s been a month of losses among family and friends this March. Here’s how to Help When Someone Is Hurting (hint: don’t offer to help. Just start helping.)

Monopoly House Rules!  Hasbro is going to issue a special edition. What was your favorite house rule?  Mine is “Land on Go, get $500.”  Share in the comments!


This Week in Real Life

Enjoy Life: Go Fly a Kite. You know you want to!

Clean the House: Change out your air filters for a breath of fresh air- and to make sure you trap incoming pollen.

Cook Something New: Easy 2 ingredient snack bites, great for Lent if you’ve given up sugar but still want something sweet.

Read the Classics: The Kite Runner*

I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the
winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud
wall, peeking into the alley near the frozen creek. That was a long time ago,
but it’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can
bury it. Because the past claws its way out. Looking back now, I realize I have
been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.

Have a lovely weekend!

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I love comments. Tell me what you think!

  • Robyn March 28, 2014, 5:17 pm

    We recently bought classic Monopoly to play with my oldest, and in researching the game (I was TRYING to find out how to use the new foresortened cash tray, with the answer being HAHA YOU FOOL, JOKE’S ON YOU)—anyway, in researching the game I found that house rules (especially extra money for landing on Free Parking or Go) just needlessly prolong the game. With the extra money, it takes forever for anybody to go bankrupt, and really that’s the only way to end the game: for everyone but one player to go bankrupt. Monopoly games are already so long that I think I’m a convert to the “no house-rule rule.”

  • Kristin March 30, 2014, 9:48 pm

    When someone asks me how I like working my crazy hours, I just smile… :) I’d much rather be busy than bored!

  • Tanmay Roy April 3, 2014, 7:28 am

    Gonna enjoy Go Fly a Kite.


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