We're all a little freaked out, angry, confused, divided and unsure about the future. Not exactly fertile ground for a feel-good blog that generally tries to make thoughtful but lighthearted observations about life in Sconnie Nation. Here I sit.
I got my first hostile comment from a crabby anonymous after my last post, so that was a very exciting new twist after four years of blogging. I started to consider my response to the comment and then contemplated briefly that while my blog is not a plutocracy like Wisconsin, it is a monarchy and I'm the queen... so I just deleted it.
My kids have returned to school with a renewed energy after boredom had set in with their time off protesting and sleeping at the Capitol and watching reruns of Jersey Shore. Teachers and kids in catch-up mode is a good thing in the winter doldrums of February and early March. There's energy in the air and it's unsettling but at least it's something to feel. Usually, we're deep in our frozen cups by now just hunkering in hopes for spring.
|Cookies for the Oscar party sent by beloved NYC uncles to offset the drama in our own lives|
|It really shouldn't be a surprise that I immediately tucked into Colin Firth|
|In homage to my friend Karen, we played Oscar bingo and of course she was with me so I won|